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Avalon Celebrates Solo Travelers

LITTLETON, Colorado – May 3, 2017 – Solo travelers don’t follow the herd … they forge their own path and have a distinct way of looking at the world. And now, Avalon Waterways is celebrating solo travelers by waiving the single supplement on EVERY Europe departure* and select departures on the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers in Southeast Asia.


“Is there such a thing as a typical traveler? Not anymore. Travel preferences have never been more diverse nor has traveling the world been more accessible and appealing, especially to solo travelers, said Terri Burke, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “One of the best reasons to travel alone is to make your trip all about you,” said Terri Burke, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “You can push yourself out of your comfort zone and meet new friends – like-minded travelers who enjoy seeing the world like you. And as a result, solo travel is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, nearly 10 percent of travelers who choose Avalon go solo.”


When solo travelers choose Avalon, not only will they save money, they know they’re never really alone. Avalon Waterways’ Cruise Directors and expert guides are there to help solo travelers see and experience the world up close. After a day of discovery and fueling minds, Avalon encourages guests to feed their souls by using fresh and local ingredients in regional delights as well as Western favorites in a variety of tasteful settings. Panorama Suites with unique, Open-Air Balconies (a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that open 7-feet wide) on the company’s Suite Ships provide a perfect escape.


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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 BalconiesSM 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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