The Beauty of the Viking Longships
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Four motorcoaches pulled up on a dusty road outside of the ship this afternoon. I looked at them, then at the Hungarian family taking a picnic in the shade under the trees. It looked hot. I stepped outside the ship. It was hot. I looked back at the air conditioned splendour of my ship. And I decided to stay.
Yes, I’m electing to skip our last port of call – Kalocsa, Hungary – in favor of relaxing aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Embla. With the mercury rising again to 37°C by this afternoon, and the humidity piling up on top of that, I decided to stay onboard.
There were other reasons for my decision: today is our last day aboard Viking Embla. It’s my last chance to fully enjoy this beautiful ship, which is half of the reason I come here in the first place – to experience the joy of river cruising.