Avalon Waterways (Globus) River Cruises
Avalon Waterways River Cruises are brought to you by the Globus Family of Brands. Avalon Waterways sets the standard in river and small-ship cruising with the newest fleet, the most included shore excursions, the widest range of choices and extraordinary itineraries. Experienced travelers agree that an Avalon Waterways (Globus) river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to discover a destination. Avalon Waterways offers river-cruise itineraries in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galapagos Islands. *Save up to 50% on select itineraries. Our cruises have amazing low prices. Please call or submit a quote request for details.
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Review: Active And Discovery On The Danube With Avalon Waterways
Active and Discovery on the Danube can be as active or leisurely as you like! Explore the art, food and history of Europe with Avalon Waterways.
Review: Danube Dreams With Avalon Waterways
From the Golden City of Prague to the Pearl of the Danube in Budapest, Danube Dreams with Avalon Waterways is an experience not to be missed!
Review: Central European Experience With Avalon Waterways
This Central European Experience with Avalon will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to Remich on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.
Review: Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Avalon Waterways
My “Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine with Avalon Waterways” certainly lived up to its namesake. Read more about the sights, food and experiences!
Review: Festive Season On The Legendary Danube With Avalon Waterways
Festive Season on the Legendary Danube with Avalon Waterways is the perfect 10 day river cruise from Prague to Budpest, with tours of iconic sites.
Review: Active And Discovery On The Rhine With Avalon Waterways
This was our first time on an Active and Discovery on the Rhine with Avalon Waterways cruise and it was a memorable experience.
Review: Romantic Rhine With Avalon Waterways
If you’re looking for ease and convenience when traveling-especially with family, I highly recommend the Romantic Rhine with Avalon.
Review: Active Discovery On The Rhine With Avalon Waterways
Active Discovery itinerary offers action-packed adventures and interactive discoveries of all kinds so travelers can choose their own Avalon excursions.
What’s New With Cruising In 2019?
Every year, cruise lines introduce the latest and greatest- be it new itineraries, new ports, new ships, or even new trends. Be on the lookout for what’s new with cruising in 2019.
Review: Burgundy And Provence With Avalon Waterways
Burgundy And Provence With Avalon Waterways sees the best cities in France. See why river cruising is our traveler’s favorite way to see the world!
Avalon Waterways (Globus) Promotions
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- Single supplement waived on select 2020 Mekong or Ganges river cruisesMention Promo Code: PR2313
- Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat TravelersMention Promo Code: PR2504
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Hygiene and Safety Protocols - Avalon Waterways (Globus) River Cruises
Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.
It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.
New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:
- Social distancing throughout embarkation
- Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
- Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)
FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:
In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.
BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:
New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:
- Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
- Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
- Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
- Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
- Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required
NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:
- Electrostatic disinfecting systems
- UV disinfecting systems
TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:
Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:
- More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
- Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
- Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
- All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
- Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas
COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:
Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:
- Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
- Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
- Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
- Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
- Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
- Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
- Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene
FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:
Ensuring a healthy crew, including:
- Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
- Daily temperature checks
- Social distancing in crew living quarters
- Regular health screenings
Great trip for cultural experiences with local people, customs and way of life.
Avalon River Cruise was wonderful. Accommodations, meals and crew were all amazing. The only negative was the bus tours to the Christmas Markets which falls on the tour guides. They did not take into consideration the passengers ability to keep up with the tour and spent too much time on other aspects of the tour and rushed us through the markets. Would be better if the bus dropped us off and the markets and let us walk around and tell us up front a meeting place to return to the ship.
Our river cruise was excellent especially visiting Omaha Beach which was the highlight of the whole experience. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world. The food was superb and our room was very comfortable.
Love Avalon river cruises. This was our third and we love it!!
The ship is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Avalon seems to attract a very friendly and social group of travelers. It is also welcoming to the solo traveler.