Awards & Accolades

Condé Nast Traveler

2016
Readers’ Choice Award – Top River Cruise Line (Avalon)

2015
Top River Ships Finalist - #5 (Avalon)

2013
Top 40 River-Cruise Ships

2012
Top 40 River-Cruise Ships

Cruise Critic

2016
Best Cabins in River Cruising (Avalon)

2015
Best Cabins in River Cruising (Avalon)

Money

2017
Best River Cruise Lines (Gold) (Avalon)

Shermans Cruise

2016
The 9 Best River Cruise Ships in Europe (Avalon Tapestry II)

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

2013
Top River Cruise Lines - #6 (Avalon)

2011
Top River Cruise Lines - #5 (Avalon)
Top River Cruising for Families - #5 (Avalon)

USA Today

2016
USA Today 10 Best-Readers’ Choice, Best River Cruise Line (#4)

U.S. News & World Report

2016
Top River Cruise for 2016 (Avalon – Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River)

Expedia CruiseShipCenters

2014
Overall Tour Partner of the Year (US & Canada)

Leisure Group Travel Readers’ Choice Awards

2013
Favorite Tour Operator Gold Award (GFOB)

Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

2017
Best Tour Operator to Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to North America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Africa/Middle East (Globus)
Best Travel Agent Support – Tour Operator (Globus)

2016
Best Tour Operator to Latin America (Globus)
Best Travel Agent Support – Tour Operator (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Africa/Middle East (Globus)

2015
Best Tour Operator to Latin America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Asia (Globus)
Best Travel Agent Support – Tour Operator (Globus)

2014
Best Tour Operator to US/Canada (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Africa (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to the Middle East (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Latin America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Asia (Globus)

2013
Best Tour Operator to Latin America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator to Asia (Globus)

2012
Best Tour Operator to Europe (Globus) Best Tour Operator to Asia (Globus)

Travel Age West WAVE Awards

2017
Best Escorted Tour Operator (GFOB)
Best Tour Operator, Middle East (GFOB)
Best Tour Operator Travel Agent Support (GFOB)

2016
Best Tour Operator US/Canada (Globus)
Best Travel Agent Support (GFOB)
Best Tour Operator, Central/South America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator, Escorted (Globus)

2015
Best Tour Operator, Central/South America (Globus)
Best Tour Operator, Escorted (Globus)
Best Tour Operator Europe (Globus)

2014
Best Tour Operator, Escorted (Globus)
Best Tour Operator, Central/South America (Globus)

2013
Best Tour Operator, Escorted (Globus)
Best Tour Operator, Central/South America (Globus)

2012
Best Tour Operator, Escorted (Globus)
Best Reservations Staff

travAlliancemedia Travel Leaders Awards

2012
Best Tour Operator Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator US & Canada (Globus)

Travel Pulse Travvy Awards

2017
Best Escorted Tour Operator, Asia (Gold) (Globus)
Best Escorted Tour Operator, Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific (Gold) (Globus)
Best Escorted Tour Operator, Adventure/Expedition (Gold) (Globus)
Best Escorted Tour Operator, Premium (Gold) (Globus)
Best Vacation Packager, Asia (Gold) (Monograms)
Best Vacation Packager, Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific (Gold) (Monograms)
Best Vacation Packager, LGBTQ (Monograms)

2016
Best Cruise Line, Europe (Avalon)
Best Escorted Tour Operator, Australia (Globus)
Best Tour Operator Europe (Globus)

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

2015
Cruise Marketing – TV Commercial (Avalon Waterways Video)

Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards

2016
Best Tour Operator, Escorted for Sales & Service
Best Tour Operator Asia/ Pacific (Globus)

2015
Best Tour Operator, Escorted for Sales & Service
Best Tour Operator Overall, Escorted
Best International Tour Operator (Globus)
Best Tour Operator Asia/ Pacific (Globus)

2014
Best Tour Operator Overall, Escorted
Best Tour Operator Asia/ Pacific (Globus)
Best International Tour Operator (Globus)

2013
Best Tour Operator Europe (Globus)
Best Tour Operator Asia/ Pacific (Globus)
Best International Tour Operator (Globus)

2012
Best Tour Operator Asia/ Pacific (Globus)
Best International Tour Operator (Globus)