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Tuesday,  June 18, 2024 10:03 PM 

Avalon launches new shore experiences & app for 2019

Avalon launches new shore experiences & app for 2019

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

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

The river cruise operator’s new Avalon Choice program offers cruisers three excursion styles:

1) Classic A local expert guides travellers through the history and heritage of local destinations to marvel at legends, lore and architecture of iconic and “must see” historic sites.

2) Discovery Travellers are invited to engage in inspiring and interactive activities designed to cater to their interests – from cooking classes to painting workshops – Discovery excursions help them immerse themselves in culture.

3) Active Avalon guests can embark on energetic excursions – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam to biking, paddling and hiking their way through each destination – keeping travellers in motion and on the go.

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.

On the Rhine River, for instance, cruisers spend time in popular destinations like Cologne and Amsterdam, and they will also explore Xanten, Eltville, Duisburg and Wiesbaden. On the Danube, there’s Budapest and Vienna but on these special Active Discovery itineraries, will also experience off-the-beaten-path places like Engelhartszell, Spitz and Visegrad.

Avalon’s new eight-day Active Discovery on the Rhône offers travellers an array of included “Active” and “Discovery” excursions, including:

Port-Saint-Louis: Hike or bike through the Camargue Regional National Park or visit a local oyster farm.

Arles: Hike in Val d’Enfer or engage in a workshop to learn to paint like Van Gogh.

Avignon: E-bike through Tavel, enjoy a wine-tasting or tour the Musée des Aromes and create your own scent.

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.

Canadians booking a 2019 cruise by April 24 this year 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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