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Illumination


    • 443

    • Length
    • 2014

    • Built Year
    • 47

    • Crew
    • 140

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Apr 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBerlin12$3,177
Apr 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf8$2,049
Apr 07, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBudapest12$3,277
Apr 09, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$2,678
Apr 11, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest8$2,149
Apr 18, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague10$2,778
Apr 18, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBerlin12$3,377
Apr 18, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf8$2,249
Apr 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBudapest12$3,677
Apr 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$3,078
Apr 25, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest8$2,549
Apr 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna8$2,142
Apr 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna6$1,713
May 02, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna4$1,224
May 02, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna6$1,653
May 03, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest6$1,653
May 03, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest8$2,142
May 05, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest4$1,224
May 05, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest6$1,713
May 07, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague11$3,757
May 07, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLinz9$3,158
May 13, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest11$3,757
May 15, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationLinzBudapest9$3,158
May 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestMunich9$2,907
May 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf7$2,108
May 22, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf6$1,849
May 22, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestMunich8$2,648
May 25, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationMunichBudapest9$2,907
May 25, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationMunichBudapest8$2,648
May 27, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest6$1,849
May 27, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest7$2,108
Jun 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague10$3,428
Jun 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBerlin12$4,027
Jun 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf8$2,899
Jun 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBudapest12$3,977
Jun 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBucharest22$8,425
Jun 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest20$7,705
Jun 06, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$3,378
Jun 06, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest18$7,106
Jun 06, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest20$7,826
Jun 08, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest8$2,849
Jun 08, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBucharest18$7,297
Jun 08, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBucharest16$6,577
Jun 14, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest10$3,487
Jun 14, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest12$4,207
Jun 15, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest11$3,948
Jun 15, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest9$3,228
Jun 19, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestAmsterdam28$11,397
Jun 19, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest14$5,007
Jun 19, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest13$4,748
Jun 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest12$4,287
Jun 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest11$4,028
Jun 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestAmsterdam26$10,677
Jul 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon20$7,677
Jul 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam16$5,899
Jul 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamMilan14$4,864
Jul 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamLucerne10$3,887
Jul 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamLake Como12$4,421
Jul 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBasel8$2,849
Jul 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationLucerneAmsterdam10$3,887
Jul 21, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationLucerneLondon14$5,662
Jul 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBaselLondon12$4,624
Jul 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBaselLondon14$5,171
Jul 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBaselAmsterdam8$2,849
Jul 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,499
Aug 13, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague10$3,278
Aug 13, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBerlin12$3,877
Aug 13, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf8$2,749
Aug 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBudapest12$3,877
Aug 18, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$3,278
Aug 20, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest8$2,749
Aug 27, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestPrague10$3,378
Aug 27, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBerlin12$3,977
Aug 27, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestDeggendorf8$2,849
Aug 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBudapest12$4,277
Aug 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBerlinBucharest22$8,925
Aug 30, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest20$8,205
Sep 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBudapest10$3,678
Sep 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest18$7,606
Sep 01, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationPragueBucharest20$8,326
Sep 03, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBudapest8$3,149
Sep 03, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBucharest18$7,797
Sep 03, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationDeggendorfBucharest16$7,077
Sep 09, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest10$3,687
Sep 09, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest12$4,407
Sep 10, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest11$4,148
Sep 10, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestBucharest9$3,428
Sep 14, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestAmsterdam28$11,997
Sep 14, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest14$5,207
Sep 14, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest13$4,948
Sep 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest12$4,487
Sep 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestBudapest11$4,228
Sep 16, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBucharestAmsterdam26$11,277
Sep 26, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestLondon20$8,162
Sep 26, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestAmsterdam16$6,299
Oct 11, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationAmsterdamBudapest15$5,299
Oct 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna8$1,942
Oct 23, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna6$1,513
Oct 25, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna4$1,024
Oct 25, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationBudapestVienna6$1,453
Oct 26, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest6$1,453
Oct 26, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest8$1,942
Oct 28, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest4$1,024
Oct 28, 2021Avalon WaterwaysIlluminationViennaBudapest6$1,513

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

Recreation

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.

Recreation

Panorama Bistro

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

Recreation

Sky Bistro

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

Recreation

Observation Lounge

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

Recreation

Panorama Lounge

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

Recreation

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.

Recreation

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.

Recreation

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.

Recreation

Whirlpool

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

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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