Avalon Waterways

A part of the Globus family of brands, and backed by 85 years of travel expertise, Avalon Waterways offers inspired designs, innovative technologies, key features and services throughout our entire fleet to deliver an experience unlike any other.

In 2013, the Panorama, Vista & Visionary will be joined by two equally impressive ships: the Avalon Expression & Artistry II. These stunning Suite Ships will grace the waters of the Rhine and Danube respectively – featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the entire suite into an Open-Air Balcony.

Avalon’s innovative cruise options now include enticing new cruises through northern Holland, Austria, Central Europe, and Germany as well as a new cruise along the Yangtze River.


Flagship Itinerary

  • Magnificent Europe – 15 days between Amsterdam and Budapest


2013 Fleet

  • Total of 18 ships across Egypt, Asia & The Galapagos
  • Up to 170 pax on European ships


Airline Partners

  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Etihad


New for 2013

  • 2 new Suite ships in Europe – Avalon Expression & Artistry II
  • 6 new itineraries & one new theme cruise in Europe
  • 2 new ships in China – Century Paragon & Legend
  • Choice of excursions, dining options & sightseeing paces



  • Primarily 60+ age group
  • Shifting to a younger demographic, primarily within the Australian market



  • Europe: March – December
  • Egypt: January – December
  • Asia: April – December
  • Southeast Asia: January – December



  • Outside staterooms with hotel-style beds
  • Open-Air and French Balconies on European ships


Dining & Beverages

  • All meals are included
  • Complimentary regional beer and wine served with dinner in Europe
  • Choice of dining venues
  • Champagne breakfasts in Europe
  • Self serve beverage station with complimentary coffee and tea



  • All meals whilst cruising
  • Port charges
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director & Crew
  • Intra-tour flights & taxes (Egypt, Asia and The Galapagos)
  • Local guided sightseeing
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Food, wine, beer and chocolate tastings


Passenger Loyalty Program

  • Journey’s Club (members receive 5% off any Globus family of brands tour)