|Subject: [Hangout-NYLXS] Bucharest, here we come
> If SeaDream cancels the 7-day Cannes-to-Civitavecchia cruse, then
> we have through about the end of the month to do _something_ in Europe
> since we're here already -- but that doesn't mean a jaunt to elswhere in
> southern France is the best use of that time. We've both been looking
> with great interest at river cruises, especially Danube River ones, for
> quite a long time. Recently, one of our favourite companies, Crystal
> Cruises, bought an existing river craft and offered us a good deal on a
> Danube cruise, _but_ that's one of the many such craft with no elevators
> and the need to go up and down staircases many times a day, which
> Deirdre would have a hard time with. By contrast, the AmaWaterways
> craft on the Danube _do_ have elevators, as it turns out, so that's
> suddenly attractive.
SeaDream just called me to cancel, so, hey, we're now playing amateur
travel agents and trying to line up a replacement Danube cruise -- the
one from Bucharesti (Bucharest) to Wien (Vienna).
Well, I always wanted to visit Schönbrunn Palace and the site of
Trajan's Bridge over the Danube
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trajan%27s_Bridge). Now, seems I might
get to do both.
SeaDream are not being chintzy about this: We get full rebooking on
almost any cruise through the end of 2018, plus all our current travel
expenses incurred for the cancelled cruise (airfare, hotels, etc.)
reimbursed, plus an additional complimentary 7-day cruise. So, although
the 3-day and 7-day cruises got cancelled, we get three 7-day cruises in
exchange, plus our expenses picked up. Sweet!
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