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Can always have a wonderful sausage dinner,...
Can always have a wonderful sausage dinner, especially in Nurnberg.:)
Great idea, Nancy Evans. Makes a lot of...
Great idea, Nancy Evans. Makes a lot of sense.:DPat
We used Viking when we went to Russia, only...
We used Viking when we went to Russia, only because the lines offering hotel stays in ST.P and Moscow were not doing Russia when we wanted to go. Would highly recommend a line with hotel stays in...
We did this tour as part of a Christmas market...
We did this tour as part of a Christmas market trip. Nothing Sound of Music on ours. We did take a tour of the city, had lunch on our own and spent a good bit of time in the beautiful Christmas...
When traveling during a holiday celebrated in the...
When traveling during a holiday celebrated in the US, I always bring a shirt and/or a scarf to wear on the day.
It is your vacation, if you want to decorate your door, go for it. when we were in...
TravelerThom is right on target about river/small...
TravelerThom is right on target about river/small cruises. These trips as on large ocean trips are port oriented. You might want to look into barge travels in either France or the UK.
What do you mean by the middle of the day? Lunch...
What do you mean by the middle of the day? Lunch is always served, usually both a light one and a full seated one. Sometimes if you are on an all day excursion, lunch is "0n you". This is always...
Caviergirl, think you meant Doubletree in...
Caviergirl, think you meant Doubletree in Amsterdam--hope so anyway. Pat:D
Are these all optional tours that you have...
Are these all optional tours that you have booked? If so, they only go at the one time--usually after breakfast. If they are the included tours, there is generally no booking required, so if you...
The Marriott Millennium Apartments are right near...
The Marriott Millennium Apartments are right near the Vaca Utca, the pedestrian street. The bedrooms are lovely. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apt. when we traveled with friends. Each has its own...
If you are stopping in Nurnberg, be sure to see...
If you are stopping in Nurnberg, be sure to see the "prune" people. My St. Nick is 10 years old and still good. They are made of prunes and walnuts and dressed by the locals. They do need to be...
We also took the airport shuttle. We were there...
We also took the airport shuttle. We were there before a Christmas market cruise in 2008--port of Budapest was CLOSED to all traffic. We took a cab to the hotel meeting spot arranged by AMA. Our...
We have stayed at both. Some in our group walked...
We have stayed at both. Some in our group walked from the Hilton. We always took the subway. This was the only place a pickpocket has succeeded getting my husband's wallet. It was on the tram,...
We have stayed there before a Christmas market...
We have stayed there before a Christmas market cruise. Location is wonderful. Great bakery across the street. We also ate at a restaurant that was on the same side of the street as the apt. and to...
We did this trip with Croisi last Oct. The...
We did this trip with Croisi last Oct. The cabins are smaller than their other boats. It was probably because we had a balcony. The bathroom was really nice--great shower. This is a strange...
As there is no nite time sailing, you may find it...
As there is no nite time sailing, you may find it difficult to plan for private tours along the river.
We just finished a cruise to Alaska and booked...
We just finished a cruise to Alaska and booked the post trip. Like you, we felt it was too much time on and off buses and on buses. Left very little time to explore on our own. Will never do...
For touring, we always bring our cane seats or as...
For touring, we always bring our cane seats or as some call then shooting sticks. When the guide starts to talk, just flip it open and you have a seat. Golf shops have them as do Amazon and...
Croisi does offer bar and soft drinks all day...
Croisi does offer bar and soft drinks all day long. They do charge for premium. We were on a Croisi ship this past Oct.
Yes you can bring wine on board. You can shop...
Yes you can bring wine on board. You can shop along the way and bring local wines on board.
Depends on the configuration of the dining room. Even if there are tables for 2, they are usually close...
We did the reverse and used the public long...
We did the reverse and used the public long distance bus. It went from train station to train station. You can buy tickets on line. Seats are assigned. We were up stairs in the very front of the...
Roz, it is possible that sitraveler meant that...
Roz, it is possible that sitraveler meant that the amount received was none of the passenger's business. On one of our first cruises we were told that the entire crew, even the Captain. receive...
We cruised the Mekong with Avalon--ship capacity...
We cruised the Mekong with Avalon--ship capacity 32 pax. We sailed with 19. Three years ago they were the only ones sailing right from HCMC. The trip ended in Bangkok. We stayed an extra week and...
DH spoke with an NCL rep and found out we are on...
DH spoke with an NCL rep and found out we are on our own for all meals on the land tour portion. He very nicely told them that no where in the literature about the tour was this stated and saying...
JP, our hotels are as follows Homer Ocean...
JP, our hotels are as follows

Homer Ocean Shore
Denali Denali Park Village
Anchorage Sheraton
Fairbanks Bear Lodge.

Since we are still not clear about meals, DH is calling NCL today. ...