Danube River Cruise
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You might get more responses if you re-post in the River cruise section.
I posted a review of my Avalon Danube River Cruise (June 2008) on the review board under Avalon.
I personally would choose to travel with Vikiing River, AMA Waterways, Tauck or Uniworld.
Also the lower level cabins on most of the Danube vessels will have non opening windows that will probably be covered with water for 1/2 or more of the trip. They have to lower the height of the vessel to get under the low bridges.
Viking and AMA Waterways (and I believe Uniworld) will include most of the tours in the cruise fare. Tauck will be almost all inclusive with most tips included. Avalon will have about 1/2 of the tours as optional extra charges.
Also check the vessel layout carefully for elevators between decks.
Hope this helps.
MSEm, I will check out your other posts. Thanks.
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I believe that AMA divides their groups for excursions by activity level.
If you post a question in the River & Canal cruises - directed to MVPinBoynton or CAPinBoynton - they should be able to answer your query. I am pretty sure that tours on the Blue Danube Discovery were amended slightly to accommodate different levels of physical ability.
On our Uniworld cruise, there was no separation for activity level --> but there wasn't that much that was inaccessible. There was quite a bit of walking - but this was usually addressed in the port talk the evening before.
Hope this helps.