Avalon Waterways is launching three more Avalon Suite Ships for 2014: the Avalon Poetry II, Avalon Illumination and Avalon Impression. The ships will offer cruises on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers in Europe.
The addition of these ships, plus two new Suite Ships scheduled to be unveiled this spring (Avalon Artistry II – April; Avalon Expression – May) – which are nearly sold out – will bring the fleet’s Suite Ship total to eight (adding nearly 10 percent more capacity).
Each suite on the ships will have an open-air balcony, a combination of the largest windows available with a sliding glass door that opens wide at 7-feet, plus a spacious seating area. The ships boast two full decks of suites.
“Eighty percent of the rooms on our Suite Ships are 200-square-foot Panorama Suites or 300-square-foot Royal Suites,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “And our smallest stateroom in the fleet is still a very comfortable, 172-square-feet.”
The ships also have a Sky or Panorama Bistro (for alternative dining) as well as Panorama, Sky and Observation Lounges, featuring plenty of seating and cozy spots to relax and take it all in.