Over the last few years river cruising has gained in popularity which also explains why some of the river cruise lines have been introducing new ships to discover some of the world’s most beautiful rivers. Compared to traditional cruising on ocean liners, river cruising gives its guests a much more authentic and intimate travel experience. Instead of 2,000 to 3,000 passengers (or more) on ocean going cruise ships, river cruise ships usually only carry up to 170 guests or less.
There are no line ups to get on and off the ship or at meal times, which makes for a very relaxing and carefree experience.
Avalon Waterways is one of those cruise lines and is introducing 2 new ships in Europe this year. The new vessels deliver an experience like no other. While Avalon has always provided river cruisers the most spacious staterooms in Europe (the entire fleet features a minimum room size of 172-square feet), with five new ships boasting two full decks of suites – 200-square foot Panorama Suites (178 total) and 300-square foot Royal Suites (6 total) – the cruise line is offering cruisers even more room to relax and take in 360-degree views of Europe.
When Avalon Waterways unveiled the Avalon Panorama, the industry’s first Suite Ship, they redefined the river cruise experience by enhancing traveler comfort and views, while also bringing indoor/outdoor living on board. And, in 2013, things at Avalon are about to get even more “suite” with the introduction of two additional Suite Ships: The Avalon Expression and Avalon Artistry II.
Each of their Panorama Suites comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. When opened, this 10′ x 7′ floor-to-ceiling window transforms the entire Suite into the category’s only Open-Air BalconySM.
At every turn, you’ll enjoy the luxury of choice — something you’ll only find with Avalon ChoiceSM cruising. From deciding what and where you eat. To selecting your room configuration and cruising style. From choosing your on-land discoveries and onboard enrichments, to making online, pre-sail customizations via MyAvalonSM. Every experience and every nuance — is yours.
Avalon dining has always freed taste buds from the ordinary. And now — it frees you from restrictions. At every meal, you’ll have the ability to choose from a multitude of dining experiences. All feature the highest-quality local ingredients, hand crafted by true culinary artisans. And all are included at no extra cost.
Avalon ships were built with your comfort and pleasure in mind. Wherever you find yourself on the ship, elegant, contemporary spaces provide plenty of seating and cozy spots to relax. Meticulous millwork, hand-applied finishes, contemporary décor, and designer lighting surround you, providing a place you’ll enjoy just relaxing and immersing yourself in the wonders of your river cruise adventure.
With ships in Europe, Asia, Egypt, USA and the Galapagos Islands there are many wonderful itineraries to choose from. Let us help you to make the best choice for your vacation. We don’t just book a river cruise for you, we’ll take you to your destination and take care of all your travel needs, including flights, any pre or after cruise tours and any other arrangements which will help to make your travel experience completely seamless.
Contact us today for up to date pricing and any specials that might be available for your planned river cruise.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.
A special ‘Thank you’ to Avalon Waterways for the beautiful pictures and wonderful video.