TORONTO, Ontario – April 21, 2020 – As 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 …
The Danube River winds and bends through 10 countries to carve a historic path that unites fairytale
villages, capital cities, cliffside castles and forested slopes for picture-perfect landscapes as far as the eye
can see. Along this legendary path, Avalon Waterways has created a boatload of extraordinary
experiences for travellers. The river cruise line has unveiled six (6) NEW Danube River ports as well as
three (3) NEW 2021 European river cruise vacations that feature Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Spotlighting NEW Danube River ports:
- ILOK, CROATIA:Surrounded by wine-growing hills, Ilok is the easternmost town in Croatia. Here,
Avalon Waterways will invite travellers to delve into the town’s 1,000-year-old wine-making
tradition and explore Ilok’s cultural heritage, protected by a medieval fortress.
- GOLUBAC, SERBIA:Sitting high above the Danube River, just outside the Iron Gates, is the medieval
Golubac fortress: One of the best-preserved fortresses in Europe. Here, guests will soon be invited
to learn about the area’s tumultuous history, its ties to the Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman
- CONSTANTA, ROMANIA:An incredible, port city on the Black Sea, Constanta offers sweeping views
and a seaside getaway. Here, travellers can soon explore the city’s Natural History & Archeological
Museum for a glimpse into early Romanian cultures.
- YBBS, AUSTRIA:Established in the 1300s, Ybbs acted as an important port for trade in the Middle
Ages. Today, it serves as the entry point for the Danube to lower Austria. Avalon Waterways will be
the first international cruise operator to stop in this village and invite guests to experience the area.
- HAINBURG, AUSTRIA:This beautiful Austrian village sits 20 miles outside Bratislava and has a
strong Habsburg history. Here, Avalon guests will have the opportunity to experience the area’s
wetlands, castle and even its strong, Roman past.
Avalon Waterways’ NEW 2021 Danube itineraries – including those that feature new ports are:
“On our all-new Balkan Odyssey cruise, travellers will embark on an adventure along the Danube and
Drava rivers for an unforgettable journey through time and tradition,” said Pam Hoffee, managing
director of Avalon Waterways. “This itinerary is perfectly book-ended with two nights in both Bucharest
and Zagreb and represents our Danube expansion, giving travellers more ports and more possibilities for
their river cruise exploration.”
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.
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