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Cosmos Tours offers River Cruise Line and Diamond Holidays' passengers a re-booking discount

March 2017

Customers who have had their 2017/18 holiday cancelled with either the River Cruise Line or Diamond Holidays can take advantage of a re-booking discount offered by UK tour operator, Cosmos Tours Ltd.

Those who were due to travel with either brand, can re-book the cruise, tour or beach holiday of their choice with a re-booking discount of £50 per person.  This applies to any holiday offered by the travel group’s three brands; Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Avalon Waterways and Archers Holidays.   Customers booking Avalon Panorama Suites will be eligible for a £100 per person discount.   The offer is valid until Thursday 20 April 2017.

Giles Hawke, Cosmos Tours’ CEO commented:  “Unfortunately, in the same first quarter of this year, another travel company has gone into administration leaving thousands of customers without a holiday to look forward to.”    

“Once again, as availability of customers’ carefully chosen holiday could be an issue, we are here to help disappointed river cruise or touring holiday passengers re-book as soon as possible.”

Cosmos Tours offers a range of aspirational ocean and river cruises, escorted and private touring holidays, exotic beach stays, as well as thrilling rail journeys all designed to experience the most of a destination.  

The tour operator works with a range of river cruise lines such as Croisieurope and A-ROSA as well as ocean cruise lines, Carnival Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Croatian Coastal Cruises are also available.  Its luxury river cruise brand, Avalon Waterways features a broad choice of river cruises in Europe, Asia and South America.   New for 2017 are a range of UK luxury themed breaks to coincide with famous events around the UK, as well as longer tours of Ireland and Scotland. 

Every holiday is packaged with a FREE VIP chauffeur service*, return flights and overseas transfers. 

For the full range of holidays available visit or us on Twitter @CosmosTours   or  Twitter @AvalonCruises

To make a booking with the re-booking discount, agents can ring Cosmos Tours on 0800 440 2797 and email a copy of the cancelled holiday invoice with either the River Cruise Line or Diamond Holidays to



*The FREE VIP chauffeur service for Cosmos Tours is available within a 50 mile radius of the UK departure airport or Eurostar station.   The FREE VIP chauffeur service for Avalon Waterways is available within a 100 mile radius of the UK departure airport or Eurostar station.   Pick up confirmation by the driver is 48 hours in advance. If customers live further than the specified radius depending on holiday brand, extra miles are chargeable at £1.70 per car per mile. 


Note to editors:

Cosmos Tours Ltd is one of the UK’s leading travel companies with unrivalled experience and expertise offering a worldwide choice of escorted tours, beach holidays, multi-centre holidays, rail journeys and ocean and river cruises.  Brands include Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays and Avalon Waterways.  The travel company is associated with the international Globus Travel Group founded in 1928 which remains family owned with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland. Cosmos Tours is a member of ABTA and all holidays are financially protected by the CAA’s ATOL scheme.


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