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Avalon Artistry II Review

Avalon Artistry II
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  • Features 52 200-square-foot panoramic suites
  • Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options
  • Wine with dinner, bottled water and Wi-Fi included in fare
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Avalon Artistry II Overview

The 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II will join the Avalon Waterways fleet of river cruise ships in 2013. One of the line’s Suite Ships, Avalon Artistry II features 52 suites, at least 200 square ft. in size. Itineraries focus on the Rhine River with sailings from Zurich to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to Basel, Germany.

Here's what you can expect onboard: :

Cabins, all outside, measure 172 square ft.; Panorama suites are 200 square ft. and Royal suites are 300 square ft. Both Panorama and Royal suites feature wall-to-wall windows that retract to create an open-air balcony; remaining cabins have picture windows.

Cabin amenities include flat-screen satellite TV, radio, mini-bar, safe and hair dryers. Beds can be configured into two twins or one queen and come with choice of firm or soft pillows and duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Royal suite occupants also get usage of in-suite complimentary iPads.

Avalon Artistry II has four decks, including a sky deck for sunning and relaxing by the whirlpool. The sky deck also boasts an open-air bistro. There are multiple lounges, an open-seating dining room, an Internet corner, a hairdresser and manicurist and an expanded fitness center. Smoking is not permitted in interior areas. An onboard elevator is available for guest use.

In addition to meals and accommodations, sightseeing excursions led by local guides, onboard lectures and piano entertainment, and wine with dinners are included in the fare. Avalon Waterways appeals to mostly English speaking passengers in the 55-plus range.

--Above photo is of sister ship Avalon Vista.

Avalon Artistry II Member Reviews

We chose Avalon Waterways for this cruise as it was one of the very few that did not begin or end in Amsterdam. We had a great itinerary, embarking at Passau, Germany and disembarking at Basel, Switzerland. The ship is only about three years old. ... Read more
We were on the sapphire deck and the views were wonderful from our room it was also nice to hear the river. Our room had a very comfortable love seat and chair that allowed us to watch the scenery go by. Lots of storage in closet and bathroom. It ... Read more
Was ABSOLUTELY impressed!! Avalon Artistry II was the best! This was our first river cruise and I can't really imagine how it could have gone any better. Getting on the boat, into our room was beyond fast. No issues, no waiting, just like that we ... Read more
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