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Avalon Illumination

84 - 166
135 m / 443 ft
Gross Tonnage
2775 gt
12 m / 39 ft
Cruising Speed
12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Danube, Rhine, Main
Country Regions
Bavaria, Rhine Valley, Lower Austria,
Vienna Budapest Prague

Ship Overview

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

  • 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 (D, E) (172 ft²)
  • Panorama Suite (A, B, P) (200 ft²)
  • Royal Suite (300 ft²)


  • Television
  • Large windows
  • In-room phone
  • Double bed
  • Twin beds
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Luxury bed linen
  • Toiletries
  • Storage space
  • Alarm clock
  • Reading lamp
  • Side table
  • Mirror
  • Bottled water
  • Writing desk
  • Extra bedding
  • Dressing area
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini-fridge
  • Climate control system
  • USB ports
  • Maid service

Deck Plans

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Sky Deck
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Royal Deck
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Sapphire Deck
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Indigo Deck
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Deck Plan


  • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Five-course farewell dinner
  • Spacious, open-seating dining room
  • Daily early-riser breakfast
  • Daily late-riser breakfast
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
  • Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
  • Al fresco lunch in the Sky Grill
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Healthy Corner options including low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy choices
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favorites
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Night Fare served at 10:30 pm
  • Healthy meal options
  • Light lunch & casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
  • Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies
  • Coffee or tea after dinner

Avalon Illumination Tours