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Sick of your WFH four walls? Want to trade views of brochures about river cruising for an actual luxury 15-day river cruise around Europe? We have just the competition for you, thanks to our amazing friends at Avalon Waterways and their new Avalon View Suite Ship! 

Sick of your WFH four walls? Want to trade views of brochures about river cruising for an actual luxury 15-day river cruise around Europe? We have just the competition for you, thanks to our amazing friends at Avalon Waterways and their new Avalon View Suite Ship! 

You know Avalon Waterways? Luxury river cruise company with award-winning ships? The ones in the Globus family of brands (GFOB)? Yeah… you do, they’ve been around 94 years, so how could you not!  

Avalon have sailed hundreds of thousands of guests across the best waterways of Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. They continually impress, thanks to their commitment to their guest experience and impressive fleet.  

While Avalon ships are all stunners, the Avalon View, the newest addition in the fam, blew the socks off our boss when he checked it out in April.  

Want to live the high life and win an incredible 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise? (Let’s be real, who wouldn’t??). Guess what? It’s super easy to enter to win! You can enter here or read on for more details.

The ‘View’ from the top 

Intimate experiences are on-trend for the post-pandemic traveller – which suits Avalon’s commitment to an elevated and personalised cruising experience.  

Their small, modern luxury ships have fewer passengers (most ships accommodate an average of 150 guests), ensuring an unrivalled onboard experience. It firmly places Avalon at the top of the market no matter where they sail.  

Common feedback for guests aboard an Avalon cruise includes how they have mastered the perfect blend of elegance, special touches, and guest-to-crew ratio (it’s 3:1). Avalon deliver this fine balance without losing the fun and enrichment of the destinations they visit. It’s a skill!  

A ‘View’ to kill (for) 

Okay, maybe it’s a little dramatic to use that 1985 James Bond title to talk about Avalon’s point of difference – their Panorama Suite views! But seriously! With wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, the fine scenery you’re cruising past comes right into the room. And the industry’s only open-air balconies invite the world’s greatest waterway scenery even further in!  

Hear the sounds of the river from the decadent Comfort Collection beds or watch the ever-changing scenery from your spacious sitting area without feeling cramped or claustrophobic.

Avalon’s boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama Suites doesn’t compromise on space either to have these incredible features.

Come into ‘View’  

If your focus has been more home-based travel for the past two years, it won’t hurt to bring back into ‘View’ the vast choice that Avalon weaves across every aspect of their cruising experience.  

Choice and Avalon go together like European rivers and historical monuments. With a variety of excursions – Classic, Active, Discovery – guests get the river cruise they want, not the cookie-cutter version some exec has decided they should have.  

Avalon also run exciting special interest cruises, including Christmas-themed sailings! And for those juggling a work or family trip with vacay days, Avalon’s Taster Cruises are ideal. At eight days or less, you can skip the waterway FOMO (it’s a thing) by booking a shorter cruise. 

Avalon’s Active and Discovery river cruises truly accommodate the point of ‘view’ that no two travellers are alike and allow you to tailor your holiday accordingly. 

Want to paddle the waterways as well as sail them? Like to use some pedal power to experience an area from a new perspective? From interactive to energetic, it’s all possible with Avalon’s Active and Discovery cruises. 

A more recent addition to the Australian and New Zealand traveller’s world ‘view’ is the need for heightened safety when overseas. Avalon’s above-standard procedures ensure every guest can sail in complete confidence, thanks to their enhanced safety protocols.  

Point of ‘View’ 

While your clients are already going to have a trip of a lifetime with Avalon Waterways, it doesn’t hurt to upgrade their point of ‘view’ on when to book with a little incentive, right? 

This is why you need to know the deets on GFOB’s partnership with Qantas Frequent Flyer. Not only will your clients earn Qantas Points on their next Avalon Waterways cruise, but if they book by the 20th of July 2022, they’ll get double points! 

That’s four points per $1 spent. Plus, this sweet promo is combinable with all GFOB’s current offers! Click here for more details.  

Win a world ‘View’ 

Thanks to Avalon Waterways, your dreams of a different ‘view’ can come true with 1st prize scoring you a 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise, including: 

  • 15 days/14 nights sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest 
  • Spacious Panorama Suite with open-air balcony 
  • Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine and beer with lunch & dinner 
  • Choice of included daily onshore excursions, from immersive experiences and active adventures to sightseeing with expert local guides 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and gratuities 

Runner-up prizes include picture-perfect views closer to home with a scenic helicopter ride, a dinner voucher for 2, or a winery tour.

To throw your (sailor’s) hat in the ring and enter, in 25 words or less, describe your perfect ‘view’ from an Avalon Panorama Suite before 22 August. Don’t forget to get creative!  

Hint: check out Avalon’s 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise itinerary; picture yourself soaking in the ‘View’ along this inspired route. Or check out the Avalon View’s deck info and write imagined scenarios aboard her beauty.  

Not a wordsmith? You can up your ante by submitting a photo representation, too! Use props, dress up, whatever you like, but whatever you do, don’t be boring! 

Remember, you’ve got to be in it, to win it! All entries will be judged on their creative merits by the GFOB team and they can’t judge the entry you never hit send on! 

Exchange of ‘Views’ 

Want to exchange your ‘view’ that selling Avalon is great and that you’d like to hop aboard (metaphorically speaking for now)? Get in touch ASAP – sales@globusfamily.com.au! 

You can also ‘view’ the full range of Globus family of brands products here

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