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 …

Breisach – Alsace & Black Forest

When in Germany, do as the Germans do!  Beer, sausages and pretzels - After breakfast  we were all treated to a Fruchschoppen brunch (The word comes from the German word for early “Früh” and “Schoppen”, which is a ¼ Liter. “Schoppen” is the size of a small beer. )  I had a gluten free beer and …

Basel to Breisach 30/7/16

Roughly around 4.30 am our ship departed Basel on its way to Breisach.  The town is situated along the Rhine halfway between Colmar and Freiburg.  Its name is Celtic and means breakwater.  The Town of Breisach during the second world war was 85% destroyed by the Allies artillery as they crossed the Rhine. There were …

Basel- Part 2….Cowboys and Boys with Toys

    Going down to my cabin on Friday evening before dinner, a gentleman was approaching me along the corridor.  I have no idea why but I reached for my guns and "shot" him....Funny enough he "shot "me back...We formed a great friendship and welcomed Richard to the 3 sisters.  We often would do this …

29/7/16 – Basel – part 1

Our pick up was at the Zürich Airport at 10 am, so we went down for breakfast around 8am.  So much food, you name it, it was there.  That was to be our introduction into how much food will be on offer for our trip After a delicious breakfast and a few pots of tea, …

Zurich 28/7/16

    Such a long day, left home at 6.30 am in the morning of the 27/7/16 here in country Victoria.  Arrived at the airport at 9.30am, found a cafe where  I was able to charge my phone and have a cuppa and something to eat.  Had to wait till 12.30 pm to check in …