The headlines surrounding cruises of late have been anything but cheery. The latest gut punch: This week, the CDC advised that we should all avoid cruises, no matter if we’re vaccinated, boosted or masked up.
We’ll discuss the CDC’s advice in a post next week, including counter comments from one organization presenting a compelling argument that cruising is safer than almost any collective leisure activity you can do on land. We’ll also hear from two of our loyal subscribers who continue to cruise and suggest that we should no longer put our dreams on hold.
One is Dolf Dunn who, along with his wife Lannie, experienced something we had thought was not possible: the Christmas Markets on the Rhine.
“Merry Christmas friends,” Dolf wrote on Facebook six days ago. “Lannie and I thought we would share some pictures of Christmas trees we saw along our recent Christmas Markets cruise with AmaWaterways on the Rhine. We were extremely lucky not too miss a single Christmas market due to Covid. If a city closed a market, AmaWaterways found an alternative one to take us to. We had a blast … ”
As the year comes to a close, we want to leave you with our congratulations for surviving yet another year of the global pandemic. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022, a year that, in our mind, holds much promise for returning to life as we once knew it. We wish you health, happiness, prosperity – and, of course, many river cruises in 2022 and beyond.
This article was originally published at River Cruise Advisor.
An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.