This morning we cruised through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg. We explored this UNESCO World Heritage city with our guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm.
At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries-old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. We admired hundreds of building façades, richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.
10:00 – Presentation on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal by cruise director.
12:00 – Ship docked in Bamberg, 1.5 hours ahead of schedule.
APT Ship Amaverde
The AMAverde had been running parallel to us every day and docked next to us. A lady there asked us if we had been “evicted”. She explained that they have been told to pack up their bags as they will be transferred by bus tomorrow to Nuremberg and transfer to the AMAbella, whose passengers will do the reverse. The reason is a “lack of water” in the Main (river) – Danube Canal. Our cruise line did not made any such announcement to us, but explained the rain issue very clearly.
14:30 – City tour of Bamberg including walking tour with five guides. Then one hour free time.
17:30 – Back to the ship.
18:00 – Q&A with ship’s Chief Engineer.
18:45 – Port Talk including Captain’s explanation of the river depth issues.
19:00 – Dinner and then the ship sailed for Nuremberg.
21:15 – Crew Show
Day by day
- Days -1 to -3 – Paris Extension
- Day 1 & 2 – Amsterdam
- Day 3 – Cologne
- Day 4 – Rhine Gorge – Rudesheim
- Day 5 – Miltenberg – Wertheim
- Day 6 – Wurzburg – Rothenburg
- Day 7 – Bamberg
- Day 8 – Nuremberg
- Day 9 – Kelheim – Regensburg
- Day 10 – Passau – Salzburg – Linz
- Day 11 – Melk – Durnstein
- Day 12 – Vienna
- Day 13 – Bratislava
- Day 14 – Budapest
- Day 15 – Disembarkation