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Avalon Imagery II Review

Avalon Imagery II
Avalon Imagery II
2019 Best River

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Avalon Imagery II
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Passengers 128
Passenger to Crew 128:1
Launched 2016
Shore Excursions 114

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Avalon Imagery II Overview

Avalon Imagery II is one of two "suite ships" to join Avalon Waterways' fleet in Europe in 2016, although the 361-foot vessel is slightly smaller than Passion, the other newbuild, so it can access smaller ports and towns in Europe. The 128-passenger ship will sail the Rhine in 2016 and 2017. Here's what you can expect on Avalon Imagery II:

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Fifty 200-square-foot Panorama Suites -- or two decks' worth -- have wall-to-wall panoramic windows, which open seven feet to create an open-air balcony of sorts. Two 300-square-foot Royal Suites will offer an even wider view. The remaining 12 cabins are 172 square feet and have picture windows.

Avalon advertises the fact that its cabins are configured so the beds face the floor-to-ceiling windows. It's a clever idea and one that does set the line apart; who doesn't want to wake up to a view? Note that this is only a feature of the suites.

Cabin amenities include a 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, duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Royal suite occupants also get usage of ensuite complimentary iPads.

Avalon Imagery II has four decks, including a sky deck for sunning and relaxing by the whirlpool. The sky deck also boasts an open-air bistro, the Sky Bistro. There are multiple lounges, an open-seating dining room, an alternative restaurant with lighter fare, an Internet corner, a hairdresser and manicurist, and a small fitness center. Wi-Fi is free throughout the ship. Smoking is not permitted in interior areas. An onboard elevator is available for passenger use, as are Nordic walking sticks.

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

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More about Avalon Imagery

Where does Avalon Imagery sail from?
Avalon Imagery departs from Amsterdam, Budapest and Frankfurt.
How much does it cost to go on Avalon Imagery?
Cruises on Avalon Imagery start from $599 per person.
Is Avalon Imagery a good ship to cruise on?
Avalon Imagery won 1 award over the years, including Best River in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best River

Avalon Imagery Member Reviews

Avalon Imagery II
Sail Date: Jul 2018
We chose Avalon Imagery II particularly because of the cabin configuration that allowed for a spacious bathroom comparably and a room that could become your balcony with the opening up of the wall of glass...Read More
Avalon Imagery II
Sail Date: Dec 2019
From the moment we were met at the Prague airport by an Avalon representative who brought us to the hotel to meet our amazing cruise director, then from the moment we boarded our ship, to when the time came to...Read More
Avalon Imagery II
Sail Date: Oct 2019
We always wanted to try a river cruise in Europe. This was our first river cruise after experiencing numerous ocean cruises. This trip exceeded all of our exceptions, from the food, to service and itinerary. The...Read More
Avalon Imagery II
Sail Date: Aug 2019
Jewish Heritage Cruise was way above our expectations. Two excursions included everyday. Way more than was advertised. Lecturers/Speakers on board were excellent. Chef and Cruise Director modified things to meet...Read More

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