A River Cruise, Why Not!

Have you ever thought of going on a river cruise?  If not why not?  You may very well change your mind once you read this. We recently went on the Scenic Azure on the Douro River in Portugal. From the moment we stepped on board we knew this cruise was going to be amazing. This …

Panoramic Sightseeing Tour of Paris & River Cruise

  I should have read the brochure properly. In 2016 when  in Paris and had a morning sightseeing tour of Paris, our coach stopped  many times for loo (Australian for toilet, bathroom )stops, coffee stops and opportunity to take photos. This time we were whizzed around the sites of Paris, look left look right, it …

Goodbye Cruise Hello Paris

Waking up on the Friday with mixed emotions.  We had been on this ship for 7 days, it was like home away from home.  The crew had looked after our every whim,  always with a  smile on their face.  Our housekeeper especially.  He lives in Malaysia, has a wife and 2 very young children, however, …

Its a Ship!

The come back was quick from the Captain to my  sister Paula, when she said to him"What a lovely boat!"  "Its a Ship not  a boat!" he said to her. The look of indignation on his face. Paula mumbled "sorry" and quickly took off so she could tell us.  I can see it so clearly …

Safety Card –

Every time you go ashore you are handed a safety card. This card ensures that before the ship leaves the port, everyone is accounted for. Monday night  the 3 Sisters went ashore after the amazing dinner to wander around Koblenz. Beautiful town, flowers everywhere, cobblestones. Every town has a town square with cafes and restaurants …

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 …

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 …