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SuzieQK

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About SuzieQK

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    New Berlin, WI
  • Interests
    reading, Disney,Cruise vacations
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St. Marten
  1. Goodmorning from day 4 in Budapest. Yesterday Avalon made arrangements to have buses to take us back into town for a combination walking tour and bus tour of both sides Buda and Pest. After the tour we boarded a smaller boat for lunch up and down the Danube. It was a very nice buffet lunch. The weather was in the 40’s with light rain. The afternoon you could choose two optional tours - a winery tour or an Architectural tour- both for a price. Avalon had 3 buses available, one to take you back to the hotel at 2 and two others to take you back at 4:30 if you chose to stay in the city for a while on your own. Dinner was at 7, buffet style in the hotels restaurant. Plenty of beer, wine and soft drinks were available. This morning we are to put out our luggage by 7:30 so it can be taken to our ship. We were informed before dinner last night that instead of being bussed to do a tour of Bratislava then onto Vienna; our ship is coming in from Vienna to meet us in Bratislava-yeah!!! We will have a buffet breakfast at the hotel, then board the busses to embark the Avalon Panorama by 11am. Let our Danube River Cruise begin!! How does it look upstream past Passau? Are ships finally getting thru past Regensburg?
  2. Today was supposed to be embarkation day, instead we were bussed 30-40 minutes away from the Danube to Aquaworld Resort for two nights. We are left on our own to find lunch and afternoon activities. We are told that we are free to use the water park facilities today, 6 of us from our group wanted to go to the City Market Hall and we had to pay for the taxis out of our own pockets. We have a meeting at 6 tonight with our Avalon rep and dinner will be provided at the hotel. I uploaded the newsletter Avalon handed out to us for the next two days. It rained off and on this morning-yeah!!
  3. We were not offered a complete refund- we are getting 50% of the 2 days cruise amount refunded 2-3 weeks post cruise.
  4. Yesterday was my first day in Budapest, today we were supposed to start our cruise on Avalon’s Panorama. Instead we are checking out of our pre-cruise hotel and sent to another hotel Aquaworld for two nights, then being Bussed to Vienna. The plan is to board hopefully our ship in Vienna and start our cruise. We meet with the Avalon rep at 10am this morning for more information. The Danube in Budapest is very low. Rain is expected today and tomorrow. Staying positive!!
  5. Yesterday was my first day in Budapest, today we were supposed to start our cruise on Avalon’s Panorama. Instead we are checking out of our pre-cruise hotel and sent to another hotel Aquaworld for two nights, then being Bussed to Vienna. The plan is to board hopefully our ship in Vienna and start our cruise. We meet with the Avalon rep at 10am this morning for more information. The Danube in Budapest is very low. Rain is expected today and tomorrow. Staying positive!!
  6. No mention of cancellation, there will be a refund for the 2 night hotel stay at 50% per day of the cruise only price including cabin upgrade. We are to get our refunds 2-3 weeks after the end of our cruise. Don’t know how Avalon will be handling our meal situation, a few people said that Avalon takes good care of their clients when these things happen. It will definitely be an andventure!
  7. We are supposed to leave on Avalon’s Panorama on Wednesday next week from Budapest to Prague. Our travel agent informed us yesterday that we wouldn’t be boarding in Budapest, but staying overnight for 2 nights in a hotel TBA. We will then be bussed to Vienna to board a ship(don’t know if it will be the Panorama), missing Bratslova altogether. This is my first ever river cruise, trying to keep an open mind.
  8. We are supposed to leave on Avalon’s Panorama on Wednesday next week from Budapest to Prague. Our travel agent informed us yesterday that we wouldn’t be boarding in Budapest, but staying overnight for 2 nights in a hotel TBA. We will then be bussed to Vienna to board a ship(don’t know if it will be the Panorama), missing Bratslova altogether. Keeping an open mind.
  9. Also if we haven’t signed up for the optional excursions before the cruise, can we sign up for them on the boat? Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. Hi Vic- are you stalking me? Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. Senior lady We leave on Oct.24th. What was your favorite place? And did you take any optional tours? Sent from my iPad using Forums
  12. For those of you who have traveled the Danube Dreams Budapest to Prague river cruise; do we get a whole day in Passau? I wanted to book a private tour to one of the concentration camps. Thanks!
  13. We are currently on the Spendor eastern cruise. Last night while watching the 8:15 show VROOM it was interrupted with an announcement from the captain an emergency was taking place. They tried to restart the show but the shows crew was running around placing towels in an upper section of the theatre. The cruise director came to the front of the stage to say the show was cancelled. Another announcement came on from the captain that a small fire was taking place in the engine room, but that it was being handled. We went back to our cabin to wait. About 45 minutes later the Captain came on to say that the situation was assessed and that the fire was small fire was put out and all was well. So much for Friday the 13th! We are now on our last sea day heading back to Miami.
  14. Thanks for the info! Looking forward to this cruise!
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