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Friday,  July 19, 2024 6:16 PM 

Author Christopher Moore to host Avalon Waterways' storyteller cruise on the Danube River

  • Cruises
  •   07-10-2024  10:57 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Author Christopher Moore to host Avalon Waterways' storyteller cruise on the Danube River
Author Christopher Moore will host Avalon Waterways' newest Storyteller Series cruise in October 2025. (Avalon Waterways)
Pax Global Media

Storybook scenery, sarcasm and satire will converge when best-selling author Christopher Moore hosts his second storyteller cruise with Avalon Waterways.

Expanding its popular Storyteller Series into its fourth year, the river cruise company’s new celebrity-hosted itinerary, Waltz Along the Danube: A Storyteller Cruise with Christopher Moore, will set sail in October 2025, travelling from Vilshofen to Budapest.

The 10-day Illuminations on the Danube departure sails the Danube River, a waterway that inspired Moore’s newest novel, Anima Rising, which will be published in 2025.

Moore’s fans are invited to celebrate his new book with him while exploring some of the most dramatic chapters in time, as well as uncovering scenic ports, riveting plots and the richest banks of history.

“My newest book, Anima Rising, is set in Vienna in 1911,” said Moore. “I first visited Vienna on an Avalon Waterways cruise a few years ago and I was so taken with the city, I knew I wanted to set a book there. I can’t wait to go back—this time, introducing readers of my books to the sights, scenes and stories of the city.”

“This itinerary, as a whole, is incredible,” he continued. “The architecture of Budapest is stunning and the beauty of the Danube Gorge is one of the most extraordinary bits of nature I’ve ever seen, particularly in the fall. I’m looking forward to visiting the smaller towns along the river, too, like Durnstein, where you can see the castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner in the 12th century—real Robinhood stuff.”

Fans interested in joining Moore on the Danube River will experience two full days in Vienna in the settings that set the stage for Moore’s book, plus the unrivaled music, art and coffee houses where creative geniuses have converged for more than a century.

They’ll also be privy to special gatherings with Moore onboard the Suite Ship and on shore throughout their week together.

“I’m excited about my third cruise with Avalon—my second as a Storyteller host,” added Moore. “With just 150 people onboard, this cruise offers the perfect setting for connection with fans, new friends and with the world at large.”

Moore’s 2025 cruise marks Avalon Waterways fourth year of its Storyteller Series of cruises and its 11th celebrity-hosted cruise since the series’ launch.

Past Storyteller hosts have included Diana Gabaldon, Cheryl Strayed, Gillian Flynn and Candace Bushnell. The company has three more Storyteller Cruises sailing in 2024 with limited space available.

For more information, click here or visit or the company’s travel advisor portal.

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