The Avalon Difference by Design
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 your river cruise adventure.
When Avalon Waterways unveiled the Avalon Panorama, the industry's first Suite Ship®, we redefined the river cruise experience by enhancing traveler comfort and views, while also bringing indoor/outdoor living on board.
The new vessels deliver an experience like no other. Avalon has always provided our guests with the most spacious staterooms in Europe (the entire fleet features a minimum room size of 172-square feet), with 13 ships boasting two full decks of suites. Our 200-square-foot Panorama SuitesSM (178 total) and 300-square-foot Royal Suites (6 total) offer cruisers even more room to relax amid 360-degree views of Europe.
Each of our Panorama SuitesSM comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. The 11- by 7-foot floor-to-ceiling window opens to transform the entire suite into the river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM.
With a focus on bringing the beauty of Europe inside, Avalon's Suite Ships are designed to transform your spacious room into an Open-Air BalconySM for a truly panoramic cruising experience. The inspiration behind our suite designs is to invite fresh air and epic views in any weather, hour, or time of year, without compromising room space. When the Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window is closed, the Open-Air BalconySM is transformed back into a contemporary, light, and inviting seating area that's perfect for relaxing, reading a book, or sharing a romantic dinner.
With our Suite Ships®, we're pioneering the look of river cruising to give cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom and space. Not only are our staterooms and views 30 percent larger than any other small ship in Europe, every element of the experience, from bed and bathroom positioning and color palette to storage space and sound-proof insulation, was purposely designed for our cruisers’ enjoyment of all that river cruising has to offer. And perhaps most surprisingly, Panorama Suites are available at a price comparable to that of ordinary staterooms offered by other river cruise lines.
Our Suite Ships® underscore Avalon's dedication to energizing the river cruise category. For years, we have inspired upscale design innovations that have elevated the industry standard, including the introduction of floor-to-ceiling windows on two decks of every Avalon vessel. We were also the first to bring a larger stateroom with deluxe hotel-style design, (the Avalon Deluxe Stateroom) to an entire fleet of ships, making us the most contemporary and consistent river cruise operator around.
Avalon Waterways not only provides travelers the most innovative fleet of ships in Europe, by design, we create panoramic access to each landscape with uncompromising views, ample space to unwind, and plenty of choices for the most engaging and immersive journeys imaginable.