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Avalon Waterways

Cruiseline:  Avalon Waterways
Ship:  Avalon Poetry


From the minute you step on board you know these vessels are different. The gleaming two-story lobby, lit by a central glass skylight, is a preview of the light, airy feel and the spectacular views you'll enjoy. Built to the highest standards and equipped with state of the art technology, these modern and spacious ships will make river cruising a delight! Add the friendliness and unsurpassed personal service of the English-speaking staff on board, and you'll immediately feel welcome and at home.

The interiors are designed by the well-known interior architect, Hans Sabert. There are four junior suites on the Avalon Poetry and two on the Avalon Artistry (258 square feet) and the vessels boast some of the largest staterooms (at 172 square feet) of any river cruiser; they are all outside staterooms. Some have picture windows, while 70% have a floor to ceiling sliding glass door from which to enjoy the passing scenery. The Avalon Poetry accommodates 176 passengers in 84 staterooms and four junior suites.

The dining room, lounge and other recreation areas are spacious and airy with both the dining room and lounge offering floor to ceiling windows so passengers can enjoy panoramic views. Unique to these two vessels is the glazed lobby that is open through to the Sky Deck with a central glass cupola-a sparkling welcome to passengers. Each vessel has an exercise room outfitted with fitness equipment and a whirlpool that can accommodate six people. There is also a hair salon on board.

Ship Amenities

  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Guides
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Elegant polished metal & glass throughout
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly piano music
  • Panoramic picture windows for landscape viewing
  • Hair Salon
  • Fitness Center
  • Spacious Sky Decks with shade system for sunning
  • 6-person whirlpool
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Complimentary coffee & tea available throughout the day
  • Fine dining
  • Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy
  • Complimentary wine with all onboard dinners
  • Open seating throughout the dining room for all meals
  • Flatscreen satellite TV & radio
  • Comfortable, hotel-style beds
  • Comfortable beds that can be configured as two twins or one queen
  • European-style duvets
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Large closets
  • Minibar, hairdryer & safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Connecting rooms
  • Royal Deck passengers can order Continental breakfast to their staterooms
  • All staterooms are outside and those on Royal and Sapphire Decks have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and French balconies


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