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Avalon's Innovative Suite Ship Design Looks Out for the Way You Look Out

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Avalon Waterways | April 08, 2015

Avalon's Innovative Suite Ship Design Looks Out for the Way You Look Out

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This week, as Avalon Waterways unveils its 2016 cruise itineraries, the company is also inviting travelers to experience the views they deserve when sailing the rivers of Europe because, unlike other cruise ships, Avalon Waterways has designed its staterooms so beds face the windows – and the incredible sights river cruising is famous for. In fact, on two full decks of every Suite Ship in Europe and Southeast Asia, Avalon Waterways offers travelers a unique point of view -- one where the view is the whole point. 

“In the average cruise cabin, the view from the bed never changes. Travelers are looking at the same scene throughout their voyage: the wall,” said Patrick Clark, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “We had a better idea. We turned our beds so they face out giant windows. To do this, we angled the wall behind the bed – a design innovation that provided two additional benefits. It opened up each stateroom and bathroom, exclusively giving Avalon travelers more space and better views.”

In terms of space, at 200 square feet, Avalon’s Panorama Suites are 30 percent larger than the average stateroom. In fact, the smallest stateroom in the Avalon fleet is 172 square feet.

Avalon also takes a different approach to the typical balcony. Instead of providing travelers with a traditional balcony, Avalon Waterways’ Suite Ships offer two full decks of suites with Open-Air Balconies: A floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window that opens seven feet wide.

“With a focus on bringing the beauty of Europe or Southeast Asia inside, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies offer our travelers a fresh air, Panoramic Cruising experience complete with epic views, in every weather condition, without compromising room space,” said Clark. “And when each room’s Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window is closed, the Open-Air Balcony is transformed into a light, inviting and inspirationally designed sitting room that’s perfect for relaxing, reading a book or taking pleasure in a romantic dinner. Avalon’s Open-Air Balcony can be enjoyed any hour of the day, year round, adding considerable comfort to the overall guest experience.“

To spotlight the different point-of-view Avalon takes when it comes to showcasing the views of river cruising, the company is unveiling a series of videos. The first view-focused video launched today.

Big Savings on Bigger Views: Those booking a 2016 cruise early can save 15 percent on all France river cruises or save 10 percent on all 2016 Europe cruises. For details, click here

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SOURCE: Avalon Waterways Press Release

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