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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – HEIDELBERG

Heidelberg is a town in southwestern Germany. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers over the cafe-lined Marktplatz, a town square in the Altstadt (Old Town). The […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – WURZBURG

Our trip began on the Main River. It was all very serene. Everything about the ship was great and the scenery was fantastic. I was really surprised at how much traffic there was on the […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – VIKING ALSVIN

Viking River Cruises operates a well-oiled travel machine and sailings on Alsvin are no exception. The logistics of the pre- and post-cruise extensions are executed smoothly from arrival to departure. Both included and optional activities […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – NUREMBERG

On our last morning in Prague, Viking loaded us all onto some very comfortable coaches and we took off for Bamberg where we would board the Viking Alsvyn. This trip by coach would take about […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – PRAGUE

From Rome we grabbed a Czech Air flight to Prague. This would be the start of our Viking River Cruise that would take us from Prague to Paris. Viking bills it as the “Cities of […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – ROME

OK, so Rome was really in between the 10th cruise and the 11th cruise but it kinda connected the two. Leaving Barcelona we took a short flight to Rome. Rome is the capital city of a […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – BARCELONA

Barcelona was our next stop and the last stop on this part of the trip. We would be disembarking Freedom of the Seas and saying goodbye to a wonderful crew and many new friends. I […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – PALMA

Leaving Malaga we spent the next day at sea. Beautiful weather and smooth sailing! Lots of onboard activities to enjoy or plenty of time just to chill out. We were headed for Palma! I had […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – CADIZ (SEVILLE)

Saying “farewell” to Sven and Sol, we got back onboard Freedom of the Seas and got underway, along the coast and made portcall the next morning in Cádiz, Spain. Cádiz is an ancient port city […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – TENTH CRUISE – FREEDOM OTS

Sometime in late 2015 or early 2016, we began planning what would become an epic adventure for 2017, epic proportions for us anyway. We had been looking at river cruises. Specifically Viking River cruises. And […]

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