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    River Rhine cruises.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 15:03

    Right, who's done them? Reviews, Cruiseline names, best itineraries, best ships etc... I want to do one with Mermaid about August time so as Mary Poppins says "spit-spot!"    1 week to 2 weeks duration approx. Fly from Edinburgh to whichever end it starts at and fly back.



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 15:32

    Did a day trip on Moby Dick in 1990, saw all the bullet holes in the bridges thats about it from me
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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 15:51

    Was that the "A bridge too far" bridge?



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 16:01

    Campbell Brodie wrote:Was that the "A bridge too far" bridge?
    Cant remember, sister and brother in law was stationed over there, so we got a tour of the bases and all things war ish, we was in a park in Bonn when a twin blade helicopter landed and all the secret service guys came out of the bushes, It was the US president at the time,  Bush maybe, i dont know or give a feck,
    anyway a riveting week not,  I remember the boat being about half a mile long that was it
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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Gypsy on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 16:33

    We did the Rhine and Moselle a lot of years ago, I think it was with AVALON it was excellent but we now use ARCHERS for all our tours because they really spoil you and  I see they also do cruises.





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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 16:37

    Thanks Gypsy!



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by BobMac on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 16:52

    Have a look at Shearings River Cruises.

    We have done 4 river cruises, the last one with Daily Mail Travel (when we got a BOGOFF deal last year) and the boat we were on was MS Serenade2, which I have to say was the best river cruise boat I've been on, huge cabins, bathrooms with shower and separate bath, good food, crew incredible.

    That is one of the boats Shearings are using this year, the others are not as salubrious as MS Serenade 2.

    Have a look at it HERE



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 17:07

    Cheers Bobmac!



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by BobMac on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 17:21

    Campbell Brodie wrote:Cheers Bobmac!

    Other thing about this boat is that you have proper beds with memory foam mattresses.

    A lot of the river cruise boats only have fold away beds which double up as seating through the day.



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 19:46

    BobMac wrote:Have a look at Shearings River Cruises.

    We have done 4 river cruises, the last one with Daily Mail Travel (when we got a BOGOFF deal last year) and the boat we were on was MS Serenade2, which I have to say was the best river cruise boat I've been on, huge cabins, bathrooms with shower and separate bath, good food, crew incredible.

    That is one of the boats Shearings are using this year, the others are not as salubrious as MS Serenade 2.

    Have a look at it HERE

    Seems like that boat is on the Danube this year Bobmac. Mind you, a river's a river!



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by BobMac on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 22:59

    Campbell Brodie wrote:
    BobMac wrote:Have a look at Shearings River Cruises.

    We have done 4 river cruises, the last one with Daily Mail Travel (when we got a BOGOFF deal last year) and the boat we were on was MS Serenade2, which I have to say was the best river cruise boat I've been on, huge cabins, bathrooms with shower and separate bath, good food, crew incredible.

    That is one of the boats Shearings are using this year, the others are not as salubrious as MS Serenade 2.

    Have a look at it HERE

    Seems like that boat is on the Danube this year Bobmac. Mind you, a river's a river!

    We have done the Rhine, the Rhine & the Moselle and the Danube.

    Our preferred order is the Danube, the Rhine & the Moselle, then the Rhine.

    We found the Rhine on it's own was nice but a bit boring.



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by searcher on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 23:13

    Try and get a Rhine cruise that does not touch the Netherlands there is nothing to see there {flat]

    Would you not consider a sea cruise?, they give much better value for money!
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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Gypsy on Tue 21 Mar 2017 - 23:19

    searcher wrote:Try and get a Rhine cruise that does not touch the Netherlands there is nothing to see there {flat

    Amsterdam, coffee shops, pretty windows all lit up red and purple and interesting things to buy in the shops 





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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Mermaid on Wed 22 Mar 2017 - 8:50

    searcher wrote:Try and get a Rhine cruise that does not touch the Netherlands there is nothing to see there {flat]

    Would you not consider a sea cruise?, they give much better value for money!
    I think it is a river crusie he wants. All advice is welcome as we have never done this before and I trust everyones suggestions.



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 22 Mar 2017 - 18:09

    Bet the Nile is cheaper this year, if you can get a flight there.



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Mermaid on Thu 23 Mar 2017 - 9:18

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Bet the Nile is cheaper this year, if you can get a flight there.
    ha ha. very funny



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    Re: River Rhine cruises.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 25 Mar 2017 - 15:59

    BobMac wrote:Have a look at Shearings River Cruises.

    We have done 4 river cruises, the last one with Daily Mail Travel (when we got a BOGOFF deal last year) and the boat we were on was MS Serenade2, which I have to say was the best river cruise boat I've been on, huge cabins, bathrooms with shower and separate bath, good food, crew incredible.

    That is one of the boats Shearings are using this year, the others are not as salubrious as MS Serenade 2.

    Have a look at it HERE

    Took your advice Bobmac, MS Serenade 2 booked for 2nd August. 8 days fly from Edinburgh. Trip is called "Hidden Gems of the Danube". Linz to Budapest and back. Booked the Chopin mini-suite so we get our own balcony area. Only downside I can see is we have to fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam first then change flights to Munich, then coach to Linz. (I hate feckin' airports!) Mermaid is getting quite excited now, she wasn't fully convinced before... lol!

    Here's a photo of the boat...





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