• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Avalon Artistry II Cruise Review
0.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
61 Reviews

Surprisingly Impressed

Avalon Artistry II Cruise Review by Paddler60

11 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2016
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

We chose this cruise because of the two primary locations of Paris and Prague, two cities we had not visited previously. As our first river cruise, we were extremely impressed with the organization of the timeline. Everything exceeded our expectations from the service, the size of our cabin and the overall views from the ship. The crew was exceptional! They all made an effort to learn our names quickly and made us feel like we were VIP's. As two of the younger passengers we did feel that the excursions were a bit too slow, but we understood why.

Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The ship was modern and very well maintained. Our cabin was much larger than we anticipated having been on several ocean cruises, it was exceptionally comfortable. The overall dinning experience was good. The food was tasty and we felt full, but not uncomfortably stuffed. The dinning service improved each day. We thought that the breakfast buffet was a bit crowded due to the set-up area, there just wasn't much room to maneuver around people.

The evening entertainers were entertaining, but we enjoyed the crew show more than anything. They really went out of their way to have a good time. We truly enjoyed the happy hour option every evening. Although prices were within a reasonable range, the happy hour prices rocked! It would be nice if happy hour actually lasted more than an hour.

TIPS - this is the only thing that annoyed us. Considering what we paid for the cruise we truly feel that the gratuity should have been included. If a crew member went above and beyond, we should have the options of paying extra.

No children join us on the cruise and their were no children on board...thank goodness!

We definitely plan on river cruising again and with Avalon if the company offers the locations we're wanting to visit.

Paddler60's Full Rating Summary
Onboard Experience
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 224

Cabin was roomy and well maintained. It was quite comfortable.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Previous ReviewNext Review
1 Reviews Written
11 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Avalon Artistry II Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.