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    Washington State
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking River Cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Love them all!
  1. Where was this? How horrible! We had to swap ships in 2015, but were offered a day-long trip to Munich if we wanted, instead of staying in Passau, and we took it. But we just had to swap ships, weren't "grounded" for three days. And instead of sailing through the Wauchau Valley during the day, we had to do it at night, which was disappointing. I'm vary curious: what did the other cruise lines do when the river was impassable?
  2. Has anyone taken the Viking excursion in Arles: Arles in the Footstep of Van Gogh, which includes a painting class? If so, what was your experience and was it worth it? Thanks.
  3. We've been on three Viking River cruises, and never noticed anyone wearing inappropriate language on tee shirts or wearing Daisy Dukes. Although passengers didn't dress up like they used to do on Ocean cruises, most were nicely dressed, what I would call dressy casual: skirts or slacks, a collared shirt for men, and blouse and sweater for women. Personally, I always try to dress to blend in with the natives, so to speak. I don't wear shorts in cities, or athletic shoes. I wear shoes that are comfortable for walking over cobblestones, but have some style to them. Mephisto, Dansk, Naot. Viking does provide guidelines for what to wear. I'm sailing on the Viking Delling from Avignon to Provence this coming September, so will be more aware of my fellow-cruisers on-board clothing choices.
  4. I spent nearly two weeks in Avignon 3 years ago in October, and loved it. I also went to the Pont du Gard and found it to be very interesting. If you like chocolate, definitely visit Aline Gehant Chocolatier (15 Rue Des Trois Falcons).
  5. We, my husband, two daughters, and I are taking the cruise from Avignon to Lyon this September. I chose to begin the cruise in Avignon because I spent 10 days in old Avignon three years ago, and during our free time I want to re-visit my favorite place for coffee and pastry, as well as do a little shopping. If I hadn’t been to Avignon, I would begin the cruise in Lyon, and extend my stay afterwards in Avignon, exploring more of the walled city and taking day trips to several of the towns in the Luberon and to Aix-en-Provence. With the heatwave in France, I’m concerned about the water levels in mid-September.
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