Châteaux, Rivers & Wine – My First River Cruise Experience

Bordeaux. Finally we are in Bordeaux. The bus ride was not terrible, but its still a bus ride! We made a couple of "convenience" stops so that folks could stretch their legs, get a coffee or snack, or whatever. But eventually we pulled into the dock at Bordeaux. River cruise docks are not ocean cruise [...]

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My First River Cruise Experience…Pre-Cruise Extension

So after our amazing dinner last night, way too much wine and a good nights sleep, I was up at 6am to go to the gym (not because I am that good about going to the gym, just trying to mitigate the damage I knew I would do on the cruise!).  However, the gym at [...]

My First River Cruise Experience – Getting There and Paris

Châteaux, Rivers & Wine.  This is the theme of my first ever river cruise.  This came about because my mother really wanted to do this cruise and I was lucky enough to be able to tag along. First the details:  This was on Viking River cruises, starting in Bordeaux cruising to Cadillac, Libourne, Bourg & [...]

Freedom in the Med…The Chef’s Table

Our last full day on the boat. Never a day I look forward to.  This is the day you have to pack and put debark luggage tags on your bags, set them out in the hall, and hope you remembered to save at least one outfit to wear in the morning (don't laugh...I've worn jammies [...]

Freedom in the Med…Amazing Amalfi

Wow...Our last port.  Tomorrow we have a sea day and then back to Barcelona to fly home.  This was the port I had done the least amount of research on.  I mean, Pompeii was obviously on the list but really what else is there?  Turns out...Plenty! Now, ask anyone about the Amalfi Coast and instantly [...]