Avalon Waterways Joins CLIA

Several Viking River Cruises itineraries were cited by one agent as examples of fulfilling clients’ desires for something “more than the typical Danube River cruise.”

The small ship cruise company, Avalon Waterways, has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Colorado-based company has 37 offices worldwide and offers river and small ship cruises in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galapagos.

Two Avalon ships in the European fleet, the Avalon Affinity and Avalon Creativity, debuted this summer, and two new ships, the Avalon Luminary and Avalon Felicity, will debut in 2010, bringing the European fleet total to 10.

”We look forward to working with CLIA and its member agencies to showcase the many reasons river cruising is the fastest growing segment in the industry,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways. 

Avalon Waterways represents CLIA's 25th member line.