Bratislava - Part 7 - Cruseships On The Danube And The National Theatre

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Hello everyone! Today I'd like to show you some cruise ships that I photographed on the Danube in Bratislava. I must admit, it's not often that I see these ships or any ship as a matter of fact as I don't live near water. That's why I love ports.


Bit first let's have a coffee as many people can't live without coffee or just like to enjoy a good coffee. I used to be one of them, so I know :)


So let's have a coffee on the streets of Bratislava, served by the Coffee Brothers.


They say All You Nee Is Love And A Good Coffee and they are offering one, or more. Unfortunately I can't tell you how their coffee tasted as I gave up drinking coffee last September.


This is the Slovenské Národné Divadlo or in English, the Slovak National Theatre.


This is the old building, built in Neo-Renaissance style. There's a new one as well but we haven't seen that. During Christmas, there's a huge Christmas tree in front of the theater, all decorated and lights are shining.


Another water spray tunnel for the joy of kids. They were having a lot of fun for sure.


This is the Hviezdoslavovo námestie or the Hviezdoslav Square in front of the National Theater. It's a famous square as it has existed in the Kingdom of Hungary for 1000 years, it's named after Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav and as you can see, still has the old cobblestones. Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav was a poet, dramatist, translator, and member of the Czechoslovak parliament for a short period of time.

The square had to previous names, one was Kossuth Lajos tér, aka Kossuth Lajos square named after Kossuth Lajos, Hungarian nobleman, lawyer, journalist, politician, statesman and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.. The other was Radetzky square, named after Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, the Bohemian nobleman and Austrian field marshal. Then it was named Promenade.


This statue is unidentified so far. We were in a hurry and could not cross the street safely without risking a fine to see what it is, so ... I don't know what it symbolizes.


Finally the cruise ships on the Danube. This is the River Aria ship, built in 2001 and can host 168 passengers. Built by Shipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland), it's a Maltese ship with a crew of 38 people. This lovely boat has four decks and 82 cabins (160 square feet).


This charming, 418-feet riverboat is one of the largest in Grand Circle Cruise Line’s deluxe fleet. It features a lounge with its own bar, forward panoramic salon with floor-to-ceiling windows and reception hall with dining room (single open seating) and library. Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided in the reception area, library, bar, and lounge. The Sun Deck offers a fitness area with a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool. Passengers onboard River Aria are 45+ Europeans and Americans. source

You can read more about the ship here


You can see the UFO bridge in the background.


This is the Riva Bratislava, Bar and Restaurant.



If you need accommodation and don't want to stay on the boat, there's Park Inn, right across the street, next to the Danube. It has an interesting architecture.


Feenstra Rijn Lijn, Feenstra River Cruise.


After checking out their website I found out that there's a cruise called "
Along the Danube to Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest"
, the cruise ship was in Bratislava at the time of our visit, that's why we were able to see it.


They are offering a 12 day Danube cruise through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, that can cost between € 1300 and € 3080.


That is the Crucestar, a 4 deck ship that can host 154 passengers.

These cruises are not cheap but what you get for those money is decent. I don't think I'll be able to book one in the near future, not because it's too expensive, but because I'm not really the cruise type tourist. I'd rather roam around the streets, visit what I can but who knows, people change in time.


These locks were on the UFO bridge. There were just a few, not like on other bridges.

This is the last part of my Bratislava series. I'd like to thank you for reading my posts and I hope I could offer you something interesting you like.


Read the first part of my journey here:
Kaffee Mayer In Bratislava And A Slice Of Eszterházi Cake
Bratislava - Part 1 - Hospitality
Bratislava - Part 2 - Where Not To Eat
Bratislava - Part 3 - Multi Music Chopper
Bratislava - Part 4 - The Road To The Castle
Bratislava - Part 5 - The Castle
Bratislava - Part 6 - Random Photos From Bratislava - Part I.
Bratislava - Part 6 - Random Photos From Bratislava - Part II.
Bratislava - Part 6 - Random Photos From Bratislava - Part III.
Bratislava - Part 6 - Random Photos From Bratislava - Part IV.

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Strange as always.

Bratislava is a wonderful city. I was expecting to see the Marina Boat Hotel in your photos. That's where I stayed, it's an interesting experience to sleep in a floating hotel. 😉

Unfortunately can't fulfill everyone's expectations.