Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome Aboard Avalon Artistry II


We'd had a complete day of sightseeing on our pre-cruise excursion, and after a short walk up the gangway, we were greeted by the ship's officers, cruise director, and many of the crew members of Avalon Artistry II.   This would be our floating home for the next 12 nights.

We've already told you about the embarkation process and evening's activities in our other posts.  We'll share a few more images of the ship in this article and accompanying photo album, from our initial exploration.

But first, we'd like to tell you about the Artistry II and what makes her a great vessel for exploring Europe.

About Artistry II

Sail the legendary rivers of Europe aboard the sleek Avalon Artistry II. Two full decks of suite accommodations include wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create a lovely balcony for enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery. Choose your pace for sightseeing tours led by friendly knowledgeable certified guides, then treat yourself to a manicure, or relax in the hot tub on the Sun Deck and watch the world go by. lndulge in a delicious four-course dinner in the spectacular dining room with panoramic views, or opt for a light dinner featuring local specialties and regional wines in the charming Panorama Bistro. Step aboard, settle into your luxurious river-view stateroom, and immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine, and breathtaking scenery of some of Europe's most picturesque river valleys.
Ship Statistics
Name: Avalon Artistry II Ship Completed Date: 1/1/2013
Christened By: Marilen Sandejas-Yaptangco Capacity: 128
Number of Crew, Nationality: 37, European Length: 361 feet
Number of Passenger Decks: 4 Number of Outside Rooms: 64
Number of Restaurants: 3 Number of Elevators: 1
Voltage: 110/220 Non-Smoking Dining: Yes
Non-Smoking Ship: Yes

About Avalon Waterways

Not all cruises are created equal. When you select an Avalon Waterways River Cruise, you are making the decision to immerse yourself in the utmost indulgence in cruising. Avalon Waterways offers its signature Avalon ChoiceSM to all passengers, allowing you to design the perfect European river cruise experience based solely around your personal preferences. Uniquely crafted with luxurious details at every turn, Avalon Waterways provides the small-ship feel with all the posh and decadence of a five-star resort. Contemporary décor, wall-to-wall panorama windows and elegant finishes abound to lend a captivating and comforting air.

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

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