Cruise begins

The Danube cruise begins north west of Budapest.

Leaving VisegradLeaving Visegrad

The new riverboat moves very smoothly through the water and does not leave a very large wake. It is driven by electric motors which are very quiet. An onboard diesel engine generates the electricity so that a very long extension cord is not required. It does have an extension cord so that it can plug into the city power when it is in port.

Click to watch clip for a “Low down on the Danube River”. It is blue.

lane  markers on the port side

lane markers on the port side

The little buoy on the left-hand side of the picture is a channel marker to separate upstream traffic from downstream traffic.

sandy banks

sandy banks

The sides of the river vary from sandy beaches to steep cliffs.

Rugged Hillside

Rugged Hillside

Smooth Cruisin'

Smooth Cruisin’

The wheelhouse on the riverboat can be lowered down below the level of the deck to clear low bridges when the water level is high. All of the deck chairs are moved down to the lower level and even the railings can be folded down flat.

Wheelhouse ducks down below deck

Wheelhouse ducks down below deck

In December the sun sets early. And, the heater is turned on to warm up your reserved seat on deck.

Table reserved for you on the deck

Table reserved for you on the deck

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