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Author: rnhassman@msn.co...

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February 16, 2014
I am traveling on this cruise in May-June. What kinds of entertainment are available in the evenings? Are there any activities planned for when we are sailing? Thanks so much for your help!

Author: nanaandpapa

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February 16, 2014

 Nancy,

Although it is from a totally different cruise, the activities on board are ususally similar. I did a blog on our Seine trip 2 years ago. It is http://jackthetravelingman-seine.blogspot.com. While underway, there is usually something going on. It may be language lessons, destination specific lectures, food tasting, etc. There is always something going on in the lounge after dinner. It is generally not professional entertainment and it does not go very late, as the days are quite busy.Of course on specifically scenic stretches of the river the daytime activity would probably be on the sundeck.

Jack

Author: dmlucey

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February 17, 2014

As a related question, do the river boats mostly travel during the day and tie up at night, or vice versa?  Or what, actually?

Author: rwhansen

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February 17, 2014
Generally, the river boats do sail at night, but not always, especially when passing through scenic areas. The castles on the Rhine or the Wachau Valley on the Danube are two examples. Each night, delivered to your cabin, you will receive a program for the following day. It will provide you with sailing departure and arrival times as well as meal times, tours and programs during the day, port talk times outlining the next day's events, and evening entertainment. There is always a lot going on, or, you can simply sit back with a book and enjoy leisure time.

Author: pauline

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February 17, 2014

Sometimes, the evening entertainment is provided by talented members of the crew or PDs.  Occasionally, someone comes on board to entertain or demonstrate a craft.  But they're not like the entertainment you get buffeted with on ocean cruises.  These are very low key and a lot of fun.

Author: janice!

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February 17, 2014

There has always been a crew show on the river cruises (4 with GCT and 2 with Vantage) I have done. They are usually done after dinner near the end of the trip so you have met most of the crew by then. They are so entertaining that almost everyone attends and some will rush into the lounge to get the best seats.

The itineraries in the catalogs list the times of arrival and departure for each place where they stop. I couldn't find this information on the website. Keep in mind that changes could be made.

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