Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Diary of Avalon Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

Avalon Waterways
The Rhine & Moselle Northbound


The Rhine flows through six countries (Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands).  We began our journey in Zurich, Switzerland and ultimately ended up in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

When 2015 began, we had not anticipated taking a river cruise this year, but several events put things in motion which ultimately ended up with our selecting this particular river cruise.

We'll share our story, including the highlights of the cruise.   It will take some time to tell the complete story, so we've created this "anchor" page.  It will later become an in-depth reference for anyone planning a similar adventure.

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Port Blog Posts Photo Albums
Planning, Travel, Tips & More Heading for Zurich
Save Time and Money in Zurich
Zurich - Movenpick Hotel
Pre Zurich, Switzerland National Museum Zurich
Felsenegg Lookout
Zurich Boat Tour
Zurich - National Museum
Zurich - Stained Glass (National Museum) 
Zurich - Felsenegg
Zurich - Boat Trip  
1Zurich, Switzerland Excursion to Mount Pilatus
Beautiful Lucerne
Pilatus - Gondola
Pilatus - View
Pilatus - Cave Tunnels
Pilatus - Cogwheel Railway

Avalon Artistry II  Artistry II Embarkation Evening
Artistry II Embarkation Basel
Artistry II Embarkation Dinner
Welcome Aboard Avalon Artistry II
How Suite It Is on Artistry II
Avalon Panorama Bistro Dinner
Avalon Artistry II Chef's Dinner
Avalon Artistry II Galley Tour
 Avalon Wheel House

Basel - Embarkation
Artistry2 - Embarkation Evening
Artistry 2 - Embarkation Dinner
Avalon Artistry II  
Avalon Artistry II - Panorama Bistro 
Artistry II - Chef's Dinner
Avalon Artistry II Galley

Breisach, Germany Excursions in Breisach
On-board Buffet Lunch Breisach
Afternoon Excursion to Colmar
Colmar Unterlinden Museum
Breisach Welcome Dinner
Breisach - Black Forest
Colmar - Walking Tour
Colmar - Unterlinden Museum 
3Strasbourg, FranceStrasbourg Complimentary Visit
Avalon Grill Lunch
History Lesson Near Strasbourg
Strasbourg Shopping
Strasbourg Evening Program
Sail-Away from Strasbourg
4Mannheim, Germany Heidelberg Castle & Courtyard
View from Heidelberg Castle 
Helidelberg Walking Tour
Playing Hide & Seek with Artistry II
Late Afternoon Tour of Mainz
Spending Evening in Mainz 
5Rudesheim, Germany Self-Playing Musical Instrument Collection
Rüdesheimer Coffee Tasting
Cable Car in Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim Shopping
Castles Villages & Vineyards Oh My
Middle Rhine River - Loreley
Avalon Panorama Bistro Dinner
Rudesheim - Siegfried's Museum
Rüdesheimer Coffee Tasting
Rüdesheim - Cable Car
Rüdesheim - Return Ship
Romantic Rhine Cruising
Avalon Artistry II - Panorama Bistro 
6Bernkastel, GermanyGood Morning Bernkastel
Taste of Bernkastel 
Visit to Landshut Castle
Bernkastel Wine Tasting
Avalon Artistry II Chef's Dinner
Bernkastel - Walking Tour
Landshut Castle

Artistry II - Chef's Dinner
7Grevenmacher, Luxembourg Grevenmacher to Trier
Trier City Tour
Sunday in Trier
Luxembourg City Tour
Notre-Dame Cathedral Luxembourg
More Luxembourg Prominent Attractions
Sailing from Luxembourg
8Cochem, GermanyCochem Town Walk
Reichsburg Castle Cochem
St. Martin Chuch Cochem
German Lunch Buffet
Cochem to Koblenz
Thanksgiving Dinner in Koblenz
Cochem Walking Tour

Cochem - St Martin
German Lunch
Evening in Koblenz
9Koblenz, GermanySayn Butterfly Garden
Sayn Palace
St Castor Basilica Koblenz
Rhine Moselle Confluence
Cogwheel to Dragons Castle
Avalon Dinner in Königswinter
Sayn Butterfly Garden
Sayn Palace
10 Cologne, Germany Walking Tour Cologne
Cologne Cathedral
Sailing From Cologne
Avalon Wheel House 
Cologne Walking Tour
Cologne Cathedral (Interior)

Kinderdijk, Netherlands Inside a Kinderdijk Windmill
Kinderdijk - Old Meets New 
Artistry II Farewell Dinner
Overnight in Hoorn Netherlands
Inside Kinderdijk Mill
12 Volendam, Netherlands 

13 Amsterdam, Netherlands 

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Video Diary of Avalon Rhine & Moselle River Cruise on Artistry II. This was a 13 day river cruise that started in Zurich, Switzerland and concluded in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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We posted a few teaser images during our cruise on our Facebook page.  Now we are completing the story - come back often.

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