The World's Most Awarded Tour Operator

When you’ve been showing the world to travelers for more than nine decades, people take notice. It’s not just our travelers who rave about the Globus experience. Year after year, we are [$honore]d to be recognized by our esteemed colleagues in the travel industry as well. But our greatest reward is the smile on each and every Globus guest. That means the world to us!

    Travel Weekly

    2020

    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall 

    2019

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2018

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2017

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service

    2016

    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Central & South America 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service 
    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2015

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Overall 
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted, Sales & Service
    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator Escorted, Overall
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best International Tour Operator

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific
    • Best International Tour Operator

    2012

    • Best International Tour Operator 
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2011

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2010

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2009

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    2008

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2007

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2006

    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2005

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best International Tour Operator
    • Best Tour Operator, Asia / Pacific

    2004

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe

    Recommend Readers Choice Award

    2019

    • Best Tour Operator to Europe
    • Best Tour Operator to US/Canada

    2018

    • Best Tour Operator to Europe

    2017

    • Best Tour Operator to Europe
    • Best Tour Operator to US/Canada
    • Best Tour Operator to Africa
    • Best Tour Operator to the Middle East

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator to Europe
    • Best Tour Operator to US/Canada
    • Best Tour Operator to Africa
    • Best Tour Operator to the Middle East
    • Best Tour Operator to Latin America
    • Best Tour Operator to Asia

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator to Latin America

    1999-2013

    • Best Tour Operator to Europe

    2007-2013

    •  Best Tour Operator to Asia

    Travel Age West Wave Awards

    2015

    • Best Tour Operator, Europe
    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2014

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2013

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best Tour Operator, Central/South America

    2012

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted

    2011

    • Best Tour Operator, Escorted
    • Best New River Cruise Ship (Avalon Luminary)

    2010

    • Best Tour Operator

    2009

    • Best Tour Operator
    • Best New River Cruise Ship (Avalon Scenery)
    • "Editor's Pick" for Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising (Avalon Waterways)

    2008

    •  Best Tour Operator Europe
    • "Editor's Pick" for River Cruising (Avalon Waterways)

    2007

    • Best Tour Operator Europe
    • Best Trade Advertising Campaign
    • "Editor's Pick" for River Cruising (Avalon Waterways)

    2006

    • Best Tour Operator - International

    Cruise Critic

    2019

    • Cruisers' Choice Award Top European River Cruise Ship Line
    • Editors' Pick Best Shore Excursions
    • Cruisers’ Choice Award Top 10 River Cruise Ships - Avalon Imagery II®, Avalon Expression®, Avalon Poetry II®, Avalon Tapestry II®

    2018

    • Best River Cruise Line Cabins

    2017

    • Best River Cruise Line Cabins

    2016

    • Best River Cruise Line Cabins

    2015

    • Best River Cruise Line Cabins

    2010

    • Best River Cruise Line



    Conde Nast Traveler

    2014

    • Top River Cruise Line in 2014 Reader's Choice Awards (Avalon Waterways)

    2013

    • Top 40 Cruise Ships in 2013 (Avalon Scenery, Avalon Creativity)

    2012

    • Voted in the Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines in 2012 Reader's Choice awards (Avalon Waterways)
    • Top 40 Cruise Ships in 2012 (Avalon Scenery, Avalon Creativity)

    2011

    • Voted in the Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines in 2011 Reader's Choice awards (Avalon Waterways)

    2010

    • Voted a Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Line in 2010 Reader's Choice awards (Avalon Waterways)

    2009

    • Gold List (Avalon Waterways)
    • Top Cruise Ships 2009 (Avalon Waterway)

    2008

    • Voted a Top 10 Small Ship Cruise Line in 2008 Reader's Choice awards (Avalon Waterways)

    USA Today

    2021

    • No. 1 Best River Cruise Ship – Avalon Envision
    • Voted 10 Best River Cruise Ship – Avalon Tranquility II
    • Voted 10 Best River Cruise Line – Avalon Waterways

    2019

    • Globus ranked in the top 10 Group Tour Companies in USA Todays' 10NBest 2019 readers' choice awards.
    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 River Cruise Lines in USA Today's 10Best 2019 readers' choice awards.
    • Avalon Envisionranked in the top 10 River Cruise Ships in USA Today's 10Best 2019 readers' choice awards.

    2018

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 River Cruise Lines in USA Today's 10Best 2018 readers' choice awards.

    2017

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 River Cruise Lines in USA Today's 10Best 2017 readers' choice awards.

    2015

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 River Cruise Lines in USA Today's 10Best 2015 readers' choice awards.

    Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

    2011

    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Advertising/Marketing Campaign (Avalon Panorama)
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Overall River Cruise Ship (Avalon Panorama)
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Overall River Cruising (Avalon Waterways)

    2009

    • Gold Winner/Cruise Ship: Best Overall River Cruising
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: River Cruise Ship (Avalon Affinity)
    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: Marketing Campaign (Virtual Tours)

    2008

    • Silver Winner/Cruise Ship: River Cruise Ship (Avalon Scenery)

    Travel + Leisure World's Best

    2019

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2019 readers' survey.

    2013

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2013 readers' survey.

    2011

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 5 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2011 readers' survey.

    2010

    • Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 5 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2011 readers' survey.

    2009

    • Top 10 Small-Ship Cruise Line - #2 (Avalon Waterways)

    2007

    • Top 10 Small-Ship Cruise Line (Avalon Waterways)

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