Immerse yourself in the many wonders of an incredible Europe river cruise on the stunning and innovative Suite Ships of Avalon Waterways, so spectacular that they are in a class by themselves. These new additions to one of the region’s most modern river cruise fleet feature a lovely contemporary decor with designer lighting creating a comfortable ambiance throughout, as well as some of the largest staterooms and suites that will be your fantastic home away from home. With all this and much more, you will know why discerning travelers are choosing them to cruise the storied rivers of Europe.
Stunning and innovative, the Avalon Panorama was the first of the new Suite Ship class, making her debut in 2011, closely followed last year by the Avalon Vista and Avalon Visionary. Crowd-pleasers, the spectacular Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression will also set sail along Europe’s history-lined rivers this year, and in 2014, Avalon Impression, Avalon Illumination and Avalon Poetry II, (sister ships to Artistry II and Expression), will also grace these famous waterways. With each ship accommodating just 128 to 166 guests, you can be assured of impeccable attentive service.
Boasting two complete decks of stunning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that are transformed into an incredible Open-Air Balcony, creating a huge seating area, perfect for cocktail parties or to simply gaze at the Old World from a new ship! Unparalleled, an amazing 200-square-feet, they are more than an incredible 30 percent larger than the industry standard. Feel majestic in the equally stunning Royal Suites, encompassing 300-square-feet, offering you plenty of room to relax and enjoy the amazing 360-degree views of Europe.
Entice all five senses in your stunning home away from home, featuring delightful flowers, premium L’Occitane products and marble bathrooms. Innovative design even includes the placement of the bed, so it faces the window affording incredible views, as you luxuriate in your amazing Comfort Collection Bed with a fabulous memory foam topper.
Satisfy your mind, body and soul on an Avalon river cruise, where you will be inspired from morning to night. Delicious meals crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients with regionally influenced recipes and local wines, make every meal yet another a wonderful part of the travel experience. Enrich your holiday with wonderful land excursions escorted by Certified Local Guides as you cruise to diverse places along legendary rivers.
Throughout your cruise, experience the luxury of Avalon Choice® — from deciding what and where you eat, to selecting your room configuration, onboard enrichments and much more. Enjoy the fresh breezes your Panoramic Windows, as enchanting scenery glides by. Boasting an amazing view at every turn, the unique Suite Ships were created to deliver every quaint village, riverbank vineyard, magnificent cathedral, historic church and medieval castle right to you. Step off the ship into historic places, where you will be introduced to the varied local flavors and can spend the entire day drinking it all in. With the freedom to roam, you won’t be a tourist, but rather a traveler and an explorer.
Providing the perfect way to see Europe up close on a variety of exciting itineraries, including festive Christmastime Market River cruises, for the ultimate holiday celebration. Majestically glide along the legendary Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers to such incredible history-rich destinations as Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest, Cologne, Melk, Amsterdam, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Frankfurt, Prague, Strasbourg, Zurich and Durnstein, a famous wine-growing area.
Elegance and spaciousness can be found throughout the public areas of these delightful ships, where there is never a crowd. Designed for your comfort and pleasure, there are lots of lovely cozy and intimate spots to relax and take in Europe’s special beauty, including the chic Sky Bistro, plus the Observation and Panorama Lounges.
Relaxing evenings may include having a drink with friends at a convivial bar or lounge, listening to delightful piano music after dinner and fun movie nights. Enriching your river cruise vacation, special adventures are featured with chefs, various artisans, entertainers and experts in different fields. On many occasions, local performers will come onboard for an enjoyable and insightful experience.
Enjoy a wide range of delicious options of handcrafted dishes for breakfast, lunch and mouthwatering four-course à la carte dinners in the elegant dining room. Savor a variety of fabulous appetizers, salads, entrees, cheeses and desserts, as well as vegetarian dishes. Dine al fresco for lunch at the delightful Sky Bistro or enjoy a lighter fare and regional specialties and wines in the Panorama Bistro, an alternative to the main restaurant. More scrumptious treats await at Night Fare, offered late in the evening. Partake in the delightful experience of Afternoon Tea and enjoy a drink at Social Hour in the Main Lounge.
Immerse yourself in your destination with Culture through Cuisine, where you can experience local fare as you are introduced to flavors or the destination. Thanks to some of Europe’s fabulous chefs, who come on board to create amazing meals with ingredients, you can enjoy local specialty dishes along with complimentary regional wines. Fresh baked goods are also offered from area bakeries and you can attend a variety of exclusive culinary events, from a five-course Welcome Dinner to special chef “tastings,” giving you an extra insight into the culture of your destinations.
Savor a wide variety of delicious dishes onboard and on land, including this region’s world famous cuisine, a dream come true for culinary cruisers. Delectable regional fare is prepared at a variety of dining options, from the casual Panorama Bistro, to the open-air Sky Bistro, and enjoy fabulous lunch buffets with various pasta dishes and carving stations.
Complimentary regional wines, beers and soft drinks, as well as coffee or tea after dinner are served and room service is available serving a continental breakfast and beverages.
Fabulous onboard amenities include everything from complimentary WiFi to an expanded fitness center. Keep in touch with family and friends at the Internet corner and the spacious Sky Deck, with lounge chairs, a shade system, a relaxing whirlpool and the pleasant open-air bistro. There is even an elevator for your convenience.
Indulge in a variety of treatments at the Hair Salon, including manicures and keep up you’re your daily workouts at the fitness center. Enjoy a wide variety of onboard lectures, nightly entertainment and a fascinating behind-the-scenes ship tour.
Don’t wait to reserve your incredible Avalon Waterways river cruise and enjoy casual elegance at its best in one of the world’s most beautiful regions. See the glory of this magnificent part of the world on a Suite Ship and have a vacation like no other as you live the “Suite” life on a luxury Europe river cruise.