Gruss Gott, Guten Morgen, Good Morning! Welcome to the first of my week long travel journal as I sit causally on the Danube and write to you about all of my adventures. For those of you who do not know I am traveling with Viking river cruises on an exciting adventure for my honeymoon. Today is our third day aboard and we have already seen some beautiful cities, ate amazing food and enjoyed all of the activities offered by our ship.
Lets start with the most important–the food. Although I can admit that I was a little hesitant about eating almost all my meals on our boat, I have been wowed by the selection and overall deliciousness. I am someone who loves to go out to dinner so I wasn’t sure how I felt about eating in the dining room every day, but it has been amazing. The set up at dinner was also something I worried about. In the main dining room there are no need for reservations and each table has somewhere between 6-10 place settings. Each night we dine with new people and we have honestly loved it. The idea of eating with strangers each night was a little daunting, but I have come to meet some amazing people who have only added to our experience. Plus for lunch there are lighter options that don’t make you feel like you are eating every meal out because I know that can take a toll on you. The aquavit terrace offers sandwiches, salads, soups and a variety of smaller options for when you just aren’t feeling a big meal. Overall I am loving all these delicious meals that are centered around each new city’s specialty and I can’t wait to share more with you as the week goes on.
The trip overall has been a dream. Viking has been so accommodating it has been the perfect way to spend our honeymoon. Before arriving we were told by several friends and family members that the average age for Viking cruisers is somewhere around 70 years old. We figured we would be the youngest ones on board by a long shot, but that is definitely not the case. In fact, there are at least 2 other couples on board who are also celebrating there honeymoons as well. And speaking of that, once the crew found out we were here for our honeymoon they have gone above and beyond to make this a memorable experience. Last night at dinner we were treated to a delicious custard cake and champagne toast as well as the entire kitchen staff singing to our well wishes. Once back in the room the scene was definitely set–champagne, towels folded into kissing swans, candies as well as jazz playing in the background. Overall we are loving our adventures and I can’t wait to share more with you. Make sure to check back each day this week to find out more on our exciting Danube experience.
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