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Avalon Panorama - Cabins and Suites
Panorama Suite on the Avalon Panorama of Avalon Waterways

Panorama Suite on the Avalon Panorama of Avalon Waterways

Avalon Panorama (c) Linda Garrison
The Avalon Panorama has three levels of cabins and suites--17 deluxe staterooms, 64 Panorama Suites, and 2 Royal Suites. All the accommodations are on the outside.

The 17 deluxe staterooms are the least expensive cabins and are found on Indigo Deck 1. These cabins measure 172 square feet, and have windows high up along the exterior wall. Since the cabins are close to the water line, the windows do not open. The deluxe staterooms have twin beds that can be combined into a queen-sized, plenty of storage in the closets and on the shelves, flatscreen television with movie channels, writing desk/vanity with chair and mirror, Wi-Fi access, bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, and individual climate control. Other amenities and features on the Panorama include fully stocked mini-bars and safes as well as laundry/ironing services.

The private bathroom for each deluxe stateroom has a large shower with glass door, hairdryer, and premium L'Occitane bath amenities.

The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are the most publicized innovation on the Avalon Panorama. These 64 staterooms are not really suites like you will find in a hotel since they only have one large room, with no divider between the sitting and sleeping areas. However, they are very spacious and the wall of windows makes them the most panoramic staterooms afloat.

These Panorama Suites have all the same amenities as the deluxe staterooms. In addition, they are 28 square feet larger and have a marvelous exterior glass wall that measures almost 11 feet wide and 7 feet tall. Sections of this window open, transforming the entire cabin into a huge French balcony. As noted on the first page of this article, the bed is perpendicular to the window, allowing guests to have amazing views from the comfort of their bed. The Panorama Suites also have a two-person sofa, two chairs, and a small table. Having the extra 28 square feet makes a big difference! The bathroom is also larger and has a bigger vanity/sink area. A Panorama Suite costs from about $75 to $100 per person per day more than a deluxe stateroom.

The most expensive accommodations on the Avalon Panorama are the two Royal Suites found midship of the Royal Deck. These 300 square foot suites have a king-sized bed and separate sitting area that is large enough for six. The Royal Suites have the same huge exterior window as the Panorama Suites, plus an additional sliding glass door. The bathroom is much larger, with two sinks, and the suite has two televisions. These suites are luxurious, and would be perfect for a special occasion or those with more disposable income.

No matter which staterooms/suites you choose, you still get the same delicious, diverse food.

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