Avalon Waterways Suite Ships
Presenting the Panorama SuitesSM
Only on the Suite ShipsSM of Avalon.
While others ask you to compromise, we present staterooms that never will.
At Avalon, we’ve taken a radically different approach to stateroom design than other cruise lines. We didn’t compromise. We didn’t cut corners. We didn’t make our rooms an afterthought. We didn’t crowd and jam and squish. And we didn’t let our accountants design them. Instead we designed our Suite ShipsSM with an attention to detail river cruising has never seen before. We brought innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space to our one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM. And that means a more comfortable, more relaxing, more enjoyable vacation for you.
They Started with Walls. We started with windows.
To help illustrate how much better our staterooms are, we’re comparing them to the typical river cruise cabin. And we’ll start with the windows. While others put a small window in their wall, we designed a wall made of window. Which gives you a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall view. It’s the largest standard window in river cruising. More than 30% larger than the others. And it opens up to some of Europe’s most awe-inspiring views. Then we thought of the smallest details to ensure your views from anywhere in your stateroom are unobstructed. We made our chairs low profile enough to not block your view. And we designed our table to slide down all the way when you aren’t using it. Small things that make a big difference.
A small, narrow balcony versus the Avalon Open-Air BalconySM.
When it comes to balconies, other cruise companies have decided that it somehow makes sense to make your room a whole lot smaller, in order to give you a hardly useable outdoor space they call a “balcony.” As you can see, there’s not a lot of room for people to enjoy the view out there. Well if you expect more, the only place to find it is with an Avalon Open-Air Balcony.
It allows you to make full use of the balcony experience in any weather condition, in any season, without compromising stateroom space. How’d we do it? We pushed your room all the way out to the edge of the ship. Then we made the whole wall a window and we gave you a giant seven-foot opening. The result is a space where you can slide the doors wide open, and enjoy the feeling of sitting comfortably “outside” as the amazing views of castles and villages, rolling green hills and ancient cities pass by. This newfound space also allowed us to furnish it with a love seat and chairs, a table where you can enjoy a meal of an evening drink, and enough room for entertaining friends.
A bed for those who like to look at a view. Not a wall.
In the average cabin, the view from the bed never changes. You’re looking at the same scene throughout your voyage: the wall. Meanwhile, outside your window, breathtaking views of the European countryside are passing by. We had a better idea. Let’s turn our bed so it faces out the giant window. And to do that we angled the wall behind the bed, which had two other benefits: it opened up the stateroom to give you more space, and it opened up the bathroom behind the wall to give you a more spacious and bathroom vanity. More space and a better view. That’s what happens when you pay attention to the details.
Plus, in a Panorama SuiteSM, you’re not looking through chairs and tables out a small window. You view is unobstructed as you look at the wide-open view through a wide-open window. All from the comfort of your Comfort Collection BedSM.
A ship bathroom that doesn’t feel like a ship bathroom.
There’s something about space in a bathroom. Whether it’s at home, in a hotel, or on a ship. We figured that out. Which is why we made the bathroom on our Suite ShipsSM a focus of our attention. First we made them spacious. Then we made them luxurious.
We’ve enlarged our shower. We’ve included marble countertops, premium fixtures, floor to ceiling granite tiles, L’Occitane® bath products and a feeling of elegance throughout.
Want to see how they compare? Take a look for yourself.
We invite you to come experience a cruise unlike any other.
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