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Having taken 16 GCT/OAT trips, we obviously...
Having taken 16 GCT/OAT trips, we obviously really enjoy them, but, as far as the river cruises are concerned, the Vantage ships seem to be a bit more upscale, as are their travelers, as far as...
My wife is an avid bridge player and she can...
My wife is an avid bridge player and she can usually find enough players for a table or two. She usually has a 8 1/2 x 11 poster made up for the bulletin board with our cabin number to contact. There...
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Click HERE (http://www.gct.com/legacy/community/travel-forum.aspx?g=posts&m=35822#post35822) for a detailed report on the Grand Circle trip. We did not take this trip, but saw the report on the GCT...
Grand Circle is still docking in his wonderful...
Grand Circle is still docking in his wonderful town and harbor. I don't know who else is.
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Click HERE (http://www.vikingrivercruises.com/ships/viking-tor/deck-plans.html) for the sundeck desk plan of the Tor. As you can see, the track is no place near the length of the ship. I would guess...
The good news is that traffic seems to be...
The good news is that traffic seems to be flowing, with no backups in Regensburg, Passau and Vienna. The only Danube port with a lot of ships moored is Budapest, with at lead 3 viking ships docked...
Is wine included, or those meals that occur...
Is wine included, or those meals that occur during the 'bus cruise'?
According to marinetraffic.com Bestal is in...
According to marinetraffic.com Bestal is in Belgrade as of yesterday.

The Bestla (note spelling) has been in Budapest for 2 days with no information
on its next cruise.
Moat cruise lines, including Viking, only cruise...
Moat cruise lines, including Viking, only cruise between Paris and Rouen. Others, including Grand Circle go all the way to Honfleur, including Rouen. Grand Circle actually docks for 3 days, using...
Yes, the T&C probably relieves the cruise line of...
Yes, the T&C probably relieves the cruise line of legal responsibility, but the compensation is to make the passenger feel happy that they were treated well and get them to come back. Most river...
Of course, how effective this transfer is, from a...
Of course, how effective this transfer is, from a passenger standpoint depends on how close the ships can get. If the 2 ships are too far apart, you may have to stay in hotels along the way, or have...
I am no fan of Viking, but I'm very sure that the...
I am no fan of Viking, but I'm very sure that the majority of the departures do not involve bus trips. I agree that as a former marine engineer that the design of these ships are a disaster and that...
There are no guaranteed months of the year to not...
There are no guaranteed months of the year to not have high or low water conditions. Yes some months have less risk than others, but none are guaranteed.

My suggestions are:

Get travel...
marinetraffic.com could not find the Viking Kara,...
marinetraffic.com could not find the Viking Kara, but vesselfinder.com had it it Amsterdam. Looking at Amsterdam with marinetraffic, it showed the Viking Kara docked in Amsterdam behind the Centraal...
From what I can see in www.marinetraffic.com, the...
From what I can see in www.marinetraffic.com, the Avalon Impression is a little downstream of Passau. The last movement that I can see was heading upstream on 6/21.

Perhaps Avalon is treating the...
Danube cruise ship status June 25, 2014
I have done a summary from www.marinetraffic.com of all passenger ships of over 100 meters on the Danube from Regensburg to Budapest, as of June 25, 2014 from 15:00h to 16:30h. As this was manually...
It looks like ships have started moving, all over...
It looks like ships have started moving, all over the Danube.
It looks like ships have started moving, all over...
It looks like ships have started moving, all over the Danube.
Unfortunately, according to marinetraffic.com,...
Unfortunately, according to marinetraffic.com, the Viking Kvasir seems to among the missing. The last position received by the AIS (Automatic Identification System) from the Kvasir was received on on...
It is about 15 hours by train from Amsterdam...
It is about 15 hours by train from Amsterdam Centraal Staion to Gare d'Est in Paris via Frankfurt. Trains go directly from Schipol Airport to Centraal Staion. There a 3 trains per day. Go to...
I have to correct myself. marinetraffic showed...
I have to correct myself. marinetraffic showed the Atla underway, but it must have just been repositioning, possible to let another ship out. It now shows moored again. Even after Bville get to board...
Unfortunately low water is not conducive to...
Unfortunately low water is not conducive to making up lost time, as the passable depths of the channel may be narrowed to only one ship in one direction to transit it at a time. Even when ships can...
Hopefully the Bestla if for them. It looks like...
Hopefully the Bestla if for them. It looks like the Atla is underway now, just leavingstill moored in Regensborg, and has been there since June 18, but still showing and ETA of yesterday in Budapest....
bville, Which ship and cruise are you...
bville,

Which ship and cruise are you supposed to be on, and what is Viking telling you? I can find the ships location and ETA for you. You can do it for yourself, if you have adequate internet...
The Idi is currently at dock in Passau, after...
The Idi is currently at dock in Passau, after arriving there at 08:18, with an ETA in Amsterdam at 20:14 on 7/1. Good luck.

Grand Circle is another cruise line that CC ignores.