Say "Yes" to the Cruise

Avalon Waterways will take care of the rest.
By Margarita Hirapetian

Let’s make 2022 the year of saying “yes.” When you say yes, a world of possibilities opens up and saying no is suddenly the last thing on your mind. Avalon Waterways invites you to say a resounding “yes” to new experiences and memories on one of the most gorgeous and stately ships you’ll ever set foot on. In fact, if you must say no, say it to self-doubt, uncertainty, and the urge to put fun on the back burner. Life is moving as fast as the river current, and you don’t want to be left behind. Go ahead, pack your essentials, and climb aboard a cruise ship that will leave you in awe. Discover these top 10 awe-inspiring excursions when you set sail with Avalon.

1. NEW Active & Discovery on the Seine

The river Seine is truly Seine-sensational, if you don’t mind us saying so. On this new cruise that starts and ends in Paris, you can pick from 23 included “Active,” “Discovery,” and “Classic” excursions! Active and Discovery options are perfect for travelers who prefer to partake in more activities and adventures that will satisfy their curiosity and passions while leaving them wanting more. The options for experiences are endless and each better than the next.

2. NEW Wild & Whimsy on the River

Celebrity and celebrated storyteller Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, regales you with one-of-a-kind tales of her exploits as you cruise the legendary Danube River from Budapest to Deggendorf. Whether you’re a budding author yourself or simply appreciate a good story, this cruise will be beyond memorable.

3. NEW Active & Discovery on the Moselle

On the beautiful Moselle River traveling from Remich, Luxembourg to Frankfurt, Germany, you once again have the option of 21 “Active,” “Discovery,” and “Classic” excursions that will allow you to customize your trip to your heart’s desire. From your stateroom featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, enjoy picturesque views of Remich’s lush forests and vivid vineyards as you sit back and relax.

4. Active & Discovery on the Rhone

On this cruise on the incredible Rhone river, discover and fall in love with the resplendent South of France. Twenty-eight included “Active,” “Discovery,” and “Classic” excursions allow you to make the most of your trip while making memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Springtime in Holland & Belgium

Springtime in Holland and Belgium is a must-see, bucket-list experience that will imprint itself on your soul. The once-in-a-decade FLORIADE is a horticultural exhibition and riotous celebration of blooms that everyone should experience at least once.

6. Danube Dreams with Oberammergau

This glorious 12-day Danube river cruise provides a treat that occurs once every ten years – Oberammergau’s world-famous Passion Play. In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform a play that depicted the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, so long as nobody else died of the plague that was then ravaging Europe. Their prayers were answered. In 1634 the first Passion Play was performed, and the villagers’ promise has been kept to this very day.

7. NEW Sex & the City of Lights

Renowned author Candace Bushnell, of Sex & The City fame, introduces you to another iconic city – Paris – in her own singular way as you sail the Seine and see the City of Lights through a new and sexier lens.

8. Romantic Rhine

Find yourself inside a real-life fairytale when you cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam on the romantic Rhine river. Storybook towns like you’ve never seen before will give the sensation that you’re a character in a tale told by the fireside. Cozy up and enjoy every moment.

9. Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia &
the Mekong River

Southeast Asia beckons with open arms on this luxurious expedition cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam on the Mekong River. From decadent, delicious food to centuries-old art and architecture, the flavors and sights of these destinations must be experienced to be believed.

10. ANY Christmastime Cruise

Europe’s famous Christmas markets are a feast for the senses. Enjoy a magical Christmas in Europe like no other on any holiday-season cruise. The most wonderful time of the year doesn’t get much better than this.

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