We stopped at the town of Andernach as a princess had 'invited' us to dine with her in her castle Burg Namedy.
The caravan park residents were very interested in our boat arrival and enthusiastically waved us off as we departed on buses.
Here we are greeted by the staff of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern. The link takes you to a short transcript from a Deutsche Wella radio programme. The Princess launched our boat, the AmaReina, earlier this year. A patron of the boat is chef Luke Nguyen, who was also at the launch.
Unfortunately the Princess wasn't home, but her secretary welcomed us.
I found these tiled room heaters very interesting. I first saw one in Jane and Lance's apartment in Budapest and as in the second photo, the fire box was not visible, so I had to ask what it was. I subsequently saw a few during our trip.
Each course was served with military precision by a line of waiters filing into the room to serve 150 people. This waiter is a cutie.
There were a couple of musical performances between courses.
There was a certain art deco appearance to the castle.
Full of food, wine and good cheer, it was back to the boat and we set sail for the last town before reaching Amsterdam. The last town surprised me and it was not somewhere I have ever thought of visiting. Hint, 4711.