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Avalon Waterways Introduces Sailings With World-Famous Storytellers

Avalon Waterways has launched a new and exclusive 'Storyteller Series', where guests can escape through the pages on celebrity-hosted cruises.

Avalon Waterways has launched a new and exclusive ‘Storyteller Series’, where guests can escape through the pages on celebrity-hosted cruises.

Avalon Waterways announced a new, celebrity-hosted STORYTELLER SERIES of cruises, inviting travel enthusiasts to turn the page on their holiday plans.

This new series invites travellers to enjoy a Suite Ship sail through time and tales, in storybook settings, with chart-topping troubadours sharing insider narratives outside the pages of bestselling novels, scripts and song lyrics.

Because let’s face it, two of the best things in life are travelling and stories.

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Avalon Waterways’ new Storyteller Series is being offered on Europe’s most popular waterways – the Rhine, Danube and Seine Rivers.

Confirmed storytellers for this new series of 2021 and 2022 sailings include world-renowned authors and musicians. They are:

  • Diana Gabaldon, international bestselling author of the Outlander novels
  • 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
Claire & Jamie Fraser, Outlander

“Our new, exclusive Storyteller Series invites travellers to enhance the storytelling tapestry of their lives by embarking on incredible, ‘once upon a river’ holidays,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways.

“Through this special series of sailings, Avalon guests get to spend a week in Europe with their favourite storytellers. They’re invited to meet legends in legendary landscapes.”

Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways says it invites travellers to enjoy an intimate experience on board Avalon’s signature Suite Ships, featuring the industry’s only Panorama Suites and Open-Air Balconies.

There will be no more than 160 fellow travellers onboard each sailing and Pam Hoffee says that fans of the celebrity hosts will be privy to special gatherings – from book-signings to concerts and Q&A sessions – not to mention, off-the-cuff opportunities to interact with their host, while on ship or in port.

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