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Avalon Envision: Stylish suites with stunning views of the Danube
The 166-passenger Avalon Envision debuted in April 2019 as the latest vessel in Avalon Waterways' Suite Ship class.
Accommodations are one of the distinctive hallmarks of a sailing on Avalon Envision, and passengers can choose from two decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into an open-air balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, featuring beds with scenic views.
The Observation Lounge at the front of the ship offers a great vantage point to watch the passing landscapes.The expansive Sky Deck features a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system and deck games against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery. Hosts provide passengers with potential options for activity on board, and they can help organize special requests.
Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Guests can enjoy freshly prepared cuisine, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile dining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill or the elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Dining is always a casual affair, with free-style dinner seating for guests and without the need to dress up.
Where Avalon Envision sails
Guests have a range of options from low-intensity tours to dedicated Adventure & Discovery sailings geared toward active travelers, which might involve biking along the shoreline or heading out for extended canoe or hiking trips.
When you sail with Avalon Waterways, regional beer, wine and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner, and Champagne is part of the breakfast buffet. Shore excursions in three different styles, including active and discovery options, are included on a daily basis.
Gratuities (the amount is up to you) and drinks outside of meal times are not included as part of your base fare.
Avalon Envision restaurants include the main dining room, Panorama Bistro and Sky Bistro. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the ship's main restaurant with fare that straddles American and continental cuisines. All dining venues are open seating. The chefs on board typically prepare regional specialties drawn from local ingredients and drinks. A typical dinner consists of four courses, including appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese.
Additional dining choices are available in the Panorama Bistro and light bites can be had at the al fresco Sky Grill. Cruisers also have healthy menu options including low calorie, low fat and low cholesterol meals. Room service for continental breakfast is complimentary.
Amenities & activities
Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities.
The Panorama Lounge provides the ideal spot for everything from shore excursion previews to cooking demonstrations. Head to the lounge for Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee and sweet treats, and for Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials. The Club Lounge features a 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees. A hot tub and deck games are available on the sun deck at the top of the ship.
On the spacious Sky Deck you'll find lounge chairs with great views of the Danube's charming villages as well as deck games and whirlpools for some R&R. Library books, cards and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge. There's also an Internet cafe, hair salon on board.
In the evenings, entertainment typically features a pianist playing low-key music with occasional performances by local entertainers brought aboard in select ports of call.
While Avalon attracts an international crowd, the crew and cruise director provide instructions and updates in English.
Avalon Envision has 65 Panorama Suites, 16 Deluxe Staterooms and two Royal Suites. The Panorama Suites are 200 square feet, with beds positioned to face the large wall-to-wall windows, which open wide, and a small sitting area along with a writing desk and vanity. Beds are outfitted with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, and travelers have a choice of mattress firmness. Bathrooms feature a full-size shower and glass door as well as a vanity stocked with L'Occitane bath products.
The 172-square-foot Deluxe Staterooms have fixed chest-high windows and the same bathrooms and amenities as the larger, pricier Panorama Suites.
Royal Suites offer top-tier accommodations with an ensuite living room and large windows that open wide. The large bathroom features a separate enclosed toilet from the shower and vanity area.
Guests in all cabin categories also get a wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV, individual climate control, full-size closet and mirror, and in-room safe.
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