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Avalon Artistry II Cruise Review
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Avalon Artistry II Cruise Review by fjvillani

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

The ship is beautiful; the service is exemplary. We enjoyed tasty food that was presented extremely well, as well as many specialty drinks and local beers Our voyage included a terrific stay in Prague prior to our journey on the river. We then particularly enjoyed our stops in Regensburg, Salzburg, and Vienna, and we can't say enough about our post-cruise stay in Budapest. Katy, our friendly cruise director, kept us totally informed about our ports and the many activities on board. Special activities included a talented and hilarious two man band who entertained us near Slovakia, and an incredibly fine concert in Vienna featuring an excellent lead violinist, opera singers, and ballet dancers. What a night! We have sailed on over 50 ocean cruises, but this was our first river cruise. We understand now why Avalon came so highly recommended! We look forward to our next Avalon cruise! Kudos to all who helped us discover the joys of river cruising.

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Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 221

Cabin was more spacious than we anticipated; it was beautifully decorated, and the huge sliding door was greatly appreciated as we cruised down the Danube.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


A cold, rainy day did not enhance our city tour.

Charles Bridge

What a beautiful city. Old Town is not to be missed. Great shopping. Excellent view from the "Mini Eiffel Tower."

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City Tour

Excellent overview of Prague

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Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov

Beautiful castle on the above this charming village.

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John Lennon Wall

Fun to visit a learn the history behind the wall.

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Old Town Walking Tour

Good insights during the tour

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Prague Castle

Not to be missed!

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We loved exploring this little village on our own.


A vibrant, charming town! Our included city tour was lively, and we thoroughly enjoyed our free time.

City Tour

Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Old Vienna. We had to sample some of those fabulous pastries!

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City Tour

What a wonderful way to see the main attractions of the city by going at night. Budapest is a remarkable, beautiful city, Suggest a visit to Wine Country just outside town.

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