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Avalon View: ’Suite ship’ debuts on Danube in 2022
The newest entrant in Avalon Waterways’ class of “suite ships,” Avalon View debuts in April 2022 with a series of sublime sailings on the Danube River.
Like its sister ship Avalon Envision, Avalon View features Panorama Suites on two of three decks that are 200 square feet in size — about 30% larger than the industry standard — and seem even roomier, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of the passing landscapes. When the weather permits, the windows slide open seven feet to create a balcony-like effect (with safety railings). Even the beds in the suites have picturesque views that face the water.
The Observation Lounge at the front of the ship offers a great vantage point to watch the passing landscapes. The expansive Sky Deck on top 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, without the need to dress up and free-style dinner seating for guests.
Complimentary bicycles are available for cruisers to use on land along with a choice of more leisurely shore excursions.
Where Avalon View sails
Avalon View makes its debut in April 2022 with a series of 8-day “Danube Dreams” voyages from Budapest, Hungary, to Deggendorf, Germany, and vice-versa. It will also offer “A Taste of the Danube” itineraries from Budapest to Vienna.
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.
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 View 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.
On the Indigo Deck, the 172-square-foot Deluxe Staterooms have fixed chest-high windows and the same bathrooms and amenities as the larger, pricier Panorama Suites.
Guests in both 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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