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Avalon Luminary

About Avalon Luminary

Enjoy a relaxing and luxurious river cruise experience onboard this modern ship as you explore some of Europe’s most captivating sights. Discover the open-air Sky Deck, complete with stylish lounge and bar. Here you can relax with a refreshing drink as you take in the breathtaking scenery or take a dip in the rejuvenating whirlpool. For more breathtaking views, hop down to the Royal Deck and enjoy panoramic views from her beautiful bow, socialising with fellow travellers in the Panorama Lounge.

All staterooms come with superior beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linens, complete with a choice of soft and firm pillows, spacious closets and fully-stocked mini bars. Deluxe Staterooms and Avalon Suites both come with floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading out to your own private balcony, while you’ll find a selection of L’Occitane products in your full size bathroom. Be sure to check out our full range of Avalon discounts to find the ideal accommodation option for you.

The open-seated dining hall on the Sapphire Deck serves up the finest seasonal cuisine using fresh local products. Here you’ll be provided with a daily buffet breakfast, lunch and a four course meal with waiter service in the evening. Hot drinks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day in the self service area, while snacks can be purchased in the Panorama Lounge bar or in the Sky Bistro up on the top deck.

From movie nights and shows performed by the crew to a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the onboard activities program will keep you busy between ports. With regular lectures and presentations, an extensive library, complimentary computer use and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship, this impressive vessel is the perfect choice for an Avalon family cruise.


See What's Inside

Avalon Waterways are pioneering the look of river cruising. Not only are the staterooms and views 30 percent larger than any other small ship in Europe, providing cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom and space, every component of the experience, from bed and bathroom positioning and colour palette to storage space and sound-proof insulation, was wistfully designed for cruisers to ensure they enjoy all that river cruising has to offer.


Avalon Suite

Avalon Suites feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, spacious living area, Comfort Collection Beds, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes and slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies).

  • 258 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Deluxe Stateroom (Cat P, A, B)

These staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, flatscreen satellite TV with film channels & radio, comfortable, hotel-style beds, Comfort Collection Beds, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage, writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair, easy under-bed luggage storage, large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, alarm clock, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies).

  • 172 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Deluxe Stateroom (Cat E)

These staterooms have Comfort Collection Beds, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage, writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair, easy under-bed luggage storage, large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, alarm clock, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies).

  • 172 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Sky Deck

  • Sky Lounge
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Bistro
  • Whirlpool
  • Premium Lounge Chairs and Shade Awnings
  • Deck Game Area

Royal Deck

  • Observation Lounge
  • Panorama Bistro
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Upscale Bar
  • Internet Centre
  • Reception
  • Atrium
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Club Lounge
  • Avalon Suites
  • Deluxe Staterooms (Cat P)

Sapphire Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Deluxe Staterooms (Cat A & B)

Indigo Deck

  • Fitness Centre
  • Deluxe Staterooms (Cat E)

From the first bite to the last "Mmmmm," Avalon frees your tastebuds from the ordinary. At breakfast, lunch, and dinner, try mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you're traveling-or more familiar Western dishes, if that's your preference. With Avalon, they make every meal part of the journey.


Dining Room

The ship’s main dining venue is the Dining Room situated on the Sapphire deck. With an elegantly simple design, you can enjoy a full buffet breakfast or lunch with special options for those who wish to eat lightly, and delicious four-course dinners in the evening. 

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Sky Bistro

On a sunny day, enjoy hand carved meats and expansive buffets including fresh salads and amazing homemade soups, all a view courtesy of the Sky Bistro.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Panorama Bistro & Lounge

The Panorama Lounge & Bistro, with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for a stunning view, offers a casual atmosphere for guests to enjoy a variety of regional and tapas-style dishes, hand-paired with local wines.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Room Service

Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages 

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Room

Avalon Waterways want your experience with them to be as rich as possible and have included everything that they know will be important to your cruise enjoyment.

With so many amenities on board, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the lounge, or having a quiet moment in the Club Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family.They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences. 


Sky Lounge

On the Sun deck you will find the Sky Lounge, where you can relax and catch the sun's rays whilst enjoying a drink or snack from the nearby Sky Bistro. 

Observation Lounge

The Observation Lounge on the Royal Deck, gives guests a prime view to enjoy the premium spirits.

Library

Guests will find a small Library onboard and guests may check out books from the ship's library free of charge. 

Club Lounge

Enjoy a quiet moment in the Club Lounge whilst enjoying a cappuccino.

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) featuring stretching and yoga, attend helpful lectures on healthy lifestyles, and enjoy healthy but delicious dining options, crafted daily on board.


Hairdressing Salon

You might like to take advantage of the onboard hairdresser to indulge in a manicure or hair styling.

Fitness Centre

The ship is fitted with a fully equipped Fitness Centre for you to release some tension.

Deck Games Area

Relax after a long day and play a game with your fellow guests at the game area towards the rear of the deck.

Sky Deck & Whirlpool

The Sky Deck has a shade system, with premium loungers for luxurious relation. The warm Whirlpool is situated along side for when guests fancy a quick dip

Avalon Waterways know that no two travellers are alike so they don't assume all their guests will like the same activities and excursions. With more expertly led discovery options than any other river cruise line they make it possible for you to explore each port of call according to what intrigues you most.


Shore Excursions

On shore, Avalon includes a great range of comprehensive sightseeing excursions led by knowledgable Certified Local Guides. They also provide individual personal audio headsets to ensure you still have the freedom to roam through some of Europe's most famous attractions without missing a moment of fascinating commentary.

If you'd like to experience something slightly off the beaten track, they offer unique alternative excursions in select destinations. In many cities they also give you a choice of sightseeing pace: 'Traditional' to see all the major sights, 'Leisurely' available on walking tours when you want to take it slower, and 'Independent' allowing you to explore on your own. Have a chat with your Cruise Director to learn about the available options.

They even provide Nordic walking sticks to put that extra spring in your step!

Internet Centre

Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2010
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
Language:
en
Length:
110m (361ft)
Width:
11m (38ft)
Speed:
13 knots
Decks:
4
Crew:
39
Cabins:
69
Occupancy:
138
Currency:
EUR