Avalon ExpressionAvalon Expression has been christened in Koblenz, Germany.

The Suite Ship is the newest in Avalon Waterways’ Panoramic class river ship and is sleek and modern throughout. There are two full decks of suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies, a Sky Deck where guests can soak up the sun including a whirlpool, Club Lounge, and panoramic views can be seen from both the Lounge and the Restaurant.

Avalon Expression offers many varied dining options, including a Grill Lunch on the Sky Deck when the weather is warm, a Light Lunch in the Lounge as well as a range of breakfast sittings and Bistro and restaurant evening meals.

The ship’s godmother, Patricia Schultz, best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, said:

“It is an honour, without doubt, but also a thrill and a delight to have this chance to christen Avalon Expression. I know countless adventurers will fill every departure, excited by the promise of exploring Europe’s history-lined rivers. Sailing through its most special corners on such a beautiful vessel is something that makes me exceptionally proud”.

The 166-passenger ship offers an intimate environment and will sail on itineraries such as The Legendary Danube, The Blue Danube Discovery and Magnificent Europe – which are almost sold out for the 2013 season.

For more information on 2013 and 2014 cruises on Avalon Expression visit Avalonwaterways.com

Follow @cruisemag and like us on Facebook for all the latest news 

Read the latest issue of Cruise International in shops now