Tag Archives: Cruise

Dolphins and Rainbow Pearls

Thursday, April 6th – Cruise on the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos, Mexico What a FABULOUS day! Starting out bright and early for a private scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez became a highlight adventure. First of all the … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Canals, Van Gogh, Cheese and Windmills of Zaandam

August 8th ~ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Did you know that Amsterdam is a conurbation? Well, I learned one more term today. In case you too need a little help with that one, it means that she is:

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Cologne ~ From the Magnificent Cathedral to a Chocolate Factory

August 7th ~ Cologne, Germany Cologne is a big city metropolis compared to the smaller bergs we have been visiting. It ranks number 4 in size in Germany with a population of around one million inhabitants, behind Berlin, Hamburg and … Continue reading

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Koblenz, German Corner, Marksburg Castle

August 6th ~ Koblenz, Germany Koblenz, also spelled Coblenz, is located right on the confluence (junction) of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers in the western part of Germany. We had cruised right past this city in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany ~ Charming Old Town, Fabulous Riesling, Low Bridges

August 5th ~ Bernkastel-Kues, Germany  The town in its current form came into being on 1 April 1905 through the merger of the town of Bernkastel with the winemaking village of Kues across the river. Located in the Moselle Valley, … Continue reading

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Trier, Germany ~ Two Churches Being Connected Was Most Unusual

August 4th ~ Trier, Germany The ship had overnighted in Trier, so first thing this morning we headed out for a walking tour of the town. Once again the skies had opened up and we had a wet greeting, but … Continue reading

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LUXEMBOURG ~ What I Took Away From Visiting This Tiny Nation

August 3rd ~ Luxembourg Our morning was spent cruising along the Moselle River. Some enjoyed spa treatments or attended a mid-morning demonstration on how to make Apple Strudel put on by our Pastry Chef Alex and Executive Chef Ioan. Tim … Continue reading

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Cochem ~ On the Moselle River, Rainy Weather and Celebrating Tim’s Birthday

Cochem ~ August 2nd (Celebrating Tim’s Birthday!!!!) During the night, we left the Rhine River, took a left turn and have started cruising up the Moselle River. The Moselle is noticeably more narrow than the Rhine and you get the impression … Continue reading

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Rüdesheim, Germany ~ Mechanical Musical Instruments, Niederwald Monument, and Castles on the Rhine

August 1st ~ Rüdesheim, Germany and Cruising the Rhine Rudesheim’s history traces back to the Roman times, as do many settlements along the Rhine River. Famous for their delicate white wines, the steep hills are completely covered in lush green vineyards. 

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HEIDELBERG, GERMANY ~ A Castle, the World’s Largest Wine Barrel and a Student Jail

July 31st (part 2)~ Heidelberg, Germany Our afternoon was taken up with an optional tour that began with a motor coach ride to Heidelberg. Some consider this the most romantic city in Germany and for good reason. Towering over the … Continue reading

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