New beer cruises, golf cruises with Avalon Waterways

New beer cruises, golf cruises with Avalon Waterways

TORONTO — Avalon Waterways’ lineup of 2019 theme sailings qualifies for the cruise line’s early booking bonus for 2019 departures, worth up to $3,000 per couple.

In lieu of the per couple savings, solo travellers can take advantage of waived single supplements. The EBB expires April 24.

“Every year we add to the list of these special departures, in response to client requests and travel trends,” says Stéphanie Bishop of Avalon’s Canadian office. “And for 2019 we’ve really upped the ante with more interesting content and fun all included in the cruise price.”

The 2019 Special Interest Cruises includes:

  • A classic European cruise down the Danube in the company of singer, songwriter, entertainer, author and Avalon Godmother Jann Arden. Some 160 fans of the popular Canadian legend will enjoy an intimate concert, CD-signing and photo op on this ‘Special Interest’ cruise, departing June 16, 2019.
  • Remembrance on the River: World War II Cruises: These World War II history cruises honour and commemorate significant sites of the second World War and the fearless and fallen that fought for freedom. The lineup includes: Paris to Normandy WWII Remembrance & History Cruise (May 28, 2019 and June 11, 2019); Paris to Normandy 75th Anniversary of D-Day WWII Remembrance Cruise (June 4, 2019); Grand France WWII Remembrance & History Cruise (May 28, 2019 and June 11, 2019); and Grand France 75th Anniversary of D-Day WWII Remembrance Cruise (May 27, 2019).
  • Christmas markets: In 2019 Avalon Waterways is offering 16 Christmas Cruises throughout Europe, with each sailing stopping at several Christmas markets.
  • Wine cruises: Avalon’s 2019 wine cruises feature some of the world’s most renowned winemakers and wine masters on the rolling vineyards of Europe along the Danube, Rhine, Rhône and Saône. There’s the Blue Danube Discovery for Wine Lovers (April 30, 2019 and October 29, 2019); Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (Oct. 14, 28, 2019 and November 3, 2019); Grand France for Wine Lovers (Oct. 14, 28 and 29, 2019); and Rhine & Rhône Revealed for Wine Lovers (Oct.14, 28 and 29, 2019).
  • Beer cruises: An Avalon beer cruise promises incredible scenery and visits to the greatest beer scenes in Europe. Sailings include Tulip Time Cruise for Beer Enthusiasts (April 1, 2019); the new Germany Grandeur for Beer Enthusiasts (Aug. 14, 2019); Magnificent Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Oct. 25, 2019); and also new, Enchanted Europe for Beer Enthusiasts (Aug. 14, 2019)
  • Jewish Heritage Cruises: History’s most moving chapters come to life sailing down the Danube, Main, Rhine, Rhône and Moselle Rivers on an Avalon Jewish Heritage cruise: The Blue Danube Discovery & Jewish Heritage (Aug.13, 2019); Jewels of Central Europe & Jewish Heritage (Aug. 13, 2019); Romantic Rhine & Jewish Heritage (July 23, 2019); and Rhine & Rhône Revealed & Jewish Heritage (July 23, 2019).
  • Garden & Nature cruises: Stop and smell the roses (and hundreds of other flower varieties) in places such as Rotterdam’s famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens and the hidden courtyards of Amsterdam with the Tulip Time Cruise for Garden & Nature Lovers (April 12 and 19, 2019).
  • Golf cruises: Castles and cathedrals meet birdies and bogies on Avalon’s golf cruises: The Danube Discovery for Golfers (July 4, 2019) and new, Enchanted Europe for Golfers (July 4, 2019).
  • Passion for the 2020 Passion Play: Avalon Waterways is delivering with an unforgettable cruise experience and preferred seating at the famed Passion Play with Danube Dreams with Oberammergau 2020 (multiple departures throughout 2020)
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