Danube Water Levels- Question for Tauck Mods
I understand Germany has been experiencing a drought of sorts which is impacting both Danube and Rhine water levels and thus river cruises. We are traveling on the December 10 Westbound Danube cruise. Can you comment on the situation regarding Danube water leves and what "Plan B" is if water levels are too low at some or all points of the trip for the Swiss Jewel? Thanks!
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Why don't you call Tauck's 800 number and ask to talk to someone who will give you up-to-date info.
Thanks BK- look forward to seeing you in Vienna! I did receive a response on Tauck's facebook page which I have posted below FYI:
TAUCK wrote: "Hi Polly -
The Danube and the Rhine are continuing to experience low water levels. Rain is in the forecast for later this week, however, and we are hoping to operate our Christmas market cruises as planned. That said, we are also ready and able to make modifications should the need arise. Exactly what form those arrangements might take is essentially a “game-day decision” that would be based on river conditions as they exist at the time of each cruise. Unfortunately, and given the changeable nature of the situation in Europe, that’s as specific as we can be at the moment. Thanks for your patience and understanding."
Sooo.. I guess we have to wait and see what is in store for us and pray for rain!
Hope you feel better very soon. If you go to cruisecritic.com, there is a lot of posting about the Rhine and Danube Rivers. Go to "Boards" and scroll down to "River Cruises". It seems to be the only place where info is being posted about the current weather conditions by people who are ABOARD the ships right now!!!! I also believe that Tauck will give you the best experience they are able to do under these circumstances.
I'm going to bring up your questions up to Tauck's Guest Relations department!
I'll edit this post once I've received an official response.