Avalon Luminary

Avalon Luminary cruise ship
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Cruise line
Avalon Waterways

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
08 Jul, 2018 - 16 Jul, 2018

Avalon Luminary Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Luminary

Year built2010  /  Age : 8
Flag state Germany
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
OwnerMS Saar GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
OperatorAvalon Waterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage2022 gt
Passengers65 - 138
Crew39
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Affinity, Avalon Felicity
Christened byKristi Jones

Review of Avalon Luminary

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

NEWS: In March 2018, Avalon Waterways announced that the 138-passenger sisterships Affinity, Felicity and Luminary will leave the company's fleet in 2019.

Avalon Luminary cruise ship is one of the best ways to experience the fascinating culture and extensive history of the oldest cities in Europe along its most magnificent rivers. Launched in 2010, the Luminary ship has a maximum capacity of just 138 guests. Unpack only once and spend your time enjoying European river routes.

Avalon Luminary cruise ship

MS Avalon Luminary provides highly personalized experience, contemporary décor, spacious staterooms and suites, popular onboard amenities, like the large Sky Deck featuring the Sky Bistro and a whirlpool, bar and lounge serving premium spirits, free Wi-Fi throughout and complimentary Internet Corner, fitness center with modern equipment and hair salon.

Avalon Luminary 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 Luminary cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

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

  • (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.
  • (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).
  • (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).
  • (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).
  • (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 WOBO, non-inclusive of Bucharest-Budapest hotel packages).
  • (12-nights cruising) "European Splendor" are 13-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Vienna (Eastbound, code WAV), and the reverse from Vienna to Amsterdam (Westbound, code WVA).

Avalon Luminary wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 65 (of which 28 Avalon Suite, 30 French Balcony, 11 with non-opening windows).
  • Restaurants: Luminary (dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Luminary Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge, Whirlpool, shaded seating, game area).
  • Avalon Luminary cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all Rhine cruise tours and excursions (by certified local tour guides), motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, Afternoon Tea, Night Fare, Luminary cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.
  • The Avalon Luminary boat is in the same vessel class with the Avalon river cruise ships Affinity and Felicity, and also with Creativity and Scenery. On each of them, almost half of all staterooms are "French Balcony" categories, and over 1/3 are Suites (French Balcony plus a large panoramic window). Each of these ships is equipped with two Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (type "C32 ACERT", total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP). The Affinity ship's propulsion is diesel-electric, with an azimuth thruster and an SDS ("Silent Drive System" separating the ship's engines from passenger staterooms).
  • The Avalon cruise ship Luminary was launched in 2010 on July 30th. It was christened in Hoorn (Holland) by mrs Kristi Jones - president of "Virtuoso" (organization of luxury vacation travel agencies operating in Caribbean, Australia/New Zealand, and North and South America).

Cabins 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.
  • Suites - 4x "Avalon Suites" (JR) - deck 3, size 258 ft2 / 24 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (category, number) - P (x24, deck 3), A (x18, deck 2), B (x12, deck 2), E (x11, deck 1) - sizes 172 ft2 / 16 m2.

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 Luminary Itineraries 2018

The below listed Avalon Luminary cruise prices on 2018 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
Budapest cruise port

24 June 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
Prices starting
from $3663
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24 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
26 Jun     Visegrad, Hungary   
27 Jun - 28 Jun     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
28 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
29 Jun     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
30 Jun     Grein, Austria   
30 Jun - 01 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
01 Jul - 02 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
02 Jul      Arriving in Linz, Austria   

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Linz cruise port

01 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2884
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01 Jul      Departing from Linz, Austria   
03 Jul - 04 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
04 Jul     Linz, Austria   
04 Jul     Grein, Austria   
05 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
05 Jul - 06 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
06 Jul - 07 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
07 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
08 Jul     Visegrad, Hungary   
09 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

08 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
Prices starting
from $3612
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08 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
10 Jul     Visegrad, Hungary   
11 Jul - 12 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
12 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
13 Jul     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
14 Jul     Grein, Austria   
14 Jul - 15 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
15 Jul - 16 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
16 Jul      Arriving in Linz, Austria   

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Linz cruise port

15 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest
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15 Jul      Departing from Linz, Austria   
17 Jul - 18 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
18 Jul     Linz, Austria   
18 Jul     Grein, Austria   
19 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
19 Jul - 20 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
20 Jul - 21 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
21 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
22 Jul     Visegrad, Hungary   
23 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

22 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
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22 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
24 Jul     Visegrad, Hungary   
25 Jul - 26 Jul     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
26 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
27 Jul     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
28 Jul     Grein, Austria   
28 Jul - 29 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
29 Jul - 30 Jul     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
30 Jul      Arriving in Linz, Austria   

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Linz cruise port

29 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4232
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29 Jul      Departing from Linz, Austria   
31 Jul - 01 Aug     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
01 Aug     Linz, Austria   
01 Aug     Grein, Austria   
02 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
02 Aug - 03 Aug     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
03 Aug - 04 Aug     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
04 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
05 Aug     Visegrad, Hungary   
06 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

05 August 201814 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5842
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05 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
07 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
08 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
09 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
10 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
10 Aug     Melk, Austria   
11 Aug     Passau, Germany   
12 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
13 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
14 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
15 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
16 Aug     Main River, Germany   
17 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
18 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
19 Aug - 20 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland(Overnight)   
20 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

19 August 201814 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $6018
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19 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
21 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
23 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
23 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
24 Aug     Main River, Germany   
24 Aug     Miltenberg, Germany   
25 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
26 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
27 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
29 Aug     Passau, Germany   
30 Aug     Melk, Austria   
30 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
30 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
31 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
01 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
02 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
03 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

02 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
Prices starting
from $4323
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02 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
04 Sep     Visegrad, Hungary   
05 Sep - 06 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
06 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
07 Sep     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
08 Sep     Grein, Austria   
08 Sep - 09 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
09 Sep - 10 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
10 Sep      Arriving in Linz, Austria   

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Linz cruise port

09 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4364
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09 Sep      Departing from Linz, Austria   
11 Sep - 12 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
12 Sep     Linz, Austria   
12 Sep     Grein, Austria   
13 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
13 Sep - 14 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
14 Sep - 15 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
15 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
16 Sep     Visegrad, Hungary   
17 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

16 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz
Prices starting
from $4323
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16 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
18 Sep     Visegrad, Hungary   
19 Sep - 20 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
20 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
21 Sep     Krems an der Donau, Austria   
22 Sep     Grein, Austria   
22 Sep - 23 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
23 Sep - 24 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
24 Sep      Arriving in Linz, Austria   

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Linz cruise port

23 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4364
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23 Sep      Departing from Linz, Austria   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Linz, Austria(Overnight)   
26 Sep     Linz, Austria   
26 Sep     Grein, Austria   
27 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
27 Sep - 28 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
28 Sep - 29 Sep     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
29 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
30 Sep     Visegrad, Hungary   
01 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

30 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4664
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30 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
02 Oct     Danube River   
02 Oct - 03 Oct     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
03 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
04 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
04 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
04 Oct     Melk, Austria   
05 Oct     Passau, Germany   
06 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
07 Oct     Roth, Germany   
08 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Amsterdam cruise port

05 October 201820 nights / 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $10140
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05 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
07 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
09 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Oct     Main River, Germany   
11 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
13 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
14 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Oct     Passau, Germany   
16 Oct     Melk, Austria   
16 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
16 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
17 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
18 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
20 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Oct     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
22 Oct     Belgrade, Serbia   
23 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
24 Oct     Cetate, Dolj, Romania   
25 Oct     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
26 Oct      Arriving in Oltenita, Romania   

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Amsterdam cruise port

05 October 201820 nights / 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $10140
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05 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
07 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
09 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Oct     Main River, Germany   
11 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
13 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
14 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Oct     Passau, Germany   
16 Oct     Melk, Austria   
16 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
16 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
17 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
18 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
19 Oct - 20 Oct     Budapest, Hungary(Overnight)   
20 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Oct     Mohacs, Pecs, Hungary   
22 Oct     Belgrade, Serbia   
23 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
24 Oct     Cetate, Dolj, Romania   
25 Oct     Nikopol, Bulgaria   
26 Oct      Arriving in Oltenita, Romania   

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Nuremberg cruise port

07 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3790
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07 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
09 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
11 Oct     Passau, Germany   
12 Oct     Melk, Austria   
12 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Oct - 13 Oct     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
13 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
14 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
15 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

14 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4095
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14 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Oct     Danube River   
16 Oct - 17 Oct     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
17 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
18 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
18 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Oct     Melk, Austria   
19 Oct     Passau, Germany   
20 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
21 Oct     Roth, Germany   
22 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Nuremberg cruise port

21 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
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21 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
23 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
25 Oct     Passau, Germany   
26 Oct     Melk, Austria   
26 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
26 Oct - 27 Oct     Vienna, Austria(Overnight)   
27 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
28 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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