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Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Poetry II Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Poetry II

Year built2014  /  Age : 5
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
OwnerIsiona River Equity AG
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
Crew37
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Artistry 2, Avalon Imagery 2, Avalon Tapestry 2, Avalon Tranquility 2, Avalon Visionary
Christened byKatherine Grainger

Current position of Avalon Poetry II

Review of Avalon Poetry II

MS Avalon Poetry II boat cruises on Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers departing from homeports Amsterdam (Holland), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Nuremberg (Germany) and Remich (Luxembourg).

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Cabins

Avalon Poetry II has a total number of 65 cabins (of which 2 Royal Suite, 51 Panorama Suite, 12 with non-opening windows) in 6 grades. Just like her sister Suite Ships, Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Tapestry II, Avalon Tranquility II, and Avalon Visionary, the Avalon Poetry II provides two decks of suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows.

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.
  • Suites - 2x "Royal Suites" (cat S, deck 3, size 300 ft2 / 28 m2), and the "Panorama Suites" - cat P (25x, deck 3), cat A (17x, deck 2) and cat B (8x, deck 2) - all with sizes of 200 ft2 / 18,6 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (located on deck 1) - cat D (6x) and cat E (6x) - sizes 172 ft2 / 16 m2.

Shipboard facilities

MS Avalon Poetry 2 onboard amenities include the alternative dining in Panorama Bistro, free Wi-Fi access, and complimentary Internet Corner, expanded Fitness Center, spacious Sky Deck with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, and al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro.

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

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

Avalon Poetry 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 Poetry 2 cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

River Cruise Itineraries

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

  • (7-nights cruising) "Burgundy and Provence" are 11-days river cruises from Paris to Cote d’Azur (Southbound, code WCL), and the reverse from Cote d’Azur to Paris (Northbound, code WLC). This itinerary includes TGV train (high-speed train) travel Paris-Dijon, embarkation on the Poetry 2 ship in Chalon (transfer from Beaune) or Arles (transfer from Cote d’Azur), and also Burgundy wine cruise tours included in the Avalon Waterways Poetry 2 tickets prices.
  • (Two ships, 14-nights cruising) "Grand France" are 16-days Seine, Saone, and Rhone river cruises from Paris to Cote d’Azur (Southbound, code WPL), and the reverse from Cote d’Azur to Paris (Northbound, code WLP). These are "back-to-back" river travel vacation deals combining the Poetry's cruise on Saone and Rhone with the "Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches" route operated by the Avalon Tapestry 2 ship. These Avalon Waterways deals offer embarkation and disembarkation in Paris, Chalon, and Arles, with included TGV train travel Paris-Dijon or the reverse Dijon-Paris.
  • (Two ships. 14-nights cruising) "Rhine and Rhone Revealed" are 16-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Cote d’Azur (Southbound, code WAL), and the reverse from Cote d’Azur to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WLA). This is another "back-to-back" cruise travel option combining the Poetry's Saone and Rhone cruise with the "Romantic Rhine" itinerary operated by the Avalon Tranquility 2 ship. These travel deals offer as disembarkation/embarkation ports Basel, Chalon, and Arles, with included motorcoach transfer Basel-Beaune, or the reverse.

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  • The Avalon Poetry II boat is the 8th 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).
  • Avalon Poetry 2 was launched in 2014 on March 22. It was christened in Dordrecht (Holland) by Drs Katherine Grainger - a British rower, "London Olympic 2012" Gold medalist, also 6-time World Champion and honorary of the "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" (CBE). The Poetry 2 boat was christened in a joint ceremony - together with the Impression boat.
  • On August 12, 2016, Katherine Grainger won a silver medal at 2016's Rio Olympic Games, making her the UK's most awarded Olympic player. Using the occasion, Avalon Waterways awarded her a free cruise.

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.

Avalon Poetry II Itineraries

The below listed Avalon Poetry 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 Oct 29 8 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Paris Villefranche-sur-Mer $2638
2019 Nov 05 9 days, one-way from Paris to Arles Paris $2522
2020 Mar 24 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5317
2020 Mar 24 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $6329
2020 Mar 24 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2114
2020 Mar 31 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $1987
2020 Apr 07 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $1787
2020 Apr 07 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Paris Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $4082
2020 Apr 14 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2606
2020 Apr 21 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $6262
2020 Apr 21 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5381
2020 Apr 21 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2606
2020 Apr 28 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2598
2020 May 05 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Lyon Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2311
2020 May 19 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5359
2020 May 19 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5561
2020 May 19 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2879
2020 May 26 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $3779
2020 Jun 02 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $6475
2020 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2545
2020 Jun 02 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Paris Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5732
2020 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $3657
2020 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Lyon Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2244
2020 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Lyon $2994
2020 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5825
2020 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2545
2020 Jul 14 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5527
2020 Jul 14 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5825
2020 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2845
2020 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2845
2020 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Lyon Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $1994
2020 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5527
2020 Aug 11 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5825
2020 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2845
2020 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2845
2020 Aug 25 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5664
2020 Aug 25 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $7428
2020 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2845
2020 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $3097
2020 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $3097
2020 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Paris Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5404
2020 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2948
2020 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Lyon Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2448
2020 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Lyon $2198
2020 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5493
2020 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2879
2020 Oct 06 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5894
2020 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2460
2020 Oct 20 14 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Amsterdam Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $5117
2020 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone to Saint-Jean-de-Losne Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone $2640
2020 Oct 20 13 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5450
2020 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone Saint-Jean-de-Losne $2721

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