Christening of Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression

Earlier this year, we were very excited to christen two of our new luxury Suite Ships: Avalon Artistry II and Avalon Expression. These new Suite Ships match their sister ships offering the same high quality state-of-the-art sleek design, with a focus on luxury and getting the best view of Europe with two full decks of Panorama suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open air balconies.

The christening in May of Avalon Expression in Koblenz, Germany was thrilling with international author Patricia Schultz acting as the ship’s official godmother. When asked how she felt about her role as godmother, Ms. Schultz said, "It is an honour, without doubt, but also a thrill and a delight to have this chance to christen the Avalon Expression. I know that countless adventurers will fill every departure, excited by the promise of exploring Europe's history-lined rivers."

Following the launch of Avalon Expression, Natalie Milner, Assistant Editor of Cruise International magazine, went on a luxury river cruise along the Rhine. She comments on the attention to detail that makes Avalon Waterways so unique; "Beds are angled for a perfect view, and the marble and granite bathroom oozes elegance with power shower, extravagant L‘Occitane bath products and dark polished wood. It’s these small but significant details that make this a luxury river cruise experience." Further, Ms Milner goes on to describe how the sleek contemporary design of the ship makes a lasting impression, "Avalon Expression has the design elements to match its elegance: from the effective soundproofing in between suites to the multi-sided shower cubicles offering maximum comfort. The restaurant is designed with a clever half divide, enabling you to enjoy an intimate dining experience while taking in views from both sides of the ship."

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The combination of ultimate luxury with a contemporary design creates a highly pleasurable on-board experience from a la carte dining, modern design and spacious public areas. As well as the small but important details that creates an indulgent atmosphere with premium L’Occitane products to marble bathrooms as well as Avalon-branded deluxe bedding and natural lighting from the Open Air balconies.

Next year, we will be launching three further Suite Ships: Avalon Poetry II, Avalon Illumination and Avalon Impression, with our entire fleet featuring 8 spacious Suite Ships with our continuing focus on luxury, stunning contemporary design and attention to detail.