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  • Avalon-Visionary-exterior-2 - Avalon Visionary cruising the Rhine River.
  • Avalon-Visionary-Danube-1 - Travel in style on Avalon Visionary as it cruises the Danube through Germany, Switzerland and Hungary.
  • Avalon-Visionary-club-lounge - Enjoy a cocktail and the view in Avalon Visionary's Club Lounge.
  • Avalon-Visionary-deluxe-stateroom - Avalon Visionary deluxe staterooms feature a well-stocked minibar and flat-screen satellite TV. 
  • Avalon-Visionary-dining-room - Avalon Visionary's spacious, open-seating dining room.
  • Avalon-Visionary-exterior-1 - Marksburg Castle looms in the distance as Avalon Visionary sails the Rhine River.
  • Avalon-Visionary-cuisine - Dining aboard Avalon Visionary includes light dining options that include fresh local ingredients.
  • Avalon-Visionary-panorama-suite - Avalon Visionary suites feature French balconies (floor-to-ceiling windows).
  • Avalon-Visionary-royal-suite - The 300-square-foot Royal Suite on Avalon Visionary II includes a spacious seating area and stocked minibar.
  • Avalon-Visionary-sky-bistro - Lunch al fresco on Avalon Expression's Sky Deck Bistro.
  • Avalon-Visionary-whirlpool - Avalon Visionary's amenities include a Sky Deck whirlpool, expanded fitness center and onboard movie nights. 
  • Avalon-Visionary-wine - Complimentary wines, beer and soft drinks are served with dinner on Avalon Visionary.
  • Avalon-Visionary-food - Avalon Visionary's dining room serves four-course dinners with a choice of appetizers, soups, salads and entrées.

Avalon Visionary: Your passage to Europe’s great rivers

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Snapshot

There’s both serenity and a measure of adventure when cruising Central Europe’s famed waterways aboard Avalon Visionary. Sailing the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers, and the waters of the Lowland countries, Avalon Visionary 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 Visionary offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover old and new Europe.

Avalon Visionary 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 buffets to multi-course dinners.

Where Avalon Visionary sails

Avalon Visionary sails the Rhine, Danube and Main rivers, as well as the waters of Belgium and the Netherlands. Cruises range from 8 to 19 days, and destinations and port calls include Amsterdam, Basel, Brussels, Budapest, Munich, Prague and Vienna.

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Dining

Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Visionary. 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.   

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

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Whirlpool
  • Where: Sky Deck

  • What: Club Lounge
  • Where: Deck 3

  • What: Suites
  • Where: Two decks
  • 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: Seasonal cuisine
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Sky Deck Bistro

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

Fast facts

128 Passengers [?]
37 Crew
4 Decks
2011 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
361 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
9 speed (mph) [?]

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