Scenic Jade, Day 6: Let’s talk about the cabin amenities on this river cruise

ABOARD THE SCENIC JADE – Today was our second day in Vienna. It is really nice that Scenic spends twos day in this beautiful and exciting city. Yesterday almost everyone did the city tour that was offered and today we were offered three different options. Two busloads headed off to explore Bratislava, the capital of nearby Slovakia, another visited the Schoenbrunn imperial summer palace and the last group visited the famed Spanish Riding School in the city …

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Scenic Jade, Day 5: Tours on Scenic Cruises definitely are superior

ABOARD THE SCENIC JADE – Today we are in the lovely city of Vienna, Austria, and pretty much everyone on the ship took a general city tour this morning. I did a similar tour two years ago off another river ship, but what a difference. On that tour we drove around the Ringstrasse (Ring Road) by bus, seeing all of the major sights like the Opera House and Parliament, and then everyone disembarked and walked down a …

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A snowshoe tour in Austria turns out to be more than just an easy walk through the woods

Just a walk in the woods. That’s what I thought when I signed up for a snowshoe tour — they call it “snow walking” here in Austria. It is our last day in Solden, one of Austria’s leading ski resorts and equally appealing in summer when you can hike from mountain hut to mountain hut. My daughter Melanie—this ski trip to Austria in 2009 was our last mom-daughter trip before she headed off to college—went off with …

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