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Avalon Waterways offer best-value river deals for 2024

Cruise lines highlight 2024 river deals with $4000 savings pp

Major lines have lined up an array of best-value river deals for 2024 sailings to entice cruisers to explore some of the world's storied waterways. 

WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Jul 16 2024
Cocktail function

You’re invited to an exclusive Event at The Langham Hotel

Get a 15% discount and your last chance to attend The River Cruise Showcase Event at the five-star Langham Sydney.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jul 15 2024
Qantas Perth to Paris Flights

River cruisers cheer Qantas’s direct Perth to Paris flights – will is bring prices down?

Qantas has launched direct flights from Australia to France for the first time.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jul 15 2024
AmaWaterways on a river cruise to Rhine

Sail away with 20% savings on AmaWaterways 2025 cruises

AmaWaterways offering special savings to celebrate its 22 years of operations.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jul 15 2024
Bicycle tourist among vineyards in Austria Wachau wine region. Donauradweg bicycle way (Danube River Bicycle Route) near Spitz.

Waltz along the Danube with author Christopher Moore on Avalon Waterways’ Storyteller cruise

It’s not often you get the chance to rub shoulders with best-selling author Christopher Moore who will host his storyteller cruise on the legendary Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest in October next year.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jul 11 2024
Sun Woman Tourist

Chase the sun with these 5 hot river cruises

Baby, it’s cold outside, but on the other side of the world, glorious sunny days are to be enjoyed. We uncover the top 5 best river cruises to chase the winter sun from Brahmaputra to Zambezi.

WORDS BY Daisy Melwani . Jul 2 2024
cocktails and canapes

Your exclusive invite to cocktails and the best river cruise deals

Cruise Passenger is holding fabulous cocktails and high tea events on July 31 with the River Cruise Collective at the luxury Langham Hotel in Sydney - and you're invited.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 1 2024
river cruising magazine

Read our new river cruise magazine – buy or subscribe today

Our new River Cruise magazine has all the news

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 18 2024