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  • The Beautiful Elbe River

    Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on an Elbe River cruise. Witness the opulence of Saxon monarchs as you stroll through their palaces and gardens; sail between the sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland.” Your journey is bookended by nights in multicultural Berlin and beautiful Prague.

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  • French Balcony Stateroom

    Category: AX

    Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.

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    • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
    • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
    • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
    • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
    • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
    • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom
    • TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and
    Standard Stateroom

    Category: A

    Square Footage: 135 sq. ft.

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    • Two standard-size single beds 77 inches x 31 inches
    • Large picture window 4.59 ft. x 2.95 ft. (can be opened)
    • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
    • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
    • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
    • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom
    • TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and
    Standard Stateroom

    Category: B

    Square Footage: 135 sq. ft.

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    • Two standard-size single beds 77 inches x 31 inches
    • Picture window 2.95 ft. x 2.30 ft. (cannot be opened)
    • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
    • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
    • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
    • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom
    • TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and
    Standard Stateroom

    Category: C

    Square Footage: 135 sq. ft.

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    • Two standard-size single beds 77 inches x 31 inches
    • Picture window 2.95 ft. x 2.30 ft. (cannot be opened)
    • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
    • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
    • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
    • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom
    • TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and
    Standard Stateroom

    Category: D

    Square Footage: 135 sq. ft.

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    • Two standard-size single beds 77 inches x 31 inches
    • Picture window 2.95 ft. x 2.30 ft. (cannot be opened)
    • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
    • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
    • Telephone, safe, in-room hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
    • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom
    • TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and
  • Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

    Elbe river, great itinerary, but choose ship carefully!

    10/2015 Dresden Wittenberg Berlin Prague Bastei, Saxon Alps
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    Go for the amazing history of the Saxon And Prussian kings, go because Germany is changing, and this is a region less familiar.... After 25 years of reunification, the changes are still in progress, go because this is unique. On my trio we did not sail at all, we were bussed to the various sites, and it was still a great trip. I will try to go again if I have the opportunity and actually sail, but I understand why they keep ships on this difficult river.... The ports and experiences are worth seeing. Choose one of the newerr ships if you can afford it, or the French balcony cabins on this ship as others are small and uncomfortable twin beds, but the crew tries hard and services and food were fine. But keep you expectations low. Staff were good, but not enough of them so service levels suffer.
    Pros Very interesting area to explore, both for history and current times. Not crowded, nice combo of big cities and small towns, some beautiful countryside
    Cons The Elbe is a tricky river which often disrupts the cruising due to low or high water, but the area is so worth it. The Schumann and sister ship Fontaine are old and less comfortable than the new ships,so get on those if you can afford it
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