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Avalon Waterways' "Suite Ships" have made a real splash on the European river cruise circuit,
touting spacious cabins equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to convert guestrooms into virtual open-air balconies, to stunning panoramic effect. The line has a number of these 36- to 166-passenger riverboat beauties (with the feature offered in 80 percent of staterooms) -- which cruise to some half-dozen waterways across Europe. The line has expanded its Asian offerings, too, with two smaller, 36-passenger Suite Ships on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia. (The line also offers China cruises and South America sailings to the Galapagos and the Amazon, on chartered ships.) Onboard, passengers can expect dining to highlight Western favorites and local specialties, paired with complimentary regional wines and beers; on shore, daily guide-led excursions are included in the rates. Avalon hosts a slate of popular special-interest cruises, too, themed around beer, jazz, art, golf and more.