Sweet Indeed: Avalon’s Panorama Suites


When it comes to choosing a European river cruise, there are a few things you want to bear in mind:  the itinerary. The accommodation. The food. Excursions.

There’s no doubt that Avalon Waterways easily ticks all of these boxes, with its choice of 43 itineraries as short as 4 days and as wonderfully long as 27 days. With 14 ships averaging just five years of age, Avalon delivers a comfortable, contemporary experience with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

Food ranges from elegant four-course dinners with wine included…to free picnics prepared by the crew for you to take ashore. And the excursions are so diverse, fun and interesting that Avalon recently won the 2019  Best Shore Excursions award from the ultimate online cruise resource Cruise Critic. And they’re even included in the cruise price.

And how’s the accommodation?

Avalon’s Panorama Suites started, and remain, as industry game-changers.  There are two full decks of Panorama Suites on each of Avalon’s 14 European ships, each measuring 200 square feet, a full 30%  greater than industry standard staterooms.

Not only are the Suites spacious, they feature window walls which open over two meters wide. Avalon calls this the “Open-Air Balcony,” meaning that no space is sacrificed to a traditional balcony, but allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe. Generous seating for up to six people means that you can entertain in your Suite with everyone enjoying the view.

The other game changer that Avalon pioneered is comfy, luxurious beds facing the window. Which means you can laze back and enjoy the passing view, whether it’s medieval towns, bustling cities, vineyards or castles. Bring along a self-serve latte from the Club Lounge or help yourself to a glass of wine from your Suite’s stocked mini-bar and you have the makings for a relaxing afternoon!

Avalon’s thoughtful touches don’t end with the view and the bed. Marble washrooms feature L’Occitaine amenities. A flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi on board, handy desk and small coffee table (that can be raised to dining height, should you want to enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast served in your stateroom) complete the comforts of your home-away-from home in an Avalon Suite Ship Panorama Suite.

Avalon’s Panorama Suites have proven such an innovative success that they have also won, three times, the Cruise Critic award for Best River Cruise Ship Cabin.

Find out more at www.avalonwaterways.ca; call 800-268-3636 or see your travel agent.