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Brandner Schiffahrt GmbH

Amstetten, Austria
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Brandner Schiffahrt GmbH
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Larry N wrote a review Sep. 2015
Santa Rosa, California110 contributions65 helpful votes
We reserved the Culinary Cruise the day before at the company's cruise office near the river. This cruise started in Melk at 1:45 pm and was a partial river round trip that went to Krems where it turned around and ended at Spitz at 5:00 pm. The cruise company provided a bus at Spitz that that took us back to Melk in about 20 minutes. The lunch was three courses and surprisingly very good and very ample. We were assigned to our own table (with white table cloth) and enjoyed a cream of mushroom soup with baked apricot and cream cheese pastries, pork in herbs on creamy barley pearls with fried apricot halves-bacon dijon sauce, and lastly creme brulee with stewed apricots and apricot ice cream. The menu changes seasonally. At this time all the restaurants featured many apricot items. As others have mentioned, the restrooms were way above average especially for this type of attraction. It was unusually hot weather and there didn't seem to be any AC but I did buy a "sturdy" hand fan for only 1 euro which was handy at times on the rest of our trip in Austria and Switzerland.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Otto_Hettie wrote a review Oct. 2014
Lake of Geneva152 contributions131 helpful votes
By chance the weather was beautiful and we took a trip from Krems to Melk. What a beautiful scenery on both sides of the Danube ! The boat is very modern and the people were very friendly - good service.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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pitufo00 wrote a review Aug. 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota3100 contributions250 helpful votes
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This short ride, from Krems to Melk, was quite lovely. It was included as part of a longer tour. We hopped off the tour bus, boarded the Austria and spent about an hour on board. We had reserved seating (fore) and with this we had coffee and cake served to us. We had a choice of the apple strudel or the apricot cake, both very good. Great service, very nice workers on board. The entire ship is modern and very well-maintained. I bought a little souvenir bottle of schnapps for only 3.5 euros, otherwise they really didn't have much in the way of gifts to purchase on board. We were rewarded with beautiful weather, which meant the outdoor seating in the aft was quite full. I normally do not take photos of restrooms, but the WC on this ship was absolutley elegant.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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koekeloer wrote a review Jun. 2014
Purmerend, The Netherlands465 contributions120 helpful votes
We took a trip today from Spitz to Krems. The ship looked like all these ships in use for trips on the Danube River. Departure was on time, just a few persons were on the ship. The trip was also what can be expected. When I had to visit the toilets, I was very surprised about the look and maintenance and state of the toilets. Never seen this anywhere in an "attraction". There are 2 companies competing here, next time I would select Brandner again.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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Kathy S wrote a review May 2014
Telluride, Colorado124 contributions40 helpful votes
We made advance reservations online for a one way cruise from Melk to Krems. We didn't have to pay until the day of our cruise, when we picked up our tickets at the small ticket office near the departure pier. We had been traveling by train, so this cruise provided a different mode of transportation. We chose to sit outside (should have worn the sunscreen) for the best view. It was a little annoying when other passengers would stand in front of us to take pictures, obstructing our view. We were ready to get off when we arrived at our destination. We're glad we took the cruise, but can cross it off our list now.
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Date of experience: September 2013
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