Avalon Imagery II

Avalon Imagery II Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Imagery II

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
OwnerMS Donau 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 Artistry 2, Avalon Poetry 2, Avalon Tapestry 2, Avalon Tranquility 2, Avalon Visionary
Christened byJudy Bailey

Review of Avalon Imagery II

MS Avalon Imagery II boat cruises on Rhine River, departing from Amsterdam and Basel (Zurich).

Avalon Imagery II cruise ship is the next Avalon Waterways exciting Suite Ship introduced in 2016. Avalon Imagery II cruise ship provides the best way to see Europe and its most scenic rivers - Rhine, Main and Danube - from the comfort of this small river ship, where guests unpack once only and spend the rest of time enjoying architecture, diverse culture, amazing sights and sumptuous cuisine, available only in Europe's historic cities.

Avalon Imagery 2 cruise ship


Avalon Imagery II has a total number of 65 cabins (of which 2 Royal Suite, 51 Panorama Suite, 12 with non-opening windows) in 6 grades. This magnificent river boat features the largest staterooms on European rivers today. Her rooms have premium bedding, large private bathrooms with full shower, well-stocked minibars, nightly turn-down service, Wi-Fi complimentary access, and much more.

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, mini bar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in 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).

Shipboard facilities

Experience the ms Avalon Imagery II innovative attributes and amenities - the panoramic Sky Deck, bar, lounge and fitness center. Avalon Imagery II was created with passengers' comfort in mind as the Silent Drive System separates all ship's engines from guests, thus providing a more enjoyable and quieter river cruise experience.

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

Avalon Imagery 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, Imagery 2 cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.

Avalon Imagery 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 cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On Avalon Imagery 2 cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

The list of the Avalon Imagery II itineraries as themes (officially announced by the Avalon Waterways lines) includes:

  • Note: In brackets is the cruise itinerary code for booking.
  • 7-night "Romantic Rhine" cruise – from Amsterdam to Basel (Southbound, code WAZ) and from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZA).
  • On WAZ, embarkation is in Amsterdam, with Day 2 offering Amsterdam canal cruise on Avalon Imagery 2 boat. Day 3 is for Cologne (2 options - guided city walk tour or Jewish Heritage themed walk tour). Day 4 is for Koblenz, Rhine Gorge cruising and Rudesheim (Koblenz guided sightseeing tour, and the Rudesheim's Musical Instrument Museum). Day 5 is Mainz. (coach travel excursion to Heidelberg (guided walk tour, Gutenberg Museum, Heidelberg; castle, Great Vat). Day 6 is for Strasbourg (guided sightseeing tour, La Petite France district, cathedral; woodcarving demonstration on the Imagery 2 ship). Day 7 is for Breisach (Black Forest excursion - visiting the outdoor museum or local woodcarving workshop). Day 8 is for the Basel disembarkation, with optional bus travel to Zurich (hotel packages are also optional).
  • On WZA, embarkation is in Basel (bus travel transfer from Zurich is included, with optional hotel package offered).

Avalon Imagery II wiki

  • The Avalon Imagery II ship 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).

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 Imagery II Itineraries

The below listed Avalon Imagery 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
2018 Nov 28 4 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel$2350
2018 Nov 28 9 days, one-way from Basel to Nuremberg Basel$2822
2018 Dec 02 5 days, one-way from Mainz to Nuremberg Mainz$1464
2018 Dec 07 11 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Basel Nuremberg$2775
2018 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Frankfurt am Main Nuremberg$1436
2018 Dec 12 4 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Basel Wiesbaden$1268
2019 Apr 11 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$2215
2019 Dec 16 4 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Basel Wiesbaden$1618
2019 Dec 16 4 days, one-way from Wiesbaden to Basel Wiesbaden$1076