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Avalon Waterways Delivers with 16 Christmas Cruises for 2018


LITTLETON, Colorado – May 10, 2017– For those looking for a totally unique way to see and experience Europe, Avalon Waterways is unveiling 16 festive cruises that invite travelers to delight in the sights, smells and tastes of Central Europe’s Christmas markets while sailing Europe’s beautiful waterways.


“Travelers looking to see the world differently will enjoy every moment of our Christmas cruises,” said Terri Burke, managing director of Avalon Waterways.  “To cater to the growing popularity of festive cruises, we have increased and expanded our Christmas cruise departures, including offering travelers more diverse itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers from which to choose an extraordinary Christmas getaway.”


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 Season on the Romantic Rhine – Northbound (8 days from Zurich to Amsterdam)
  2. Festive Season 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. Christmastime in Alsace & Germany – Southbound (5 days from Frankfurt to Basel)
  6. Christmastime in Alsace & Germany – Northbound (5 days from Zurich to Wiesbaden)
  7. Christmas in the Heart of Germany – Westbound (8 days from Prague to Weisbaden)
  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. Christmastime from Prague to Basel (12 days from Prague to Basel)
  13. Christmastime from Frankfurt to Vienna (12 days from Frankfurt to Vienna)
  14. Christmastime from Vienna to Wiesbaden (12 days from Vienna to Wiesbaden)
  15. Grand Christmastime Cruise from Zurich to Vienna (16 days from Zurich to Vienna)
  16. Grand Christmastime Cruise from Vienna to Basel (16 days from Veinna to Basel)


SEE THE WORLD SALES EVENT:  Those booking a 2018 river cruise with Avalon Waterways can take advantage of $299 Airfare* or Save Up To $1,500** per couple when booking early.  For details, click here.



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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