Avalon Adds Adventure Hosts to 2019 Europe River Cruises

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways is adding an Avalon Adventure Host to all of the line’s 2019 river cruises in Europe. The new host, who will be based in a new onboard Adventure Center, can help travelers with various activities like checking out a bike for a scenic ride through town; grabbing a Nordic walking stick for hiking; or booking kayaking excursions or complimentary fitness classes on the Sky Deck.

Avalon Waterways Managing Director Pam Hoffee said that the hosts will be able to provide gear, maps and other assistance for travelers looking for active pursuits on and off the ship.

Also in 2019, Avalon is launching the new AvalonGo App, which will help travelers independently explore each destination with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (with hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps, directions as well as local cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment options.

The launch of the new Adventure Hosts program follows the debut of Avalon’s new Active Discovery itineraries on the Rhine, Danube and Rhone rivers, as well as a new Avalon Choice program with included “Classic,” "Discovery” and “Active” excursions on all of the river cruise line’s itineraries throughout Europe.

Avalon Waterways is also offering a special “See Beyond” sales event that will let travelers booking a 2019 cruise early save up to $2,500 per couple on select Europe and Asia river cruises. See here for more information.

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