Avalon Poetry II

361 ft.
Rhine, Seine, Rhone,
Elbe, Mekong, Yangtze,
Saone, Garonne
Country Regions
Southern France, Provence, Burgundy,
Northern France

Ship Overview

Avalon Poetry II is a classic beauty that has been sailing on the European rivers since 2014. The Poetry II offers 2 full levels of suites with an open air balcony giving stunning views of the landscape and wall to wall panoramic windows that livens up the room. The onboard features and amenities are comparable to other suite ships in the fleet such as Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Tapestry II, Avalon Visionary and Avalon Artistry II. The Panorama Suites at 200 sq. ft. are about 30% larger than similar suites in other ships, giving you uninhibited space and comfort. Standard amenities include premium lounge seating on the Sky Deck, Sky Bistro offering light al fresco lunches, whirlpool, a bigger fitness centre, free Wi-Fi access and use of computers in common areas and Panorama Bistro offering dining options.

  • Nordic poles for walking
  • Tour of what happens behind the scenes on the ship
  • 100 free movies on TV with many English channels
  • Free maps
  • Fresh fruit selection available all day
  • Cruising experience by Avalon Choice
  • Bike tours available at Breisach and Amsterdam
  • Whirlpool with a view on Sky Deck
  • Modern engineering
  • Interiors that are non-smoking
  • Premium high quality chairs on Sky Deck
  • Wall to wall windows offering panoramic views
  • Elevator
  • Current, beautiful design
  • Viewing deck
  • Friendly English speaking staff
  • Guided tours with headsets
  • River Cruise Director
  • Room service for guests who need breakfast and beverages (additional fees apply)
  • Nightly activities, entertainment and lectures onboard
  • Qualified guides for local sightseeing
  • Free use of computers in common areas
  • Hair salon with manicures
  • Internet (Wi-Fi) access
  • Movie nights
  • Free bicycles for exploring port towns
  • Light meal options at the Panorama Bistro
  • Experience local specialities, culture and cuisine
  • Well equipped fitness centre
  • Library for everyone
  • Beverage station for complimentary premium coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Game location on the Sky Deck
  • Portions of local specialities with wine at the Sky Bistro
  • Assistance to personalise the cruise experience
  • Experts and artisans, entertainers and local chefs giving you an experience of your destination
  • Multiple sightseeing option; Independent, Traditional or Leisurely


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.


  • Cotton Linens (Egyptian super-combed)
  • Multiple bed configuration choices
  • Soft, cosy pillows
  • Comfort Collection Beds
  • Writing table
  • Large Double Windows
  • Big bathroom mirror
  • Climate control for each room
  • Free bottle of water
  • Slippers, bathrobes for all
  • Alarm clock
  • Storage space tucked away under the bed
  • L’Occitane products for bath
  • Reading lamps on bedside tables
  • Vanity
  • Shower (full) with glass door
  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Safe locker in-room
  • Beautiful, modern design
  • Mini-bar
  • Direct dial phone
  • Flat screen TV, channel for movies
  • Large 3 door spacious closet for storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Turndown service nightly
  • European duvets
  • Mattress toppers with memory foam
  • Additional blanket on request

Deck Plans

Sky Deck
Sky Deck
Royal Deck
Royal Deck
Sapphire Deck
Sapphire Deck
Indigo Deck
Indigo Deck
Deck Plan
Deck Plan


  • Sample your destination’s favourite delicacies with tasting experiences
  • Wine and Specialities of the region at the Panorama Bistro
  • Grand reception by the Ship Captain with canapés and sparkling wine
  • Lavish welcome dinner
  • Light meal options in the afternoon and evening at the Panorama Bistro
  • Healthy diet options for health conscious
  • Tea or Coffee with dinner
  • Premium spirits served at upscale bar
  • Night snacks at 10.30 PM
  • Soft drinks with lunch served free
  • Morning breakfast (continental) and beverages served in room for an additional fee
  • Soft drinks, beer or wine served free with dinner (starting with 2017 cruises for lunch)
  • Variety of cheese, entrees, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts with a sumptuous 4 course dinner
  • Western and regional menu for all onboard meals
  • Fresh ingredients from the local market to give you a flavour of the season
  • Drinks specials and social hour at the Panorama lounge
  • Sweet treats, coffee and tea post lunch
  • Healthy buffet breakfast with high energy, high fibre, low cholesterol, low fat and low calorie food
  • Fresh, local (from 2017) ingredients used in preparing tasty, nutritious Avalon Fresh cuisine
  • Sky Deck offering spectacular views while you enjoy your cocktail
  • Carving and Pasta Station with afternoon buffet
  • Free juices on the house
  • Sparkling wine and station with made-to-order eggs along with breakfast
  • Early and late riser breakfast
  • Open, spacious dining area
  • Five course sumptuous dinner at the end of your trip
  • Free self service station for premium coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Avalon Poetry II Tours