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Avalon Waterways Expands in France with New 2015 River Cruise Program

April 10, 2014 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Avalon Waterways will double its presence in France next year, introducing two additional ships and a brand new French itinerary as part of its newly released 2015 season of river cruises.

Early booking discounts are available to mark the release of the new 2015 brochure, including savings of $1000 per couple on inaugural French departures and dozens of other European cruises. 

Avalon will extend its revolutionary Suite Ship concept to France for the first time in 2015, deploying two of its newest vessels, Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tapestry II, on the Rhône and Seine rivers.  They will join existing ships Avalon Scenery and Avalon Creativity to provide twice the capacity of previous years. unnamed (8)

With the expanded French offering comes a new dual-river itinerary, the 16-day Rhine & Rhône Revealed, combining a cruise on the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel with a cruise through France on the Rhône from Beaune to the Côte d’Azur.  Priced from $8290* per person twin share (inc discount), it allows travellers to enjoy two of Avalon’s most popular rivers in a single itinerary.

Avalon’s 2015 season will involve the biggest selection of Suite Ships yet offered, each with two entire decks of all-suite accommodation and 30 per cent more cabin area than the average competitor.  Two new ships launching in 2015 – theAvalon Tapestry II and Avalon Tranquility II – will give Avalon a total of 10 Suite Ships in an overall European fleet of 15 modern vessels.

Beyond Europe, Avalon will introduce a brand new ship on the Irrawaddy in 2015, allowing its first itineraries in Myanmar. The new 36-cabin Avalon Myanmar will be small enough to cruise the spectacular upper Irrawaddy throughout its season, allowing a 14-day itinerary that includes Yangon and the extraordinary temples of Bagan, priced from $7501* per person twin share.

Avalon will introduce a similar new ship on the Mekong, Avalon Siem Reap, operating its Vietnam and Cambodia itineraries between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap.  Other international itineraries returning in 2015 include cruises on the Yangtze, Amazon and among the Galápagos Islands.

Avalon’s 2015 early booking deals are on sale now for a limited time and include:

  • Save $1000 per couple on inaugural French cruises aboard the Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tapestry II.  Priced from $3833* per person twin share for the eight-day Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches.  On sale to June 30, 2014, or until sold out. 
  • Save $1000 per couple of dozens of select European cruises on the Seine, Rhône, Moselle, Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.  Priced from $1882* per person twin share for the eight-day A Taste of the Danube between Budapest and Vienna.  On sale to June 30, 2014, or until sold out. 
  • Save $500 per couple on all other European river cruises. On sale to September 30, 2014, or until sold out. 

For full details and bookings see licensed travel agents, visit or phone 1300 230 234.

*Prices subject to availability and conditions.

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