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Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

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Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

We will end a "Great Rivers of Europe" trip in Vienna in March and would like to know exactly where they dock.

Thank you very much.

Jane

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1. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

Also, is there any public transportation from the port to the airport?

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2. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

There are 2 different docking possibilities 1 x Klosterneuburg and 1 x Reichsbrücke. You should ask your agent where it stops

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3. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

You do not mention the name of the cruise line - but assume that you will travel with Grand Circle.

Mostly they dock at the Reichsbrucke / DDSG station.

The other lesser ship station is actually Nussdorf not Klosterneuburg.

The Nussdorf station is in the far north of Vienna - the airport outside of the city on the south side.

Docks there are not really close to public transport and a transfer would mnot be convenient with luggage.

Reichsbruke is more in the city - but nearest transport is the UBahn line U-1 - a good walk with luggage and then a change to the airport.

Many times cruise line companies offers transfer services - with some lines this is complimentary-

The place to check on transfers is with your cruise line - not here-

you pay them a good sized fee and should find service from them.

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4. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

We traveled on Avalon and docked near Reichsbruke bridge. Our first night we took the nearby U1 Donauinsel station which is reasonably close to the dock so we took it to Stephansplatz (fifth stop, I believe) to look for dining/drinks/sites.

The distance to the station from the dock would not be prohibitive even if toting luggage, unless you are unduly laden.

The airport from the dock is doable. Just depends on your interests in saving Euros while having an adventure versus increasing your comfort and reducing your travel time...

Edited: 4:53 pm, June 26, 2011
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5. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

Too late to edit above. It was the Vorgartenstrasse station on U1, not Donauinsel.

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6. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

Thank you, ShowmeVegas. I was trying to figure this out, too. We are doing the Avalon Affinity European Splendor leaving July 4, 2011.

We are probably coming in on the overnight train from Venice. Since we didn't book our plane with our cruise, we have to make our own way to the ship.

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7. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

but still there must be something on your travel documents where you are boarding them It cannot just stand Vienna.

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8. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

I can understand the OP who leaves their ship in Vienna not knowing where it docks, but Zebra740 as you are joining in Vienna you MUST have been given this info. Or do you know it's the Reichsbrücke and just want to know how you get there? With just a week to go you seem a bit undecided as to how you will get to Vienna.

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9. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

Yes, it is Grande Circle cruise that begins in Amsterdam and ends in Vienna. We have our own flights using FF miles. ShowMe is correct--one can save euros or have an adventure. We usually choose the adventure if it is not too awkward or difficult. We'll just have to decide.....

Anyway, thank you all for your responses.

Good luck to you, Zebra!!

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10. Re: Where Do The River Cruise Ships Dock?

I must look at transfers in a different way-

Tourists spend thousands on air farea- thousands on boat cruise - then wish to be adventurous and save just a few euro -

this taking public transport with transfers - trying to find a way - walk long distances dragging luggage .

Using the UBahn to city center and then airport bus transfer

1,80 euro for UBahn ticket - 7 euro for the bus

almost 18 euro for two persons

Then you walk from ship to UBahn - then walk to the bus from UBahn - with luggage - no fun - especially if it is hot, raining etc.

I note moast on the cruises could be considered in their later years - 55+

less fun for them.

With many transfer services and reserved taxis available spend 10 euro more and make an easy , quick transfer without cares.

Some do not realizee that the Ship station Reichsbrucke is not just for one ship but is a relatively long dockage area on both sides of the bridge-

quite possible that your ship is the third or fourth ship from the bridge area - thus a walk just to clear the ship station area before walking to nearest transport.

Transfer taxis can take you directly to/from the gangway area of the ship.

Why make an easy thing a hard adventure-

but this your time and your decision - just advice from one who happens to know the area - and not just by visiting there one time.