We’re less than a month into 2016 and Avalon Waterways is already looking to 2017 as it becomes the first of the major river cruise brands to release its preview brochure showcasing a range of bargain holiday options in Europe or South-East Asia next year.

On sale until 05 April 2016, the preview guide features more than 30 itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Rhône and Seine rivers in Europe and the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in Vietnam or Myanmar respectively. Additionally, an option to ‘Fly Free’ or receive a further discount of up to 15% is available if travellers book their own airfares.

Itineraries available include the eight-day ‘Romantic Rhine’ between Zurich and Amsterdam; eight-day ‘Paris to Normandy’; the 15-day ‘Magnificent Europe’ on the popular Budapest to Amsterdam river route and the 13-day ‘Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong River’ between Saigon and Siem Reap, plus many more.

A wide variety of other cruise itineraries are also on sale in the preview guide, with fares starting from $3,462 per person twin share.