On a recent river cruise up and down the Seine, between Paris and the beaches of Normandy, the crew played a little trick on the travel writers aboard.
This was a preview voyage, at the beginning of the season for Avalon Waterways’ new Tapestry II in France, and the company wanted to prove a point about their terrific innovation for improving passengers’ river views from their cabins.
One day, while the 128-passenger vessel was docked, and we were out touring one of the cities along the river, the crew moved our bed.
For several years, Avalon has been bringing out fancier river vessels, 10 of which they call "Suite Ships." These ships have two full decks of 200-square-foot cabins with beds that face floor-to-ceiling windows.