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Danube Holiday Markets: Recommended outer wear for late November?
annemarieannemarieMember since 8/18/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 8:04 AM
My daughter and are booked on the River Beatrice for Nov 25th. Wondering what type of outer wear you recommend? A full on ski jacket or perhaps a North Face type of rain jacket with a fleece jacket underneath? Don't want to be too hot, nor too cold. What percentage of time is outside vrs. in a bus?
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dschmitzdschmitzMember since 8/18/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:51 AM
We have been on four different Christmas Market cruises with Uniworld. The weather has always been very cold and a heavy jacket, insulated underwear, gloves, hat and scarf are very welcome. Three of the cruises did not involve snow, but one did....you never know. Insulated waterproof shoes come in handy. A lot of the the touring is walking outdoors, so you need to be prepared. Since most of the airlines only allow 50 pounds/bag, we have found that we wear our heavier clothes on the plane. Once you have sailed with Uniworld , on your next cruises, they will also do your laundry free which is a great benefit.

You will certainly enjoy the S.S. Antoinette. She is outstanding with an indoor pool and movie theater. We are sold on Uniworld and are traveling on the Beatrice in September of this year.
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VirtuosoTravelAdvisorVirtuosoTravelAdvisorMember since 8/21/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:27 AM
Hello! My mother and I will be on the same cruise. I look forward to meeting you both there. This will be my first Uniworld cruise and I can't wait! Their reputation is amazing and many of my clients love sailing with them. I plan on packing VERY warmly, with lots of layers. It's awful to go in someplace that has the heat blasting and suddenly you have to take everything off. Because of this, I make my top layer the heaviest so I can cool down right away. I will be bringing my insulated down jacket that has a fleece interior, which falls half way to my knees. Also, very warm gloves and hat. For my bag, I bring a small messenger style bag which holds the necessities. I would typically bring a large Nikon camera with me but we have decided to scale down and bought the Nikon J1, which takes excellent pictures and video but is incredibly small and lightweight. Look forward to seeing you in November!!
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RitabobRitabobMember since 6/24/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 3:45 PM
Christmas markets...what fun...you want to dress comfortably because you will want to be outside as much as possible wandering between all the stalls drinking your hot mulled wine...yum.
what to wear? It all depends where you are from and what you are used to. Last Christmas I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt (bunny hug) and a down vest, jeans and regular leather shoes and felt just fine. someone from Australia had a long almost to the ankle wool coat, shawl, hat, winter boots and was still cold.

Layers are the way to go and a good hat or hood and gloves will always be useful. It can be quite damp and drizzly so a waterproof layer is much better than an umbrella.

Enjoy your trip!

rb
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annemarieannemarieMember since 8/18/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:00 AM
Oh...I have not been on in awhile. Virtuoso...thrilled there is another mother daughter team. I could not imagine taking my husband on this trip. Where are you coming from?
Re: clothing...coming from the Toronto area, Canada yes we are used to cold winters but my mom insists it will not be outlandishly cold(she is from Budapest) for us. I don't want to waste my suitcase shopping space on a ton of woolens. With recent weather patterns one never knows.
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