Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Illumination

Flag Switzerland
Year built 2014
Length (LOA) 135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage 2775 gt
Passengers 84 - 166
Crew 47
Decks 4
Cabins 84
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Deborah Hutton

Review of Avalon Illumination

The Avalon Illumination boat cruises on Main, Danube and Rhine Rivers departing from Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Passau, Istanbul, Bucharest and Budapest. The ship also offers flight-inclusive Black Sea river cruises with departures from Amsterdam, Vienna and Istanbul.

Avalon Illumination cruise ship debuts in 2014 as a part of Avalon Suite Ships fleet. This beautiful vessel features two decks of Panorama Suites, all with panoramic Wall-to-Wall Windows which transform the space into Open-Air Balcony.Avalon Illumination cruise ship ms Avalon Illumination Panorama Suites with their vast 200 sq.feet free space, are more than 30 per cent larger than industry's standard suites, affording guests the opportunity to wake up facing the beautiful passing scenery. Some of the various onboard amenities include the alternative dining option in Panorama Bistro, light al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro, expanded Fitness Center, spacious Sky Deck with a whirlpool and premium loungers, complimentary Wi-Fi access.

  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 84 (of which 2 Royal Suite, 66 Panorama Suite, 16 with non-opening windows).
  • Restaurants: Illumination (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Illumination Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge & Bar, Sky Bistro, Whirlpool, shaded seating, deck games area).
  • Avalon Illumination cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all land tours and excursions (by certified local tour guides), port taxes, flights, motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, Illumination cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.
  • The Avalon Illumination boat is the 7th vessel in the line's "Suite Ships" class. With this unique river cruise ship design are also the Avalon Waterways ships Artistry 2ExpressionImpressionPanoramaPoetry 2Tapestry 2Tranquility 2Visionary and Vista. The list of its best features includes: 2 full decks of spacious Suite accommodations (each with wall-to-wall sliding windows and French Balcony) and large and diverse public venues all with full panorama views.

Cabins

Staterooms Types, Sizes, Categories (high to low)

  • Amenities in all types of staterooms - 2 twin beds converting to queen-sized, 3-door closets with shelves, private bathroom (glass-door shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers), sofa, coffee table, flat TV, vanity/writing desk, private French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding door), individual climate control, phone, mini bar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in room.
  • 2x "Royal Suites" (RS) - deck 3, size 300 ft2 / 28 m2
  • Panorama Suites - P (x33, deck 3), A (x23, deck 2), B (x9, deck 2) - size 200 ft2 / 18,6 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (category, number) - D (x10, deck 1), E (6, deck 1) - size 172 ft2 / 16 m2).

Avalon Illumination river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Avalon river cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Avalon Waterways cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On Avalon Illumination cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Avalon Illumination itineraries as themes officially announced by the Avalon Waterways line:

  • (7-nights cruising) "Magnificent Europe" are 15-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest (Eastbound, code WAB), and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam (Westbound, code WBA).
  • (7-nights cruising) “The Blue Danube Discovery” are 13-days river cruises from Budapest to Prague (Nuremberg disembarkation, Westbound, code WBN). The reverse route is themed “The Legendary Danube”: (7-days sailing) 11-days river cruises from Prague to Budapest (Eastbound, code WNB, Nuremberg embarkation)."Cruising-Only" deals are from Nuremberg to Budapest (code WNBO) and the reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg (code WBNO).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Capitals of Central Europe" are 10-days Danube river cruises from Prague to Budapest (Eastbound, code WPB), and the reverse from Budapest to Prague (Westbound, code WBP).Both itineraries include bus transfer Prague-Passau (embarkation/disembarkation) and visiting Bratislava."Cruising-Only" deals are from Passau to Budapest (code WPBO, non-inclusive of Prague hotel package).
  • (3-nights cruising) "A Taste of the Danube" are 8-days river cruises from Vienna to Budapest (Eastbound, code WVB), and the reverse from Budapest to Vienna (Westbound, code WBV). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Budapest to Nuremberg (code WBVO, non-inclusive of Budapest hotel package).
  • (13-nights cruising) "Grand Danube Cruise" are 18-days river cruises from Prague to Bucharest (Eastbound, code WNO), and the reverse from Bucharest to Prague (Westbound, code WON). Other booking options are with added Bucharest luxury hotel package (Westbound code WONE, Eastbound code WNOE) and the "Cruising-Only" deals from Nuremberg to Bucharest (code WONO).
  • (22-nights cruising) "North Sea–Black Sea Cruise" are 24-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Bucharest (Eastbound, code WA)), and the reverse from Bucharest to Amsterdam (Westbound, code WOA). The Eastbound route is also operated as 26-days cruise from Amsterdam to Istanbul (code WOAE), with a 2-night luxury Istanbul hotel package included in the Avalon deals.
  • (10-nights cruising) "Blue Danube to the Black Sea" are 14-days river cruises from Bucharest to Vienna (Westbound, code WOV), and the reverse from Vienna to Bucharest (Eastbound, code WVO). There are also 16-days deals on cruises from Istanbul to Vienna (Westbound code WOVE) and from Vienna to Istanbul (Eastbound code WVOE), with a 3-night Istanbul luxury hotel package included in the fares. "Cruising-Only" deals are without the Bucharest-Vienna hotel packages (code WOVO).
  • (6-nights cruising) "Balkan Discovery" are 10-days river cruises from Budapest to Bucharest (Eastbound, code WBO), and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest (Eastbound, code WOB). Other booking options are with added Bucharest luxury hotel package (Westbound code WOBE, Eastbound code WBOE) and the "Cruising-Only" deals (code WOB0, non-inclusive of Bucharest-Budapest hotel packages).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Avalon Illumination Itineraries 2017

The below listed Avalon Illumination cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Avalon Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
28 April 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
29 Apr        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
30 Apr        Amsterdam, Holland
01 May        Cologne, Germany
02 May        Rhine Gorge, Germany
02 May        Rudesheim, Germany
03 May        Main River
03 May        Miltenberg, Germany
04 May        Wurzburg, Germany
05 May        Bamberg, Germany
06 May        Nuremberg, Germany
07 May        Regensburg, Germany
08 May        Passau, Germany
09 May        Melk, Austria
09 May        Wachau Valley, Austria
09 May        Durnstein, Austria
10 May        Vienna, Austria
11 May        Bratislava, Slovakia
12 May        Budapest, Hungary
13 May        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
26 May 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
27 May        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
28 May        Budapest, Hungary
29 May        Bratislava, Slovakia
30 May        Vienna, Austria
31 May        Wachau Valley, Austria
31 May        Durnstein, Austria
31 May        Melk, Austria
01 Jun        Passau, Germany
02 Jun        Regensburg, Germany
03 Jun        Nuremberg, Germany
04 Jun        Bamberg, Germany
05 Jun        Wurzburg, Germany
06 Jun        Miltenberg, Germany
07 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
07 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
08 Jun        Cologne, Germany
09 Jun        Amsterdam, Holland
10 Jun        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
09 June 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
10 Jun        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
11 Jun        Amsterdam, Holland
12 Jun        Cologne, Germany
13 Jun        Rhine Gorge, Germany
13 Jun        Rudesheim, Germany
14 Jun        Main River
14 Jun        Miltenberg, Germany
15 Jun        Wurzburg, Germany
16 Jun        Bamberg, Germany
17 Jun        Nuremberg, Germany
18 Jun        Regensburg, Germany
19 Jun        Passau, Germany
20 Jun        Melk, Austria
20 Jun        Wachau Valley, Austria
20 Jun        Durnstein, Austria
21 Jun        Vienna, Austria
22 Jun        Bratislava, Slovakia
23 Jun        Budapest, Hungary
24 Jun        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
07 July 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
08 Jul        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
09 Jul        Amsterdam, Holland
10 Jul        Cologne, Germany
11 Jul        Rhine Gorge, Germany
11 Jul        Rudesheim, Germany
12 Jul        Main River
12 Jul        Miltenberg, Germany
13 Jul        Wurzburg, Germany
14 Jul        Bamberg, Germany
15 Jul        Nuremberg, Germany
16 Jul        Regensburg, Germany
17 Jul        Passau, Germany
18 Jul        Melk, Austria
18 Jul        Wachau Valley, Austria
18 Jul        Durnstein, Austria
19 Jul        Vienna, Austria
20 Jul        Bratislava, Slovakia
21 Jul        Budapest, Hungary
22 Jul        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
07 July 22 nights / 23 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest
08 Jul        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
09 Jul        Amsterdam, Holland
10 Jul        Cologne, Germany
11 Jul        Rhine Gorge, Germany
11 Jul        Rudesheim, Germany
12 Jul        Wertheim, Germany
13 Jul        Wurzburg, Germany
14 Jul        Bamberg, Germany
15 Jul        Nuremberg, Germany
16 Jul        Regensburg, Germany
17 Jul        Linz, Austria
17 Jul        Grein, Austria
18 Jul        Wachau Valley, Austria
18 Jul        Durnstein, Austria
19 Jul        Vienna, Austria
20 Jul        Bratislava, Slovakia
21 Jul        Budapest, Hungary
22 Jul        Budapest, Hungary
23 Jul        Mohacs, Hungary
24 Jul        Belgrade, Serbia
25 Jul        Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
25 Jul        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
26 Jul        Ruse, Bulgaria
27 Jul        Danube River
28 Jul        Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
28 Jul        Danube Delta,Romania
29 Jul        Cernavoda, Romania
30 Jul        Oltenita, Romania
30 Jul        Arriving in Bucharest, Romania (Transfer)
21 July 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
22 Jul        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
23 Jul        Kalocsa, Hungary
23 Jul        Pecs,Hungary
24 Jul        Belgrade, Serbia
25 Jul        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
26 Jul        Vidin, Bulgaria
27 Jul        Svishtov, Bulgaria
28 Jul        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
27 July 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest
28 Jul        Departing from Bucharest, Romania (Transfer)
28 Jul        Departing from Fetesti, Romania
29 Jul        Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
29 Jul        Danube Delta,Romania
30 Jul        Cernavoda, Romania
31 Jul        Ruse, Bulgaria
31 Jul        Svishtov, Bulgaria
01 Aug        Vidin, Bulgaria
02 Aug        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
02 Aug        Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
03 Aug        Belgrade, Serbia
04 Aug        Mohacs, Hungary
05 Aug        Budapest, Hungary
06 Aug        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
28 July 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Bucharest to Prague
29 Jul        Departing from Bucharest, Romania (Transfer)
29 Jul        Departing from Fetesti, Romania
30 Jul        Danube River
30 Jul        Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania
31 Jul        Cernavoda, Romania
01 Aug        Ruse, Bulgaria
01 Aug        Svishtov, Bulgaria
02 Aug        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
02 Aug        Donji Milanovac, Lepenski Vir, Serbia
03 Aug        Belgrade, Serbia
04 Aug        Mohacs, Hungary
05 Aug        Budapest, Hungary
06 Aug        Danube River
06 Aug - 07 Aug        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
07 Aug        Vienna, Austria
08 Aug        Durnstein, Austria
08 Aug        Wachau Valley, Austria
08 Aug        Melk, Austria
09 Aug        Passau, Germany
10 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
11 Aug        Roth, Germany
12 Aug        Nuremberg, Germany
12 Aug        Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic (Transfer)
04 August 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
05 Aug        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
06 Aug        Danube River
06 Aug - 07 Aug        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
07 Aug        Vienna, Austria
08 Aug        Durnstein, Austria
08 Aug        Wachau Valley, Austria
08 Aug        Melk, Austria
09 Aug        Passau, Germany
10 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
11 Aug        Roth, Germany
12 Aug        Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany
11 August 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2926
12 Aug        Departing from Nuremberg, Germany
13 Aug        Nuremberg, Germany
14 Aug        Regensburg, Germany
15 Aug        Passau, Germany
16 Aug        Melk, Austria
16 Aug        Wachau Valley, Austria
16 Aug - 17 Aug        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
17 Aug        Vienna, Austria
18 Aug        Budapest, Hungary
19 Aug        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
29 September 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
30 Sep        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
01 Oct        Amsterdam, Holland
02 Oct        Cologne, Germany
03 Oct        Rhine Gorge, Germany
03 Oct        Rudesheim, Germany
04 Oct        Main River
04 Oct        Miltenberg, Germany
05 Oct        Wurzburg, Germany
06 Oct        Bamberg, Germany
07 Oct        Nuremberg, Germany
08 Oct        Regensburg, Germany
09 Oct        Passau, Germany
10 Oct        Melk, Austria
10 Oct        Wachau Valley, Austria
10 Oct        Durnstein, Austria
11 Oct        Vienna, Austria
12 Oct        Bratislava, Slovakia
13 Oct        Budapest, Hungary
14 Oct        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
13 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
14 Oct        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
15 Oct        Danube River
15 Oct - 16 Oct        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
16 Oct        Vienna, Austria
17 Oct        Durnstein, Austria
17 Oct        Wachau Valley, Austria
17 Oct        Melk, Austria
18 Oct        Passau, Germany
19 Oct        Regensburg, Germany
20 Oct        Roth, Germany
21 Oct        Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany
27 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
28 Oct        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
29 Oct        Danube River
29 Oct - 23:00        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Vienna, Austria
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Durnstein, Austria
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Wachau Valley, Austria
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Melk, Austria
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Passau, Germany
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Regensburg, Germany
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00        Roth, Germany
03 Nov        Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany
03 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2451
04 Nov        Departing from Nuremberg, Germany
05 Nov        Nuremberg, Germany
06 Nov        Regensburg, Germany
07 Nov        Passau, Germany
08 Nov        Melk, Austria
08 Nov        Wachau Valley, Austria
08 Nov - 09 Nov        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
09 Nov        Vienna, Austria
10 Nov        Budapest, Hungary
11 Nov        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
29 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
30 Nov        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
01 Dec        Danube River
01 Dec - 02 Dec        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
02 Dec        Vienna, Austria
03 Dec        Durnstein, Austria
03 Dec        Wachau Valley, Austria
03 Dec        Melk, Austria
04 Dec        Passau, Germany
05 Dec        Regensburg, Germany
06 Dec        Roth, Germany
07 Dec        Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany
13 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
14 Dec        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
15 Dec        Danube River
15 Dec - 16 Dec        Vienna, Austria (Overnight)
16 Dec        Vienna, Austria
17 Dec        Durnstein, Austria
17 Dec        Wachau Valley, Austria
17 Dec        Melk, Austria
18 Dec        Passau, Germany
19 Dec        Regensburg, Germany
20 Dec        Roth, Germany
21 Dec        Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany