Kim Clarke, Canadian director of sales for the Globus family of brands, Avalon’s parent company, seen here with award-winning Canadian musician, entertainer and author Jann Arden

Avalon welcomes Canadian songbird onboard Blue Danube cruise

TORONTO — Passengers onboard Avalon Waterway’s recent Blue Danube Discovery cruise found themselves onboard with a Canadian musical icon.

Jann Arden, award-winning musician, entertainer and author, escorted the June 16 departure that sailed from Budapest to Prague. As a treat for the 160 passengers onboard, Arden also performed with her band and hosted a signing of her new book, ‘Feeding My Mother’.

In addition, passengers were treated to a private concert by the local men’s choir in Regensberg, Germany, who performed their own version of Arden’s hit ‘Good Mother’.

“It was great fun to travel with Jann again,” said Kim Clarke, Canadian director of sales for the Globus family of brands, Avalon’s parent company. “She is so approachable and funny and our guests loved having the chance to chat with her one-on-one, and of course get photos!”

Arden has a special connection to Avalon – she served as Godmother of the Avalon Tranquility II in 2015 and escorted another cruise in 2017. The next Jann Arden Cruise with Avalon is set to depart in 2021.