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Packing For Europe – With Just A Carry On & Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries

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This week on River Cruise Advisor, Ralph is gearing up for almost three weeks in Europe where he will host his barge cruise, and then sail on Crystal River Cruises’ Presidents’ Cruise. Learned how he packed for these trips – with just two carry on bags. Then, we take a look at Uniworld’s Danube itineraries. […] The post Packing For Europe – With Just A Carry On & Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises was founded in 1976 by Yugoslavian entrepreneur Serba Illich. Based in California, the company began operating river cruises along the waterways of Europe in 1993. The post Uniworld’s Danube Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Guest Post: Uniworld’s Brilliant Bordeaux River Cruise Review

Guest writer Paulette Hannah files her third review for River Cruise Advisor. This time, Paulette reflects on a recent trip to Bordeaux aboard Uniworld's S.S. Bon Voyage.  The post Guest Post: Uniworld’s Brilliant Bordeaux River Cruise Review appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Releases Renderings Of Mekong Jewel

Uniworld is giving guests a sneak peek of the brand-new S.S. Mekong Jewel debuting January 3, 2020 on the Mekong river. The post Uniworld Releases Renderings Of Mekong Jewel appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Offers Free Air On Select Bookings

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is offering free airfare to guests who book select cruises from February 12th through February 28th. The post Uniworld Offers Free Air On Select Bookings appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Offers 30% Savings On Select 2019 Voyages

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U by Uniworld are offering travelers savings on select 2019 voyages with their Our Best Offer promotion. The post Uniworld Offers 30% Savings On Select 2019 Voyages appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Announces Extension For Oberammergau River Cruise

Uniworld has announced a new pre-cruise extension on S.S. Beatrice’s Delightful Danube sailings in celebration of Oberammergau Passion Play. The post Uniworld Announces Extension For Oberammergau River Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Announces Four New Ships

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Uniworld will introduce four new ships to its fleet over the next three years. New ships will launch on the Nile, Mekong, Volga, and Douro. The post Uniworld Announces Four New Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld To Renovate The River Royale

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The River Royale will be going out of service on October 28 and will undergo a transformation to become S.S. Bon Voyage.a The post Uniworld To Renovate The River Royale appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Uniworld has 11 different itineraries that feature cruises on the Rhine River. Packages vary in length from 8 to 25 days. The 8-day itinerary is for travel on the Rhine River only, and the 10-day plus cruises may also include travel on the Moselle, Main or Danube in addition to the Rhine. You’ll see itineraries […] The post Uniworld Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019

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During shoulder season, a river cruise on the Douro can represent an incredible value, with some river cruises priced at 20 percent less than during peak season. Sample 2019 lead-in per diems range from $388 per person to $564 per person. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s S.S. Beatrice Upgraded To Super Ship

Uniworld’s new Super Ship first set sail in the beginning of April. The S.S. Beatrice debuts a yacht-like design and is the first vessel in the brand’s fleet to be upgraded to a Super Ship. “We’re thrilled to continue to offer guests the highest standard in river cruising with the debut of S.S. Beatrice,” said […] The post Uniworld’s S.S. Beatrice Upgraded To Super Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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U by Uniworld’s, The A, Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

U by Uniworld debuted its second ship, The A, on its maiden voyage along the Rhine on April 14, 2018. “We’re thrilled that our second U by Uniworld ship has officially set sail on the Rhine,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “U continues to bring adventurous and curious travelers a completely new […] The post U by Uniworld’s, The A, Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Uniworld has a few different options for Douro River cruise itineraries, and each one is unique. Packages are between 8 and 13 days long and may also include a visit to Lisbon, Madrid or to both cities. Here's how they differ. The post Uniworld 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Beverage Policies Across Different River Cruise Lines

Beverage Policies can vary dramatically from one river cruise line to the next. While nearly all of the major lines offer at least some complimentary beverages, some are more inclusive than others. Even if you’ve sailed with a particular line in the past, you may notice that beverage policies can change from year-to-year. Both Tauck […] The post Beverage Policies Across Different River Cruise Lines appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Active River Cruises:

River cruising can be surprisingly active. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruising throughout Europe, Asia and abroad requires a decent amount of physical mobility. Walking tours are prevalent in most, if not all, ports of call, and it should come as no surprise to those wearing FitBits that it’s easier than you might imagine to hit […] The post Active River Cruises: appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Choose To Cruise The Danube

Click To Play Video Slideshow Immortalized by Johann Strauss in Blue Danube Waltz, the Danube winds from Germany’s Black Forest through Austria into the Balkans before dumping into the Black Sea. The romantic river flows through six countries and meanders for nearly 1,800 miles. Some of Europe’s most-fabled cities — Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
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When Rudy Does Nothing, You Can Count On A Great Cruise

Of all the jobs in the world, surely Rudolph van der Meulen’s must be among the best. His job, as instructed by his bosses, is to cruise on a river boat and simply to do this: nothing. While most people might call that a vacation, it’s a tall order for the otherwise-ambitious 37-year-old hotel manager on
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Putting Off Europe?

Click The Image Above To Play Video If the lousy exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro has you thinking twice about traveling to Europe, you may want to think again. And this time, think river cruising. On a river cruise, you’re isolated from much of the expense of Europe, as your accommodations, meals
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