U River Cruises
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U River Cruise Reviews (1)
“Rolling on the Rhine with U”
We are not the target age group for this cruise. It is 21-40+ year olds and we are well outside that age group! So... the decor of the ship is lovely. Modern velvets, marble, mirrors, racy prints down the hallways, cozy chairs, a rooftop ice bar and all communications via Whatsapp. Cabins and bathrooms tiny but restaurant spacious and great modern food served twice a day not three times. Brunch times varied according to port times. Dinner was st 7pm. All day coffee machine available and snacks from a coin operated machine.
There was a photo booth free in the small foyer shop. Guest DJ’s some nights in lounge. Blue tooth available in cabin and plenty of power and computer outlets. Our itinerary did not follow the published itinerary which was odd. Many excursions on bicycles but some hosted walks too. We chose this river cruise because of the time frame and itinerary and took some of the more adventurous tours which were great fun. It’s a cruise for active people and I think they are going to market a little differently to include a wider age group.
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The U Experience
Why you should choose to travel with U on your next adventure
Who are U River Cruises?
A river cruise with U is an effortless way to travel from city to city across Europe, completely tailored to your personal tastes. Along the way, you’ll discover awe-inspiring scenes, inspirational moments, and pics so pretty, your Facebook friends will be just a little bit envious.
U River Cruises are a new take on experiential travel for the young, and young at heart. Designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures. U believe that travel should be relaxing, exhilarating, convenient and tailored to your interests - all at the same time.
Chic comfortable ships
When your waterfront hotel is also your taxi, bar, favorite restaurant, nightclub and yoga studio, travel becomes a bit more relaxed and a lot more hassle-free. Onboard, you can expect everything you’d find in your favorite boutique hotel.
But here’s the best part. Your floating boutique hotel makes it extra-easy to visit several European destinations in a single trip while only having to unpack once.
Do it your way
You’ll have several daily options of activities, excursions and events to choose from, all tailored to your travel personality. Or do your own thing. It’s all your call. Relax onboard, spend your day and night in town on your own or embark on one of the many carefully curated excursions.
It’s all up to you and how you want to spend your vacation. U itineraries are planned around your schedule, with late-night and overnight stays in port and later excursion start times.
Travel all over. Unpack once.
Cruising with U is the easy and convenient way to get from city to city. Or even country to country. Think of them as a boutique hotel that moves seamlessly throughout Europe, with meals, transportation and activities all built in. Unpack once while U take care of all the details in between.
The perfectly sized ships can often dock in the center of cities both large and small, putting you right in the middle of the action from the moment you step ashore. Less time getting to and from means you have more time for exploring. itineraries take you to some of the most dynamic, inspiring and just plain fun cities in Europe.
Your guide to travelling with U River Cruises
18 October, 2018
U River Cruises European Sale!
Looking for an effortless way to city hop across Europe? There are plenty of reasons why you should get onboard with a river cruise!Unpack just once, drift along Europe’s best rivers in your boutique hotel as you cruise pass stunning scenery, castles and quaint villages on your way to some of..
17 October, 2018
Why You Should Get Onboard with U River Cruises
River cruising in Europe is an incredible adventure and U by Uniworld is dedicated to the younger, active traveller looking to explore the world with other like minded younger active travellers. With itineraries that pass through the best cities of Europe, you can cover a lot of river in just..
12 October, 2017
U By Uniworld Sets Sail
U by Uniworld, the new exciting river cruise brand offering immersive, fun and adventurous travel for 21-45-year-olds, debuted its first ship Oct. 7, 2017 in Paris, France. The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top social influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents..
U River Cruise FAQ's
Frequently asked questions for clients considering travelling with U River Cruises
Before I book
So, just to be sure, is there an age restriction to join a U river cruise? I'm a bit strapped for cash, when do I have to pay for my cruise?
No, they are deigned for all ages including the young & young at heart.
What's not included in the price, that I might expect could be?
A deposit of at least 10% is required to secure your cabin, and the balance is due 125 days out from the sailing date. Global Journeys allows you to pay us in instalments if you want, but only up until the balance due date.
Airfares, airport/departure taxes; arrival and departure transfers, meals not detailed in the itinerary, laundry, items not included on regular menus and beverages (except for water, tea and coffee).
Before I depart
How many bags can I take with me? Can I pack my Chihuahua?
U by Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard their ships and motorcoaches.
Is there Wifi onboard? Will I get bored onboard?
A week without Wifi sounds terrifying, and U By Uniworld would never do that to you. Onboard, you’ll enjoy complimentary Wifi access all across the ship.
I'm pretty picky about what I eat, should I worry?
That's very unlikely! Lots of people to meet, taking in the scenery with a tasty beverage, and of course there's a myriad of onboard activties to enjoy including cooking classes, yoga every morning, silent disco, mixology classes, and on days you're docked in a picture-perfect location, head to the top deck for a painting class and create your very own masterpiece. You bring your artistic side, U will bring the wine and supplies.
What do we do when we stop at a port?
You’ll have classic options, comfort food choices and plenty of vegan, vegetarian and various healthy dining choices as well. And if you have any special dietary needs, U's chefs would be happy to accommodate.
What about gratuities, are they included? Can I smoke and/or partake onboard?
At every stop along your U journey, you’re always just one choice away from yet another exciting adventure. Each day on U, you’re given the option to explore in one of three ways — included excursions and activities, optional U Time outings or a self-guided tour of the city.
Could my itinerary change for any reason?
Smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of U ships, including e-cigarettes. Guess what - no recreational drugs & illegal substances, or you're off at your own expense.
The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require U by Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries and vessels as they are shown, U by Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries or vessels. In such cases, they will do everything they can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken, and the vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned.
Arrival & departure details
All transfers offered are at an additional cost. Group Transfers
Munich Airport to Regensburg ship, two transfers are available for purchase, one at 1:00pm and the second at 4:00pm. For Regensburg ship to Munich Airport, two transfers are available for purchase, one at 7:00am and the second at 10:00am. Private Car Transfers
Private car transfers, up to two guests per car are available on day of embarkation and disembarkation only. Transfers include: Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam Ship and vice versa, Budapest Airport to Budapest Ship and vice versa, Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Ship and vice versa, Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris Ship and vice versa and Munich Airport to Regensburg Ship and vice versa.
Terms & Conditions
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