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Post by fearless_leader » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Wife and I are thinking about doing a Viking River Cruise this upcoming December...........8 days from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland...........sort of a Christmas market tour. We've never been "cruise people", that is we've never taken a cruise before, either ocean or river.

All comments are appreciated about doing this.......the good things and the things to watch out for.....the weather on the Rhine river in December........etc.
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Post by laughlinlvr » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:09 am

A couple I know took the Rhine cruise over Christmas. They returned with glowing reports of the high standard of service.

Only downside was the flight to Europe which had them arriving tired and jet-lagged. But that is not the fault of Viking.
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Post by donmichael » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:11 am

My wife and I have been on several Viking river cruises, but not this one. They are excellent! Wine at lunch and dinner is included and the wines are generally good local offerings. My only advice would be to get the highest state room you can afford. It will be cold on the Rhine in December, but the Christmas markets in Europe are great - worth the trip.
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Post by ResearchMed » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:19 am

Use "CruiseCritic.com" for all sorts of hints and feedback about the cruise, cabin choices, and "things to do".

There should be a topics for Viking Cruises specifically, and perhaps another one for Viking "Roll Calls", where you'll perhaps find others on the same cruise.
Checking the Roll Calls for other cruises with the same/similar itinerary will also give you ideas about the excursions/activities available.
There might also be some information in the "area" topics (cities along the way).

Enjoy!

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Post by JupiterJones » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:25 am

Never been on one, but just the other day I was listening to a "Cruise Radio" podcast that covered Viking River Cruises.

You can hear it for yourself here: http://podbay.fm/show/330992379/e/13329 ... utostart=1

The upshot, from what I gather, is that it's a good experience and a wonderful way to see cities in Europe. But it's also a very social activity due to the (relatively) small size of the boat and lack of distractions like rock climbing walls and such. If you're not a "people person", you're in trouble.

Every time I see those great-looking sponsorship segments before "Downton Abby" I want to try them out. 8-)
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Post by EagertoLearnMore » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:47 am

The Rhine River cruise is excellent, but I was there during the early Fall. Just to let you know that the Christmas markets close for a few days around Christmas so there will not be much to see if that is when you are cruising. Luzerne, with Lake Luzerne, is a great place to visit as well as traveling up Mt. Pilatus, but again wrong time of year during the Christmas markets.

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Post by SeaClusion » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:57 am

Check out Grand Circle cruises, Boston http://www.grandcircle.org/. I prefer them over Viking.

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Post by ResearchMed » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:03 am

SeaClusion wrote:Check out Grand Circle cruises, Boston http://www.grandcircle.org/. I prefer them over Viking.
OP asked about cruises and Europe.

This GrandCircle.org offers neither.

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(I was directed to a link with land-based itineraries in the USA Southwest.)

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Post by ubermax » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:07 pm

My wife and I took our first cruise on the Danube ( Avalon cruises , 8 days ) from Vienna to Munich ( not really Munich since Munich isn't on the Danube ) , think it was Passau with coach to Munich - we went last October and being from New England felt right at home weather wise - crisp Fall air .

We enjoyed it very much - nice blend of cruising and stops - food was excellent , every meal - would do it again - 140 cruisers on our boat - got to know many people from different parts of the world .

We have friends that have used Viking and they love cruising with them - we might try Viking next time .

From our experience we would definitely recommend a European river cruise - Good Luck , Have Fun !!!!!

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Post by tigermilk » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Have not been on a cruise, though my wife and mother-in-law are doing one starting from Prague in November. Been to Basel - great place. Been to Amsterdam, even greater place. If you have the option for extended days pre/post-cruise in Amsterdam and you haven't been before, take advantage of a longer stay. There's so much to see, and leaving without going to the van Gogh museum would be a real travesty.

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Post by 02sbxstr » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:28 pm

We did the Viking Rhine Getaway last fall (early October): AMS >> BSL. Our first river cruise. All in all it was excellent. Upper deck accommodations on Viking Helvetia were excellent -- as were the crew. Food was pretty good (IMO, I'm a picky eater but our travelling companions would probably rate it a bit higher). Shore tours were very good, particularly Cologne cathedral, Marksburg castle, and the Black forest. The lower Rhine is very industrial, impressive from an infrastructure perspective, but after Cologne it becomes very scenic. The amount of barge traffic on the river is impressive. We arrived in AMS a day in advance and would go back for a longer visit: bicycles everywhere -- if they don't run you down, the trams will. At the other end, we stayed in Lucerne for 2 days -- very pretty but also very expensive. A half liter bottle of Diet Coke that I would pay $1.50 for here was nearly $5. Also, the Swiss are not exactly a warm and welcoming people, like say, the Irish. We traveled from BSL to Lucerne and then to ZRH via train, which was excellent. On departing ZRH, we broke lpthrough the clouds to a vista of the snow-covered Alps. We arranged our own transportation and front- and rear-end lodging ourselves because our traveling companions thought it would save money. It did not. This was a mistake. Let Viking get you from the USA and back. We met a couple from the UK and became great friends -- to the extent that we are going to join them next spring for a cruise from Passau in Germany to Budapest. Viking travel to and from.

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Post by mfswatz9 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:32 pm

My husband and I have been on many Holland America cruises but we are taking our first river cruise this June...AMAWaterways. Spending 3 days in Paris, traveling by high-speed train to Luxenbourg, then cruising to Amsterdam....we have friends who have cruised with Viking and they liked it very much. Hope you enjoy your cruise!

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Post by hq38sq43 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:50 pm

DW and I have cruised twice with Viking: Rhone/Saone in 2009 and Danube in 2011. Very pleased with both. Are booked for Portugal's River of Gold Cruise this summer. We've been on one big ship ocean cruise and are disinclilned to go on another. Viking boats are just right for a relaxing, congenial cruise on a small floating hotel.

Hope you enjoy yours as much as we've enjoyed ours.

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Post by fearless_leader » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:06 pm

All these responses have been quite helpful, and now I have a couple questions:

1. Am I expected to tip? If so, who gets tipped and how much? In dollars or euros?

2. This is our first time, so I'm thinking of starting at one of the lower price levels, which means going for the standard cabin. From what I can determine in the Viking brochure, the standard cabin is located mostly below the water line, with perhaps a small window. I figure that if we want a view of the river, we can go to the observation lounge on one of the upper decks. Besides, most of the daylight will probably be spent off the ship, in town. Am I thinking correctly here, or am I being too cheap?
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fearless_leader wrote:All these responses have been quite helpful, and now I have a couple questions:

1. Am I expected to tip? If so, who gets tipped and how much? In dollars or euros?

2. This is our first time, so I'm thinking of starting at one of the lower price levels, which means going for the standard cabin. From what I can determine in the Viking brochure, the standard cabin is located mostly below the water line, with perhaps a small window. I figure that if we want a view of the river, we can go to the observation lounge on one of the upper decks. Besides, most of the daylight will probably be spent off the ship, in town. Am I thinking correctly here, or am I being too cheap?
These are perfect questions for the Viking River Cruises sub-forum on CruiseCritic.com.

You'll get a variety of responses, especially about the tipping, but from a variety of people who have "been there, done that".
Some cruise lines "take" a standard "tip" in advance (one can usually take it back if there is bad service, but this is split among all/many of the crew, and they usually depend upon it, etc.)
In some cases, certain categories do NOT share in the split tips, and depend upon direct tips. That's worth asking about, too.

Same with opinions about the different cabins and decks.

What appeals/doesn't appeal to one person could be very different for someone else, but you'll get a variety of views.

We are starting DH on his first two cruises with larger staterooms than we will probably get in the future, so he doesn't get (literally!) cabin fever before he figures out how nice it is to have the hotel follow us around.
Also, our first cruise now (given that we had to cancel his "previous first cruise" due to illness) will have several sea days at the beginning and at the end, and that's quite different from being off the ship sightseeing all day.
His "first cruise" was supposed to be Hawaii last December, and that is *very* port intensive.

The European river cruises are probably the same.
Keep in mind the time of year and expected weather, in terms of whether the upper decks will be comfortable for extended times in the evenings (or will there be dinners or concerts in the evenings?).

Have fun!

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Post by mfswatz9 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:46 pm

This is from the Viking site on the question of tipping:


From the Hotel Manager to receptionists, from restaurant servers to housekeeping, Viking’s onboard staff are 100% dedicated to serving our guests.

Tips are not included in your cruise price, but are a voluntary way of showing satisfaction for good service. You may tip onboard staff in cash if you like, or you may charge your tips to your credit card at the end of the cruise (everywhere except Egypt, Southeast Asia and Portugal). These gratuities are distributed among the ship’s staff. The Tour Escorts or Program Directors that travel with you do not share in the onboard staff gratuities. It is customary to tip them separately in cash.

The following guidelines are based on typical amounts; they vary by region so please read the section for the region to which you will be traveling. Please note that local city guides and coach drivers are not included in the onboard gratuities; any tipping should be done in cash on the day of the tour as you are not likely to see them again.

EUROPE

In Europe, we recommend that you tip in euros. Guidelines:
• Program Director – €2 per passenger, per day
• Onboard staff – €12 per passenger, per day
• Local city guides – €2 per passenger, per day
• Coach drivers – €1 per passenger, per day

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Post by birdy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:56 pm

My husband and I have been on 3 river cruises. Nile cruise in Egypt , Mekong cruise in Vietnam and Yanzee Cruise in China. All three of these river cruises were through Uniworld cruises. A nice perk is that we get free laundry service(1 per week) because we have traveled with them previously. I know you are interested in the Europe cruises but we haven't taken any of them. When I have been tempted to do a river cruise in Europe I decided that the stricter dress codes and fancier interiors do not appeal to me. The river cruises we have taken have been very informal (no dressing up). We went to more exotic areas of the world where it is more necessary to dress for the weather. I won't say that we will never take a European or Russian river cruise but I think that taking a land tour would give a better opportunity to see more of the country. We are pretty laid back, don't like to dress in evening wear but like great food/service.

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Post by Ged » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:36 am

Perhaps the thing that gives me most worry about signing up for one of these is the occasional reviews written by unhappy cruise customers that have experienced going on a river cruise and finding that the European rivers are at a level too low for the ships. When this happens the cruise lines bus the passengers from city to city and put them up in hotels.

This sounds far less romantic. And much less comfortable.

I'm wondering if there may be a best time of year to avoid this possibility, say perhaps spring.

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Post by pshonore » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:45 am

I thought that problem was the river was too high. As I understand it, some of the many bridges (depending on the river of course) have a low clearance and high water is a problem. Same result though, buses.

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Post by Ged » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:58 am

pshonore wrote:I thought that problem was the river was too high. As I understand it, some of the many bridges (depending on the river of course) have a low clearance and high water is a problem. Same result though, buses.
I have seen reviews citing disruptions for either high or low rivers. I'd like to avoid both if at all possible!

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Post by 02sbxstr » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:11 pm

On our Viking cruise, tips were solicited, but emphatically not in a pressuring manner, at the end of the trip. You would be advised levels which have been mentioned previously. We tipped 125 euros into the 'general fund' and tipped the head bar tender and a particularly accommodating server and extra 50 euros each. The least expensive cabins, what our friends from the UK called steerage, are partially below the waterline, but have a fairly large sealed window. There were tons of swans on the Rhine and one morning they opened up the curtains only to have dozens of them peering into the window. Seems someone above was feeding them. They did complain of diesel fumes and engine noise on occasion. This may be a consideration since most travel occurs overnight. If you enjoy an afternoon cocktail or two and a higher quality wine at dinner, you might want to consider the SIlver beverage package.

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Post by frugaltype » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:07 pm

Do those ships cause seasickness? I keel over on small boats, commercial airplanes, and any seat in a car besides the driver's seat, so I thought that probably ruled out cruises for me. Maybe I am wrong...

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Post by cherijoh » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:46 pm

fearless_leader wrote:All these responses have been quite helpful, and now I have a couple questions:

1. Am I expected to tip? If so, who gets tipped and how much? In dollars or euros?

2. This is our first time, so I'm thinking of starting at one of the lower price levels, which means going for the standard cabin. From what I can determine in the Viking brochure, the standard cabin is located mostly below the water line, with perhaps a small window. I figure that if we want a view of the river, we can go to the observation lounge on one of the upper decks. Besides, most of the daylight will probably be spent off the ship, in town. Am I thinking correctly here, or am I being too cheap?
I have done two Viking Cruises (Tulips & Windmills which is Holland and Belgium only offered in March & April) in 2012 and Vineyards & Vistas (Main, Rhine and Mosel in Germany) this past summer. Both were excellent although we froze our buns on the 2012 cruise. I am a process person and often find room for improvement on how things should be organized. It was really tough to think of anything that could have been done better organizational-wise on Viking cruises. (There was some room for improvement in cabin comfort and some of the meal choices were a bit bland).

TIPS
1. You have local guides and bus drivers for the excursions (one excursion a day is included; there are sometimes optional excursions which aren't included). You are expected to tip them - I usually did 2 Euros/pp for guide since they were generally excellent and 1 Euro/pp for driver. LOL, I was always trying to collect 1 and 2 Euro coins when I was out and about.
2. You are expected to tip the staff on the cruise at the end of the cruise - you can charge this along with any optional excursions, purchases from the ship store (t-shirts, tote bags, etc.) and your bar bill. They have a suggested amount - I think 12 Euros a day - that is split amongst the staff. IMO, those guys and gals deserve every cent of it. Everybody pitches in and you rarely see anyone idle. On the last day they have to get everyone and their luggage off in short order - everyone from the bus boys up to the captain was hauling luggage.
3. All meals are open seating, but a lot of people gravitate to the same tables and have the same waitstaff. The good ones will remember your preferences (white vs. red wine, tea vs. coffee) and are very personable. So we tipped our favorites individually. I also tipped my cabin steward extra since she always managed to make up my room in the half hour I was at breakfast, no matter what time I went up.

CABIN CHOICE
1. we opted for the lower level cabin for the Windmills and Tulips and that was fine since it was early spring, chilly, and rainy. It was a little disconcerting at first with the wakes from larger boats at nights when in the wider river area. The friend I traveled with likened the sounds to being inside a washing machine during the rinse cycle. The dining room will be on the second level and the lounge will be on the third level, so you have more stairs the climb on the lowest level. There are no elevators and the ships I was on.
2. For my summer cruise I opted for a 2nd floor cabin with a French balcony (the window was much larger and opened up, but there was no balcony to go out on). I'm really glad I did it, since we had fabulous weather. But I wouldn't have done so for the cruise you are taking, due to the seasonal differences.

Feel free to pm me if you have additional questions.

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Post by Dasnyc » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:30 pm

frugaltype wrote:Do those ships cause seasickness? I keel over on small boats, commercial airplanes, and any seat in a car besides the driver's seat, so I thought that probably ruled out cruises for me. Maybe I am wrong...

Me too!!!! On the one and only cruise that I went on, I didn't even make it to the first meal before having a nasty accident on the staircase as i was trying to escape back to our cabin.

If river cruises are not so nausea inducing, I would love to hear about it.

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Post by birdy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:11 am

I get motion sickness also. I can't ride in the back seat of a car and I certainly can't read in a moving one! I have had problems with being sea sick on the Ocean cruises we have taken but after the first ocean cruise I learned to start taking meds as soon as I get on the airplane. I have never experienced motion sickness on the river cruises. On the ones I have been on, choppy water has never been a problem. Now the cruise we took in the Galapogos islands, that was the most stomach rolling one we have taken. The ship was small (200 passengers) and the seas were pretty rough. I have learned that if I have the least bit of doubt about getting sick, I just start taking the meds.
Don't let the possibility of being motion sick stop you from a great experience.

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Post by Gnirk » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:01 pm

We've been on two Viking River Cruises, and enjoyed both of them, and prefer river cruising over ocean cruises. We've taken the Rhine River Cruise in May, and it rained the entire time……but was very enjoyable in spite of the crummy weather. We extended our trip in Amsterdam, and walked everywhere (the weather was more cooperative). We also enjoyed the cruise down the Seine, from Paris to Normandy and back. One of our fellow travelers was a veteran of D-Day, and he shared his stories when we reached Normandy (a bus trip from our cruise dock).

River cruises are much more informal and laid-back than Ocean cruises. No rock-climbing, no nightclubs or special restaurants, no Casinos, no midnight buffets….none of which we missed at all! The food is excellent, they serve wine with lunch and dinner, there is a coffee and pastry bar available in between meals, and you get to know your fellow travelers. We found their shore excursions to be very good. And Wi-Fi, if that's important to you, is free, though sometimes spotty.

I'd go on another in a heartbeat if it weren't for the long plane ride from Seattle to their embarkation ports, and the Christmas Market would appeal to me, but not my husband. At my age, i'm hating those 12-14 hour plane rides!!


Re: Motion Sickness. I am very sensitive to motion sickness…cars, buses,trains, planes, boats. I didn't experience any on the River cruises, and took no medications to prevent it. A huge plus in my book! However, sometimes they bus you to a special excursion destination. So I would advise getting to the bus early to sit in a front seat, and perhaps take a 1/2 tablet of Meclezine (Bonine) half an hour before getting on the bus.

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Post by tigermilk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:56 am

tigermilk wrote:Have not been on a cruise, though my wife and mother-in-law are doing one starting from Prague in November. Been to Basel - great place. Been to Amsterdam, even greater place. If you have the option for extended days pre/post-cruise in Amsterdam and you haven't been before, take advantage of a longer stay. There's so much to see, and leaving without going to the van Gogh museum would be a real travesty.
Post-trip update. My wife completed her cruise. It was her first cruise of any sort and the bottom line - she, and because I have similar travel tendencies, is not a cruise person. She loved Prague, but being carted around on tours was not enjoyable for her. Her time there just reinforced that we need to travel there together for a longer trip. Likewise, the stops along the river were simply too short. There were some nice towns along the way, but again, being herded like cattle and given the "Chevy Chase Grand Canyon Tour" was not compatible with her desires to really delve into the museums, architecture, and culture. While the fellow passengers were cordial, they were almost exclusively American. Nothing wrong with that - we are American! But we do like to interact with other cultures, and the cruise did not give her that ability. Eat on the boat with the passengers; put on tour buses with the passengers; eating at the pre-planned restaurant off the boat with the passengers; being led around on tours with the passengers. The highlight was Paris, where they extended the stay by 2 additional nights. She's been there before a few times, but the reason it was a highlight was because she could go where she wanted and at her pace. Regarding the VRC boat itself, she said the staff was great. The only complaint was at night if the boat was going through a lock - it would often wake her up and get her a little seasick due to excessive motion.

Some folks simply like cruises. My parents have been on multiple European and Caribbean cruises and always enjoy them. They don't mind the brief excursions, the whirlwind tours, etc. We simply like to soak in the surroundings. Some like vanilla, others chocolate.

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Post by birdy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:32 am

Sorry she did not like her trip. That is definately the problem/fun with trips like her's. I enjoy meeting other people (Americans or otherwise) and we have never had any problems being motion sick while on a river cruise. If you want more time at places, these kinds of trips are not the best--even ocean cruises have limited times at a port. At least she tried it! Now she knows! Thanks for the update!

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Post by ResearchMed » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:17 am

tigermilk wrote:
tigermilk wrote:Have not been on a cruise, though my wife and mother-in-law are doing one starting from Prague in November. Been to Basel - great place. Been to Amsterdam, even greater place. If you have the option for extended days pre/post-cruise in Amsterdam and you haven't been before, take advantage of a longer stay. There's so much to see, and leaving without going to the van Gogh museum would be a real travesty.
Post-trip update. My wife completed her cruise. It was her first cruise of any sort and the bottom line - she, and because I have similar travel tendencies, is not a cruise person. She loved Prague, but being carted around on tours was not enjoyable for her. Her time there just reinforced that we need to travel there together for a longer trip. Likewise, the stops along the river were simply too short. There were some nice towns along the way, but again, being herded like cattle and given the "Chevy Chase Grand Canyon Tour" was not compatible with her desires to really delve into the museums, architecture, and culture. While the fellow passengers were cordial, they were almost exclusively American. Nothing wrong with that - we are American! But we do like to interact with other cultures, and the cruise did not give her that ability. Eat on the boat with the passengers; put on tour buses with the passengers; eating at the pre-planned restaurant off the boat with the passengers; being led around on tours with the passengers. The highlight was Paris, where they extended the stay by 2 additional nights. She's been there before a few times, but the reason it was a highlight was because she could go where she wanted and at her pace. Regarding the VRC boat itself, she said the staff was great. The only complaint was at night if the boat was going through a lock - it would often wake her up and get her a little seasick due to excessive motion.

Some folks simply like cruises. My parents have been on multiple European and Caribbean cruises and always enjoy them. They don't mind the brief excursions, the whirlwind tours, etc. We simply like to soak in the surroundings. Some like vanilla, others chocolate.
It does sound like she (and you) is not a "cruise person".

However, just in case she/you want to give it another try, keep in mind that the "larger" ships (and we would avoid the mega-ships like the plague, but others love all the activities available, etc.) other than the river cruises don't require that you "join everyone else for everything". (There is one luxury line that "includes" all tours, so if one "opts out", there's a sense of paying for a lot that one doesn't use, but that's not common.)

We've never gone on a "group tour", not even a small one, and certainly never a large group type.

Whether we are traveling by land or cruise, we do some homework and get a private tour. Others do similar things, but do choose a guide and then arrange for a SMALL group to join in (a variety of ways to do this, and it definitely cuts the cost).
Then, one can choose just where to go, how long to stay, whether to skip something, where to eat (nice local cuisine restaurant, or something on the go), etc., and one can also often get to places that larger groups just can't easily arrange. Many of these guides have the same know-how/access to by-pass some of the longer lines at the most popular tourist sites.

The seasickness is more of a concern, as I'm guessing that a river cruise has much less motion than most ocean/sea voyages, although with the larger ships and stabilizers, this motion is quite different from a smaller boat.

Also, more cruise lines are adding "overnights" in some ports, or changing the times so they arrive early morning, and don't depart until 10 or 11pm, so one can have FULL day, and enjoy dining locally if one wants (keeping in mind that those meals are already paid for on board, of course).

We are using a Caribbean cruise to help us decide where we'd like to stay for a week or two in the future (or which several places) :happy

But if one isn't planning to go back to a major city (like Rome, Paris, or Athens), I agree that "one day" isn't going to do it.

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Post by JupiterJones » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Thanks for the update!

I love it when posters follow-up on things like that. :sharebeer
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Post by JohnFiscal » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:38 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
SeaClusion wrote:Check out Grand Circle cruises, Boston http://www.grandcircle.org/. I prefer them over Viking.
OP asked about cruises and Europe.

This GrandCircle.org offers neither.

:confused

(I was directed to a link with land-based itineraries in the USA Southwest.)

RM

My thoughts exactly. Apparently they like this http://www.gct.com/

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