In addition to countless trade accolades, Avalon Waterways has garnered some of the industry's most prestigious honors: Among them, Avalon was voted the Best River Cruise Line in 2010 by Cruise Critic editors; they were among the top 5 river cruise lines in Travel + Leisure’s 2011 World’s Best Awards; and they received Condė Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Award.
The Century Legend and Century Paragon provide a level of comfort, luxury, and relaxation never before available on the Yangtze. Among their many industry firsts, the vessels feature the largest Standard Deluxe Cabins on the Yangtze, two exclusive Executive Decks, and a huge indoor pool/spa area. The vessels also boast such technological innovations as the first integrated E-Propulsion and Rudder Propeller System on the Yangtze, substantially reducing vibration and noise, and significantly increasing the ships’ maneuvering capability. The Paragon and Legend will also offer passengers an environmentally friendly cruise, with such “Green” technology features as low emission engines and the extensive use of high-tech compound panels for interior decoration and furniture.
“Our partnership with Avalon is another milestone for Century. Along with our new, state-of-the art vessels, it represents a significant accomplishment in our quest to meet the demands of the luxury cruise market. We are extremely proud that Avalon, one of the top river cruise operators in the United States, has selected Century to be their partner”, commented Alex Ye, Century’s Vice President, Marketing.
The current Century fleet is comprised of the 5-star Century Star, Century Sky, Century Sun, Century Diamond, and Century Emerald. For more information, you can contact Melanie Gravdal at Avalon Waterways (melanie@eda-