AVALON TAPESTRY Ship Review

Avalon Tapestry sailing along the Moselle in Germany. Photo courtesy of Avalon Waterways.

Launched in 2006, the 443-foot long Avalon Tapestry is one of Avalon Waterways’ largest and most unique vessels. Avalon Tapestry features a distinct layout that separates the mechanical, navigation and propulsion systems from the main passenger spaces, placing them aft and accommodation and lounges forward. The result of this arrangement is a quieter, smoother river cruise experience.

While essentially a sister-ship to Avalon Imagery and Avalon Tranquility, Avalon Tapestry features a different lounge, restaurant and lobby layout.

AVALON TAPESTRY Staterooms

There are two spacious Avalon Suites aboard Avalon Tapestry. Photo courtesy of Avalon Waterways.

Avalon Tapestry features five different stateroom categories, encompassing 80 staterooms and two suites.

  • Located on Indigo Deck, Category E staterooms measure 172 square feet, and feature two porthole style windows. These staterooms also have a full bathroom complete with a glass door enclosed shower, a writing desk, vanity, and of Avalon’s deluxe beds with premium mattress covers, Egyptian linens, European-style duvets, and a choice of firm or soft pillows.
  • Categories A, B and P also measure 172 square feet, and are located on the Sapphire and Royal decks. These staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a French balcony, making ideal for enjoying Europe’s waterways.
  • Rounding out the accommodations aboard Avalon Tapestry are the 258-square foot Avalon Suites. Located side-by-side on Royal Deck, these two suites pull out all the stops, featuring all the amenities of the above but with more space, a large sitting area, and a larger bathroom

All guests have access to a welcome list of amenities, including nightly turn-down service, spacious three-door closets, flat-screen TV with movie channels, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary bottled water, and L’Occitane toiletries.

AVALON TAPESTRY Public Areas

The Reception Lobby area aboard Avalon Tapestry. Photo courtesy of Avalon Waterways.

Like her sisters, Avalon Tapestry offers a host of amenities designed to ensure your stay aboard her is pleasurable. She features a forward-facing lounge, bar and dining room, in addition to a forward-facing observation deck.

The ship is also fully equipped with Wi-Fi access and a dedicated Internet center, as well as a fitness center, salon, reception area, and the expansive Sky Deck, featuring premium lounge chairs.

River Cruisers Should Know!

  • There is no whirlpool or forward-facing observation deck aboard Avalon Tapestry.
  • The interiors of all Avalon Waterways vessels are non-smoking.
  • Headsets are available for guests on guided shore excursions.
  • Room service, including continental breakfast, is available.
  • Avalon Tapestry has a dedicated cruise director and onboard lecturers, as well as nightly entertainment.