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Avalon River cruises sets a new standard in river cruising! Built to create a warm and pleasant ambiance, and with the travelers’ comfort and safety in mind, Avalon vessels are sleek and elegant and part of a new generation of river cruisers, with state-of-the-art technology. These ships offer larger accommodations with hotel-style beds, modern private facilities, satellite television, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors in most staterooms and some cabins with private balcony. There’s internet access, fitness equipment and much more.
On each Avalon river cruise ship, Avalon Felicity, Avalon Luminary, Avalon Affinity, Avalon Creativity, Avalon Scenery, Avalon Tranquility, Avalon Imagry, Avalon Poetry, Avalon Artistry and the new for 2011 Avalomn Panorama, panoramic views entice diners in the restaurant and public lounge, and there is ample outside viewing space. Enjoy a drink at the bar or in the lounge. Delight in the romantic European landscape as you sit outside on the Sun or Sky Deck. These ships have English-speaking staffs, non-smoking interiors, and Continental cuisine that appeals to the North American palate. You’ll enjoy open seating and a leisurely single sitting at mealtimes, plus local wines and choice of entrees with every dinnerThese new ships are built for the North American market, with either entirely non-smoking interiors (Europe and Galapagos) or smoking restricted to specific areas (China and Egypt). The crews are English speaking. Staterooms are larger than most other river cruise vessels with comfortable beds and large windows to view the passing scenery. Meals are tailored to North American tastes, and in Europe coffee and tea are available at no extra charge throughout the day.Seeing the Galápagos Islands on board the La Pinta goes beyond the concept of traditional cruising, evolving into an expedition approach in order to authentically discover and explore the natural wonders of this region. The La Pinta is built to luxurious standards and encourages an elegant yet relaxed atmosphereThe 24-stateroom La Pinta each feature a Jacuzzi and an observation platform for dolphin and whale watching on the top deck. Each ship’s dining room, lounge, and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. All staterooms are outside and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hairdryers, and safety deposit boxes. The La Pinta accommodates 48 passengersSeeing the Galápagos Islands on board the M/V Santa Cruz goes beyond the concept of traditional cruising, evolving into an expedition approach in order to authentically discover and explore the natural wonders of this region. The M/V Santa Cruz is built to luxurious standards and encourages an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere