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Avalon Announces New Series of Sailings Featuring World-Famous Storytellers

Posted on 05/04/2021

Have you ever wanted to grab a coffee with your favorite author? Well now is your chance, and let me tell you, you will not only be able to share a coffee with the author, you will be sailing with them all across Europe.

Avalon Waterways has introduced a new series of sailings featuring world famous storytellers. "Through this special series of sailings, Avalon guests get to spend a week in Europe with their favorite storytellers. They are invited to meet legends in legendary landscapes," Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways.


Confirmed storytellers for the 2021 and 2022 sailings include:

1. Diana Gabaldon, international bestselling author of the Outland Novels

2. Candace Bushnell, international bestselling author of the Sex and the City anthology

3. Cheryl Strayed, international bestselling author of Wild

4. Gillian Flynn, international bestselling author of Gone Girl

5. Christopher Moore, international bestselling comic fantasy novelist

6. Edwin McCain, billboard-topping singer-songwriter


Sailings will take place on the Rhine, Danube and Seine rivers on some of the cruise line’s most popular cruises.

Through the Stones: Disappear on a Magical Sailing with Diana Gabaldon will take place starting October 30, 2021, with insider stories from the “Outlander” author.

Sex & the City of Lights: Sail the Storied Seine River with Candace Bushnell will depart July 19, 2022, and the Wild & Whimsey on the Water sails the Danube River takes place on the Active & Discovery on the Danube itinerary that sets sail on July 22, 2022, with host Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild.”

Gillian Flynn, author of “Gone Girl” will join an Active Discovery on the Danube itinerary, departing September 14, 2022, and onboard Romantic Rhine and Rhine & Rhône Revealed itineraries, departing September 20, 2022, will feature the Storybook Scenery, Satire & Sarcasm: Sail Away & Make Memories with Christopher Moore.

The I’ll Be…Romancing the Rhine: Sweet Tunes on a Suite Sailing with Edwin McCain will take place on the Active & Discovery on the Rhine itinerary, departing May 3, 2022.



For more information about these once in a lifetime cruise itineraries, please reach out! chatwithpat@altairtravel.com | 314-968-9600

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