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May 11, 2016

Most Popular? Christmas Market Cruises


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         

Contact:  Melanie Gravdal



Avalon Waterways Delivers with 16 Christmas Cruises for 2017


LITTLETON, Colorado – May 10, 2016 – In the last five years, Avalon Waterways has tripled its Christmas-themed departures, giving more travelers more chances to delight in the sights, smells and tastes of Central Europe’s Christmas markets while sailing European waterways via the company’s Suite Ships®.

“In addition to increasing our Christmas cruise departures to cater to the growing popularity of festive cruises, we are also offering travelers more diverse itineraries from which to choose the perfect Christmas cruise,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways.  “Now, they can experience the Christmas traditions found along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.  And, in 2017, festive travelers can enjoy five (5) NEW cruises: Christmastime in Alsace & Germany; Christmas in the Heart of Germany; Christmastime from Prague to Basel; Christmastime from Frankfurt to Vienna and Christmastime from Vienna to Frankfurt.”

For travelers interested in enjoying a very, merry Christmas season aboard one of Avalon’s Suite Ships, 2017 offers them a plethora of itineraries – from five (5) to 15 days:

  1. Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine – Northbound (8 days from Zurich to Amsterdam)
  2. Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine – Southbound (8 days from Amsterdam to Basel)
  3. Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery (13 days from Budapest to Prague)
  4. Festive Time on the Legendary Danube (11 days from Prague to Budapest)
  5. NEW! Christmastime in Alsace & Germany – Southbound (5 days from Frankfurt to Basel)
  6. Christmastime in Alsace & Germany – Northbound (5 days from Zurich to Frankfurt)
  7. NEW! Christmas in the Heart of Germany – Westbound (8 days from Prague to Frankfurt)
  8. Christmas in the Heart of Germany – Eastbound (8 days from Frankfurt to Prague)
  9. Christmastime on the Danube – Westbound (9 days from Vienna to Prague)
  10. Christmastime on the Danube – Eastbound (9 days from Prague to Vienna)
  11. Christmastime Zurich to Prague (12 days from Zurich to Prague)
  12. NEW! Christmastime from Prague to Basel (12 days from Prague to Basel)
  13. NEW! Christmastime from Frankfurt to Vienna (12 days from Frankfurt to Vienna)
  14. NEW! Christmastime from Vienna to Frankfurt (12 days from Vienna to Frankfurt)
  15. Grand Christmastime Cruise from Vienna to Basel (16 days from Vienna to Basel)
  16. Grand Christmastime Cruise (16 days from Zurich to Vienna)

 DEAL ALERT:  Those booking a 2017 cruise by June 21, 2016 can enjoy FREE flights OR they can SAVE 10% on Europe and Southeast Asia.  China and South America cruises are 5% OFF.   For details, click here.

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Since we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited you – our traveler – to be our muse. Thanks to you, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result?  An incomparable river cruise experience, including one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites℠ – with innovative Open-Air Balconies® and beds facing the views – on the industry’s only Suite Ships®:  Unequaled vessels that feature two full decks of 200- and 300-square-foot suites.
On the spectacular ships of Avalon, “included” is one of our favorite words.  Spacious outside staterooms with plenty of room to relax – included.  Special touches like regional wines and beer at every onboard dinner – included.  Complimentary Wi-Fi – included.  The most shore excursions, led by Certified Local Guides – included.  VIP entrance into must-see sites – included. Unique Local FavoritesSM designed to bring your destination to life – included.  In addition to everything that is included, we also give you the freedom of Avalon Choice® – a different approach to river cruising that invites travelers to personalize their trip.
Whether looking for a romantic mini-break, an in-depth 24-day exploration or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you can choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia, or South America– your way!
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