Avalon Artistry II Cruise Reviews


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    Jan 2013
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Avalon Artistry II overview

Sail the legendary rivers of Europe aboard the sleek Avalon Artistry II. Two full decks of suite accommodations include wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create a lovely balcony for enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery. Choose your pace for sightseeing tours led by friendly knowledgeable certified guides, then treat yourself to a manicure, or relax in the hot tub on the Sun Deck and watch the world go by. lndulge in a delicious four-course dinner in the spectacular dining room with panoramic views, or opt for a light dinner featuring local specialties and regional wines in the charming Panorama Bistro. Step aboard, settle into your luxurious river-view stateroom, and immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine, and breathtaking scenery of some of Europe's most picturesque river valleys.

Avalon Artistry II ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.7
  • Destinations and Excursions 5.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 3.0
  • Entertainment 2.7
  • Food and Dining 3.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.3
  • Service and Staff 4.0
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Avalon Artistry II cabins

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Oceanview Cabin


Avg. Size: 172 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $416/night
Suite Cabin


(1 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 225 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $623/night

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3 Avalon Artistry II Reviews

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This trip originated in Prague and concluded in Paris. by larryburch54

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Avalon Artistry II / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

Docking at ports along the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers.  All of the ports were located in small German towns that featured fortified walls with towers, castles, palaces, beer and wine gardens, and small winding cobblestone streets with charming shops and inns.  We added two tours, one to Rothenberg and the other to Luxembourg and we really enjoyed them.  The dining and beverages were great, the common areas are attractive and comfortable  and the suites and crew were impeccable.


We also enjoyed Prague and Paris and the hotels in those cities that were part of the tour package.  I strongly recommend this cruise.       

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Wonderful sailing by VitaminDee2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Avalon Artistry II / Destination: Europe

Enjoyed the ship and had a great time overall. First time with Ama will go with them again

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Skimpy by Ihatebuffets

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Avalon Artistry II / Destination: Europe

The stateroom was gorgeous, just like on the photos.  The ship was a nice size, kind of intimate.  On the entire cruise, though, we never had a proper breakfast or lunch.  These were always buffets!  Disappointing.  The dinner service was not relaxed and the servers seemed to be rushed.  We had to repeatedly ask for a second glass of wine at every dinner, instead of the server anticipating our request.  The front desk help seemed a little imposed upon when we addressed them.  Often their answer was "that is not my area to address", instead of taking care of the customer with grace.  The nightly musician was stuck in the past!!  He didn't have one modern song.  It was like bad wedding music.  The excursions were really well organized and we went to lovely places.  The sundeck was nice, but there also should have been beverage service up there, rather than having to walk downstairs to get something.

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Nov 04, 2016

Go to the outside lounge on the bow during happy hour and have a beverage of your choice and they will bring you a trail mix to snack on and watch the beautiful scenery go by.

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