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Cruises, Special Cruise Deals, Cruise Lines, Cruse Destinations, Luxury Cruises…Everything About Cruises by Travel Author/Editor Lillian Africano



“Where do you want to go?” “What do you want to see?” In 2014, Avalon Waterways is prepared to answer these questions – and more – with, “No problem, we have the cruise for you!”

With cruises on five (5) continents, 340 guaranteed Europe departures, 50,000 berths and 42 itineraries – this award-winning cruise company is confident it has a cruise to fit any traveler’s interests and needs.

“We cruise internationally for different reasons,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “Some of us go to learn about new cultures, some for inspiration and enrichment and others for a stress-free getaway. Regardless of the need for a vacation, a traveler’s curiosities or the destination of choice – be it Europe, Asia, Egypt or South America – we have a cruise that will not only meet her needs, we will exceed her expectations.”

In Europe, Avalon Waterways offers such popular 8-day itineraries as Burgundy & Provence, The Legendary Danube and Romantic Rhine as well as 15-day Magnificent Europe – vacations perfect for first-time river cruisers. For more experienced European travelers, Avalon has a list of unique, off-the-beaten path choices like 9-day Austrian Highlights & Bavaria, 10- or 12-day Capitals of Central Europe and 13-day Highlights of Germany.

The company also provides travelers a “taste” of river cruising with 4- and 5-day Danube cruises and cruise-only options as well as 24-day multiple river itineraries for travelers interested in a more in-depth, panoramic experience.

Outside of Europe, the company also provides cruisers a plethora of choices including a NEW! From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon. On this 11-day cruise and tour itinerary, travelers will enjoy the ONLY 5-star luxury experience on the Amazon, Yarapa, Yanalipa and Ucayali Rivers aboard the MV Aria.

Built in 2011, the MV Aria provides an intimate cruise experience, featuring just 16, 250-square-foot suites and carrying a total of 32 passengers and 24 cruise ship staff, including a Cruise Director and four (4) naturalists. Like Avalon’s European Suite Ships, the Aria’s design is centered around the all-important view. Each suite features an extra-large picture window with beds facing South America’s passing landscapes.

For this new South America vacation, travelers will arrive in Lima for VIP sightseeing including the Larco Museum before flying to Cusco to enjoy the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. On Day 7, they will fly to Iquitos to board the Aria and will enjoy three nights aboard the luxurious ship. During the cruise-portion of this vacation, travelers will enjoy Piranha Fishing; a dolphin, bird and monkey expedition; visits to a Magdalena village, the Yanalipa Flooded Forest and more.

To meet demand for unique and exotic cruises in Southeast Asia, Avalon Waterways is also providing travelers a 14-day Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River itinerary aboard the new Avalon Angkor (2012). “Named after Angkor Wat and featuring only 16 staterooms, this is the first- and only- passenger ship built to cruise all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap,” said Clark.

Other exotic offerings from Avalon Waterways for 2014 include:
– 11-day Magical China & the Yangtze River
– 15-day Enchanting China & the Yangtze River

– 9-day Highlights of Egypt
– 12-day The Pyramids, Lake Nasser & Nile Highlights

– 10-day Ecuador & the Galápagos

For a cruise closer to home, Avalon Waterways also offers travelers special departures aboard the American Queen. They are: 11-day Fall Foliage Spectacular: From the Windy City to the Twin Cities and 12-day America’s Heartland: From Music City to the Big Easy.

“We have put together more than 100 cruise package possibilities on the greatest waterways in the world, each featuring unparalleled choice and land programs with VIP access to the world’s must-see sites,” said Clark.

DEAL ALERT : SAVE $1,000 per couple ($500/person) on select 2014 “Book Now” sailings or $500 per couple ($250/person) on ANY 2014 Europe itinerary. Click here for details and more deals!

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