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Jul 17th, 2018, 01:42 AM
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Trip report on our cruise on the eastern Danube

Here is our latest web page - this time about our cruise on the Danube in June.

Hope it can help somebody if they are planning a similar trip!


A CRUISE ON THE DANUBE
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Jul 18th, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for posting, ssteve.

I've never been on an ocean cruise so I can't draw the comparisons you do, but I have been on a river cruise down the Rhone. We had a problem with the boat not being able to dock in some of the towns and cities we were supposed to visit because of over-high water but they did their best to ensure we still saw as much as possible in the circumstances. I don't think that it was as good as the Danube cruise which the friend i went with said was excellent, [similar to yours I think] nor the Rhein cruise that she had also been on, but I still enjoyed it a lot.
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Jul 20th, 2018, 05:00 PM
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Hi- Thanks, I enjoyed your write up. You did a real nice job with the links and pictures.

We took this route with Vantage and they do dock in Vukovar. It was a highlight for me, we had docked during the night, and I got off the boat around 0630 along with some runners. It was weird, as we were rafted next to a floating bar/restaurant. The people on the land side of the boat said they were kept up late with the music, we were on the other side of the ship and heard nothing.

So I wandered around, past the bullet holed buildings, heading up to the water tower. The water tower dominates the cliffs above the river, and was a symbol of Croatian resistance during the war. This is the iconic image of the Croatian flag atop the shell-holed water tower, the flag being replaced as the old ones were destroyed. Amazing to see, along with the church. There are pictures of the church without it's roof, shell damaged and smoldering; to see it restored is great.
There are also some very moving murals around, including one of an old lady weeping over headstones.

On the tour later that day, we stopped at the church for music and a talk from a priest about the restoration. It was neat to have wandered around the church and grounds all by myself early.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vukovar_water_tower
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