River cruising appeals strongly to baby boomers and matures. That said, a wide range of people river cruise. Some river cruise companies have family-friendly sailings for people traveling with children. The introduction of bikes on board is also enticing younger cruisers. There is a wide range of nationalities on board, generally from English-speaking countries, including from the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Avalon Imagery - River Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews
Launched in 2007, the 443-foot long Avalon Imagery is one of Avalon Waterways’ largest and most unique vessels. Along with her sisters Avalon Tapestry and Avalon Tranquility, these vessels feature a distinct layout that separates the mechanical, navigation and propulsion systems from the main passenger spaces, placing them aft and accommodation and lounges forward. The result of this arrangement is a quieter, smoother river cruise experience.
Like her sisters, Avalon Imagery offers a host of amenities designed to ensure your stay aboard her is pleasurable. Throughout the ship you’ll find wall-to-wall panoramic windows so you never miss the incredible scenery passing by. The ship is also fully equipped with Wi-Fi access and a dedicated Internet center, as well as a fitness center, and an outside viewing deck, the Sky Deck featuring premium lounge chairs.
Avalon Imagery River Cruisers Should Know
♦ Avalon Imagery’s interior is non-smoking.
♦ Headsets are available for guests on guided shore excursions.
♦ Room service, including continental breakfast, is available.
♦ Avalon Imagery has a dedicated cruise director and onboard lecturers, as well as nightly entertainment. ♦
There is no passenger elevator.
Year Built 2007 ♦
Country of Registry Germany ♦
Length 443 ft - 135 m ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 170 ♦
Passenger Decks 4 ♦
Officers and Crew 43 ♦
Officer's Nationality European ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality European
There are five different categories of cabins aboard Avalon Imagery. All cabins have a number of amenities, including nightly turn-down service, spacious three-door closets, flat-screen TV with movie channels, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary bottled water, and L’Occitane toiletries. Cabins are all double occupancy, with no 3rd and 4th person beds.
Located on Indigo Deck, Category E staterooms measure 172 square feet, and feature two windows located near the top of the stateroom. They also feature a full bathroom complete with a glass door enclosed shower, a writing desk, vanity, and of Avalon’s deluxe beds with premium mattress covers, Egyptian linens, European-style duvets, and a choice of firm or soft pillows.
Categories A, B and P also measure 172 square feet, and are located on the Sapphire and Royal decks. These staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a French style mini-balcony. These rooms are perfect for enjoying Europe’s waterways.
Rounding out the accommodations are Avalon Imagery’s 258-square foot Avalon Suites. Located side-by-side on Royal Deck, these four suites pull out all the stops, featuring all the amenities of the above but with more space, a large sitting area, and a larger bathroom.
Total Cabins 85 ♦
Suites 4 ♦
Riverview 74 ♦
Limited view (category E) 7 ♦
All cabins except category E have a French style mini-balcony
Luxury Bedding ♦
TV with Movie Channels ♦
Bathrobes and Slippers ♦
Complimentary Bottled Water ♦
Private Safe ♦
Alarm Clock ♦
Traditional Single Seating Dining in the restaurant ♦
Complimentary Regional Wines, Beer or Soft Drinks with Dinner ♦
Complimentary Soft Drinks with Lunch ♦
Open Air Bistro on Sky Deck ♦
24 Hour Room Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Onboard Lectures ♦
Nightly Light Entertainment
Activities and Sports
Sightseeing with Local Guides Included ♦
Spa and Wellness
Other Facilities and Services
Sundry Shop ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦
Business Center Services