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Forum: River Cruising Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Welcome to CC. I suggest you consider canceling...

Welcome to CC. I suggest you consider canceling your current booking and rebook using the new special rate, that is presuming your deposit would be covered by the savings of the lower sale price.
Forum: River Cruising July 24th, 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,646
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Viking receive a larger number of comments/posts...

Viking receive a larger number of comments/posts here because of their size and there are probably more people on these boards who've travelled on a Viking ships then most of the other lines.
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Forum: River Cruising July 23rd, 2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By gentlemancruiser
A family member was on the Elbe with Viking in...

A family member was on the Elbe with Viking in 2014. Given the absolute nightmare she endured because of low water, I wouldn't even consider giving using this company. Very, very poor...
Forum: River Cruising July 21st, 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By gentlemancruiser
1. The tours provided by the cruise lines are...

1. The tours provided by the cruise lines are usually good orientation tours, most passengers take them. If you want to do more in-depth tours you should do some research on your own, I wouldn't...
Forum: River Cruising July 21st, 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Tenders from a river boat would be fun! But I...

Tenders from a river boat would be fun! But I think the cruise lines need to start including a retractable slide option off the back the ships. That would be a really fun way to disembark!
Forum: River Cruising July 21st, 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,014
Posted By gentlemancruiser
A lot of companies are trying to go paperless and...

A lot of companies are trying to go paperless and this could be one reason why the reservations person is push back.
Forum: River Cruising July 20th, 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By gentlemancruiser
The only problems I've seen reported here was...

The only problems I've seen reported here was with Viking's longboats and it is because of the draft. As noted before, the locks on the Main Danube Canal are what really limits the length and width...
Forum: River Cruising July 16th, 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Sorry to hear that your cruise was cancelled. I...

Sorry to hear that your cruise was cancelled. I can only imagine your disappointment. Glad you were in formed in advance.
Forum: River Cruise Ports July 13th, 2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We did the same trip last year on the Impression....

We did the same trip last year on the Impression. We arrived into Budapest very late in the afternoon because our flight was delayed. There was a reception at 6pm with the cruise director, most...
Forum: River Cruising July 12th, 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By gentlemancruiser
The river boats in Paris dock in different...

The river boats in Paris dock in different locations frequently, so you wouldn't know where your ship is going to be unless you spoke with Avalon or your cruise director that day. Some of the...
Forum: River Cruising July 12th, 2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Pullman Montparnasse it a large hotel but it's a...

Pullman Montparnasse it a large hotel but it's a good hotel with a pretty good location for exploring the city by metro. Also there is a direct bus from CDG airport called Les Cars Air France that...
Forum: River Cruising July 12th, 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I read a posting on TA that the water levels were...

I read a posting on TA that the water levels were too low again this year.
Forum: River Cruising July 6th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,688
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I had issues with broken lock during our Avalon...

I had issues with broken lock during our Avalon cruise last and I can report we had the exact same experience with getting a refund, we did not have to sign a NDA and Avalon were very quick to change...
Forum: River Cruising June 28th, 2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,375
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I've been on Avalon and done many ocean cruises...

I've been on Avalon and done many ocean cruises as well. River vs Ocean cruising are two very different vacations.
A cousin of my has been on Uniworld and liked them. One reason we chose Avalon...
Forum: River Cruising May 25th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By gentlemancruiser
100% to avoid the crowds. Many big cities in...

100% to avoid the crowds. Many big cities in Europe and their historic sites become crowded in July & August. River cruising doesn't attract families, so they are not looking at generating...
Forum: River Cruising May 24th, 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Avalon did this last year, however the captain...

Avalon did this last year, however the captain explained that the local tour companies get very upset with the river cruise companies because it takes way from their business.
Forum: Cunard Line May 24th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I'm guessing you'll find QG very crowded compared...

I'm guessing you'll find QG very crowded compared to PG with the extra guests. I've been inside both and much prefer PG, a bit more elbow room in PG(space between tables). I believe it's because...
Forum: Costa Cruises March 18th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,036
Posted By gentlemancruiser
How horrible for everyone. This might explain...

How horrible for everyone. This might explain why the ship is not leaving port tonight.
Forum: River Cruising March 18th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I usually just get Euro's before leaving home and...

I usually just get Euro's before leaving home and then exchange what I need in other currencies when I am in that country.
Forum: River Cruising March 16th, 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,169
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I totally agree!!!!. It's a nice place to see...

I totally agree!!!!. It's a nice place to see inside of it but the prices are silly and the food quality is just average and the service is well below average.
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By gentlemancruiser
RER train from CDG would be much faster then a...

RER train from CDG would be much faster then a car/taxi.
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,201
Posted By gentlemancruiser
http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-cards/visapaywa...

http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-cards/visapaywave/questions.html

2. How does Visa payWave work?
In addition to a chip and a magnetic stripe for traditional transaction processing, your new RBC...
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,201
Posted By gentlemancruiser
In Canada there are a large number of terminals...

In Canada there are a large number of terminals in most stores, restaurants and hotesl which are swipe/tap and pin enabled. The debit/bank cards are now chip enabled with pins. Alot of Canadian...
Forum: River Cruising March 8th, 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Be careful about wanting the outdoor balconies,...

Be careful about wanting the outdoor balconies, these are much smaller then on an ocean cruise. The concept is great but they are cramped!!!! We had a balcony on our Nile cruise and it was pretty...
Forum: River Cruising March 7th, 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,809
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We stayed at the Hilton Probrezni for 2 night...

We stayed at the Hilton Probrezni for 2 night last year, one night we were very tired and just ate at the hotel. It was VERY overpriced even for a hotel. The second night we went to the Cafe...
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