Avalon Waterways has launched its 2014 European cruises and new Asia, Africa & the Americas voyages on the Mississippi, Mekong, Yangtze and the Nile as well as trips around the Galapagos and along the Amazon – and there are three new suite ships for next spring.

Asia, Africa & the Americas – 2014 cruises

Avalon’s Nile cruises include three different itineraries with departures available from January to December 2014 on either the five star MS Mayfair, one of the newest vessels on the Nile, or the MS Kasr Ibrim.

The Nile itineraries, with overnight stays in Cairo, include: the nine day ‘Highlights of Egypt’ (from £3319pp); the 12 day ‘Pyramids, Lake Nasser & Nile Highlights’ featuring a four night Lake Nasser cruise on MS Kasr Ibrim (from £4115 pp) and the 16 day ‘Egypt, the Nile & Lake Nasser’ (from £4585pp).

The 12 day ‘From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon’ (from £5499) is available with departures from February to December 2014. Highlights include visits to the Temple of Sacsayhuaman and ceremonial site of Kenko, Machu Picchu and Cusco, before the three-night Amazon cruise aboard the Aria.

The Galapagos voyages include the 11 day ‘Ecuador & the Galapagos’ (£4545pp) visiting Quito and Baltra Island as well as four nights cruising the Galapagos National Park before returning for an overnight stay in Quito on board Isabela II. The 16 day ‘Discover the Galapagos & Peru’ (from £5915pp) which includes four nights cruising the Galapagos National Park.

The 16 day ‘Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong’ (from £4029pp) includes 3 nights at InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, a seven night cruise on the River Mekong aboard the Avalon Angkor; two nights at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa Hotel in Siem Reap and one night at InterContinental Bangkok Hotel.

The Mississippi cruises include the 13 day ‘Music City to the Big Easy’ (from £4665pp) and the 12 day ‘Mississippi in the Fall’ (from £4485pp) on the American Queen – a classic style paddlewheel steam boat.

The Yangtze cruises include the 12-day ‘Magical China & the Yangtze River’ (£3469pp) and 16 day ‘Enchanting China & the Yangtze’ (£4500pp) aboard the newly launched Century Paragon or Century Legend.

Karen Woods, Avalon Product Manager, said:

“This year our newly introduced Mississippi and Galapagos coastal cruises have seen high demand and we are pleased to expand the choice for next year with our new Amazon cruises offering a fantastic experience combined with ships featuring modern and luxurious facilities”.

European cruises for 2014

There will be three new Suite Ships for spring 2014: the Avalon Poetry II, Illumination and Impression with two decks of Panorama Suites.

Cruises will take you along on the Seine, Rhine, Moselle, Danube, Main, Rhone, Saone and Dutch Waterways. Highlights include the eight day ‘Romantic Rhine’ (from £1255pp), 10 day ‘Capitals of Central Europe’ (from £1665pp) and 10 day ‘Balkan Discovery’ (from £1815pp).

Avalon offers a range of themed cruises, from beer tasting or golfing on the Austrian Highlights & Bavaria cruise (7 July 2014 and 13 October 2014) to the Wellness Cruise for yoga and healthy dining options on Blue Danube Discovery (14 July 2014) and the history of World War I to coincide with the centenary of its start in 2014 on the Paris to Normandy Landing Beaches (1 April 2014) and Grand France (24 March 2014). These are in addition to the existing choice of Wine, Music, Art & Impressionist, Culinary, European History & Politics, Jewish Heritage and Festive cruises.

If you book before 30 September 2013 you can receive £600 off per couple on any Avalon cruise and a further £600 off per couple for bookings made on European cruises before the 30 June 2013.

For more information call 0800 668 1801 or visit avaloncruises.co.uk

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