Avalon Waterways has announced that the cruise line will expanding its selection of Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône and Seine Rivers as well as the waterways of Holland and Belgium.
Since launching Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube River in 2017, Avalon Waterways has added these itineraries to every major European waterway it sails. In 2022, the company will introduce two new Active & Discovery itineraries making a total of six itineraries with 47 departures.
“Untethered and full of opportunities to infuse interests and passions into each cruise, our Active & Discovery vacations feature extraordinary – included – activities that give travellers the choices they crave,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways.
“On these one-of-a-kind cruises, every day, travellers can choose from a selection of included ‘Active,’ ‘Discovery’ and ‘Classic’ excursions. In fact, the average number of Avalon Choice excursions on these cruises is 22, giving our guests countless opportunities to customize their getaway.”
New Active & Discovery itineraries for 2022 are Active & Discovery on the Moselle and Active & Discovery on the Seine. They join Active & Discovery in Holland & Belgium (added in 2021); Active & Discovery on the Rhône(2019); Active & Discovery on the Rhine (2018) and Active & Discovery on the Danube (2017).
Active & Discovery on the Moselle
This eight-day itinerary features 21 Avalon Choice excursions. The programme offers a variety of activities suited for active travellers including a hike up to Landshut Castle in Bernkastel, a bike ride through the Moselle Valley near Cochem, a canoe paddle on the Moselle River, and more. Guests wishing to discover more of a destination can participate in a wine-tasting in the Moselle Valley, meet with an apple orchard farmer and walk through the family’s orchards, visit a famous local brewery in Koblenz, and more.
Active & Discovery on the Seine
This nine-day Seine cruise features 23 Avalon Choice excursions including active excursions such as kayaking along the Seine river, hiking up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard, and taking an e-bike tour to the Château de Maisons-Lafitte. Guests can further explore the destination by visiting Chantilly Castle where the experts of the Confrérie des Chevaliers Fouetteurs de créme Chantilly will help you prepare Chantilly cream, attending a cocktail workshop in Palais Benedictine, touring and discovering the legends of the haunted Abbey de Mortemere, and more.
Active & Discovery cruises are also spotlighted in the company’s new Storyteller Series of sailings, featuring celebrity hosts. Candace Bushnell is hosting Sex & the City of Lights – an Active & Discovery on the Seine itinerary, departing on 19JUL, 2022; Cheryl Strayed is hosting Wild & Whimsy on the Water – an Active & Discovery on the Danube itinerary, departing on 21JUL, 2022; Gillian Flynn is hosting Gone Girl! – an Active & Discovery on the Danube itinerary, departing 15SEP, 2022; and Edwin McCain is hosting I’ll Be … Romancing the Rhine – an Active & Discovery on the Rhine itinerary, departing on 03MAY, 2022.
“Priced from $3,767, our Active & Discovery vacations include more excursions – at the same cost – as other river cruise itineraries,” said Hoffee.
“They are the perfect choice for travellers who have a diverse set of interests; those who want to customize their vacation; those returning to a river for a new experience and multi-generational travellers with different passions and pace levels. There’s nothing else like them on Europe’s rivers.”
Guests who book now will receive free air from select Canadian gateways and savings up to $1,300 per couple on select 2022 Avalon Waterways river cruises. For more details, click here.