Chefs Table

On the Friday when we arrived on the ship we chatted to some people who had just finished a cruise. They told us about the Chefs Table, an exclusive dinner for only about 24 people.  We booked the  dinner for the Monday night of our cruise. Wow...we arrived at 7pm, to be greeted with an …

Look Left then Right in Europe!

Every  evening before dinner our Cruise Director would give all of us a Port Talk.  This would be on what we were all doing the next day and the events of the day. Any issues that may have arisen regarding locks or things we need to be on the look out for such as pick …

Romantic Rhine

Our Ship was due to leave the Port of Mainz at 2pm to take us down the Romantic Rhine Valley and its Castles. We were late leaving however we did get to see the Castles. We 3 were up on the top deck, and the camera was getting a work out. Over  17 Castles in …

Drinking Like the Locals

Our next stop after Heidelberg Castle was the quaint Old Town of Heidelberg.  A short tour and then we had time on our own.  A lot of the tour group went shopping for  souvenirs, some went and had a beer, food or just wandered around the town. 3 Sisters wandered around then it was a …

Heidelberg Castle -Heidelberger Schloss

Monday the 1/8/16  our ship docked in Mainz  . We had two choices today a Mainz culinary walking tour of roughly 3 hours or a visit to Heidelberg Castle and The Old Town of Heidelberg. We 3 Sisters chose the Castle. Heidelberg Castle is built on the northern slope of the Königstuhl mountain,and the views …

Are we famous yet?

I am going to get a bit serious here!  When we joined the cruise at Basel, apart from the 3 Sisters and Tania, Peter and Luke, most of the group had already been on a cruise up the Rhone through France.  They had been together for 11 days with the Cruise Director. Not sure what …

German cakes, Art and Tea!

After our visit to Speyer we all boarded the coaches and were taken to local German families for afternoon tea. We 3 and Denise, Julie and Pit were dropped off at a local German lady by the name of Monica. Monica prepared a wonderful spread of traditional German cakes and she made 2 of them …

River Port Mannheim – Visit Speyer

On Sunday 31/7/16 our ship (not a boat yes a ship)  arrived in the River Port Mannheim.    The Freedom of Choice excursions were a guided walking tour of Speyer one of Germany's oldest towns or a visit to the Speyer Technical Museum. We 3 Sisters chose the guided town walk.  This included a visit to …

La Liberté éclairant le monde – Liberty Enlightening the World – Statue of Liberty

What does Colmar in the Alsatian area of France and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The sculptor Frederic  August Bartholdi was born in Colmar France in the year, April 2 1834.  He designed the huge statue on his own initiative. As part of our tour we passed the house where he lived. This …

Did anyone say drinks?

We 3 quickly changed into our glad rags to be welcomed on board by the Captain and his crew! As you walk into the lounge, the Captain Andreas, Hotel Manager Sandra and  ourCruise Director  shake your hands and welcome you on board. A glass of champagne is given to you and you clink and shake …