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Avalon Luminary
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83% of cruisers loved it
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  • Fifth river ship in Avalon Waterway's Scenery class
  • All-outside cabins are spacious for river ship
  • Sky Grill for outdoor dining
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Avalon Luminary Overview

Avalon Luminary launched August 2010 as the fifth river ship in Avalon Waterway's "Scenery class" (Avalon Scenery debuted in 2008 as the first in the series). Like its sister ships, the 138-passenger new-build features an all-outside cabin setup, with standard cabins measuring 172 square feet and junior suites at 258 square feet. A number of Luminary's cabins have "French balconies," sliding glass doors with a protective railing (though you can't step out).

Onboard, passengers will find a sun deck with small pool, a "Sky Grill" for outdoor dining, two lounges, an open-seating dining room and a fitness center. The ship also boasts some of river cruising's most modern touches, including flat-screen televisions in the cabins and an elevator for general passenger use.

On an interesting technical note, the ship is outfitted with Avalon's Silent Drive System (SDS), a pod-propulsion system that the company says allows for a much smoother and quieter cruise.

Luminary sails traditional river cruise itineraries along Europe's great riverways, including the Rhine, Danube and their tributaries.

Editor's Note: Above photo is of Luminary's sister ship, Avalon Affinity.

Avalon Luminary Member Reviews

What an absolutely fabulous time! River cruises are not for the folks looking for on-board entertainment! One fantastic musician/singer (Valentine!) and an evening with the crews talent show, and 1 Bulgarian folk dancers! The rest of the time was ... Read more
Outstanding. carrolldouglas
04/14
We took the 14-day cruise, Vienna to Amsterdam, & found it outstanding. Scenery was beautiful & being so close to the center of towns & cities was fantastic. We were worried about spring rain, but we had only 1 rainy day--the day we ... Read more
Very enjoyable minou57
04/14
We just did the European Splendor Itinerary over multi rivers and enjoyed it very much. We were in a Cat B mid ship and highly recommend this. It was a very good location. I liked being closer to the water. We were thinking of Cat E and so glad we ... Read more
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Avalon Luminary Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.2
Public Rooms
4.7
Cabins
4.7
Entertainment
2.8
Spa & Fitness
2.8
Shore Excursions
4.3
Enrichment
3.0
Service
4.8
Value-for-Money
4.2

Sailing From

Amsterdam Bucharest Budapest Munich Nuremberg Paris Passau Prague Remich Vienna

Cruises To

Europe - All

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Ship Stats
Crew:
39
Launched:
August 2010
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
Passengers:
138
Registry:
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
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