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Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:07 am
by Philrad71
Looks great so far - and (of course) the food looks fantastic!

2017 was supposed to be the year that we did a Rhine river cruise in September, but that's still on the back burner while we try to nurse Michael back to health - hopefully it will happen soon enough though.

Glad to hear that the clientele on the tour are well-behaved and nice. I kinda had that thought because when we did the land tour of Prague, Budapest and Vienna, our tour group was very respective of others and followed instructions from our guides. But then again, I was the youngest one out of the group as the tour mostly consisted of older women over the age of 60 - not too many rebel-rousers there! :lol:

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:28 pm
by robbalvey
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On some cruise ships, you get chocolate on your pillow. On an Adventures By Disney ship, you get chocolate AND an exclusive Disney pin!!!

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We are back on the road again! Heading to Salzburg, Austria this morning for our next adventure!

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The hills are alive with the sound of Austria!

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We are all suited up and ready for the salt mine!

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First ride of the day! This funky train into the salt mine!

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We are heading deep into this salt mine! It's like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for real!!!


Highlight of the salt mines were these awesome slides!

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These salt mine slides were seriously fun! They even gave us special clothes to wear! lol

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Then we rode this cool "dark ride" style boat ride through the salt mine! What a great experience!

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And we learned all about salt mining! Was a very cool overall attraction!

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And yes, at the end of the attraction, you exit through the salt gift shop! lol

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For lunch we had... MEAT!!! With a side of MEAT... and a dessert of MEAT!!! Yum!!!

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Sound of Music stuff. I'm not the biggest fan of the film but those who are, here ya go! Amazing!

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Having Starbucks in front of Mozart's Birthplace in Austria! This is my kind of adventure!

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My current view in Salzburg, Austria! Tell us in the comments if you'd love to be here!

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Kristen: "aww, feeling sad? Let me play you a song on the worlds smallest violin!"

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Adventures By Disney guides are amazing! When you stop for a photo on your phone, they'll try to get one also with their higher quality cameras or take it for you to share with you later!



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Which version of our towel Animal do you like better? Sad and worried, or frustrated and angry? lol

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The current view from our stateroom! Amazing!

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One more exclusive Adventures By Disney pin closes another night! More adventures tomorrow!

Click HERE for Part 5 of this report!

Oh yes, be sure to POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!
(we took the time to write the report, the least you could do is say something nice about it!) :p

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:34 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
Frustrated and Angry FTW! :lover:

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:35 pm
by Nrthwnd
For lunch we had... MEAT!!! With a side of MEAT... and a dessert of MEAT!!! Yum!!!


^ This, for the Win! =)

Great report Robb.
We would love taking a River Cruise in Europe.
They all look great, including yours.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:31 pm
by alexinla
I think in general the Americans who do European River Cruises are more financially stable. I worked for Viking a couple of years and let's say 95% of guests were awsome and also interested in European Politics, I was holding discussion roundtables that were interesting. But unlike Robb, I had some people I wanted to throw into the river,lol.(Never did it of course)
The salt mine looks amazing, I never did that one as I hate going underground. Somehow a phobia of mine. Are these Disney Adventure cruises seasonal aka all summer long? Maybe I try to get a job there for next year as this looks great.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 pm
by alexinla
You can not go wrong with food in Germany or Austria, Schnitzel for the win! Those Knödel(how do you call them in english?Dumplings?)look so good.
I am sure you will be in Budapest soon, great city, one of my favorites. If you pass by Belgrade in Serbia, take the tour, it is one of these surprise towns that are absolute stunning that you do not expect that and they have a themepark in the middle of the city.(Kinda like a tiny version of the Prater, but set in a beautiful, stunning looking park) Ah man, I want to be on that trip right now,lol

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:26 am
by robbalvey
alexinla wrote:Are these Disney Adventure cruises seasonal aka all summer long? Maybe I try to get a job there for next year as this looks great.

They are seasonal, but I believe they do them mostly in the summer, a couple in the fall, and maybe even have one winter one now as well.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:54 am
by cfc
Salzburg looks beautiful, and I'd like to take the salt-mine tour myself. KT gets extra points for her evil smile while playing the world's tiniest violin. :lol:

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:10 am
by DirkFunk
alexinla wrote:I think in general the Americans who do European River Cruises are more financially stable. I worked for Viking a couple of years and let's say 95% of guests were awsome and also interested in European Politics, I was holding discussion roundtables that were interesting. But unlike Robb, I had some people I wanted to throw into the river,lol.(Never did it of course)
The salt mine looks amazing, I never did that one as I hate going underground. Somehow a phobia of mine. Are these Disney Adventure cruises seasonal aka all summer long? Maybe I try to get a job there for next year as this looks great.


I'm sure the majority of employees are people working contracts for AMA Waterways (who Disney contracted to provide the boats), so they'd probably be the ones to go to.

Re: Robb & Elissa's European Adventures 2017!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:38 am
by robbalvey
DirkFunk wrote:I'm sure the majority of employees are people working contracts for AMA Waterways (who Disney contracted to provide the boats), so they'd probably be the ones to go to.

Yes and no. The ship staff, like the service oriented staff, are AMA Waterways. But all the tours and activities directors are all Adventures by Disney and employed by Disney as "Adventure Guides" and there are quite a few of them. They do employe staff from several different countries, because they will also be the ones doing tours in the ports, etc, and some of them have been working for Disney for many years. They all seem to really like doing this job. And they don't just do the river cruises, they do many of their different "adventure tours."