Rhine River Cruise aboard the Viking Hlin: A highlight, Cologne

ABOARD THE VIKING HLIN – Thus far on our river journey, we have focused on both sides of the river. Thus, France to the West and Germany to the East have pretty much received equal attention. But yesterday and today that all changed. It has been all about Germany. In truth, I have never traveled extensively in Germany so it has been quite interesting to get some deeper insight into the culture which is not all brats …

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Rhine River Cruise aboard the Viking Hlin: Rüdesheim and Koblenz

ABOARD THE VIKING HLIN – Last night’s party was certainly a rousing good time and I believe even Chet enjoyed it. It was an optional excursion ($69 each) and 30 passengers from our ship and 55 from the sister ship, the Viking Kara, participated in dinner and dancing at the Rüdesheimer Schloss restaurant. This village, which we also visited last year, is one of my favorite stops on the Rhine. You can walk on and off the …

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Rhine River Cruise aboard the Viking Hlin: Beginning the cruise sailing from Basel

ABOARD THE VIKING HLIN– The past couple of days have flown by. What with some 19 hours  of traveling, getting accustomed to the ship and taking the first set of tours there hasn’t been much time to digest it all. But today we slowed the pace. This is our first trip on Viking River Cruises and we find the port-a-day pace a tad daunting. So today, while most passengers were touring the castle at Heidelburg, Germany – …

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