Jann Arden To Host 2021 Avalon Waterways European River Cruise
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Fans of Jann Arden have a treat in store: next year she will host a special sailing of Avalon Waterways’ Active & Discovery on a Rhine cruise departing 25MAY, 2021. As well as mingling with passengers, Arden will perform a private concert on board and participate in a photo op and CD signing.
Arden acted as Godmother of the Avalon ship Tranquility II in 2015 and hosted cruises in 2017 and 2019. "The Avalon river cruise experience is beyond special,” she says. “I was able to take my mom a few years before she passed away and it’s a memory I will always hold so very dear. Avalon’s attention to detail on every level truly makes the experience ‘the trip of a lifetime.’ Of course the fact that I get to bring a few members of my band and do a concert is simply the cherry on top!”
The 8-day sailing starts with an overnight stay onboard the Avalon Expression in Amsterdam before sailing on to Nijmegen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz/Rudesheim and Mainz before disembarking in Frankfurt, Germany. Click here for the full itinerary.
As well as themed shore excursions and the use of bikes and Nordic walking poles ashore, guests will enjoy three meals daily (including regional wines and beer with lunch and dinner), nightly light entertainment and talks – as well as Arden’s concert.
The majority of accommodation on the 166-passengerExpressionis in Avalon’s signature Panorama suites: 200 square foot staterooms featuring marble bathrooms, wall-to-wall windows which open over two metres wide, and window-facing beds – perfect for taking in the views of medieval towns and vineyards.
The cruise is priced from $4,649 (excluding airfare) but travellers can save up to $600 per person if they book by 6APR this year. Guests are also welcome to extend their stay in Europe before or after the cruise with a variety of hotel and touring packages.
“We are so thrilled that Jann has chosen to sail with us again,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director of Avalon’s parent company, the Globus family of brands, in Canada. “Our guests always tell us how much they love the fun and informal atmosphere on board.”
Areden is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year.
She adds: “Come with us and see just exactly why I keep doing these cruises year after year. I am a Godmother of the Avalon Tranquility II after all!”
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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.