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Avalon Artistry II

Ship Overview

The year 2013 saw the addition of another luxury suite ship to the impressive Avalon fleet. The Avalon Artistry II is aptly named for its artistry in terms of elegance and performance. From intimate dinners to large parties, it’s all possible with the additional 30% of space in the Panorama Suites, which extend to 200 square feet. The Panorama Suites occupy two full decks and a defining feature is the Panoramic Windows with a wall-to-wall reach. This seamlessly transforms an indoor space to an invigorating Open-Air Balcony. Luxury in being able to wake up to fresh river breezes and an ever-changing scene outside the window. The Avalon Artistry II is packed with creature comforts such as a fitness center, free computer access and Wi-Fi, and a Sky deck with best quality check chairs, a whirlpool and Sky Bistro.

  • Capable Cruise Director
  • Able crew who speak English
  • Hair salon with manicures
  • All interiors are non-smoking
  • Spacious and modern gym
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the ship
  • Elevator
  • Modern and timeless design
  • Outer deck for viewing
  • Top-of-the-line engineering
  • Sky Deck with ultra luxury lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Games area in the Sky Deck
  • Good library for light reading
  • Complimentary maps
  • Complimentary computer and Wi-Fi use
  • Panoramic Windows across walls
  • Shaded Sky Deck
  • Full feature movie nights onboard
  • Entertainment, talks and games onboard
  • Television with English channels and 100 free movies
  • Panorama Bistro lunches and dinners
  • Room service available for beverages and continental-style breakfast, with an added service fee
  • Free tea, branded coffee and hot chocolate at self-service counters
  • Locals such as chefs, artists and experts brought onboard
  • Personalization services available to recommend and reserve unique experiences
  • Tasting portions of local cuisine and wines at the Panorama Bistro
  • Fresh fruit available all day
  • Headsets for all excursions in Europe
  • Certified Local Guides
  • A cruising experience enhanced by Avalon Choice
  • Biking sightseeing trips in Amsterdam and Breisach
  • Free bicycles for use in port towns
  • Choice of sightseeing options such as independent, traditional or slow-paced
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Selected favorite experiences of local cultures, customs and cuisine

Reviews

Staterooms / Suites

  • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
  • Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
  • Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.

Features

  • Bathrobes & in-room slippers
  • Comfortable pillows
  • Alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Shower with a door made of glass
  • Easy storage of luggage under the bed
  • Free bottled water
  • Free high speed Wi-Fi
  • Storage provision with 3-door closet and shelving
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar with the best brands
  • Mattress toppers with premium memory foam and duvets with an European design
  • Two windows
  • Vanity
  • Additional blankets and bed making every night
  • Linens made of best quality combed Egyptian cotton
  • Comfort Collection Beds
  • Telephone with direct-dialing
  • Adjustable climate control
  • Bedside reading made easy with tables and lamps
  • Large bathroom mirror
  • Different configurations for the beds
  • Movie channels and flatscreen television
  • Bath products from the premium L'Occitane brand
  • Elegant and stylish design
  • Writing desk

Deck Plans

Deck plan

Dining

  • Sky Bistro out on the open Sky Deck
  • Free and healthy juices
  • Open-seating dining with spacious floor plan
  • Post-dinner tea or coffee
  • Special breakfasts for early and late risers
  • All meals with a focus on healthy food
  • Healthy breakfast buffets with low cholesterol, calorie and fat content
  • Choice of Western and local cuisine at all meals
  • High afternoon tea
  • Dinner (and lunches from 2013) accompanied free soft drinks, wine or beer
  • Sparkling wine and live egg counter with the buffet breakfast
  • Night Fare at 10:30 pm
  • Top tier spirits at the bar
  • Light and healthy lunches and dinners at the Bistro on the Sky deck
  • Avalon Fresh featuring recipes using only fresh and local ingredients from 2017 onward
  • Cuisine with a strong seasonal focus
  • Food samplings of the best the region has to offer
  • Cocktails under the stars out on the Sky Deck
  • Regional Food and wine samplings in small portions at the Panorama Bistro
  • Carvings and pasta stations included with lunch
  • Continental breakfast and beverages as room service (service fee applicable)
  • Help yourself to free tea, exotic coffees and hot chocolate
  • Free soft drinks during lunch
  • Welcome dinner
  • Sparkling wine, canapés and other delicacies at the Captain’s Dinner
  • Farewell dinner extending over five courses
  • Drink at special discounts at the Panorama Lounge
  • Indulgent four-course dinners with a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese

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