Clint Denn Travels – Christmas Time Cruise in Europe

Join filmmakers Clint and Sue Denn on a picturesque Christmas time cruise. Celebrate the magic of the winter holiday season as we take an enchanting cruise on the Danube River. Our journey will begin in Prague in the Czech Republic before setting off to Nuremberg. From there we will cruise along the Main-Danube canal, crossing the continental divide to continue our exciting trip through the heart of Europe to Budapest, Hungary. The European winters are a vibrant time of year. Cities and villages sparkle with holiday decorations. The people take time for Christmas shopping and special traditions. Busy, colorful holiday craft markets spring up in historic city center areas and offer an assortment of traditional food and beverage and a chance to watch craftsmen make their goods. In Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle overlooks charming cities and horse-drawn carriages. In the old market square locals take time from their Christmas shopping to watch holiday dance groups perform. Nuremberg, known for its 900-year-old ramparts and fabulous gothic churches, is also home to the world’s largest Christmas market. Regensburg’s medieval old town area overlooks the river and 2nd century roman bridge. Here, Thurn and Taxis Palace hosts a “Royal” Christmas market with traditional handicrafts. Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, is well known for its Baroque architectural gems. Her beautiful scenery was the backdrop for “The Sound of Music” and the lovely

Disney Magic Cruise Ship Force 10? Storm

We were told this was a Force 10 Storm in the mediterranean (between france and spain). Video starts on deck 10 (turned over chair), then deck 9 (loud wind), then forward on deck 9 from the gym. Big wave at 1:45. Then back to deck 4. Taken over a few hours, so sometimes the storm’s worse than other times. We were told waves of 20 feet or so, however several of “us” felt they were higher. 60 mph winds or so. Note that during the wave part, the camera was sitting at an angle on a windowsill, so the leaning of the ship is exaggerated a bit. (The ship was heeling because of the wind). The Google Maps applet here seems to be broken, not recording the location very well. It was in the Med about 1/2 way between Villafranche (near Nice), France, and Barcelona, Spain. The Captain turned to shore so we’d have smoother conditions. (Storm’s wind over distance makes waves, that’s called “fetch”, the longer the fetch, the bigger the waves, so moving closer to land can reduce the size of the waves, if the land’s upwind of you). I thought I should point out that lots of this was taken on deck 9. Deck 10 at the beginning. That’s pretty far above the water. I’ve taken bad storms before and you could never make out the waves on video. The fact that we’re like 80 feet above the water should be a clue 🙂 Also watch the top of the pole on the bow bounce up & down with the waves. It was kind of like riding a really fast elevator when I was taking this (wondering how wise it is to be sitting in
Video Rating: 4 / 5

21 Responses to “Clint Denn Travels – Christmas Time Cruise in Europe”

  1. reirkonohanashidanen says:

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  2. derbigpr500 says:

    Statistically yes,? but in reality no.

  3. redarmy126 says:

    @wdh47211 Well these? storms can come out of know where and ships can’t do much except go straight through it

  4. kyl9979 says:

    Disney? gone wild

  5. wdh47211 says:

    Why would Disney even go out in a? storm like that??? I won’t be taking a Disney cruise anytime soon….

  6. lyndababy says:

    From my seagoing experience (British Royal Navy 1976 – 1986, round-the-world sailboat 1993 -? 1995) I’d estimate that as closer to a Force 8/Sea State 7. Plenty big enough to be scary to anyone not accustomed to bad weather at sea, but not altogether unusual.

  7. mchubbz26 says:

    submarines. cant beat? them

  8. iliekunicornsxx says:

    cruises are nowhere near? free.

  9. md0206 says:

    Correct, it’s the safest way to travel. UNTIL SOMETHING GOES WRONG 🙂 then your chances go from 100 procent? to about 0.1 😛 ;p;

  10. md0206 says:

    Those lifeboats are designed to be in such conditions, they can’t capsize or sink. Your strapped inside the boats and you will basically have? the worst ride of your life in such a storm but you will survive since the boats are virtually unsinkable, the wave heigh doesn’t matter for such a rescue rig. The Andrea Gill sunk cause of a bad mistake the captain made venturing into a huge storm, any ship will have difficulties in such a storm esp a 17 meter shipping vessel, which can capsize.

  11. DeliciousSkater14 says:

    What about during a storm like the one that took out the Edmund? Fitzgerald, or the Andrea Gail? Let’s see how much those lifeboats really work -.-

  12. md0206 says:

    Thirdly, I’d rather die in the ocean? waves and enjoy nature, then in the screams of my fellow passengers and exploding and burning to death.

  13. md0206 says:

    I always laughed about people thinking? Aircrafts are safe. Yes there are very safe. Untill they crash down and kill everyone aboard. Aircrafts are not the safest, they are the safest when they work. If you have a problem in an aircraft, the chance of you dying is far greater than being in this ship. Cause they have automatic rescue boats, A plane has nothing to keep you safe once you go down your basically a dropping fuel bomb.

  14. onekeypianoplayer says:

    so ,boring, first time sea? goers.

  15. Laurence1133 says:

    No probs. As i said earlier, I wasn’t aware you were referring to just weather. Perhaps i should have taken time to read your earlier? posts. However, what’s done is done. Best wishes.

  16. markhellstone says:

    But even if we see things different I have to ask for forgiveness for that first reply, I was? just so tired of idiots that just read one sentence of an argument, it was not the first time. So I am sorry sir. (But i don´t belive that passengers are cargo because of that)

  17. markhellstone says:

    Well, I have never worked on a cruise ship but on the cruiseferries where we take passengers and cars. We would never call the passengers cargo like they were some? sort of cattle. If you transport some passengers from A to B to C to D back to A then you are not transporting them somewhere. Well i don´t know what you are, maybe an American but you should know that english is not my native language. I have never heard any sailor refer to himself as a mariner, we either say sailor of seaman.

  18. gustavosuarezvideos says:


  19. gustavosuarezvideos says:

    yeah, but there is more probability of dying in a ship accident than dying on a passenger jet accident, thats why flying is the SAFEST way? to travel.

  20. Rlnthndr says:

    no actually train? travel is currently the safest way to travel.

  21. Laurence1133 says:

    Nice to see a more moderated reply on this one. I only read one comment from you which said nothing about wind or sea states. Cruise ships do take passengers/cargo from point A to B to C to D, then returning to A. Still with me? Crews? do refer to passengers as ‘cargo’ although not in the technical terms you say. From a dictionary perhaps? You’re a sailor? Seamen refer to themselves as Mariners. If you worked as an Officer at sea, you would have known this. Anyway, I’m done with you. Be good