Avalon expands to India with Ganges cruises

For 2019, Avalon Waterways has packaged Ganges River cruises in several itineraries. For the cruise portion, guests board the 56-passenger Ganges Voyager for a six-day, roundtrip cruise from Kolkata. The cruise heads north from Kolkata to visit Kalna, where passengers will take a rickshaw ride to the historic terracotta temple complex, and smaller villages where they willContinue reading “Avalon expands to India with Ganges cruises”

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River cruising still riding high

After the challenges the river cruise industry faced in 2016, it was hard to tell whether the once-booming travel style had lost its momentum entirely or was merely suffering a temporary setback. Towards the end of last year, however, it appeared river cruising was on the rebound, with the lines reporting a robust return ofContinue reading “River cruising still riding high”

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River cruise ‘can rival ocean in five years’

by Natasha Salmon River cruise suppliers should “learn from the mistakes” of their ocean cruise counterparts to grow trade and consumer awareness, delegates at the Clia River Cruise Conference in Amsterdam were told. Giles Hawke, chief executive of Avalon Waterways and Cosmos Tours, said he believed river cruising was currently 10 years behind ocean cruisingContinue reading “River cruise ‘can rival ocean in five years’”

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