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Onboard lunch was served starting at 12:30 PM with final all aboard at 1 PM. Shortly after that, the ship sailed from Cologne.
We had the usual buffet lunch in the main dining room with a selection of entrees, soups, and desserts.
Shown here is Alpina Bahn, a transportable classic eight roller-coaster for families. It is possible to operate up to five trains simultaneously. The five trains consist of five cars for four people in two rows. This was just one of the many sights seen along the Rhine River as we sailed away.
Besides watching the scenery along the Rhine River, we took a peek inside the ship's kitchen where all the fantastic meals were prepared in a small space. Go behind the scenes in our article: Avalon Artistry II Galley Tour.
Wheel House Visit
There was also an open house in the wheel house. Here we were able to see how the ship is operated. The First Captain was on hand to answer questions.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon sailing along the Rhine River on our way to our next port of call in The Netherlands.
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