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Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination

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Launched in 2014, Avalon Illumination is the sister ship to Avalon Impression and part of Avalon Waterways' new fleet of "Suite Ships", its signature being that most of the staterooms on this ship are suites. Each suite measures at least 200 square feet, 30% larger than the industry standard. These suites feature wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that open to transform the entire suite into an open-air balcony.

Avalon Illumination features an expansive Sky Deck that provides full 360° views of the European river and passing countryside. On the Sky Deck guests can lay back in premium lounge chairs, stay out of the sun with a shade system, take a soak in the whirlpool, or even enjoy a snack in the open-air bistro. Guests can enjoy an alternate dining experience in the Panorama Bistro, nightly entertainment and onboard movie nights, complimentary Wi-Fi access and more.

The highlight of any river cruise on Avalon Illumination is the river itself and the many wonderful stops along the way. One of the joys of a river cruise is the ability to spend an entire day in one port and see all that it has to offer, then wake up and do it all again in a brand new city or town. To help guests accomplish all of this, Avalon Illumination provides local tour guides, experts, historians, and demonstrations to allow guests to experience everything that each European area has to offer. Take your pick of leisurely, traditional or independent sightseeing options while Avalon takes care of the little details for you, such as providing complimentary maps and Nordic walking sticks.

Avalon Illumination Facts

Inaugural Year: 2014
Guest Occupancy*: 166
Crew: 47
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 3.5
Length: 443 meters
Passenger Decks: 4

Total: 83
Suites, with balcony: 67
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 16
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights
Suite Ships
Avalon Illumination is part of Avalon Waterways' new fleet of "Suite Ships". These ships put an emphasis on the 52 Suites onboard. Each of these suites provides a wall-to-wall sliding glass door that fully opens turning your entire suite into an open-air balcony. All beds in these staterooms face the water meaning that the first thing you will wake up to every morning is the beautiful European river that you are cruising down.

Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the duration of their cruise on Avalon Illumination. This will allow guests to research tomorrows port of call, connect with friends and family at home, or even keep up with business demands while on vacation.

Local Favorites Onboard Experience
Get an authentic taste of each location you visit with Avalon Illumination's Local Favorites onboard experiences, bringing local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts to you.

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Avalon Illumination Cruise Destinations

Here are the destinations Avalon Illumination sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 for more info:
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Jump to: Suites - Oceanviews
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Royal Suite Royal Suite
Approximate Size: 300 square feet
Located on: Royal Deck

Royal Suites on Avalon Illumination feature wall-to-wall panoramic windows that turn the entire suite into a large open-air balcony. Also features a full shower with toilet in separate room. Sitting area has room for 6 and King bed can be separated into two singles.
Panorama Suite Panorama Suite (Categories A, B, and P)
Approximate Size: 200 square feet
A & B Located on: Sapphire Deck
P Located on: Royal Deck

Panorama Suites on Avalon Illumination feature wall-to-wall panoramic windows that turn the entire suite into a large open-air balcony. Also features a full shower and bathroom. Sitting area has room for 6 and Queen bed can be separated into two singles.
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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Categories D and E)
Approximate Size: 172 square feet
Located on Indigo Deck

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom on Avalon Illumination features a full-size bathroom with shower, writing desk with vanity, two windows, and a queen bed that can be separated into two singles.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Avalon Illumination Deck Plans

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Sky Deck
Royal Deck
Sapphire Deck
Indigo Deck

Category Legend
Royal Suite Royal Suite
Category P Panorama Suite
Category A Panorama Suite
Category B Panorama Suite
Category D Avalon Deluxe Stateroom
Category E Avalon Deluxe Stateroom

The deck plans of Avalon Illumination provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Avalon Waterways directly.
Royal Deck
Avalon Illumination Deck Plans

Avalon Illumination Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Avalon Illumination:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Sun Deck Chess Set
Sun Deck Chess Set
Panorama Lounge
Panorama Lounge
Club Lounge
Club Lounge
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Sky Deck
Sky Deck
Panorama Bar
Panorama Bar
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