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  • Avalon-Impression-table-setting - Arrive early for a window table at Avalon Impression's spacious, open-seating dining room.
  • Avalon-Impression-exterior-1 - Avalon Impression sailing the Danube River.
  • Avalon-Impression-Panorama-Suite-Sitting-Area - A beautifully appointed six-person sitting area in an Avalon Impression suite.
  • Avalon-Impression-Panorama-Bistro - Lunch buffets on Avalon Impression feature pasta and carving stations.
  • Avalon-Impression-observation-lounge-inside - There's not a bad view in Avalon Impression's Observation Lounge. 
  • Avalon-Impression-stateroom - Unwind in a Deluxe Stateroom on Avalon Impression as you cruise the Danube through the capitals of Europe.
  • Avalon-Impression-Royal-Suite - Treat yourself to a cruise to some on the most romantic cities of Europe on Avalon Impression and a Royal Suite for the ultimate in comfort.
  • Avalon-Impression-bar - Meet friends for a quiet drink at Avalon Impression's upscale bar. 
  • Avalon-Impression-Panorama-Suite-Window - Wake up to a beautiful view of Europe gliding by your Avalon Impression suite.
  • Avalon-Impression-dining-room - Avalon Impression's four-course dinners offer a choice of appetizers, soups, salads and entrées.
  • Avalon-Impression-Royal-Suite-2 - Avalon Impression's spacious 300-square-foot Royal Suite.
  • Avalon-Impression - Consider a cruise on Avalon Impression, which sails the Danube and waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Avalon-Impression-Finger-Food - Avalon Impression serves seasonal cuisine with fresh local ingredients.
  • Avalon-Impression-fitness-center - Avalon Impression's amenities include an expanded fitness room, complimentary wi-fi and movie nights.
  • Avalon-Impression-bath - Avalon Impression features deluxe staterooms and spacious suites, with stylish bathrooms for comfort during your cruise on the Danube.
  • Avalon-Impression-exterior-2 - Avalon Impression's cruises range from 8 to 21 days, with Amsterdam, Budapest and Vienna among its many ports of call.
  • Avalon-Impression-exterior-3 - Avalon Impression sails the Rhine and Danube rivers and the waters of Belgium and the Netherlands.

Avalon Impression: Cruising Europe from Budapest to London

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Snapshot

There’s both serenity and a measure of adventure when cruising Central Europe’s famed waterways aboard Avalon Impression. Sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and the waters of the Lowland countries, Avalon Impression can glide by centuries-old castles and beautiful landscapes in the afternoon, then make an overnight port call at one of Europe’s overlooked gems. Whether tastes favor exploring charming historic neighborhoods and world-class museums, or indulging in fine cuisine or a city’s vibrant nightlife, Avalon Impression offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover old and new Europe.

Avalon Impression is fitted with onboard amenities that promise sailing in comfort. Cruisers can soak in the rays and take in the view from a lounge chair or whirlpool on the Sky Deck. Or wake each morning to the scenery passing by their suite’s wall-to-wall panoramic windows (the ship’s suites are spacious – at 200 square feet, Avalon says, they’re more than 30 percent larger than industry standard). Dining options range from light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro to multi-course dinners.

Where Avalon Impression sails

Avalon Impression cruises the Danube, Central and Rhine rivers, and the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands. Cruises range from 8 to 21 days, with Amsterdam, Budapest, Middelburg, Prague and Vienna among the many destinations. The 21-day cruise that embarks from Budapest concludes with six nights (via high-speed rail) in Paris and London.  

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Dining

Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Impression. Whether you’re sitting for an al fresco lunch on the Sky Deck, waterfront room service or multi-course dining in the Panorama Bistro, you can choose between enticing regional cuisine and Western dishes. Meals are prepared by expert chefs with fresh, quality ingredients direct from the market.   

Activities

  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Tastings: Sample the destinations' famous delicacies.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Sightseeing with certified local guides
  • Biking excursions

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Suites
  • Where: Shipwide

  • What: Observation Lounge
  • Where: Deck 3

  • What: Bar
  • Where: Deck 3
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
  • Sky deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Panorama bistro
  • Expanded fitness center
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits

Top dining options on board

Main dining room

  • Style: Varied regional cuisine
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

166 Passengers [?]
47 Crew
4 Decks
2013 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
443 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
9 speed (mph) [?]

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