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Avalon Waterways announced that acclaimed author of the Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon, will christen the Avalon Tapestry II, the first Suite Ship in France. Gabaldon will christen the Avalon Tapestry II in an international ceremony that will take place on March 24, 2015 in Les Andelys, FranceAfter the christening ceremony, the 361-foot, 128-passenger Avalon Tapestry II will welcome travelers aboard for such itineraries such as Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches and Grand France (northbound and southbound).

The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include a complimentary Internet Corner and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Ship Amenities

Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows

Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs

Sky Deck with shade awnings

Expanded Fitness Center

Non-smoking interior


Elegant, contemporary design

Outside viewing deck

Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe

English-speaking crew

Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

Cruise Director

Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

Revolutionary engineering

Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)

Sky Deck whirlpool

Internet Corner

Hair salon (manicures available)

Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Onboard movie nights

Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein

Sky Deck game area

Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro

Avalon Choice cruising experience

Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options

Use of Nordic walking sticks

Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts

Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees

Well-stocked library

Complimentary maps


Alarm clock

Bedside tables with reading lamps

Comfort Collection BedsSM

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Easy under-bed luggage storage

Elegant, contemporary design

Extra blankets

Full shower with glass door

Individual climate control

Large mirror in bathroom

Memory foam mattress toppers

Soft and firm pillows

Two windows

Well-stocked minibar

Bathrobes & slippers

Choice of bed configuration

Complimentary bottled water

Direct-dial telephone

Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

European-style duvets

Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel


In-room safe

L'Occitane bath products

Nightly turn-down service

Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage


Writing desk


Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees

Captain's reception with sparkling wine & canapés

Welcome dinner

Five-course farewell dinner

Spacious, open-seating dining room

Daily early-riser breakfast

Daily late-riser breakfast

Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station

Complimentary juices with breakfast

Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations

Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck

Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck

Breakfast buffets with foods that are low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats

Social hour and drink specials in Panorama Lounge

Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients

Chef-inspired regional & Western recipes

Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese

Complimentary regional wines, beer, or soft drinks with dinner

Complimentary soft drinks with lunches

Night Fare served at 10:30 pm

Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)

Upscale bar serving premium spirits

Healthy meal options

Panorama Bistro

Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies

Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro

Coffee or tea after dinner

Part of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways will have ten vessels in its European fleet of "all suite" ships with the launch of Avalon Tranquility II and sister vessel Avalon Tapestry II.

Avalon Tapestry II features two full decks of suites with wall-to-wall sliding panoramic windows that create an open-air balcony with a seating area for six people. Standard cabins are 200 square feet with Royal Suites measuring 300 square feet and featuring king-size beds and full-size bathrooms.

The onboard experience includes a la carte dining, club and main lounges with outside viewing area, bar, fitness room and hair salon. The Sun Deck includes a whirlpool and al fresco bistro for outdoor lunches.Fares include tips for the cruise director and crew. 'Cruise only' options are also available for passengers who want to make their own travel arrangements.