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Getting Adventurous With Avalon

River Cruise Line Expanding Its Active Discovery Program

Avalon Waterways is increasing opportunities for clients to enjoy its collection of Active Discovery river cruises in 2019, including a new itinerary on the Rhône River.

Next year, Avalon is also introducing a completely revamped Avalon Choice program, offering travellers “Classic,” “Discovery” and “Active” options on every itinerary and a new AvalonGo App.

“Our guests tell us they want to explore in a whole new way,” says Stéphanie Bishop of Avalon’s Canadian office. “So we’d included more choice in their cruise price – choices that you make each day according to your mood.”

And all such excursions are included in the cruise price.

Avalon’s Active Discovery cruises engage and immerse travellers in two ways:

  • ACTIVE: Exploration in Motion. For the client who thrives on motion and action, Avalon has created a broad menu of energetic excursions that include everything from taking a jogging tour through Amsterdam, a biking tour around Vienna or even a canoe trip on the Danube.
  • DISCOVERY: Engaging, Cultural Experiences. For those who believe that life is about trying new things, Avalon presents an inspiring selection of interactive excursions created for a different kind of “doer.” These hands-on experiences offer cruisers the chance to take part in a painting class in Amsterdam, taste locally produced cheese and beer at an ancient abbey or say “good morning” to Vienna on an early-riser walk to a quaint café.

In 2019, Avalon Waterways’ eight- and nine-day Active Discovery cruises sail on Suite Ships featuring 200-square-foot Panorama Suites, Open-Air Balconies and beds facing the views – on the Rhine, Danube and Rhône Rivers. Also unique is that these itineraries include more day sailing and time in atypical ports of call.

And, to further help guests go their own way, the company’s new AvalonGo App invites them to independently explore each destination throughout their vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps, directions as well as local cafés, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.

“We’ll even provide a picnic,” says Bishop.

Travellers booking a 2019 cruise by April 24 can save up to $3,000 per couple or have the single supplement waived on select, air-inclusive Europe and Asia river cruises.


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