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Avalon Waterways Plans to Introduce Avalon View in 2020

By ,   February 14, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Avalon Waterways plans to introduce its 17th suite-only ship on the Rhine River in 2020.

Avalon View will be the 2nd suite-only vessel to launch over the next couple of years after the delivery of Avalon Envision in April 2019 on the Danube River.

Avalon Envision cruise ship

Both river ships are 443-feet long with a pair of 300-square-feet Royal Suites as well as sixty-five 200-square feet Panorama Suites on 2 full decks, and sixteen 170-square-feet staterooms.

According to the cruise company, Panorama Suites are 30% bigger than standard industry staterooms. Each of the Panorama Suites has wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that are referred to as Open-Air Balconies.

Avalon Affinity, Felicity and Luminary, which feature fewer than 80% suites, were taken out of service in 2018. The move was part of Avalon Waterways' plans to operate a suite-only fleet in 2019.

Company's first "Suite Ship" - Avalon Panorama - was introduced 8 years ago.