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Avalon Artistry II Review

Avalon Artistry II
Avalon Artistry II

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Avalon Artistry II
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Passengers 128
Crew 35
Passenger to Crew 3.66:1
Launched 2013
Shore Excursions 110

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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.

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More about Avalon Artistry II

Where does Avalon Artistry II sail from?
Avalon Artistry II departs from Amsterdam, Budapest and Frankfurt.
How much does it cost to go on Avalon Artistry II?
Cruises on Avalon Artistry II start from $1,376 per person.

Avalon Artistry II Member Reviews

Avalon Artistry II
Sail Date: Jun 2019
The Avalon Artistry II Captain, Crew and Crew Director provided the perfect river cruise. Thank you to all!...Read More
Avalon Artistry II
Sail Date: Aug 2018
I chose Avalon Artistry II because I wanted a longer cruise that stopped at the particular ports I wanted to visit. Every port visit was orchestrated beautifully....Read More
Avalon Artistry II
Sail Date: Sep 2019
Have used Avalon Waterways on previous trips. This was by far a dream cruise! Beautiful ship....to excellent staff! Easy access to all ports....Carrier buses were excellent. The food was just outstanding and...Read More
Avalon Artistry II
Sail Date: Aug 2018
The cruise I was booked on was a Budapest-Luxembourg with land portions in Budapest and Paris included. Due to low water, numerous changes had to be made in the itinerary. The first was that we had to travel by...Read More

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