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Avalon Artistry II
-- / 5.0
61 reviews

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Passengers
128

Crew
35

Passenger to Crew
3.66:1

Launched
2013

Shore Excursions
124
Sails To
Europe
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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.

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12 night festive season on heart of the danube (westbound)

Budapest, Vienna, Vienna, Durnstein (Krems), Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Frankfurt

12 Night Festive Season on Heart of the Danube (Westbound)

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Avalon Artistry II departs from Amsterdam, Budapest and Frankfurt

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Avalon Artistry II Member Reviews

Avalon Artistry II
drcarol
Sail Date: Jun 2019
The Avalon Artistry II Captain, Crew and Crew Director provided the perfect river cruise. Thank you to all!... Read More
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Azpattio
Sail Date: Sep 2019
I would use Avalon Waterways again and have recommended them to friends. Cruise Director Tony gave a schedule of upcoming daily activities.... Read More
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kenny654
Sail Date: Aug 2018
The first was that we had to travel by coach from Budapest to Vienna to board the Artistry II, as the ship we were supposed to take could not sail upstream from Budapest.... Read More
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ILVTTRVL
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

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