In October of next year, I’ll be offering two trips in Alsace. On October 11 and October 25, CroisiEurope’s 22-passenger Madeleine will take us between Strasbourg and Lagarde. These all-inclusive voyages span seven days each.
Once again today, A-ROSA Silva was docked in Kehl, Germany, across the Rhine from this port of call’s primary attraction, Strasbourg. We had a wonderful day exploring the German-influenced French city yesterday (missed our coverage? Click here) and again this morning on a Strasbourg Highlights Tour, included at no extra charge with our river cruise…. [Read More]
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152088406321085 We’re moving upriver on the Rhine. Our river cruise on A-ROSA Silva started in Frankfurt (see day one of our voyage), brought us to Heidelberg for a visit to Heidelberg Castle and the Old Town (see day two of our voyage) and landed us today in Kehl, Germany, where the attraction is actually in another… [Read More]
Beginning Tuesday, December 3, I’ll be cruising along the Rhine River on all-inclusive A-ROSA. Then, on December 10, I’ll board a Lufthansa jet in Frankfurt to fly to Ushuaia for a 10-day journey to the White Continent, returning on December 24.
This past summer, I enjoyed a wonderful week on the Rhône and Saône rivers cruising on A-ROSA, a relatively new player in the North American river cruise market. On December 3, I am returning to cruise on A-ROSA again, this time on an 8-night Christmas Markets river cruise, roundtrip Frankfurt, Germany, with three overnights in three… [Read More]
Luxury barge cruises along the picturesque canals of France are not inexpensive vacation experiences. Rates ranges from $750 per person per day up to more than $1,000 per person per day, plus suggested gratuities from 5 percent to 10 percent of the total cost of the cruise depending on how generous you’re feeling. Are barge cruises worth… [Read More]
Yesterday, I introduced our barge adventure on European Waterways’ Panache. Part of what I enjoyed the most was the culturally immersive experiences in charming French villages along the way. I got the feeling that I was experiencing the “real France,” away from the beaten tourist track. One such experience was in Lutzelbourg, where we arrived in… [Read More]
Saturday morning in Strasbourg, I stepped off European Waterways‘ 12-passenger Panache after a week of barging through stunning French landscapes. You may be asking why I would choose barge travel? Aren’t barges used to transport coal and such along the canals and rivers of Europe? Not in this case. Panache is a luxury hotel built on… [Read More]