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When it comes to the little touches, Avalon thinks big—like your choice of firmness in their exclusive Comfort CollectionSM beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich premium coffees in the Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on vacation, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On Avalon ships, you’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.

When Avalon Waterways unveiled the Avalon PanoramaSM, 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. The new vessels deliver an experience like no other. Avalon has always provided their 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. The 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 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 the 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 Suite Ships®, they're pioneering the look of river cruising to give cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom and space. Not only are their 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 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.

The Suite Ships® underscore Avalon's dedication to energizing the river cruise category. For years, Avalon 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. They 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 them 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, they 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.

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