Cruise ship conditions
in Rhine River
Next winter will be my first river cruise, a Rhine Christmas market cruise. I’m wondering since the rooms have such a large amount of glass how warm the rooms are? Should I plan on really warm pj’s and socks? Will I need a sweater or shawl when sitting in the common areas or at dinner? Thanks
The cabins have very thick curtains, individual thermostats, extra blankets and robes/slippers. Whatever you're comfortable wearing in the winter is probably fine.
On an Oct Rhine cruise several years ago I found that the public spaces - lounge and dining room -got chilly especially near the windows. So definitely bring something. Even on summer cruises it can be chilly if you want to enjoy the sundeck.
Thanks for the info about the robes and slippers, I didn’t know that. A friend who took Viking said they supply umbrellas so I assume Tauck does as well.
I think so. I'm not usually a fan of umbrellas - awkward to deal with. I remember borrowing one from the Tauck hotel in Paris before our Rhone cruise.
There are definitely umbrellas on the Tauck river boats.
Yes, we have always found the umbrellas in the cabin as soon as you enter. I have also seen them in the front lobby area at times.
I ALWAYS stick a pretty Pashima Shawl in my luggage whether I'm traveling to Africa or Antarctica. I find in a snap it takes the chill off while sitting on top of the boat, I sit on a wet bench, dress up for dinner, it doesn't take up room in my backpack, and use it as a cover when I go into churches. You can't go wrong.
Ruanas are very handy as well -- especially for colder temps. I've taken them in my carryon bag to work as a blanket or a wrap on those cold overnight flights.