For the record, I am keeping my fingers crossed that Germany will get some rain soon. I am scheduled to go on Tauck's "Christmas Markets along the Rhine - Northbound" too on 2 December 2018. However, my recent Tauck Rhine riverboat cruise, "Rhine & Moselle" (from Amsterdam to Basel) (11-23 October 2018), a planned 13 day cruise, only went 9 out of the 13 days due to the very low levels of water on the Rhine (we missed the last 3 days, Baden- Baden, Strasbourg, Rhine Falls due to the bad stretch of water up to Basel). I know that the Northbound tour is suppose to begin in Basel with Strasbourg being one of the first Christmas Markets stops along the way. Hopefully, things will improve in the next month water-wise over there and the water levels can change for the better, but it will be a challenge if the Rhine Christmas Markets cruise can go forward. We will probably not know for sure until shortly before these cruises are to begin. Time will tell. :-).
Claudia Sails wrote:
I notice Tauck has taken down the banner warning on the Danube/Rhine water levels so maybe it's already solved.
It's a bummer you missed Strasbourg (one of my favorites) and the Rhine Falls. Baden Baden was boring although their Christmas market might be ok.