The Avalon Imagery introduces a new type of ship to cruising. The navigational bridge is located in the stern, behind the passenger section, allowing for a more spacious and gracious interior design. The lounge and restaurant, located in the front of the vessel, give unimpeded views of the passing landscape. In addition, the Sky Deck is vast for sunning, taking pictures, or simply just relaxing. The Avalon Imagery features the Silent Drive System (SDS) created to enhance guest experiences. A component of the SDS involves shifting the location of the ship's engines to the stern, thus separating it from the passenger compartment, allowing for a quieter cruise experience than traditional small ships.