Inspired by design, our ships are crafted to entice all five senses. Some enhancements, including deluxe woven carpeting, flowers, premium L'Occitane products and scented sticks in our staterooms are subtle. Other offerings, such as Avalon-branded premium bedding (Comfort Collection by AvalonSM), marble bathrooms as well as a perfect balance of warm interiors, natural lighting and panoramic views are distinctive and unexpected.
Each of the ship’s 64 Panorama Suites, positioned on the top two decks, feature 200-square feet of living space: Space that was thoughtfully designed to enhance passenger comfort while also delivering the best views available in small-ship cruising, thanks to the first-of-its-kind Open Air Balcony.
Combined, all elements provide travelers with a unique feeling of space, freedom and comfort not found with any other river cruise line.
With our Suite Ship, we’re pioneering the new look of river cruising. Not only are our rooms and views 30 percent larger than any other small ship in Europe, providing cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom and space, every component of the experience, from bed and bathroom positioning and color palette to storage space and sound-proof insulation, was wistfully designed for our cruisers to ensure they enjoy all that small-ship cruising has to offer.
We have always provided river cruisers the most spacious staterooms in Europe. Our entire fleet features Avalon Deluxe Staterooms that are, on average, 15 percent larger than the competition. With the introduction of our trio of Panorama-style Suite Ships, we're not only offering cruisers our award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms, we're featuring newly designed 200-square foot Panorama Suites (30% larger than the average stateroom) and 300-square foot Royal Suites, offering cruisers even more room to relax and take in 360-degree views of Europe.
Inspired by Local Ingredients. Created by Top Chefs. Savored by All Aboard.
In addition to providing travelers the chance to immerse themselves in each destination they visit, we help them enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe’s most highly skilled chefs, as well as regional wines on board our ships.
With help from our top European chefs, we’re reigniting our cruisers’ culinary experiences by unveiling a number of dining enhancements. They include:
- Giving cruisers a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, cheese and dessert
- Featuring local fare options at each meal
- Highlighting sustainable cuisine on our French itineraries
- Providing cruisers more healthy menu options including low fat, low sodium and glucose-free cuisine
- Introducing a Night Fare Buffet, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat
Avalon’s Panoramic Cruise experience affords travelers the chance to immerse themselves into a destination and culture thanks to award-winning land programs and world-class guides. Our Cruise Directors offer vast onboard educational programs, giving cruisers the chance to soak in the history and culture of a region as they drift from village to village or island to island.
It’s not easy to be an expert on everywhere. Thanks to Avalon’s relationship with Globus – an award-winning tour company with 80 years of experience and teams of people on the ground in 65 countries around the world – our cruisers are privy to the best land programs available. We transform tourists into travelers and storytellers and help them truly experience each destination with access into key destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and Tour Directors.
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 fit luxury and budget-focused travelers, Boomers, GenXers and families wanting to experience Europe, Egypt, China, Southeast Asia and the Galápagos Islands.