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Avalon Artistry II Review

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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 3 Reviews
   Most excellent Germany cruise
July 2014

We did a cruise that isn't too popular.....we did a land tour beginning in Munich, boarded the ship in Passau, sailing through Germany to Basel, Switzerland. In a word.....WOW!!!

We could not have asked for a better ship, a better crew, ...continue


We have done several river cruises - this the second with Avalon Waterways. It was the best. The weather wasn't so good on the first part and the scenery not as good from Amsterdam to Koblenz but after that it was really beautiful. So glad we did ...continue


   Amazing On Board Personnel
April 2014

Returned from a river cruise on Avalon Waterways Artistry II. This ship is a little over a year old and is very well maintained.

Entertainment on this ship was sparse but it did not bother me. After a full day sightseeing we were pretty ...continue


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Crew: 35
Launched: 2013
Decks: 4
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Passengers: 128
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