Avalon Waterways, Monograms Release River Cruise Itineraries

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Avalon Waterways and Monograms developed seven to 10-day pre- and post-cruise packages for river cruise itineraries in London, Paris, Nice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Zürich, Interlaken, Lucerne and Berlin.

“Now, with help from Monograms, agents can help cruise clients, wanting to spend even more time exploring villages and cities in Europe some great and easy-to-book options,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways.

According to Clark, Monograms’ A Week in Paris vacation is the perfect pre-cruise getaway for Avalon Waterways’ Burgundy & Provence itinerary. The seven-day Vienna & Prague vacation package is a good fit with Avalon’s A Taste of the Danube itinerary, post-cruise.

In 2010, Avalon Waterways and Monograms are offering almost 15 pre- and post-cruise packages to fit many river cruise itineraries. Some cruise packages include:

Paris & Nice, seven days, priced from $1,599. This can be combined pre-cruise with Avalon Waterways’ Burgundy & Provence.

Amsterdam, Paris & London, seven days, priced from $1,389.  Combine post-cruise with Avalon Waterways’ Romantic Rhine, European Splendor, Magnificent Europe, Windmills, Vineyards & Paris or North Sea-Black Sea Cruise.

Vienna, Munich & Berlin, 10 days, priced from $2,429. Combine post-cruise with Avalon Waterways’ A Taste of the Danube.

“Booking a Monograms vacation pre- or post-cruise is a safe and easy way for agents to not only build business but also to enhance client satisfaction,” said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands.

To celebrate its 2010 offerings and to encourage travelers to book, Avalon Waterways is offering early booking incentives. Guests can receive $150 off per person on any 2010 Egypt, China, Galapagos or Taste of the Danube cruise/land-only vacation or $300 off per person when booking air on the same itineraries. The deal increases for most Europe cruise vacations.

Guests can also receive $250 off per person select Europe river cruise/land-only vacations or $500 off per person when booking air on the same itineraries.

A Taste of the Danube, Egypt, China or Galapagos cruise-only bookings are eligible for the $150 off per person offer. The bookings must be made, under deposit between March 25 and June 30, 2009 for travel through December 31, 2010. 

Visit www.avalonwatereways.com.