We leave July 31 to spend a week in Paris then board the Scenic Gem on Wednesday August 7 - 17.  I intend to post with updates and photos as both our pre hotel the boat have free WiFi.  I’ll see how good it is!  I was a regular HAL cruiser with my family, or as regular as a full time mum and employee could be until I got sick in 2015.  I haven’t been on the water since.  This is our first tentative step back on-board and our first river cruise.   i now have compromised balance so use a