Category Archives: Europe in Winter!

Amsterdam.

This morning we arrived in Amsterdam which is where the cruise will end. As I have been here before I didnt go on the canal tour but opted for a walking tour of the Jordaan district.  The Jordaan district turned … Continue reading

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The Rhine Valley and Cologne

We spent the morning cruising through the Rhine Valley, some of the most picturesque scenery you can imagine. The photos are a disappointment as it poured all morning but you can take my word for how spectacular it was. There … Continue reading

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Rudesheim.

Two blank days as the ship’s passengers were hit by the dreaded lurgi! I remained in my cabin for the best part of the two days but this evening went into Rudesheim where we enjoyed Rudesheimer coffee. It is made by … Continue reading

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Kitzingen and Rothenburg.

We travelled to Kitzingen overnight. This morning I decided not to join the organised tour but to explore on my own. The town is a winemaking town and the tour was to have a winetasting. At 10.00a.m? I dont think … Continue reading

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All on board are shocked tonight. One of the passengers was taken ill this afternoon in Bamberg. He died in hospital this afternoon.  His widow remains on board to the next stop from where she will fly home. Very distressing.

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Bamberg.

We were travelling most of the night and this morning woke to find the canal banks shining with a deep frost. At last winter seems to have arrived in Europe. During the morning a gentleman came on board to give … Continue reading

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Munich.

Today the ship was moored all day in Nuremburg. Many passengers were departing and many new arrivals were expected. About 15 of those of us who were staying with the ship began a trip to Munich. We left the ship … Continue reading

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Danube/Main Canal

Last night a few of us enjoyed a very fine meal at the speciality restaurant on board. Until last night we were travelling up river  on the Danube. The Danube runs from the Black Forest to the Black Sea through … Continue reading

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Boxing Day.

Once again a glorious sunny morning. The frost on the sundeck and the bare branches on the riverbank are the clues that show that this is midwinter! I stood on deck to watch as the crew brought the ship through … Continue reading

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Salzburg!

It’s Christmas Day and we spent it in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the city where Haydn wrote many of his symphonies. More importantly it is the area where The Sound of Music was filmed. Our guide seemed to … Continue reading

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