Finally a quiet night in Delft! Our odd washer/dryer combo didn’t finish washing our pjs before bed - good thing robes were provided.
After breakfast we poked around a bit and I tried a ginger/lemon tea. It was good. We packed up and caught the train to Amsterdam.
We made it to our ship - Viking Skirnir. It’s docked in an industrial area of Amsterdam so we had to take a cab from the train station. It’s definitely different boarding a river cruise ship vs. big cruise ship! Great service but very little hoopla. We had a tasty lunch and unpacked. Our suites are small but we don’t plan on spending much time in them. The service seems great so far.
After we unpacked, we took the shuttle in to Amsterdam and walked around for a couple hours. It was a beautiful day and there were lots of people out and about. I’ve notice there are big Hudson Bay stores in all the major cities. I’ve never seen The Bay in Europe in my previous travels.
Back on the ship we had a welcome talk and then went for dinner. We leave Amsterdam at around 11.30 pm and head toward Kinderdijk to see the windmills first thing Tuesday morning. The water levels have been low this summer and the ships haven’t been able get all the way through. If the levels don’t change we will have to change ships part way through (around Passau). We should know by the weekend. The forecast for the area is showing hot, dry weather so my spidey senses say we will be changing ships.