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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – TRIER

Today we stopped in Trier, Germany, for a wonderful excursion. Trier, Germany’s oldest city, lies at the head of the scenic Mosel Valley near the Luxembourg border. An ancient Roman capital, Trier brags that it […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – BERNKASTEL

The old town of Bernkastel has many sights to offer. The castle ruins of Landshut high above the town, the “Spitzhäuschen” (pointed house) or the historic market square. Kues is the largest district. Here you […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – COCHEM

The next stop on this epic journey was Cochem, Germany. Cochem is a beautiful historic town in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, near Koblenz and Trier, Germany’s oldest city. It lies along the left bank of the Mosel […]

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THE CRUISING LIFE – ELEVENTH CRUISE – MAINZ

One way that river cruising is different from ocean cruising is that there is always something to see. One minute you see old castles, then some kind of industry, then a campground, then you’re in […]

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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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