Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination last position

Avalon Illumination last location was at Europe Inland (coordinates 48.23666 N / 14.50500 E) cruising en route to ENNS. The AIS position was reported 14 hours ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz. Prices start from USD 2455 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2020 and ends on 24 Sep, 2020.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
18 Sep    Visegrad, Hungary
19 Sep - 20 Sep    Vienna, Austria
21 Sep    Krems an der Donau, Austria
22 Sep    Grein, Austria
23 Sep    Engelhartszell, Austria
24 Sep    Arriving in Linz, Austria hotels

Specifications of Avalon Illumination

Year built2014  /  Age: 6
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
OwnerMS Donau GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
OperatorAvalon Waterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage2775 gt
Passengers84 - 166
Crew47
Decks4
Cabins84
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Envision, Avalon Expression, Avalon Impression, Avalon Passion, Avalon View
Christened byDeborah Hutton
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Avalon Illumination Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz $1851
2020 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2694
2020 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz Budapest $2455
2020 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz $2306
2020 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2278
2020 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2027
2020 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz $1714
2020 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $1629
2021 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2167
2021 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2267
2021 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2304
2021 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2392
2021 May 02 3 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $1286
2021 May 05 3 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $1286
2021 May 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Linz Budapest $2571
2021 May 15 7 days, one-way from Linz to Budapest Linz $2422
2021 May 22 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2047
2021 May 27 5 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $1633
2021 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2223
2021 Jun 08 14 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Bucharest Deggendorf $4806
2021 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2597
2021 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $2465
2021 Jun 16 6 days, one-way from Mohacs to Oltenita Mohacs $3217
2021 Jun 21 25 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8670
2021 Jun 21 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3474
2021 Jun 22 24 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $9222
2021 Jun 22 9 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3275
2021 Jul 01 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5907
2021 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2338
2021 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $4327
2021 Jul 30 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4544
2021 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2121
2021 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2529
2021 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest $2189
2021 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf $2802
2021 Sep 03 14 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Bucharest Deggendorf $5148
2021 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $2602
2021 Sep 11 6 days, one-way from Mohacs to Oltenita Mohacs $3354
2021 Sep 16 25 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $9081
2021 Sep 16 10 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4136
2021 Sep 17 24 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $9633
2021 Sep 17 9 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3937
2021 Sep 26 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $4829
2021 Oct 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4407
2021 Oct 25 3 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $817
2021 Oct 28 3 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna $1149

Avalon Illumination Review

Review of Avalon Illumination

MS 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. 

Avalon Illumination cruise ship

Cabins

This beautiful vessel features two decks of Panorama Suites, all with panoramic Wall-to-Wall Windows which transform the space into Open-Air Balcony. MS Avalon Illumination ship's Panorama Suites with their vast 200 sq.feet free space, are more than 30 percent larger than industry's standard suites, affording guests the opportunity to wake up facing the beautiful passing scenery.

Avalon Illumination has a total number of 84 cabins (of which 2 Royal Suite, 66 Panorama Suite, 16 with non-opening windows) in 6 grades.

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, minibar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in a 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).

Shipboard facilities

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.

Avalon Illumination restaurants include Illumination (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco). Avalon Illumination also has 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.

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 cruise tour 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" is 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" is 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" is 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).

Avalon Illumination - user reviews and comments

Avalon Illumination Wiki

Illumination is the 7th boat from Avalon's "Suite Ship" class. Among ship's best features are 2 full decks of Suite cabins (each with wall-to-wall sliding windows and French Balcony) and spacious and diverse public venues (each with full-length floor-ceiling windows).

Each Avalon "Suite Ship" is powered by two Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (model C32 ACERT, total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP), plus an emergency diesel generator. The ship's propulsion is diesel-electric, with one azimuth thruster (at the bow) and a "Silent Drive System" (separating the ship's engines from passenger staterooms).

The Illumination riverboat was launched on June 3, 2014. It was christened in Vienna (Austria) by Mrs. Deborah Hutton, a famous Australian media personality - TV series hostess, magazine editor ("Darwin Life"), homewares designer ("Kmart Australia"), also a former ambassador for "Qantas Airways" and "MYER" (department store chain).

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.

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