Avalon Waterways unveils new 2022 Storyteller program

Sail with the original Carrie Bradshaw, Sister Hazel and others

Avalon Waterways has unveiled a new exclusive set of celebrity-hosted Storyteller sailings for 2022.

Featuring celebrity hosts, these iconic Avalon Waterways cruises – which will host less than 150 fans and fellow travellers – include a mix of world-renowned authors and musicians. The line-up includes:

  • Candace Bushnell, international bestselling author of the Sex in the City anthology
  • Cheryl Strayed, international bestselling author of Wild
  • Gillian Flynn, international bestselling author of Gone Girl
  • Christopher Moore, international bestselling comic fantasy novelist
  • Edwin McCain, Billboard-topping singer-songwriter
  • Sister Hazel, Billboard-topping band

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“Our new Storyteller Series will welcome a small group of lucky travellers back to Europe in 2022 to enhance the storytelling tapestry of their lives with a ‘once upon a river’ vacation,” said Pam Hoffee, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “On these exclusive sailings, Avalon guests get to spend a week in legendary landscapes with their favourite storytellers, including enjoying specially planned gatherings that range from book-signings and Q&A sessions to private concerts.”

Avalon Waterways’ Storyteller cruises sail Europe’s most popular waterways – the Rhine, Danube and Seine Rivers – on the river cruise line’s highest-rated itineraries, aboard award-winning Suite Ships.

“On these special cruises – and all Avalon cruises – storybook settings are always in view and we make a splash at intriguing ports of call where dock to discovery takes mere minutes,” said Hoffee. “Aboard our signature Suite Ships, guests are privy to our boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama Suites featuring the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies with the widest-opening windows in cruising and beds that face the views for which river cruising is famous.”

Avalon’s Storyteller cruises set sail in May (with Edwin McCain) and continue through September 2022:

  • Sex & the City of Lights: Sail the Seine River from Paris to Le Havre with the original “Carrie Bradshaw,” stylish storyteller Candace Bushnell. Fall in love with storybook scenery on this Suite Ship sailing through France on this new Active & Discovery on the Seine itinerary, departing 19 July 2022.
  • I’ll be… Romancing the Rhine: Sail the romantic Rhine River with “great American romantic,” Edwin McCain! Let your “Hearts Fall” as McCain brings two of the biggest love songs in history to one of the most historic waterways in Europe. This is an Active & Discovery on the Rhine itinerary, departing 3 May 2022.
  • Wild & Whimsy on the Water: a Suite Ship sailing from Budapest to Deggendorf with lyrical legend, Cheryl Strayed. Let imagination and improvisation be your guide on this adventure that takes guests through craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards and tradition-rich villages. This is an Active & Discovery on the Danube itinerary, departing 22 July 2022.
Featuring celebrity hosts, these iconic, exclusive Avalon Waterways' Storyteller Series cruises – which will host less than 150 fans and fellow travelers – include a mix of world-renowned authors and musicians. They are: - Candace Bushnell - Cheryl Strayed - Gillian Flynn - Christopher Moore - Edwin McCain - Sister Hazel
  • All For You: This exclusive Storyteller Series sailing from Frankfurt to Amsterdam will gift “Hazelnuts” a cruise through time and tales as they wind, bend and meander their way through hillside castles, terraced vineyards and medieval towns along the Rhine River with their favourite band. This is an Active & Discovery on the Rhine itinerary, departing 6 September 2022.
  • Gone Girl!: She’s known for her runaway hits – Gone Girl, Sharp Objects and Dark Places – and now, Gillian Flynn is running away to the Danube River. Fans can enjoy twisted narratives while winding and bending their way along the Danube from Budapest to Prague, discovering the Old World in new ways. This is an Active Discovery on the Danube itinerary, departing 15 September 2022.
  • Storybook Scenery, Satire and Sarcasm: Add more Christopher Moore to your clients’ life (the writer who imagined Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff) while meandering through storied scenery – from Basel to Amsterdam – with your favourite satirical novelist. This is a Romantic Rhine itinerary, departing 20 September 2022.

For all the details, go to avalonwaterways.com.au.

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