Cruising the Rhine River – Episode 254

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The Amateur Traveler talks about his recent fam cruise on the Avalon Luminary down the Rhine River from Basel in Switzerland through France and Germany to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Along the away he visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Strasbourg in France, the Rhine River Gorge in Germany and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

He talks about the castles, the history and what it is like to take a river cruise.

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Show Notes

Avalon Cruises
Avalon’s Romantic Rhine Cruise
Travel to Zurich and Zurifascht, Switzerland – Video Episode 26
The “Winter King” Frederick V
Heidelberg Castle
Thirty Years’ War

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

4 Responses to “Cruising the Rhine River – Episode 254”



I just finished listening to your Podcast # 254 – Cruising the Rhine and found it very informational as I and my wife have a river cruise on the top of our list of future vacations.

Listening to the pod cast, we were though a little “taken-back” with your comments about the make-up of the fellow cruisers who were on the cruise with you. In describing the make-up of the passengers you commented about “People on the ship tend to be a little older crowd and not uncommon to see someone with a hearing aide or needing hip surgery”

I can’t speak for other listeners but these comments came across as being somewhat un-sensitive especially towards the elderly and those with physical disabilities.

Enjoy and look forward to all your podcasts but wanted to let you know how your comment came across to us and perhaps others.



Sorry Jeff, I did not mean to be insensitive. My wife, by the way, has had hip replacement surgery and I highly recommend it to those who need it.



Just a note that you missed one World Heritage Site – the Cathedral at Cologne is one too!



Cool, I had not realized that. Since I climbed over 520 steps to the bell tower, I think I can count that one.

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