Sunday, December 18, 2016

Spotlight on Avalon Waterways

River cruises are an incredible way to see the small towns and villages of Europe. You have a lot of choices when it comes to which cruise line.

The value of using a travel agent like me is that I can match you to the river cruise that will be the best fit for you.

Today's spotlight is on Avalon Waterways. What really sets Avalon apart from the other cruise lines is their cabins. Avalon has 12 suite ships sailing the European rivers.

Their entry level suite is 172 square feet compared to Viking's 135 square feet.

The Panorama Suite has wall to wall, floor to ceiling 11 foot window with a 7 foot opening. 80% of their cabins are suites so the ship feels less crowded.  The beds face the window instead of the wall. The cabins do not have a balcony so you have more space in your cabin. This is a great perk if you are sailing on one of the great fall or Christmas markets itineraries.

Additional Inclusions

·        Bicycles to take out – complimentary

·        Panorama Bistro Dining is an alternative dining option that will be available. Beer and wine available at lunch, but it is not free-flowing.  You have to know it's available and ask for it.

Top 5 itineraries

·        Romantic Rhine – Amsterdam to Zurich 7 days, great to combine with another land program

·        Magnificent Europe – 14 days Amsterdam to Budapest Rhine to Main to Danube

·        Burgundy and Provence – 2 nights in Paris and end in Cote d’Azur

·        Legendary Danube – 3 nights in Prague an then end in Budapest.

·        Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches – Paris with a day trip to the Normandy landing beaches and alternative excursions

New for 2017 – Active Discovery on the Danube

·        Theme cruise – Active Discovery on the Danube

o   Bike, Hike, Canoe, Cook, Learn Your Way Through Europe

o   Wine experiences and cooking class

o   Classic/Engaged/ Active excursions

o   From Lintz to Budapest

o   Fly into Munich and add 2 days in Salzburg

o   Or Fly into Prague and add 2 nights

Avalon also has great South America, Galapagos, and Asia itineraries. If you and 10 other couples want to experience river cruising, Avalon has great offers if you book in advance.

Click here to email me for more information on river cruising or click here to schedule a free 20 minute chat.

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