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  1. In December the taxi line was nothing. Second seating
  2. I have four Christmas Market cruises behind me all on Uniworld, this is a hard call. Usually we do a pre cruise trip on our own, we have spent two nights in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Budapest and Munich before our cruise. We have also done a do it yourself Christmas market trip from Berlin (I loved seeing the Nutcracker DS not so much) including two nights in Dresden. Nuremberg and Frankfurt's market are beautiful especially at dark which is around 4:30 this time of the year. Our Rhine cruise started in Cologne and ended in Basel. Rothenburg is beautiful at Christmas especially the tour with the Night Watchmen. Dresden is one of the oldest and might be my favorite! Budapest and Vienna are beautiful but I prefer the German markets. A do it our self trip this December starting in Prague, Sieffen and ending in Leipzig. Always check the towns Christmas Markets websites. If I can answer any questions please ask.
  3. Uniworld is great with different diets! I have been on a gluten free diet for 7 of my 8 cruises with them and I am a foodie! They just need to know in advance. Second seating
  4. We had a great cruise on the River Countess in October 2013.
  5. We have been to Venice before so we are leaving the day we arrive by train but there seems to be a wine store maybe 4-5 blocks from the Windstar terminal. Thanks for recommendations Strenz! Second seating
  6. We are boarding in Venice and I am sure I can get better wine in the stores than on board (for our cabin). I love local wines! Second seating
  7. Is it 2 bottles of wine per cabin? Second seating
  8. We were on the Star Breeze last summer on a Baltic Cruise, loved it! The ship is showing its age a little but the cabins are very large. We loved it! Being able to dock closer and only had another small ship sharing the embarkation process (A VERY SLOW PROCESS in St. Petersburg). We had a great time the seas very rough one night. We will be on the Wind Surf this summer. Second seating
  9. I checked back and it was 2015 we were in Istanbul we missed the bombings there by a year and a day! Second seating
  10. We also love Windstar, started causing with them in 2016 Athens to Istanbul, 2017 French Polynesia and 2018 a Baltic cruise. This summer Venice to Rome on the Windstar! I love their food and service. In the Fall and Winter we sometimes cruise on Uniworld in Europe. Second seating
  11. We will be on the Surf in June it will be our 4th cruise with Windstar and love them! Second seating
  12. The Vibram soles are on some Danskos, these are my go to shoes for Europe. I have also used Born boots but the Vibram sole is less slippery on wet cobblestones! Second seating
  13. How much did you tip? I have contacted them and got very good prices for Airport pick up and our trip to Seiffen. Thank you, Second seating
  14. I need to use a car service next December to get from Prague to Seiffen and found this site myeurotaxi. I searched on CC and they're listed but no reviews that I could find. Other recommendations are welcome. Thanks, Second seating
  15. Thanks! Pick up in Prague to Seiffen for two people. The web site gives a price of 120. Euro. Second seating
  16. I need to use a car service next December and found this site. I searched on CC and they're listed but no reviews that I could find. Thanks, Second seating
  17. I was try to post the best results I have had recreating with wines I can get in the states. This is similar to what I had in Austria years ago. After years of trying this at Christmas Markets I have created something comparable to the best I have ever had in Austria! White Gluhwein ½ orange, studded with 8 whole cloves 3 liters of white wine 2 bottles* ½ cup sugar ½ cup orange juice ½ lemon, sliced 4 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 8 whole allspice berries 3 cardamom pods, slightly crushed Mix sugar with orange juice until the sugar is dissolved, add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour. Do not let boil! Serve hot in warmed mugs. * I had great success with Estancia Pinot Grigio and Ménage à Trois White Blend Can be doubled; just cut the orange in half and stud with 16 cloves.
  18. I was in Dresden December 2017 and noticed a river cruise ship docked in town. I could not see a logo on it and I have had no luck finding an Elbe River Cruise in December. Thank you, Second seating
  19. Thank you everyone for you answers! I think this will be a rail trip starting in Prague. Second seating
  20. I was in Dresden December 2017 and noticed a river cruise ship docked in town. I could not see a logo on it and I have had no luck finding an Elbe River Cruise in December. Thank you, Second seating
  21. This summer we used Alla Tours for 2 days and could not have been happier. We wanted more time in the Hermitage and no shopping time. Our tour was private for me and my husband so we had a guide and driver for 2 days! We gave them our list of things we wanted to see they set it up and we never stood in line! Second seating
  22. The nighttime cruise is beautiful, I saw it a few years ago. Second seating
  23. News from Uniworld for the Dec. 2nd Sailing Due to low water levels on the Danube River, the S.S. Maria Theresa will be unable to reach Budapest for embarkation. Instead our guests will begin with one night at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel, before being transferred on December 3rd to the ship in Vienna. The hotel details are: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Erzsébet tér 7-8 1051 Budapest +36 1 429 3777 · Guests with arrival transfers will be taken directly to the hotel. · Guests without arrival transfers should make their own way to the hotel. We will offer the Budapest program from the hotel Monday morning, and all meals are still included. All guests will receive the schedule details locally. After the Budapest program, they will be driven to the ship in Vienna for embarkation Monday afternoon. The Bratislava program will operate from there on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday December 5th the ship will be back in program for the Vienna excursions. The ship is expected to sail from Vienna to Passau without further issues. We apologize for any disappointment, but please be assured the onboard and onshore staff will be working diligently to provide our guests the full Uniworld experience. Our nautical team is monitoring the river conditions closely and the cruise manager will keep everyone updated throughout the program. Thank you for passing on this important message to your clients.
  24. This is my thoughts and this is fine with me. Have a safe trip I think you leave tomorrow. My friend and I are in Cabin 328 Deana and Carol. Second seating
  25. If I am reading Marine Traffic correctly the Uniword S.S Maria Theresa is in Vienna. Any guesses if it will make it to Budapest for its' December 2nd cruise? I leave for Budapest on Thursday! Second seating
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