Dear Sugars … you’re invited to pin, plot and plan a sweet, Suite Ship sailing from Budapest to Deggendorf with lyrical legend, Cheryl Strayed. Let imagination and improvisation be your guide on this adventure that takes you on a sail through craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards and tradition-rich villages. To actively discover the Old World in new ways and take a walk on the Wild side while enjoying Tiny Beautiful Things if you’re Brave Enough! You will experience two, exclusive on-ship events with your celebrity host, plus you will have the opportunity to share the entire vacation experience with Cheryl Strayed.
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise invites you to experience each destination in ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice®, you can select the included excursions that are just right for your preferences and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic. Your vacation continues after your cruise with two nights in the golden city of Prague! Start by exploring Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide, take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or join Kinga Tittel, renowned author of “Fabulous Budapest,” and experience the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “The Kiss” painting in Vienna.
With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sip local vintages at an Austrian wine tasting, or join a canoe excursion. Your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with included excursions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—all included in an unmatched variety of excursions to choose from each day. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® for a morning visit to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov prior to your arrival in Prague. Explore dazzling Prague with your choice of a guided sightseeing tour or an urban hike extending to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve. From paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way with classic, active, and discovery experiences!
As part of this exclusive, intimate boutique Danube river cruise, you will:
- Set sail on the legendary Danube River with Cheryl and 150 of her fans, exploring the Old World in new, “you” ways, from Budapest to Deggendorf
- Enjoy special events onboard, including a book-signing and Q&A session with Cheryl
- Spend your days your way with your favorite storyteller, enjoying daily, included “Active,” “Discovery” and “Classic” excursions
Suite Sailing Down the Legendary Danube with Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed is the bestselling author of the books Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, Torch, and Brave Enough and the host of the hit podcasts, Dear Sugar and Sugar Calling. She lives in Portland, Oregon. "Travel has long been a source of inspiration and rejuvenation for me and I cannot imagine a better place to seek (and find) both of those things than on the legendary Danube River. I could not be more excited to sail from Budapest to Deggendorf on the Avalon Active & Discovery cruise and I’m especially thrilled to be doing it with group of like-minded travelers. Together we’ll explore, connect, relax, and revel in the wild beauty that every adventure brings."