Whether you’re a music lover, history buff or bookworm, you’ll find the perfect experience among one of these special trips. Enjoy exclusive on-ship performances with artists who take you inside their creative process for their novels, scripts and song lyrics. Sail past cliffside castles, fairytale villages and picturesque wineries in the company of best-selling authors and popular entertainers. Select the port experiences and excursions that are perfect for your preference and pace with Avalon Choice®.
Embroider a new feature to the tapestry of your life when you join your favorite authors on uniquely crafted itineraries throughout Europe. Diana Gabaldon, author of the famous Outlander series, was named godmother of an Avalon Waterways ship in 2015. Her sailing takes you from Basel, Switzerland, through Germany’s Black Forest and concludes in the 700-year-old city of Amsterdam. Board a Suite Ship sailing through France and hear from stylish storyteller Candace Bushnell, responsible for the Sex and the City books that inspired the HBO television series. Share your vacation with renowned writer Cheryl Strayed, best known for Wild, her autobiographical account of her pilgrimage along the Pacific Coast Trail.
Imagine sailing the romantic Rhine River with singer Edwin McCain, called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times. Hear “Hearts Fall,” one of the biggest love songs in history, performed live in an intimate venue. Connect with Sister Hazel on a Rhine River cruise like no other. Their exclusive “All For You” Storyteller Series itinerary takes you to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, on a guided culinary walk in Düsseldorf, and to a wine-tasting in Eltville. Avalon Waterways’ award-winning river cruises offer seamless dock-and-go sightseeing with knowledgeable local guides and personalized attention that make your vacation exceptional from embarkation to the last goodbye.