Tag: Viking River Cruise

There’s Lebkuchen in Passau!?

It’s well known that Nurenburg is famous for Lebkuchen. Supposedly Passau is also known for the “gingerbread” cookies, which surprised us. What was more surprising was finding a lebkuchen shop that hailed from Nuremburg in the city of Passau. Stephen recognized the company and said Alpine Village in […]

Viking Var day 4: Passau

Passau is a city in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also called the Three River City because there are three rivers in the city, and was an important trading city.  The Viking Var had to bus us from Regensburg to Passau, and we kicked off our visit with […]

A BUS trip to Passau, Germany?

Who knew that Europe was suffering a drought like California? Ok, perhaps not that bad but the river water levels are low, which is affecting the river cruises.  Viking River Cruise has experienced low water levels and as of today, our ship is waiting to hear what the […]

1st night dinner on Viking Var

If you’ve ever been on an ocean cruise, you know that service is important. The downside on a cruise is there’s about 4000+ passengers to take care of.  On Viking, they’ve taken it up a notch. As a passenger, I felt like a VIP. It’s a smaller ship, […]

Free wifi doesn’t mean fast wifi :(

It’s about 9:00 pm and the Viking Var is still docked at Erlangen, Germany. The cruise director, Tajana (or Tanya to those in the know) said the ship will head out to Nürnberg around 2:00 am.  We’re using satellite wifi so it’s slow, and somewhat unpredictable. We will […]