Avalon Announces Godmother Cruise

February 5, 2013

Avalon Reveals Two More Suite Ships

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Contact: Melanie Gravdal

Avalon Waterways Reveals Plans for 2 More Suite Ships!

 LITTLETON, Colorado – February 5, 2013 – Cruising with Avalon Waterways will become an even more “suite” experience in 2015.   Thanks to the overwhelming response Avalon’s Suites Shipssm have received, next year the river cruise ship company will unveil two (2) additional award-winning Suite Ships: The Avalon Tranquility II and Avalon Tapestry II.

The addition of these ships, plus three (3) new Suite Ships scheduled to be unveiled this spring (Avalon Impression and Avalon Poetry II – March; Avalon Illumination – June), will bring the fleet’s Suite Ship total to 10! As a result, in 2015, 66 percent (66%) of Avalon’s European fleet will be Suite Ships.

 Each suite on all 10 Suite Ships features the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony®, providing travelers a combination of the largest windows available with a sliding glass door that opens wide at 7-feet, plus a spacious seating area. With a focus on bringing the beauty of Europe inside, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies can be enjoyed any hour of the day, year round, adding considerable comfort to the overall guest experience without taking space away from the room.

Honoring its commitment to provide the newest, roomiest and “viewiest” staterooms in Europe, Avalon’s Suite 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. No other European river cruise line can say this.”

A Panorama Suite on Avalon’s Suite Ships comes fully appointed and ready to deliver the very best of river cruising. “On our ships, cruisers discover they can really ‘live’ in the remarkably large, indoor/outdoor living space we provide, which is 30 percent larger than the industry standard,” said Clark.

Thoughtfully designed to offer the most stateroom space on any river cruise vessel, these Suite Ships also provide travelers 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.

Whether reading under designer lighting in a corner of the Panorama Lounge, sipping a cocktail after dinner at the Observation Lounge or watching the passing riverscapes while keeping up with their fitness routine in the fitness center, Avalon cruisers will experience the company’s unparalleled passion for details.

For more information about Avalon’s Suite Ships or 2015 itineraries (now available for preview), visit AvalonWaterways.com or “like” us on Facebook.

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Since we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited you – our traveler – to be our muse. Thanks to you, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result?  An incomparable river cruise experience, including one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites℠ – with innovative Open-Air Balconies® – on the industry’s only Suite Ships®: Unequaled vessels that feature two full decks of 200- and 300-square-foot suites.  And on the spectacular ships of Avalon, “included” is one of our favorite words.  Spacious outside staterooms with plenty of room to relax – included.  Special touches like regional wines and beer at every onboard dinner – included.  Complimentary Wi-Fi – included.  The most shore excursions, led by Certified Local Guides – included.  VIP entrance into must-see sites – included. Unique Local Favorites℠ designed to bring your destination to life – included.  In addition to everything that is included, we also give you the freedom of Avalon Choice® – a different approach to river cruising that invites travelers to personalize their trip.
 Whether you’re looking for a romantic mini-break, an in-depth 24-day exploration or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you can choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia or South America– your way!
Consumers can book an Avalon Waterways vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.877.380.1535.  For more information, please visit www.avalonwaterways.com.  Travel agents can request Avalon Waterways brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting www.globusfamilypartner.com.