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An Inside Look at Avalon Waterways' Breathtaking Ship, Avalon View

Avalon View, a luxurious river cruise ship by Avalon Waterways, offers an upscale experience with exceptional amenities, dining, and activities.
4 min 30 sec read | Jan 12, 2024

In the realm of luxury travel, river cruising stands apart as a refined and intimate way to explore the world's most picturesque waterways. Among the fleets that navigate these serene paths, Avalon Waterways' newest ship, Avalon View, emerges as a paragon of elegance.

This new vessel caters to discerning travelers looking to explore charming destinations along Europe's rivers in comfort and style. Read on to discover the wealth of experiences that await onboard this modern ship. 

Contact a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM or browse here to see everything Avalon Waterways has to offer for your next vacation.

Avalon View: The Latest in Refined Luxury

Built in 2020 and launched in 2022, this newly built Avalon Waterways ship represents the pinnacle of contemporary river cruising vessels. It features a state-of-the-art design and a length of 433 feet, providing plenty of space for everyone onboard.

The ship also boasts 16 staterooms and 67 suites for a comfortable capacity of 166 guests. A crew of 47 ensures a 3.5:1 passenger-to-crew ratio for an intimate setting where quality and attention to detail are paramount.

Opulent Accommodations and Amenities

Each stateroom on Avalon View is its own private sanctuary, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living spaces into open-air balconies. At 200 square feet, the ship's Panorama Suites offer 30% more space than the industry standard. The elegant decor, plush bedding, and modern amenities like complimentary Starlink WiFi complete the refined, home-away-from-home experience. 

The public areas on this Avalon Waterways ship are equally impressive, with panoramic windows throughout. From the well-equipped fitness center and spacious Sky Deck to a covered observation deck, there's no shortage of places to unwind and socialize onboard Avalon View. Guests also enjoy 24-hour access to Club Lounge, a self-serve beverage station with complimentary hot drinks and treats.

Culinary Delights

Culinary experiences on Avalon View are nothing short of exceptional. The Panorama Dining Room offers an elegant ambiance, panoramic views, and spacious open seating. Here, guests are treated to an array of dishes thoughtfully curated to reflect the local cuisine of the regions the ship passes through. For a more casual setting, guests can visit the Panorama Bistro or the Sky Grill on the top deck to enjoy al fresco dining with stunning views.

Avalon Waterways is known for using fresh, local ingredients and for providing its Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal, including at the daily breakfast and lunch buffets. If you'd rather dine in your luxurious stateroom, complimentary room service is available for continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch and dinner also include complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks, and guests can indulge in a daily Happy Hour featuring house beer, wine, and cocktails.

River Routes and Destinations

Avalon View offers a magnificent journey across Europe's most iconic rivers, each with its own character and charm. The Rhine River presents a landscape filled with medieval castles and vineyard-clad hills. The journey along the Danube, Europe's second-longest river, is a voyage through the heart of the continent, encompassing diverse cultures and stunning natural beauty. Cruising down the Main River, guests encounter a tapestry of quaint villages and historic cities, revealing Germany's rich cultural heritage.

As it cruises down these rivers, Avalon View stops at numerous iconic destinations. In Vienna, the city of music, guests can immerse themselves in its imperial history and vibrant artistic scene. Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube', enchants with its stunning architecture and thermal baths. Some itineraries on this Avalon Waterways ship also include less-traveled gems like Melk, home to the magnificent Melk Abbey. Stops at cities like Amsterdam, with its iconic canals and rich artistic heritage, and Basel, a cultural hub at the intersection of France, Germany, and Switzerland, add even more layers to the enriching experience.

Excursions and Experiences

The excursions curated by Avalon Waterways are meticulously designed to cater to diverse interests and tastes. Each excursion is more than a tour; it is an immersive experience that allows guests to feel the pulse of each place they visit. Furthermore, Avalon's Certified Local Guides bring these destinations to life with their insights and stories.

For history buffs, guided tours of ancient castles and historic landmarks offer a deep dive into Europe's past. Nature enthusiasts might find joy in bicycle tours along the serene riverbanks or hiking through verdant landscapes. Culinary explorers have the opportunity to indulge in local gastronomy, be it through a Bavarian beer tasting in Regensburg or a traditional pastry-making workshop in Vienna. Art and music lovers can revel in exclusive concerts in grandiose settings like the Vienna Opera House. 

Travelers will find everything they need to make the most of any experience at the Avalon Adventure Center on Avalon View. Here, they can sign up for canoe and kayak excursions, find maps for jogging, hiking, and biking routes, and borrow personal-use bikes and watercraft. The Avalon Adventure Center can also have you outfitted with backpacks, daypacks, walking sticks, binoculars, and Fitbits for all your offshore adventures, as well as yoga mats and other fitness equipment if you want to limber up while onboard.

Find Your River Cruise Onboard Avalon View

With its luxurious amenities, exquisite dining, and meticulously planned itineraries, Avalon View offers a one-of-a-kind river cruise experience.

Now that you know all about this ship, contact an Avoya Travel Independent Travel Advisor to help you find the perfect itinerary. With an in-depth knowledge of Avalon Waterways' offerings, an advisor can provide recommendations that align with your travel desires for a seamless journey from start to finish.

Call the number at the top of this page to be connected with a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM who can help you get the best price and answer any questions you have about Avalon Waterways.

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