TR AV EL TA STETHE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME A CELEBRATION OF FLAVORSLet us paint a picture for you. As you board your uniquely designed, The picture we started to paint for you wouldn’t be completefive-star luxury boutique cruise ship, you enter a world in which without a remarkable dining experience. Relax while enjoyingevery detail has been taken care of just for you. Comforted by our flavorful creations prepared with the finest locally sourcedcredo of “no request too large, no detail too small,” you prepare ingredients. Sip on a selection of complimentary fine wines whileto embark on what promises to be the journey of a lifetime. an attentive staff stands ready to fulfill your culinary wishes.Can you picture yourself here, on this ship, on this journey? We And since no two pictures of the ideal dining experience arecan. We invite you to experience all the luxuries only Uniworld the same, we offer a wealth of options to accommodate yourcan offer. Join us for a value-packed voyage and let us take care culinary desires. Perhaps that’s why Uniworld is one of threeof all the details for you. cruise lines to have earned “Top Dining” honors from Zagat®.
EX PER IENCE EX PLOR ETRADE ORDINARY FOR EXTRAORDINARY BE TREATED TO MORE ONSHORE AND ONBOARDAs we add rich details to the picture of your journey-of-a-lifetime, We believe travel can be a transformative adventure. That islet’s not forget your unparalleled accommodations, including the why we’re committed to providing immersive and enlighteningmost elegantly appointed, award-winning staterooms on the experiences. By personalizing your onshore excursions withrivers. You’ll experience all the splendor of the most luxurious Uniworld’s “Choice is Yours” program, and offering extensiveships, a commitment upheld with our sister company and partner, culturally rich onboard activities, we’ve created an enriching,the award-winning Red Carnation Hotels. 360° encounter at each point of your voyage.It’s a vision you can only experience in person, and our shared This unique exploration will allow you to add the final touchescommitment to creating an inviting ambiance ensures that you to the journey-of-a-lifetime picture that will be yours alone.have an extraordinary travel experience.
Itineraries Page Ships March April May June July August September October November DecemberNEW Splendors of Italy U NI WOR LD’S AWA R D -W IN NING DIFFER ENCE 80 River Countess 7, 14, 5, 12, 2, 9, 16, 7, 14, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 6, 13, 3, 10 |Venice to Rome 13 Days 21, 28 19, 26 23, 30 21, 28 18, 25 22, 29 20, 27NEW Venice & the Po River 7, 14, 5, 12, 2, 9, 16, 7, 14, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 6, 13, 84 River Countess 3, 10 |Venice to Venice 8 Days 21, 28 19, 26 23, 30 21, 28 18, 25 22, 29 20, 27Paris & Normandy 5, 12, 3, 10, 17, 7, 14, 5, 12♦, 2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 4, 11, 88 River Baroness 15, 22, 29 |Paris to Paris 10 Days 19, 26 24, 31 21, 28♦ 19, 26♦ 23, 30 20, 27 18, 25Burgundy & Provence 7,* 14, 5, 12, * 2, 9, 16, * * 7♦, 14, * 4, 11, * 1, 8, 15, * 6, 13, * 92 River Royale 24, 31 * 3* |Arles to Lyon 8 Days 21, 28 * 19, 26 * 23♦, 30* 21♦, 28* 18, 25* 22, 29 * 20, 27 *Grand France River Baroness, 96 15, 29 12, 26 10, 24 7, 21 5, 19 2, 16, 30 13, 27 11, 25 |Paris to Arles 17 Days River RoyalePortugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley 4, 11, 2, 9, 16, 6, 13, 4, 11, 1, 8, 15, 5, 12, 3, 10, 17, 100 Queen Isabel 28 7 |Lisbon to Porto 11 Days 18, 25 23, 30 20, 27 18, 25 22, 29 19, 26 24, 31Imperial WaterwaysQUEEN AND RIVER of Russia RIVER BEATRICE RANKED #1 AND #2 IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ POLL “TOP RIVER CRUISE SHIPS” 106 River Victoria 17, 29* 10, 22* 4, 16, 28 * 9, 21 * 2, 14, 26* *Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days |Rhine Holiday Markets 1, 8, * 112 S.S. Antoinette |Basel to Cologne 8 Days 15, 22 *Danube Holiday Markets 116 River Beatrice 1, 8, 15 *Budapest to Passau 8 Days |Classic Christmas Markets 1, 8, * 120 River QueenNuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days | 15♦,* 22European Holiday Markets 124 River Empress 1, 8, 15* *Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days |Parisian Winter CONDÉ Holiday NAST TRAVELER’S GOLD LIST CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S TRAVEL + LEISURE’S 128 River Baroness 13, 20, 27 | ANDParis to Paris 8 Days PLATINUM CIRCLE MEMBER “BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE IN THE WORLD” “WORLD’S BEST SERVICE,” RIVER CRUISESNEW Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise 132 River Beatrice 23Passau to Budapest 11 Days|Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise 136 River Empress 22Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days |
A voyage to fulfill your dreams The journey of a lifetime starts with a dream Intimate ships. Inspiring design. Intuitive service. Do you picture visiting some of the world’s most spectacular Enchantment and delight abound onboard. At every turn destinations surrounded by luxury and unparalleled service? you’ll be greeted by the cheerful smiles of our caring staff, Are you seeking a hassle-free way of traveling, one that whose greatest desire is to make you feel at home every allows you the freedom to simply let the sites come to you? moment you’re onboard. You can move freely through Do you dream of your every need being attended to before the ship, unencumbered by crowds as you explore your you can even think to ask? If this sounds like a journey floating sanctuary. With an average capacity of just 130 made just for you, then join us on a Uniworld boutique guests, every Uniworld ship offers plenty of public space river cruise. for socializing and dining, as well as handsome nooks and alcoves perfectly designed for quiet reading or meditation. Unpack once, settle in, and start your journey Let us fulfill your dreams and transport you to extraordinary Ultra-luxury river cruising. Uncompromising value. destinations in a way that only Uniworld can. As you set Once your ship docks, you’ll step straight into the heart sail, you’ll quickly realize that Uniworld’s intimate ships of intriguing cities, towns, and villages. You’ll be guidedIt’s time to find those places you’ve been offer you unmatched access to the sites you’ve traveled on included excursions to the places you have longed todreaming of. Serenity awaits onboard your so far to see. experience. Whether visiting a Portuguese winery for aintimate luxury cruise ship. Come, join us. tasting of the country’s world-renowned Port wine, or You’ll glide over calm waters straight into the heart of sampling the life of French royalty on a stroll throughA journey with Uniworld will transport you both imperial European capitals and Medieval towns and the halls of Versailles, you’ll be given an insider’s accessto intriguing destinations in impeccable style, villages that are unreachable by big ships. An ever-changing to the best experiences Europe has to offer. Once backluxury, and comfort. gallery of the world’s most beautiful scenery lies just onboard your luxury boutique cruise ship, you’ll sail away outside each window, making the journey as enchanting from the day’s adventure into an evening of fine dining as the destination. Perhaps you’ll find yourself gazing at a complete with complimentary, perfectly paired wine. The stunning castle whose grand walls tower above you while beauty of your surroundings is matched by the exquisite you relax on the sun deck, or you might delight in the value you know you’re enjoying, with all meals, hosted charms of a small European hamlet from the comfort of shore excursions, onboard entertainment, Signature your elegantly appointed stateroom. However you wish to Lectures, arrival and departure day transfers, and so much discover new worlds and new adventures, Uniworld will get more included in your fare. All that’s left for you to do is you closer than you ever imagined. figure out how to fit in all the adventures you can.Opposite page: S.S. Antoinette on the Rhine River; Above top: S.S. Antoinette suite uniworld.com | 5
Boutique sailing: the luxury touchUniworld Boutique River Cruises and our sister company and partner, Red Carnation Hotels,combine our expertise to present the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line. Designed withthe same elegant flair, and run with the same attentive precision, Uniworld ships reflect thebenefits of our association with Red Carnation, an award-winning group of five-star luxury hotels.Style with substance of Hollywood royalty hang side by side on the walls downA boutique is a stylish and exclusive enclave, meant the plush satin-lined corridors, inviting movie enthusiasts toto stimulate the senses. Uniworld’s partnership with indulge in a bit of trivia. A cozy lounge offers conversationalRed Carnation Hotels guarantees an unparalleled luxury seating, just beside the only working fireplace on the rivers.experience, where five-star expectations are always met, Cut-glass bowls of candies reside on a table next to delicateand often exceeded. Beatrice Tollman, the founder, white orchids. There’s a visual feast at every turn, preparedpresident, and guiding designing light of Red Carnation with a masterful eye for detail and harmony.properties, has personally placed her stylish stamp on eachmeticulously crafted Uniworld ship. Everything we do has No request too large, no detail too smallone goal in mind: delighting you. Hand-selected fine art True five-star luxury is felt as well as seen. Fine hoteliersand priceless antiques from personal collections and make their guests feel welcome in many ways, mostworld-class auction houses blend perfectly with lavish importantly by getting to know them and being aware offurnishings in luxurious fabrics and styles, ensuring that their personal preferences. It is a pleasure when the chefevery moment you spend onboard is as memorable as remembers that you like your eggs prepared “sunny-sidethose you spend onshore. up” at breakfast, or the bartender knows you prefer your favorite drink with that little extra twist. It’s the CaptainUniquely designed to inspire and comfort stopping by your dinner table to continue the conversationEach Uniworld ship carries its own cachet, and each has you began yesterday, or the housekeeper remembering youa unique story to tell. Rich in character, uncommon in like lavender tea during the afternoon in your suite.design, and unyielding in attention to every detail, yourship is more than just a way to get from one destination Dreams are fulfilled by special touches that make you feelto the next: it’s a place for discovery. A grand sapphire comfortable—a well-placed pillow on a reading chair, a cupBaccarat chandelier from New York’s famed Tavern on the of tea delivered. Such kind attention lets you know howGreen lends interest and history. A petite Picasso looks much we value you and how dedicated we are to providing Above top: S.S. Antoinette butler service; Above bottom: River Baroness restaurant;over a cozy sitting area, just around that corner. Images exactly what you desire, exactly when you desire it. Opposite page: River Countess lobby6 | uniworld.com
Our commitment to you We are deeply honored to be recognized by some of the world’s most prestigious travel and consumer publications, including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Zagat® Survey, for the best service, cuisine, stateroom design and overall experience in the cruise industry. While we are extremely proud of the recognition, we measure how successfully we are delivering on our commitment to provide our guests with the ultimate vacation experience by the feedback we receive from onboard surveys, letters from past guests, and posts on such sites as CruiseCritic.com. One of our favorite letters came unsolicited from Bruce Silverman, author of How to Complain for Fun and Proﬁt. He wrote: “My wife Nancy and I just returned from a cruise up the Danube on the River Beatrice in April 2012, plus the three-day Prague extension. We rate the past two weeks the best vacation of our lives—and we’re very experienced travelers. And our opinion isn’t unique. Every passenger we met along the way shared our views, repeatedly saying, ‘We love the crew,’ ‘the ship is beautiful,’ ‘Captain Tom is the most charming man in the world,’ ‘we love the food,’ ‘Jan, the hotel manager is hysterically funny and obviously a very effective manager,’ ‘we love the excursions,’ ‘the service never stops,’ ‘the smiles never stop,’ ‘Christine, the Cruise Director is smart, lovely, and always helpful.’ The raves went on and on. And they continued in Prague, where Jana [Local Host] made sure every guest had a wonderful experience there as well. So it’s clear that Uniworld guests are not going to buy my book! It’s almost unfair. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We look forward to traveling with Uniworld again soon.” –Bruce Silverman We are thrilled to hear about Mr. Silverman’s experience with us. We share his kind comments, not because of their reflection on us, but because his delight with his own journey gives you, our future guest, an idea of what is in store for you as you travel with Uniworld. Uniworld is voted by consumers, year after year, as the “best in the Commitment to quality, service, and value river cruising industry.” Put simply, we’re committed to providing you with the most comprehensively luxurious, value-packed river cruise experience possible, from the comfort of the fine amenities found in your staterooms and the exquisite cuisine that puts us at the forefront of river cruising, to the charming personalities of our staff. We are happiest when you feel youOpposite page: Renoir Lounge, River Royale are a respected guest in the finest of homes—ours. uniworld.com | 9
A thousand views from your luxury stateroomRated “Top Cabins” by the Zagat® Cruise Lines Survey, your own private, elegantly appointed sanctuarycomes standard with Uniworld—as do the ever-changing views of breathtaking river scenery.A stunning sanctuary: your respite, your quiet space to Twice-daily housekeeping keeps things tidy, and eveningreflect and recharge turndown features delightful treats of fine EuropeanLuxury has a feeling all its own, embodied in lovely chocolate and other thoughtful touches.surroundings and fine furnishings. From the handcraftedSavoir ® of England bed dressed in soft Egyptian cotton Our signature suites—the most stylish on the riverssheets, a fluffy European duvet, and a wide array of pillow While all of our signature suites are uniquely designedoptions to the plush oversized monogrammed towels with different shades of color, rich fabrics, classic mirrors,in your gleaming marble bathroom with its L’Occitane inspiring art, and breathtaking views, they all share theproducts, everything in your stateroom is meant to pamper same thoughtful touches and extra special amenities thatyou and please your senses. When you find yourself make our suites the most luxurious on the rivers.standing at your French balcony in a soft robe and comfyslippers, watching the sun rise over a Medieval castle, you Guests sailing in suites onboard the River Beatrice andwill know you are in the right place. S.S. Antoinette will revel in butler service, featuring such personal courtesies as packing and unpacking assistance.Thoughtful details and added comforts All Uniworld butlers undergo annual professional trainingEach Uniworld ship is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel in under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivorspirit, yet fiercely modern in convenience. Nowhere is this Spencer Butler School. You will find you are in capablemore evident than in your elegantly appointed riverview hands, as our butlers are trained to the same level ofstateroom, where built-in closets, a convenient vanity, skill as those who serve in the finest royal houses inand individual climate control combine to make you feel Europe, including Buckingham Palace. And should youcomfortably at home. Should entertainment be in order, wish to indulge in our most elegant accommodations, thethe flat-screen TV features an infotainment center with Owner’s Suite on the River Beatrice and the Royal Suitenew-release and classic films, as well as details of the on the S.S. Antoinette are the most lavish suites availableship’s daily schedule and onboard resources. A direct-dial in the river cruise industry.phone connects you to housekeeping, should you requirea bit of sustenance or an extra towel. Please see pages 142 to 165 for more details on our Above top: River Baroness suite; Above bottom: River Duchess marble bathroom; beautiful staterooms and majestic suites. Opposite page: River Countess balcony stateroom10 | uniworld.com
The dining experience: a feast for the sensesTake your seat in an intimate restaurant with elegantly dressed tables. Enjoy shared laughter as fine wine is poured and beautifully plated offerings are delivered with solicitous care. A savoring bite, a sip of something divine, and the moment becomes a memory full of exquisite sensations.LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS SIGNATURE DISHES TO WARM YOUR HEART COMPLIMENTARY WINE AND BEVERAGESWith the availability of the freshest ingredients from Beatrice Tollman has not just left her stylish imprint Enhance your sumptuous meals with well-paired finelocal farmers’ markets, or ingredients obtained from on the décor of our ships, but has also contributed her wines chosen by Red Carnation Hotels’ most acclaimedsustainably raised food sources, Uniworld chefs create legendary signature recipes, from hearty chicken pot sommelier. Sample hearty craft beers, and enjoy softmeals bursting with goodness and flavor. pie to the icy perfection of honeycomb ice cream. drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.DINING EXPERIENCES A COLLECTION OF CULINARY DELIGHTS MASTER OF TASTEEnjoy al fresco dining under the stars on the sun deck; Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast, perhaps A 30-year industry veteran, Global Master Chefopt for light-lunch dining; dine with new friends at the an omelet personalized to perfection. Lunch time finds Bernard Zorn, leads a professional culinary team in theCaptain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; open you amidst an abundance of culinary delights. And preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a deliciousyour eyes for early-riser breakfast, relax with afternoon evening menus offer elegant courses, as candlelight fusion of styles and tastes inspired by the regions oftea, or snack all day if you wish with our bistro menu. flickers and conversations kindle between bites. your itinerary. uniworld.com | 13
Become part of the journeyYou may not want to leave the haven of your ship, but as we reach each fascinating city or town, we do encourage you todisembark and join us on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration. History is waiting to be discovered, and you will want to be there.Journey into the heart and soul of each destination Unique excursions, special insights Absorb the rich flavors and local colorWe believe travel can be a truly transformative experience, Picture yourself walking through Castle Kleinheubach in Join us onboard for Signature Lectures from local experts,and we are committed to providing you with onboard and southern Germany alongside members of the royal house who will introduce you to the vibrant cultures of ouronshore programs that foster a deeper understanding of of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the family who has destinations. Watch performances by local musiciansthe heart and soul of each region and its people. owned this castle for nearly 300 years. You’ll see these and experience the local folklore. For a richer encounter grounds from their singular point of view and hear stories with local culinary traditions and regional flavors, enjoyBeyond the obvious that give you a rich perspective on both the historic edifice Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which letsUniworld’s expertly planned excursions introduce you to and its inhabitants. Then, imagine taking an in-depth tour you partake in a wine and food pairing dinner, culinarythe most memorable castles, palaces, and museums of of a winemakers’ village in the Moselle wine region led by demonstrations and tastings, private onshore wineEurope and Russia—places that no visitor to great cities the genial town mayor. These clear, focused photographs tasting, and casual gourmet samplings while onboardsuch as Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, or Vienna should miss. of places in time, explained by those who have lived them, and onshore. are a hallmark of a Uniworld cruise. We invite you to shareBut sampling its most famous art and architecture is only the history. With the world as your classroomthe first step in getting to know a city or a nation. On a As you travel to each destination on your itinerary, you’llUniworld cruise, you will also delve into a region’s music, Freedom of choice and flexibility engage with the local culture in truly enlightening ways.cuisine, landscapes, folk culture, and history. The pieces With Uniworld’s innovative “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” All Uniworld excursions are fully hosted by English-fit together like an exquisite puzzle, creating an immersive and “Gentle Walking” programs, you are able to personalize speaking local experts and your professionally trainedand enlightening journey. So whether you are marveling at your river cruise experience even more. For those wishing and experienced Cruise Manager, guides who are likeone girl’s journey during a tour of the Anne Frank house in to travel with extended family, we offer Multigenerational professors of world history and culture, with the world asAmsterdam, or standing in awe of the bravery of men on Family-Friendly programs as well. And, for those who wish their classroom. And you’ll always enjoy the conveniencethe beaches of Normandy, you’ll get an insider’s access to to travel on their own, Uniworld waives single supplements of a state-of-the-art Quietvox audio headset systemthe places you visit when you travel with Uniworld. on a number of itineraries and dates. designed to enhance the quality of your onshore excursions. Opposite page: Shore excursion with a local expert14 | uniworld.com
Onboard & onshore, Uniworld offers you more Whether onboard or onshore, your every need will be anticipated during your unforgettable journey. Plus, because we know one size doesn’t fit all, we provide you with a variety of options and the flexibility to make your experience as unique as you are. Highlights include:UNIWORLD EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILY TRAVEL THE BEST LOCAL SIGHTS AND SOUNDSUniworld offers memorable experiences exclusively Share the excitement of travel with the special young Experts in history and culture share their knowledge ondesigned for our valued guests, such as: enjoying Vienna people in your life on a Multigenerational Family-Friendly art, music, and architecture with our Signature Lectures,as the Viennese do; taking in a Hungarian Puszta horse river cruise offering special activities for children and while local artists and entertainers perform regionalshow; and savoring a wine tasting hosted by royalty. savings on select itineraries and dates. music and share the visual traditions of their culture.EXPERT CRUISE MANAGERS & LOCAL GUIDES INDULGE IN EPICUREAN ADVENTURES STRETCH YOUR BODY, REST YOUR MINDOur English-speaking Cruise Managers and local experts Connoisseurs of wine and fine cuisine will enjoy delving Complimentary bikes and Nordic walking sticks let youare the very best in the industry, with decades of into local culinary traditions and regional flavors with venture out to the countryside. If you prefer to stayprofessional experience and education. an onboard wine and food pairing dinner, culinary onboard to exercise, your fitness center offers everything demonstrations and tastings, and private wine tastings. you need. Or simply relax onboard, pampering yourselfOpposite page: Exclusive wine tasting in Portugal with a massage in our Serenity River Spa. uniworld.com | 17
Drop in early, or stay a while longer Indulge your wanderlust—and get even more value from your international airfare—with Uniworld’s pre- and post-cruise land packages. Each is fullyhosted by a Uniworld local host and includes deluxe and first-class hotels with breakfast daily, all transfers, baggage handling, and special sightseeing.ENGAGING AMSTERDAM COSMOPOLITAN AIX-EN-PROVENCE ROMANTIC BUDAPESTBicycle down streets and across canal-spanning bridges, You cannot help but feel the sense of history in this Here on the banks of the Danube, you can explore anpast houseboats and strolling pedestrians. Stop in the sophisticated town, named by the Romans after the evocative castle district and wander past extraordinarycity’s many museums and gaze at masterpieces by thermal springs still found here. A refined combination examples of Neoclassical, Baroque, and Art NouveauVan Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. A visual feast, of old and new, Aix-en-Provence is the soul of architecture. A historic city of stunning vistas, BudapestAmsterdam will charm and enchant you. southern France. offers a hearty taste of Hungary.BOHEMIAN PRAGUE DYNAMIC VIENNA FASCINATING ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIAA walk along the Charles Bridge takes you past ancient Opulent home of the Habsburgs, Vienna captures the Experience the flavors of the Baltic capitals—Tallinn,Baroque statues and shows you breathtaking views of imagination and the ear. Palaces invite a visit, while Riga, and Vilnius. Taste an exhilarating blend of historythis historic capital of Bohemia. music halls ring with the works of famous composers. and the vibrant promise of tomorrow.Opposite page: THE CITY OF LIGHT, PARIS: Cultivated and cultured, Paris offers passion and fashion, and exquisite cuisine. This beautiful city along the Seine continues to capture the imagination of the world. uniworld.com | 19
The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube RiversExperience the many treasures that line the enchanting Danube, legendary Rhine, vineyard-rich Moselle, and meandering Main rivers Essential to daily life, important to trade, and notable as routes taken by invading conquerors, the great rivers of Europe have shaped the continent’s history, culture, and economy for thousands of years. Now these extraordinary waterways will shape your exciting Uniworld river cruise adventure. Cruise through one country, delving deeply into its culture and history, or No matter the cruise you choose, you will enjoy picturesque landscapes, travel through many countries, discovering the multitude of gems each Medieval villages, grand cities, and so much more. Captivating shore nation has to offer. Celebrate the rich heritage of Europe’s illustrious wine excursions hosted by local experts and insightful onboard cultural regions on “Legendary Rhine & Moselle” or “Enchanting Danube.” Explore programming will introduce you to the art, architecture, music, and history the beauty and romance of Paris before setting sail down four scenic rivers of the region, giving you a well-rounded perspective on each exciting port on “Paris & the Heart of Europe.” Journey from Vienna to Belgrade on of call. And thanks to our recently introduced “Choice Is Yours,” “Gentle our new “Highlights of Eastern Europe,” or travel from Istanbul to Vienna Walking,” and “Go Active” customizable options, you’ll be able to tailor experiencing the “Imperial Capitals of Europe.” your onshore experiences to your specific interests in many destinations. uniworld.com | 21
Springtime Tulips& the RhineAmsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on thestylish River AmbassadorAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore2 countries10 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal experts“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options3 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “The Rhine, River ofCulture and Trade”From $ 2,599 per person, cruise only22
Discover the perfect blend of nature, art, and history ZaandamIs there a more glorious sight than springtime along the Rhine? Experience Dutch flowerculture at its height among the acres and acres of tulips carpeting the KeukenhofGardens. Cruise past vine-covered hillsides burgeoning with new leaves in the greatRiesling-growing districts of Germany.Water has always been a dominant element in the Netherlands, both in its long struggleto hold back the sea and keep its land habitable and in its history of global trade.Now, though the 17th-century Golden Age may be gone, the Netherlands’ cosmopolitanoutlook and entrepreneurial spirit remain. This cruise will show you both the mosttraditional side of Dutch life and the most contemporary.From the Netherlands, journey into Germany. Though modern Germany is better knownfor its industrial might than for its romantic landscapes, artists of all kinds havecelebrated the beauties of the Rhine landscape for hundreds of years. Sip a glass ofRiesling in the Rheingau and practice your German at a café with a view of Medievalchurch spires. Ramble through Roman ruins and learn how far back the roots of thisancient nation go. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteFollow the Rhine from amazing Amsterdam to fabulous Frankfurt and discover glorious Amsterdam to Frankfurt Frankfurt to Amsterdampaintings, WWII battlefields, Medieval castles, delectable food, and delightful people. Day Port/City Day Port/CityWho will enjoy this cruise: History buffs will be in heaven, whether they wish to explore 1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Frankfurt (embark)the ancient Roman, the Medieval, or the 20th-century world. Gardeners may roam through 2 Amsterdam 2 Frankfurt, Rüdesheimmillions of blooming tulips, and art lovers will find many legendary collections to admire. 3 Amsterdam, Zaandam 3 Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach 4 Arnhem 4 Cologne 5 Cologne 5 Arnhem 6 Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim 6 Zaandam, Amsterdam 7 Frankfurt 7 Amsterdam 8 Frankfurt (disembark), transfer 8 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport to the airport | Cruise Start Dates: March 27* April 3, 10, 17 * *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Tulips, the Netherlands; Above: Rhine River, Germany uniworld.com | 23
Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days | Day 1 Amsterdam be | Day 4 Arnhem ybm Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of transferred to the ship. D Kröller-Müller Museum OR WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek | Day 2 Amsterdam ybmu C Featured Excursions: Canal cruise and choice of Anne Arnhem is your gateway to the Kröller-Müller Museum, Frank House OR Van Gogh Museum home to a huge collection of Van Gogh’s paintings, including Café Terrace at Night, as well as works by What intrigues you most? Do you want to walk through Picasso, Mondrian, Rodin, and many contemporary the house where Anne Frank wrote her diary, or would European artists. Or visit the WWII Airborne Museum in you like to see the paintings Vincent van Gogh left to Oosterbeek to learn about the brutal 1944 Battle of his brother Theo? Choose whichever you prefer, and Arnhem. History comes alive through veterans’ you’ll also see Amsterdam from its famous canals. Glide recordings and a large collection of artifacts. You’ll also along waterways dug during the Dutch Golden Age and stop at the Airborne cemetery. Buried there are 1,759 admire the stately houses built with the riches of the men, many of them Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Dutch East India trade. You’ll also see some of the effort to take the bridge at Arnhem (a story told in the city’s architectural highlights on your way to and from 1977 film A Bridge Too Far). BB L D the ship. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala | Day 5 Cologne mu | Day 3 Amsterdam, Zaandam bm Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Featured Excursions: Keukenhof Gardens and Roman-Germanic Museum Zaanse Schans Arrive in Cologne and ramble through the narrow streets All of your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares, Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre showcase of over seven little churches, and awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, million flowers, where spring bursts out in all of its the city’s most famous landmark and a UNESCO World colorful glory. This is one of the most impressive public Heritage Site. Cologne was founded by the Romans; gardens in the world, and it is open for only nine weeks you’ll tour the Roman-Germanic Museum, built around a each year. In the afternoon, visit the outdoor museum Roman villa that was discovered in 1941. It contained of Zaanse Schans village. Zaanse Schans is traditional an incredibly well-preserved mosaic of Dionysus that Holland in a nutshell: the Dutch bring their children now joins numerous finds illuminating everyday life in here to show them how their ancestors lived. Try on a the Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium pair of clogs, watch a cheesemaker press out a round of (the Roman name of Cologne), including the world’s cheese, and climb the stairs of a windmill to see how largest collection of Roman glass vessels and a unique the machinery works. BB D assortment of Roman jewelry. BB L D Cologne, Germany; Opposite page: Zaanse Schans, the NetherlandseEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner24
|Day 6 Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine | Day 7 Frankfurt C Pay-in-Full SavingsRiver, Rüdesheim b u Featured Excursion: Frankfurt walking tourFeatured Excursions: Guided visit to Marksburg SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms.Castle and evening guided stroll along Drosselgasse After a relaxing morning onboard, tour dynamic SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Frankfurt. Dive into the energy of this sophisticated Offer expires October 31, 2012.Awaken to the sights of the Rhine, including the city with your guide, roaming from its historic heart,famous Lorelei Rock and, at the confluence of the Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Early Booking SavingsMoselle and Rhine rivers, German Corner, with its Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I. Then take a leisurely SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013. skyscrapers that reveal the importance of thiswalk through lovely Braubach, a charming town with European hub, which people from 200 nations Pricing Per Personmany half-timbered houses, before your visit to call home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to tasteMarksburg Castle, the only Rhine hill castle to have Cruise Start Date Ship Cruise Only the famous local sausage and try the local cider,remained occupied and undestroyed for over 700 called ebblewoi. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Mar 27* River Ambassador $2,599years. You will feel that you have stepped into the Apr 3 River Ambassador $2,699daily life of the past as you walk through the kitchen | Day 8 Depart Frankfurt eb Apr 10, 17 * River Ambassador $2,799and banqueting hall, the armory and the chapel. Disembark the ship and transfer to FrankfurtDon’t miss the re-created Medieval garden, with International Airport for your flight home. CB/BB To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:150 plants used in the Middle Ages for curative (or Category 2 + $400magical) purposes. Later, marvel at the stunning Category 1 + $800scenery of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a Suite + $1,495UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Spend the See Deck Plan on page 158evening exploring Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse, a – Port Charges: $140 per personlively and picturesque lane of wine taverns. BB L D * On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. – Single supplement applies for single accommodation. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. uniworld.com | 25
Tulips &WindmillsAmsterdam to Antwerp | 10 DaysYour Cruise Package Includes:Travel9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on theimperial River Duchess, the chic River Empress,or the regal River QueenAll transfers on arrival and departure days(see transfer guidelines on page 170)TasteAll meals onboard, prepared using the finest andfreshest ingredients9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell DinnersComplimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinksduring lunch and dinner onboard; bottled waterreplenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hourspecialty coffee and tea station Explore2 countries14 excursions, including 4 “Choice Is Yours”options, fully hosted by English-speakinglocal expert“Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options4 UNESCO World Heritage SitesServices of an experienced Uniworld Cruise ManagerState-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headsetsystem on all shore excursionsUse of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Experience Captivating onboard local entertainmentSignature Lecture: “Life & Art in the Golden Age”From $ 2,649 per person, cruise only26
Dutch and Belgian delights abound on this cruise EnkhuizenDo you dream of seeing Rembrandt’s paintings in the city where he created them? On Hoorn Zaandamthis itinerary, you’ll walk from a museum exhibiting Rembrant’s works out to a canal THEboat and cruise along Amsterdam’s waterways past houses built by the people in his Amsterdam NETHERLANDSportraits. Stroll through acres of tulips and understand why the Netherlands went mad Rotterdamfor these blooms centuries ago. Sit at a table on an ancient city square with a Belgianale and watch Antwerp’s students flaunt the latest fashions. NijmegenThe Netherlands and Belgium have always been closely linked, sharing a Golden Age in Veere Groesbeekthe 17th century that resulted in a flowering of artistic genius that has never been equaled, Dordrecht Kinderdijkproducing Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Hals, to mention only a few; their work is Nuenen Brugescelebrated the world over, and it hangs on the walls of the museums you will visit. Antwerp GhentThis perfectly paced springtime cruise takes you to picture-perfect villages where youcan climb the steps of a working windmill and try on a pair of clogs. Walk the cobbled BELGIUMstreets of beautiful Bruges, so well preserved it is almost a living museum; explore Brusselsvibrant Antwerp and shop for diamonds in the city that has long been the diamondcapital of the world. Number of Nights Onshore Land Cruise Flight U UNESCO World Heritage SiteYou can see the traces of the region’s history everywhere: on WWII battlefields, in the Amsterdam to Antwerp Antwerp to AmsterdamMedieval glories of Ghent, in the tall ships moored at Enkhuizen. At the same time, you’ll Day Port/City Day Port/Cityfind trendy boutiques and brilliant contemporary architecture, the continent’s busiestport, and a pan-European spirit in forward-looking, sophisticated cities. 1 Amsterdam (embark) 1 Brussels airport, transfer to Antwerp (embark) 2 AmsterdamWho will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to step back in time may visit living history 2 Antwerp 3 Zaandamvillages, Medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy three 3 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)guided museum visits, and garden lovers will find a host of delights as well. 4 Hoorn, Enkhuizen 4 Veere 5 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) 5 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk 6 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht 6 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) 7 Veere 7 Hoorn, Enkhuizen 8 Ghent (Bruges or Ghent) 8 Zaandam 9 Antwerp 9 Amsterdam 10 Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels airport 10 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport * | Cruise Start Dates: March 23, 25, 29 April 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 25* * * * * *On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.Opposite page: Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands; Above: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands uniworld.com | 27
Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days | Day 1 Amsterdam be | Day 4 Hoorn, Enkhuizen m Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking tour and “Life on transferred to the ship. D the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit | Day 2 Amsterdam ybmuC Uncover a rich seafaring history as you tour Hoorn on Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal foot. Your guide will explain the markings on Medieval cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum buildings that note the former inhabitants’ trades. Your next port of call, Enkhuizen, is home to the fascinating Spend your first full day in the Netherlands with a tour Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed 19th- of its largest city, Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, century village that lets you see how life was lived in a architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, busy fishing port a century ago. BB L D museums, bicycles, and narrow alleys. Get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Choose | Day 5 Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen) yUbm between one of the most prestigious museums in the Featured Excursions: Choice of National Liberation world—the Rijksmuseum—which offers the world’s Museum OR exclusive “Walk in Van Gogh’s Footsteps” largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and in Nuenen artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid, or the Van Gogh Awaken in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. Museum—home to the largest collection of his From here, you can choose to head to the National paintings in the world, including Sunflowers and the Liberation Museum in nearby Groesbeek. During your works of other 19th-century painters. guided visit, get an eye-opening account of WWII by BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala experiencing the occupation, celebrating the liberation, and witnessing the rebuilding of Europe after the war. | Day 3 Zaandam ybm Or opt instead to learn about Van Gogh’s years in the Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day at village of Nuenen, where his father was the vicar and Keukenhof Gardens* OR Zaanse Schans combined where he created the character studies that became with Keukenhof Gardens The Potato Eaters. BB L D Spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the | Day 6 Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht bu most impressive public gardens in the world, with more Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills than seven million bulbs planted on a 70-acre site. Or split your day between the Keukenhof Gardens and Cruise through busy Rotterdam harbor, the third largest Zaanse Schans, an exquisitely crafted open-air in the world, and explore the city on your own in the museum. Authentic windmills, houses, and shops were morning. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World 17th- to 18th-century village where you can watch a Heritage-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. cobbler carve out a wooden shoe or a cheesemaker At one point, there were more than 10,000 windmills in press rounds of Gouda. BB L D the country, and your guide will explain why they were so important. In the evening, sail to Dordrecht. BB L D *Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens. Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be Hoorn, the Netherlands; Opposite page: Ghent, Belgium arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.eEmbark/Disembark dFlight yChoice Is Yours U Uniworld Exclusive bMotorcoach uUNESCO mMuseum cConcert fDining Out wWine Tasting CWelcome/Farewell Dinner CB/BB Continental/Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner28
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