Avalon Visionary

Avalon Visionary Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Visionary

Year built2012  /  Age : 6
Flag state Germany
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
OwnerMS Donau 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 - 130
Crew37
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Artistry 2, Avalon Imagery 2, Avalon Poetry 2, Avalon Tapestry 2, Avalon Tranquility 2
Christened byNicole Mazza

Current itinerary of Avalon Visionary

Avalon Visionary current cruise is 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel. Prices start from USD 5638 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Sep, 2018 and ends on 29 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
18 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
19 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
20 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
21 Sep     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany   
22 Sep     Thionville, France   
23 Sep     Remich, Luxembourg   
24 Sep     Beilstein-Mosel, Germany   
25 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
25 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
26 Sep     Heidelberg, Germany   
27 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
28 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
29 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   

Review of Avalon Visionary

MS Avalon Visionary boat cruises on Danube and Rhine Rivers departing from Amsterdam and Zurich.

Avalon Visionary debuted in 2012 as one of the Avalon Suite Ships. This exciting river boat cruises along Europe's most magnificent rivers and offers two decks of suites delivering an intimate setting, and featuring Avalon's Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows.

Avalon Visionary cruise ship

Cabins

Avalon Visionary has a total number of 65 cabins (of which 2 Royal Suite, 51 Panorama Suite, 12 with non-opening windows) in 6 grades. MS Avalon Visionary ship's Panorama Suites are 30% larger than industry's standard, giving the opportunity to wake up each morning to the fresh breezes and enchanting scenery. 

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.
  • 2x Royal Suites (R) - deck 3, size 300 ft2 / 28 m2.
  • Panorama Suites - P (deck 3, x25), A (deck 2, x17) and B (deck 2, x8) - size 200 ft2 / 18,6 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (deck 1) - cat D (6), cat E (6) - size 172 ft2 / 16 m2).

Shipboard facilities

Exciting Avalon Visionary onboard amenities include free Wi-Fi access and complimentary Internet Corner, expanded Fitness Center, spacious Sky Deck with delightful Sky Bistro, shade system, premium lounge chairs and a whirlpool.

Avalon Visionary restaurants include: Visionary (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco). Avalon Visionary also has Panorama Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Visionary Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge & Bar, Sky Bistro, Whirlpool, shaded seating, deck games area).

Avalon Visionary 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, Visionary cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.

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

RIver Cruise Itineraries

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

  • (12-nights cruising) "The Rhine and Moselle" are 13-days river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZRA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Basel (Southbound, code WARZ).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Canals, Vineyards and Paris" are 10-days river cruises from Paris to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WRA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Paris (Southbound, code WAR). Departures from Amsterdam include disembarkation in Remich, followed by bus travel to Luxembourg or Metz, then high-speed train travel to Paris (luxury hotel package included / 1-night stay). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Remich to Amsterdam (code WRA0) and the reverse from Amsterdam to Remich (code WARO).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Central European Experience" are 12-days river cruises from Paris to Prague (Eastbound, code WRN), and the reverse from Prague to Paris (Westbound, code WNR). The Eastbound route includes 1-night Paris luxury hotel package, TGV train (high speed train) travel from Paris to Metz or Luxembourg; followed by bus transfer to Remich (embarkation), Nuremberg (disembarkation) and bus transfer to Prague. The Westbound route includes bus transfer Prague to Nuremberg (embarkation), Remich (disembarkation), bus transfer Remich to Luxembourg or Metz, TGV train travel to Paris (luxury hotel stay for 2 nights). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Remich to Nuremberg (code WRNO) and the reverse from Nuremberg to Remich (code WNRO).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Jewels of Central Europe" are 17-days river cruises from Paris to Budapest (Eastbound, code WRB), and 19-days the reverse from Budapest to Paris (Westbound, code WBR). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Remich to Budapest (code WRBO) and the reverse from Budapest to Remich (code WBRO).
  • (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).

Avalon Visionary wiki

  • The Avalon Visionary boat is the 3rd vessel in Avalon Waterways "Suite Ship" class. Among the 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 Waterways "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 Avalon cruise ship Visionary was launched in 2012 on May 11. It was christened in Enkhuisen (Holland) by mrs Nicole Mazza - an employee /Chief Marketing Officer for TRAVELSAVERS (a retail chain of thousands independent full-service travel vacation agencies worldwide). The Visionary river boat was baptized in a double christening ceremony (the line's first one) - together with the Avalon Vista ship.

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Avalon Visionary Itineraries

The below listed Avalon Visionary cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 30 14 days, one-way from Paris to Budapest Paris
2018 May 30 7 days, one-way from Paris to Nuremberg Paris$4372
2018 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3837
2018 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$4280
2018 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2018 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$4230
2018 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Paris Nuremberg$3592
2018 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Paris to Amsterdam Paris$4239
2018 Jul 25 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4196
2018 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Paris Amsterdam$4286
2018 Aug 13 14 days, one-way from Paris to Budapest Paris$7587
2018 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Paris to Nuremberg Paris$4284
2018 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3831
2018 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$4464
2018 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Paris Nuremberg$4852
2018 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Paris to Amsterdam Paris$3897
2018 Sep 17 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5638
2018 Sep 29 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$5190
2018 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Paris Amsterdam$3498
2018 Oct 18 14 days, one-way from Paris to Budapest Paris
2018 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Paris to Nuremberg Paris
2018 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$3922
2018 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$3630
2019 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Amsterdam$3158
2019 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Haarlem to Amsterdam Haarlem$2652
2019 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Amsterdam$3519
2019 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Haarlem to Amsterdam Haarlem$2998
2019 May 03 7 days, one-way from Haarlem to Amsterdam Haarlem$3114
2019 May 10 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$5133
2019 May 22 15 days, one-way from Basel to Budapest Basel$6402
2019 May 22 8 days, one-way from Basel to Nuremberg Basel$3530
2019 Jun 06 3 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$2260
2019 Jun 09 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Passau Vienna$3068
2019 Jun 09 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Passau Vienna$3068
2019 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf$4176
2019 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest$4176
2019 Jun 28 5 days, one-way from Passau to Vienna Passau$3068
2019 Jul 03 3 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$2260
2019 Jul 06 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Basel Budapest$6783
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$4038
2019 Jul 13 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Basel Nuremberg$3530
2019 Jul 21 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4845
2019 Aug 02 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4845
2019 Aug 14 15 days, one-way from Basel to Budapest Basel$6402
2019 Aug 14 8 days, one-way from Basel to Nuremberg Basel$3530
2019 Aug 29 3 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest$2376
2019 Sep 01 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Passau Vienna$3126
2019 Sep 01 5 days, one-way from Vienna to Passau Vienna$3126
2019 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Deggendorf to Budapest Deggendorf$4752
2019 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf Budapest$4522
2019 Sep 20 5 days, one-way from Passau to Vienna Passau$3126
2019 Sep 25 3 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest Vienna$2145
2019 Sep 28 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Basel Budapest$7128
2019 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$4902
2019 Oct 05 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Basel Nuremberg$3530
2019 Oct 13 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4383
2019 Oct 25 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$4152
2019 Nov 30 12 days, one-way from Basel to Vienna Basel
2019 Nov 30 9 days, one-way from Basel to Nuremberg Basel
2019 Nov 30 4 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel$1614
2019 Dec 03 15 days, one-way from Vienna to Basel Vienna$6432
2019 Dec 03 11 days, one-way from Vienna to Wiesbaden Vienna$4324
2019 Dec 04 11 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Vienna Wiesbaden
2019 Dec 04 5 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg Wiesbaden
2019 Dec 06 5 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Nuremberg Wiesbaden$2457
2019 Dec 09 9 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Basel Nuremberg$4077
2019 Dec 09 5 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Wiesbaden Nuremberg$2457
2019 Dec 14 4 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Basel Wiesbaden$1614
2019 Dec 14 4 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Basel Wiesbaden$1614