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Old January 2nd, 2005, 08:24 PM
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Default River Boat Cruises

The posting about sea sickness prompted me to remind everyone about river boat cruises. I read an article by Arthur Frommer in the L.A. Times Travel Section, some of which I will recap here. (It's raining as hard as it can, ir I'd go back out and retrieve the section!)

Some of the things Frommer touched on were that the cabins were much larger than on cruise ships, bathrooms were bigger, and the food and entertainment were excellent.

Frommer called the factt hat a river boat only travels about six miles an hour on the downside. NOBODY gets sea sick! I don't know if I'd call that a downer. Frommer said the floor stayed "as solid as a rock." Really active passengers might not like the serene atmosphere and lack of vigorous activities, nor the fact that there were a lot of the elderly on board. (Now Frommer said that; I didn't!) He estimated that about a third were elderly, about a third middle aged, and about a third were young families with children. That soudns like a regular cruise ship mix to me.

All in all, Frommer called the week's vacation a great way to relax and get to know people.

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Old January 2nd, 2005, 08:40 PM
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Which River Cruises were they mentioning? I was looking at Viking and the cabins were much smaller than regular cruise ships. Some were 100 square feet size.
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 11:37 AM
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I think river boat cruises are much more expensive as well. I was looking at the Delta Queen recently and for the price it seemed I could do 2 Caribbean cruises.

Thomas (who will not cruise without a casino anyway)
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 05:07 PM
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Hi, been on two Viking and one UniWorld river cruise. Uniworld cabins
on Danube/Main/Rhine were cruise ship size same with Viking on a
Danube cruise but Viking ship in France was small and small single
beds. Enjoyed them all just talk to cruise line and ask about specific
ship. Tweety
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 05:09 PM
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Hi, sent note to Judy on river cruise info check message from Tweety.
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