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Storyteller Series with Avalon on Europe’s most popular waterways—the Rhine, Danube and Seine River
Featuring Diana Gabaldon, Gillian Flynn, Candace Bushnell, Christopher Moore and Sister Hazelmultiple dates available in 2022, flights additional
The Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel
Interested in turning the page on the classic cruise? Transport yourself through time and tales with revered raconteurs on Avalon Waterways’ NEW Storyteller Series. Hosted by famous authors and artists such as Diana Gabaldon, Gillian Flynn, Candace Bushnell, Cheryl Strayed, Christopher Moore, Edwin McCain and Sister Hazel, we invite you to meet legends in legendary landscapes. To sail past cliffside castles while uncovering cliff-hangers and capture insider narratives outside the pages of novels, scripts and song lyrics.
✔ 8, 9 or 15 day river cruise
✔ All meals onboard
✔ Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
✔ Included excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
✔ Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
✔ Onboard local entertainment
✔ Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
✔ Gratuities to Cruise Director, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
✔ Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
BONUS - Save $700 per couple on all 2022 Storyteller Cruises*
Active & Discovery on the Danube with Gillian Flynn
She’s known for her runaway hits – Gone Girl, Sharp Objects and Dark Places – and now, Gillian Flynn is inviting you to run away to the Danube River. To hear about her twisted narratives while you wind and bend your way through craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards and culture-rich villages from Budapest to Prague, discovering the Old World in new ways. It’s a killer opportunity to spend a week sailing on a Suite Ship with the “Killer Queen.”
Based on 15 September 2022 departure, from $5,684 per person twin share, Cat E stateroom
Active & Discovery on the Seine with Candace Bushnell
Calling all Carries, Samanthas, Charlottes and Mirandas … You’re invited to sail the Seine River from Paris to Le Havre with stylish storyteller Candace Bushnell. To get commentary on the Lipstick Jungle to understand the Rules of Being a Girl and answer questions like, Is There Still Sex in the City? while falling in love with storybook scenery on this Suite Ship sailing through France. Let imagination be your guide on an adventure that invites you to walk in the footsteps of artists (Van Gogh and Monet), through the hallways of legends (Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon) and in the shadow of heroes (the soldiers who stormed Normandy’s Landing Beaches). “The heart wants what the heart wants.”
Based on 19 July 2022 departure, from $5,684 per person twin share, Cat E stateroom
Active & Discovery on the Rhine with Sister Hazel
This exclusive “All For You” Storyteller Series river cruise from Frankfurt to Amsterdam will gift 150 Hazelnuts, like you, a sail through time and tales as you wind, bend and meander your way through storybook scenery, hillside castles, terraced vineyards and medieval towns along the Rhine River with your favorite band! Raise your sights – and your glasses – higher and enjoy a “Champagne High” while swaying to the rhythm and rhymes of Sister Hazel onboard your intimate Suite Ship! Time to get “Happy” in a place where happiness flows and book a fantastic, fairytale-come-true holiday today.
Based on 06 September 2022 departure, from $5,953 per person twin share, Cat E stateroom
Romantic Rhine with Christopher Moore
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* Terms & conditions: Prices correct as of 17/09/21, is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Book a 2022 Storyteller river cruise and save $350 per person. Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary page. Offer applicable across all cabin categories. Offer valid for new 2022 bookings made between 01/09/21 to 01/11/21 or until sold out. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication, is dependent upon cruise and cabin category availability, and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $750 per person/per cruise required within 7 days to secure reservation and offers. Cruises including intra-tour flights require additional deposit, confirmed at time of reservation. Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion except Welcome Back Credit an Peace of Mind Travel Plan. Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions, visit avalonwaterways.co.nz