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Avalon Visionary

About Avalon Visionary

Sailing along Europe’s rivers since 2012, Avalon Visionary excels in its offering of space, dining and entertainment. Its modern design emanates across all areas of the ship, including in the extremely well-proportioned cabins.

With the Panorama Suites boasting 30% more square footage than the industry standard, you can lie back and enjoy the views from the vast wall-to-wall panoramic windows or sit on the balcony that has enough room for six. Our fantastic range of Avalon cruise deals help to make even the most luxurious suites a real possibility.

While Royal Suites are even bigger at 300 sq ft, even the staterooms are generous in size and quality. All cabins receive little touches of luxury such as Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and L’Occitane bath products. For more indulgence, simply head to the hair salon where you can also get a manicure.

The chefs onboard Avalon Visionary champion healthy eating through the use of fresh, local ingredients, which means you can taste the difference in all aspects of dining. Among the culinary highlights of your trip will be a Captain’s reception with sparkling wine and canapes, a welcome dinner and a lavish five-course farewell meal. For more low-key, light lunches and dinners throughout your cruise, there’s also the al fresco Panorama Bistro on the Sky Deck — a signature of Avalon Waterways ships.

Onboard activities include Local Favourite experiences with chefs, entertainers and experts from the region you’re visiting. There’s also entertainment each evening or, if you prefer a quiet night, you can settle down with a good read in the well-stocked library.


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.


Royal Suite

These suites feature a 6-person sitting area, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, double sinks, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, marble countertops in bathroom, nightly turn-down service, soft and firm pillows, vanity, well-stocked minibar, alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, coffee table, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, easy under-bed luggage storage, elegant, contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, make-up mirror, memory foam mattress toppers, a sofa, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, wall-to-wall panoramic window with Open-Air Balcony®, and a writing desk.

  • 300 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Panorama Suite

These suites feature a 6-person sitting area, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, easy under-bed luggage storage, elegant, a contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, make-up mirror, memory foam mattress toppers, sofa, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, wall-to-wall panoramic window with Open-Air Balcony®, writing desk, alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, coffee table, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, marble countertops in bathroom, nightly turn-down service, soft and firm pillows, vanity and a well-stocked minibar.

  • 200 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Deluxe Stateroom

These staterooms feature an alarm clock, bedside tables with reading lamps, Comfort Collection Beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, easy under-bed luggage storage, an elegant, contemporary design, extra blankets, full shower with glass door, individual climate control, large mirror in bathroom, memory foam mattress toppers, soft and firm pillows, two windows, well-stocked minibar, bathrobes & slippers, choice of bed configuration, complimentary bottled water, direct-dial telephone, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel, hairdryer, in-room safe, L'Occitane bath products, nightly turn-down service, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, vanity and a writing desk.

  • 172 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Sky Deck

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

Royal Deck

  • Observation Lounge & Bar
  • Panorama Bistro
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Internet Centre
  • Reception
  • Atrium
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Club Lounge
  • Royal Suites
  • Panorama Suites

Sapphire Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Panorama Suites

Indigo Deck

  • Fitness Centre
  • Deluxe Staterooms

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 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 our Sky Bistro.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Panorama Lounge & Bistro

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 is available 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 Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. 

They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences. 


Sky Lounge & Bistro

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.

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

Visit the Hair Salon to pamper yourself with a new style by a professional hairdresser. Other treatments are available.

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.

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 Corner

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:
2012
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
Language:
en
Length:
110m (361ft)
Width:
11m (38ft)
Speed:
13 knots
Decks:
4
Crew:
37
Cabins:
64
Occupancy:
128
Currency:
EUR