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443 feet
37.50 feet
5.50 feet
12.0 knots
220 AC

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Avalon Illumination

Plan your next river cruising adventure with Avalon Illumination. She can transport you through the enchanting Danube and Rhine Rivers, taking you to Austria, Germany, Hungary, France, Switzerland, and other destinations. You can explore beautiful cities and villages along the river coasts, leaving you with a new perspective on the world.

Avalon Illumination sailing into port.

Launched in 2014, Avalon Illumination is a sister ship to Avalon Impression and a part of Avalon Waterways fleet of “Suite Ships,” featuring two full decks of suites that are at least 200 square feet, making them 30% larger than the industry standard. When cruising on this ship, you can expect personalized service, lavish accommodations, mouthwatering cuisine, and fantastic itineraries, making for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience.

Avalon Illumination has a passenger capacity of 166 so you can expect a very personalized cruise with individual attention from the crew to your fellow guests. Avalon Waterways embodies a welcoming spirit on all of their ships and Avalon Illumination is no exception. The staff is ready to help you with anything you need. Since the ship has such a small capacity, your chances of making new friends are much higher than on a larger vessel. The crew can even assist you in throwing private in-suite cocktail parties so you can truly enjoy your time onboard with the friends you make.


The highlight of an Avalon Illumination cruise is its incredible itineraries that immerse you right in the center of European culture. One of the biggest benefits of a river cruise is that you can spend the entire day seeing all it offers. Then, you can wake up and do it all over again in a brand-new city or village. Some of the places to which Avalon Illumination can take you include:

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  • Basel, Switzerland;
  • Heidelberg, Germany;
  • Strasbourg, France;
  • Budapest, Hungary;
  • Bratislava, Slovakia;
  • Melk, Austria; and more!

Every stop offers different-paced tours with local experts and many ways to learn about the European history and culture in every city, including bicycle tours. Imagine having coffee and cake in a Budapest coffee shop, browsing a European open-air market for unique crafts, or exploring ancient cities loaded with history. These things can easily become reality with an Avalon Illumination cruise. Cultural enrichment doesn’t end once you step back onto your ship. Depending on where you travel, experts, specialists, and special guest lecturers will pass on their specialized knowledge to you through Avalon Waterways seemingly limitless onboard enrichment program.

Dining Options

Another great highlight of Avalon Illumination cruises is the revolutionary cuisine. From the Welcome Dinner to the Farewell Gala, you can revel in the different flavors of regionally-influenced cuisine or stick with traditional western favorites. From al fresco lunches to full buffets and four-course dinners with plenty of healthy options, you’ll never hear your stomach grumbling for long.

  • Breakfast is served as early as 6 a.m. with a second late-riser option and you can get food up to 10:30 p.m.
  • Avalon Illumination offers complimentary wine, beer, or soda with all lunches and dinners, and sparkling wine with breakfast, so you never have to worry about racking up a tab.

Activities & Entertainment

When you’re not out exploring, you can discover many great things to do onboard Avalon Illumination.

  • After a long day of tours and sightseeing, you can relax on the Sky Deck with comfortable lounge furniture, shaded areas, a whirlpool, and a game area.
  • You may also use the onboard fitness center, hair salon, and library or visit the two onboard lounges for a refreshing mixed drink.
Avalon’s talented chefs will keep you coming back for more.

Staterooms & Suites

In your stateroom, you can enjoy a handful of luxurious amenities including a flat-screen TV with English-speaking channels and over 50 free movies, complimentary filtered water, a fully stocked minibar, nightly turn-down service, a full-size closet mirror, alarm clock, safe, vanity, lighted makeup mirror and the ability to adjust the room’s temperature.

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Ship Highlights

Suite Ship

Avalon Illumination is one of Avalon Waterways “Suite Ships.” She focuses on the 67 suites onboard. Each of these suites features a one-of-a-kind, wall-to-wall sliding glass door that fully opens, turning your entire suite into an Open-Air Balcony. When it comes to your bedding, Avalon Waterways provides you with their own brand of premium bedding, including orthopedic mattresses and a choice of pillows. All beds in these staterooms face the water, so the first thing you wake up to every morning is a view of the beautiful European river you’re cruising.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

During your Avalon Illumination cruise, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in your stateroom and throughout the ship. Thus, you can research your upcoming ports of call, stay connected with friends and family back home, and even keep up with business demands while traveling.

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