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Avalon Artistry II Review

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Vienna to Basel in Style and Grace through Bavaria

Review for Europe River Cruise on Avalon Artistry II
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

This well organized and thoughtfully planned cruise itinerary allowed time at the beginning to explore the culturally rich and historically important city of Vienna and thereafter offered a diverse and fascinating trip up the Danube and then the Rhine with dockings and tours along the way at the most important burgs and cities.

The assigned tour guides were well versed in the history and current places of interest.

The ship was well appointed, clean and well provisioned. The crew were there whenever needed or wanted and invisible when not, The food was spectacular. It was diverse in its offerings, delicious, and presented all as if you were in one of Europe's fine dining establishments. My special compliments go to the Chef de Cuisine, the Hotel Manager, and the Cruise Director.

Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

Cabin A

The cabin was well accommodated with flat screen TV, king bed, comfortable bedding in separate duvets a well and constantly a stocked refrigerator with reasonably priced items, wi-fi, a spacious and clean bathroom. and ample storage for clothes and suitcases.

Port Reviews


Beautiful and a wealth of history.


The castle is fascinating but the city is drab and curse by its central status in the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party.


The Prince Bishop's residence is a must see. Magnificently restored after massive damage in World War II, it is full of wonderful interior decorating, history, and architecture. While in Wurzburg be sure to visit Dracula's grave.


Typical modern German big city. Lots to do and see. Very good German food but so?

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