Avalon Waterways River cruises has the world’s youngest river cruising fleet. Each vessel offers sleek, contemporary ship design and state-of-the-art technology. Avalon Waterways leads the way in modern river cruising and small-ship cruising. Travelers gave our river cruise vacations a 97% satisfaction rating on post-river cruise surveys.
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WHY CRUISE WITH AVALON WATERWAYS?
From the world’s youngest river cruising fleet to the sleek, contemporary ship design and state-of-the-art technology, Avalon Waterways leads the way in modern river cruising and small-ship cruising. Travelers gave our river cruise vacations a 97% satisfaction rating on post-river cruise surveys.
In May 2011, Avalon Waterways unveiled the Avalon Panorama, the industry's FIRST "Suite Ship." Simply put, this Suite Ship redefines space: Space that was thoughtfully designed to enhance traveler comfort and views, while also bringing an indoor/outdoor living experience on board.
In addition to boasting 17 award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms on the lower deck, the Panorama features 64 newly designed Panorama Suites, positioned on the top two decks, showcasing a full, 200-square feet of living space. This space comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. When opened, this floor-to-ceiling window is nearly 11' x 7', and transforms the entire Suite into the category's first Open-Air Balcony.
The Avalon Impression, the Avalon Poetry II, and the Avalon Illuminations will join the Avalon family in 2014, with the same enhance cabins and amenities as the Avalon Panorama.
Comfort on our ships also comes in the form of flexible and personalized dining. Avalon helps guests enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks on board our ships. With help from top European chefs, Avalon is reigniting cruisers' culinary experience by unveiling a number of dining enhancements and selections. The all-inclusive dining choices and selections offered on Avalon ships are simply unparalleled.
We cruise internationally for different reasons. Some of us go to learn about new cultures, some for inspiration and enrichment and others for a stress-free getaway. From adding distinct destinations and abbreviated cruises to our vacation portfolio to creating themed travel and pre- and post-cruise combination opportunities, we've put together more than 120 all-inclusive experiences to 20 countries to fit luxury and budget-focused travelers, Boomers, GenXers and families wanting to experience a plethora of destinations around the world.
In addition to included sightseeing led by Certified Local Guides, Avalon also offers the option of alternative sightseeing for travelers who have different interests or who are veterans of the area. And if you have more specific interests, MyAvalonSM lets you select and pre-pay for a wide variety of optional excursions.
Avalon Waterways 2014
Avalon's remarkable, award-winning fleet is the youngest on the European waterways-significantly younger than the industry average, which means every Avalon ship delivers the most innovative technologies, inspired designs, and highly desirable features and services. And for 2014, we are adding not two but three "Suite Ships" to the fleet. The stunning Avalon Impression, Avalon Poetry II, and Avalon Illuminations will grace the legendary waters of the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers.
A Panorama Suite on Avalon's "Suite Ships" comes fully appointed and ready to deliver the very best of river cruising. Designed with space to get away from it all and relax, you'll discover you can really "live" in the remarkably large living space - 30% larger than the industry standard. You'll find yourself mesmerized by the amazing views outside your Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window...and will appreciate how the unique Open-Air Balcony doesn't detract from your indoor square footage the way an exterior balcony does. A full-size sitting area is perfect for quiet moments alone-and spacious enough to host a private cocktail party with new friends. Even the placement of the bed is innovative, facing the window to allow you to watch the splendid passing riverscapes as you lie in cozy comfort on your Comfort Collection Bed. And unlike other operators that only have a small number of premium suites on each ship, 80% of our Suite Ship staterooms are Panorama Suites.