12th cruise home – genealogy – itinerary – ship – pricing and booking

Date: 30 July – 6 August 2016

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Itinerary: Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Basel (Switzerland) – one way

Price: per person twin share from AU$4231 – (approx US$3200, GB£2250, NZ$4800, €2900). See pricing and booking page

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Cruise conference and other benefits
Conferencing space is much more limited on a river cruise ship than an ocean cruise ship. However we expect to be able to offer the following:

Itineraryclick here for further details
(note: cruise starts and finishes 1 day earlier than initially advised)
River Cruise Avalon

  • day 1 – Sat 30 Jul 2016 – Amsterdam, Holland (embarkation – afternoon)
  • day 2 – Sun 31 Jul 2016 – Amsterdam
  • day 3 – Mon 1 Aug 2016 – Cologne, Germany
  • day 4 – Tues 2 Aug 2016 – Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim
  • day 5 – Wed 3 Aug 2016 – Excursions to Mainz and Heidelberg
  • day 6 – Thu 4 Aug 2016 – Strasbourg, France
  • day 7 – Fri 5 Aug 2016 – Breisach, Germany –  excursion to the Black Forest
  • day 8 – Sat 6 Aug 2016 – Basel, Switzerland (disembarkation)

Avalon Tranquility II – launched April 2015
The intimate setting of the Avalon Tranquility II features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard-perfect for stretching out and relaxing-or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. Onboard amenities and services include free Wi-Fi access, Internet corner, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare. (the photo below is of Poetry II, a near identical ship to Tranquility II). Click here for more details, deck and cabin plans and photos.


7 reasons Avalon’s new ship will ruin river cruising for you
Read this brief review (with photos) written at the christening of Tranquility’s identical sister ship, Tapestry II, earlier this year. Tranquility was christened soon after.

“It’s true, Avalon Waterways has a new ship and it’s as disgustingly beautiful as the line’s other horribly incredible river cruising vessels.”