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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
    • 128

    • Pax Capacity
    • 2

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Oct 15, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamLucerne11$4,454
Oct 15, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBasel9$3,358
Oct 16, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBasel8$2,999
Oct 16, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamLucerne10$4,095
Dec 04, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryZurichFrankfurt5$1,849
Dec 04, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryZurichPrague12$4,197
Dec 04, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryZurichNuremberg10$3,648
Dec 08, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtNuremberg6$1,924
Dec 08, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtPrague8$2,473
Dec 11, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueFrankfurt8$2,248
Dec 11, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueZurich12$4,247
Dec 13, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergZurich10$3,698
Dec 13, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergFrankfurt6$1,699
Dec 18, 2022Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtZurich5$1,499
Mar 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBrussels9$3,058
Mar 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBrussels8$2,699
Apr 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBrussels9$3,008
Apr 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam16$6,757
Apr 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam15$6,398
Apr 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBrussels8$2,649
Apr 15, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBrusselsAmsterdam9$3,298
Apr 16, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBrusselsAmsterdam8$2,999
Apr 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam9$3,108
Apr 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,749
May 13, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich9$3,170
May 13, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf7$2,371
May 14, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf6$2,092
May 14, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich8$2,891
May 17, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryMunichBudapest9$3,170
May 17, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryMunichBudapest8$2,891
May 19, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryDeggendorfBudapest7$2,371
May 19, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryDeggendorfBudapest6$2,092
May 21, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueAmsterdam19$7,517
May 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestAmsterdam16$6,628
Jun 07, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamPrague19$7,597
Jun 07, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBudapest16$6,708
Jun 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamPrague18$7,238
Jun 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBudapest15$6,349
Jun 20, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague12$4,487
Jun 20, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg10$3,898
Jun 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg8$3,399
Jun 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague10$3,988
Jun 27, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueBudapest10$3,988
Jun 29, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergBudapest8$3,399
Jul 03, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueAmsterdam19$6,817
Jul 06, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestAmsterdam16$5,928
Jul 20, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam9$3,408
Jul 21, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamAmsterdam8$3,049
Jul 27, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamParis11$4,357
Jul 27, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamRemich9$3,408
Jul 28, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamParis10$3,998
Jul 28, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamLuxembourg8$3,049
Aug 02, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryParisFrankfurt10$3,998
Aug 04, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryRemichFrankfurt8$3,049
Aug 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtBasel7$2,203
Aug 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtLucerne9$3,132
Aug 11, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtBasel5$1,714
Aug 11, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtLucerne7$2,643
Aug 13, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryLucerneAmsterdam13$5,064
Aug 15, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBaselAmsterdam11$4,135
Aug 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamLucerne14$5,873
Aug 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBasel12$4,944
Aug 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamLucerne13$5,514
Aug 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryAmsterdamBasel11$4,585
Sep 04, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBaselMunich11$4,627
Sep 04, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBaselNuremberg9$3,828
Sep 04, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBaselBudapest16$7,527
Sep 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueBudapest10$4,038
Sep 12, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergBudapest8$3,449
Sep 18, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich9$3,520
Sep 18, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf7$2,721
Sep 19, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf6$2,442
Sep 19, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich8$3,241
Sep 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryMunichBudapest9$3,370
Sep 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryMunichBudapest8$3,091
Sep 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryDeggendorfBudapest7$2,571
Sep 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryDeggendorfBudapest6$2,292
Sep 27, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague12$4,787
Sep 27, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg10$4,198
Sep 29, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg8$3,699
Sep 29, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague10$4,288
Oct 04, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueBudapest10$4,188
Oct 06, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergBudapest8$3,599
Oct 12, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich9$3,170
Oct 12, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf7$2,371
Oct 13, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestDeggendorf6$2,092
Oct 13, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestMunich8$2,891
Oct 16, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueBudapest10$3,888
Oct 18, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryDeggendorfBudapest8$3,299
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestVienna8$1,903
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestVienna6$1,434
Oct 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestVienna4$935
Oct 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestVienna6$1,404
Dec 01, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague12$4,187
Dec 01, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg10$3,598
Dec 03, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestNuremberg8$3,099
Dec 03, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryBudapestPrague10$3,688
Dec 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueBasel12$4,945
Dec 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryPragueFrankfurt8$2,631
Dec 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergBasel10$4,356
Dec 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryNurembergFrankfurt6$2,042
Dec 15, 2023Avalon WaterwaysVisionaryFrankfurtBasel5$1,939

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2012
  • Length: 361
  • Passenger Capacity: 128
  • 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 83 reviews about Visionary - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
SD
Susan

We had an excellent time! Avalon was so accommodating...will definitely book with them in the future. Thank you, Richard for all your help in making this trip happen.

RD
Robert

Lost this trip two years in a row. Third time was a charm. Timing was perfect to see Keukenhof Gardens in full bloom. History of the Cologne region and The Black Forest in Germany was spectacular. An added bonus was wine tasting in the Alsace region in France. Everything was perfect. Looking forward to another trip in a different location. As far as an "all inclusive", this is a great value. Would highly recommend.

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.



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