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2013 Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruises

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THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

A CELEBRATION OF FLAVORS

Let us paint a picture for you. As you board your uniquely designed,

The picture we started to paint for you wouldn’t be complete

five-star luxury boutique cruise ship, you enter a world in which

without a remarkable dining experience. Relax while enjoying

every detail has been taken care of just for you. Comforted by our

flavorful creations prepared with the finest locally sourced

credo of “no request too large, no detail too small,” you prepare

ingredients. Sip on a selection of complimentary fine wines while

to 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 are

can. We invite you to experience all the luxuries only Uniworld

the same, we offer a wealth of options to accommodate your

can offer. Join us for a value-packed voyage and let us take care

culinary desires. Perhaps that’s why Uniworld is one of three

of all the details for you.

cruise lines to have earned “Top Dining” honors from Zagat®.

EX PER IENCE

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TRADE ORDINARY FOR EXTRAORDINARY

BE TREATED TO MORE ONSHORE AND ONBOARD

As we add rich details to the picture of your journey-of-a-lifetime,

We believe travel can be a transformative adventure. That is

let’s not forget your unparalleled accommodations, including the

why we’re committed to providing immersive and enlightening

most elegantly appointed, award-winning staterooms on the

experiences. By personalizing your onshore excursions with

rivers. You’ll experience all the splendor of the most luxurious

Uniworld’s “Choice is Yours” program, and offering extensive

ships, 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 touches

commitment 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.

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RIVER QUEEN AND RIVER BEATRICE RANKED #1 AND #2 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ POLL

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S GOLD LIST AND PLATINUM CIRCLE MEMBER

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S WORLD’S “BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE”

TRAVEL + LEISURE’S “WORLD’S BEST SERVICE,” RIVER CRUISES

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River Princess

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2013 Boutique River Cruise Itineraries THE RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN & DANUBE RIVERS Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp 10 Days

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Venice & the Po River NEW Venice to Venice 8 Days .

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau 8 Days

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague 10 Days .

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Grand Danube & Prague NEW Prague to Belgrade 17 Days . Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days

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European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days

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European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam 15 Days

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Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna 18 Days . . .

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FRANCE’S SEINE, RHÔNE & SAÔNE RIVERS Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris 10 Days

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Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days .

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne 8 Days

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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

It’s time to find those places you’ve been dreaming of. Serenity awaits onboard your

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 guided

offer you unmatched access to the sites you’ve traveled

on included excursions to the places you have longed to

so far to see.

experience. Whether visiting a Portuguese winery for a tasting of the country’s world-renowned Port wine, or

intimate luxury cruise ship. Come, join us. A journey with Uniworld will transport you to intriguing destinations in impeccable style, luxury, and comfort.

You’ll glide over calm waters straight into the heart of

sampling the life of French royalty on a stroll through

both imperial European capitals and Medieval towns and

the halls of Versailles, you’ll be given an insider’s access

villages that are unreachable by big ships. An ever-changing

to the best experiences Europe has to offer. Once back

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.

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Boutique sailing: the luxury touch Uniworld 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 with the same elegant flair, and run with the same attentive precision, Uniworld ships reflect the benefits 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 down

A boutique is a stylish and exclusive enclave, meant

the plush satin-lined corridors, inviting movie enthusiasts to

to stimulate the senses. Uniworld’s partnership with

indulge in a bit of trivia. A cozy lounge offers conversational

Red 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 delicate

and often exceeded. Beatrice Tollman, the founder,

white orchids. There’s a visual feast at every turn, prepared

president, and guiding designing light of Red Carnation

with a masterful eye for detail and harmony.

properties, has personally placed her stylish stamp on each meticulously crafted Uniworld ship. Everything we do has

No request too large, no detail too small

one goal in mind: delighting you. Hand-selected fine art

True five-star luxury is felt as well as seen. Fine hoteliers

and priceless antiques from personal collections and

make their guests feel welcome in many ways, most

world-class auction houses blend perfectly with lavish

importantly by getting to know them and being aware of

furnishings in luxurious fabrics and styles, ensuring that

their personal preferences. It is a pleasure when the chef

every moment you spend onboard is as memorable as

remembers that you like your eggs prepared “sunny-side

those you spend onshore.

up” at breakfast, or the bartender knows you prefer your favorite drink with that little extra twist. It’s the Captain

Uniquely designed to inspire and comfort

stopping by your dinner table to continue the conversation

Each Uniworld ship carries its own cachet, and each has

you began yesterday, or the housekeeper remembering you

a 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, your ship is more than just a way to get from one destination

Dreams are fulfilled by special touches that make you feel

to the next: it’s a place for discovery. A grand sapphire

comfortable—a well-placed pillow on a reading chair, a cup

Baccarat chandelier from New York’s famed Tavern on the

of tea delivered. Such kind attention lets you know how

Green lends interest and history. A petite Picasso looks

much we value you and how dedicated we are to providing

over a cozy sitting area, just around that corner. Images

exactly what you desire, exactly when you desire it.

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Above top: S.S. Antoinette butler service; Above bottom: River Baroness restaurant; Opposite page: River Countess lobby

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 river cruising industry.”

Commitment to quality, service, and value 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 you

Opposite page: Renoir Lounge, River Royale

are a respected guest in the finest of homes—ours. uniworld.com

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A thousand views from your luxury stateroom Rated “Top Cabins” by the Zagat® Cruise Lines Survey, your own private, elegantly appointed sanctuary comes 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 evening

reflect and recharge

turndown features delightful treats of fine European

Luxury has a feeling all its own, embodied in lovely

chocolate and other thoughtful touches.

surroundings and fine furnishings. From the handcrafted Savoir ® of England bed dressed in soft Egyptian cotton

Our signature suites—the most stylish on the rivers

sheets, a fluffy European duvet, and a wide array of pillow

While all of our signature suites are uniquely designed

options 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 the

products, everything in your stateroom is meant to pamper

same thoughtful touches and extra special amenities that

you 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 comfy slippers, watching the sun rise over a Medieval castle, you

Guests sailing in suites onboard the River Beatrice and

will 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 training

Each Uniworld ship is a stylish, luxury boutique hotel in

under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivor

spirit, yet fiercely modern in convenience. Nowhere is this

Spencer Butler School. You will find you are in capable

more evident than in your elegantly appointed riverview

hands, as our butlers are trained to the same level of

stateroom, where built-in closets, a convenient vanity,

skill as those who serve in the finest royal houses in

and individual climate control combine to make you feel

Europe, including Buckingham Palace. And should you

comfortably at home. Should entertainment be in order,

wish to indulge in our most elegant accommodations, the

the flat-screen TV features an infotainment center with

Owner’s Suite on the River Beatrice and the Royal Suite

new-release and classic films, as well as details of the

on the S.S. Antoinette are the most lavish suites available

ship’s daily schedule and onboard resources. A direct-dial

in the river cruise industry.

phone connects you to housekeeping, should you require a bit of sustenance or an extra towel.

Please see pages 142 to 165 for more details on our beautiful staterooms and majestic suites.

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Above top: River Baroness suite; Above bottom: River Duchess marble bathroom; Opposite page: River Countess balcony stateroom

The dining experience: a feast for the senses Take 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 BEVERAGES

With the availability of the freshest ingredients from local farmers’ markets, or ingredients obtained from sustainably raised food sources, Uniworld chefs create meals bursting with goodness and flavor.

Beatrice Tollman has not just left her stylish imprint on the décor of our ships, but has also contributed her legendary signature recipes, from hearty chicken pot pie to the icy perfection of honeycomb ice cream.

Enhance your sumptuous meals with well-paired fine wines chosen by Red Carnation Hotels’ most acclaimed sommelier. Sample hearty craft beers, and enjoy soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.

DINING EXPERIENCES

A COLLECTION OF CULINARY DELIGHTS

MASTER OF TASTE

Enjoy al fresco dining under the stars on the sun deck; opt for light-lunch dining; dine with new friends at the Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; open your eyes for early-riser breakfast, relax with afternoon tea, or snack all day if you wish with our bistro menu.

Start your day with a hearty buffet breakfast, perhaps an omelet personalized to perfection. Lunch time finds you amidst an abundance of culinary delights. And evening menus offer elegant courses, as candlelight flickers and conversations kindle between bites.

A 30-year industry veteran, Global Master Chef Bernard Zorn, leads a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of styles and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary. uniworld.com

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Become part of the journey You may not want to leave the haven of your ship, but as we reach each fascinating city or town, we do encourage you to disembark 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 color

We 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 our

onshore programs that foster a deeper understanding of

of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the family who has

destinations. Watch performances by local musicians

the 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, enjoy

Beyond the obvious

that give you a rich perspective on both the historic edifice

Uniworld’s Epicurean Adventurer Program™, which lets

Uniworld’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, culinary

the most memorable castles, palaces, and museums of

of a winemakers’ village in the Moselle wine region led by

demonstrations and tastings, private onshore wine

Europe and Russia—places that no visitor to great cities

the genial town mayor. These clear, focused photographs

tasting, and casual gourmet samplings while onboard

such 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 share But sampling its most famous art and architecture is only

the history.

With the world as your classroom As you travel to each destination on your itinerary, you’ll

the first step in getting to know a city or a nation. On a Uniworld 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 trained

and enlightening journey. So whether you are marveling at

your river cruise experience even more. For those wishing

and experienced Cruise Manager, guides who are like

one 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 as

Amsterdam, 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 convenience

the 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 system

the places you visit when you travel with Uniworld.

on a number of itineraries and dates.

designed to enhance the quality of your onshore excursions.

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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 SOUNDS

Uniworld offers memorable experiences exclusively designed for our valued guests, such as: enjoying Vienna as the Viennese do; taking in a Hungarian Puszta horse show; and savoring a wine tasting hosted by royalty.

Share the excitement of travel with the special young people in your life on a Multigenerational Family-Friendly river cruise offering special activities for children and savings on select itineraries and dates.

Experts in history and culture share their knowledge on art, music, and architecture with our Signature Lectures, while local artists and entertainers perform regional music and share the visual traditions of their culture.

EXPERT CRUISE MANAGERS & LOCAL GUIDES

INDULGE IN EPICUREAN ADVENTURES

STRETCH YOUR BODY, REST YOUR MIND

Our English-speaking Cruise Managers and local experts are the very best in the industry, with decades of professional experience and education.

Connoisseurs of wine and fine cuisine will enjoy delving into local culinary traditions and regional flavors with an onboard wine and food pairing dinner, culinary demonstrations and tastings, and private wine tastings.

Complimentary bikes and Nordic walking sticks let you venture out to the countryside. If you prefer to stay onboard to exercise, your fitness center offers everything you need. Or simply relax onboard, pampering yourself with a massage in our Serenity River Spa.

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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 fully hosted 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 BUDAPEST

Bicycle down streets and across canal-spanning bridges, past houseboats and strolling pedestrians. Stop in the city’s many museums and gaze at masterpieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. A visual feast, Amsterdam will charm and enchant you.

You cannot help but feel the sense of history in this sophisticated town, named by the Romans after the thermal springs still found here. A refined combination of old and new, Aix-en-Provence is the soul of southern France.

Here on the banks of the Danube, you can explore an evocative castle district and wander past extraordinary examples of Neoclassical, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture. A historic city of stunning vistas, Budapest offers a hearty taste of Hungary.

BOHEMIAN PRAGUE

DYNAMIC VIENNA

FASCINATING ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA

A walk along the Charles Bridge takes you past ancient Baroque statues and shows you breathtaking views of this historic capital of Bohemia.

Opulent home of the Habsburgs, Vienna captures the imagination and the ear. Palaces invite a visit, while music halls ring with the works of famous composers.

Experience the flavors of the Baltic capitals—Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. Taste an exhilarating blend of history 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.

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The Rhine, Moselle, Main & Danube Rivers Experience 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.”

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Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 2 countries 10 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Rhine, River of Culture and Trade”

2,599

$ From

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per person, cruise only

Discover the perfect blend of nature, art, and history

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Is there a more glorious sight than springtime along the Rhine? Experience Dutch flower culture at its height among the acres and acres of tulips carpeting the Keukenhof Gardens. Cruise past vine-covered hillsides burgeoning with new leaves in the great Riesling-growing districts of Germany. Water has always been a dominant element in the Netherlands, both in its long struggle to 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’ cosmopolitan outlook and entrepreneurial spirit remain. This cruise will show you both the most traditional side of Dutch life and the most contemporary.

BELGIUM

From the Netherlands, journey into Germany. Though modern Germany is better known for its industrial might than for its romantic landscapes, artists of all kinds have celebrated the beauties of the Rhine landscape for hundreds of years. Sip a glass of Riesling in the Rheingau and practice your German at a café with a view of Medieval church spires. Ramble through Roman ruins and learn how far back the roots of this ancient nation go.

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Cruise

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Follow the Rhine from amazing Amsterdam to fabulous Frankfurt and discover glorious paintings, WWII battlefields, Medieval castles, delectable food, and delightful people.

Amsterdam to Frankfurt Day

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Port/City

Who will enjoy this cruise: History buffs will be in heaven, whether they wish to explore the ancient Roman, the Medieval, or the 20th-century world. Gardeners may roam through millions of blooming tulips, and art lovers will find many legendary collections to admire.

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Amsterdam (embark)

1

Frankfurt (embark)

2

Amsterdam

2

Frankfurt, Rüdesheim

3

Amsterdam, Zaandam

3

4

Arnhem

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Braubach

5

Cologne

4

Cologne

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Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

5

Arnhem

6

Zaandam, Amsterdam

7

Frankfurt

7

Amsterdam

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Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Opposite page: Tulips, the Netherlands; Above: Rhine River, Germany

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Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days |

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Featured Excursions: Canal cruise and choice of Anne Frank House OR Van Gogh Museum What intrigues you most? Do you want to walk through the house where Anne Frank wrote her diary, or would you like to see the paintings Vincent van Gogh left to his brother Theo? Choose whichever you prefer, and you’ll also see Amsterdam from its famous canals. Glide along waterways dug during the Dutch Golden Age and admire the stately houses built with the riches of the Dutch East India trade. You’ll also see some of the city’s architectural highlights on your way to and from the ship. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursions: Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans All of your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre showcase of over seven million flowers, where spring bursts out in all of its colorful glory. This is one of the most impressive public gardens in the world, and it is open for only nine weeks each year. In the afternoon, visit the outdoor museum of Zaanse Schans village. Zaanse Schans is traditional Holland in a nutshell: the Dutch bring their children here to show them how their ancestors lived. Try on a pair of clogs, watch a cheesemaker press out a round of cheese, and climb the stairs of a windmill to see how the machinery works. BB D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of Kröller-Müller Museum OR WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek Arnhem is your gateway to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to a huge collection of Van Gogh’s paintings, including Café Terrace at Night, as well as works by Picasso, Mondrian, Rodin, and many contemporary European artists. Or visit the WWII Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek to learn about the brutal 1944 Battle of Arnhem. History comes alive through veterans’ recordings and a large collection of artifacts. You’ll also stop at the Airborne cemetery. Buried there are 1,759 men, many of them Allied soldiers who lost their lives in effort to take the bridge at Arnhem (a story told in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far). BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Roman-Germanic Museum Arrive in Cologne and ramble through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares, little churches, and awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cologne was founded by the Romans; you’ll tour the Roman-Germanic Museum, built around a Roman villa that was discovered in 1941. It contained an incredibly well-preserved mosaic of Dionysus that now joins numerous finds illuminating everyday life in the Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (the Roman name of Cologne), including the world’s largest collection of Roman glass vessels and a unique assortment of Roman jewelry. BB L D

Cologne, Germany; Opposite page: Zaanse Schans, the Netherlands

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Featured Excursion: Frankfurt walking tour After a relaxing morning onboard, tour dynamic Frankfurt. Dive into the energy of this sophisticated city with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50 skyscrapers that reveal the importance of this European hub, which people from 200 nations call home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the local cider, called ebblewoi. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home. CB/BB

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Mar 27*

River Ambassador

$2,599

Apr 3

River Ambassador

$2,699

Apr 10,* 17

River Ambassador

$2,799

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+ $400

Category 1

+ $800

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+ $1,495

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Tulips & Windmills

Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess, the chic River Empress, or the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 2 countries 14 excursions, including 4 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local expert “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Life & Art in the Golden Age”

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Dutch and Belgian delights abound on this cruise Do you dream of seeing Rembrandt’s paintings in the city where he created them? On this itinerary, you’ll walk from a museum exhibiting Rembrandt’s works out to a canal boat and cruise along Amsterdam’s waterways past houses built by the people in his portraits. Stroll through acres of tulips and understand why the Netherlands went mad for these blooms centuries ago. Sit at a table on an ancient city square with a Belgian ale and watch Antwerp’s students flaunt the latest fashions.

THE NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam

Nijmegen Veere

Dordrecht

Kinderdijk

Groesbeek

Nuenen

Bruges

GERMANY Antwerp

Ghent

This perfectly paced springtime cruise takes you to picture-perfect villages where you can climb the steps of a working windmill and try on a pair of clogs. Walk the cobbled streets of beautiful Bruges, so well preserved it is almost a living museum; explore vibrant Antwerp and shop for diamonds in the city that has long been the diamond capital of the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to step back in time may visit living history villages, Medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy three guided museum visits, and garden lovers will find a host of delights as well.

Enkhuizen

Amsterdam

The Netherlands and Belgium have always been closely linked, sharing a Golden Age in the 17th century that resulted in a flowering of artistic genius that has never been equaled, producing Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Hals, to mention only a few; their work is celebrated the world over, and it hangs on the walls of the museums you will visit.

You can see the traces of the region’s history everywhere: on WWII battlefields, in the Medieval glories of Ghent, in the tall ships moored at Enkhuizen. At the same time, you’ll find trendy boutiques and brilliant contemporary architecture, the continent’s busiest port, and a pan-European spirit in forward-looking, sophisticated cities.

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Cruise

Amsterdam to Antwerp

Flight

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Amsterdam

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Antwerp

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Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

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Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

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Rotterdam, Kinderdijk

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Veere

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Nijmegen (Groesbeek or Nuenen)

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Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

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Hoorn, Enkhuizen

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Antwerp

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Zaandam

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Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels airport

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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Opposite page: Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands; Above: Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

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Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days |

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum Spend your first full day in the Netherlands with a tour of its largest city, Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and narrow alleys. Get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Choose between one of the most prestigious museums in the world—the Rijksmuseum—which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid, or the Van Gogh Museum—home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, including Sunflowers and the works of other 19th-century painters. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day at Keukenhof Gardens* OR Zaanse Schans combined with Keukenhof Gardens Spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most impressive public gardens in the world, with more than seven million bulbs planted on a 70-acre site. Or split your day between the Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans, an exquisitely crafted open-air museum. Authentic windmills, houses, and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village where you can watch a cobbler carve out a wooden shoe or a cheesemaker press rounds of Gouda. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking tour and “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit Uncover a rich seafaring history as you tour Hoorn on foot. Your guide will explain the markings on Medieval buildings that note the former inhabitants’ trades. Your next port of call, Enkhuizen, is home to the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed 19thcentury village that lets you see how life was lived in a busy fishing port a century ago. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of National Liberation Museum OR exclusive “Walk in Van Gogh’s Footsteps” in Nuenen Awaken in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands. From here, you can choose to head to the National Liberation Museum in nearby Groesbeek. During your guided visit, get an eye-opening account of WWII by experiencing the occupation, celebrating the liberation, and witnessing the rebuilding of Europe after the war. Or opt instead to learn about Van Gogh’s years in the village of Nuenen, where his father was the vicar and where he created the character studies that became The Potato Eaters. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills Cruise through busy Rotterdam harbor, the third largest in the world, and explore the city on your own in the morning. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. At one point, there were more than 10,000 windmills in 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. Hoorn, the Netherlands; Opposite page: Ghent, Belgium

Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

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Featured Excursions: Delta Works and guided stroll into artists’ village of Veere Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works, where you’ll learn about the Netherlands’ 2,000-year fight to hold back the sea. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region would have surrendered to water a long time ago; here you’ll see how technology has evolved. Then spend the early afternoon in charming Veere, long a popular artists’ retreat, before cruising the picturesque Zeeland area. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Bruges with canal cruise and walking tour OR Ghent with canal cruise Visit Bruges, one of the best-preserved Medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy its intimate cobblestone streets and bucolic public gardens. The Belfry Tower (Belfort) located in Market Square features a stunning octagonal tower and the lovely music of a carillon. Then see the town from aboard a canal boat and discover why Bruges is often called the “Venice of the North.” Or visit Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a history dating back to the Stone Age. The beautifully restored Medieval city center is made for strolling or biking. Its museums house works by

artists from Hieronymus Bosch to Joseph Beuys. The Saint Bavo Cathedral holds the Ghent Altarpiece, one of the world’s art treasures, painted by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 1400s. A canal cruise gives you a close-up view of the impressive 14th- and 15th-century textile warehouses that line the canals. BB D

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Featured Excursion: Antwerp walking tour with Cathedral of Our Lady visit Spend a full day in Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world and home to many world-renowned fashion designers. You’ll be guided to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent most of his life in Antwerp. You’ll also take in other highlights of this walkable and beautifully preserved city, which boasts lively art and club scenes. Those who believe that all that glitters is not gold can take an afternoon shuttle to Diamondland, Antwerp’s largest diamond shop. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Mar 23, 25,* 29

River Duchess, River Empress, River Queen

$2,649

Apr 1,* 3, 7*

River Duchess, River Empress, River Queen

$2,849

Apr 10, 12*

River Duchess, River Empress

$3,499

River Duchess, River Queen

$3,749

Apr 16, 19,* 25*

Cruise Only

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Category 3

+ $525

Category 2

+ $775

Category 1

+ $1,025

Suite

+ $1,825

See Deck Plans on pages 146, 152, 154 – Port Charges: $180 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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.

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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 4 countries 9 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The European City from the Middle Ages to Modern Europe” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

2,399

$ From

30

per person, cruise only

Celebrate the fairytale beauty and romantic spirit of the Rhine

North Sea

ENGLAND

Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and light glints off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of Medieval churches appear around each bend, and vineyards climb the hillsides.

THE NETHERLANDS

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BELGIUM

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Discover Alsace, whose dual heritage, French and German, has given it fabulous food and a wine-growing tradition that goes back to the Romans. Cruise along the Rhine— Germany on one side, France on the other—and savor French joie de vivre and German Gemütlichkeit. Bicycle beside the river, passing Roman ruins and Romanesque churches. Marvel at castles, once mighty fortresses that guarded territory and trade routes, now romantic ruins towering above the water.

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Meet modern France and Germany in vibrant small towns and bustling cities that brim with historic treasures of art and architecture. Taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the Rhine and its landscape. The beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

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Cruise

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Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who love fine white wines will discover a plethora of delights; romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find Medieval castles, Bay of Biscay splendid cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets.

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Epicurean Adventurer Program E

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Amsterdam (embark)

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Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr)

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Cologne

3

Kehl (Strasbourg)

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Germersheim (Speyer)

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Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

4

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Adriatic Sea Rüdesheim

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Mediterranean Sea Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

5

Germersheim (Speyer)

6

Kehl (Strasbourg)

7

Cologne

7

Breisach (Colmar or Riquewihr)

8

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days |

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian wine villages OR Colmar city tour Starting from Medieval Breisach, the gateway to the Black Forest, you will cross the Rhine and head for the Alsatian Wine Road, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Charming villages, pastoral landscapes, and lush vineyards line this beautiful winding road. You may choose to visit just the historic center of enchanting Colmar or continue on to the wine villages of Kayserberg and Riquewihr, rambling along the narrow lanes past crooked-timbered Medieval houses with conical roofs that are straight out of a fairytale illustration. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” The heart of the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is crisscrossed with Medieval canals. You’ll board a canal boat and cruise past ancient covered bridges and their watchtowers, the picturesque Petite France district with its beautiful half-timbered houses and window boxes, and the magnificent Gothic cathedral—and you’ll also see the dynamic modern city that hosts numerous European Union organizations. Then spend your afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city, home to a large and lively student population and the only national theater outside Paris. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a Medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic center dominated by the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its basilica laid out in the form of a Latin cross, including four towers and two domes, this marvel is a symbol of Medieval imperial power; the rulers of three dynasties are interred here. Nearby, a well-preserved mikvah, or ritual bath, bears witness to a Jewish community that dates to roughly the same era; it is the oldest remaining bath of its kind in Europe. BB L D

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Day 7 Cologne

World Heritage Site, the earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings—the Magi—are believed to lie at rest. You’ll learn about the history of the cathedral and its artwork, especially the pieces surrounding the Shrine of the Magi. Christian pilgrims have been flocking here for centuries. In fact, one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended to accommodate the many faithful who travel from far and wide to experience the wonder of this sacred site. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares and small churches as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. Inside this UNESCO

SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $600 on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

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Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

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Cruise Only $2,499

Mar 24*

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$2,649

Apr 7*

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$2,849

Apr 14

S.S. Antoinette

$3,049

Apr 21*

S.S. Antoinette

$3,249

Apr 28

S.S. Antoinette

$3,499 $3,549

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S.S. Antoinette

Jun 2,* 9, 16,* 23

S.S. Antoinette

$3,549

Jun 30*

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$3,349

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$3,299

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$3,299

Aug 25*

S.S. Antoinette

$3,599

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S.S. Antoinette

$3,799

Sep 29

S.S. Antoinette

$3,749

Oct 6*

S.S. Antoinette

$3,749

Oct 13

S.S. Antoinette

$3,499

Oct 20*

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$3,199

Oct 27

S.S. Antoinette

$2,699

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S.S. Antoinette

$2,499

Nov 10

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$2,399

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Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Amsterdam

Lucerne

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local ho st | Canal cruise | Quietvox

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and lake cruise

Only $759 per person

Only $899 per person

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Basel.

(single supplement $359)

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Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 8 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Contemporary Germany” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of fine German white wines, hearty regional dishes, and delectable desserts. Travelers interested in meeting the people of Germany as well as seeing the beauties of a picturesque region.

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Basel to Nuremberg

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*On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

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Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel | 8 Days |

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour Awaken in charming Bamberg, an accessible, lively small city with one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centers (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Like Rome, Bamberg is built on seven hills—only here, a church tops each hill. Your tour takes you past the imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George; the huge 17th-century bishop’s palace and its glorious rose garden; the Town Hall on the banks of the Regnitz River; and Little Venice, an area of colorful fishermen’s houses. You’ll have time to ramble through the cozy town center, browsing through the delightful shops. Beer drinkers will want to check out the local brew, famous for its smoky flavor. In the late afternoon, you will cruise the peaceful Main River. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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ninth century, the 25,000 students attending its university—one of the oldest in Germany—give Würzburg a vibrant atmosphere. Stroll across the Alte Mainbrücke, begun in the 15th century and the oldest surviving bridge spanning the Main, for a great view of the city lights. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residenz visit OR exclusive Franconian village visit This morning you may choose to chat with the residents of a Franconian village over cake and coffee before joining them on a guided tour of their town to learn about daily life in the region. Alternately, you can tour the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, an immaculate example of Baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This grand palace was built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, sculptors, stuccoworkers, and painters. Particularly noteworthy is Tiepolo’s ceiling fresco—the largest in the world. Enjoy the magnificent garden, one of the most expansive and beautiful in Europe. Then relax onboard for an afternoon of scenic sailing on the Main River through the Franconian countryside. BB L D

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Day 5 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour Delightful, romantic Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River,” is still protected by its Medieval walls and two gates—one facing east, and another facing west. On your walking tour, you will discover a town that seems to embody a German fairytale, with its 14th- and 15thcentury half-timbered, gabled houses, including the famed Crooked House, and its venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Nierstein village vineyard tractor ride with Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike OR tour of Heidelberg* Spend the day on an exclusive visit to the Rhine village of Nierstein, where renowned white wines have been made for centuries. Ride a tractor through the steeply sloping vineyards to sample some of the finest Rieslings in the world. A naturalist will discuss viniculture in the region as you walk through a vineyard for a close-up view of wine-grape growing. And of course you’ll get to taste some of these fabulous wines. Or opt to have a motorcoach take you to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved Medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Heidelberg is home to Germany’s oldest university and is forever immortalized by Sigmund Romberg’s operetta, The Student Prince. You’ll be guided through the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle’s courtyard, and then continue into downtown Heidelberg and through Old Town. After the tour, you will have free time to enjoy the bustling squares lined with cafés, or simply take in the serene atmosphere of this truly charming town. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Notre Dame Cathedral You will wake up in the beautiful Alsatian river port town of Strasbourg. Situated half way between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” It is home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame, and beautiful half-timbered houses; it is also the seat of the European Parliament. See Strasbourg’s UNESCO-designated historic core in the way it has been seen for centuries—from its canals. A glass-enclosed water taxi will carry you under 600-year-old covered bridges and past the modern buildings that house the Council of Europe and other international institutions, as well as Palais Rohan and its glorious museums. Petite France, the picturesque old quarter whose half-timbered houses are adorned with flower boxes, is a highlight of your tour. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only $2,999

May 26

River Ambassador

Jun 2*

River Ambassador

$2,999

Jul 7, 14*

River Ambassador

$2,899

Aug 18, 25*

River Ambassador

$2,899

Sep 29

River Ambassador

$2,999

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River Ambassador

$2,999

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River Ambassador

$2,699

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+ $400

Category 1

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Suite

+ $1,495

See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Nuremberg. 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well gracious squares and friendly people. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person

(single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 5 countries 15 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire Along the Rhine and Moselle” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers

North Sea

Cologne

BELGIUM

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Art, history, architecture, ravishing landscapes, and the time to enjoy them—as you cruise the breathtaking Moselle and the romantic Rhine, you’ll discover it all.

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Explore the riches and delights of five nations—the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and Switzerland—and savor the best these regions have to offer.

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Taste exceptional examples of Riesling wine in the regions of Germany that make the best: the Mosel and the Rheingau. Then discover the elegant Rieslings of Alsace, the only area in France permitted to grow these grapes. During visits to vineyards and wine-making villages, you’ll talk to the artisans who make these exquisite wines.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates, and those who love art and nature will relish the very best the Rhine and Moselle have to offer.

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Cologne

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Strasbourg

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Koblenz

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Speyer

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Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

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Trier/Konz, cruising the Moselle River

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Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

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Trier/Konz, Sea cruising the Moselle River

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Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

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Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

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Speyer Sea Mediterranean

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Koblenz

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Strasbourg

11

Cologne

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise and choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum Experience the highlights of Amsterdam with a city tour, and get a close-up view of the city’s waterways with a canal cruise. Choose between one of the most prestigious museums in the world—The Rijksmuseum, which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artifacts, including Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid—or the Van Gogh Museum, home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, including Sunflowers, along with the works of other 19th-century painters. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour with Reichsburg Castle and an exclusive Ediger-Eller wine tasting History comes to life in Cochem’s half-timbered houses and Gothic Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, followed by a walking tour through Old Town. Later in the day, you will take a motorcoach to EdigerEller, where you will be greeted by the town mayor, who will act as your host for the duration of your visit. Stroll with the mayor through the cobblestone streets to the church for a short organ recital. Then join the mayor for an exclusive wine tasting, where you’ll savor three wines along with a special snack prepared just for you at a local inn. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Trier city tour Explore UNESCO-designated Trier, once known as the second Rome. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times. See the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. In the afternoon, sail the Moselle River, home to some of the world’s most delicious Riesling wines. BB L D

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Early Booking Savings SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

May 4

River Queen

$4,599

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River Queen

$4,899

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River Queen

$4,899

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River Queen

$4,799

Aug 16, 28*

River Queen

$4,799

Sep 9, 21*

River Queen

$5,199

Oct 3

River Queen

$5,099

Oct 15*

River Queen

$4,899

Oct 27

River Queen

$4,599

Nov 8*

River Queen

$4,199

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $325

Category 3

+ $750

Category 2

+ $1,100

Category 1

+ $1,450

Suite

+ $2,125

See Deck Plan on page 146 – Port Charges: $240 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Amsterdam Explore Holland’s best-known city, home to famous museums, bustling canals, historic mansions, bicycles, secret gardens, and so much more. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Amsterdam walking discovery tour | Quietvox Only $759 per person

(single supplement $359) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 9 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

2,299

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FRANCE

Pay tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube

CZECH REPUBLIC

Journey through breathtaking scenery, past Baroque monasteries and Medieval castles, and encounter the cultural glories of empires that gave rise to Mozart and Beethoven, Freud and Klimt.

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Relax on deck as, high above the Danube, Habsburg palaces take on a golden glow in the setting sun. Tiny villages appear along the riverbank, marked by the spires of ornate Baroque churches. Along the way, you can chat with winemakers and pastry chefs. Meet Hungarians who are turning Budapest’s once-abandoned buildings into lively pubs, and Viennese who cherish traditional coffee and contemporary film. See the glorious jewelry and artistic masterworks the Habsburgs commissioned during their 600-year reign. Get a close-up view of the enchanting Danube by taking a bicycle ride along the shore. Listen to the bells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall ring over Medieval lanes lined with Baroque buildings.

ITALY

Celebrate the panoply of life lived along the Danube, past and present. Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to discover the best of modern-day Europe along with the glories of the past. Everyone who loves history, food, wine, architecture, and music.

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Flight

Budapest to Passau

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Passau, cruising the Danube River

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Vienna

3

Linz (Salzburg or Gmunden or Steyr)

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Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

4

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

6

Linz (Salzburg or Gmunden or Steyr)

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Vienna

6

Vienna

7

Budapest

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Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

7

Passau

8

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Opposite page: Dürnstein Monastery, Dürnstein, Austria; Above: Steyr, Austria

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days |

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR Budapest walking discovery of national treasures Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the stunning Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, called the heart of the nation, you’ll see magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join a walking discovery that includes a visit to the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade and array of statues, and Central Market Hall, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You’ll a stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

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Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Vienna Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as your ship winds its way up the enchanting Danube and meanders through a series of locks, through Slovakia, and under bridges en route to the imperial city of Vienna, where you will arrive in the early evening. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the stately Ringstrasse—the broad thoroughfare surrounded by many imperial buildings and monuments. After your panoramic drive through the city, you will start a walking tour through the Hofburg grounds that will culminate at the magnificent State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. After marveling at the double-height hall with its glorious Baroque ornamentation, you’ll make your way past the elegant designer shops of Kohlmarkt (Cabbage Market), and pass by the Graben. Or choose to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” with an intimate walking tour of Vienna’s historic center, where you’ll travel by foot and subway with the locals. Along the way, enjoy a quintessentially Viennese experience— a stop in a traditional coffee house. After your coffee break, you’ll head to Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher Markt, arriving just in time to see the Ankeruhr (Anker clock) strike noon. Each day, this Vienna Secession (as the Art Nouveau movement was known in Austria) clock features a parade of 12 historical figures, ranging from Marcus Aurelius to Joseph Haydn, marking the time. While you wait for the clock show to start, order a sausage from a nearby stand for another typical Viennese experience. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Wachau village wine tasting and Melk Abbey and library visit Awaken in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein, which nestles against sheer cliffs on the banks of the Danube. The Wachau is home to a great wine making tradition; you’ll have an opportunity to taste some world-renowned white wines here. Then cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe—to Melk and its 900-year-old Benedictine abbey. Your guided tour of this breathtaking masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture will include a look at the famous library that was an inspiration for Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg OR Gmunden or Steyr Today’s adventure may take you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its wellpreserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, marvel at the city’s 15th-century cathedral; stroll along its famous shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you can also pass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s childhood home; and admire the Mirabellgarten, which was featured in the beloved film The Sound of Music.

If you have explored Salzburg in the past, you might opt for a visit to a nearby small town, Gmunden or Steyr (the day’s destination will be determined by the weather). Quaint Gmunden will delight you with its Alpine panorama, and Steyr has one of the best-preserved old towns in Austria. Its lovely historic center houses the famed Bummerlhaus (“plump little dog”)—one of the finest pieces of Gothic residential architecture in Central Europe. BB D

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Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert Passau’s historic wealth through trade is reflected in the beauty of its Medieval merchants’ houses. The city’s Baroque buildings, erected after the big fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Medieval German town center, with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on Europe’s largest pipe organ. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternate venue will be organized before and after these dates.

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Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension

SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Mar 24

River Beatrice

$2,349

Mar 31*

River Beatrice

$2,449

Apr 7

River Beatrice

$2,599

Apr 14*

River Beatrice

$2,849

Apr 21

River Beatrice

$3,049

Apr 28*

River Beatrice

$3,349

May 5, 12,* 19, 26*

River Beatrice

$3,549

Jun 2, 9,* 16, 23*

River Beatrice

$3,549

Jun 30

River Beatrice

$3,249

Jul 7,* 14, 21*

River Beatrice

$3,199

Jul 28

River Beatrice

$3,149

Aug 4,* 11, 18*

River Beatrice

$3,149

Aug 25

River Beatrice

$3,599

Sep 1,* 8, 15,* 22

River Beatrice

$3,799

Sep 29*

River Beatrice

$3,749

Oct 6

River Beatrice

$3,749

Oct 13*

River Beatrice

$3,499

Oct 20

River Beatrice

$3,099

Oct 27*

River Beatrice

$2,699

Nov 3

River Beatrice

$2,399

Nov 10*

River Beatrice

$2,299

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:

Budapest

Prague

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the deluxe Corinthia Hotel Royal (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Tour of the Budapest Opera House | Quietvox

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Prague city tour | Quietvox

Only $569 per person

Only $999 per person

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Passau.

(single supplement $299)

Pay-in-Full Savings

Category 4

+$200

Category 1

+ $1,075

Category 3

+ $650

Suite

+ $1,695

Category 2

+ $850

Owner’s Suite

+ $3,295

See Deck Plan on page 144 – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions.

(single supplement $499)

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days

Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador 2 nights in Prague at the deluxe Bascolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 13 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresa: a Woman Shaping European Politics”

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Discover the matchless beauty of the Danube, and the pride of the Czech Republic, Prague

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Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny Baroque villages nestling at their feet. Terraced hillsides are topped with regal castles and time-mellowed monasteries. Orchards and vineyards along the Danube have supported farmers for centuries; these days ambitious vintners apply the latest techniques to making luscious white wines from ancient vines.

Nuremberg Roth

CZECH REPUBLIC

MainDanube Canal

Theresienthal

As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg empire, you’ll find beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, Medieval city walls, and Gothic cathedrals, encountering the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town ease, high culture and the simple pleasures of daily life.

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At each end of the journey are historic capitals: Vienna, home to emperors for a thousand years and a treasure house of imperial art, and Prague, the beautifully preserved “City of Spires” that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own. Get a feel for the land as you wheel a bicycle along a riverside path. Listen to a trumpeter mark the arrival of noon after a 600-year-old clock chimes the hours. Feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn carriage.

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SLOVAKIA

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Land

Cruise

Flight

Vienna to Prague

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Prague to Vienna

Tradition and history, music and art, micro-brews and hip bars—experience them all along the beautiful Danube. At the same time, savor the flavors of the region, from Vienna’s pastries to the apricot-scented wines of the Wachau Valley.

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Vienna (embark)

1

Prague

2

Vienna

2

Prague

Who will enjoy this cruise: Food and wine connoisseurs and those who love music, art, nature, and history will all find something splendid along the Danube.

3

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

3

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

4

Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the Main-Danube Canal

5

Regensburg

6

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

7

Passau

8

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley

4

Passau

5

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

6

Regensburg

7

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

9

Prague

9

Vienna

10

Prague, transfer to the airport

10

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Opposite page: Prague, Czech Republic; Above: Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley, Austria

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Danube Discovery & Prague Vienna to Prague | 10 Days Day 1 Vienna b

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do”

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert and exploring “Bavarian Traditions,” Weisswurst and Lederhosen

There can be no exploration of the Danube without a visit to Vienna, a city both steeped in history and on the cusp of current trends. Your panoramic city tour showcases all the imperial Habsburg grandeur of the stately Ringstrasse, taking you past the Rathaus (City Hall), Parliament, the Hofburg (Imperial Palace), and the State Opera, among other sights. You will walk through the Hofburg grounds, culminating at the magnificent State Hall of the Austrian National Library, which is said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. For a more intimate look at this stunning city, opt to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do,” discovering the daily life of the Viennese in the historic town center with a visit to a popular park and a stop at a traditional Viennese coffee house. BB L D

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Step off the ship to discover an accessible, intriguing, and well-preserved town on your guided walking tour, with time to roam on your own before you hear the magnificent pipe organ, the largest in Europe, at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, discover how traditional Bavarian clothing, such as lederhosen and dirndls, is designed and made in the small town of Obernzell, and then indulge in weisswurst (Bavaria’s beloved aromatic white sausage) along with a crispy pretzel and a refreshing weissbier (a local pale beer). BB L D

Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

Day 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

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Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey with library visit Today, you’ll cruise the scenic, vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape and one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. Tour Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. The views from

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Old Chapel, Regensburg, Germany

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg OR Audi factory visit Regensburg, one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of history with outstanding monuments like the 12th-century Stone Bridge and the towering Gothic cathedral. Your walking tour takes you past the architectural treasures of Old Town as well as the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent 14th-century stainedglass windows. For a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years. Or visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a wellengineered German car is built. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit After cruising the most scenic parts of the MainDanube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, visit Nuremberg. Discover beautiful Medieval Nuremberg during a panoramic tour. Or take a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Documentation Center, home to the permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror.” You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, which includes

Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Trials. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague city tour OR Jewish Prague Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” Enjoy a panoramic city tour, taking in such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Dancing House, before arriving at Prague Castle. Here, you’ll visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Vladislav Hall, and Golden Lane. You’ll cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square with Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Or explore Jewish Prague on a walking tour of Josefov, the city’s old Jewish quarter, including Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery; Old New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue; and Pinkas Synagogue, now a memorial to Holocaust victims. BB Note: The synagogues and Jewish cemetery are closed on Saturdays. If the tour lands on a Saturday, we will visit sites in the Josefov district associated with writer Franz Kafka.

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Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour

Apr 26*

River Ambassador

$3,099

May 19

River Ambassador

$3,399

Jun 7*

River Ambassador

$3,399

Jun 30

River Ambassador

$3,299

Jul 19*

River Ambassador

$3,199

Aug 11

River Ambassador

$3,199

Aug 30*

River Ambassador

$3,499

Sep 22

River Ambassador

$3,399

Oct 11*

River Ambassador

$3,299

Oct 20

River Ambassador

$3,199

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 2 Category 1 Suite

+ $400 + $800 + $1,495

See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Vienna. 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. Note: For Vienna to Nuremberg cruise-only rate, subtract $400 per person from cruise/tour rate. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise/tour extension Vienna Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here and of the abiding love the Viennese have for music. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market Only $659 per person (single supplement $319) Note: For cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna.

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NEW IN 2013

Highlights of Eastern Europe

Vienna to Belgrade | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 5 countries 7 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Musical Magic Along the Danube: The Great Composers”

2,899

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Trace a millennia-old timeline along the Danube

Bratislava Vienna

History, nature, and hospitable people are all awaiting your discovery as you cruise through five countries—Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia—and visit four capital cities. Sail along the Danube, immersing yourself in new cultures and meeting new friends.

AUSTRIA

Ancient and beautiful towns illuminate a remarkable history on this route. Among the highlights you will discover are Celtic fortifications, Roman ruins, and Medieval fortresses, as well as vibrant modern cities. In Vienna, marvel at the spectacular crown jewels created for the Habsburg rulers during their thousand-year reign. Revel in Bratislava’s beautiful Art Deco coffee houses and charming atmosphere. In Budapest, gaze up in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament building as it rises majestically above the banks of the Danube. Discover why Belgrade draws visitors from all over Eastern Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to see the challenges and changes occurring in Eastern Europe. Nature lovers inspired by dramatic scenery. Archaeology and history buffs.

Budapest

HUNGARY

SLOVENIA

ROMANIA CROATIA

SERBIA

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This cruise gives you the exciting opportunity to see the best the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer. Knowledgeable local experts will introduce you to the unique features of little-explored destinations and assist you in uncovering the sights that interest you the most as you explore on your own. Ravishing river scenery, intriguing people, and a plethora of culinary delights await you on this eye-opening and extraordinary voyage, a perfect combination of leisurely and scenic sailing and exciting destinations.

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Land

Cruise

Belgrade Flight

Vienna to Belgrade

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Belgrade to Vienna

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Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Vienna (embark)

1

Belgrade (embark)

2

Vienna

2

Belgrade

3

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

3

Vukovar (Osijek)

4

Budapest

4

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

5

Budapest, cruising the Danube River

5

Budapest

6

Vukovar (Osijek)

6

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

7

Belgrade

7

Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR Budapest walking discovery of national treasures Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that shows all the key highlights of this gorgeous city, including the Hungarian State Opera House, the national museum, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Castle Hill, a UNESCOdesignated district that has been called the heart of the nation. Or join a walking tour that begins with an exploration of the remarkable Hungarian Parliament building. Its Neo-Gothic façade is ornamented with striking turrets and arches, and its outer walls feature more than 200 statues of notable Hungarian monarchs and military commanders. You’ll have an hour-long guided tour, seeing the sweeping main staircase; the soaring Dome Hall; the Deputy Council Chamber, where the Hungarian legislature sits today; and the richly decorated Old Upper House Hall. Then, you’ll head to the Central Market Hall. Intoxicating aromas and vibrant colors strike you as you step inside. Your guide will introduce you to the dazzling array of fresh produce, spices, meats, pastries, and wines on display and will even arrange a few tastings for you. You’ll then have time to wander among the stalls and pick up souvenirs before heading outside to stroll Váci Street, Budapest’s most famous pedestrian mall and shopping boulevard. For generations, this is where the city’s wealthiest residents have come to see and be seen. BB L D Note: The Parliament may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

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Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Osijek, school visit, and home-hosted lunch Morning finds the ship docking in the Croatian port of Vukovar, where you’ll begin one of the most intriguing and personal adventures of this entire cruise. Meet modern-day Croatians in an intimate setting as you have lunch with a family in Osijek and chat with students at their school. Osijek, the largest city in eastern Croatia, was founded by the Romans in the second century and has seen its share of trouble in the centuries since then. The Tvrda complex, built in the 18th century by Austrian military engineers, was designed as the military nerve center of eastern Slavonia after the Austrians wrested control of the region from the Ottoman Turks. They created a planned community, well fortified with moats and walls that have largely disappeared, but the handsome Baroque buildings

and squares remain, making up the best-preserved Baroque complex in Croatia—though some structures were slightly damaged by the shelling the city endured in the early 1990s. BB L D Note: School visit not available during school holidays.

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Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour with Kalemegdan Fortress Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe and now one of the liveliest. The day begins with a look into the region’s Roman and Medieval past at Kalemegdan Fortress. Overlooking two rivers, the fortress bears witness to the waves of conquest: you can see remnants of fortifications built by the Byzantine Empire, 15th-century Serbian rulers, Austrians, and Ottoman Turks, each fragment telling a story of conquest and defeat. You’ll drive past such landmarks as St. Sava Cathedral and Tito’s Memorial, exploring the contrast of old and new that makes up this capital city, whose modern-day citizens are always ready to party. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Disembark the ship and transfer to the Belgrade Nicola Tesla Airport for your flight home. CB/BB

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

May 5

River Ambassador

$2,899

May 12*

River Ambassador

$2,999

Jun 16

River Ambassador

$2,999

Jun 23*

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$2,899

Jul 28

River Ambassador

$2,899

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River Ambassador

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Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Vienna Spend extra time in the city where the waltz was invented. At every turn you’ll be reminded of the great composers who have lived here and of the abiding love the Viennese have for music. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Visit to the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market Only $659 per person (single supplement $319) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

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NEW IN 2013

Grand Danube & Prague Prague to Belgrade | 17 Days Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador 2 nights in Prague at the deluxe Boscolo Prague (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 7 countries 20 excursions, including 7 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures

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Celebrate the grandeur of the Danube and the Baroque glories of the Habsburg Empire Discover extraordinary Prague, one of the best-preserved cities in Europe, and splendid Vienna, the imperial capital. Stroll along the riverfront in the ravishing Wachau Valley, and breathe the fresh air of the green roof of Europe, the Bavarian Forest. The relaxed pace of this cruise gives you three full days to explore Vienna, once the imperial capital and now a lively, beautiful city whose sophisticated residents can be found on summer evenings chatting and sipping wine in courtyards outside some of the most amazing museums in the world. Delve into the intriguing post-Communist countries of Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, and see the ways the people

$ From

Prague, Czech Republic

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of these countries are embracing the future while you explore their breathtakingly beautiful lands. Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers looking to explore little-known regions. Lovers of art, architecture, and history. Those who wish to see the best of the old and the new in Central and Eastern Europe. Grand Danube & Prague is a combination of:

Danube Discovery & Prague Highlights of Eastern Europe

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$5,899

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River Ambassador

$6,199

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$6,398

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$5,999

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+ $750

Category 1

+ $1,500

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– Port Charges: $280 per person * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Belgrade to Prague. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. Danuapplies – Single supplement versingle accommodation. be Rifor – 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. Note: For Nuremberg to Belgrade cruise-only rate, subtract $400 per person from cruise/tour rate.

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Vienna

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Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days

Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 11-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or imperial River Duchess 3 nights in Istanbul at the superior first-class Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 8 countries 13 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “What are the Balkans?” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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Legends come to life as you travel from Istanbul to Vienna, winding your way through eight countries and five capital cities on one majestic journey

SLOVAKIA

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Take this truly one-of-a-kind journey along paths forged by conquerors, crusaders, and kings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Explore exotic Istanbul, with its striking mosques and opulent palaces. Celebrate Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” and let the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna, dazzle you with its distinctive imperial charm.

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Szentendre Island Budapest

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HUNGARY Mohács Pécs

SLOVENIA

ROMANIA

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Iron Gates

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As you travel, you’ll uncover hidden treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, home to the 17th-century Nativity Church— a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the colorful folktales and musical traditions of these extraordinary people as you watch children perform a concert for you at their school and savor a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Step back in time as you cruise the wondrous Iron Gates. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you. Who will enjoy this cruise: Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines, and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

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Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days |

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Featured Excursion: Istanbul city tour with Grand Bazaar Today’s panoramic tour takes you to the Hippodrome; the Blue Mosque, with its distinctive minarets and blue Iznik tile walls; spectacular Hagia Sophia (the Church of Holy Wisdom), which was built in 535 AD; and Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman residence. Then wind your way through the maze of interconnecting vaulted passages among the more than 6,000 merchant stalls that make up the Grand Bazaar. BB Note: Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) is a place of active worship. Religious ceremonies might restrict visitors from entering at times. At other times, please obey mosque etiquette. Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. The city tour of Istanbul will be arranged in accordance with the days they are open. If Hagia Sophia is not available during your stay, we will offer the harem visit in Topkapi Palace instead.

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Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 3, 4 and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour

Apr 10*

River Princess

$5,149

Apr 18

River Princess

$5,449

May 10,* 18

River Duchess

$5,749

Jun 25*

River Duchess

$5,749

Jul 3

River Duchess

$5,749

Aug 10*

River Duchess

$5,749

Aug 18

River Duchess

$5,649

Sep 25*

River Duchess

$6,049

Oct 3

River Duchess

$5,849

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+ $1,400

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Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise/tour extension Prague

See Deck Plan on page 152 or page 156 – Port Charges: $220 per person * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. – Above prices include all intra-tour air related charges and are accurate as of the printing of the brochure. For up-to-date pricing visit uniworld.com. – 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Delight in the beautifully preserved “City of Spires,” which boasts a remarkable core of historic buildings, as well gracious squares and friendly people. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person

(single supplement $499) Note: For cruise/tours that begin or end in Vienna.

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Grand European Discovery Basel to Vienna | 15 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 4 countries 19 excursions, including 6 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany

Discover the riches of four nations as you cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers Encounter some of the prettiest villages in the world in Alsace, a region that is partly French, partly German and wholly Alsatian, with its own unique way of looking at the world. Marvel at the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, and celebrate the grandeur and the joy that is imperial Vienna. Tradition, history, music, art, and flavors to savor throughout, are all yours to discover on one grand journey. Who will enjoy this cruise: Lovers of enchantment; connoisseurs of fine wine, beer, and cuisine; and devotees of history.

Grand European Discovery is a combination of:

Rhine Discovery Danube Discovery (cruise only) Add optional Vienna extension

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Early Booking Savings

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SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

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May 19*

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River Ambassador

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Jul 14

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Oct 20*

River Ambassador

$5,199

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River Ambassador

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Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

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Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

6

Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg)

6

Regensburg

7

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Nuremberg

7

Bamberg

8

Nuremberg

8

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Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the Main-Danube Canal

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Bamberg

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Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

10

Regensburg

11

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

11

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

12

Passau

12

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

13

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley

13

Nierstein, (Nierstein or Heidelberg)

14

Vienna

14

Strasbourg

15

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15

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Port/City

Cruise Start Dates: May 19* June 2, 30* July 14 August 11,* 25 September 22* October 6, 20*

Suite

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Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

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Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna | 18 Days

Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess 3 nights in Paris at the superior first-class Le Meridien Etoile (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 17 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 23 excursions, including 8 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “France Meets Germany” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

6,399

$ From

62

per person, cruise/tour

Let the heart of Europe romance you as you venture from Paris to Vienna

THE NETHERLANDS

Savor a cornucopia of picturesque small towns, castle ruins, and rich history. Paris, the “City of Light,” and Vienna, the “City of Music,” bookend this cruise, and between these two cosmopolitan cities, with their museums, legendary beauty, and cultural heritage, you’ll sail four scenic rivers: the magical Moselle, the romantic Rhine, the serene Main, and the mighty Danube.

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Meet a prince and taste the wine he makes. Have coffee and cake with Franconian villagers. Sip the wines of the Moselle and the Wachau Valley, sample bread fresh from a village bakery, or try a smoky beer in Bamberg. A leisurely and enlightening cruise and the most romantic city, Paris, await you.

Epicurean Adventurer Program E

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Paris

This perfectly paced journey lets you enjoy the incredible scenery both onboard and onshore. Relax and contemplate the castle-dotted banks of the Rhine as you chat with new friends. Ramble through Medieval lanes or bicycle beside the Danube.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers who wish to discover the full panoply of European culture and history, from charming villages to entrancing cities. Experienced travelers will appreciate the option to explore lesser-known sites.

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BELGIUM

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POLAND

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Heidelberg Regensburg Vilshofen Passau

Wachau

Valley Dan ube Riv er Spitz

Krems

Melk

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

Vienna

HUNGARY

ITALY Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Cruise

Flight

Paris to Vienna

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Vienna (embark)

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Vienna

5

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4

6

Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Weissenkirchen/Spitz, (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

5

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

7

Offenbach (Heidelberg), cruising the Main River, Aschaffenburg

6

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

8

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

7

Regensburg

9

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

8

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

10

Zeil, Bamberg

9

Bamberg

11

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

10

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

11

Miltenberg

12

Offenbach (Heidelberg), Rüdesheim

12

Regensburg

13

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Vilshofen

14

Passau, cruising the Danube River

13

15

Spitz/Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

14

Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel

15

Trier (disembark), transfer to Paris

16 – 17 Vienna 18

16 – 17 Paris

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna | 18 Days

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Day 1 Paris

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Day 2 Paris

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour OR exclusive “Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter” walking tour Your city tour includes a drive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées and past Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens. Or choose to take an intimate look at Parisian daily life with a “Heart of Paris” walking tour of the Île de la Cité, home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. BB

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Day 3 Paris Spend the day exploring the “City of Light” on your own. Visit Saint-Chappelle, take in a world-class museum, or relax with a scenic walk along the Seine. BB

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Day 4 Paris, transfer to Trier

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winemaking capital. Cruising the winding Moselle, you’ll reach Traben-Trarbach, where you’ll savor world-renowned Rieslings from local vineyards. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Note: The wine tasting will take place in Bernkastel on the reverse direction cruise (Vienna to Paris).

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Day 6 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim y b u Featured Excursions: Choice of Koblenz walking tour OR Marksburg Castle visit, and evening guided stroll along Drosselgasse Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque streets while a local expert explains the town’s history. Or tour Marksburg Castle, which is virtually unchanged from Medieval times. Later in the day, cruise along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape, and in the evening explore Rüdesheim’s famous Drosselgasse. BB L D

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Day 7 Offenbach (Heidelberg), cruising the Main River, Aschaffenburg b

Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

Featured Excursions: Full-day tour of Heidelberg

Travel by motorcoach from Paris, France to Trier, Germany, where you will board your luxurious Uniworld ship. Your afternoon tour of Germany’s oldest city showcases the Roman gate Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. BB D

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Day 5 Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River, TrabenTrarbach w C Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour and Traben-Trarbach Riesling wine tasting

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Day 8 Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

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Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive guided tour and reception at Schloss Kleinheubach Walk the lanes of Miltenberg and enjoy an exclusive tour and wine tasting at Schloss Kleinheubach, whose princely owner will be your guide. In the afternoon, cruise the beautiful Main River. BB L D

Discover the historic vineyards and delightful market squares that attest to Bernkastel’s 500-plus years as a

Bamberg, Germany

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Day 9 Würzburg, cruising the Main River

Day 14 Passau, cruising the Danube River

Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residenz visit OR exclusive Franconian village visit

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert and “Weisswurst and Lederhosen, Exploring Bavarian Traditions”

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See the extraordinary Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or choose to visit with the residents of a Franconian village. BB L D

Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour

Italian Baroque flair flavors the compact city of Passau. Your walking tour culminates in a concert on Europe’s largest pipe organ in St. Stephan’s Cathedral. You may also learn about two Bavarian traditions: lederhosen and sausage. Then enjoy a scenic afternoon sail. BB L D

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg. See the unique Town Hall, the Imperial Cathedral, and the area known as “Little Venice.” BB L D

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

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Day 12 Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Audi factory visit Marvel at unspoiled Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’d like to see an example of modern German industrial might, see how Audis are built with a factory tour in nearby Ingolstadt. BB L D

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Day 13 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Vilshofen

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Featured Excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride with Theresienthal visit

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Day 15 Spitz/Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley, Krems

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,200 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour $6,699

May 2,* 13

River Princess

Jun 23*

River Princess

$6,499

Jul 4

River Princess

$6,399

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Aug 14*

River Princess

$6,399

Aug 25

River Princess

$6,899

Featured Excursions: Choice of Wachau Village and panoramic vineyard walk with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Oct 5*

River Princess

$6,699

Oct 16

River Princess

$6,599

Choose between seeing a riverfront village followed by a tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines, or visiting 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its library. BB L D

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Day 16 Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “Royal Vienna” tour with a visit to the Royal Treasury Silver Chambers OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” See the astonishing Habsburg crown jewels on display in the Imperial Treasury or opt to “See Vienna as the Viennese Do,” discovering the daily life of the Viennese. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Day 17 Vienna

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $325

Category 3

+ $925

Category 2

+ $1,175

Category 1

+ $1,575

Suite

+ $2,675

See Deck Plan on page 156 – Port Charges: $280 per person

* On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Paris. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

– Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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.

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European Serenade

Vienna to Amsterdam | 13 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Princess or imperial River Duchess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 19 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Small Things of Daily Life in Germany”

4,399

$ From

66

per person, cruise only

Three great rivers—the Danube, the Main, and the Rhine— carry you through the heart of Europe Gaze out the window of your riverview stateroom as the sun sets, watching the lights of little villages drift past. By day, marvel at the terraced slopes of the Danube-carved Wachau Valley and the castle-dotted banks of the Rhine. The tranquil Main takes you past red-roofed Franconian towns and Rhenish vineyards.

POLAND BELGIUM

Sail through fairy-tale landscapes and find treasures of legend and folklore. Will you hear the Lorelei on her rock, luring sailors to their doom as you approach Rüdesheim?

CZECH REPUBLIC

LUXEMBOURG

Cruising these mighty rivers, you’ll see the fruits of prosperity borne by water over the centuries. Stroll through Vienna, “City of Music,” and see the heart of a great flowering of Baroque art. When you sample a smoky beer in lovely Bamberg, with its Baroque and Medieval buildings, you could be sitting in a tavern where Hegel began formulating his philosophy.

FRANCE

Prosperity still flows along these rivers. Glorious cathedrals, half-timbered houses, and world-famous paintings are only part of what you will uncover: beyond picturesque Medieval town centers, modern automobiles are built; high-rises tower above the Main in Frankfurt; and Amsterdam’s historic canals carry computer techs to work.

Vienna to Amsterdam

Find romance, history, and the dynamic present linked by three legendary rivers.

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Vienna (embark)

1

Amsterdam (embark)

2

Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley

2

Amsterdam

3

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

3

Cologne

4

Regensburg

4

5

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

5

Frankfurt

6

Bamberg, Schweinfurt

6

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

7

Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg)

7

Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg)

8

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

8

Hassfurt (Bamberg), cruising the Main River

9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

10

Regensburg

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and landscapes. Anyone who loves a relaxed pace and a perfect balance between sightseeing and scenic cruising.

SWITZERLAND Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Flight

Cruise

U

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Amsterdam to Vienna

ITALY

9

Frankfurt

10

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

11

Cologne

12

Amsterdam

13

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Passau, cruising the Danube River

12

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Tulln, Vienna

13

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 13 Days |

Day 1 Vienna

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Day 2 Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit OR exclusive “See Vienna as the Viennese Do” Travel along Vienna’s Ringstrasse to magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral and visit the stunning National Library. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping at a traditional Viennese coffee house. Then cruise the UNESCOdesignated Wachau Valley and enjoy the enchanting scenery. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

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Day 3 Cruising the Danube River, Passau Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour Enjoy a scenic morning sail through the Schloegener Schlinge—an exceptionally pretty oxbow in the Danube. In the afternoon, discover the Italian Baroque flair overlaying the Medieval core of Passau during your walking tour of the city. BB L D

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Day 4 Regensburg

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg OR Audi factory visit On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Roman gateway Porta Praetoria, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view

of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Excavations have unearthed the remains of a Gothic synagogue, along with a variety of artifacts revealing the daily life of this important group of scholars and traders. Alternatively, visit the Audi factory in Ingolstadt for a fascinating look at how a well-engineered German car is built. BB L D

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Day 5 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-designated core of Bamberg, which retains its Medieval layout, Renaissance palaces, and Baroque houses. BB L D

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Day 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg)

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Featured Excursions: Full-day tour of Rothenburg and Würzburg Residenz Visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg, with its imposing fortifications, on your

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morning tour. In the afternoon, visit the Würzburg Residenz, a splendid UNESCO-designated Baroque palace. BB D

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Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive guided tour and reception at Schloss Kleinheubach Visit Miltenberg, with its fairy-tale half-timbered Crooked House and Royal Inn; then take an exclusive tour of Schloss Kleinheubach, a magnificent 18th-century palace whose princely owner will be your guide. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting on the premises. BB L D

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Day 9 Frankfurt

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Frankfurt walking tour OR guided visit to Städel Museum Dive into the energy of sophisticated Frankfurt with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50 skyscrapers that reveal the importance of this European hub, which people from 200 nations call home. Visit the colorful Kleinmarkthalle to taste the famous local sausage and try the local cider, called ebblewoi. Or opt instead to see the newly reopened Städel Museum, with a brilliant collection of European art that spans 700 years. BB L D

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Day 11 Cologne

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Mar 29*

River Princess

$4,399

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Gothic art.

Apr 28*

River Duchess

$4,699

May 30

River Princess

$4,799

BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

Jun 13*

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

Aug 2*

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Day 12 Amsterdam

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise, with choice of Rijksmuseum OR Van Gogh Museum visit

Jun 1, 11* Jul 17, 21, 29*

River Duchess, River Princess

$4,799

River Duchess

$4,549

River Duchess, River Princess

$4,549

River Princess

$4,549

River Duchess, River Princess

$5,199

Sep 23*

River Princess

$5,099

Oct 17

River Duchess

$4,499

Nov 2

River Princess

$4,399

Sep 1, 11, 13*

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise, and visit the world-famous Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. BB L D

Category 4

+ $325

Category 3

+ $750

Category 2

+ $1,100

Day 13 Depart Amsterdam e b Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. CB/BB

Category 1

+ $1,450

Suite

+ $2,275

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Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Amsterdam

Vienna

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily All transfers | Local host | Amsterdam walking discovery tour | Quietvox

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Intercontinental Vienna (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Visit the House of Music and Naschmarkt open-air market

Only $759 per person

Only $659 per person

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

(single supplement $359)

Pay-in-Full Savings

See Deck Plans on pages 152 and 156 – Port Charges: $240 per person

* On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

– Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions.

(single supplement from $319)

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European Jewels

Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen or the classy River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 4 countries 18 excursions, including 5 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art and Architecture” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,249

$ From

70

per person, cruise only

North Sea

Travel through time along three great rivers, uncovering the gems of European history, culture, scenery, and art See Medieval villages, Baroque palaces, and bustling metropolises that can trace their origins to ancient Roman colonies. When you step into Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, you are entering a center of learning that influenced all of Europe. Walk through the Medieval lanes of Bamberg on the banks of the Main and see a layout that established a model for urban development. Stand beneath the soaring Tiepolo fresco of the Würzburg Residenz and understand that art knew no boundaries, as artists traveled from Italy to work throughout the Habsburg empire. Sip the fine Rieslings that grow along the Rhine and taste the best the world has to offer.

POLAND BELGIUM

CZECH REPUBLIC

LUXEMBOURG

Encounter Budapest, fought over for centuries, whose citizens now enjoy a thriving cultural life and a serious interest in good food and wine. Vienna may boast glorious imperial palaces, but it’s also a hip, multicultural urban center, as you’ll see when you stop by one of the diverse city markets.

SLOVAKIA

FRANCE SWITZERLAND

These jewels have sparkled through the ages; they are yours to discover now. Number of Nights Onshore

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Who will enjoy this cruise: Art lovers who wish to learn more about famous paintings from an art historian expert. Those intrigued by the Middle Ages and Baroque grandeur. Connoisseurs of fine wine and food.

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Budapest (embark)

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ITALY

Port/City

1

Amsterdam (embark)

Budapest

2

Cologne

3

Cruising the Danube River

3

4

Vienna

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

5

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

4

6

Passau

Offenbach (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg), Aschaffenburg

7

Regensburg

5

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

8

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

9

Bamberg, cruising the Main River

10

Würzburg

11

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

12

Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg)

6

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

7

Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt

8

Bamberg

9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

10

Regensburg

11

Passau, cruising the Danube River

12

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Vienna

13

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

14

Cologne

13

Vienna

15

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

14

Budapest

15

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days Day 1 Budapest b

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Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. D

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert

Day 2 Budapest y

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Step off the ship to discover an accessible and charming town on your guided walking tour, and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour OR Budapest walking discovery of national treasures A panoramic coach tour shows you all the highlights of the city. Or join a tour that stops at the Grand Market to taste some local specialties and visits the Hungarian Parliament building. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala Note: The Parliament may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian guide Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the Ringstrasse and to the Austrian National Library. Or opt to capture “Vienna, City of Arts” with an art historian guide who will show you the Belvedere and the Museum of Fine Arts. BB L D Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

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Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey with library visit Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley and then tour Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture. BB L D

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternate venue will be organized before and after these dates.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour OR Jewish Regensburg OR Audi factory visit Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCOdesignated Medieval gems in Regensburg. Or, to get a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which dates back more than a thousand years. Or, for a change of pace, see the latest technology at work at the Audi factory in Ingolstadt. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit Cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the three highest locks of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore this archetypal Medieval city. Or tour the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, where the famous trials took place. BB L D Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Nuremberg, Germany

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which combines beautiful historic buildings with a lively student population. In the afternoon, relax onboard as your ship embarks on the meandering Main River. BB L D Day 10 Würzburg b

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Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit with wine tasting Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of Baroque art and architecture, followed by a tasting in the historic Residenz cellar. BB L D

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Day 11 Cruising the Main River, Wertheim Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour Spend the morning cruising the Main to Medieval Wertheim, where you will take in the castle and the half-timbered houses, and sample the laid-back lifestyle of a small German town. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Heidelberg visit OR tour of Aschaffenburg Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or relax onboard

in the morning, enjoying a beautiful stretch of the Main, and then tour Aschaffenburg and the Pompejanum, King Ludwig I of Bavaria’s perfect replica of a Roman villa, which is located on the grounds of Castle Johannisburg. BB L D Note: Lunch is not included with the Heidelberg tour.

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Early Booking Savings SAVE $600 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic Cathedral—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not possible.

Day 15 Depart Amsterdam e

b

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. CB/BB

Cruise Only $5,549

Apr 21*

River Empress

May 5

River Empress

$5,799

May 19,* 28*

River Empress, River Queen

$5,899

Jun 2, 11, 16*

River Empress, River Queen

$5,899

River Empress

$5,799

Jul 14,* 19,* 28

River Empress, River Queen

$5,799

Aug 2, 11*

Jun 30

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

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River Empress, River Queen

$5,799

Aug 25

River Empress

$6,049

Sep 8*

River Empress

$6,299

Sep 22

River Empress

$6,199

Oct 6*

River Empress

$6,099

Oct 20

River Empress

$5,449

Nov 3*

River Empress

$5,249

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $325

Category 3

+ $925

Category 2

+ $1,175

Category 1

+ $1,575

Suite

+ $2,675

See Deck Plan on pages 146 and 154

Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Amsterdam

Budapest

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Crowne Plaza Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local ho st | Canal cruise | Quietvox

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the deluxe Corinthia Hotel Royal (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Tour of the Budapest Opera House | Quietvox

Only $759 per person

Only $569 per person

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

(single supplement $359)

– Port Charges: $280 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions.

(single supplement $299)

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Grand European Highlights Belgrade to Basel | 22 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 dinners 3 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 3 Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 8 countries 26 excursions, including 8 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment 3 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program

7,899

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Trace millennia-old borders through eight modern nations An exceptional voyage of discovery takes you to great capitals— Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade—along with lovely cities such as Nuremberg and Strasbourg, and picturesque villages. Along the way you’ll experience art and architecture that illuminate an incredible history. Three great rivers offer you matchless beauty, from the fascinating wetlands of Croatia and plains of Hungary along the Danube to the serene Main and the romantic Rhine. Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurers who wish to explore the less-traveled corners of Europe, history buffs, and food lovers will all find delights on this journey.

$ From

Saint Sava Church, Belgrade, Serbia

per person, cruise only

Grand European Highlights is a combination of:

Highlights of Eastern Europe Danube Discovery (cruise only) Rhine Discovery

Pages 50 – 53 Pages 46 – 49 Pages 34 – 37

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Belgrade to Basel

Basel to Belgrade

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Belgrade (embark)

1

Basel (embark)

2

Belgrade

2

Strasbourg

3

Vukovar (Osijek)

3

Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein

4

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

4

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

Budapest

5

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

SAVE $800 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

5 6

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

6

Cruising the Main River, Schweinfurt (Rothenburg)

Pricing Per Person

7

Vienna

7

Bamberg

8

Nuremberg

9

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $2,000 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $1,600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings

Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Cruise Start Date

Ship

River Ambassador

$7,899

Aug 4

River Ambassador

$7,899

Jun 2,* 23

River Ambassador

$7,899

Aug 25*

River Ambassador

$7,999

Roth (Nuremberg), cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Jul 14*

River Ambassador

$7,899

Sep 15

River Ambassador

$7,999

8

Vienna

9

Vienna

10

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

10

Regensburg

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:

11

Passau

11

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Category 2

+ $1,050

Category 1

+ $1,950

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

12

Passau

13

Regensburg

13

Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

15

Nuremberg

16

Bamberg

17

Cruising the Main River, Würzburg (Rothenburg)

14

Vienna

15

Vienna

16

Vienna

17

Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava

18

Budapest Budapest, cruising the Danube River

FRANCE

18

Würzburg, cruising the Main River

19

19

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

20

Vukovar (Osijek)

20

Nierstein (Nierstein or Heidelberg)

21

Belgrade

21

Strasbourg

22

22

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Belgrade (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Suite

+ $3,795

See Deck Plan on page 158 – Port Charges: $420 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Belgrade. 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.

Schweinfurt Würzburg Miltenberg in Ri ve

BELGIUM

M

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Cruise Only

May 12

Nierstein Mannheim

LUXEMBOURG

Strasbourg

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Rothenburg Heidelberg

POLAND Bamberg Nuremberg Roth Theresienthal Deggendorf

Wachau Valley

Regensburg Passau

FRANCE

CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY

Melk

Basel

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Vienna

Budapest

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY SLOVENIA CROATIA

Osijek

ITALY

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Cruise

Flight

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Grand European River Voyage

Amsterdam to Istanbul | 27 Days Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 23-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial River Duchess 3 nights in Istanbul at the superior first class Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 26 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 23 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 10 countries, 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 32 excursions, including 9 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

10,099

$ From

76

per person, cruise/tour

Budapest, Hungary

Discover all of Europe in one grand journey from the Black Sea to the North Sea For centuries, people have dreamed of linking the great rivers of Europe, making it possible to travel by water across the continent from the Black Sea to the North Sea. Today that dream is a reality. This cruise lets you take the great rivers of Europe from the Netherlands to Romania and then fly to storied Istanbul, experiencing the grandeur of the past and the magic of the present. Who will enjoy this cruise: Travelers wishing to experience Europe’s past and present, east and west, from Amsterdam to Istanbul in one astonishing journey.

Grand European River Voyage is a combination of:

European Serenade Imperial Capitals of Europe Add optional Amsterdam extension

Epicurean Adventurer Program E

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Istanbul to Amsterdam

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Day

Port/City

Port/City

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $2,000 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

1

Amsterdam (embark)

1

Istanbul

2

Amsterdam

2

Istanbul

3

Cologne

3

Istanbul

4

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

4

Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark), Rousse

5

Frankfurt

5

6

Miltenberg, cruising the Main River

Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside)

Pricing Per Person

6

Cruising Iron Gates

Cruise/Tour Start Date

7

Würzburg (Würzburg and Rothenburg)

7

Belgrade

Apr 28

River Duchess

$10,099

Aug 18*

River Duchess

May 18*

River Duchess

$10,399

Sep 13

River Duchess

$10,499

Jun 13

River Duchess

$10,199

Oct 3*

River Duchess

$10,399

Jul 3,* 29

River Duchess

$10,099

8

Hassfurt (Bamberg), cruising the Main River

9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

10

Regensburg

8

Vukovar (Osijek)

9

Mohács (Pécs)

10

Budapest

11

Budapest, cruising the Danube River, Szentendre Island

11

Passau, cruising the Danube River

12

Bratislava

12

Cruising the Wachau Valley, Tulln, Vienna

13

Vienna

14

Vienna

13 – 15 Vienna

15

Vienna

16

Bratislava

16

Vienna, cruising the Wachau Valley

17

Szentendre Island, cruising the Danube River, Budapest

17

Cruising the Danube River, Passau

18

Regensburg

18

Budapest

19

19

Mohács (Pécs)

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

20

Vukovar (Osijek)

20

Bamberg, Schweinfurt

21

Belgrade

21

22

Cruising the Iron Gates

Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg)

23

Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi or Rusenski countryside), Rousse

22

Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

23

Frankfurt

24

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Boppard

25

Cologne

26

Amsterdam

27

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

24

Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest, fly to Istanbul

25 – 26 Istanbul 27

Istanbul, transfer to the airport

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Ship

Cruise/Tour

Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour $10,099

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $550

Category 1

+ $2,300

Category 3

+ $1,100

Suite

+ $3,900

Category 2

+ $1,700

See Deck Plan on page 152 – Port Charges: $460 per person * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. – Above prices include all intra-tour air related charges and are accurate as of the printing of the brochure. For up-to-date pricing visit uniworld.com. – 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.

RUSSIA

BELARUS POLAND UKRAINE MOLDOVA

SWITZERLAND SLOVENIA

FRANCE

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MACEDONIA GREECE Number of Nights Onshore

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NEW 2013

Italy’s Po River & the Venice Lagoon The greatest treasures of Venice, Florence, and Rome await you on this unforgettable journey into the heart of Italy The food alone would be worth the trip, but of course Italy offers so much more. This is the historical seat of Western culture, the birthplace of the European Renaissance, and home to exquisite art and architecture. Discover the newest addition to Uniworld’s collection of extraordinary river cruise destinations. There truly is no place on earth quite like Italy. From the palazzo-lined canals

the Accademia. You’ll also have a chance to venture off the beaten path,

of Venice to the fertile olive groves of Tuscany, from the spectacular ruin of

visiting romantic enotecas and Tuscan wine estates. We’ll bring you to such

Rome’s grand Colosseum to the pilgrim-packed Vatican, Italy offers enough

places as Ravenna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site; enchanting

historical, cultural, and natural wonders to delight even the most experienced

Verona—the home of literature’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet;

traveler. Uniworld is proud to present a banquet of these wonders—a veritable

and we’ll introduce you to Italy’s distinctive culinary delights by teaching you

feast for the senses—on our new, 13-day “Splendors of Italy” itinerary. You’ll

some of the tricks of the trade during a pasta-making workshop in Bologna,

get an insider’s look at all the “must see” sights of Venice, Florence, and

the culinary capital of northern Italy. And for those who may not have as

Rome, including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Mark’s Basilica, and

much time, we offer an 8-day, cruise-only “Venice & the Po River” itinerary. uniworld.com

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Venice to Rome | 13 Days Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess 2 nights in Florence at the superior first-class Grand Hotel Baglioni (or similar) and 3 nights in Rome at the deluxe Parco dei Principi (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 12 excursions, including 1 “Choice Is Yours” option, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout the cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima—The Lagoon of Venice” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

5,499

$ From

80

per person, cruise/tour

Sun-drenched vineyards, the poetry of Dante, gondolas on the canals of Venice, Romeo and Juliet—Italy is a spectacular destination offering something for everyone

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Program Includes: Pasta-making workshop in Bologna Wine tasting and lunch at Castello Verrazzano Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting Olive oil and wine tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner

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CROATIA

Serravalle

Bologna

FRANCE

Ravenna

Florence 2

Ligurian Sea

ITALY

Experience the play of water and light as your luxurious ship sails the Venice lagoon and cruises along the Po River, letting you explore the rich culture and traditions of Bologna, Ravenna, Padua, and Verona in ease. Leave the river behind and cross the country to the splendors of Florence, where the Renaissance began, and see astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli. Rome, capital of the ancient republic and empire, offers untold riches of art and architecture that are yours to explore.

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Po Riv er

Birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has given the world a splendid legacy of art, architecture, music, poetry, and legend. No heritage is more splendid than that of Venice, the water-bound city adorned with luminous art. Stand among the pigeons on Piazza San Marco and imagine greeting Marco Polo on his return from China. Follow the footsteps of the doges through their historic palace.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who love art and fine food and wine. History buffs who wish to explore the heritage of Rome and the Renaissance. This destination offers something special for everyone.

Padua

Verona

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea

Corsica

3 Rome

Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Flight

Cruise

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Venice to Rome Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Venice (embark)

8

2

Venice

Venice (disembark), transfer to Florence

3

Venice (Padua)

9

Florence

4

Serravalle (Ravenna)

10

Florence, transfer to Rome

5

Polesella (Bologna)

11

Rome

6

Polesella (Verona)

12

Rome

7

Venice

13

Rome, transfer to the airport

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Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Padua with Scrovegni Chapel visit The 13th and 14th centuries were glory days for Padua. At the Scrovegni Chapel you’ll see the astonishing and moving frescoes painted by Giotto around 1300, but Giotto was not the only artist to shine here; Mantegna and Donatello also gave Padua extraordinary artistic treasures. Your walking tour will take you from the Basilica del Santo to Caffè Pedrocchi, which writers, poets, and artists have frequented. BB D

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Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Ravenna with Brisighella artisanal foods tasting Ravenna, a vital seaport and Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire, is celebrated for the fifth- and sixth-century mosaics that adorn its churches. You will see the UNESCO-designated Basilica di Sant’Apollinare and the mausoleum of Galla Placidia; the buildings are sheathed in spectacular mosaics. Spend the afternoon rambling through the lovely historic downtown on your own, or discover the delicious results of Italy’s “Slow Food” movement in the Medieval village of Brisighella with an idyllic lunch at an olive oil mill. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare endowed Verona with fame through the ages when he wrote of two local star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, but Verona’s wealth comes from its role as a center of trade; today it hosts Italy’s biggest wine fair. You’ll see architectural treasures ranging from an ancient Roman amphitheater still in use to Medieval palaces and the Piazza d’Erbe, with its 14th-century fountain. And, of course, you may stand below the Juliet balcony just as Romeo did. BB D

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Featured Excursion: Full-day excursion to Bologna, the culinary capital of Northern Italy Spend the whole day in Bologna, called la grassa, meaning bountiful. Does it have the best food in Northern Italy? You be the judge. There’s more to the city than Bolognese sauce, that’s for sure—there’s Parma ham, Parmegiano (parmesan), and perhaps the best tortellini in the world, all on lavish display at

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Bologna’s amazing food markets. Join in on a pasta workshop and discover how to make your own fabulous pasta. BB L D

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Explore Venice at your leisure. Take a vaporetto to Murano for the world-renowned glass studios. Of course, you must take a gondola ride! Go to the Gallerie dell’Accademia for the greatest collection of Italian masters in one place; you’ll find Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Canaletto, and Guardi, to name only a few. Lounge beside the Grand Canal with an aperitivo. Take time to see some of the quiet back lanes where tourists rarely go and get a sense of daily life in the enchanted city. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Day 8 Venice, transfer to Florence

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Featured Excursion: Guided visit to Accademia After disembarking the ship, you’ll travel crosscountry to Florence. The birthplace of Italy’s national poet, Dante Alighieri, and of the Renaissance, Florence offers innumerable treasures of art and architecture. The city rose to prominence under of the Medici family, beginning in the 14th century and continuing for the next 300 years. Besides being masterful politicians, the Medici were the greatest patrons of art in Europe, employing Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Titian, and Fra Angelico. Visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David, then walk through the handsome town center to the hotel. BB L

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Day 10 Florence, transfer to Rome

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Featured Excursion: Wine tasting and lunch at Castello di Verrazzano wine estate in Chianti Travel via motorcoach through the storied Tuscan countryside south to Rome. You’ll stop en route for lunch and a wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, a gorgeous wine estate in Chianti country. Once you arrive in Rome, you will check into your hotel and begin your exploration of the ancient and modern capital of Italy. As evening falls, walk with the Cruise Manager to catch a glimpse of the Trevi Fountain and other highlights near the hotel. BB L

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Day 11 Rome

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Featured Excursions: Choice of guided tour of imperial Rome with Colosseum visit OR see “Rome as the Romans Do” on a walking tour through the heart of Rome It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Rome in European history. The Eternal City was founded 2,700 years ago and at one time ruled most of the known world, from Northern Africa all the way to the Scottish border. A panoramic tour will give you an overview of the city as you ride past St. Peter’s Basilica, the Arch of Titus, and the Villa Borghese; every vista offers legend, history, beauty, and mystique. Then you can see the Colosseum, with its famous wild cats and remnants of astonishing Roman engineering, or choose to take a walking tour of the heart of Rome, seeing the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain. BB L

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Featured Excursion: Walking tour of Florence, the Renaissance city

Featured Excursion: Guided visit of eternal Rome with Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel

Travel by foot to get a close-up view of some of the city’s most glorious monuments, among them the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Florence Baptistry; the Pitti Palace, home of the Medici; the Piazza della Repubblica, the center of the city since Roman times; and the Ponte Vecchio. In the afternoon, continue to explore on your own. If you want a break from Renaissance wonders, remember that the city is also the home of Gucci and Ferragamo, so chic boutiques line the streets. BB D

Spend the morning touring the Vatican museums, which display such treasures of ancient sculpture as the Apollo Belvedere and the Laocoön and many paintings by Renaissance masters. The tour will end at the Sistine Chapel, with its spectacular ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo. Spend the afternoon discovering more of the city on your own, and then join us for dinner. BB D

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Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour

Apr 7, 14

River Countess

$5,649

Apr 21

River Countess

$5,849

Apr 28

River Countess

$6,149

May 5, 12, 19, 26

River Countess

$6,249

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23

River Countess

$6,149

Jun 30

River Countess

$5,999 $5,799

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

River Countess

Aug 4, 11, 18

River Countess

$5,799

Aug 25

River Countess

$6,249

Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

River Countess

$6,649

Sep 29

River Countess

$6,549

Oct 6

River Countess

$6,349

Oct 13

River Countess

$6,249

Oct 20

River Countess

$6,149

Oct 27

River Countess

$5,799

Nov 3

River Countess

$5,699

Nov 10

River Countess

$5,499

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $200

Category 3

+ $475

Category 2

+ $750

Category 1

+ $975

Suite

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NEW IN 2013

Venice & the Po River Venice to Venice | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 6 excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks Venice, Italy

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment

Celebrate the glories of Italy with the Po River and Venice Lagoon as your highway

Signature Lecture: “La Serenissima: The Lagoon of Venice”

Renaissance palazzi float above the lagoon, miragelike. Gondoliers pole past, singing. You could be in only one place in the world: Venice. But Venice is not the only storied city in the region. Ravenna hosts ravishing Byzantine mosaics. Bologna, Verona, and Padua, bequeathed beautiful historic city centers by centuries of trade, are still dynamic places to visit. Unpack, pour a glass of prosecco, and prepare to explore Northern Italy from the comfort of a luxurious ship.

Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

2,899

$ From

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per person, cruise only

Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine, and lovers of art and architecture.

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Pay-in-Full Savings

Verona Padua

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SAVE $800 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

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Pricing Per Person

Serravalle

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Cruise Start Date

Bologna Ravenna

Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Flight

Cruise

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Venice to Venice

Cruise Only

Cruise Start Date

Apr 7, 14

River Countess

Ship

$2,899

Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

River Countess

Ship

Cruise Only $3,799

Apr 21

River Countess

$3,099

Sep 29

River Countess

$3,699

Apr 28

River Countess

$3,399

Oct 6

River Countess

$3,599

May 5, 12, 19, 26

River Countess

$3,499

Oct 13

River Countess

$3,499

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 River Countess

$3,399

Oct 20

River Countess

$3,399

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

River Countess

$3,199

Oct 27

River Countess

$3,199

Aug 4, 11, 18

River Countess

$3,199

Nov 3

River Countess

$3,099

Aug 25

River Countess

$3,499

Nov 10

River Countess

$2,899

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

Category 4

+ $200

Category 1

+ $975

1

Venice (embark)

5

Polesella (Bologna)

Category 3

+ $475

Suite

+ $1,695

Category 2

+ $750

2

Venice

6

Polesella (Verona)

3

Venice (Padua)

7

Venice

4

Serravalle (Ravenna)

8

Venice (disembark), transfer to the airport

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France’s Seine, Rhône & Saône Rivers Follow the rivers of France as they wind their way from bustling Paris to sun-drenched Burgundy and Provence From the bridges of Paris to the beaches of Normandy, from the sunny Mediterranean coast to the vineyard-laden Côtes du Rhône, Uniworld takes you to the best of France in unsurpassed style and comfort. Come with us, and delve into France’s incomparable culinary, sartorial, and artistic achievements. Begin your journey in Paris, the world-famous “City of Light,” where you’ll

enjoying lively towns and gorgeous landscapes. Visit Lyon, the culinary

drive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées past the Arc de Triomphe to

capital of France. Walk through the streets of Arles, a UNESCO World

the iconic Eiffel Tower. Discover the charming French village of Les Andelys

Heritage Site and the town immortalized by Van Gogh in over 300 of his

and the harbor town of Honfleur, which were lovingly depicted by such artists

paintings and drawings. And explore the well-preserved Medieval city of

as Courbet and Monet. See the beaches of Normandy, where Allied forces

Avignon, with its spectacular Palace of the Popes. To truly experience the

landed during WWII’s D-Day Invasion. Visit the historic site of Joan of Arc’s

joie de vivre that is not just a phrase but a wonderful way of life, consider

martyrdom in Rouen and walk in Monet’s footsteps at his beloved home

an extraordinary Gallic adventure, our “Grand France” itinerary, which

in Giverny. Sail south through Burgundy and Provence from Lyon to Arles,

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Paris & Normandy

Paris to Paris | 10 Days Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness 2 nights in Paris at the superior first-class Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 12 excursions, including 4 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings” Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program during summer months

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$ From

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Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, and brilliant landscapes and you have northern France Is there a more romantic city in the world than Paris? Stroll along the Seine as evening falls and the lights begin to glimmer on the water. Stop by a café in Montmartre for an aperitif while an accordion plays in the background. Marvel at matchless Notre Dame. Paris’s charm is without peer, and it is the perfect place to begin your journey. Once onboard your ship, simply unpack and relax, letting the Seine carry you through the countryside. Normandy is a land that has been contested for centuries, ever since the Duke of Normandy conquered England in 1066 and made his duchy part of the patrimony of the kings of England. See the history of that invasion told in tapestry, and walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII.

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See for yourself the landscapes immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden as you cross the Japanese bridge he made famous. Stand on the beach of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels to paint fishing vessels sailing into port.

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Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history, and art. Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on select sailings during the summer with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M Who will enjoy this cruise: Students of history will be fascinated by the D-Day memorial sites and the square in Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred. Art lovers and gardeners alike will delight in Monet’s Giverny.

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Flight

Cruise

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Port/City

Day

Port/City

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Paris

6

Rouen

2

Paris

7

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

3

Paris, transfer to the ship (embark)

8

Vernon (Giverny)

4

Les Andelys, Rouen

9

Paris

5

Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

10

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 10 Days |

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour OR exclusive “Heart of Paris: Opéra Garnier to ComédieFrançaise” walking tour Your panoramic city tour includes the most Parisian of sights: the grand Champs-Élysées, where you will pass the Arc de Triomphe before stopping at the Champs de Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower. Then continue on to Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Latin Quarter. Then it’s on to Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens, where you can stretch your legs and see a slice of Parisian daily life. Or get an intimate look at Parisian daily life on a walking tour that takes you on an up-close exploration of one of Paris’s neighborhoods. Wander from the Opera House to the Comédie-Française Theater, and look in on the Palais Royal gardens. BB

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Featured Excursions: Full-day Normandy Beaches and choice of D-Day Museum at Arromanches OR Juno Beach and the Canadian Center OR the Tapestry Museum in Bayeux Normandy’s proximity to the sea has made it the site of many battles, including the famous D-Day Invasion by Allied forces during WWII. Before visiting the beaches of Normandy, you’ll go to Mulberry Harbor at Arromanches. Spend time studying the logistics of the Allied invasion when you visit the D-Day Museum, or see Juno Beach, where the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division landed, and take in the exhibits at the Canadian Center. If older battles interest you, drive to Bayeux to see the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings. You’ll stop at the Allied landing sites at Omaha Beach before visiting a haunting reminder of the Allied forces’ hard fight for freedom—the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. BB D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of walking tour of Rouen OR “In the Steps of the Impressionist Painters” walking tour Rouen, founded in pre-Roman times and the Medieval capital of the region, has managed to preserve many notable buildings from its long history despite being invaded, conquered, and bombed countless times over the years. Your visit will take you to the stunning Gothic cathedral; the haunting Medieval quarter; and the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower. The walk ends at Vieux Marche, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English. Or see the sights that inspired the Impressionists, followed by a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, which has the largest group of Impressionist paintings outside Paris. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Honfleur walking tour After crossing the river delta via the majestic Normandy Bridge, delta, travel through the Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a charming French harbor town re-created in numerous paintings by such artists as Monet, Courbet, and the painter who inspired so many others to come to Honfleur, Eugene Boudin; Baudelaire called his stormy pictures of the harbor “meteorological beauties.” Tour the former smugglers’ harbor of Vieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene in Honfleur—whose streets reveal the rich history of the port, and St. Catherine’s Church, built by shipwrights. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Monet’s Giverny Awaken in the little riverside town of Vernon, which Monet painted often. Though the town suffered bomb damage during WWII, admirers will be sure to recognize scenes from the master’s paintings. Visit Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years. When Monet bought the property, most of it was an orchard; he transformed it over the years into the enchanted vision that he painted, essentially creating each work of art twice: once as a living garden and again as a painting. Stroll through the

gardens and admire the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden that inspired this master’s work.

Pay-in-Full Savings

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Note: Giverny will be closed during the March 15, March 22, and October 25 cruise/tour departure dates. Instead of Giverny, guests will visit Versailles Palace.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Montmartre artists’ village OR exclusive “Heart of Paris: Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter” walking tour Climb Montmartre’s picturesque little hill, which is surrounded by a labyrinth of extraordinary streets and crowned by the Sacré Coeur. As you take in the gorgeous views from this perch above the rooftops of Paris, you’ll understand why so many painters have made this village their home. Or opt for an intimate look at Parisian daily life with a walking tour of the Île de la Cité, the historic center of Paris, which is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. Stop by an open-air market to shop as the Parisians do for bread, cheese, and other regional delicacies. BB L D

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour $3,449

Mar 15

River Baroness

Mar 22

River Baroness

$3,499

Mar 29

River Baroness

$3,549

Apr 5, 12

River Baroness

$3,599

Apr 19

River Baroness

$3,799

Apr 26

River Baroness

$4,049

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

River Baroness

$4,049

Jun 7, 14

River Baroness

$4,049

Jun 21, 28 ♦

River Baroness

$3,899

Jul 5, 12♦, 19, 26 ♦

River Baroness

$3,899

Aug 2, 9, 16

River Baroness

$3,899

Aug 23

River Baroness

$3,999

Note: The Panoramic Paris city tour is also offered for cruise-only passengers.

Aug 30

River Baroness

$4,249

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River Baroness

$4,299

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Sep 20

River Baroness

$4,199

Sep 27

River Baroness

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Oct 4

River Baroness

$3,949

Oct 11

River Baroness

$3,849

Oct 18

River Baroness

$3,699

Oct 25

River Baroness

$3,549

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 2

+ $400

Category 1

+ $800

Suite

+ $1,495

See Deck Plan on page 160 – Port Charges: $140 per person – 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. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. Note: For Paris to Paris cruise-only rate, subtract $700 per person from cruise/tour rate.

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Burgundy & Provence Arles to Lyon | 8 Days

Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 8 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program during summer months

2,649

$ From

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per person, cruise only

The scent of lavender. The taste of fine Côtes du Rhône. Sunglazed fields, ripe tomatoes, rich olive oil, glowing sunflowers

Beaune

Chalon sur Saône

FRANCE

Lyon

The rolling hills of Burgundy gave birth to superior wines and quintessential cuisine. Spend a morning in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, exploring a palatial Medieval hospital where world-famous wine auctions take place today. Discover Lyon, the culinary capital of France, and its many hidden treasures.

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Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on select summer sailings with our Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M Who will enjoy this cruise: Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs.

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Tain l’Hermitage

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Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers to explore two regions of France where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

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Provence, once an independent country, has retained a unique identity shaped by the Rhône delta, the welcoming Mediterranean coast, and a hospitable climate. Discover a Roman amphitheater still in use after millennia. Ramble through markets erected on the cobbled squares of delightful villages, and visit the magnificent Palace of the Popes.

Marseille Number of Nights Onshore

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Cruise

Arles to Lyon

Flight

U

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lyon to Arles

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Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Marseille airport, transfer to Arles (embark)

1

Lyon (embark)

2

Arles

3

Avignon

4

Viviers

5

Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

6

Lyon

7

Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)

8

Lyon (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)

3

Lyon

4

Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

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Viviers, Avignon

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♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program

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Burgundy & Provence Arles to Lyon | 8 Days |

Day 1 Marseille, transfer to Arles

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Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in the charming town of Arles and you will too. Enchanted by the Provençal light and the vivid colors of nature, he spent a period doing intense and impassioned work beneath these sunny skies. In fact, he produced more than 300 paintings and drawings in 15 months, including Starry Night. During your walking tour, discover Van Gogh’s Arles as well as a wealth of fascinating Roman monuments that date from the centuries Arles was the favored capital of Julius Caesar and his successors. See the Amphitheatre, which still fills with spectators for bullfights, and the Baths of Constantine, which were built in the fourth century for the emperor’s personal use. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking tour and Palace of the Popes OR exclusive “Back Streets of Avignon” tour Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brims with history, culture, art, and life, and you will capture all of that on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Start at the Medieval ramparts and continue to Clocktower Square, where the colorful café terraces face the magnificent City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and the classic mansions. Then, it’s on to Popes’ Palace Square for an inside view of the maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels that make up the grand Palace of the Popes, where seven 14th-century popes resided during a turbulent period in church history. Or opt for a tour of Avignon’s back streets, with a walk through

hidden alleys, secret squares with sparkling fountains, and the flower market. You will have leisure time to enjoy more of this magical city on your own. Check out the cheese shops, where you may find 50 kinds of chevre for sale, or linger on the shady terrace of a courtyard cafe with a cool drink. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Viviers walking tour with organ concert Lovely Viviers, which developed around its 12th-century cathedral, retains much of its historic charm. Founded in the fifth century, the town was once an important regional capital; stone houses, dating to the Middle Ages, still line the tiny lanes. Your tour starts in Old Town with an introduction to the city. You will take the Rue Chévrerie to Porte Riquet, then climb Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral, where you will hear an organ concert. Finally, you will walk through the Medieval streets of this delightful village back to the ship, pausing to take in an impressive Renaissance mansion called the House of the Chevaliers. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Tournon walking tour with wine tasting Nestled among famous vineyards, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for those who are true connoisseurs of wine. Visit Tournon and its historic castle, then cross the Marc Seguin suspension bridge and indulge in some mid-valley Côtes du Rhône wines from the Hermitage, a wine-growing district credentialed by Louis XIV. If you love chocolate, you might want to stop by the Valrhona shop too. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon city tour OR exclusive “See Lyon as the Lyonnais Do”

Featured Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune, and open-air food market visit

Lyon is the country’s lively and creative capital of gastronomy. The city’s origins date to the first century, when it was founded by the Romans, but it didn’t become an economic power in the region until the 15th century, when it was the center of France’s printing industry. A couple of centuries later, Lyon’s silk looms employed half the city’s population, who produced textiles that were famous the world over. Now France’s second largest conurbation, the city is a commercial powerhouse and the proud possessor of a UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hallmark church, for a dramatic view of the town, which was built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. From the motorcoach, you will view Terreaux Square, the Musée des BeauxArts, and the Opera House. Or opt for an intimate exploration of Lyon on foot, venturing into the alleyways, courtyards, and traboules (historic passageways) of the St. Jean old quarter. Some of these passageways were constructed by the Romans, but most owe their existence to 19th-century silk weavers—and WWII resistance fighters found them pretty handy. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône is an important center for France’s wine trade. Burgundy’s wines are celebrated all over the world; in fact, the wines of this region, along with those of Bordeaux, are the reason France is famous for its wine. You will journey to nearby Beaune to visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, a charitable hospital founded by the Chancellor of Beaune in 1443. Marvel at the multicolored roofs of this architectural jewel, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. The hospice monks were given some vineyards in the 15th century so they could make wine to auction in order to help support their charities, and to this day the tradition continues. You’ll find plenty of local delicacies at the open-air market for lunch on your own: Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, sausages— the stalls spread from the covered market out into the pedestrian streets around the hospice. BB D Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Arles).

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Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Mar 24*

River Royale

$2,649

Mar 31

River Royale

$2,849 $2,999

Apr 7*

River Royale

Apr 14

River Royale

$3,099

Apr 21*

River Royale

$3,299

Apr 28

River Royale

$3,399

May 5,* 12

River Royale

$3,599

May 19*

River Royale

$3,699

May 26

River Royale

$3,649

Jun 2,* 9

River Royale

$3,649

Jun 16,* 23♦

River Royale

$3,599

Jun 30*

River Royale

$3,399

Jul 7♦, 14,* 21♦, 28*

River Royale

$3,299

Aug 4, 11,* 18

River Royale

$3,299

Aug 25*

River Royale

$3,449

Sep 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

River Royale

$3,849

Oct 6*

River Royale

$3,749

Oct 13

River Royale

$3,449

Oct 20*

River Royale

$3,299

Oct 27

River Royale

$2,949

Nov 3*

River Royale

$2,749

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price:

Extend your trip with an optional pre- and/or post-cruise extension Paris

Aix-en-Provence

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Le Meridien Etoile (or similar) with breakfast daily All transfers Local host Paris city tour

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Grand Hotel Roi Reine (or similar) with breakfast daily All transfers Local h ost Aix-en-Provence walking tour

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See Deck Plan on page 148 – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Lyon to Arles. 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. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extensions.

Note: For cruises that begin or end in Arles. Extension will be offered between May 5 and November 3 sailings.

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Grand France Paris to Arles | 17 Days Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness and the breathtaking River Royale 2 nights in Paris at the superior first-class Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 20 excursions, including 7 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” options

Notre Dame Basilica, Lyon, France; Opposite page: Normandy Beaches, France

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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Journey from historic Normandy to sunny Provence and vineyard-rich Burgundy Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. Sail along the Seine while discovering the countryside that inspired Monet and then sail south on the Rhône and Saône experiencing the countryside that inspired Van Gogh. In between, there is Paris, art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine, and tantalizing cuisine, all on one Grand France adventure. Who will enjoy this cruise: Francophiles seeking to experience the best of northern and southern France. Lovers of art, history, and fine food and wine.

Grand France is a combination of:

Paris & Normandy Burgundy & Provence Add optional Aix-en-Provence extension

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Program includes: Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping at an open-air food market Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting Special wine and food pairing dinner

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Early Booking Savings

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Cruise

Flight

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Paris (disembark), transfer to Lyon via TGV (embark)

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Paris, transfer to the ship (embark)

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Lyon

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Les Andelys, Rouen

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Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

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Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

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Viviers, Avignon

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Rouen

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Avignon

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Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

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Arles

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River Baroness, River Royale

Mar 29

River Baroness, River Royale

$6,349

Aug 16

River Baroness, River Royale

$6,999 $7,149

Apr 12

River Baroness, River Royale

$6,549

Aug 30

River Baroness, River Royale

$7,399

Apr 26

$7,399

River Baroness, River Royale

$7,199

Sep 13

River Baroness, River Royale

May 10, 24 River Baroness, River Royale

$7,249

Sep 27

River Baroness, River Royale

$7,249

Jun 7

River Baroness, River Royale

$7,249

Oct 11

River Baroness, River Royale

$6,999

River Baroness, River Royale

$6,799

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River Baroness, River Royale

$6,199

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$6,799

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Ionian Sea

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Portugal & Spain’s Douro River The UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley boasts lovely vistas, storied towns, and a celebrated winemaking history Rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, the Douro River created the spectacular Douro River Valley over a period of many millennia. Richly historic and bursting with vinicultural delights, this is the most unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage-designated river valley in Europe—and it’s yours to explore with Uniworld. In 2009, National Geographic Traveler named the Douro River Valley number

and Guimarães, the 12th-century capital of Portugal. Travel to Salamanca,

seven on its annual “World’s Great Places: 133 Destinations” survey, and it’s

Spain, an untouched gem of a city whose buildings have taken on a golden

easy to see why. Rambling vineyards and charming native farms called

glow over the centuries. Feast on a traditional meal at the family-owned

quintas cling to the steep sides of the river valley, creating an incomparable

winery, Quinta da Avessada, in the heart of the Douro River Valley; enjoy a

backdrop to one of Europe’s most pristine regions and to Port country—the

traditional Spanish-style lunch with a flamenco show in Salamanca; and taste

oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Explore the hills of cosmopolitan

a variety of local wines—including famous Port wine—from village vineyards

Lisbon, uncovering a treasure trove of Old World architecture. Visit Coimbra,

all along the way. Uncover a land of breathtaking beauty and genuine charm,

the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”;

meeting warm-hearted, friendly people who welcome visitors with open arms. uniworld.com

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Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days

Your Cruise/Tour Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the chic, NEW Queen Isabel 3 nights in Lisbon at the deluxe Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Hotel (or similar) with breakfast All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Dinner Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 2 countries 11 excursions, including 2 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Magical Douro River Valley” Note: While the Queen Isabel is the newest ship on the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Breathe the sea air in Lisbon, once the heart of an empire that spanned the globe. Climb the city’s steep hills, where jazz clubs line the narrow lanes and the sound of fado drifts into the streets. Sip a bica (espresso) at a café on a tiny square. In Porto’s Ribeiro district, at the mouth of the Douro, find the best of the Old World, including Medieval alleyways, old houses built on top of Roman ruins, and picturesque rabelo boats. You’ll also encounter restaurants serving cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving art scene fostered by hipsters who are revitalizing the ancient city center.

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Sail from Porto through the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Douro Valley. Vines cling to terraces carved by hand into the steep, rocky hillsides that line the water, producing Portugal’s legendary Port wine. Along the way, visit the quintas where grapes are grown and talk to the winemakers, discovering that Portugal also makes some fine red wines.

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Barca d’Alva

SPAIN PORTUGAL

See the university in Salamanca, Spain, where Columbus sought advice for his voyages, and listen to modern-day students singing in the streets. Watch as flamenco dancers perform their passionate dance while you indulge in Spanish cuisine.

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Lisbon to Porto Day

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Who will enjoy this cruise: Lovers of beautiful vistas and storied Port wine, architecture and history buffs, and photographers.

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Lisbon

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Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain)

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Lisbon

8

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain)

3

Lisbon

9

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Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto (embark)

Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Régua

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Porto, Bitetos

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Porto (Guimarães)

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Régua, Pinhão

11

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Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days |

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Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with Joanina library visit and family-style lunch In the morning, you’ll head through the countryside to Porto, driving past cork forests and fields. En route, you’ll stop in Portugal’s third-largest city, Coimbra, birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. In fact, Coimbra is sometimes called the University City. You’ll see the university’s Biblioteca Joanina, a gem of a library whose gorgeous Baroque decor was done entirely by Portuguese artists; it houses an important collection of books from the 12th century. From this hilltop center of learning, you’ll head off to enjoy a typical Portuguese lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to the ship, which is docked in Porto. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Porto city tour OR Ribeira District walking tour Birthplace of Henry the Navigator, who launched Portugal’s voyages of exploration, and longtime hub of the trade in Port wine, Porto combines well-preserved historic buildings with cutting-edge architecture and a booming cultural revival. Your tour will take you to the 19th-century Palácio da Bolsa, with its famous Moorish Revival-style Arab Room; the austere hilltop cathedral with its amazing views of the city below; and the vivacious pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. If you prefer, you can explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot; the colorful heart of the old port city entices you with Medieval lanes and zigzagging stairways. After lunch, stop by the prestigious Port wine cellars in Cais de Gaia for an introduction to the country’s namesake wine. Then it’s all hands on deck— or perhaps in your luxurious stateroom—as the ship sets sail up the Douro for Bitetos. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Mateus Palace and Gardens, Douro Museum, and dinner at Quinta da Avessada

Featured Excursion: Full-day Salamanca tour and flamenco show

Today you enter Port wine country. The Douro River winds through 100 miles of granite mountains, carving out a valley whose steep slopes hold terraces that were cut by hand into the rocky soil and planted with grapes centuries ago. A stop at the Douro Museum in Régua will introduce you to the oldest delimited wine-growing region in the world, while Mateus Palace and Gardens, with one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, shows you what Port can build. These are exciting times in the Douro region, as a group of dedicated winemakers are rapidly shifting the focus from Port to table wines, producing bottles of premium red— and even some white wines. Is the Douro the next great wine region to be discovered? Taste and decide for yourself. Begin your discovery of the region with a tour of the family-owned Quinta da Avessada, which produces premium Moscatel. Tramp between the vines with the vineyard’s owner, who will tell you how he cultivates the grapes he grows, and pause to look out over the lovely hillsides at the river far below. Inside the old stone walls of the winery, which was founded in the 1750s, partake in a rustic local dinner, complete with live traditional music. It’s a merry evening, capped off by a glass of fine local wine. BB L D

From Vega de Terrón, on the Spanish border, travel overland to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage city. This charming town is untouched in its architectural purity, and throughout the centuries the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow, giving the city the nickname the “Golden City.” Attend a flamenco show at a local venue and then experience Salamanca on a walking tour. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour OR “Hidden Treasures of Porto” walking tour Visit historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital back in the 12th century and home to its first king, Don Afonso Henriques. It has been called the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Dominated by Afonso Henriques’s grand castle, Guimarães was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its extraordinarily well-preserved city center. Or opt to discover some of Porto’s hidden treasures, visiting such highlights as the church of São Francisco, with its amazing gilded woodwork, and the beautiful Art Nouveau bookstore Lello—with a coffee break at a traditional pasteleria. Later, enjoy dinner while sailing to the mouth of the Douro River. BB L D

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Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $800 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Ship

Cruise/Tour $3,299

Mar 28

Queen Isabel

Apr 4, 11, 18

Queen Isabel

$3,399

Apr 25

Queen Isabel

$3,449

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Queen Isabel

$3,699

Jun 6

Queen Isabel

$3,699

Jun 13, 20

Queen Isabel

$3,499

Jun 27

Queen Isabel

$3,449

Jul 4, 11, 18, 25

Queen Isabel

$3,349

Aug 1, 8

Queen Isabel

$3,349

Aug 15

Queen Isabel

$3,399

Aug 22

Queen Isabel

$3,599

Aug 29

Queen Isabel

$3,999

Sep 5, 12

Queen Isabel

$3,999

Sep 19, 26

Queen Isabel

$3,899

Oct 3

Queen Isabel

$3,899

Oct 10

Queen Isabel

$3,699

Oct 17

Queen Isabel

$3,399 $3,299

Oct 24

Queen Isabel

Oct 31

Queen Isabel

$3,199

Nov 7

Queen Isabel

$3,099

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+ $250

Category 1

+ $750

Junior Suite

+ $1,495

Suite

+ $2,995

See Deck Plan on page 162 – Port Charges: $140 per person – 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. Note: For Porto to Porto cruise-only rate, subtract $500 per person from cruise/tour rate.

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Russia’s Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers For hundreds of years, Russians have used music and literature to record their deep love for the Volga—Europe’s largest river The Volga River, Europe’s largest and longest waterway, holds a special place in Russian history and in the hearts and minds of the Russian people. We invite you to discover what makes this ancient river so special, while encountering some of the world’s finest art and most distinctive architecture on a grand tour of Russia. An important aquatic “highway” since Medieval times, the Volga River has

and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white stone churches and gorgeous

long served as a major route of trade, settlement, and conquest. Peter the

monasteries. Visit UNESCO-designated Kizhi Island and watch the past

Great sailed along the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg approximately

spring vibrantly to life in the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi.

300 years ago on a quest to bring Russia out of the Dark Ages. Now it’s your

Your journey ends in enchanting St. Petersburg, where Catherine’s Palace and

turn to discover the rich history that lies along Russia’s waterways. You’ll begin

the Hermitage Museum will bring you up close to the rich traditions and royal

your journey in Moscow, home to world-famous sights such as Red Square,

history of Russia. From extraordinary imperial architecture to tucked-away

the Kremlin, and iconic, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Then cruise along

villages with Old World charm, this tour is bursting with beauty. Come

the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich

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Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 12 excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, and while the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Art and music have long expressed Russians’ love for the Volga River

FINLAND

The opulence of Russia awaits your arrival with its imperial cities, grand treasures, and spectacular art and architecture. From the glittering cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendor. Explore fascinating, contradictory Moscow, full of monuments to 20th-century Communists and 15th-century czars. Watch buskers perform in neighborhoods where dissidents used to meet. Discover the former warehouses that have been renovated into modern art venues and blues clubs. Uncover the fabled city of canals, regal St. Petersburg, with art-laden galleries and museums, where you will be left mesmerized. See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful small towns, where locals engage in traditional crafts. Everything you can imagine when you think of Russia—gilded icons, incredible architecture, world-class museums, Fabergé eggs, and, yes, vodka and caviar—are part of this amazing adventure. Take advantage of informative onboard lectures to learn more about the past, present, and the future of Russia. Who will enjoy this cruise: Adventurous travelers who wish to sail Russia’s great rivers and lakes, seeing two great cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, amazing architecture, legendary art, and timeless towns in between.

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4

St. Petersburg

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Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich

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Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, cruising the Svir River

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Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega

7

Goritsy (Kirillov)

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Goritsy (Kirillov)

8

Cruising Lake Onega, Kizhi Island

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Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl

9

Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga

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Uglich

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Moscow

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St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg

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Gain a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world. Watch school-children perform dances or sketches for you—they love to have a chance to practice their English—at the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, or stop by the Wood Restoration Center to see demonstrations of traditional woodworking methods. Stroll the grounds of 14thcentury St. Cyrill of the White Lake Monastery. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise and Alexandrinsky Theatre ballet performance Enjoy a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of enchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of the majestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Winter Palace, the Church of the Resurrection, and St. Issac’s, followed by a cruise along the city’s luminous canals. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Alexandrinsky Theater. BB L D

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Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension

Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,500 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, 5, and 6 staterooms. Offer expires October 31, 2012.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

May 17

River Victoria

$4,299

May 29*

River Victoria

$4,399

Jun 10, 22*

River Victoria

$4,499

Jul 4, 16,* 28

River Victoria

$4,499

Aug 9,* 21

River Victoria

$4,499

Sep 2*

River Victoria

$4,699

Sep 14

River Victoria

$4,599

Sep 26*

River Victoria

$4,299

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 5

+ $495

Category 4

+ $695

6-Night Baltic Capitals | Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are rich in history, graced with

Category 3

+ $1,495

beautiful landscapes, and filled with warm, friendly people—and they’re the perfect addition to your Russian holiday.

Category 2

+ $1,645

Category 1

+ $1,845

Day 1 | St. Petersburg to Tallinn: Disembark in St. Petersburg and transfer to Tallinn.

Deluxe Suite

+ $2,295

Junior Suite

+ $3,095

Day 2 | Tallinn: Tour Tallinn’s UNESCO-designated Old Town, and then visit

Presidential Suite

+ $3,995

Dinner and overnight in Tallinn.

Ethnographical Park and the Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum.

Day 3 | Tallinn to Riga: Enjoy the seaport town of Tallinn, the Sigulda Castle ruins, and Pärnu.

Day 4 | Riga: Tour Riga and then visit the resort town of Juˉrmala. Day 5 | Riga to Vilnius: Enjoy a motorcoach ride to Vilnius. Visit the Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, have lunch at a local restaurant, and take a sightseeing tour of Kaunas en route.

See Deck Plan on page 164 – Port Charges: $228 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 6, 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.

Day 6 | Vilnius: Tour Vilnius in the morning and visit Trakai Castle in the afternoon. Day 7 | Vilnius: Transfer to Vilnius airport.

6-Night Baltic Capitals Includes: 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Blu Lietuva (or similar) in Vilnius | 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Blu Latvija (or similar) in Riga | 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Blu Olümpia (or similar) in Tallinn | Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners | Sightseeing with many special excursions | English-speaking guides and all entrance fees | Touring by deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach | Tour Manager | All transfers

Only $2,299 per person (single supplement $599) Note: This extension is available on cruises that begin or end in St. Petersburg.

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Holiday Season Cruises Uniworld invites you to discover the timeless traditions and breathtaking pageantry of a European holiday Leave the stress of the holiday season behind and let Uniworld introduce you to the joys of an old-fashioned Christmas. Sail along the most majestic waterways of Europe to cities and villages that sparkle with light and echo with carols. Along the way, enjoy the feasts of the season onboard your festively decorated ship. Walking through Europe’s great holiday markets, you’ll discover the origin of

inside its tower. Sip warm mulled wine as you stroll through Nuremberg’s

many of America’s most beloved Christmas traditions. Smell the inviting

Christkindlesmarkt or uncover the unique traditions of Linz, the “Town of

aromas of roasted chestnuts, sugared almonds, and gingerbread that saturate

Christmas Crèches.” Indulge in traditional Normandy pancakes and steaming

the air. Browse through the rows of wooden stands filled to the brim with

cider in Les Andelys, or enjoy a recital inside the beautiful Benedictine

hand-blown glass ornaments, wooden toys, and nutcrackers of all different

Göttweig Abbey. Stroll through winter-frosted gardens in Paris, or waltz in the

sizes and shapes. Each city offers its own unique take on the joyful customs

New Year in Vienna on a “Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise.” Experience

of the Christmas season. Come see Rüdesheim’s life-sized nativity scene and

the way the Europeans have been celebrating the yuletide season for many

Heidelberg’s Christmas Pyramid, with figures from Heidelberg’s history rotating

centuries, and discover how you will want to celebrate it for years to come. uniworld.com

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 6 excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions, from Nutcracker to Tannenbaum”

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Succumb to enchantment as you cruise the RhineEnglish River through Channel a winter wonderland

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Leave the mall behind and discover the roots of our Christmas traditions. Was the first Christmas tree decorated in Strasbourg? Strasbourg’s citizens think so, though towns in Germany would dispute that claim. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous and brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. Find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Listen to musicians in Medieval costume play sackbuts and lutes while you watch jugglers toss and catch flaming torches.

Koblenz Rüdesheim

LUXEMBOURG FRANCE

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Heidelberg

Germersheim

Munch your way through an array of once-a-year treats, and see how the Baroque town hall of Koblenz is turned into an Advent calendar. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, Medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-size Nativity figures and joyful brass choirs.

Kehl

Basel

Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming small towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget. Who will enjoy this cruise: Shoppers looking for unique gifts and Christmas enthusiasts Bay of Anyone Biscay who loves seasonal treats and looking for the origins of many holiday traditions. festive holiday decorations and lights.

GERMANY

Mainz

SWITZERLAND Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Cruise

Basel to Cologne

Flight

AUSTRIA U

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Cologne to Basel

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Basel (embark)

1

Cologne (embark)

2

Basel

2

Cologne

3

Kehl (Strasbourg)

3

4

Germersheim (Heidelberg)

Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

5

Mainz, Rüdesheim

4

Rüdesheim, Mainz

6

Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

5

Germersheim (Heidelberg)

6

Kehl (Strasbourg)

7

Cologne

7

Basel

Cologne (disembark),

8

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

8

Mediterranean Sea transfer to the airport

Adriatic Sea

Cruise Start Dates: December 1,* 8, 15,* 22 *On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Opposite page: Christmas Markets, Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany; Above: Heidelberg, Germany

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Featured Excursion: Strasbourg by canal with Christmas Market Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” See this city as it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal cruise. Petite France, a neighborhood of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses that is particularly picturesque at this time of year, is where you can visit the oldest Christmas Market in France. Complete your exploration of old- town Strasbourg with a visit to Strasbourg’s magnificent, single-spire Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. Here you’ll find finely crafted toys, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade Nativity figurines in a wonderfully festive atmosphere. You won’t want to miss the delectable holiday delights like buche de Noel, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log, or the traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies called bredele. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market Situated on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and home to the country’s oldest university. Your tour of Heidelberg takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle and through Old Town, which is all dressed up for the holidays. You’ll have ample time to explore the Heidelberg Christmas Market, which spans more than five squares, where you’ll discover an inviting array of unusual arts and crafts, as well as exquisite handblown glass ornaments. Marvel at the Christmas Pyramid rotating inside the tower at the Marktplatz, or take a ride on the carousel. Local experts will recommend places for you to enjoy a hearty lunch on your own; be sure to try some typical German fare like sauerbraten (pot roast). BB D

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Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments with Christmas Market Enjoy the morning at leisure in the town of Mainz, where Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press. Stroll through Old Town and the city square to Kaiserdom and Kurfürstliche Schloss. Explore the St. Nicholas Christmas Market with 1,000-year-old St. Martin’s Cathedral as a backdrop. During the afternoon, cruise from Mainz to Rüdesheim, located in the heart of the Rhine Valley. The ship docks near Rüdesheim’s Christmas Market, which is unique: it highlights Christmas customs from around the world. Browse the more than 120 stalls packed with holiday delights, and don’t miss Rüdesheim’s life-size Nativity scene—one of Germany’s largest. If you like, drop by one of the many wine bars and sample a glass of the local wine; the Rheingau region of Germany is one of

Basel, Switzerland

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the smallest wine-growing regions in the country, yet it is world-renowned for its high-quality Rieslings. If a hot beverage appeals to you, order a Rüdesheimer coffee and enjoy the ritual as it is prepared before you; locally produced brandy is set afire as it is poured into the drink. As it gets darker, take a look at the illuminated decorations on the rooftops. A trip to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet to see its idiosyncratic collection of self-playing musical instruments is one of the day’s delights. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour with Christmas Market In the morning, you’ll cruise to Koblenz via the breathtaking 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape. With castles strung like pearls on the hillside and the famous Lorelei Rock, the valley is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. Once you arrive in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll walk through picturesque alleyways lined with half-timbered houses decorated for the season. You’ll pass by St. Castor’s Church, the Church of Our Lady, Schängel Fountain, and the historic City Hall. Afterward, delve into the Koblenz Christmas Market, with its dozens of wooden stands offering arts and crafts, spicy mulled wine, and sweet Christmas cakes. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit and Christmas Markets Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s beloved landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is believed that the earthly remains of the fabled Three Kings (the Magi) lie at rest here. You’ll learn about the history of the cathedral and its artwork, especially the pieces surrounding the Shrine of the Magi. Christian pilgrims have been flocking here for many centuries. In fact, one of the cathedral’s expansions was intended to accommodate the many faithful who travel to experience the wonder of this sacred site. Cologne boasts no fewer than eight Christmas Markets, so we have planned an entire day in this city to let you explore them at your own pace following the tour. Be sure to visit the Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market, as well as Alter Markt in front of the City Hall, Neumarkt in Cologne’s shopping area, and the Medieval Christmas Market in front of the Chocolate Museum. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

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SAVE $900 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2013.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Dec 1*

S.S Antoinette

$2,599

Dec 8

S.S Antoinette

$2,499

Dec 15,* 22

S.S Antoinette

$2,399

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $190

Category 3

+ $600

Category 2

+ $825

Category 1

+ $1,175

Suite

+ $1,625

Royal Suite

+ $3,225

See Deck Plan on page 142 – Port Charges: $140 per person * On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Lucerne This historic city offers Old World charm, great museums, and delightful shopping. It’s the perfect complement to a winter-wonderland journey. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Lucerne walking tour and Christmas Market Only $899 per person

(single supplement $319) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival and departure transfers will be provided to/from the Basel airport.

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 4 countries 8 excursions, including 1 “Choice Is Yours” option, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

2,349

$ From

116

per person, cruise only

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Linz

In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalizing the compact city core, stalls abound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items like medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Sing along with carolers in elegant yet cozy Vienna as you shop for Austrian lace. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairy-tale Christmas—large, animated displays of scenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists.

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Glorious Baroque architecture, delightful concerts, and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube. Who will enjoy this cruise: Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling to a classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ recital. Delight in the opportunity to find unique gifts at enchanting Christmas markets.

CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY

Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the time of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square in Budapest, admiring the handmade porcelain, stop to watch as kürtös kalács—a pastry—is baked on rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you.

Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Cruise

Budapest to Passau

Flight

U

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Passau to Budapest

Day

Port/City

Day

Port/City

1

Budapest (embark)

1

2

Budapest

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Bratislava

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Passau

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Vienna

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Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

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Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley

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Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

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Vienna

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Passau

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Bratislava

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Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich airport

7

Budapest

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Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates: December 1, 8,* 15 *On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Opposite page: Ringstrasse, Vienna, Austria; Above: Budapest, Hungary

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour with Christmas Market Explore Budapest, an enchanting city often referred to as the “Queen of the Danube.” Made up of two parts—Buda, the hills, and Pest, the flat lands— the city is divided by the Danube. It’s an architectural dream, which you will discover on your city tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Castle Hill district and see dramatic vistas from the 19thcentury Fisherman’s Bastion. In the center of it all is the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, where you’ll get to shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats like mulled wine and cinnamonspiced gingerbread. Only the finest Hungarian craftsmen are invited to participate in the market, so you can be assured of finding unique and beautifully made gifts. Among the special features of the market are a sixfoot Advent wreath and a hand-carved manger, part of a Nativity scene that includes live animals. Savor traditional honey cakes with mulled wine or aromatic coffee as you stroll and shop. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Day 3 Bratislava Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour with Christmas Market The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises—many of which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic downtown area, ending at the Christmas Market. While Bratislava’s very first Christmas Market was only established in 1993, Slovakians have quickly embraced the holiday traditions

of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbors, filling stalls with distinctive local folk art. Don’t miss the lokse, potato pancakes filled with poppy seeds. BB L D

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Day 4 Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour with National Library visit, Christmas Markets, and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall This regal city becomes even more dazzling during the holidays. Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, many of which you will see during your panoramic city tour. Travel the stately Ringstrasse and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married in 1782. You will also visit the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, possibly the most beautiful library in the world. Afterward, take in two Christmas Markets with your guide. Austria’s most famous Christmas Market, with over 140 wooden huts, is set in front of City Hall—be sure to try the rum balls and the macaroons with nutmeg. You will also visit a smaller but equally charming Christmas Market at Freyung Square, which has taken place every winter since 1772. In the evening, celebrate the spirit of Mozart and Strauss in one of Vienna’s well-known concert halls. BB L D

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Day 5 Krems, cruising the Wachau Valley

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Featured Excursion: Göttweig Abbey with organ recital Beautiful Benedictine Göttweig Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts a spectacular location on a prominent hill on the eastern edge of the world-famous Wachau Valley. Though Göttweig Abbey was founded more than 900 years ago, it was “modernized” in the mid-1700s, when it was transformed into a vast Baroque palace. Ever since, the interiors have been a monument to Baroque art and design. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

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Dotted along the banks are small historic towns and winemaking communities. Some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced from grapes ripened on the terraces that cling to these rocky slopes. BB L D Note: The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

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Day 6 Linz (Salzburg or Linz/Steyr)

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Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg with walking tour and Christmas Market OR Linz and Steyr with Christmas Markets Spend the day in Salzburg, with a walking tour of Old Town. The magnificent cathedral there was inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. In the afternoon, visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market. Located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg and around the venerable cathedral, it is a feast for the senses, featuring the warm aroma of mulled wine and Austrian pastries, the sights and sounds of holiday performances, and the colors and textures of traditional handcrafts. Or explore the beautiful towns of Steyr and Linz. The unique ambience of Steyr truly shines during the holiday season, when brass concerts, tellers of fairy tales, and choir performances add to the enchantment at the Christmas Market in Old Town. In your free time, you might want to stop by the Christmas Museum, which features 14,000 Christmas ornaments.

them. Begin at the Hauplatz, where stalls are decorated with motifs of Linz landmarks, and follow the illuminations down the Landstrasse to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find animated displays of fairy tale scenes. Have a piece of the classic Linzer torte as you delight in carols performed by brass bands and local choirs. BB D

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Day 7 Passau

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with Christmas Market, gingerbread-making and floraldecorating demonstrations Baroque Italian flair overlays the Medieval Old Town of Passau; your tour takes you past St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the New Residence, and Town Hall to the spot where three rivers converge in the city. At Passau’s Christmas Market, set against the glorious backdrop of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, you will find unique crafts, including Bavarianstyle miniature houses and glass ornaments. As an added treat, you will attend a gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstration. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Dec 1

River Beatrice

$2,449

Dec 8,* 15

River Beatrice

$2,349

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $190

Category 3

+ $500

Category 2

+ $725

Category 1

+ $975

Suite

+ $1,545

Owner’s Suite

+ $3,145

See Deck Plan on page 144 – Port Charges: $140 per person

* On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

– Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Two enchanting Christmas markets are linked by the main shopping thoroughfare in Linz, with a truly spectacular light show connecting

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person

(single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Passau.

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Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 7 excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions in Germany” Exclusive Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select date

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Everyone believes in fairytales at Christmas time Once upon a time, people gathered on cobblestone squares to buy the special tools and ingredients they needed to make the treats of the season. They kept warm with hot spiced wine, music, and games while they shopped and chatted with tradespeople. Those were the first Christmas markets, 500 years ago. Today, though the light comes from twinkling electric bulbs rather than torches, bonhomie and fun still prevail.

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Share the enchantment of this region with the special young ones in your life on a select holiday sailing with Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.M Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to explore Germany’s Christmas Markets while discovering the origins of some of our most-treasured holiday traditions.

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Discover villages with fairy-tale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics and discover the enchantment of hand-carved wooden toys. The scents of cinnamon and roasting nuts fill the air.

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Frankfurt (embark)

2

Nuremberg

2

Frankfurt

3

Bamberg

3

Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

4

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

4

Würzburg

5

Würzburg

5

Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Schweinfurt

6

Wertheim, cruising the Main River

6

Bamberg

7

Frankfurt

7

Nuremberg

8

Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates: December 1,* 8, 15♦,* 22 *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information.

♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Opposite page: Frankfurt, Germany; Above: Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market During the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was the preferred residence of emperors, as you will discover on your guided excursion. Visit Kaiserburg, the castle that rises high above the city and housed every emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Your walking tour continues along cobblestone streets to one of the most famous examples of 14th-century German ironwork, the Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) in Hauptmarkt (Market Square). Finish the day shopping for one-ofa-kind gifts at the festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany. The best way to experience this market’s 200 wooden stalls is with a warm cup of sweet-andspicy glühwein in hand to keep you nice and toasty. In this fine Medieval setting, you can also enjoy authentic Nuremberg gingerbread and bratwurst. Shuttles will run between the market and the ship in the afternoon. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg Nativity Walk with Christmas Market Wander with your guide through the curious narrow alleyways that line Old Town on your way to the scenic Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence, taking in parts of Bamberg’s famous Krippenweg (Nativity Walk), which links 40 churches, museums, and public spaces displaying Nativity and New Testament scenes. Some of the figures in these scenes were carved hundreds

of years ago. You have time to explore the treasures waiting in the local Christmas Market, which is actually four markets: the traditional market on Maxplatz, one featuring Medieval cultural programs in the courtyard of Geyersworth Palace, and two markets that focus on local arts and crafts. If that’s not enough for you, browse through the delightful shops that are beautifully decorated for the holiday. When you’re ready for a break, you might want to try one of Bamberg’s beer; the city is famous for its smoked beer, but local brewers also make a special Christmas beer. BB L D

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Day 4 Kitzingen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Rothenburg with walking tour and Christmas Market The ship will dock in Kitzingen, and then you’ll travel along parts of the “Romantic Road” to Germany’s best-preserved walled city, Rothenburg, with its timberframe houses topped with picturesque red-tile roofs. This fairy-tale gem will give you a glimpse of the way life was lived during the Middle Ages as you make your way to one of Germany’s oldest and most celebrated Christmas Markets, Reiterlesmarkt. You’ll have time for lunch and further exploration on your own. Rothenburg offers a fine assortment of Bavarian fare, and your local guides can suggest the best places to enjoy a lunch of spätzle (small, tender dumplings) or other regional delicacies. One local seasonal treat that shouldn’t be missed is the schneeball, or “snowball,” made from strips of sweet dough that is fried and covered in powdered sugar or chocolate. You will also want to visit Käthe Wohlfahrt’s original Christmas shop and stop in at a delightful museum that displays toys made as far back as the 17th century. BB D

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Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz with Christmas Market and German towns visit The town of Würzburg owes many of its most notable monuments to the ambitious building programs of the wealthy prince-bishops of the Schönborn family, who controlled the town in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their spectacular episcopal residence will be your first destination today. The opulent Würzburg Residenz is an extraordinary Baroque palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, as well as what is often described as the most beautiful staircase in the world. Afterward, visit the town’s 200-year-old Christmas Market for one-of-a-kind presents and souvenirs. In the afternoon, share some homemade seasonal treats with a family in an idyllic small German towns. You can try out your German while your hosts practice their English. BB L D

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Day 6 Wertheim, cruising the Main River Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour Join your local guide for a walk through the town of Wertheim, where you can look across the Main River to Bavaria before continuing to the Spitzer Turm (Pointed Tower). Built in the 13th century and once a prison for drunkards and feuding women, the tower now leans to one side as a result of 800 years

of flooding. Stop in at the historic Wertheim Market Square, which is lined with half-timbered buildings and shops selling artisanal glass and Franconian wines in round bottles. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Frankfurt walking tour with Christmas Market On the last full day of your journey, dive into the energy of sophisticated Frankfurt with your guide, roaming from its historic heart, Römer Square, to its landmark skyscraper, Main Tower. Take an elevator to the top for a view of 50 skyscrapers that reveal the importance of this European hub, which people from 200 nations call home. A towering, lighted Christmas tree marks Römer Square, the beating heart of Frankfurt where you’ll find pretty timber-framed houses surrounding a famous Christmas market. Explore the area on foot with your guide and then amble through the market. If you’ve finished your shopping and would like to see some wonderful art collections, the ship is within easy walking distance of Museum Mile. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Dec 1*

River Queen

$2,549

Dec 8

River Queen

$2,449

Dec 15♦,* 22

River Queen

$2,349

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $190

Category 3

+ $450

Category 2

+ $675

Category 1

+ $925

Suite

+ $1,545

See Deck Plan on page 146 – Port Charges: $140 per person

* On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

– Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension. ♦ The dates with diamonds denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person

(single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the classy River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 2 countries 8 excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

2,349

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“Welcome, young and old, to my little community of wood and cloth.” These are the words that open the Nuremberg Christmas Market, spoken by the Christkind. Though the iconic representative of the market is named for the infant Jesus, she—yes, she— is a pretty girl dressed as a crowned angel. All over Germany, the Christkind is a symbol of the holiday’s magic. This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful of the holiday markets in Central Europe. At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts that range from quirky little characters made of fruit and dressed in Bavarian costume to beautifully carved and painted Nativity figures. You’ll also find exquisite ornaments and fine contemporary crafts, along with fairy-tale villages decked in holiday finery. Sparkling lights illuminate ancient cathedral squares, and the sound of children’s laughter mingles with carols. Sample Linzer torte in the city where it was invented; see Vienna at its most magical.

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Celebrate the season in a new way as you rove through old lands, and remember, as the Christkind says, “While this market’s splendor is fleeting, the joy it brings is eternal.” Who will enjoy this cruise: Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria, and to find those special gifts for loved ones back home.

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Number of Nights Onshore

Land

Cruise

Nuremberg to Vienna

Flight

U

Vienna

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vienna to Nuremberg

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Port/City

Day

Port/City

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Nuremberg (embark)

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Vienna (embark)

2

Nuremberg, Roth

2

Vienna

3

Regensburg

3

4

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley

4

Linz

5

Linz

5

6

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Passau, Vilshofen (Theresienthal)

6

Regensburg

7

Vienna

7

Roth, Nuremberg

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Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Dates: December 1,* 8, 15* *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for more information. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Opposite page: Nuremberg, Germany; Above: Vienna, Austria

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential Medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you past the mighty Medieval walls with 80 towers that enclose the historic city center. You will stop at the Kaiserburg and walk through the lively old quarter with its well-preserved traditional half-timbered houses. The next stop is Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, with over 200 wooden stalls filled with signature toys and glittering gifts. Enjoy the festive atmosphere enhanced by the delicious aromas of gingerbread and glühwein (hot mulled wine). And you won’t want to leave without buying a special toy—whether for a child or for yourself—since Nuremberg has been a toy-making center for centuries. BB Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour with Christmas Market Lively Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to 2,000 years of history. Your guided walking tour explores the Cathedral of St. Peter, with its magnificent stained-glass windows; the Town Hall; and the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge. And what could be more satisfying as you wander the city’s romantic Christmas Market than indulging in local specialties such as dumplings with vanilla sauce? The stalls of the Christmas Market are set up around

the 500-year-old Neupfarrkirche and in front of the classical columns of the former city guardhouse and the Lucrecia craft market. Shop for children’s toys or traditional hand-carved Nativity scenes. You can spend the entire afternoon at the market or venture off to see a bit more of the town. You may want to visit one of the oldest restaurants in Germany, die Historische Wurstküche (the Historic Sausage Kitchen); it supplied food to the men who built that 12th-century bridge, so it is probably the world’s oldest hot dog stand. The historic quarter not only boasts almost a thousand beautiful old buildings but also many cozy pubs and some great shopping. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Exclusive Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride with Theresienthal visit, Passau walking tour with Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations After enjoying a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest, you’ll be taken to the world-famous crystal glass manufacturer, Theresienthal, to see the fine art of handmade crystal glass-making at a workshop. Then it’s on to quaint Passau. Your walking tour takes you through the cobblestone streets of Old Town to the New Residence, the Town Hall, and the Christmas Market located near the magnificent Baroque cathedral, home of the largest pipe organ in Europe. At the Christmas Market, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand how gingerbread is made and then taste this famous holiday treat. You will also learn how to make beautiful holiday centerpieces at a floral-decorating demonstration. BB L D

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Day 5 Linz Featured Excursion: Linz walking tour with Christmas Market The Danube serves as a dividing line between the modern Linz and its old soul. During your guided walking tour, view Linz’s Alter Dom, the Old Market, and the impressive Main Square—one of Austria’s most attractive closed squares, with its Baroque Trinity Column. Also, enjoy Linz’s enchanting Christmas Market, which is filled with everything from Christmas crèches—for which Linz is famous—to the ever-popular Linzer torte. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Vienna city tour with National Library visit and Christmas Market Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, many of which you’ll see on your panoramic city tour. Travel the stately Ringstrasse, the broad thoroughfare surrounded by the many imperial buildings and monuments that give Vienna its wedding cake-like appearance. You will see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married, and then visit the State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. You will then have time to visit Vienna’s largest Christmas Market, which spreads out before Vienna’s Neo-Gothic City Hall, and explore some of the other charming and unique markets at your leisure. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

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Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

Ship

Cruise Only

Dec 1*

River Empress

$2,549

Dec 8

River Empress

$2,449

Dec 15*

River Empress

$2,349

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

+ $190

Category 3

+ $450

Category 2

+ $675

Category 1

+ $975

Suite

+ $1,545

See Deck Plan on page 154 – Port Charges: $140 per person

* On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

– Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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. Note: Please see page 19 for more information on optional extension.

Extend your trip with an optional pre- or post-cruise extension Prague Discover Prague, the “City of Spires,” with its eclectic architecture and fascinating history. The city is magical during the holiday season. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior Imperial Hotel Prague (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local h ost | Prague city tour | Quietvox Only $999 per person

(single supplement $499) Note: For cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days

Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the alluring River Baroness All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 8 excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “France’s Presidents and their Influence on Paris’s Architecture”

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The “City of Light” glows with extra magic during the holidays. Every town in France boasts a Marché de Noël in December, but Paris, naturally, boasts many, each one typical of its neighborhood. Ramble down the Champs Élysée for your Christmas shopping this year, or visit one of the boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Walk through the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular holiday décor of the great department stores in the city where they were invented. For a quieter moment, discover the lovely, serene snow scenes of the Impressionists at the Musée d’Orsay.

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Sample the seasonal treats of Normandy as you peruse the artisan ceramics on display at the Rouen Marché de Noël, which takes place directly in front the famous cathedral; if you feel like revisiting your childhood, take a spin on the skating rink.

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Medieval cobblestoned squares, the Sun King’s Versailles, sacred music sung in a legendary cathedral—it all adds up to a special gift that’s just for you. Cruise through the heart of northern France for the most memorable holiday of all. Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up in all her holiday splendor. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all find special gifts in this winter holiday.

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Cruise Start Dates: December 13, 20, 27 Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Opposite page: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France; Above: Palace of Versailles, France

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Palace of Versailles The beautiful Palace of Versailles is a famous symbol of France’s absolute monarchy. It was the official residence of the country’s kings and queens from 1682 until the revolution, and as you enter the Hall of Mirrors, you’ll immediately understand why Versailles established the European standard of palatial opulence. It will take a full day to explore the rich and decadent world of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. As you step into the Grands Appartements, the king and queen’s suite of salons, you will see that the royal décor of each room is complemented by a masterful ceiling painting, dedicated in theme to the heavenly bodies and their Roman deities. The Queen’s Bedchamber remains just as Marie Antoinette left it in 1789, when she fled the revolutionaries. The King’s Bedchamber lies in the exact center of the palace, while the Royal Chapel, where their majesties and attendants attended daily mass, gleams with its astonishing gilded-brass altar and white marble interior. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursion: Rouen walking tour with Rouen Cathedral choir recital and Christmas Market Rouen, one of France’s best-preserved cities, is the perfect setting for an enchanting Christmas Market. Admire the Medieval quarter with its half-timbered, slate-tiled roofs, and Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower that arches overhead. The walk ends at Vieux Marché, where you’ll see a bronze cross that marks the spot where Joan of Arc was executed by the English.

In the square outside of magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, a captivating Christmas Nativity scene adds to the enchanting atmosphere of the Marché de Nöel (Christmas Market). The scent of Norman cider and Calvados will fill the air as you peruse the artisan ceramics of Normandy; the classic Nativity figures of Provence, called santons; and hundreds of other specialty arts and crafts from all over France. In your free time, you might like to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses the finest collection of Impressionist paintings outside Paris. Later in the day, enter the stunning Gothic cathedral to see the Christmas crèche and let yourself be enchanted by a choir recital. BB L D

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Day 4 Les Andelys, Vernon Featured Excursions: Les Andelys village stroll and walking tour of Vernon Take an invigorating hike up to the ruins of Château Gaillard, commissioned by Richard the Lionheart, for a wonderful view of the winding Seine in her winter finery. The castle was completed in a little more than a year by 3,000 workers; its keep was carved out of the natural rock, making it one of the most secure castles of its age. It was besieged and conquered by the French king a few years after Richard’s death and largely demolished centuries later by another king of England. Yet the ruins are fascinating for what they reveal about Richard’s canny grasp of Medieval warfare. Back on the ship, you’ll enjoy the traditional winter treat of galettes—thin buckwheat crepes—and Normandy’s famous cider. Later in the afternoon, guides will lead you through the lanes of Vernon, whose historic core looks almost as it did in the 15th century. Admirers of Monet’s work will recognize the late-Romanesque church from several of his paintings; Giverny, Monet’s home, is on the opposite bank. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Van Gogh tour Vincent van Gogh spent the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. You will follow in his footsteps as you walk along the village streets and pause before the town hall, the church, and the houses that he immortalized. The home and garden of Dr. Gachet, who tended the Post-Impressionist master, is now a museum and has been restored to look as it did when Van Gogh painted it. You can also see the former inn where he stayed. BB L D A Holiday Gala Dinner will be served on the December 13 departure. For the December 20 departure, a Christmas Dinner will be served. For the December 27 departure, a New Year’s Dinner will be served.

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Featured Excursion: Notre Dame tour with cruise and Christmas Markets Explore the Île de la Cité, which is not just the center of Paris but, literally, of France (all distances are calculated from the isle). The island is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, with its grimacing gargoyles and impressive sculpted façade. After your visit, you’ll climb aboard a boat for a look at the heart of Paris from the Seine. In the afternoon, visit some of the delightful Christmas Markets. The largest of the markets runs from the Champs Élysées to the Place de la

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Featured Excursions: Exclusive winter scenes at the Musée d’Orsay and exclusive Paris, “City of Light,” night tour with Christmas Market The Impressionists, who rebelled against the rules of academic painting in the latter half of the 19th century, often chose to paint summer landscapes, but this morning, as you explore the spectacular collection of Impressionist works at the Musée d’Orsay, your guide will point out winter scenes that are just as stunning. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the city (a shuttle will be available between the ship and the Christmas Market); then, following dinner, take a scenic drive past Paris illumine Paris, or “Paris Lights up Paris,” the delightful holiday illuminations created by the city’s most talented lighting designers. BB L D Day 8 Depart Paris e

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Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $900 per couple on suites and category 1 staterooms. SAVE $600 per couple on category 2 and 3 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2013.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $300 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

Pricing Per Person Cruise Start Date

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See Deck Plan on page 160 – Port Charges: $140 per person – 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.

Disembark the ship and transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home. CB/BB

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NEW IN 2013

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Passau to Budapest | 11 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 10-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 4 countries 17 excursions, including 3 “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music, from ‘Stille Nacht’ to ‘Weihnachtsoratorium’”

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Celebrate a splendid musical heritage as you listen to the largest organ in Europe fill a Baroque cathedral with glorious sound. Lift your voice and sing “Silent Night” in the village where the beloved Christmas carol was composed, and delight in the music of Strauss and Mozart in the city where the composers lived.

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Sip a cocktail with a princess in the seven-towered Artstetten Castle. Sample the finest of the Wachau Valley’s famous white wines in an exquisite Baroque village. Toast the New Year with a gala dinner and dance in a gorgeous ballroom in Budapest, followed by a cruise along the glimmering Danube as the city welcomes 2014 by lighting the famous Chain Bridge, Castle Hill, and the astonishing Parliament building.

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Discover the seasonal delicacies of Slovakia in an Art Deco café and the merriment of traditional Austrian hospitality in a wine village. See the artistic treasures of Vienna in 18th-century palaces, and talk with contemporary artists and artisans in Budapest.

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Ring out the old year and ring in the new with art, wine, and song as you cruise through four nations during this most magical season. Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to celebrate the New Year in festive elegance. All lovers of art, music, and merriment.

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Budapest

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Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Cruise Start Date: December 23

Opposite page: Budapest, Hungary; Above: Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

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Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau was an important center of trade during the Middle Ages. On your walking tour, you will see the treasures of Old Town, including the ornate cathedral built in the Italian Baroque style after a 17th-century fire that nearly destroyed the city. In the evening, after a festive Christmas Eve dinner onboard, walk through the quiet city to the cathedral for mass and hear the thunder of the largest organ in Europe. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf Spend Christmas Day in two Austrian towns famous for music. Salzburg is not only the birthplace of Mozart, Austria’s most famous composer, it is also where favorite scenes from the beloved movie The Sound of Music were filmed. See the Mirabellgarten, where Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi,” and have a festive holiday lunch at Stiftskeller Saint Peter, a beautiful restaurant within the ancient walls of St. Peter’s Abbey. Then head to Oberndorf, where the most beloved of all Christmas carols was performed for the first time. Joseph Morh, the village priest, and Franz Xaver Gruber, the choir master in nearby Arnsdorf, composed “Silent Night” for a Christmas Eve service in 1818. Visit the chapel and see the little museum dedicated to the history of the carol.

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Featured Excursions: Grein city walk with visit to the oldest theater in Austria and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg Explore charming Grein, with its 15th-century castle— now the home of the Austrian Shipping Museum—and delightful little jewel box theater built in 1791 that retains all of its original features, including a box for Napoleon. Later in the day, you are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs. BB L D

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Day 5 Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

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Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey visit with organ concert and Dürnstein village walk with exclusive mulled wine tasting Melk Abbey has been a center of learning for a millennium. In the Middle Ages, monks there created numerous manuscripts, and the library was renowned throughout Europe. Today the library, with 80,000 books printed before 1800 and innumerable Medieval manuscripts, is housed in a gorgeous Baroque structure along with the abbey church and school. After you tour these handsome buildings, you’ll be treated to an organ recital in the spectacular church. Then you’ll cruise through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape, to Dürnstein, a tiny village nestled against towering cliffs, where you’ll have a chance to taste some of the valley’s legendary white wines. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese concert hall Vienna is a treasure trove of gems, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral—the most beloved architectural wonder in all of Vienna—and the stately Ringstrasse, the broad thoroughfare surrounded by many imperial buildings. After your panoramic tour, a walk through downtown will show you the Vienna Viennese love, including Kohlmarkt and Graben streets, with their fashionable shops, luxury grocers, sausage stands, and cafés. The afternoon is yours to discover Vienna on your own. Shuttles will take you to and from the ship. In the evening, hear the music of Mozart and Strauss in one of Vienna’s famous concert halls. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Belvedere Palace OR Liechtenstein Palace, and typical Austrian dinner at a traditional restaurant Vienna’s art treasures are astonishing. Today, you can choose between two extraordinary museums: See the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings in the world at the Belvedere Palace, or visit the private collection of the princely Liechtenstein family at their lavish summer palace, which includes 30 masterpieces by Rubens. The family only made the collection available for public viewing six years ago. In the evening, experience traditional Viennese hospitality with dinner at a cozy traditional restaurant, complete with wine and song. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava was founded in the 9th-century, when it was known as Pressburg; it became the capital of Hungary following the battle of Mohács in 1526, when the Ottoman Empire succeeded in occupying Budapest. Eleven kings and eight queens were crowned in Bratislava, as the Habsburgs took over the Hungarian monarchy and turned Slovakia into a buffer zone between

Austria and the Ottoman Turks. Today the city is a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere. See such gems of history as the rebuilt castle where the Habsburgs ruled; Mirbach Palace, a Rococo jewel built for a wealthy brewer that is now a museum; and the Primatial Palace, the 18th-century archbishop’s residence, before you explore the downtown area on your own. You’ll find that it’s simultaneously accessible, easy-going, picturesque, and fun to visit. BB L D

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Featured Excursions: Budapest city tour and choice of Budapest Opera House tour OR underground hospital tour, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance Your panoramic city tour features the famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Then choose to get a closer look at either the remarkable Hungarian State Opera House or the fascinating—and chilling—Cold War hospital and bunker complex built under Castle Hill. In the evening, ring in the New Year with a gala dinner and dance in a gorgeous ballroom, followed by a cruise along the Danube to take in the festive lights of the city. BB L D Day 10 Budapest b

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Early Booking Savings SAVE $400 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

Cruise Start Date Dec 23

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River Beatrice

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person price: Category 4

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Category 2

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Category 1

+ $1,150

Suite

+ $1,895

Owner’s Suite

+ $3,495

See Deck Plan on page 144 – Port Charges: $200 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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.

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Featured Excursion: Szentendre Artists’ Village Start the day with an enchanting operetta brunch onboard, and then spend the afternoon in the village of Szentendre, a haven for artists and artisans (including one who makes microscopic works of art), who will open their shops on New Year’s Day for Uniworld guests. BB L Captain’s Farewell Dinner

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Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days Your Cruise Package Includes: Travel 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the classy River Empress All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 170)

Taste All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

Explore 3 countries 12 excursions, including 1 “Choice Is Yours” option, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions

Experience Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Heaven on Earth: The Worldly Pleasures of Baroque Art and Architecture”

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Discover heaven on earth with a grand cruise through pictureperfect Christmas country

POLAND

Escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscape of the Danube. On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet Medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for midnight mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up; you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter.

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Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn carriage. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting Baroque villages. Dance the New Year in a Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.

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The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year. Who will enjoy this cruise: Anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extra-special way. Those who wish to get away and relax during the busy holiday season.

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Cruising the Danube River, Passau

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Cruise Start Date: December 22 Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential Medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you past the Medieval fortifications that enclose the historic city center. You will stop at Kaiserburg and then walk through the lively old quarter with its traditional half-timbered houses. You’re just in time to catch the very last day of Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and best-known Christmas Market, with over 200 stalls filled with signature toys and tasty seasonal treats. While at the market, you will certainly want to sample the lebkuchen (gingerbread), since Nuremberg is known as the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” Shuttles will take you to and from the city center in the afternoon. BB L Captain’s Welcome Gala

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Regensburg walking tour of Old Town OR Jewish Regensburg walking tour An unspoiled gem and your first port of call on the Danube, Regensburg is a friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets, Medieval alleys, and ancient

Roman ruins. Goethe thought the region was “so beautifully situated; [it] had to attract a town.” And attract a town it did, not just because of its beautiful location but also because ambitious and farseeing locals built a bridge over the Danube here back in the 12th century. Thanks to Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), Regensburg became an international trading hub and, for a time, the capital of Bavaria. In the morning, you can attend Christmas mass in one of Regensburg’s lovely churches; during the afternoon, you will be taken on a walking tour of this unspoiled gem of a city. Starting at the Cathedral of St. Peter, you will walk past the Gothic Town Hall, the 12th-century Stone Bridge, and Old Town. If you prefer, you can visit sites associated with the oldest Jewish community in southern Germany, which dates to the Middle Ages, as well as grim reminders of 20th-century persecution. Invigorated by the stroll through this winter wonderland, return to the ship for a warm and festive Christmas meal, complete with all the holiday trimmings. BB L D

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg tour On your guided tour through Salzburg’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, view such gems as the 17th-century cathedral and the house where Mozart was born, as well as the Mirabellgarten. You’ll also have time to visit some of the many lovely shops in the area. BB D

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Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive mulled wine tasting and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg Explore charming Dürnstein with your Cruise Manager in the morning and enjoy an exclusive mulled wine tasting. Later in the day, you are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs. BB L D Day 9 Vienna b

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Pay-in-Full Savings SAVE $1,600 per couple on suites, and category 1 and 2 staterooms. SAVE $1,000 per couple on category 3, 4, and 5 staterooms. Offer expires March 31, 2013.

Early Booking Savings SAVE $500 per couple. Offer expires April 30, 2013.

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River Empress

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Category 3

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Category 2

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Category 1

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Suite

+ $2,275

See Deck Plan on page 154 – Port Charges: $240 per person – Prices shown above include cruise in Category 5, 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.

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The Uniworld Collection of Boutique Ships Uniworld is the only river cruise line to offer an exclusive boutique experience Each Uniworld ship’s individual style reflects our commitment to your perfect cruise experience. Inspiring art and stylish furnishings are uniquely combined to promote pleasure and a deep sense of well-being. As our very special guest, you will experience one-of-a-kind luxury onboard an elegant, intimate, and modern vessel. Welcome to a river cruise experience unlike any other, a place where

Your ship is a place of relaxed ambiance, rich textures, and divine comforts—

Old World luxury meets modern convenience, dressed in fine fabrics and

a place where you will recharge and rejuvenate, as you sail on historic rivers

arranged by a world-class team of professionals from our sister company,

and immerse yourself in the cultures of diverse nations. No request too

the five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Vivid hues and soft textures

large, no detail too small is the philosophy we live by and the promise we

combine to stir your senses, while original works of art by Chagall, Picasso,

make to you, our very welcome guest. We invite you to join us, settle in, and

and Matisse are placed to please your eye. In fact, everything here is meant

feel truly at home.

to please you.

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S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette |

NAMED “BEST NEW RIVER CRUISE SHIP” BY TRAVEL AGE WEST AND CRUISECRITIC.COM

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Sun Deck

Baccarat Chandelier in the two-story Lobby

S.S. ANTOINETTE

La Princesse Deck

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La Duchesse Deck

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Bar

Suite 302

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Travel Desk Restaurant de Versailles

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329

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Reception Fitness Center

Salon du Grand Trianon

24-Hour Coffee Station

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

322

Serenity River Spa

426

Juice Bar

431

Swimming Pool

Staterooms and suites on this deck have full open-air balconies

429

Showers

Royal Suite

Suite

Category 1

207

203

201

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204

Le Cinema Boutique Pigalle

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Category 2

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218 221

La Countesse Deck

Category 3

Laundry Room

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Staterooms and suites on La Princesse Deck have full open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. The Royal Suite (400) has a fixed king-size bed. Suites have two mattresses with bed frames that can be slightly separated, except suites 403, whose frame cannot be separated, and 404, which has a single mattress.

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Category 1 Stateroom

Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms

Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms

What began as an inspiration, a dream without limitations, is about to become the ship you’ll never forget. When you step aboard the S.S. Antoinette, with its design and décor reminiscent of the spirit of Versailles, you’ll immediately understand why the “S.S.” stands for “Super Ship.” Salon du Grand Trianon

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Salon du Grand Trianon with full service bar Restaurant de Versailles Bar du Leopard Sun Deck with L’Orangerie Sky Lounge Heated enclosed swimming pool and Serenity River Spa™ Le Cinema Pigalle Fitness Center Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Luxurious riverview staterooms and suites (with full open-air balconies on La Princesse Deck and French balconies on La Duchesse Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional amenities, including special butler services Bar du Leopard

Le Cinema Pigalle

Heated Enclosed Swimming Pool

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River Beatrice

River Beatrice |

# 2 RANKED SHIP ON CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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RIVER BEATRICE

Rhine Deck

400

24-Hour Coffee Station

Bar

Main Lounge

401

403

405

402

404 407

406 409

408 411

415

410

412 417

414

Danube Deck

419

418

420

416 421

423

425

427

424

426

422 429

431

302

300

Reception/ Concierge

303

301

Boutique

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Serenity Laundry River Room Spa

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Suite

203

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316 317

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318 319

307

320 321

305

322 323

308

324 325

309

326 327

310

328 329

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330 331

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332 333

315

334 335

Staterooms on this deck have French balconies

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428 435

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Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Restaurant

Owner’s Suite

Suite

Category 1

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210

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215

211

209

207

Moselle Deck

Category 2

Category 3

Fitness Center

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: The Owner’s Suite (400) and suite 402 have fixed king-size beds, and suite 405 has fixed queen-size beds; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Also, suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.

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Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms

Categories 4 – 5 Staterooms

Marble Bathroom

Enter the gorgeous two-story lobby and the stage is set for the unfolding of your pleasure-filled river cruise along Europe’s enchanting Danube. Uniworld spared no expense in creating the ultra-luxurious River Beatrice—a ship embodying grace, beauty, refinement, and comfort. Main Lounge

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine and Danube Decks) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional amenities, including special butler services

Reception

Sun Deck

Restaurant

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River Queen

River Queen |

# 1 RANKED AND HIGHEST RATED SHIP ON CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE “TOP 100 CRUISE SHIPS IN THE WORLD”

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RIVER QUEEN

407

403

401

408

404

402

415 414

411

417 416

409

419 418

410

421

412

423 422

420

Rhine Deck 24-Hour Reception Boutique Coffee Station

Restaurant

Bar

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Internet

Suite 207

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212

217

219 218

215

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214

303 304 103 104

216

305 306 105

309 310

106

311 312

307

315 314

308

317 316

107

319 318

108

321 320

Main Deck Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa

Moselle Deck

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Adjoining staterooms are available. Please inquire at time of booking.

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Category 2 Stateroom

Category 3 Stateroom

Marble Bathroom

The award-winning River Queen’s exterior resembles the great steamships of the 1930s, while her plush interior provides a classical elegance reminiscent of the famous Art Deco style. Decorated in hues of blue and white, rich textured fabrics, and inspiring art, the River Queen is luxuriously designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. Main Lounge and Bar

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar and fireplace (the only working fireplace on the rivers) Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services

Main Lounge with fireplace

Restaurant

Captain’s Lounge and Library

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River Royale

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Inaugurated: 2006 Remodeled: 2012 Length: 361 ft. Width: 37.5 ft. Voltage: 110/220 volts Guests: 132 Suite: 1 (217 sq. ft.) Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (140 sq. ft.) Categories 2 – 3 Staterooms: 39 (151 sq. ft.) Jacuzzi

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Sun Deck

Azure Deck

301

305

303

307

309

311

317

315

319

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325

323

327

329

Staterooms and suite on this deck have French balconies Library

Reception Renoir Lounge

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310

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322

Bar

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Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa

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Burgundy Deck 207

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208

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209 210

215 214

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217 216

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229 228

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Library Boutique Cézanne Restaurant Patio Lounge

Champagne Deck

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

Suite

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Category 3

Elevator

Category 1 Stateroom

Category 2 Stateroom

Fitness Center

The River Royale captures the essence of Southern France with a timeless style that emphasizes taste and comfort. The harmoniously balanced red and white color palette used throughout the ship provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy the lovely countryside of Burgundy and Provence. Renoir Lounge and Bar

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Renoir Lounge with full-service bar Library Cézanne Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Jacuzzi® on the Sun Deck Boutique Laundry services Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Azure Deck) All staterooms and the suite feature handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water Bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers The suite has many additional special amenities and services River Royale, Avignon, France

Jacuzzi

Cézanne Restaurant

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River Countess

River Countess |

NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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Sun Deck

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Bridge

River Countess

Rhine Deck

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Bar

Reception

402

404

406

408

410

412

416

418

420

424

422

Savoy Restaurant

Il Castillo Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Danube Deck

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209

Fitness Center

210

Patio Lounge

208

Sauna

Internet

211

Boutique

212

301 302

303 304

305 306

307

309 310

308

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

321 320

322

324

323

Main Deck Boutique

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

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107

105

103

101

110

106

104

102

Category 2

Suite

150

108

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 1 Stateroom

Category 5

Elevator

Category 2 Stateroom

Category 4 Stateroom

The richly designed lobby of the River Countess provides the perfect welcome to your Italian voyage. Turquoise complimented by cream, taupe, and white are used throughout the ship to create a luxurious and sophisticated environment for you to experience Italy’s dolce vita. Reception and Lobby

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Il Castillo Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Sienna Salon Sky Lounge Savoy Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access Internet Corner

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services Il Castillo Lounge and Bar

Savoy Restaurant

Captain’s Lounge and Library

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River Duchess

River Duchess |

NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

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RIVER DUCHESS

Rhine Deck

401

405

403

407

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Blue Danube Lounge Reception

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406

404

408

410

412

416

418

420

424

422

Palace Restaurant

Danube Deck

Internet

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Bar

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201 202

301 302

203

303 304

101

206

305 306 105

103

204

307 308 107

207

309 310 109

209

311 312

210

315 314

208

317 316

Fitness Center

211

319 318

24-Hour Coffee Station

Suite

212

321 320

Boutique

Sauna

323 322

324

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

Category 1 Stateroom

152

Category 2

102

106

104

108

110

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 2 Stateroom

Category 5

Elevator

Category 4 Stateroom

Marble Bathroom

Step aboard the River Duchess, and you’ll feel a complete sense of peace. Timeless elegance pervades everywhere you turn with stylish furnishings and fine art. Soft hues of blue and green are complimented by earth tones throughout the ship to create a soothing ambiance for your cruise along Europe’s great rivers. Blue Danube Lounge

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Blue Danube Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar La Motte Sky Lounge Palace Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services Lobby

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Palace Restaurant

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River Empress

River Empress |

NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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Bridge

RIVER EMPRESS

Rhine Deck

401

403

407

405

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Main Lounge

Internet Reception

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404

406

408

410

412

416

418

420

424

422

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Bar

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209 210

Sauna

208

301 302

24-Hour Coffee Station Fitness Center

Suite 211

303 304

Boutique

212

305

311 312

306

315 314

307

317 316

309

319 318

310

321 320

308

323 322

324

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

109

107

105

103

101

110

108

106

104

102

Moselle Deck

Category 2

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Staterooms 401, 402, 423, and 424 all have one full window and one curved window. As a result, the view is reduced by approximately 20-30%. In addition, only the full window will open to the French Balcony. In all other Category 1 staterooms and the suites, both windows will open to the French Balcony.

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Category 2 Stateroom

Category 3 Stateroom

Marble Bathroom

Classic luxury exemplifies the cosmopolitan style of the River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere. Her well-rounded personality is certain to captivate you, whether you’re dining in the sleek restaurant reminiscent of a New York jazz club or enjoying afternoon tea in the light and bright Main Lounge. Main Lounge

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center and Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services

Reception and Lobby

Restaurant

Main Lounge Bar

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River Princess

River Princess |

NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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Sun Deck

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Bridge

RIVER PRINCESS

Rhine Deck

401

405

403

407

409

411

415

417

419

421

423

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Reception

402

406

404

408

410

412

416

418

420

424

Bar

422

Restaurant

Danube Deck

Main Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

205

203

201

206

202

207

204

209

Fitness Center Internet

210

211 212

24-Hour Coffee Station

208

301

303

Serenity River Spa™

Boutique

Sauna

302

304

305 306

307 308

309 310

311 312

315 314

317 316

319 318

321 320

322

323

Main Deck

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

Category 2

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103 104

105 106

107 108

110

109

Moselle Deck

Laundry Room

Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Elevator

Note: Suite 409 has a fixed queen-size bed; therefore, the bed cannot be separated. Also, 401, 402, 423, and 424 all have one full window and one curved window. As a result, the view is reduced by approximately 20-30%. In addition, only the full window will open to the French Balcony. In all other Category 1 staterooms and the suites, both windows will open to the French balcony.

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Category 1 Stateroom

Category 2 Stateroom

Category 3 Stateroom

The striking lobby of the stunning River Princess sets the tone for your journey. Throughout the ship, you will find inspiring art and fine furnishings. Rich jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and a blend of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance for you to enjoy while cruising onboard the River Princess. Lobby

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar Captain’s Lounge and Library with full-service bar Sky Lounge Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Sauna Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry Room Elevator 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services

Boutique

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Restaurant

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River Ambassador

River Ambassador |

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Inaugurated: 1993 Remodeled: 2011 Length: 361 ft. Width: 37.5 ft. Voltage: 110/220 volts Guests: 120 Suites: 4 (256 sq. ft.) Categories 1 – 3 Staterooms: 55 (128 sq. ft.)

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Bridge Sun Deck RIVER AMBASSADOR

Rhine Deck

Boutique

201

203

207

205

209

211

215

217

219

221

223

225

227

231

229

Staterooms and suites on this deck have French balconies

Bar

Main Lounge

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204

206

210

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212

214

216

218

222

220

224

226

228

230

Reception

Suite 101

103

107

105

111

109

115

117

119

121

125

123

127

129

131

Moselle Deck

102

104

106

108

110

112

114

116

118

124

122

126

128

130

Restaurant Fitness Center

Serenity River Spa

Suite

Category 1

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Quiet and understated elegance makes the intimate River Ambassador the perfect place from which to observe the many treasures that await you along the rivers of Europe. Each suite has been uniquely decorated in a different style, a signature touch Uniworld offers throughout our fleet. Library

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar Library and game room Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry services 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Rhine Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services

Rhine Deck with Inspiring Art

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NAMED TO CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2012 READERS’ CRUISE POLL OF THE WORLD’S “TOP 40 RIVER CRUISE SHIPS”

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The alluring River Baroness captures the essence of French flair indicative of the heart of Paris. Resplendent art can be found throughout the ship. Vibrant colors in coral, salmon, and pink warm the walls of the Monet Lounge and lobby, while classic whites and mirrors lend elegance to the Van Gogh Restaurant. Monet Lounge

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Monet Lounge with full-service bar Van Gogh Restaurant Sun Deck with chess and shuffleboard Fitness Center Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Laundry services 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with French balconies on the Normandy Deck) All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir ® of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water replenished daily Marble bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers All suites have many additional special amenities and services

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It’s only befitting Uniworld’s new ship, Queen Isabel, was named after one of Portugal’s most beloved queens whose rule began in the late 13th century. Stylish elegance combined with modern conveniences will make this ship the very best to sail the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Douro River Valley. Queen Isabel, Douro River Valley, Portugal (artist’s rendering)

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Main Lounge with full-service bar Restaurant Sun Deck with swimming pool Fitness Center Serenity River Spa™ Boutique Reception service Complimentary coffee and tea station Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Staterooms & Suites Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms, junior suites, and suites have full balconies on the Upper Deck, and staterooms on the Main Deck have French balconies All staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock, iPhone/iPod charger and player, and bottled water Bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, and waffle bathrobes Note: While the Queen Isabel will be the newest and one of the best ships to sail the Douro River, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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River Victoria

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Set sail along Russia’s imperial waterways onboard the River Victoria. Designed with modern conveniences and stylish amenities, the River Victoria provides you with all the comforts needed for a grand tour of Russia’s imperial cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, and timeless towns along the Golden Ring. Suite

Ship Features and Amenities Public Areas & Amenities Chagall Lounge with full-service bar Katarina Bar Pushkin Restaurant Sun Deck patio with lounge chairs Fitness Center Boutique Serenity River Spa™ Library Elevator Onboard doctor 24-hour reception service 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station Wi-Fi access in public areas

Staterooms & Suites Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites (with full balconies on the Volga and Neva Decks) All staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water Bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, comfy bathrobes, and slippers Note: While the River Victoria is a comfortable Russianstyle ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Pushkin Restaurant

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The world at your fingertips Your 2013 Europe and Russia brochure was designed to show you what Uniworld offers in 2013. But there is so much more we would like to share, from helping you plan your cruise to finding a Travel Professional in your area. Come visit us online and discover a world of benefits with Uniworld. UNIWORLD’S RIVER HERITAGE CLUB

STAY CURRENT

FIND US ON UNIWORLD’S SOCIAL NETWORKS

REWARDS YOU FOR BEING A PAST GUEST

Stay current with what’s new in the world of Uniworld

Express your opinions and interact with other like-minded

When you travel with Uniworld, you will

river cruising, including special offers, special

travelers on any number of our social network communities,

automatically become part of our River

announcements, and much more. If you are new

including our very own Uniworld Community Center.

Heritage Club. As a valued member,

to river cruising, you can watch one of our videos at

Benefits include:

you’ll be treated to extra savings and

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U Meet fellow travelers before your cruise, and stay

benefits, including:

U An exclusive $100 per person savings for River Heritage Club members

U Exclusive River Heritage Club cocktail party hosted onboard by the Captain*

U One (1) category stateroom upgrade, if space is available (excluding suites and handled by headquarters 45 days prior to departure)*†

U Complimentary fruit platter in your stateroom upon arrival*

U Complimentary onboard laundry service (once per week) Visit uniworld.com/after-your-trip/river-heritage-club for details. * Available on ships operating in Europe and on the Mekong River † This benefit is also applicable to cruises in Russia and Egypt

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FIND A RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST If you aren’t already working with a Travel Professional, you can search for a local certified River Cruise Specialist in your area using our online Travel Professional locator at uniworld.com/find-an-agent. BEFORE YOU CRUISE To access more in-depth information about your upcoming journey, please review the Cruise Companion section on our website to find the cruise guide for your itinerary. This booklet offers valuable information regarding what to pack, flight and transfer experiences, onboard amenities, day-to-day travel, and so much more. Visit uniworld.com/before-you-go/cruise-companion.

connected with them after your cruise

U Join discussions centered around specific itineraries U Answer each other’s questions, and offer travel and trip planning tips, reading suggestions, and more

U Discuss any topic related to Uniworld, write about your trip, and post your opinions on existing topics

U Upload photos and videos from your Uniworld cruise Connect with Uniworld and like-minded travelers at: facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises twitter.com/uniworldcruises pinterest.com/uniworldcruises uniworld.tumblr.com uniworld.com/community

Protecting the world in which we live and travel The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded and supported by the companies that make up The Travel Corporation, whose guiding principle is providing the most enjoyable, enriching travel experiences for its customers across the globe. Our commitment to responsible tourism

project—the first of its kind—which focuses on minimizing

Uniworld is proud to provide our guests with extraordinary

the environmental impact of Uniworld’s ships, and the

trips to some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring

river cruising industry at large. While the project focuses

places. It’s this pride that inspires our commitment to

on what are arguably the world’s most geographically,

responsible tourism practices, which help to ensure the

culturally, and historically-rich rivers—the Nile, the

very places we love remain beautiful. Our commitment

Danube, the Rhône, and the Rhine—the end goal is to

is not only to minimize the environmental impact of our

use the resulting research to provide river cruise operators

operations around the world, but to support conservation

worldwide the tools they need to operate with as little

efforts aimed at reversing damage already done. Uniworld

environmental impact as possible. We’ve begun with

understands that respecting and protecting the places

environmental audits on all Uniworld ships operating

we live and travel in will create a better world for future

on the Nile in Egypt, and the Rhine, Rhône, and Danube

generations to enjoy.

in Europe. The resulting knowledge is being used to improve Uniworld’s environmental performance in

Our parent company, The Travel Corporation, created the

addition to providing the basis for our partner, The Travel

Conservation Foundation, a not-for-profit organization using

Foundation, to create tools that will aid river cruise

tourism to protect the environment and benefit those living

operators worldwide to improve their environmental

in the destinations in which we operate.

performance.

Sustainable river cruising

This will mark the first such effort of its kind, and a

As part of The Travel Corporation, Uniworld is working

breakthrough in reducing the environmental impact of

closely with the Conservation Foundation and the Travel

river cruising around the globe. Uniworld is proud of

Foundation, a United Kingdom-based charity that shares

being a part of such an important organization.

our socio-environmental values. With their support, Uniworld is spearheading the Sustainable River Cruising Bank along the Rhône River in Avignon, France

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Rewarding loyalty Thank you for traveling with us. We value your loyalty, so when you book with Uniworld again, or with one of our select sister companies in The Travel Corporation family of brands, you’ll be recognized with rewards and offers exclusively for you. No matter what your taste, whether you are traveling as part of a family or a couple, a group, or traveling solo, The Travel Corporation offers something for everyone. Our multiple award-winning portfolio ranges from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises to independent vacation package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is an award-winning collection of five-star, family-run, luxury boutique hotels in London, Cape Town, Geneva, and Palm Beach.

Our philosophy is very simple: create enriching travel

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Uniworld Travel Protection Plan Providing you with cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel

SECTION I

SECTION II

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

Provided by Uniworld*

Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost

Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500

Reimburses the non-refundable Uniworld cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description.

If your baggage or personal property is lost, stolen, or damaged, the plan will cover up to $2,500. If your bags are delayed or misdirected for more than 24 hours, the plan will reimburse you up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal items.

The Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver** With the Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure time for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Travel Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason Cancellation Waiver,” you must enroll and pay for the plan at the time you make your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Uniworld.

Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, the plan will reimburse you up to $50,000 for necessary medical expenses for up to one (1) year from the date of your accident or illness or emergency dental treatment incurred during your tour. This coverage is especially important, as Medicare and many private insurance policies generally do not cover you outside of the US, and many HMOs do not cover you outside their provider area. Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000 In the event that a covered illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, the plan provides up to $50,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider, to help ensure your safe transport). The plan also provides payment for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death that occurs during the tour.

Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost

SECTION III

If you have to leave your vacation unexpectedly (for covered reasons such as illness as described above), you will be reimbursed for the unused, non-refundable portion of your travel arrangements, plus the cost of returning home, up to your total trip cost.

WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/per day) If you miss the departure of your cruise/tour due to carrier-caused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

Provided by On Call International 24-Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance One toll-free telephone call gives you access to On Call International a worldwide network of medical and travel-related professionals who will work together to solve your medical or travel-related problem.

Travel Protection Plan Costs: Trip Cost

Premium

$0 – $2,500

$229

$2,501 – $4,500

$299

$4,501 or more

$399

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. The premium is per person, nonrefundable and must be paid at the time you make your initial trip deposit.

While the above is not a complete description—a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you in your final cruise documents—we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Berkely, at 800-797-2279. You may also view the plan at uniworld.com. *For

NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, an AEGON Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000.

**For

NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Contact 877-722-2195 for details.

***Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911066H0000A are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, an AEGON Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Under Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000 and TAHC7000.

This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License #0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc., in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 22647852

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Terms & Conditions

We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions.

Cancellation Policy: We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as shown in the box to the lower left.

Your Trip

These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your travel agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Travel Protection Plan section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com. The Travel Protection Plan premium is nonrefundable once paid to Uniworld.

Prices: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room and are in US Dollars. Cruise and Cruise/Tour prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of January 27, 2012. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within seven (7) days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise or cruise/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise or cruise/tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment. Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least $200 per person is required at time of reservation. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld Cruise or Cruise/ Tour is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. Final payment is due at least ninety (90) days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; wine or liquor, unless indicated; meals not detailed in the itinerary; gratuities; and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans. Cancellation Notice Received Before Tour Start Date

Cancellation Charges Per Person

90 days or more

$200 nonrefundable deposit

89 – 60 days

35% of the fare**

59 – 30 days

50% of the fare**

Less than 30 days

100% of the fare**

No Show

100% of the fare**

Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip.

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Revision Fee: A fee of $30 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any passenger name change; cruise date change (within the same calendar year only) or itinerary change made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A passenger name change, cruise date change or itinerary change within 90 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy and a new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees (as shown below) will apply. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) and increased airfare in addition to any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the Passenger. Gratuities: It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sights you see. While they are customary, gratuities, including the customary end-of-trip gratuity for the tour manager, cruise manager and crew, are not included in the price of your trip. The amount of the gratuity is entirely subject to your satisfaction with your travel experience. Documents: Uniworld will send you a document packet 21 to 30 days before departure provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full. Passport/Visa: A valid passport is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of the trip. You should check with your travel agent or the US Consulate Service for information regarding necessary documentation. Non-US citizens must contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to your trip. Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. As a courtesy, our website, uniworld.com, in the “Before You Go” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain additional information. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip, related to improper travel documentation. US citizens require a single entry visa for travel to the Russian Federation. A single entry visa is also required for travel to Turkey.

Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation.

Your Flight Airfare: Uniworld wants to help make your entire vacation smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in the US. Please contact your Travel Professional or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are subject to availability, we encourage you to book early. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld Cruise or Cruise/Tour is required at the time air is booked. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. We may issue your air ticket at any time after you book and pay for your flights in full. Air Travel Change Fees: If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $30 per person change fee (see Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time you make a change. If you change your air travel plans after your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $75 per person per change fee, and you will be responsible for any increase in airfare and/or penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Cancellations: You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your air arrangements eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. If you, as the passenger, cancel your air 90 days or more before departure and your air has been ticketed, you will be responsible for any penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Air Bookings and Restrictions: TSA regulations require us to collect the full first, middle and last name as it appears on your passport or government-issued ID as well as date of birth and gender. This information is required before we can book your air. Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within 7 days of departure to reconfirm your flights. Uniworld Custom Air Service: To give you even more options and greater flexibility, Uniworld offers customized air reservations. This service is available for $25 per person, plus any applicable increased air costs. (Requests must be received in writing, after the reservation is under deposit.) Once you have made your deposit, you may make your custom air request by submitting the Custom Vacation Planning Form at uniworld.com. The service fee is non-refundable upon confirmation of the request.

Seat Assignments and Special Services: Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage. Please inquire with the airline for full details regarding frequent flyer mileage. Airport/Ship Transfers: If you purchase a Uniworld AirInclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise or tour begins and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or tour ends. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers are only available on the cruise/tour start/end dates. Making Your Own Flight Arrangements: Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements, Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from the ship/ hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise/tour starting/ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the box below.

Transfer Guidelines: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: Arrival

Departure

Europe*

5 am – 5 pm

6 am – 6 pm

Russia**

6 am – 8 pm

5 am – 6 pm

Turkey***

24 hours

24 hours

Extensions

24 hours

24 hours

Extra Nights

24 hours

24 hours

*For Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel), the arrival guidelines are 5 am – 1:30 pm. For European Jewels (Amsterdam to Budapest), Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris), Burgundy & Provence (Lyon to Arles), Grand European Discovery (Basel to Vienna), and Rhine Discovery (Basel to Nuremberg) the arrival guidelines are 5 am – 2:30 pm. Transfers in Paris are provided from/to CDG only. ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from either SVO, DME, or VKO. *** In Turkey, transfers only provided to/from Istanbul (IST).

Baggage Fees, Baggage and Personal Belongings: Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard our ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have additional baggage restrictions and may impose additional

fees for checked baggage and/or excess baggage (visit uniworld.com/baggage). Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Keep an eye on your baggage—it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings. A protection plan covering lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan.

• Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.

Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

• All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

Additional Considerations

• The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

Responsibility and Waiver: The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., (“Uniworld”) is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of tours/cruises, schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/ jurisdictional laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitations of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever.

Travel Protection Plan: Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. Also, keep in mind that your health plan coverage for a stay outside the US may be limited. We recommend you obtain a travel protection plan. To help provide you with peace of mind, Uniworld offers a comprehensive travel protection plan. Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. 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 Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions. Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post-cruise extension eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. Advanced, Canceled, or Delayed Sailing: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled sailing date and may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour. Health and Mobility: The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

• The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Travelers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as Guests, it is our long-term experience that most children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations (unless noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behavior onboard and ashore. Smoking Policy: For the comfort of all our Guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Diets: Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com.

Legal Notes

California Seller of Travel Law: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., is a registered seller of travel in the State of California, CST #2075415-20, and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute an approval by the State of California. A complete explanation of your rights under the California Seller of Travel Law can be found at oag.ca.gov/travel.

construed in accordance with California law without regard to conflicts of law principles. Time of Printing: The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions.

Your Passenger Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier upon request or can be viewed on our website at uniworld.com. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”).

The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with other affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., customers in the unlikely event of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at USTOA.com.

Omissions: Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/ or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required. Agreement: The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions as presented herein. It is specifically agreed that this agreement is entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and in the event any legal or equitable action is initiated concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions, the exclusive venue for such action shall be solely in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys District. This agreement shall be

FINANCIAL PROTECTION US $20 MILLION YOUR PIECE OF MIND GUARANTEE The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Uniworld’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Uniworld, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Uniworld of USD $20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Uniworld.

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2013 Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Schedule-at-a-Glance Itineraries

Page

Ships

March

April

22

River Ambassador

27*

3, 10,* 17

26

River Duchess, River Empress, River Queen

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30

S.S. Antoinette

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34

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Springtime Tulips & the Rhine

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Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days

Tulips & Windmills

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Amsterdam to Antwerp 10 Days

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam 8 Days

Rhine Discovery

Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel 13 Days

Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau 8 Days

Danube Discovery & Prague

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Vienna to Prague 10 Days

NEW Highlights of Eastern Europe

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Vienna to Belgrade 8 Days

NEW Grand Danube & Prague

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Prague to Belgrade 17 Days

Imperial Capitals of Europe

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Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days

Grand European Discovery

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Basel to Vienna 15 Days

Paris & the Heart of Europe

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Paris to Vienna 18 Days

European Serenade

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Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days

European Jewels

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Budapest to Amsterdam 15 Days

NEW Grand European Highlights

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Belgrade to Basel 22 Days

Grand European River Voyage

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Amsterdam to Istanbul 27 Days

May

June

July

August

5,* 12, 19,* 26

2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

6,* 13, 20,* 27

River Ambassador

26

2*

7, 14*

18, 25*

29

6,* 27

38

River Queen

4, 16*

25

7*

16, 28*

9, 21*

3, 15,* 27

8*

42

River Beatrice

7, 14,* 21, 28*

5, 12,* 19, 26*

2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30

7,* 14, 21,* 28

4,* 11, 18,* 25

1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29*

6, 13,* 20, 27*

3, 10*

26*

19

7,* 30

19*

11, 30*

22

11,* 20

5, 12*

16, 23*

28

4*

8, 15*

26

12*

7, 23*

19

4,* 30

15*

10,* 18

10,* 18

25*

3

10,* 18

25*

3

22*

6, 20*

172

1,* 3, 7,* 23, 25,* 29 10, 12,*, 16, 19,* 25* 24,* 31

24, 31*

46 River Ambassador

7,* 14, 21,* 28

50 River Ambassador 54 River Ambassador 56

River Duchess, River Princess

60

River Ambassador

19*

2, 30*

14

11,* 25

62

River Princess

2,* 13

23*

4

14,* 25

66

River Duchess, River Princess

70

River Empress, River Queen

74

River Ambassador

76

River Duchess

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled.

September October November December

29*

1, 11, 13,* 23*

17

2

8,* 22

6,* 20

3*

30

21*

5, 19,* 28*

2, 11, 16,* 30

12

2,* 23

14*

4, 25*

15

18*

13

3,* 29

18*

13

*Itinerary operates in reverse order on these dates.

2*

5,* 16

28*

28

1, 11,* 13* 17, 21, 29*

14,* 19,* 28 2, 11,* 25

3,* 10

3*

Itineraries NEW Splendors of Italy

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Venice to Rome 13 Days

NEW Venice & the Po River

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Venice to Venice 8 Days

Paris & Normandy

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Paris to Paris 10 Days

Burgundy & Provence

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Arles to Lyon 8 Days

Grand France

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Paris to Arles 17 Days

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

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Lisbon to Porto 11 Days

Imperial Waterways of Russia

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Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days

Rhine Holiday Markets

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Basel to Cologne 8 Days

Danube Holiday Markets

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Budapest to Passau 8 Days

Classic Christmas Markets

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Nuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days

European Holiday Markets

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Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days

Parisian Winter Holiday

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Paris to Paris 8 Days

NEW Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise

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Passau to Budapest 11 Days

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise

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Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days

Page

Ships

80

March

April

May

June

July

August September October November December

River Countess

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7, 14, 21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10

84

River Countess

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7, 14, 21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10

88

River Baroness

15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28♦

5, 12♦, 19, 26♦

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

92

River Royale

24,* 31

7,* 14, 21,* 28

5,* 12, 19,* 26

2,* 9, 16,* 23♦, 30*

7♦, 14,* 21♦, 28*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

6,* 13, 20,* 27

96

River Baroness, River Royale

15, 29

12, 26

10, 24

7, 21

5, 19

2, 16, 30

13, 27

11, 25

100

Queen Isabel

28

4, 11, 18, 25

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

106

River Victoria

17, 29*

10, 22*

4, 16,* 28

9,* 21

2,* 14, 26*

3*

7

112 S.S. Antoinette

1,* 8, 15,* 22

116

River Beatrice

1, 8,* 15

120

River Queen

1,* 8, 15♦,* 22

124

River Empress

1,* 8, 15*

128 River Baroness

13, 20, 27

132

River Beatrice

23

136

River Empress

22

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled.

*Itinerary operates in reverse order on these dates.

♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program

Asia River Cruises and Tours From the mighty Yangtze to the languid Mekong, discover

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Poll “Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World”

the places you’ve longed to see in China, Vietnam, and Cambodia while traveling onboard the finest ships and staying in centrally located, five-star luxury hotels with many exclusive benefits for Uniworld guests.

Rank

Cruise Ship

Overall Score

Egypt and the Nile Boutique River Cruises and Tours

1

River Queen, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

96.0

2

Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn

94.4

Discover Egypt’s most magnificent treasures in first-class style

3

River Beatrice, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

93.5

4

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

93.2

5

Seabourn Pride, Seabourn

93.0

while sailing onboard the luxurious all-suite River Tosca and staying at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

Reservation Hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm (PST)

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Source: Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Poll. Note: Only top 5 cruise ships are listed based on the highest overall score received on the top 100 cruise ships.

Saturday 6:30 am – 3:00 pm (PST)

For reservations or further information, please see your preferred Travel Professional, contact Uniworld at 1-800-733-7820, or visit uniworld.com. Scan with your smart phone’s QR code reader to experience Uniworld. facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises

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