The town is flooded to chest height and in some parts of the region the German army has been called in to offer assistance. A terrible situation for all those living in this beautiful area.
My father and I, like many others, are due to take a Viking cruise along the Danube in three weeks time. We know that Viking will do it's best to accommodate us and bus us about, but we are wondering, is it really appropriate to be even considering taking holidaymakers out to this region which is being devastated by some of the worst floods in history? I know I would get no pleasure from seeing towns and riversides laid waste by the ravages of severe flooding, and I'm pretty sure the local people struggling to deal with the disaster don't need us tourists rubber necking.
Wondered what other cruisers thoughts are on this, and for that matter, the river cruise companies? I appreciate they have a business to run, and to cancel trips will cost them dearly, but surely it would be best to draw a line under this for the next few weeks, and let the locals get their lives back on track? Plus it appears that in some stretches the river is now closed to all traffic, so bussing people around from hotel to hotel will only cost the companies more money.
Do feel free to comment.
Still to come:
Celebrity Eclipse Canaries September 2015