Avalon Artistry II is a modern river cruise ship launched in 2013. The 361-foot ship has two full decks of suites with panoramic windows that open to transform the living area into an open-air balcony. Artistry II cruises the Rhine and Moselle rivers carrying 128 passengers and 37 crew.
There are 12 staterooms and 52 suites on Avalon Artistry II. Suites have sliding panoramic windows and lounge areas. Royal Suites are 300 square feet, Panorama Suites are 200 Square feet and Deluxe Staterooms are 173 square feet, with non-opening windows. All rooms have air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, satellite television, telephone, radio, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, ample storage, desk, personal safe and mini-bar.
The spacious, open-seating dining room serves a full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and a made-to-order egg station, a lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations and four-course dinners featuring local ingredients. Healthy meal options are available and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are offered with dinner and lunch. The Sky Bistro offers al fresco dining and the Panorama Bistro serves light lunch and dinner.
The Sky Deck has lounge chairs, shade awnings, a whirlpool and a games area. There is an onboard fitness centre and a hair salon, which also offers manicures. Nightly onboard entertainment includes lectures and movie nights, and cabins have English-speaking TV channels and free movies. There is free Wi-Fi access, a computer area and a well-stocked library. Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks are available for guests to use.
Avalon Waterways does not accept children under eight years of age and there are no special arrangements or activities for children on its ships.
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