Thursday, 7 April 2011

Avalon's 2012 Preview

Avalon Waterways has launched its first ever preview brochure with five of its most popular European river cruise itineraries for 2012. The selection includes the ‘Magnificent Europe’ (15 days from £2,489), ‘Burgundy and Provence’ (11 days from £1,999), ‘Romantic Rhine’ (8 days from £1,445), ‘Black Sea Discovery’ (11 days from £2,115) and the ‘Legendary Danube’ (11 days from £1,685) river cruises.

A series of great value early booking offers will be available, including £400 off per couple and free travel insurance for all bookings made before 20 May 2011 as well as half-price upgrade supplements (excluding suites) for bookings made by 30 April. Included in the price for the first time are onboard gratuities for the Cruise Director and crew to provide even better value.

Avalon Waterways’ hassle-free river cruise holidays feature a range of benefits included in the price. As well as onboard gratuities, a privately chauffeured door-to-door home pick-up service, port charges and all transfers are included. With a choice of flexible travel arrangements on offer, there are regional flights and Eurostar options to make the journey as easy as possible. Based on a full-board basis, the fine dining onboard includes a range of international and regional dishes with local wines, beers and soft drinks served on complimentary basis with dinner. Sightseeing with local guides means visitors get the most of shore excursions.

Alan MacLean, Managing Director, commented: “As demand and awareness of luxury river cruising grows, we are receiving more requests for early bookings, some from repeat bookers. By putting on sale our five most popular cruises ahead of the main brochure launch in May, our customers can secure the category of stateroom they want and benefit from the value added early booking offers at the same time.”

For more info, see or contact the UK's river-cruise experts of The Cruise Line Ltd.