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From: Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg-Trier

Day 2: Bamberg (3)

TransOcean MS BELLEJOUR in Bamberg

At 12:45 p.m., the crew of MS Bellejour untied their ship from Emerald Star and made room for us to depart for Würzburg.

Bamberg decoration in Emerald Star restaurant

In honor of the city we'd just visited, the staff of the Horizons Restaurant had spelled out "BAMBERG" in colored pasta.

Industrial scene on Main River, Germany

Knetzgau Lock on Main River

We left the Main-Danube Canal behind us. From now until the early hours of Saturday morning, we'd be cruising on the River Main, traversing 34 locks before reaching the Rhine.

We spent the afternoon in our cabin, watching the ship's progress on TV via the bowcam and a position monitor.

We opened the window of our glass-walled cabin and enjoyed a close-up view of locks and other scenery.

Waiter serving Champagne on EMERALD STAR

At 6:30 p.m., we went to the Horizon Lounge for a Captain's Welcome Cocktail.

Cruise director Balazs Varga on EMERALD STAR

This was followed by the daily port talk by Emerald Star's cruise director, Bal√°zs Varga.

Vineyard on Main River

Stately home on Main River

During dinner, we enjoyed views of river scenes that ranged from vineyards to stately homes.

Schleuse Garstadt, Main River, Germany

Garstadt Lock, Wasserstrasse Main

Garstadt Lock

Schleuse Garstadt

We wrapped up the second day of our crusie by sitting on The Terrace as Emerald Star passed through more locks (including Schleuse Garstadt, pictured above).

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Emerald Star day-by-day photo diary:
Day 1: Departure (Nuremberg)
Day 2: Bamberg
Day 3: Wurzburg
Day 4: Wertheim & Mittenberg
Day 5: Rhine & Koblenz
Day 6: Moselle & Bernkastel
Day 7: Trier
Day 8: Disembarkation (Trier)

Also see:
Pre-cruise stay: Erlangen
Pre-cruise stay: Nuremberg
Emerald Waterways cruise review: Nuremberg to Trier