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Avalon Waterways

With more than 80 years’ experience in travel, Avalon Waterways offers some of the world’s most luxurious river cruise holidays. Whether it’s sailing along the delightful Danube River, visiting Europe’s most cosmopolitan towns and cities or meandering through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, Avalon river cruises offer the ideal way to take in some of Europe’s most attractive and appealing destinations on truly unforgettable adventures.

- Sightseeing tours in every port of call

- Full board a la carte dining on board with wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner

- Gratuities, transfers and port charges

- Complimentary Wi-Fi

- Luxury river cruise experience


Avalon Waterways has one of the world’s youngest fleets, all boasting contemporary designs and a wonderfully luxurious ambience. Along with the finest facilities, a complete range of modern facilities and incredibly spacious staterooms, on Avalon river cruise ships, you’ll discover all the amenities of a world-class hotel and the largest staterooms on Europe’s rivers.


As well as cruising in complete comfort and luxury, you can look forward to the finest cuisine, the most attentive service and perfectly planned excursions. Avalon cruises have a reputation for quality and service that the line has built up over the years, so it comes as no surprise that it has won many awards during its lifetime.

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Welcome Back Credit Program


With the Globus family of brands, you not only go beyond the ordinary, you can also see more of the world more often! With the Avalon Welcome Back Credit, the more you travel, the more credit you earn toward future vacations. You can easily redeem your Welcome Back Credit towards a future Avalon Waterways river cruise, or use your credit to experience a Globus or Cosmos tour.

How You Earn: While you’re enjoying your trip, you’re earning valuable Welcome Back Credits to use on a future cruise.

What You Earn: The credit amount is based on the overall value of your trip, from a £100 - £225 credit per person.

How You Redeem: Upon returning home, visit to activate your Welcome Back Credit. Only after activated are they ready for use toward a new trip.

Once activated, you’re on the doorstep of your next dream destination! Simply shop and book your next Globus family of brands trip within two years of the credit issue date, and your Welcome Back Credit value is applied to your next holiday. The best part is your credits combine with most promotions and deals.

The Fine Print: The Welcome Back Credit is awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands holidays. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands holiday (excluding Custom Tours and Avalon Charters). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future holiday with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Passenger must activate redemption credit prior to redemption. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs. Avalon promotional late deals have restricted conditions so please check with a Travel Advisor to ensure Welcome Back Credit can be redeemed. Credit must be applied before final payment on a future booking. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All laws and regulations apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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