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Avalon Illumination®

About Illumination®

The beautiful Avalon Illumination® has graced the waterways of Europe since 2014. Like its sister ship, the Avalon Expression, the Illumination features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony℠. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites℠ 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 dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the open-air bistro.
Built
2014
Length
135 metres
Crew
47
Deluxe Staterooms
16
Panorama Suites℠
65
Royal Suites
2
Let's get you on a journey

Ship Amenities

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  • Fitness Center
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms
  • Elevator
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Headsets for guided shore excursions in Europe
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew and Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

Deck Plan

Deck Plan

Sky Deck Royal Deck Sapphire Deck Indigo Deck

Staterooms

DELUXE STATEROOM (CATEGORY E & D) - 172 SQ. FT.

Features unique to this category:

Two bay windows

PANORAMA SUITE (CATEGORY A, B & P) - 200 SQ. FT.

Features unique to this category:

Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard

Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony

Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area

ROYAL SUITE (CATEGORY S) - 300 SQ. FT.

Features unique to this category:

Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard

Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony

Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area

Inspired Dining

INCREDIBLE DINING CHOICES:

  • Welcome cocktail with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Welcome dinner
  • Five-course farewell dinner
  • Daily early- and late-riser breakfasts
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
  • Lunch buffet with pasta and carving stations
  • Afternoon tea featuring tea, coffee and sweet treats
  • Social Hour in Main Lounge
  • Chef-inspired regional & Wesern recipes
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, mains & desserts
  • Complimentary regional wines, beers or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary premium Lavazza coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Entertainment

Nightly Piano Music
Sightseeing with Local Guides
Onboard Activities
Avalon Choice

Gallery

The beautiful Avalon Illumination® has graced the waterways of Europe since 2014. Like its sister ship, the Avalon Expression, the Illumination features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite.

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