Press Release Article | Avalon Waterways

April 28, 2020

LET YOUR MIND WANDER & HEART SOAR …

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LET YOUR MIND WANDER & HEART SOAR …

Avalon Unveils New Active & Discovery Experiences for 2021

TORONTO, Ontario – April 28, 2020As we all experience this unconventional “layover” together, Avalon Waterways is sharing news about its 2021 season, giving travellers more opportunities to dream about – and anticipate – their next getaway …

Whether travellers prefer to paddle, pedal, paint, puree or ponder their way through Europe, on Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to them. And, in 2021, Avalon Waterways’ has announced that this exclusive series of customizable cruises is growing by 19 percent (19%) with more departures and a new itinerary.

“Untethered and full of included options, our innovative Active & Discovery vacations feature extraordinary activities that give travellers the choice they crave,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “On these one-of-a-kind cruises, each day, travellers can choose from a selection of included ‘Active,’ ‘Discovery’ and ‘Classic’ excursions – an average of 23 of them – giving our guests unparalleled opportunities to customize their vacation.”

In addition to offering these popular itineraries on the Danube, Rhine and Rhone Rivers, in 2021, Avalon is adding a NEW Active & Discovery in Holland & Belgium cruise to its robust offerings. On this 8-day vacation, some excursions travellers can look forward to include:

ACTIVE:

  • Guided mountain bike tour of the outskirts of Ghent
  • Hike through the Sonian Forest near Brussels
  • Architectural bike tour through historic buildings and hypermodern skyscrapers in Rotterdam
  • The Dutch countryside by bike, pedaling past polders, dykes, windmills and centuries-old villages, near Amsterdam

DISCOVERY:

  • Guided visit of a family-owned, Netherlands oyster farm that’s been active since 1906 … While there, enjoy a taste of oysters and lobster
  • Guided tour of Graffiti Street in Ghent and become a street artist yourself
  • Belgian chocolate-making workshop
  • Delft tile pottery workshop in a characteristic painter’s room in Rotterdam

CLASSIC:

  • Guided walking tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg
  • Central Grote Market tour – A destination lined with 16th-century guildhall houses in Antwerp
  • Guided canal cruise through Amsterdam

“Priced from $3,271, our Active & Discovery vacations include more excursions – at the same cost – as other river cruise itineraries,” said Hoffee. “They are the perfect choice for travellers who have a diverse set of interests; those who want to customize their vacation; those returning to a river for a new experience and multi-generational travellers with different passions and pace levels. There’s nothing else like them on Europe’s rivers.”

All cruise itineraries sail on Avalon Waterways’ signature Suite Ships which provide guest two full decks of 200-square-foot, one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites featuring the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies and beds facing the incredible views for which river cruising is famous.

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ABOUT AVALON WATERWAYS
Travellers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® proudly present Avalon Waterways’ unique Open-Air BalconySM—cruising’s only bed with a view, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. When travellers pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising, they’re in for an experience as wide open as the view.
On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving travellers the freedom to do exactly as they please, when they please. Whether enjoying a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, joining a cooking class or paddling a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When travellers prefer to explore on their own, Avalon helps with recommendations, information and the gear they need, thanks to Adventure Hosts, an Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon's FlexDining® program gives guests the choices they crave.
When travellers sail the world with Avalon Waterways, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to our guests. For more information, visit www.avalonwaterways.ca; travel agents can visit www.agentlingo.ca. Avalon Waterways is a proud supporter of The Ocean Cleanup.

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