Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava was a “capital in exile” for Hungary’s kings and archbishops during Turkey’s occupation of Hungary and most of the middle Danube basin from 1526 to 1784. River cruisers typically do not overnight in Bratislava. But even a few hours is sufficient to appreciate Slovakia’s capital.
One of the great advantages of cruise ships is that experts frequently travel with you to help explain what you are seeing and visiting. When cruising in culturally significant places like Europe or in natural wonderlands like Alaska, the cruise lines will schedule sessions with experts who can add meaning and understanding to the visit.
AMA Waterways’ Amacello departs Budapest tonight at 10 p.m. for a seven-night cruise that ends in Nuremberg, Germany. Posted are links to photos of Budapest taken on December 28. Click here to launch a Flickr slideshow or click on the thumbnails below to view individual photos. [flickr album=72157611784497390 num=30 size=Thumbnail]
Chris, a young contractor who did some work on my home last summer, told me about his most memorable cruise. It came as a result of a question he had asked his wife: “What’s your dream?” “A Caribbean cruise,” she replied. It was a dream that Chris was determined to make come true: his wife,… [Read More]
New photos posted from early December’s Danube river cruise on AMA Waterways. Amalegro is currently sailing Christmas Market cruises. Click AMA Waterways Danube river cruise or select from the thumbnails below. [flickr album=72157610563579902 num=30 size=Square]
New Celebrity Solstice photographs posted. Click on the Celebrity Solstice slideshow or click photos below. [flickr album=72157610596626454 num=20 size=Thumbnail]
The headline above could lead you to believe that this story was posted a few months late. After all, the last cruise ships that sailed the Baltic this past season threw off their bowlines and sailed away in September and October, right? Wrong. Two ships were in port in Copenhagen this week, and from our… [Read More]