Last-Minute Savings with Avalon Waterways

No other fleet of river cruise ships offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships,® featuring Avalon Panorama SuitesSM. Thirty percent larger than the industry standard, they’re actually river cruising’s only Open–Air Balcony® — with nothing between you and the view. While other river cruise cabins are designed with beds against a wall for a view of another wall, our Comfort Collection BedsSM actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a view with a room!

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River cruising offers you the ease, the breeze and the do-as-you-please experience you’re looking for. With cabins featuring the widest-views in river cruising, not to mention award-winning European and Southeast Asia Suite Ships with wide-open spaces, fresh air and fresher perspectives – plus more excursions with fewer passengers – we’ve got the cure for your Cabin Fever!

Enjoy suite, safe sailing with Avalon Waterways. Here’s your window of opportunity on some featured cruise deals and offers!

Avalon Waterways Announces Novel Vacations

With special interest cruises getting all the buzz, Avalon Waterways has upped the ante with a host of new specialty cruises. From an exclusive Author’s Cruise, hosted by New York Time’s Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon, to The World in Red & White Wine Cruises, 2020 holds an array of exciting options for cruise enthusiasts.

“In addition to announcing new author and photography cruises in 2020, we are also unveiling new culinary-themed vacations and favorites featuring wine, beer, history, heritage and of course, Christmas markets. Regardless of the theme, our passion-filled vacations have the great distinction of uniting our guests with their pastimes and other like-minded travelers,” says Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways.

Here are a few highlights of what’s in store.

For Book Lovers: Romantic Rhine Author Cruise with Diana Gabaldon

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Author of the No.1 New York Times-bestselling Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon hosts a new Author Cruise along the spectacular Rhine River. For one week in June 2020, fans will get an inside look into OUTLANDER with their favorite author. “On the June 9, 2020, departure from Basel to Amsterdam, this inspiring storyteller will share an inspired cruise – and daily excursions – with an intimate group of her fans,” adds Hoffe.

For Photographers: Reflections on the Seine for Photography Enthusiasts

Brenda Tharp, photography veteran and co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography, hosts the new 2020 cruise perfect for photography enthusiasts and aspiring shutterbugs alike. Learn from a seasoned photographer how to capture postcard-perfect backdrops and the beauty of France from Paris to Le Havre, a UNESCO World Heritage site on this picture-perfect itinerary.

For Wine Lovers: The World in Red & White Wine Cruises

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Set sail on a cruise where the river and Rieslings flow. Weekend wine-sippers and wannabe sommeliers unite with the world’s most renowned winemakers and wine masters on the rolling vineyards of Europe. Options include: NEW Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers; Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers; Grand France for Wine Lovers; and Rhine & Rhône Revealed for Wine Lovers.

For Beer Lovers: Avalon Beer Cruises

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Adventure is brewing for beer lovers! Fascinating history pairs perfectly with a beverage that goes just as far back in time. Incredible libations, breathtaking scenery and visits to the greatest beer scenes in Europe abound on cruises like: Tulip Time Cruise for Beer Enthusiasts; Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts; and Magnificent Europe for Beer Enthusiasts. 

For Holiday Lovers: Christmas Cruises

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Experience the holiday season the European way! Travelers will enjoy the jolly atmosphere on their festively decorate Suite Ship as they delight in the sights, smells, tastes and local traditions of Europe’s Christmas markets. In 2020, Avalon Waterways is offering 16 Christmas Cruises throughout Europe.

For Romantics: Habsburg Cruises

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In the fairytale settings of Germany, Austria, and Hungary, Avalon Waterways is rolling out the red carpet for travelers sailing along the Danube. From the palaces of Budapest and Vienna to the castles and estates of the surrounding countryside, it’s time to sip Champagne in the same reception rooms, walk the same art-filled corridors of Europe’s royal past. Choose from Danube Dreams with Habsburg & Royalty or From the Danube Delta to Prague with Habsburg & Royalty.

This is just a sampling of all that Avalon has to offer. The range of special interest cruises is sure to appeal to everyone from the garden-loving traveler to the history buff.

Deal Alert: Avalon Waterways is Offering Free Airfare

Long overdue for a trip and open to booking a cruise adventure? Avalon Waterways is enticing travelers to start planning by offering discounts on 2020 European cruises now through August 2019. In addition to savings on 2020 cruises, travelers can also get free roundtrip airfare. This sale is an excellent way to save on your travel costs and get your trip plans set well in advance.

There are many benefits to planning your travels ahead of time. You can avoid procrastination and give yourself something to look forward to in the coming months. You may also be able to save on travel costs by planning your trip details now. Avalon Waterways is a company known for its exciting, luxury river cruises. If you book a 2020 European river cruise by August 27, 2019, you can save big.

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To take advantage of this deal, travelers must book a qualifying 2020 cruise. By doing this, you will be able to receive a $250 per person discount on the cruise price. You can also take advantage of free roundtrip airfare for each traveler, which adds more value! This promotion allows you to enjoy a fantastic vacation at a much lower cost.

If you’e wondering where to cruise, you have many options since Avalon Waterways cruises to some of the best cities in Europe.

Here are some qualifying cruises that can be booked with this promotion:

10 Day River Cruise Prague to Remich (April 2020, August 2020 departures)
16 Day River Cruise Basel to Budapest (June 2020, October 2020 departures)
14 Day River Cruise London to Prague (August 2020 departure)
19 Day River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam (August 2020, October 2020 departures)
10 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to Paris (March 2020 departure)

Start dreaming up your next European adventure! All of these cruises promise plenty of excitement and fun. This summer promotion is the perfect excuse to think ahead about your next cruise.

Remember—you must book by August 27, 2019. Be sure to check the offer details and terms and conditions before making a booking.

Avalon’s New Short and “Suite” Itineraries

Whether you’re in search of an impromptu getaway or just want to sample a river cruise without committing all of your vacation days to long itineraries, you’re in luck. In 2020, for the first time ever, Avalon Waterways will be offering a choice of 4, 5 or 6-day river cruises. Because let’s face it, while lengthy vacations are enticing, they’re not always realistic. With Avalon Waterways’ short and “suite” itineraties, you’ll be able to choose from three new and exciting itineraries: A Taste of the Rhine, Heart of Germany, and A Taste of the Danube. Here’s what to expect.

A Taste of the Rhine

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Spend five immersive days exploring the highlights along the Rhine River. Take a culinary walk through Amsterdam, enjoy a guided tour of Cologne, and savor a sampling of regional wines in Boppard. The itinerary even lends itself to free time in Rudesheim where you can enjoy a wine tasting and live music in Drosselgasse. If you are looking for the highlights of the river’s charming cities and the beautiful castle-dotted coast, A Taste of the Rhine is for you.

Heart of Germany

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The former featured Christmas cruise is making an appearance year-round in 2020. Sailing along the Main River and Main-Danube Canal, the exciting itinerary features a guided hike through a picturesque Bavarian village and a visit to Würzburg, where towering fortresses and the Baroque Bishop’s residence await. Sample Bavarian wines in Itzingen or onboard beer tastings in Volkach and take in the sites of Bamberg, a Bavarian oasis built on seven hills. The six day adventure ends in the Northern Bavarian city of Nuremberg.

A Taste of the Danube

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Explore bespoke towns of the Danube with stops in Budapest, Bratislava, Melk, and Dürnstein before your final stop in Vienna.

Signature Suite Ships

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Regardless of how many days you spend cruising along European rivers, all itineraries sail on Avalon Waterways’ stunning Signature Suite Ships. Expect to be impressed; these suite ships provide luxe accommodations. That includes two full decks of 200-square-foot, one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites featuring the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies and beds facing the incredible views for which river cruising is famous. So, hop on board and book a 2020 cruise soon to take advantage of The Suite Life Sales Event which gets you $299 air and a savings of $1,000 per couple on select sailings.

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