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Jann Arden to Host Avalon River Cruise

Canadian Entertainer to Set Sail From Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Agents with clients who are fans of Jann Arden could have a huge treat in store – next year the Canadian entertainer will be hosting a special sailing of Avalon Waterways’ Active & Discovery on the Rhine cruise departing May 25, 2021.

As well as mingling with passengers, Arden will perform a private concert on board and participate in a photo op and CD signing.

Arden acted as godmother of the Avalon ship Tranquility II in 2015 and has hosted cruises in 2017 and 2019.

“The Avalon river cruise experience is beyond special,” she says. “I was able to take my mom a few years before she passed away and it’s a memory I will always hold so very dear. Avalon’s attention to detail on every level truly makes the experience ‘the trip of a lifetime.’ Of course the fact that I get to bring a few members of my band and do a concert is simply the cherry on top.”

The eight-day trip starts with an overnight stay onboard the Avalon Expression in Amsterdam before sailing on to Nijmegen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz/Rudesheim and Mainz, before disembarking in Frankfurt, Germany.

The cruise will be onboard the 166-passenger Avalon Expression, which was launched in 2013. The majority of accommodation is in the company’s signature Panorama suites: 200-square-foot staterooms featuring marble bathrooms, wall-to-wall windows which open over two metres wide, and window-facing beds – perfect for taking in the views of medieval towns and vineyards.

The cruise is priced from $4,649 (excluding airfare), but travellers can save up to $600 per person if they book by April 6 of this year.

“We are so thrilled that Jann has chosen to sail with us again,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director of Avalon’s parent company, the Globus family of brands, in Canada. “Our guests always tell us how much they love the fun and informal atmosphere on board.”


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