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Avalon Passion

39 Reviews
Avalon Waterways

Prepare for an extraordinary adventure onboard Avalon Passion as you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embark on a journey of Europe's most stunning rivers and landscapes. This breathtaking river cruise ship offers a brilliant design with two full decks of Panorama Suites featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows for you to enjoy the passing vistas. Avalon's exclusive Open-Air Balcony elevates your river cruising experience, offering fresh air and stunning views in complete comfort and style. The Panorama Suites are spaciously designed, spanning over 200 square feet. Suites also feature signature Comfort Collection beds facing the windows, ensuring you can relax and enjoy the world as you sail by, no matter the time.

Stay connected with free WiFi access or take advantage of the complimentary computer use available in public areas. Keep active in the Fitness Center and explore with recreation equipment from the Avalon Adventure Center. When you're ready to relax, head up to the expansive Sky Deck and soak up the sun while enjoying the shade system, premium lounge chairs, and whirlpool. Take part in a deck game with your fellow travelers, and indulge in a variety of fresh, healthy, and delicious meals from the Panorama Dining Room, Sky Grill, and complimentary room service. Experience the relaxed luxury of the ship and the endless discoveries awaiting you ashore. Your Avalon river cruise on Avalon Passion promises to be an unforgettable experience, allowing you to discover the world like never before.

Year Built
2016
Passenger Capacity
166
Number of Crew
47
Gross Tonnage
5000
Decks
4
Suite Cabins
2
Balcony Cabins
65
Riverview Cabins
81
Inside Cabins
0

Onboard Experience

Included Dining

Panorama Dining Room

Dine with a view in Avalon’s spacious glass-walled Panorama Dining Room serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with world-class chef-prepared specialties, including regional dishes and familiar favorites using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The daily breakfast and lunch buffet features regional specialties, classic dishes, carving and pasta stations, healthy Avalon Fresh options, vegetarian selections, and other dietary varieties. Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks are also served daily during lunch and dinner. Each night, guests can indulge in four-course dinners offering a choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Panorama Bistro

Make yourself at home with a casual dining atmosphere in the Panorama Bistro – a relaxed and spacious venue offering a spot of Afternoon Tea, light lunch selections, and tastings. Choose from a variety of light lunch options or delight yourself with Afternoon Tea, complete with tea, coffee, and delectable treats. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Specialty Dining

Avalon Fresh

Avalon Fresh selections are exclusively created in collaboration with Austrian brothers Leo and Karl Wrenkh, leading chefs in the healthy-dining movement, using the freshest ingredients from local farms and suppliers to create flavorful dishes with a dash of innovation. Their creative-yet-wholesome Avalon Fresh options range from energizing juices at breakfast, artfully crafted salads at lunch, to satisfying dinner dishes. Thoughtfully curated, Avalon Fresh sources the perfect ingredients to fuel your day. Avalon Fresh menu options are available at every meal served onboard.

Sky Grill

Dine al fresco on the Sky Deck with 360-degree open-air views and delicious culinary creations prepared by Avalon’s Sky Grill chefs. Enjoy Sky Grill specialties, burgers, and sandwiches with fresh fruit, salads, desserts, delicious side dishes, and beverages on the Sky Deck. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Complimentary Room Service

Enjoy complimentary room service throughout the day, whether it's a beautiful assortment of Continental Breakfast items delivered to your door in the morning, a savory lunch in the afternoon, or a selection of hearty and healthy dinner options in the evening. This service is included with your cruise fare.

Club Lounge

Make yourself comfortable in the Club Lounge, complete with plush conversation seating, an ample library, board games, TV, and specialty coffees, teas, sweets, and cold drinks. Enjoy 24-hour specialty espresso, coffee and tea selections, iced tea and fruit juice, fresh-baked pastries and cookies, and beWell Essence flavored and infused water available throughout the day. Dining at this venue is included with your cruise fare.

Bars & Lounges

Panorama Lounge & Bar

Take in the panoramic views of the river and passing landscapes with plenty of room to relax while you enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, mocktails, premium beer, and wonderful wines. Linger over signature cocktails and standard concoctions with a twist. Toast to your adventures with the original Espresso Martini or Easy Stinger – just two of the craft cocktails designed by Avalon’s award-winning mixologist, Martin Hudák. This venue features included Welcome & Farewell Cocktails with sparkling wine and canapés, as well as a complimentary Happy Hour each evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails, and a drink of the day.

Entertainment

The Avalon Passion boasts the spacious Panorama Lounge & Bar, which serves as the central hub for socializing and entertainment onboard. Guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment including classes, workshops, cultural presentations, and regional performers. For those who want to participate in the fun, Avalon offers trivia nights and karaoke nights. Movie buffs can catch a film and unwind with fresh popcorn. The Club Lounge provides a cozy setting for guests to play games, cards, or watch television. Guests in the Club Lounge can enjoy specialty coffee and tea service, along with cold refreshments and freshly baked pastries and cookies around the clock.

Activities

Awaken your senses with an invigorating morning yoga or fitness class led by your Avalon Adventure Host on the Sky Deck, taking in stunning panoramic views all the while. The open-air Sky Deck is the perfect place to unwind and have some fun, featuring a relaxing whirlpool, putting green, life-size chess board, and a walking track for a refreshing stroll while enjoying the fresh air.

Spa & Fitness

Experience a next-level workout session at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center or get moving with Avalon’s onboard fitness activities, led by your very own Avalon Adventure Host. Gear up with everything you need at the Avalon Adventure Center including complimentary maps, fitness attire and equipment, bikes, walking sticks, and more.

Shopping

Shop Avalon's carefully sourced signature selection of custom apparel and accessories, available for purchase onboard the Avalon Passion. Select from a variety of premium-quality Avalon logo polos, jackets, elegant accessories, durably stylish water bottles, and more whether it’s to remember your cruise or a special someone at home!

Kids

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Avalon does not allow children under eight years of age onboard. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on Avalon’s ships.

Casino

There is no casino available onboard the Avalon Passion.

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Balcony
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4.7 Stars
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