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  1. When we arrived in Venice on 6/14 and stayed at the Hilton Molino on Giudecca, the River Countess was moored rights across the canal where the collision took place. You could clearly see extensive damage. it was moved on 6/17 before we left on our ocean cruise.
  2. We have been in Venice for several days staying at the Hilton Molino Stuckry. this hotel is directly across from where the infamous collision happened. we could see the boat clearly and up close. Today, a tugboat came and finally towed her away, I imagine to finally be repaired.
  3. We are on the last full day of our cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. We are docked in Breisich and will not be going to Basel by boat. They will take us by bus tomorrow. The water level is too high to make it safely under the low bridges. The new boarding passengers will be bussing from Basel to board the boat to Amsterdam.
  4. We are practically right behind you out of Amsterdam on June 2. Keep posting updates.
  5. Bradpole, Thanks for your review, ideas and insight. I found it interesting and valuable and your pictures are fabulous. Can't wait for our trip starting on June 18th.
  6. Thank you for this advice. I did book this tour through Viator. Looking forward to it. Although our third time in Venice, we have never done this.
  7. Your review is priceless. Thanks for the insightful comments and tips.
  8. Notamermaid, Thank you for you ongoing comments. We board our cruise in Amsterdam on June 2 and are hoping for some mild weather. It has been a long winter for us.
  9. We are boarding in Venice on June 18 after spending almost a month traveling around Europe. I am very interested in hearing your thoughts. Thanks for writing.
  10. I think you may have to forego your running while on the Nile, just not practical. The hotels in Cairo have very nice gyms.
  11. Thank you all for your great advice. When we sail in June we will do bike riding, hike, Heidelberg, Colmar, Strasbourg and Speyer. Will heed advice and book bike and other alternate tours upon boarding.
  12. Hi travel nut. Which cruise are you on? We are boarding in Amsterdam on June 2nd. We are thinking Heidelberg, the bike ride. Colmar, Strausberg and the hike. That's all so far.
  13. Is there anyplace where you can actually sit outside, weather permitting? Nice that there is a covered area but sometimes like to be out in the fresh, open air.
  14. Thank you notamermaid for keeping us up to date. We are sailing with Uniworld, Amsterdam to Basel in very early June. I am hopeful that all will still be well at that time. Will keep checking
  15. Thanks for taking us along. we found this to be a fascinating and rewarding trip. We had Nile River view rooms at the 4 Seasons on both ends. Uniworld does it right! loved the guides, always felt safe and...well fed.
  16. We were on the trip immediately prior to yours. We had a smaller group, only @ 44 persons. we also did the Jordon pre trip with just 6 people. It was amazing! Everthing you say is so familiar and brings back such good memories.. we were broken into 2 groups for the flight to Luxor, but all made it onto 1 plane to Abu Simbel. love your photos too!
  17. 6/18 departure? We’ll see you on board. We are in a penthouse veranda.
  18. We are here right now on the River TOSCA. arrived in Cairo on 2/2 after the pre trip on Jordon. it was cooler in Jordon, although Petra was warm and comfortable.. it’s not shorts weather here on the Nile but you don’t need a jacket. It has been perfect weather for touring, We just docked in Aswan and spent the morning on the top deck enjoying the sun.
  19. Barb and Roy, enjoy this epic trip! We are starting our Middle East ttip in Dubai tomorrow and then on to Jordon and Egypt. Deb and Ray
  20. Kelly, not sure of your operator as it was all booked with Uniworld. We will be leaving late next week so should have more information when we return. i will share them.
  21. We will be leaving on 1/24 to start our journey to Egypt via Dubai, Jordon (pretrip) and cruise. We chose Uniworld. Have used in Europe and wanted the all inclusive option. Will report back after/during the trip. I wonder how the new ship will be...I might have delayed for a year...but truth be told, I am really ready for this trip now.
  22. So you stay at the 4 Seasons Nile for the first 2 days and then at the 4 Seasons Giza for the last 2 days. I Did not notice that change on the itinerary.
  23. We did this trip post cruise with Princess. Our cruise ended in Rio so it included 2 nights in Rio prior to the falls. We loved this part of the trip and Princess did a great job.
  24. Yes, I will be sure to share. I am ready to give back...I learned so much from others on this site.
  25. Wow! Enjoyed your review. Really gets my juices going for our January trip starting in Jordon and then onto Egypt for 2/2/19 start. Can't wait.
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