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  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Panorama-Suite.jpg - Take in the passing landscapes from your Panorama Suite on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Panorama-Suite-server.jpg - A steward brings a guest's order in the Panorama Suite of Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Royal-Suite.jpg - The sumptuous Royal Suite on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Exterior-Germany-Rhine.jpg - Take in scenic landscapes and historic sites along the Rhine River on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Germany-Rhine-Kaub.jpg - Avalon Artistry II sails the Rhine River through Kaub, Germany.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-exterior-3 - Avalon Artistry II calls on ports in Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest and Vienna.  
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Panorama-Suite-1 - Wake up to beautiful Europe gliding by your Panorama Suite on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-club-lounge - There's not a bad view of Europe indoor or out on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-royal-suite - The 300-square-foot Royal Suite on Avalon Artistry II includes a spacious seating area and stocked minibar.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-food - Avalon Artistry II's daily afternoon tea features tea, coffee and sweet treats. 
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-panorama-lounge-2 - Watch Europe sail by from Avalon Affinity II's Panorama Lounge.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Rhine - See Marksburg Castle on the Rhine on a river cruise aboard Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-exterior-2.jpg - The 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II cruises past a terraced landscape on the Danube.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-exterior-3.jpg - Glide past scenic pastureland along Europe's waterways on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Lorelei - Avalon Artistry II cruises past Lorelei Rock on Germany's Rhine River.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-panorama-bar - Meet new friends at the Panorama Lounge social hour when you sail Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-panorama-suite-2 - Most staterooms and suites on Avalon Artistry II feature French balconies (floor-to-ceiling windows).
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-exterior.jpg - The 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II cruises the Danube, Rhine and beyond.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Dining-Room-server.jpg - Expect stellar service in the dining room aboard your sailing on Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-performers-Panorama-Lounge.jpg - Musicians perform in the Panorama Lounge aboard Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Bar.jpg - Meet new friends at the Panorama Lounge social hour when you sail Avalon Artistry II.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-passing-Stahleck-Castle.jpg - Avalon Artistry II passes Stahleck Castle, a 12th-century fortified castle in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Germany.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-on-Rhine-2.jpg - Enjoy exquisite dining, complimentary beer and wine with dinners and more on Avalon Artistry II as she sails the Rhine.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-on-Rhine-3.jpg - The 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II sails the Rhine (shown here), Danube and Main rivers.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-on-Rhine-Germany.jpg - Avalon Artistry II moored in historic Mainz, Germany, on the Rhine River at twilight.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-Exterior-swans.jpg - The 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II cruises the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers.
  • Avalon-Artistry-II-galley-chef.jpg - A galley chef prepares a dish on the 128-passenger Avalon Artistry II.

Avalon Artistry II: Cruising Europe on a work of art

Have you sailed on Avalon Artistry II? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

There’s both serenity and a measure of adventure when cruising Central Europe’s famed waterways aboard Avalon Artistry II. Sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and the waters of the Lowland countries, Avalon Artistry II can glide by centuries-old castles and beautiful landscapes in the afternoon, then make an overnight port call at one of Europe’s overlooked gems. Whether tastes favor exploring charming historic neighborhoods and world-class museums, or indulging in fine cuisine or a city’s vibrant nightlife, Avalon Artistry II offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover old and new Europe.

Avalon Artistry II is fitted with onboard amenities that promise sailing in comfort. Cruisers can soak in the rays and take in the view from a lounge chair or whirlpool on the Sky Deck. Or wake each morning to the scenery passing by their suite’s wall-to-wall panoramic windows (the ship’s suites are spacious — at 200 square feet, Avalon says, they’re more than 30 percent larger than industry standard). Dining options range from light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro to multi-course dinners.

Where Avalon Artistry II sails

Avalon Artistry II sails Central Europe’s Rhine, Danube and Main rivers, as well as the waters of Belgium and the Netherlands. Cruises range from 8 to 19 days, and destinations and port calls include Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Paris and Vienna. 

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Dining

Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Artistry II. Whether you’re sitting for an al fresco lunch on the Sky Deck, waterfront room service or multi-course dining in the Panorama Bistro, you can choose between enticing regional cuisine and Western dishes. Meals are prepared by expert chefs with fresh, quality ingredients direct from the market.  

Activities

  • Sky deck whirlpool
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Tastings: Sample the destination's famous delicacies.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Sightseeing with certified local guides
  • Biking excursions

Your take

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Panorama Suite
  • Where: Two decks

  • What: Panorama Lounge
  • Where: Deck 3
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Panorama bistro
  • Expanded fitness center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits

Top dining options on board

Afternoon tea

  • Style: Chocolate pick-me-up

Fast facts

128 Passengers [?]
37 Crew
4 Decks
2012 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
361 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
9 speed (mph) [?]

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