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Leaving Sunday for GCT Danube Cruise into BUDAPEST. Good or bad?

Leaving Sunday for GCT Danube Cruise into BUDAPEST. Good or bad?

Oct 9th, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Leaving Sunday for GCT Danube Cruise into BUDAPEST. Good or bad?

Is anyone in Budapest at the moment? How is the city really coping with the disaster in the SW part of the country? We fly into Budapest and stay overnight on the riverboat, touring Budapest on Monday. I'm assuming one should not drink the water? Any advice? We then sail towards Vienna. Between this disaster and the terror threat, arrghh!!
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Oct 9th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Today's newspapers reported that the water in the Danube had passed the tests that were administered, but I'm sure your river boat will have potable water. On land, I'd be inclined to buy bottled water to carry around.
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Oct 9th, 2010, 09:39 PM
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We got back from a Danube river cruise to Budapest less than 2 weeks ago and our ship had bottled water on the ship and it was available to us at all times. We also were given bottled water to carry with us on land trips. Hopefully, your cruise ship will do the same. We had a fabulous time.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 12:08 AM
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You worry for no reason.

Budapest is not near to the actual spill.
In Budapest , other than in the news media , you would not know any problem exists.
If worried,Bottled water available normally everywhere.Certainly your boat has potable water too.
Unless you consider going for a swim in the Raba River ( spelling ) that nearest to the spill , you should have no problems.

Thosre that perished in the disaater, died by drowning has the water initially was 2 meters plus high and very fast by news reports here.

The vast majority of your boat trip is above where any water from the affected area could possibly enter the Danube.
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Oct 10th, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Thank you all for your information and help! We are packed and ready to leave in a few hours for the airport!
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