We had a relaxing afternoon cruising the Danube after having a light lunch (the late morning strudel ruined my lunch) with lots of included wine, we adjourned to the balcony and watched the beautiful scenery go by. We went through several locks while not as impressive as the Panama Canal were still interesting to watch work. Late afternoon, the ship offered a strudel making demonstration with tasting so I of course had to compare!). That led to a nap of course….too much wine and dessert. Gosh I love vacation!
This evening they had the Captain’s welcome aboard reception, hosted by the captain who actually sits in the chair up on the bridge that you can’t see because of the %&$#@ slow internet and drives the ship. They offered sparkling, kir royals and mimosas during that and the daily briefing which followed. For dinner tonight we had very tasty chateaubriand in honor of my Mom – it was her favorite fancy food.
After dinner, a group of three operatic singers and a piano player came aboard (after we had docked in Linz) to perform Austrian favorites including selections from Mozart, folk songs and of course….”sound of Music.” It as a fun time and they had a number of our fellow guests join them “on stage”.
Turns out today was Sam’s birthday but neither Mike and I knew it until late in the day…but I think he had a good day…even without any ship wide celebration!\
Tomorrow we do an included day long tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, it’s a world heritage site and you can learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%8Cesk%C3%BD_Krumlov
And we get back to the ship around 5 pm but for some reason, we don’t leave until midnight…again, not what our published itinerary called for…not an issue but if we had of known we were going to be almost overnighting in Linz, we would have planned better.
Again, sorry no pictures, but I intend to update all of these postings if we get better internet or when I get home…..who knew that internet would be so awful.
Night! Hope all of you who have to work this week have a good one….I will be enjoying relazing and drinking prepaid delicious Gruner Veltliner!