Sue Robson and Kelly Graves were our guest speakers on Thursday August 29, 2013.

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River cruising is a relative new development alternative to the large cruise ship tours.

 

The difference being that the number of passengers per ship is limited to less than 200, and trips are on inland rivers only, so no waves to worry about and no crowds to face. The speakers provided many details about the luxury fleet of ships used. The difference between the large ship cruises and “AmaWaterway's” accommodations, daily routine and amenities during their trips. Limited room availability, creating a relaxing and social environment. Rooms on all ships are located on the outside of the ships, some rooms have patio doors and many rooms patio doors and a balcony large enough to relax on. Almost all drinks and refreshments are complementary. Shore trips are arranged daily to suit the passenger’s taste and mobility. In short luxury, comfortable conditions. Air travel from Canada can be included in the package and this includes personal service from the airport to the ships. All and all, a nice alternative for those wishing a relaxing vacation and all details be looked after. Because of limited accommodation, it is recommended that trips be booked at least a year ahead as there normally are no cancelations. If anyone requires additional information, Sue Robson’s office is 29 King street West in Stoney Creek, almost next door to the Legion.

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 Although possibly improper for this scribe to comment, all the information presented by the speakers fits the stories of our relatives, who all enjoyed their trips in Europe with this company. A cousin a few years ago, and an eight day cruise from Nuremburg to Budapest by our daughter last year. In addition to lots of sightseeing, delicious meals, etc., our daughter's trip included a concert in Vienna, “the Wiener Borensale. She too mentioned her pleasant surprise that many amenities, drinks, wine, etc. normally extra were included.   - John