Including Flexible Booking and Travel Options

June 10, 2021 Update

Avalon is happy to announce the return of our European river cruises for travelers from the United States beginning on July 20, 2021.  Below is our planned start date with a limited roll-out of select cruises per river:

  • Seine - July 20
  • Rhine - August 7
  • Danube - August 10
  • Rhône - August 31
  • Moselle - September 10

For a listing of specific 2021 cruises in operation, click below.

Guests impacted by European sailings that have been suspended will be contacted by their Travel Advisor or by Avalon Waterways with options for rebooking. 

For other destinations, Avalon Waterways has continued suspension of operations through July 31, 2021 for guests from the U.S.   Given these circumstances, Avalon Waterways continues our program designed to give our travelers flexibility when considering their travel plans.

Through this program, Avalon is allowing guests with bookings on any suspended travel dates to move dates easily and without incurring cancellation fees, land or airline penalties*.

You are free to move your booking on any suspended cruise to any Globus family of brands (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways) vacation for any destination. If you are not ready to choose your new vacation, the full value paid to us will be provided via a Letter of Credit, redeemable for any future departure through 2022, and is transferrable.

To make the transition easier, this program includes an additional bonus credit. This bonus credit of up to $200 per person will be in addition to your Letter of Credit, redeemable for any future travel through 2022:

  • Bonus credit of $200 for Avalon Waterways
  • Bonus credit of $100 for Globus
  • Bonus credit of $50 for Cosmos, Escapes by Globus & Monograms

To decline this offer and cancel, those with departures through July 31, 2021 must advise us by June 9, 2021**.

And for added flexibility for future travel plans, we’re also offering a Peace of Mind Travel Plan, allowing you to move your 2021 or 2022 booking to any other date, departure or brand up until your final payment date. Click here for details.

* Peace of Mind Travel Plan offer valid for departures through July 31, 2021. Refund in the form of a Letter of Credit, redeemable for travel departing by December 31, 2022. The new booking bonus will be in addition to the Letter of Credit amount. Letters of Credit not redeemable for cash and bonus amount not transferrable. Only one booking bonus per person can be applied per reservation. Suspended departures through July 31 may retain past promotional offers if rebooked by June 9, 2021.  Changes in airfare may apply, and the new booking is subject to any increase in vacation price for 2021 and 2022 travel. Offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply.

** Cancellation refund for suspended 2021 departures follow our trip cancellation procedure, including refund of monies paid to the Globus family of brands equal to the amount paid on your original booking. Departures July 1-31, 2021 must be advised by June 9, 2021 to receive a refund. Refunds may take up to 6 weeks for processing.