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Avalon Luminary: Cruising Europe from Budapest to London (retired)
There’s serenity, romance and a measure of adventure when cruising Europe’s storied waterways aboard Avalon Luminary. Sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and the waters of the Lowland countries, Avalon Luminary 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 Luminary offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover (or re-discover) old and new Europe.
One of the line’s smaller ships, Avalon Luminary 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 the whirlpool on the Sky Deck. Or wake each morning to the scenery passing by the windows of their spacious suite. Dining options include buffets and multi-course dinners.
Where Avalon Luminary sails
Avalon Luminary sails the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands. Cruises range from 8 to 21 days, and destinations and port calls include Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Munich and Vienna. Two cruises embarking from Budapest include overnights (via high-speed rail) in Paris and London.
Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Luminary. Whether you’re sitting for a buffet lunch or multi-course dining in the Sky Deck 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.
- Sky Deck whirlpool
- Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
- Onboard movie nights
- Hair salon (manicures available)
- Sky Deck game area
- Tastings: Sample the destination's 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
- Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
- Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
- Panorama Bistro
- Expanded fitness center
- Complimentary wi-fi
- Upscale bar serving premium spirits