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 … Continue reading Romantic Rhine
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 … Continue reading Heidelberg Castle -Heidelberger Schloss
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 … Continue reading Are we famous yet?
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 … Continue reading River Port Mannheim – Visit Speyer
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 … Continue reading La Liberté éclairant le monde – Liberty Enlightening the World – Statue of Liberty
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 … Continue reading Did anyone say drinks?