Avalon Waterways has just announced it will become a suite-only river cruise line when it retires three ships later this year.
Avalon Affinity, Avalon Felicity and Avalon Luminary all have fewer than 80% onboard suites and will be taken out of service between October 12th and November 4th 2018.
This move itself will take Avalon’s fleet to sixteen in 2019.
For next year, the river brand has added seven new itineraries, including one exclusively for the UK market, and an extended ‘Active Discovery’ programme.
Avalon’s 56-passenger capacity Ganges Voyager ship will sail seven Colourful India and The Ganges itineraries next year.
The Blue Danube Revealed sailing which itinerary includes Budapest, Vienna, Prague is only available to the UK market with prices starting at £2,215.
Avalon Waterways has extended its Active Discovery programme from two rivers, the Rhine and the Danube, to three by adding the Rhone.
Active Discovery sailings are designed for guests who prefer to have more time at port with a wider choice of excursions on offer.
The line has also introduced Avalon Choice which categorises daily excursions into three classifications:
This will offer specialist interests such as cooking classes and painting workshops
This includes guided jogging tours, cycling, paddling and hiking
This option offers guests guided tours
The 2019 Avalon Waterways programme went on sale March 15th.
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