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Cruises launched for Mississippi, Nile and Galapagos

Date Posted: 12/01/2013

Avalon Waterways has launched a range of worldwide river and ocean itineraries to include the Mississippi, the Nile and the Galapogos, following the success of its European river cruise programme.

Promising group travel organisers the same high standards of service, cuisine and onboard facilities as the European river cruise holidays; these new itineraries will be packaged with return flights and overseas airport transfers.

New Mississippi Cruises

Sailing onboard the American Queen, a classic-style paddlewheel steam boat, Mississippi cruises include the 12-day Mississippi in the Fall, and the 13-day Music City to the Big Easy.

This special interest holiday includes two nights in Nashville and one night in Memphis with guided sightseeing and visits to Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St Francisville and New Orleans.

Five-star Nile river cruising

With departures available from January to December, Avalon Waterways has introduced three Nile river cruise itineraries.

Highlights of Egypt; Pyramids, Lake Nasser & Nile Highlights; and Egypt & the Nile in Depth; all sail on the five-star MS Mayfair, one of the newest vessels on the Nile.

All three combine overnight stays in Cairo with guided city sightseeing.

Two cruise holidays to the Galapagos Islands

Sailing onboard the Santa Cruz ship, groups can now book from two cruise holidays to the Galapagos Islands.

Choose from the 11-day Ecuador & the Galapagos or the 16-day Discover the Galapagos & Peru.

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