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  1. We are also interested in the Hudson River cruise, but these comments naturally give us pause. Will look into Blount.
  2. We were in Vienna last year Dec. 28 — market between Fine Arts and Natural History Museum was open. Arrived in Budapest Dec. 31 —market near cathedral was open. Lights still up most places.
  3. Very well could be, although it seemed that noisy night was the only negative.
  4. Juliana, did you write a review of this cruise? We are interested in that itinerary and are looking at AMA. I’m particularly interested in your impression of the ports and excursions.
  5. Yes, wow! Shoeman1 and Farang, I am so disappointed in what you experienced. Not at all what one would expect. We’ve been in Budapest twice with Uniworld and had excellent tours, one trip less than a year ago. Have always been able to get tours we wanted, although now on some itineraries there do seem to be more choices, so I see how some tours could fill up, and we always had groups of fewer than 25, except on the Christmas cruise when all the passengers descended on Princess Anita von Hohenberg at her castle! Thanks to both of you for sharing your concerns. On many evaluation forms I had mentioned the lack of alternative dining sites, but what was done to the Beatrice doesn’t sound like the right way to go on that issue.
  6. Farang, regarding the excursions, what were some of the problems, if you don’t mind giving some specific examples.
  7. Farring, so sorry to hear about your experience. We’ve been with Uniworld for 7 wonderful cruises and are thinking about the Bucharest to Budapest route. Our first cruise was on the original Beatrice so we were looking forward to the new version, but what you have described of course is discouraging. We are also looking at AMA for the same route, which now seems more enticing.
  8. We are considering an AMA cruise and wonder if Bailey’s Irish Cream is included on AMA. We’ve cruised with another line several times and were able to get a bottle of Bailey’s for our room.
  9. Thanks both for your replies.
  10. What is the amount of gratuities suggested for crew, cruise director, excursion guides, etc.?
  11. I’m dismayed to read the reports of excursions filling up. On 7 cruises with Uniworld, the most recent in December 2018, we’ve never experienced this.
  12. Fantastic! I look forward to hearing all about it! Bon voyage!!
  13. Thanks for both replies. Why travel so far without seeing more of Romania? We’ve been to Budapest twice but there’s always more to see. Just exploring options for now, and I take your point, Roz.
  14. Has anyone out there taken the pre- and post-cruise 2 nights each in Bucharest, Brasov and Budapest? I’m interested in what’s included and cruisers’ opinion of the extra days.
  15. jklc123

    Egypt 2020

    I just remembered the Daily Programs we received while on the Nile. Lowest predicted temperatures ranged from 44 degrees to 57, which is certainly cooler than I remembered, to highs between 72 to 80. I did occasionally wear a light sweater as we started out on early excursions but soon left it in the coach. It must have been in the 50’s at night in the Cairo area.
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