I’m home and going through pictures from our holiday last week. I need to break my riverboat cruise travel wardrobe into several posts…or this will never go out. Wifi aboard the ships is slow to non-existent which is probably a good thing, but also frustrating because I wanted to share my trip with you.
The dress code on these ships is ultra casual. Outfits range from shorts with flipflops to chinos with athletic shoes. My wardrobe was black, white and gray with pink accents and fit into one small carryon and one personal handheld.
Day 1- Traveling
I shared what I wore to travel here. Once we arrived, I changed my shoes and jewelry for a quick dinner out. My hair was unsalvagable so I pulled it back with a banana clip and called it an updo:)
Day 2- Budapest
The weather was iffy so we dodged downpours on our bus tour of the city. I wore the same white shirt as above, open like a jacket over a black tank top, black jeans and black sneakers. I added a pink silk scarf for color and long silver earrings. No-iron white shirts played a huge roll in my wardrobe and will get an entire post of their own.
Day 3 – Budapest
The following day I wore comfy shoes with a simple black tee and black knit pants, topped with a pink trench coat. I often travel with these shoes because their top is knit like a sweater so they stretch which makes them very comfy for swelling feet.
We wandered the city snapping pictures and marveling at the architecture. When it started to pour, we ducked into the New York Cafe. It’s simply stunning. We were fortunate to snag a table in the balcony and enjoyed tea and pastries while a string quartet serenaded us from an opposite balcony.
My hair does not perform well in humidity or rain so this is the first of many flat hair days 😉 Late that day we boarded our ship.
That evening, a Viking Ship that was upriver from us had a collision with a smaller ship and our crew was able to rescue three people out of the water. The river is very high because of all the rain this year, the water is turbulent and the current is really swift.
Day 4 – Budapest and Sailing
By day four it was raining cats and dogs so I was glad I brought my umbrella. I wore a cashmere sweater and this waterproof white jacket for a tour Mathias Church and the castle district. The jacket folds up to nothing and has a hood zipped into the collar. I bought this Waverly bag for my trip and found it invaluable. I either carried or wore it every day of my trip. It slipped into my tote, or I wore it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, belt bag and handheld in the evening. It’s available in 2 sizes, multiple colors and two kinds of leather. Mine is the large size light gray Saffiano leather. We sailed out of Budapest just after dinner. The top decks on these Viking Riverboats have sun awnings which get lowered to get under the very low bridges.
I hope to get the rest of the wardrobe update finished this week but we are in high gear to move this month so things are crazy around here.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.