Avalon Artistry II

Avalon Artistry II Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Artistry II

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
Flag state Germany
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
OwnerMS Main GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
OperatorAvalon Waterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage2022 gt
Passengers65 - 130
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Imagery 2, Avalon Poetry 2, Avalon Tapestry 2, Avalon Tranquility 2, Avalon Visionary
Christened byMarilen Sandejas-Yaptangco

Current itinerary of Avalon Artistry II

Avalon Artistry II current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 4268 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 May, 2019 and ends on 30 May, 2019.

Date / TimePort
16 May    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
17 May    Budapest, Hungary
18 May    Bratislava, Slovakia
19 May    Vienna, Austria
20 May    Durnstein, Austria
20 May    Melk, Austria
21 May    Passau, Germany
22 May    Regensburg, Germany
23 May    Roth, Bavaria, Germany
23 May    Nuremberg, Germany
24 May    Bamberg, Germany
25 May    Wurzburg, Germany
26 May    Main River, Germany
27 May    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
28 May    Cologne, Koln, Germany
29 May - 30 May    Amsterdam, Holland(Overnight)
30 May    Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland hotels

Review of Avalon Artistry II

MS Avalon Artistry II boat cruises on Rhine River departing from Amsterdam, Vienna, Basel, Passau, Munich, and Zurich.

Avalon Artistry II cruise ship was the next Avalon Waterways exciting Suite Ship introduced in 2013. 

Avalon Artistry 2 cruise ship


Avalon Artistry II features 200 sq. feet panorama suites - larger with more than 30% than the standard in the industry, giving passengers the opportunity to wake up each morning to the fresh breezes and enchanting scenery. She delivers her guests an intimate setting, providing two full of suites decks, featuring panoramic wall-to-wall windows which transform living space into an extraordinary open-air balcony. Avalon Artistry II has a total number of 65 cabins (of which 2 Royal Suite, 51 Panorama Suite, 12 with non-opening windows) in 6 grades.

Cabins Types, Sizes, Categories (high to low) 

  • Amenities in all types of staterooms - 2 twin beds converting to queen-sized, 3-door closets with shelves, private bathroom (glass-door shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers), sofa, coffee table, flat TV, vanity/writing desk, private French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding door), individual climate control, phone, minibar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in a room.
  • 2 Royal Suites (R) - deck 4, size 300 ft2 / 28 m2.
  • Panorama Suites - P (deck 4, x25), A (deck 3, x17) and B (deck 3, x8) - size 200 ft2 / 18,6 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (category, number) - D (6), E (6) - size 172 ft2 / 16 m2).

Onboard facilities

Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi access and Internet Corner (complimentary), expanded Fitness Center, spacious Sky Deck and premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade system, and delightful Sky Bistro.

Avalon Artistry II restaurants include Artistry (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco). Avalon Artistry 2 also has Panorama Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Artistry Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge & Bar, Sky Bistro, Whirlpool, shaded seating, deck games area).

Avalon Artistry II cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all land tours and excursions (by certified local tour guides), port taxes, flights, motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, Artistry 2 cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.

Avalon Artistry 2 river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Avalon river cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Avalon Waterways cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On Avalon Artistry 2 cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Avalon Artistry 2 itineraries as themes officially announced by the Avalon Waterways line:

  • (3-nights cruising) "A Taste of the Danube" is 8-days river cruises from Vienna to Budapest (Eastbound, code WVB), and the reverse from Budapest to Vienna (Westbound, code WBV). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Budapest to Nuremberg (code WBVO, non-inclusive of Budapest hotel package).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Romantic Rhine" are 8-days river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Zurich (Southbound, code WAZ). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Amsterdam to Basel (code WAZ).
  • (5-nights cruising) "Austrian Highlights and Bavaria" are 9-days river cruises from Munich to Vienna (Eastbound, code WPV), and the reverse from Vienna to Munich/Passau (Westbound, code WVP). Departures from Vienna include disembarkation in Passau, then bus travel to Munich (luxury hotel package included /2-night stay). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Vienna to Passau (code WVPO) and from Passau to Vienna (code WPVO).
  • (12-nights cruising) "The Rhine and Moselle" are 13-days river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZRA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Basel (Southbound, code WARZ).
  • (11-nights cruising) "The Upper Rhine to the City of Music" are 12-days river cruises from Zurich to Vienna (Eastbound, code WZV).
  • (9-nights cruising) "Highlights of Germany" are 13-days river cruises from Munich to Basel (Westbound, code WPZ). Departures from Munich include 2-night Munich luxury hotel package and bus travel Munich to Passau for embarkation).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Canals, Vineyards, and Paris" are 10-days river cruises from Paris to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WRA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Paris (Southbound, code WAR). Departures from Amsterdam include disembarkation in Remich (on Day 8), followed by bus travel to Luxembourg or Metz, then high-speed train travel to Paris (luxury hotel package included / 1-night stay).

Avalon Artistry II wiki

  • The Avalon Artistry II boat is the 4th vessel in Avalon Waterways "Suite Ship" class. Among the ship's best features are 2 full decks of Suite cabins (each with wall-to-wall sliding windows and French Balcony) and spacious and diverse public venues (each with full-length floor-ceiling windows).
  • Each Avalon Waterways "Suite Ship" is powered by two Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (model C32 ACERT, total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP), plus an emergency diesel generator. The ship's propulsion is diesel-electric, with one azimuth thruster (at the bow) and a "Silent Drive System" (separating the ship's engines from passenger staterooms).
  • The Avalon cruise ship Artistry II was launched in 2013 on April 12. It was christened in Middelburg (Holland) by Mrs. Marilen Sandejas-Yaptangco - president and CEO of "Baron Travel Corporation" (one of the largest Philippine luxury travel companies providing Philippine tour packages and travel services /founded 1967).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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Avalon Artistry II Itineraries

The below listed Avalon Artistry II cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Avalon Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Apr 20 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3076
2019 May 16 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $4268
2019 May 30 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3422
2019 Jun 11 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3422
2019 Jul 07 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3922
2019 Aug 04 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2845
2019 Aug 11 9 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2515
2019 Aug 18 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3922
2019 Sep 01 12 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3499
2019 Sep 13 12 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $3499
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $3845
2019 Dec 02 16 days, one-way from Basel to Budapest Basel $3921
2019 Dec 02 4 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel $2134
2019 Dec 02 9 days, one-way from Basel to Nuremberg Basel $2714
2019 Dec 06 12 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Budapest Wiesbaden $2652
2019 Dec 11 9 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1668