Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How Suite It Is on Artistry II

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Staterooms on Avalon Aristry II

The Artistry II is one of Avalon Waterways Suite Ships®.

Avalon’s revolutionary Panorama Suites are the most unique accommodations in river cruising. Thirty percent larger than industry standard and featuring huge wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, they're staterooms that feel like a balcony. Even the placement of the bed is distinct, so you won’t miss a single passing riverscape. Here is one of those moments we captured during our Rhine & Moselle cruise.

  • Panorama SuiteSM is 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window - 50% wider than industry standard
  • Panoramic Window opens to create a large Open-Air Balcony®

Rooms With a View

 Our Panorama Suite was the last one on the port side, Cabin 326.   This was a great location for me in the morning because I could run to the Club Lounge for a cup of coffee.  You can hear the engine vibration when going thru locks or other maneuvers, but that wasn't disturbing.   If you have the window open, you can get some fuel smell depending on how the wind is blowing.

 Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.

We had the opportunity to tour one of the two Royal Suites on Artistry II because it was not occupied during our cruise (due to a last-minute cancellation).

The Royal Suite was 50% larger than our stateroom. The major differences were the larger flat-screen TV, more sitting area, and the bathroom had a different configuration (including another sink which was separate from the shower).

Deluxe Stateroom - 172 sq. ft.

Even the standard staterooms on Artistry II are quite comfortable. When you compare that size cabin to most ocean cruise ships,  that is equal or greater than the average standard / deluxe staterooms. Missing from the Deluxe Stateroom are the sitting area and of course, the view.  During the Rhine cruise, there were times where we were sailing that you'd want to have a view (such as when passing the castles).   The Sky Deck or one of the lounges would provide the desired viewing area.

Additional photos can be found on our Rhine & Moselle Shutterfly page:

Avalon Artistry II   

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