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The Avalon Illumination is one of the Avalon Waterways ships. She was built in 2014 and can sleep up to 166 passengers on its amazing European river cruises.   

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.

Spacious Suites

This ship offers a great selection of suites for its cruising passengers:

  • Royal Deck - Panorama Suites - Cat. P
  • Sapphire Deck Forward - Panorama Suites - Cat. A
  • Sapphire Deck Aft - Panorama Suites - Cat. B 
  • Indigo Deck Aft - Deluxe Staterooms - Cat. D
  • Indigo Deck Forward - Deluxe Staterooms - Cat. E

Avalon dining options

  • 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 lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
  • 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, cosy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options 

Avalon Illumination Ship Facts

Here are some important extra facts on the ship Avalon Illumination:

Cabins: 83

Length:  443 ft / 135 m

Crew:  47

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