An Invitation From Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways is preparing to set sail for a memorable trip in June 2020 with Diana Gabaldon hosting its new Author Cruise on the Rhine River.

Gabaldon is, of course, the author of the bestselling Outlander series.

Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways, said: “Diana Gabaldon has added to the storytelling tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her literature. In her OUTLANDER series of novels and novellas – now an award-winning series on W Network — she has brought to life the backdrops of Scotland, North America, France, Germany as well as dozens of destinations across the globe. On the June 9, 2020 departure of Avalon’s Romantic Rhine Author Cruise with Diana Gabaldon from Basel to Amsterdam, this inspiring storyteller will share an inspired cruise – and daily excursions — with an intimate group of her fans.”

A Magical Journey: From the German Black Forest of fairy tales to the historic canals of Amsterdam, is a week-long trip on board the Avalon Expression – with a capacity of just 166 passengers – will take cruisers to the heart of Europe to explore towns and cities along the Rhine River while they enjoy panoramic views and spectacular, castle-lined backdrops day and night.

Also new in 2020 is themed cruise Reflections on the Seine for Photography Enthusiasts hosted by Brenda Tharp, photography veteran and co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography.

Photography enthusiasts and aspiring shutterbugs will sail along the Seine River to learn from a seasoned photographer, cruising from Paris to Le Havre, with stops in between including the WWII Landing Beaches in Normandy, Monet’s Giverny, Rouen’s astronomical clock, Van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise and Napoléon’s Chateau de Malmaison.

Said Hoffee: “Avalon’s Special Interest itineraries complement stories with stout, history with harmony and impressions with impressionism. In addition to announcing new author and photography cruises in 2020, we are also unveiling new culinary-themed vacations and favourites 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 travellers.”

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