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  1. To be fair, I think our group was the only one of the 3 tours out that really had any mention of it. Our guide for Mainz had to do his timing right, as he was also the demonstrator for the Gutenberg press at the museum. I think we were a bit early, so he was trying to keep us together while waiting for the other groups. He was a really good guide, had photos of Mainz after the war and showed us what buildings had been re-built and how badly they were destroyed.
  2. Yes, @notamermaid, you are correct. It is the Nagelsäule,. It was created during WW1, to help soldier's wives, and children, with people "buying" nails for the collumn. Here it is in full. Your turn notamermaid.
  3. @notamermaid you are right with the war, but not for the dead. @AnthalthER1960 you are right with the Rhine. I am gone until mid morning, will check back as soon as I can. Goid luck, there is a nice story with this one.
  4. Ok, probably an easy one, but here we go: Name what is in the photo. First guess the river. After that name the town/city/place.The person who first guesses correctly gets to post the next photo!
  5. You're right.. that should say 2022, as I think our 2021 cruise on the Danube is floating away.
  6. St Charles Church, Vienna...Danube River? More properly known as Karlskirche? 2020 can't come soon enough, I am getting more and more to see for our cruise...I've got to stop! 😉
  7. Numbers are still very high in Europe, so I wouldn't think they would want anyone in at the moment. They have to be able to look after their own people first. I have a cruise booked in May, but we are just playing a waiting game to see if Avalon will cancel. So glad we have only put the deposit down, and it is easily transferrable to 2022 or even a trip with a different branch that we could use in Canada if we had to. If you are making a reservation, I would be very careful to see how the company handled the cancellations this year, in case you have to do so. Of course, if a v
  8. We have seen many posters come here who haven't done their research and complain about the terrible experience they had. This is why the 7 days for a first time cruise is good. Long enough to know you want it to be longer, but short enough that if you don't enjoy it, you know it's over soon.
  9. Enjoyable yes, but to tell the truth, it's not "relaxing" in the general sense of the word. As others have said, you are up early for breakfast, out on tour, back to the boat for lunch, usually back out again in the afternoon for another tour, back for the next day's review (and a quick cocktail if you wish), dinner, then maybe a bit of catching up with friends you have met, and off to bed to get ready for the next day. We relaxed the day after our cruise by taking the "milk run" train from Basel to Amsterday, re-tracing our route and seeing bits of the river we had missed. To
  10. @notamermaid, I don't think it was really pointed out on our tour, but I liked it so took a picture. 🙂
  11. You have it right @jpalbny. Now it's your turn.
  12. Ok, next photo: Name what is in the photo. First guess the river. After that name the town/city/place.The person one who first guesses correctly gets to post the next photo!
  13. I kept getting it mixed up with the one in Mainz.
  14. Took me a while, going through all my pics, as I knew I had a copy. Obernai France, Rhine cruise.
  15. ljandgb gives good advice....check out the threads pinned to the top of the boards for general info. Other points to mention: Room size can vary, and how much light you would like depends on if you want the lower floor or the 2nd & 3rd. Don't expect to spend to much time on a balcony (some of the lines have french balconies, which are great as you don't lose any floor space to make up for a balcony), as on the river, the scenery is on both sides. Viking is the only line that does make a difference, as they set the hallway off centre to make the balcony cabins lar
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