Avalon Illumination

443 ft.
Danube, Rhine, Main,

Ship Overview

The Avalon Illumination is one of the jewels among the Suite Ships of the state-of-the-art Avalon fleet. The exquisitely beautiful Panorama Suites extend along two decks and feature remarkable wall-to-wall windows that invite the outdoors to the living space. When compared to industry standards, the Panorama Suites are up to 30% larger giving you a luxurious amount of room to enjoy the breathtaking scenery outside. You’ll be pampered with a wide array of world-class amenities which include a well-stocked fitness centre, free Wi-Fi access, a large Sky Deck where you can relax on comfortable lounge chairs and enjoy scrumptious cuisine at the Sky Bistro and Panorama Bistro. 

  • Modern, spacious design with wall-to-wall windows
  • Experienced cruise director, certified local guides and English speaking staff
  • Ample on-board entertainment with ship tours lectures and exciting movie nights
  • Whirlpool at the Sky Deck which also features a game area, shade awnings and premium quality lounge chairs
  • Fully-equipped fitness centre
  • Smoke-free interiors
  • Extensive outdoor viewing deck
  • Air salon services
  • Free Wi-Fi and computer-use at public locations
  • Panorama Bistro that offers great cuisine for light lunches and dinners
  • TV channels in English with over one hundred complementary movie selections
  • Wide selection of books for rent at the library
  • Elevator service
  • Range of exciting sightseeing options to suit individual interests
  • Headsets available on European guided shore excursions
  • Nordic walking sticks available
  • Free bicycles available for port town sightseeing
  • Biking excursions that help you explore the beauty of Durnstein and Amsterdam
  • Experience regional flavours with local experts, chefs and entertainers
  • Daily spread of fresh fruit
  • Free maps so you can get around easily
  • Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and tea at self-serve stations
  • Prompt room service if you want to enjoy continental breakfast in the privacy of your room (service fee will apply)
  • Taste speciality wines of the region at the Panorama Bistro


Staterooms / Suites

  • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
  • Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
  • Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.


  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed linens made of comfortable cotton
  • Relaxingly soft yet firm pillows
  • Customized configuration for beds
  • Reading lamps on bedside tables
  • Luxurious bath products from L'Occitane
  • Out-of-way, under-bed storage for luggage
  • Table for writing purposes
  • Double windows
  • Large bathroom mirror
  • Climate control options
  • Daily stock of bottled water
  • Individual slippers and comfortable bathrobes
  • Alarm clock
  • Additional blankets
  • European-style duvets
  • Memory-foam m
  • Turn-down service at night
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious storage available in the three-door closet
  • Variety of movie channels on flat screen TV
  • Minibar stocked with popular items
  • Safe
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room direct-dial telephone
  • Glass door leading to a full shower
  • Free bottled water

Deck Plans

Sky Deck
Sky Deck
Royal Deck
Royal Deck
Sapphire Deck
Sapphire Deck
Indigo Deck
Indigo Deck
Deck Plan
Deck Plan


  • Nutritious, fresh and delicious seasonal cuisine featuring both local and Western flavours and ingredients (starting in 2017)
  • A fully stocked self-serve station for beverages including premium coffee, hot chocolate and tea
  • Enjoy sparkling aromatic wine and canapés at the Captain’s reception
  • Dinner to welcome everyone onboard
  • Farewell dinner of five courses
  • Dining room with ample open-seating options
  • Early or late breakfast service options
  • Extensive buffet spread for breakfast with eggs made-to-order, juices and wine
  • Breakfast dishes offer lots of healthy choices whether it is low cholesterol, low fat, high fibre or high energy
  • Dedicated pasta station at the lunch buffet
  • Enjoy the panoramic view with a cocktail on the Sky Deck
  • Relax with sweet treats, or tea and coffee in the afternoons
  • Panorama Lounge drink specials and social hour
  • Great variety of dishes at the four-course dinner
  • Dinner is served with complimentary soft drinks, beer or wine (this includes lunches as well from 2017)
  • Order premium spirits at the upscale bar
  • Order a quick bite at the Panorama Bistro for lunch or dinner
  • Continental breakfast available through room service at an additional service charge
  • Taste speciality wines of the region at the Panorama Bistro
  • Post-dinner tea or coffee

Avalon Illumination Tours