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#41
Vancouver, Canada
612 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
Originally posted by Bruin Steve
Sounds like they are saying everything will be the same--just a different ship???
Some ships are getting stuck on the wrong side of the shallows between Nuremburg and Passau so they are switching people between ships. That is what happened to us. My understanding is that the river is passable downstream of Passau, so I expect you will be okay headed for Bucharest.
#43
Houston, TX
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Joined Nov 2007
We are supposed to be on the Viking Gullveig (Romantic Danube) leaving from Nuremburg July 28. Any update on the current situation on the Danube/Danube Main Canal between Nuremburg and Passau? Any news as to how cruise lines are handling things?
#44
Calabasas, CA, USA
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Joined Dec 2002
We are in Prague RIGHT NOW. We are on our pre-cruise, but many with us in the hotel are post-cruise. Some had to switch ships...BUT at least on one ship, people have reported they were stuck in Passau, docked in an ugly, inconvenient industrial area for three days and were bused for several hours each day to their tours. Those folks all seem a bit angry...
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#46
Germany
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Joined Oct 2004
Originally posted by jnew55
We are supposed to be on the Viking Gullveig (Romantic Danube) leaving from Nuremburg July 28. Any update on the current situation on the Danube/Danube Main Canal between Nuremburg and Passau? Any news as to how cruise lines are handling things?
The Canal is not the problem.The Canal has a constant water level. The problem is the Danube river which is missing a lock and dam in the Straubing area.

Viking usually swaps ships as the longships are all identical (except for the decoration/design).

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#47
Calabasas, CA, USA
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Joined Dec 2002
Originally posted by jnew55
Thank you for the update Bruin Steve! Any word yet on what will happen with your own cruise?
Since ours goes in the other direction from the low section—from Budapest to Bucharest—we should be okay...but they have told us they can’t get the Aegir to Budapest due to the blockage, so they’ll put us on the Embla instead...switching identical ships with some other scheduled cruise...
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#48
Canada
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This thread had me concerned so I contacted Scenic. We are on it next week, Budapest to Amsterdam and they said my ship is on its way to Budapest and has not encountered any issue and they don't anticipate any on the reverse trip.
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