Illumination

The Illumination's two full decks of suites feature 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.


    • 443

    • Length
    • 2014

    • Built Year
    • 47

    • Crew
    • 140

    • Pax Capacity
    • 83

    • Staterooms
    • 2

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Apr 28, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,349
May 10, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague12$3,619
May 12, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPassau8$2,749
May 17, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$3,189
May 19, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPassauBudapest8$2,749
May 26, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam15$5,099
May 26, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,513
Jun 09, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,249
Jun 23, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam15$4,999
Jun 23, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,351
Jul 07, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBucharest24$8,475
Jul 07, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBucharest22$7,779
Jul 07, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$4,899
Jul 19, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest10$3,009
Jul 19, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest12$3,705
Jul 26, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest12$3,059
Jul 26, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestPrague20$6,489
Jul 27, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestNuremberg16$5,599
Jul 27, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest9$2,399
Aug 02, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,489
Aug 04, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$2,399
Aug 08, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,059
Aug 11, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$2,399
Aug 18, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,205
Sep 15, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,989
Sep 29, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$4,899
Oct 11, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,389
Oct 13, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$2,299
Oct 17, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,159
Oct 20, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$2,499
Oct 25, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$2,589
Oct 27, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,499
Oct 31, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$1,959
Nov 03, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$1,299
Nov 27, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$2,289
Nov 29, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,199
Dec 03, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$2,609
Dec 06, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$1,949
Dec 11, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$2,289
Dec 13, 2017Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,199
Apr 20, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,349
Apr 27, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,549
May 04, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,399
May 16, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,909
May 18, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$2,899
May 22, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,529
May 25, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$2,899
May 30, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,859
Jun 01, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$2,849
Jun 05, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,479
Jun 08, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$2,849
Jun 15, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam15$5,149
Jun 15, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,170
Jun 29, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,149
Jul 13, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$6,661
Jul 13, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam15$4,699
Jul 27, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$4,699
Aug 08, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,259
Aug 10, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$2,249
Aug 14, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest20$6,518
Aug 14, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest18$6,019
Aug 14, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$2,879
Aug 17, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$2,249
Aug 22, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest12$3,368
Aug 22, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest10$2,869
Aug 27, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest14$4,218
Aug 27, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestPrague22$6,449
Aug 29, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestPrague20$7,269
Aug 29, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest12$3,719
Aug 30, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestNuremberg16$6,449
Aug 30, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest9$3,149
Sep 05, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$4,159
Sep 07, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$3,149
Sep 11, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,779
Sep 14, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$3,149
Sep 21, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam15$5,599
Sep 21, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon21$7,622
Oct 05, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,049
Oct 05, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBucharest24$8,288
Oct 05, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBucharest22$7,789
Oct 17, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest12$3,068
Oct 17, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest10$2,569
Oct 22, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestPrague22$5,149
Oct 22, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest14$3,818
Oct 24, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest12$3,319
Oct 24, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestPrague20$5,969
Oct 25, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestNuremberg16$5,149
Oct 25, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest9$2,749
Oct 31, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$3,009
Nov 02, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,999
Nov 20, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$2,029
Nov 23, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$1,399
Nov 28, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$2,409
Nov 30, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,399
Dec 04, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$2,029
Dec 07, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationNurembergBudapest8$1,399
Dec 12, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague13$2,409
Dec 14, 2018Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestNuremberg8$1,399

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2014
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 140
  • Normal Crew Size: 47
  • Staterooms: 83
  • Suites: 2

Dining

Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m. Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods. Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.

*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m. Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts. Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m. Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck. Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entree, dessert, and coffee or tea. 

Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.

Age Restrictions

Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old on any Avalon Waterways vacations. If a child will be traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel.

Tipping

Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price. Tipping is a personal way to show your satisfaction for good service and is always appreciated. It is recommended that tips be paid in cash.

Cabins

Category E
Square Footage: 172

Category E

Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Forward.




Category D
Square Footage: 172

Category D

Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Aft.




Category B
Square Footage: 200

Category B

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Sapphire Deck Aft.




Category A
Square Footage: 200

Category A

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Sapphire Deck Forward.




Category P
Square Footage: 200

Category P

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Royal Deck.




Category Royal Suite
Square Footage: 300

Category Royal Suite

Suites include Comfort Collection Beds, Deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, Choice of bed configuration, Nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, Hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels, Alarm clock, Direct-dial telephone, Bathrobes & slippers, Well-stocked minibar, Complimentary bottled water, In-room safe individual climate control, Marble countertops in bathroom, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Complimentary use of iPad mobile digital devices, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Open-Air Balcony with full 6-person seating area, Full shower with glass door, Writing desk, Vanity, Sofa, Coffee table, and Double sinks. Located on Royal Deck.




Life on Board

Dining

Dining

Dining Room

When it comes to dining, you'll savor your destination in more ways than one. Professional chefs will delight your taste buds with regional specialties as well as Western favorites. Located on the Sapphire Deck.

Dining

Panorama Bistro

An alternate dining experience with regional specialties and lighter fare in the Panorama Bistro. Located on the Royal Deck.

Dining

Sky Bistro

Why not sit outside and enjoy your lunch while watching the passing scenery. Located on the Sky Deck.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Observation Lounge

Enjoy onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment with any outside viewing area. Located on the Royal Deck.

Entertainment

Panorama Lounge

Sit back and relax meeting new friends while having a drink at the lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.

Entertainment

Sky Deck

Relax at the Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and a shade system or have fun at the game area. Located on the Sky Deck.

Wellness Activities

Wellness Activities

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is well equipped so you can stick to your fitness program while on vacation. Take advantage of state-of-the-art cardio equipment while enjoying the view of unforgettable passing landscapes. Located on the Indigo Deck.

Wellness Activities

Salon

Of course you want to look your best on vacation, there is a salon for all your hair and manicure needs. Located on the Royal Deck.

Wellness Activities

Whirlpool

The whirlpool is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day of sightseeing. Located on the Sky Deck.


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