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Visionary

The Avalon Visionary Suite Ship cruising along Europe's glorious Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes.

    • 361

    • Length
    • 2012

    • Built Year
    • 37

    • Crew
    • 130

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Suites

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2012
  • Length: 361
  • Passenger Capacity: 130
  • Normal Crew Size: 37
  • Staterooms: 64
  • 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

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




Category D
Square Footage: 172

Category D

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




Category B
Square Footage: 200

Category B

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




Category A
Square Footage: 200

Category A

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




Category P
Square Footage: 200

Category P

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




Category Royal Suite
Square Footage: 300

Category Royal Suite

Royal Suites feature Comfort Collection Beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, 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, 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, Full shower with glass door, Writing desk, Coffee table, and Double sinks. Located on Royal Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Fine Dining

Every dining experience with Avalon is an opportunity to bring your destination to life. Creating every day's menu using fresh, quality ingredients. All prepared to perfection by culinary artisans. Located on the Sapphire Deck.

Recreation

Sky Bistro

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

Recreation

Club Lounge

An ever-changing landscape serves as the ultimate backdrop as you relax in the Club Lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.

Recreation

Internet Center

If you need to check your email and keep in touch, there are computers available for your personal use. Located on the Royal 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

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio equipment so you can stay on track with your daily workout. Located on the Indigo Deck.

Recreation

Hair Salon

While onboard, visit the hair salon where stylists offer a range of services to help you look your best throughout your vacation. Located on the Royal Deck.

Recreation

Sky Deck

Enjoy the spacious Sky Deck with a shade system, premium lounge chairs for you to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air and beautiful vistas. Located on the Sky 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

Visionary Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 77 reviews about Visionary - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
DH
Donna
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Avalon River Cruise was wonderful. Accommodations, meals and crew were all amazing. The only negative was the bus tours to the Christmas Markets which falls on the tour guides. They did not take into consideration the passengers ability to keep up with the tour and spent too much time on other aspects of the tour and rushed us through the markets. Would be better if the bus dropped us off and the markets and let us walk around and tell us up front a meeting place to return to the ship.

TZ
Teresita
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

My granddaughter and I had a great time. We enjoyed everything from flight to and flight back home. The staff on board the ship were very pleasant, food service and entertainments were fantastic and the cruise excursions were super. 5 star all the way..Very organized vacation.

SO
Shyrl

Avalon provides different levels of activities and even provides a guide for " gentle walkers", those that others always have to wait for, which makes for a better experience.

SR
Scott

We loved the entire trip and accommodations!

SD
Sandra

Eric was very informative and we felt confident in his knowledge.



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