With Peter Deilmann shutting down shop in the river cruise arena, a window of opportunity may be opening for younger cruise lines like Avalon Waterways. Just two months after introducing the Avalon Affinity, the five-year-old cruise line is moving full-speed ahead with the August 9 christening of the Affinitys sister ship the Avalon Creativity. In addition to these latest introductions, two more ships are expected to debut in 2010 doubling Avalons fleet in just two over years.The newest ship features a fully equipped fitness room, library, hair salon, gift shop, and club lounge and Jacuzzi pool on the Sky Deck not to shabby for a ship that only carries 140 passengers. Its 2010 itineraries include a 9-day voyage from Paris to Normandy starting from $2,149, plus 17 and 19-day grand tours of the French waterways from $4,429.
To learn more about the newest ships, or to book a cruise visit www.avalonwaterways.com.