2014 is a big year for Avalon, as we expand our fleet of dynamic Suite Ships once again. In addition to the Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Impression, the beautiful Avalon Illumination will grace the waterways of Europe. Like its sister ship, the Avalon Expression, the Illumination features two full decks of Panorama Suites with 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. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the open-air bistro.
Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs Sky Deck with shade awnings Wi-Fi access Expanded fitness center Non-smoking interior Elevator Elegant, contemporary design throughout Outside Viewing Deck Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe English-speaking crew Sightseeing with a Certified Local Guide Cruise Director Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment Revolutionary engineering Room service available featuring Continental breakfast and beverages Sky Deck Whirlpool Internet Corner Hair salon (manicures available) Complimentary Wi-Fi Relax and enjoy onboard movie nights Complimentary use of iPad mobile digital devices Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein Alternate dining experience with local specialties and lighter fare in the Panorama Bistro Behind-the-scenes ship tour Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options Complimentary maps and use of Nordic walking sticks Culture & Cruise onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts Expanded 'on-demand' in-room entertainment Guest Services is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise Panorama Bistro Sky Deck Game Area