My Rhine Experience – Facts and Figures first!

A-ROSA SILVA sails the magnificent Danube River. Photo courtesy of A-ROSA.


The Ship


Silva - Dining

The lounge


The Kassebuffet,

(If I don’t write down the names and places we see it’ll fade; the stories follow)

Thursday             October 6th         Arrival in Koln

Friday                    October 7th         Boarded the MS A-Rosa Silva to journey                                                           the Rhein Delta, the Maas and the                                                                     Schelde

Koln-Hoorn: 340 km, 3 locks via Rhein,                                                           Waal, Amsterdam-Rheinkanal,                                                                         Markermeer passing Dusseldorf

Saturday              October 8th         Hoorn – Amsterdam: 40 km, 1 lock via                                                             Markemeer, Ijsselmeers, Binnen IJ

Sunday                 October 9th         Amsterdam – Rotterdam: 100 km, 1                                                                  lock, via Binnen IJ, Amsterdam-                                                                     Suid Rheinkanal, Nieuwe Maas

Monday               October 10th       Rotterdam – Gent: 225 km, 4 locks via                                                             Nieuwe Maas, Lek, Dordtse  Diep,                                                                     Volkerak, Zijpe, Krammer,                                                                                 Dosterschelde, Kanal through  Zui                                                                   Beveland, Westerschelde, Kanal Gent-                                                             Terneuzen

Tuesday               October 11th       Gent – Terneuzen: 40 km via Kanal                                                                   Terneuzen

Wednesday        October 12th       Terneuzen – Antwerpen: 75 km Kanal                                                            Gent-Terneuzen, Westerschelde, Hafen                                                          Antwerpen

Thursday             October 13th       Antwerpen – Nijmegen: 164 km, 2 locks                                                          via Schelde, Hollands  Diep,                                                                                Lek/Niederrhein passing Dordrecht

Friday                    October 14th       Nijmegen – Koln: 195 km via Lek, Waal,                                                           Xanten passing Duisburg, Dusseldorf,                                                             Leverkusen

After another (short) visit to Koln before Return flight to Dublin

Author: Breda Fay

I'm retired since end August 2016 and loving the new life! More time now for family and friends and to explore craft, history, travel and certainly more of a chance for, me-time. To paraphrase Seuss: I've no tears that (teaching) is over; but many smiles that it happened!

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