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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.
Ship - Year Built
Built
2014
Ship -  Length
Length
135 metres
Ship -  Crew
Crew
47
Ship -  Deluxe Staterooms
Deluxe Staterooms
16
Ship -  Panorama Suites
Panorama Suites℠
65
Ship -  Royal Suites
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:

  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavoured and infused water available throughout each day
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
  • Daily a la carte breakfast with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily specials
  • Daily a la carte lunch including regional specialties, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and classic dishes
  • Al fresco lunch in the Sky Grill
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Healthy Corner options including low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy choices
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favourites
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options 
     
Entertainment
Nightly Piano Music
Sightseeing with Local Guides
Onboard Activities
Avalon Choice
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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