AVALON TRANQUILITY II Ship Review
The Avalon Tranquility II, which made its debut in 2015, is one of Avalon Waterways newest suite ships. Sailing the Rhine, Main and Danuberivers in Europe, she is 361 feet long and carries up to 128 passengers. The Avalon Tranquility II follows the same basic design as the other suites ships in Avalon Waterways’ fleet with 52 balcony suites and 12 deluxe staterooms.
AVALON TRANQUILITY II Staterooms
Staterooms onboard the Avalon Tranquility II range in size from 172 to 300 square feet. Even her smallest cabins are rather large by industry standards.
On Deck 1, the Indigo Deck, there are 12 Deluxe Staterooms. Categories included are D and E with 6 cabins each. Rather than a balcony, these stateroom feature two windows that are located near the ceiling. All cabins are 172 square feet.
Panorama Suites are available on Decks 2 and 3. On the second deck, the Sapphire Deck, there are 8 staterooms for Category B and 17 available for Category A. The Royal Deck (Deck 3) has 25 Category P staterooms available. All suites are 200 square feet in size and feature a wall-to-wall open-air balcony.
The Royal Suites are the largest staterooms on the Avalon Tranquility II. There are 2 available on the Royal Deck – suites # 306 and #308. These staterooms are 300 square feet and also feature a wall-to-wall open-air balcony.
All staterooms share some of the same amenities, which include rooms that are furnished with a flat-screen satellite TV, a writing desk, bedside tables with lamps and Comfort Collections Beds (SM). The super, comfortable beds have memory foam mattress toppers and are made with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and dressed with European-style duvets.
Complimentary bottled water, extra blankets, an in-room safe, individual climate control, a bathrobe and slippers and L’Occitaine bath products are also featured in all cabins.
The Panorama and Royal Suites share a few additional amenities, such as a 6-person sitting area with a sofa and coffee table, a well-stocked minibar and a bathroom with marble countertops.
AVALON TRANQUILITY II Public Areas
Most of the public areas on the Avalon Tranquility II are found on the top two decks. On the Sky Deck, Deck 4, guests can gather in the Sky Lounge or grab a bite to eat in the Sky Bistro. Also located forward on this deck are the Navigation Bridge and Whirlpool.
The Sky Deck features an outdoor area where guests can relax and enjoy the fresh air on Premium Lounge chairs and underneath Premium shade awning. This public area is located midship.
Toward the rear of the ship on the Sky Deck, there is a Deck Game Area.
Deck 3, the Royal Deck, also features several public spots. Located forward to midship, guests can socialize in the Panorama Lounge & Bar or dine in the casual atmosphere of the Panorama Bistro. There is also an Observation Lounge and an Internet Corner for guests who are seeking quieter activities.
Located at the back or aft of the ship, the Royal Deck has a Hair Salon and another lounge – the Club Lounge.
Guest meals are served in the Dining Room on the Sapphire Deck (Deck 2). For those who prefer a lighter or more casual dining option, meals are also served at the Sky Bistro and the Panorama Bistro.
And fitness-minded guests, who like to engage in exercise while traveling, will have access to a Fitness Center located on the Indigo Deck (Deck 1)
River Cruisers Should Know!
- All staterooms and suites have a river view.
- An elevator is available for passenger use.
- Wireless internet service is available throughout the ship, including staterooms.
- Onboard stateroom powers is 220 volts;; North American travelers will require a power adapter.
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