Viking River Cruises:
Rhine, November 2016 & Danube, October 2017
(With a quick trip to Dubai in between)
October 2016, I took a (second) quick trip to Dubai to check out the hotel and tourist scene.
I flew business on Emirates and I have to say their updated cabin and service was great. Here is a snap shot of the business class lounge. What can I say about the city? It’s vibrant, colorful, busy, diverse, delicious, friendly, and never stops. It is the hub to the Middle East.
Emirates Business class lounge:
I wanted to experience river cruising and decided to try Viking River Cruises. I sailed the Rhine in 2016 and so enjoyed it I sailed the Danube 2017. It’s so easy to river cruise! You board the cruise and the rest is taken care of for you. The staff is attentive and available. Meals are buffet for breakfast and lunch; dinner is served to you; freshness and variety abundant. Every morning you have a city tour via motor coach and/or walking. Optional excursions run in the afternoon and evening. Plenty of time is spent in each port for you to experience the city at your own pace. Often there is an afternoon lecture and at night, some form of local entertainment.
Danube (Fall Foliage at its best)