BLT Day #19: Our first day on the river

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May 12th 2015
Published: May 13th 2015
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We didn't know what to expect, but Bowen and I both agree that after 24hours on our first river cruise we love it. The ship is beautiful, cruising on a river is very smooth, the people are great, the hassle factor is almost zero, and we love the way the days are laid out. Viking plans an excursion for each day. Today, it was a trip to the UNESCO windmill site in Kinderdijk in the morning. It was a very interesting tour to an out-of-the-way place that we probably would never have visited except on a cruise like this.

Then after lunch, we were cruising on the Upper Rhine. This isn't the "beautiful" part of the river, but it sure was pretty to us. It's mostly flat farm land, but it was green and lush. And the Bebe fit of being on the AND still seeing land is the best part of river cruising. It's kind of like the cool part of cruises out of New Orleans when you're still on the Mississippi, except that this is what it will be like for the whole cruise! Woohoo!

In case I wasn't clear about it, we really are enjoying this first experience with river cruising!


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