Ahead of Avalon Envisionin‘s launch in April this year, Avalon Waterways has confirmed plans to expand its fleet with a 16th suite-only ship, which will be based on the Rhine.

Announced this week were details of Avalon View, which will not only be Avalon Waterways’ 14th Suite Ship in Europe, but the 16th Suite Ship to join the fleet in eight years.

Scheduled for delivery in 2020, Avalon View will offer an award-winning consistent onboard ship and stateroom experience, while also providing unique Avalon touches such as open-air balconies, beds with views and wall-to-ceiling windows.


Gai Tyrrell, the Managing Director Australasia of Avalon Waterways’ parent company, said the new vessel will join its sisters in providing guests “with two full decks of 200-square-foot, one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites”.

“This year, for the first time, there’s only one point-of-view on an Avalon Waterways river cruise: The suite view.”

Gai Tyrrell, Globus Managing Director Australasia

“Avalon’s entire fleet of ships, worldwide, is comprised of new Suite Ships giving our travellers exclusive access to the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies and beds facing the incredible views for which river cruising is famous.”


Both the Avalon Envision (April 2019) and Avalon View (2020) will have two Royal Suites (300-square-feet) and 65 Panorama Suites (200-square-feet) on two full decks, as well as 16, 170 square-foot staterooms.

Avalon Envision will sail on the Danube River while the Avalon View will ply the Rhine River.


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