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Jann Arden to Host European River Cruise

Fans of Jann Arden have a huge treat in store:  next year she will be hosting a special sailing of Avalon Waterways’ Active & Discovery on the Rhine cruise departing May 25, 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 has 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 vacation starts with an overnight stay onboard the Avalon Expression in Amsterdam before sailing onto Nijmegen, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz/Rudesheim, 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 delicious meals daily (including regional wines and beer with lunch and dinner), nightly light entertainment and talks – as well as, of course, Jann’s own concert. The cruise will be on board the 166-passenger Avalon Expression, which was launched in 2013. The majority of accommodation is in the company’s signature Panorama suites: 200 square foot staterooms featuring marble bathrooms, wall-to-wall windows which open over two meters wide, and window-facing beds – perfect for taking in the views of medieval towns and vineyards as you sail leisurely past.

The cruise is priced from $4,649 Cdn (excluding airfare) but travellers can save up to $600 per person if they book by April 6 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 offered by Avalon Waterways.

“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.” It will be even more special in 2021, as this year Jann is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Jann 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!”

Find out more at (see Special Interest Cruises), call 1-800-268-3636 or see your travel agent.

ABOUT AVALON WATERWAYS Travellers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® proudly present Avalon Waterways’ unique Open-Air BalconySM—cruising’s only bed with a view, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. When travellers pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising, they’re in for an experience as wide open as the view.

On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving travellers the freedom to do exactly as they please, when they please. Whether enjoying a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, joining a cooking class or paddling a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When travellers prefer to explore on their own, Avalon helps with recommendations, information and the gear they need, thanks to Adventure Hosts, an Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon's FlexDining® program gives guests the choices they crave. 

When travellers sail the world with Avalon Waterways, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to our guests. For more information, visit; travel agents are requested to visit

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