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Avalon Affinity

Rivers
Rhine , Rhone , Saone ,
Neckar
Country Region
Southern France

Ship Overview

Cruise the unique rivers of Europe while visiting historic places aboard the magnificent 361 feet Avalon Affinity, an exciting and intimate experience. The minute you set foot on this sailing vessel, you will become enamoured by its elegant staterooms and suites. The ship is cozy, as it holds just 138 passengers in 65 staterooms and 4 suites. All the cabins face outside with wide floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Beds face the French balcony in tune with the Avalon philosophy of "bed with a view." Well-appointed cabins with satellite television are a standard feature across all categories of cabins. Free wi-fi along with complimentary use of computers in public areas, keeps you in touch with the world while you soak in the Sky Deck whirlpool or relax in deck chairs. There is ample space in the many lounges and the open seating dining room.

  • Stunning shaded Sky Deck with luxurious loungers and chairs
  • “Open to-the-sky” viewing deck
  • Panoramic windows stretching from wall-to-wall
  • Spacious whirlpool on Sky Deck
  • Rooms with a stunning view of the countryside
  • Elegantly appointed and designed with a contemporary feel
  • Access to all decks by elevators
  • Professional and caring Cruise Director
  • Friendly crew fluent in English
  • Interesting talks, events and information on shore excursions
  • Entertainment nightly – musical and variety
  • Blockbuster movie nights
  • Satellite television (English channels) with a library of over 100 films
  • Cycling tours in Amsterdam, Durnstein and Breisach
  • Free use of bicycles in port towns during onshore excursions
  • Ship tour featuring behind-the-scenes and advanced engineering
  • Fitness walking using Nordic walking sticks (complimentary)
  • Free Internet access and use of computers in public areas
  • Complimentary tea, hot chocolate, coffee and beverages in the self-service station
  • Regional cuisine specialties by local chefs
  • Room service for continental style breakfast (service fee applicable)
  • Nutritious seasonal fresh fruit available at all times
  • Superbly stocked bar with up-market spirits
  • Relaxing lounges
  • Fitness zone
  • Hair styling salon with manicurist
  • Game playing areas on Sky Deck
  • Non-smoking interiors
  • Culture and customs exposure of cruising regions
  • Entertainers and artists enhance local flavor
  • Wide genre of book titles in the library
  • Options to customize your cruise experience

Reviews

Staterooms / Suites

  • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. E) - 172 sq. ft.
  • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. A, B, P) - 172 sq. f
  • Avalon Suite - 258 sq. ft.

Features

  • Elegant design reflecting a contemporary style
  • View the countryside through large windows
  • Writing desk with comfortable chair
  • Three door closet with shelves offering ample storage
  • Additional below-the-bed storage for cruise luggage
  • Direct-dial telephone facility
  • Built-in safe for valuables
  • Satellite television with movie channels
  • Independent climate control adjustment
  • Comfort Collection beds with memory-foam mattress toppers
  • Premium linen from finely combed Egyptian cotton
  • Comfortable pillows - soft as well as firm
  • Bed configuration choices- Queen or twin
  • European style duvets
  • Additional blankets in the closet
  • Turndown service each night
  • Bedside tables for keeping personal items
  • Reading lamps and alarm clock
  • Glass door enclosing a full shower
  • L'Occitane bath accessories
  • Large bathroom mirror
  • Vanity desk with drawers and hair dryer
  • Bathrobes for use
  • Comfortable and soft slippers
  • Stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water

Deck Plans

Deck plan

Dining

  • Avalon Fresh - Healthy cuisine featuring nutritious recipes from locally sourced fresh ingredients (starting in 2017)
  • Large open seating dining room with a fantastic view
  • Bistro for lunches on the Sky Deck
  • Dinners - (four courses) à la carte selection of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts or cheese
  • Complimentary beer or wine with dinners
  • Buffet lunch - pasta counter and carving station with complimentary soft drinks
  • Complimentary wine and beer with lunch - new introduction in 2017
  • Tasting events - sampling local delicacies
  • Hearty breakfast buffet - sparkling wine, eggs cooked to order
  • Breakfast for those waking up early
  • Late riser breakfasts
  • Room service for breakfast (continental cuisine and beverages at a nominal service fee)
  • Choice of coffee and tea with sweet treats and sandwiches in the afternoon
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary premium coffee, hot chocolate and tea
  • Fresh ingredients sourced locally enhance - seasonal and regional cuisine
  • Healthy cuisine featuring low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol and high energy foods
  • Great selection of food for the welcome dinner
  • Reception hosted by Captain with wine and canapes
  • Five course farewell dinner
  • Late night fare at 10.30 pm
  • Lots of fruit juices
  • Social hour and drink specials at the Panorama bar
  • After dinner coffee or tea
  • Light lunch alternatives

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