Enrichment Personalization First Time Cruising? Globus Family of Brands
Having the most thoughtfully designed, newest ships in the industry isn’t the only advantage of Avalon. We tailor experiences too. Our handpicked Cruise Directors and local guides in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galápagos Islands are the best in the business.
Avalon’s inspired, 360-degree, Panoramic Cruise experience affords travelers the chance to immerse themselves into a destination and culture thanks to award-winning land programs and world-class guides. Our Egyptologists (along the Nile), Naturalists (in the Galápagos), Cruise Directors (in Europe and China) and special guest lecturers also offer them a vast onboard educational program, giving cruisers the chance to soak in the history and culture of a region as they drift from village to village or island to island.
It’s not easy to be an expert on everywhere. Thanks to Avalon’s relationship with Globus – an award-winning tour company more than 80 years of experience – and 200 support staff on the ground in 65 countries around the world, our cruisers are privy to the best, all-inclusive land programs available.
We transform tourists into travelers and storytellers and help them truly experience each destination with guided sightseeing in every port (complete with headsets), daily port lectures, VIP access into key destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and Tour Directors.
For those interested in exploring each port on two wheels, in 2011, Avalon Waterways is partnering with local companies specializing in bike rentals, to provide cruisers the chance to test their balance and drive their personal enrichment, from the comfort of a bicycle.