Dianne and Robert enjoying their stay in Budapest

Dianne and Robert Hammond enjoying their stay in Budapest at the end of the cruise.

Opting to buy two tickets in the 2017 Barefoot Ball raffle proved to be a winning decision for Canberra local Dianne Hammond, who took out last years’ 15-day Splendours of Europe River Cruise for two, generously donated by Evergreen Cruises and Tours.

Dianne, who saw the raffle advertised in the Evergreen Cruises and Tours eNews, admits her decision to enter had a few influences - the fantastic prize, the great odds (with only a limited number of tickets for sale) and the opportunity to support Cystic Fibrosis Community Care NSW and the great work they do for the cystic fibrosis community.

“I was absolutely thrilled to win and was so glad I decided to buy the second ticket, as that was the winning one,” said Dianne.

The cruise, which Dianne and husband Robert enjoyed in August last year, was brilliant on every level she said.

“We set sail from Amsterdam on the magnificent ‘Emerald Sun’ and spent the next 15 days taking in the sights and sounds of life along the Rhine, Maine and Danube rivers before arriving at one of my favourite European cities, Budapest.

 “The ship is beautifully appointed and with only 180 passengers felt intimate and exclusive.  The cabins are light and spacious, the staff warm and friendly, and the on-board facilities, food and entertainment second to none.

“I cannot recommend this cruise highly enough, and I will certainly be buying a ticket … or two … again this year!” said Dianne.

If you would like to go in the draw to have a 1 in 300 chance to win this magnificent cruise valued at over $19,000 visit https://galabid.com/auction/barefoot/item/168146

The winner will be announced at the 2018 Barefoot Ball on 24 March 2018.

Typical scenery on the 15-day Europe CruiseEntertainment takes on a local flavour!