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More ways to discover the Uniworld difference Visit our new enhanced website, www.uniworldcruises.com.au. Take a fresh look and enjoy its greatly enhanced content and features including: Special offers and deals | In-depth destination and cruise information | Frequently asked questions | Things to know before you go on your cruise | Virtual tour and photo galleries | Guest reviews | Egypt Boutique River Cruise Collection The splendid all-suite ship, River Tosca, elevates the standard and comfort of river cruising along the Nile. Egypt River Cruise & Tour Packages Include: deluxe hotel accommodations in Cairo; elegant riverview suite with a French balcony onboard the River Tosca; all meals onboard; services of a professionally trained Egyptologist throughout your trip; exclusive, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip. China River Cruise & Tour Collection From the grand cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the mighty Yangtze and inspirational Tibet, China is a country of abundant natural splendor and manmade wonders. China River Cruise & Tour Packages Include: conveniently located deluxe hotels; stateroom with balcony onboard a five-star Victoria Cruises ship; most meals, including special-themed dinners; professionally trained Tour Manager; fully escorted tours with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip.

2011 Europe and Russia River Cruises

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Uniworld’s 2011 Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruise Collection

Table of Contents An entirely new way to see the Old World Our “points of distinction” The world’s best boutique hotels afloat Uniworld continues to raise the bar with new and remodelled ships

NEW Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days

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Grand European Serenade Amsterdam to Bucharest | 27 Days

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NEW Grand European River Voyage Amsterdam to Istanbul | 27 Days

2–3 4–5

A perfect day begins with a great night’s sleep 10 – 11 Dine in the only ZAGAT-rated restaurants on the rivers 12 – 13 No request too large, no detail too small 14 – 15 Experience the true essence of Europe— onshore and onboard 16 – 17 Multigenerational Family-Friendly River Cruises Making more memories is easy—and great value Uniworld’s Collection of 2011 River Cruises

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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

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European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

NEW Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days

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Danube Discovery Vienna to Nuremberg | 8 Days

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days

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Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel | 8 Days

Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days

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Grand European Discovery Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise 128 – 131 Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days

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Grand European Explorer Basel to Bucharest | 29 Days

Ships

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Your floating boutique hotel — your home away from home

Paris & European River Romance Paris to Nuremberg | 10 Days

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Central and Eastern Europe

Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna | 17 Days

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days

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NEW Grand European Odyssey Paris to Istanbul | 31 Days

Springtime along the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days

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NEW Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Cologne to Prague | 10 Days 32 – 35 Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

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Holiday Cruises

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France Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 8 Days

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Burgundy & Provence Arles to Chalon sur Saône | 8 Days

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Grand France Paris to Arles | 15 Days

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NEW River Antoinette

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River Beatrice

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River Royale

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River Queen

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River Countess

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River Duchess

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River Empress

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River Princess

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River Ambassador

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River Baroness

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NEW Douro Spirit

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NEW River Victoria

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Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

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Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

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Portugal and Spain

River Heritage Club and Air Information

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European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 13 Days

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Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto | 11 Days 100 – 103

Protecting the world we live and travel in

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Uniworld Gold Seal Protection

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Russia

Booking Conditions and Important Information

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Schedule-At-A-Glance

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Eastern Europe Explorer Vienna to Bucharest | 15 Days

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NEW Royal London & the River Thames 98 – 99

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

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Information


An entirely new way to see the Old World Whether you’ve visited Europe once or a dozen times, you haven’t really experienced the best of Europe until you’ve sailed with the best: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Uniworld offers an exceptional holiday experience free of the stresses associated with today’s travel. It combines the pleasure of discovering the multitude of charms and landmarks of different destinations with the same exquisite accommodations, award-winning hospitality, and world-class cuisine of a five-star boutique hotel. Sailing along historic waterways onboard your floating luxury hotel, you’ll see some of the most enchanting places in the world up close. Your proximity to the shore means that colourful hillside villages, picturesque castles, and ancient ruins are within view from all areas of your intimate ship—the elegant restaurant, the welcoming lounge, the inviting sun deck, and your own beautifully appointed stateroom. River cruising offers an unparalleled level of convenience, as you often dock right in the heart of a town steps away from charming squares, magnificent cathedrals, and bustling marketplaces. You’ll never wait in long lines to get on or off the ship; you’ll never tender into port; you’ll never spend long hours wave watching on a vast ocean (which is inescapable on larger cruise ships); and you’ll never experience rough water or motion sickness—only smooth and peaceful sailing throughout your journey. Unpack. Unwind. And leave the rest to Uniworld. And with so much INCLUDED— captivating shore excursions hosted by the best local guides in the industry; all meals onboard with complimentary European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; airport transfers on arrival and departure days; and so much more—you’ll have nothing to worry about except enjoying yourself as our highly trained, English-speaking staff pampers you with uncompromising service, anticipating your every need.

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Our “points of distinction”

• Authentic “boutique cruising”—the only river cruise company to do so • The unsurpassed style and elegance of Europe’s best river cruise ships • A $100,000,000USD plus investment in five new ships and the remodelling of the entire existing European fleet between 2009–2011 • An average ship capacity of just 130 guests • Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms ­—many with French balconies and handcrafted Savoir® beds draped in fine linens •B  athrooms stocked with L’Occitane bath and body products and comfy robes •E  xclusive services and amenities in all suites •A  certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in preparing gourmet cuisine, using the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers markets •A  distinctive wine program developed by Red Carnation Hotels’ renowned sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux member hotel

•A  variety of dining experiences: al fresco dining “under the stars” and light-lunch dining—both on the sun deck, Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, early-riser breakfast, and afternoon tea • The best onboard and onshore staff in the industry—with decades of experience • Our very own dedicated European Operations Team, controlling all aspects of product delivery—onboard nautical and hospitality, and all onshore programs • Fastidious internal Quality Assurance programs with extensive training for all staff, along with ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers, to ensure our guests always receive the highest-quality service •  Captivating and always included shore excursions—many exclusive to Uniworld—hosted by English-speaking local guides who use state-of-the-art Quietvox portable headset systems • 

Insightful onboard Signature Lectures

• Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer •C  omplimentary fine European wines, Program on 16 itineraries choice of beer, and soft drinks during • Airport transfers on arrival and departure dinner onboard; bottled water in staterooms; days and a 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar  Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Top Small Ship Cruise Lines | Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and their Readers’ Poll, Top 50 Small Ships, and their Readers’ Choice Awards World’s Top Small Ship Cruise | Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Pick for Best River Cruise and Best New River Ship for the River Beatrice | Zagat’S top 3 cruise line ranking in the category of “Cabins and Dining”—the only river cruise line recognised with the “best of the best” in the cruise industry.

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Hotel D’Angleterre suite

The world’s only boutique hotels afloat What makes Uniworld very different from ALL other river cruise companies is the unique relationship and bond we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection (www.redcarnation.com). Our shared passion for excellence and caring sincerely about each and every guest is embodied by our philosophy no request too large, no detail too small. Red Carnation’s award-winning collection of family-run, world-class hotels is renowned for its expertise in operating luxury boutique hotels. Their loyal, dedicated, professional team offers warm and discreetly attentive personalised service, taking immense pride in making every possible effort to fulfil and exceed guests’ expectations and making them feel truly “at home.” Milestone Hotel library

Combining this same professional expertise with decades of outstanding nautical experience sets Uniworld apart from all of its competitors. The close synergy shared between Uniworld and Red Carnation has resulted in unparalleled levels of quality of service and stylish luxury, allowing Uniworld to offer the very finest river cruising experience available for our discerning guests. In recent years, the renowned Red Carnation design team has personally overseen every detail of our European ships, helping us to create stunning, welcoming interiors that are as remarkable as the sights you’ll see on your travels with Uniworld. Every aspect of the décor and every amenity is carefully chosen, with much thought and care for our guests’ comfort and needs. While each Uniworld ship has its own individual style and personality, all of our ships share the same common threads of distinction, elegance and, most of all, warm and caring service—all of which provide our guests with a uniquely satisfying holiday. Uniworld, together with Red Carnation Hotels, has totally redefined a new level of river cruising. We call it “BOUTIQUE CRUISING” and we are the only river cruise company who offers it. We look forward to welcoming you onboard! Images on pages 6 and 7 showcase Red Carnation Hotels around the world.

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River Antoinette (artist’s rendering)

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River Antoinette owner’s suite (artist’s rendering)

Uniworld continues to raise the bar with new and remodeled ships Three NEW ships in 2011:

Two NEW ships introduced in 2009:

•R  iver Antoinette – the most luxurious ship to sail the Rhine River, with extra spacious staterooms and suites, is yours to explore on our “Castles along the Rhine” itinerary. Setting a new standard in river cruising innovation, the River Antoinette offers top deck staterooms and suites with full open-air private balconies that, with the touch of a switch, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Additional unique facilities include a heated swimming pool and a beautiful sky lounge, the Leopard Lounge, on the sun deck—all of which are designed to enhance the comfort of your stay.

• The stunning River Beatrice began sailing the “Enchanting Danube” itinerary in March 2009. River Beatrice was so well received in the marketplace that she was named the “Best New River Ship” in 2009 by the editors of Cruise Critic.

•D  ouro Spirit – the most beautiful ship to sail along Portugal and Spain’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritagedesignated Douro River Valley. •R  iver Victoria – a beautiful and very comfortable ship, sailing Uniworld’s “Imperial Waterways of Russia” itinerary.

• The 41 all-suite elegant River Tosca sails three expertly planned river cruises along the historic Nile. NEWLY remodelled ships: Between the 2009 and 2011 seasons, Uniworld will have completely remodelled our entire fleet. While each ship has its own distinct style and personality, they are all designed with the same, thoughtful signature touches, including luxurious décor, modern conveniences, and fine amenities.

River Beatrice junior suite

R  iver Ambassador, River Baroness, and River Princess will be the final three ships in the fleet to be remodelled for the 2011 season.

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A perfect day begins with a great night’s sleep Only a good night’s sleep can prepare you for your exciting, included shore excursions each day. Our beds—handcrafted from Savoir® of England, one of the most renowned makers of beds in the world—provide the perfect start for your restful night’s retreat. Add in other fine amenities, such as 100 % Egyptian-combed-cotton sheets, warm wool and cashmere blankets, and your choice of pillow—goose down or hypoallergenic—and you are certain to have an enjoyable night’s sleep. Of course, your stateroom provides you with your own personal, private sanctuary to do whatever you wish, whether it’s watching a film on your flat-screen television or admiring the ever-changing scenery from your riverview window or French balcony. Each stateroom features conveniences designed to make your stay as pleasurable as can be, such as an individually controlled heating and cooling system, generous closet space, vanities with mirror, hair dryer, and complimentary bottled water. Floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms are stocked with high quality bath and body products made by L’Occitane of Provence, France; plush, thick towels from Christies of England— the most renowned towel maker in Europe; and comfy robes to relax in. And for those delicate matters—like applying makeup or getting an up-close shave—each bathroom has backlit magnifying mirrors. It’s these thoughtful touches, including twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turn-down service, that will make you feel extra special. Our signature suites, most with French balconies, provide added space and luxuries including: slippers, a Nespresso coffee machine, a bottle of wine upon arrival, a daily fruit and biscuit plate, room service for breakfast if so desired, shoe shine, free laundry service, and refilled ice buckets each day. For those sailing on the River Beatrice and the new River Antoinette, Uniworld offers in-suite butler service with additional courtesies such as packing and unpacking assistance, as well as a special dinner in the Captain’s Lounge on the River Beatrice and Leopard Lounge on the River Antoinette. And if you are travelling on either of these ships, you may wish to indulge even more, with Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind owner’s suite—the largest and most lavish suites on any river cruise ship. 10 Uniworld


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Al fresco dining on the sun deck

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Captain’s Welcome Gala

Dine in the only Zagat-rated restaurants on the rivers

River Beatrice Monday, May 9, 2011, en route to Linz, Austria

Appetizers An array of seasonal garden greens with smoked duck breast, topped with candied kumquats - or Shrimp cocktail “Marie Louise”

On our ships, meal times are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavour of each savoury dish, Uniworld’s dining experiences have been designed to delight you. We are committed to going the extra mile to provide our guests with a truly remarkable dining experience, and we were recently acknowledged in the ZAGAT* Survey for “Top in Dining”—the only river cruise company recognised with the “best of the best” in the cruise industry. However, we are not content to rest on our laurels, so to take our food and beverage program to even greater heights, we hired Global Master Chef Bernhard Zorn, a 30year industry veteran, as Uniworld’s new Culinary Director. Chef Zorn leads his team of executive chefs in preparing a parade of culinary delights using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard daily from local farmers markets. Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelette station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more. Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients—local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste. Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco “under the stars” and light-lunch dining—both on the sun deck; Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

- or Beetroot carpaccio with avocado, grapefruit chutney, rocket leaves, and shaved parmesan (v) Bassermann-Jordan Riesling Qba, Pfalz 2005

Soup of the Day Veal consommé “Veneziano” with vegetable confetti - or Seafood chowder with paprika and crumbled bacon - or Creamy carrot & ginger soup with sesame stick (v)

Entrées Pan-seared filet mignon with cabernet sauce, grilled tomato, baby corn, and baked potato with chives and sour cream - or Grilled Pacific halibut with beurre blanc, zucchini, and buttered tagliatelle - or Fresh porcini mushroom and mascarpone risotto (v) Domaine Magalane, Côtes du Rhône AOC 2004

Desserts Trio of crème brûlée—vanilla, pistachio, and saffron—served with a crisp orange tuille - or Fresh peach cobbler with a dollop of whipped cream - or Selection of farmhouse cheeses and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit Weingut Gesellmann/Mittelburgenland Scheurebe Beerenauslese 2006 Cappuccino, latte, espresso, and specialty teas

v = vegetarian

*ZAGAT is one of the world’s most trusted sources to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions, and other leisure activities.

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No request too large, no detail too small At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one’s best friends and family, which means “No request too large, no detail too small.” Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests—and our team of staff members—as an extension of our family comes naturally. Providing truly personalised, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organisation. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry, and providing them with continual training. In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognised by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure. Creating an environment where our guests and our team members feel wholeheartedly valued also includes giving back and making a difference in the communities in which we operate. This means protecting and minimising the impact we have on the environment and respecting the various cultures, and as such, we participate in our parent company’s Conservation Foundation program. The Foundation supports a number of initiatives, including an exciting new program to reduce the impact of our cruises on the Nile. For more information on the initiatives with which we are involved, please see page 147. We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests, our staff, and our environment.

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Riding complimentary bicycles in Vienna

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Experience the true essence of Europe—onshore and onboard Always included in the price of your cruise are captivating onshore excursions, which are further enhanced with carefully crafted onboard programs. Insightful Signature Lectures on topics related to art, architecture, music, and history, as well as culturally enriching local entertainment, will provide you with a well-rounded perspective on your exciting ports of call. So whether you are marvelling at one young girl’s extraordinary courage and spirit during a tour of Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam, or standing in awe of the bravery of thousands of men on the beaches of Normandy, you will always experience the true heart and soul of the places you visit when travelling with Uniworld. Your professionally trained and experienced Cruise Manager, along with Englishspeaking local guides—la crème de la crème of the industry—will lead you on excursions using a state-of-the-art Quietvox audio headset system designed to enhance the quality of your sightseeing experience. You’ll be guided to spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites, world-class museums, Old World wineries—and so much more—discovering both monumental wonders and hidden gems. On 16 itineraries, Uniworld offers our exciting, added-value Epicurean Adventurer Program featuring special wine tasting excursions, onboard culinary demonstrations and tastings, and a delightful food and wine pairing dinner. So whether you’re savouring a crisp Rheingau Riesling along the Rhine or a hearty Côtes du Rhône in the South of France, you’ll delve deeper into the mouth-watering treats of the regions you visit. We also provide the complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for those times you simply want to venture off on your own to explore the verdant countryside or revisit a patisserie for another tasty treat.

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Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France

Multigenerational FamilyFriendly River Cruises Imagine introducing your children to the romance and chivalry of the Middle Ages, watching as history comes alive for them at one of the many ancient fortresses and castles that line Germany’s Rhine River. Or picture the sparkle in their eyes as the Impressionists’ most famous works seem to spring to life right in front of them when they follow the masters’ footsteps through Honfleur and Giverny. Now stop imagining and start travelling together as a family with Uniworld. Our Cruises provide an environment where Multigenerational Family-Friendly River you and your loved ones can create lasting memories and share amazing experiences together, all while travelling onboard a luxury ship that takes you to grand cities, Medieval villages, and past beautiful countryside. Our family-friendly cruises are designed for grandparents, parents, and the special young people in their lives. Everybody unpacks their bags once and they’re done, so there is none of the hustle and bustle of moving from one hotel to the next. Since these cruises are designed around summer holidays, planning your family holiday is always easy. Plus, someone else has organised all the details and planned special shore excursions tailored specifically for the family so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip. Add in special family pricing—with young people between 4 and 18 travelling at 50% off the cruise price when travelling with an adult*—as well as all meals; entertainment; special Signature Lectures and demonstrations onboard; exciting shore excursions, fully hosted by expert local guides; complimentary use of bicycles; and transfers on departure and arrival days—ALL of which are INCLUDED in the price—and you have the ideal, hassle-free, value-packed family holiday. Uniworld has earmarked two itineraries “Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main” and “Paris & Normandy” with four special family-friendly dates during the summer months. Please see pages 32–35 for “Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main,” and pages 88–91 for “Paris & Normandy.”

*50% off savings is limited to one young traveller per adult.

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Paris & Normandy Family-Friendly River Cruise

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Toledo, Spain

Making more memories is easy—and great value Before or after your amazing river cruise why not: celebrate the joie de vivre of Paris? Waltz your way through Vienna? Delve into the lives of the Dutch Masters in Amsterdam? Discover the excitement of the Grand Bazaar while in Istanbul? Cruise along London’s historic River Thames, taking in all of the city’s monumental wonders? Or simply sit in a lovely café in Aix-en-Provence, painting the inspirational scenery of the region? It’s easy and economical to add these unforgettable experiences to your already value-packed Uniworld Boutique River Cruise. With Uniworld’s carefully crafted pre- and post-cruise optional land packages, you can spend even more time in world-class destinations—all while getting even more value out of your international airfare. Uniworld has selected such dynamic places as Amsterdam, Istanbul, London, Lucerne, Munich, Paris, Prague, Spain, and Vienna, and has priced them all at an incredible value. For 2011, we’ve added four exciting new extensions: Royal London and the River Thames, Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, and the Baltic Capitals. We’ve picked hotels conveniently located to the major sites. In London, for instance, you can stay at the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel’s Rubens at the Palace, so you can look out your window and see the changing of the guards, or you can sail on the Spirit of Chartwell, your floating hotel, cruising past all the magnificent sites along the River Thames. We have also provided a local expert host to ensure that you are well taken care of and to provide you with tips to make your stay as pleasant as possible, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself doing whatever you wish. Uniworld’s pre- and post-cruise land packages range from two to eight nights; are fully hosted by a Uniworld expert local host; include deluxe and first class hotels with breakfast daily, all transfers, baggage handling, and special sightseeing opportunities. Please see individual itinerary pages for specific details on these exciting pre- and post-cruise optional land packages.

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Passau, Germany

Uniworld’s collection of 2011 Europe and Russia River Cruises Essential to daily life, important to trade, and notable as routes taken by invading conquerors, the great rivers and waterways of Europe and Russia have shaped the continent’s history, culture, and economy for thousands of years, and now they will shape your exciting river cruise adventure. From the enchanting Danube and the legendary Rhine to the vineyard-lined rivers of Portugal and Southern France, the very best of Europe and Russia is on display on your expertly planned Uniworld River Cruise. With 30 itineraries, ranging from 8 to 31 days, you’ll have a wide selection of programs from which to choose. Cruise through one country, delving deeply into its culture and history, or journey instead to ten countries on one grand odyssey. Travel in spring and delight in the rebirth of nature with “Tulips & Windmills” or “Springtime along the Rhine.” Sail through Provence and Burgundy in the summer to see the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh’s and Cézanne’s paintings. Cruise through Northern France discovering the countryside that inspired Monet’s paintings, or perhaps combine both the North and South of France into one “Grand France” adventure. Marvel at golden-hued vineyards while cruising Portugal and Spain’s UNESCO World Heritage-designated Douro River Valley during the fall, or walk through the classic Christmas markets of Germany while cruising from Nuremberg to Frankfurt during the holidays. To provide you with additional choices, we have added even more exciting river cruises to our product offerings for 2011, including: • Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main | Cologne to Prague | 10 Days | Pages 32 – 35 • Imperial Capitals | Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days | Pages 56 – 59

• Grand European River Voyage | Amsterdam to Istanbul | 27 Days | Pages 62 – 63

• Grand European Odyssey | Paris to Istanbul | 31 Days | Pages 86 – 87

• Imperial Waterways of Russia | Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days | Pages 104 – 107 • Classic Christmas Markets | Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days | Pages 116 – 119 No matter which cruise you choose, or when you decide to go, sail with Uniworld to experience the best these regions have to offer. 22 Uniworld


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The Netherlands

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp 10 Days Tulips & Windmills River Cruise Package Includes:

Seas of flowers, picturesque windmills, and the balmy days of spring combine for a memorable cruise

9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the luxurious River Duchess or the regal River Queen

All the things that come to mind when you think of the Netherlands and Belgium—colourful canals, whimsical windmills, vibrant tulips, rich maritime history, the art of Rubens and Rembrandt—are yours to experience in all their real-life glory.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 8 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Life and Art in the Golden Age” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

This perfectly paced springtime cruise takes you to the historic windmills of Kinderdijk, the Belgian treasure of Bruges, the 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens with more than seven million flowers, and museums rich in art by the famed Dutch Masters. While visiting Enkhuizen and Hoorn, you’ll discover the impressive maritime history of days gone by. Stroll through cosmopolitan Amsterdam and trendy Antwerp, and learn about Dutch art, WWII history, and the Netherlands’ struggle against the sea on three guided museum visits. Along the way, you’ll indulge in the famous treats of the region. Sample delicate, handmade Belgian chocolates that are among the finest confections in the world. Feast on warm waffles with berries and cream. Taste delicious cheeses along with hearty beer—all while savouring the storybook atmosphere of some of Europe’s most charming towns.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Flower lovers can experience

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the exquisite Keukenhof Gardens, which are open only nine weeks out of the year. Artists can discover treasures from the Golden Age of Dutch art in the Rijksmuseum. WWII historians can get a first-hand account of the war during a visit to the Liberation Museum. And those who simply love delicate chocolates and hearty cheeses will certainly enjoy this cruise.


Antwerp, Belgium

Amsterdam to Antwerp

Antwerp to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 2 Amsterdam Day 3 Amsterdam, Volendam Day 4

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

Day 2 Antwerp Day 3 Terneuzen (Bruges) Day 4 Veere

Day 5 Nijmegen Day 6 Kinderdijk, Rotterdam Day 7

Transfer from Brussels airport to Antwerp (embark)

Veere

Day 8 Terneuzen (Bruges) Day 9 Antwerp Day 10 Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels airport

Day 5

Kinderdijk, Rotterdam

Day 6 Nijmegen Day 7

Hoorn, Enkhuizen

Day 8

Volendam, Amsterdam

Day 9

Amsterdam

Day 10 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: March 25, 28  April 3,* 6,* 12, 15, 21,* 24* *On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam.

Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands

Veere, the Netherlands

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Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp 10 Days Day 1 | Amsterdam

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Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, including canal cruise and Rijksmuseum visit Spend your first full day in the Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and narrow alleys. Even the simplest of shops has a distinctive charm here, and every street has a story to tell. See Amsterdam’s unique appeal from a different perspective while touring aboard a canal boat. Then, visit one of the most prestigious museums in the world—the Rijksmuseum—which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art and artefacts. On display is one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings, The Night Watch, as well as Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

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Featured Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens Visit 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. There are literally millions of beautiful, colourful blooms—narcissi, hyacinths, and tulips, among others—to see and smell. The Netherlands knows its flowers. And, once you visit these incredible gardens, you’ll understand why more than 90% of the world’s flower supply comes from here. Your next port of call is Volendam, a small town where you can experience early Dutch life. Spend your afternoon at leisure exploring this quintessentially Dutch fishing village on the IJsselmeer. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Hoorn, Enkhuizen Featured Excursion: Hoorn walking tour Enjoy a walking tour through Hoorn, where you’ll uncover a rich seafaring history, evident in the town’s old harbour and admiralty buildings. Your guide will point out and explain the markings on Medieval buildings noting the former inhabitants’ trades. You’ll also visit the old harbour, Rode Steen square, and new harbour. Your next port of call is Enkhuizen, a lively trading centre since the 17th century. Walk around Old Town and learn about the Drommedaris—a magnificent tower built in 1540 to keep watch over the port. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursion: Liberation Museum Spend the morning cruising to Nijmegen, considered the oldest city in the Netherlands. From here, you will head to the Liberation Museum situated in nearby Groesbeek. During your guided visit, get a firsthand account of WWII by experiencing the occupation, celebrating the liberation, and witnessing the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Kinderdijk, Rotterdam

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Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills Arrive in Kinderdijk in the morning, where you’ll discover 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World Heritagedesignated windmills dating back to the 1500s. Your guide will provide a detailed explanation of why windmills are so important to this region, including how they harness the power of the wind. They are also an iconic emblem of the Netherlands; at one point, there were more than 10,000 in the country. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region would have surrendered to water a long time ago. Later in the day, sail to Rotterdam and cruise through its harbour, the world’s third largest after Shanghai and Singapore. Enjoy leisure time while in Rotterdam. (BB, L, D) Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

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Featured Excursion: Delta Works

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Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works, where you’ll learn about the Netherlands’ 2,000-year history of fighting back the sea. Learn how technology has evolved, and witness the striking modern methods employed today. Spend the early afternoon in charming Veere before cruising the picturesque Zeeland area. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Bruges 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. Perhaps the city’s most distinctive sight, the Belfry Tower (Belfort) located in Market Square and features a stunning octagonal tower and the lovely music of a carillon. Then see the town as its original visitors did—aboard a canal boat—and discover why Bruges is often called the “Venice of the North.” (BB, D)

Day 9 | Antwerp

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Featured Excursions: Antwerp walking tour and Cathedral of Our Lady visit Spend a full day in the exciting diamond capital of the world, Antwerp. You’ll be guided to the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, who was born in Antwerp. You’ll visit Market Square, where you’ll see the Brabo Fountain, and you’ll discover charming hidden side streets with delectable chocolate shops. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 10 | Depart Antwerp

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Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,425

A$171

A$2,596

A$1,599

River Queen/Duchess

Apr 3,* 6*

A$2,875

A$171

A$3,046

A$1,599

River Queen/Duchess

Apr 12

A$3,325

A$171

A$3,496

A$1,599

River Queen

Apr 15, 21*

A$3,799

A$171

A$3,970

A$1,599

River Duchess/Queen

Apr 24*

A$3,799

A$171

A$3,970

A$1,599

River Duchess

Mar 25, 28

* On these dates, cruise operates from Antwerp to Amsterdam. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$171 – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$250 A$599 A$850

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 137 and 139

A$1,099 A$2,025

River Duchess stateroom

Disembark from the ship in Antwerp and transfer to Brussels airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

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Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands

Springtime along the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days

Springtime along the Rhine River Cruise Package Includes:

Celebrate spring along the Rhine with the perfect blend of nature, art, and history

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Empress

This perfectly paced trip provides ample daytime sailing through the complex network of canals that crisscross the Netherlands and down the UNESCO-designated River Rhine to Germany. Discover the springtime highlights of this region and enjoy four guided visits to some of the Netherlands’ and Germany’s top museums.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Rhine, River of Culture & Trade” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Stroll through the fragrant and colourful floral landscape of the Keukenhof Gardens, which showcases more than seven million flowers and is open only nine weeks a year. Cruise through the canals of Amsterdam on a guided tour of the city. Walk through the very house where Anne Frank wrote her diary and feel her presence as you admire the original diary on display. Marvel at the huge collection of Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rodin works at the KröllerMüller Museum. Enjoy an aromatic Riesling while in the Medieval walled jewel, Bacharach. Celebrate the best of this region’s nature, art, and history during the peaceful time of spring.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Art lovers will find beauty in the world-class museums; gardeners will relish a visit to the world’s largest flower garden and surrounding countryside; and history buffs can trace the events of the region’s past with guided tours of treasured artifacts.

Program Includes: Bacharach wine tasting | Sumptuous

2,308

A$ From

28 Uniworld

German dessert-making demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner

per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Cologne Cologne Cathedral, Cathedral, Cologne, Cologne, Germany Germany

BELARUS

POLAND

UKRAINE Amsterdam to Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Day 1 Frankfurt (embark)

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 2 Amsterdam

Day 2 Frankfurt

Day 3 Amsterdam, Volendam

Day 3

Day 4 Arnhem

Bacharach, cruising the romantic Rhine

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Day 4 Cologne

Day 5 Cologne Day 6

Cruising the romantic Rhine, Bacharach

Day 5 Arnhem Day 6

Volendam, Amsterdam

Day 7

Frankfurt

Day 7

Amsterdam

Day 8

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 8 Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: March 27  April 3,* 10, 17* *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.

ITALY Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Frankfurt, Germany

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Stahleck Castle, Bacharach, Germany

Springtime along the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days

Day 1 | Amsterdam

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that painting you love looking at; or to venture outside and take in the beautiful sculpture garden, the largest in Europe, which features works by Rodin. (BB, L, D)

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Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam

Featured Excursions: Anne Frank House and canal cruise Walk through the very house that served as a hiding place for the Frank family during WWII. This is also where Anne Frank wrote her diary, and the original manuscript is on display. After your visit, enjoy a canal tour through Holland’s largest city, Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, architecture, bicycles, cobblestone streets, museums, and countless canals. Even the simplest of shops has a distinct charm, and every street tells a story. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

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Featured Excursion: Keukenhof Gardens Today, 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 colourful majesty. This is one of the most impressive public gardens in the entire world, and it is open for only nine weeks each year. Later in the day you’ll sail to Volendam, where you’ll dock in the heart of the village, making it easy for you to experience early Dutch life. You’ll have an afternoon at leisure exploring this quintessentially Dutch village. (BB, D)

Day 4 | Arnhem

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Featured Excursion: Guided tour of Kröller-Müller Museum Spend the morning cruising before you reach Arnhem, your gateway to the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is home to a huge collection of Van Gogh’s paintings—278 to be exact, including Café Terrace at Night. There are also works by Picasso, Mondrian, and Rodin, as well as many modern European artists. Your guide will lead you on a one-hour tour through the museum. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore more of the museum; to go back to

Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour and RomanGermanic Museum Arrive in Cologne after lunch and stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares, little churches, and the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. You’ll then tour the Roman-Germanic Museum, built on the walls of a Roman villa which was discovered in 1941 and which contained the world-famous Dionysos mosaic. Numerous finds illustrating everyday life in the Roman Empire will lead you into the heart of the Roman city of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (the Roman name of Cologne). (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: Bacharach walking tour and wine tasting Enjoy the area’s natural and cultural highlights from the perfect vantage point of your ship’s panoramic deck as your journey takes you along one of the most beautiful sections of the Rhine—the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley towards Bacharach. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area features stunning landscapes and ancient castles that for many esteemed 19th-century poets, composers, and painters embodied a romantic spirit, later dubbed “Rhine Romanticism.” Along the way, you’ll pass the famous Lorelei Rock and, at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers, German Corner, with its famous monument to Emperor William II.

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  30 Uniworld

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Springtime along the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt 8 Days

You’ll arrive in Bacharach in the afternoon. Named for Bacchus, the ancient Roman god of wine, this Medieval walled jewel epitomises the traditional German small town. Its quaint half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and castle overlooking the legendary Rhine will make you feel like you are in the middle of a fairytale. While here you’ll enjoy sampling local Rieslings at the Weinstubes or wine rooms. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Frankfurt

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Featured Excursion: Frankfurt city tour After a relaxing morning onboard, tour dynamic Frankfurt, said to be the smallest metropolis in the world. The energy of its cosmopolitan citizens and soaring skyscrapers make it a sophisticated city that has become one of the most important hubs in Europe. You will be taken on a scenic drive around this metropolis off the Main, dubbed “Mainhattan.” The skyline of Frankfurt is defined by 50 high-rise buildings, two of which are the tallest skyscrapers in the European Union. Visit the historical area around Römer Square, Old Town, the Golden Mile, and Frankfurt’s Times Square. You’ll pass Goethe-Haus, the childhood home of one of Europe’s greatest writers and philosophers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Goethe University, birthplace of the Frankfurt school of philosophy; and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Frankfurt airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$133

A$2,308

A$1,150

River Empress

Mar 27

A$2,175

Apr 3*

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,150

River Empress

Apr 10

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,150

River Empress

Apr 17*

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

A$1,150

River Empress

* On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133 – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 140

A$1,025 A$1,625

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Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic NEW 2011

Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Cologne to Prague 10 Days Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main River Cruise/Tour Package Includes: 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish newly-remodelled River Ambassador 2 nights in Prague at the superior first class Art Deco Imperial Hotel* (or similar), with breakfast daily All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 7 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Signature Lecture: “My Heart Belongs to My Garden” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Exclusive Multigenerational FamilyFriendly Program during summer months

Discover the opulence and majesty of a bygone era From the heartland of Germany along the Rhine and Main to the “City of Spires,” Prague, you’ll get an up-close look at the magnificent castles and gardens of European royalty—reminders of life lived on a grand scale. Get lost in the Medieval chivalric atmosphere of Nuremberg’s Kaiserburg Castle, representative of the thousands of fortresses that dotted Germany’s landscape in the Middle Ages. And experience Prague’s, eclectic mixture of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Glimpse into the life of present-day aristocracy during a private guided tour with a member of the Princely family through the magnificent Versailles-like Schloss Kleinheubach. Revel in the bucolic delights of expertly planned gardens including the Federal Horticultural show, the Pompeianum Italian Gardens, and the Hesperiden Gardens. And for those who’d like to share the gift of Europe with the special young people in their lives, we offer select, family-friendly sailings during the summer.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Nature lovers will delight in the sights and scents of magnificent gardens, while architecture enthusiasts will enjoy exploring a variety of historic mansions and palaces.

Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) * Hotel is subject to change.

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32 Uniworld

3,132

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Program Includes: Wine tasting at Schloss Kleinheubach and Würzburg Residenz | Franconian sausage-making culinary demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner


Aschaffenburg, Germany

Cologne to Prague

Prague to Cologne

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Düsseldorf airport, transfer to Cologne (embark)

Day 1

Day 2 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine

Day 3 Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

Day 3 Aschaffenburg

Day 4 Nuremberg

Day 4 Miltenberg

Day 5 Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 5 Würzburg

Day 6

Day 6 Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Würzburg

Day 7 Miltenberg

Day 7 Nuremberg Day 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague Day 9 Prague Day 10

Prague

Day 2 Prague

Prague, transfer to the airport

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Day 8

Aschaffenburg

Day 9

Cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Day 10 Cologne (disembark), transfer to Düsseldorf airport

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Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Cologne to Prague 10 Days

Day 1 | Düsseldorf, transfer to Cologne

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Begin your day with a walking tour of Miltenberg, a Medieval gem known as the “Pearl of the Main River.” You will see 14thand 15th-century half-timbered houses that seem lifted straight out of the pages of a German fairytale. Then it’s on to Schloss Kleinheubach, a magnificent Versailles-like castle with exquisite grounds built in the early 18th century. You will take a private guided tour of the estate with a member of the Princely family and indulge in a reception featuring wine from the house of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. In the afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing along the Main. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Koblenz walking tour and horticultural show at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Begin your day with a walking tour of lovely Koblenz. You’ll wind your way through romantic narrow streets and historic squares, taking in Old Town and the 12th-century Church of Our Lady. Then you’ll take a breathtaking trip across the Rhine on an aerial cable car. Enjoy panoramic views as you’re whisked up to the venerable fortress of Ehrenbreitstein to take in a stunning bouquet of colours and fragrances at the Federal Horticultural Show. While sailing in the afternoon, be dazzled by the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley as you cruise toward Mainz. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Aschaffenburg

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Featured Excursions: Aschaffenburg walking tour and Johannisburg Castle visit After a morning of scenic sailing along the Main River, your ship will dock in Aschaffenburg, sometimes called the “Bavarian Nice” for its mild climate and Mediterranean gardens. In the mid-19th century, King Ludwig I of Bavaria chose to build a residence in Aschaffenburg, and after your walking tour introduces you to the town’s many charms—including historic gardens and a lovely river walk—you will understand why. King Ludwig’s passion for the ancient world led him to build a perfect replica of a Roman house, the Pompejanum, next to Aschaffenburg’s Johannisburg Castle, one of Germany’s grandest Renaissance palace complexes. Explore the magnificent Mediterranean landscape surrounding the Pompejanum and castle, taking in the scent of pine, cedar, and fig trees, before heading back to your ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Würzburg

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Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz visit and wine tasting Würzburg Residenz is an immaculate example of Baroque architecture and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built and decorated in the 18th century by an international team of architects, sculptors, stucco-workers, and painters, this grand palace features the largest ceiling fresco in the world and some of the most expansive and beautiful gardens in Europe. Your unforgettable tour of the estate will be capped off by a private tasting of fabulous Franconian wines in the historic Residenz cellars. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Hassfurt (Bamberg)

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour Spend the morning on the peaceful Main before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg. Bamberg has one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centres. Your tour takes you past the Imperial Cathedral; Town Hall; and “Little Venice,” an area of colourful 19th-century fishermen’s houses. You will also spend time at the four-winged New Residence, the ornate former home of Bamberg’s prince-bishops. You will get a spectacular panoramic view of Bamberg from the Residence’s lovely rose gardens. (BB, L, D)

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Arrive at Flughafen Düsseldorf International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Cologne. (D)

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Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Cologne to Prague 10 Days Day 7 | Nuremberg

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Featured Excursions: Nuremberg city tour and Hesperides Gardens visit Your panoramic tour of Nuremberg—an archetypal Medieval German city encircled by defensive walls and red-roofed buildings—will introduce you to the city’s long and storied history. Birthplace of Albrecht Dürer and famous for its pocket watches, Nuremberg was also home to the astounding post-WWII War Crimes Trials. After your city tour during which you’ll take in Kaiserburg Castle and the famous town wall with its towers, you will visit Nuremberg’s historic Hesperides Gardens, which boast Italian-style planting. From the tranquil gardens, you will move on to equally peaceful St. John’s Cemetery, one of Europe’s most famous cemeteries, which is known for the opulent flower arrangements adorning its graves. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Featured Excursion: Prague city tour Beauty and drama abound in the “City of Spires.” A mixture of architectural styles from Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque and Art Nouveau make up this fairytale city. You will be taken on a panoramic city tour passing such places as the State Opera House, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, and the avant-garde Frank Gehry- and Vlado Milunicdesigned Dancing House, before finishing up in Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The drive will conclude at stunning Prague Castle. (BB)

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Transfer to Prague airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

Miltenberg, Germany

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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Apr 17

A$3,099

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Apr 22*

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Ambassador

May 1, May 6*

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Ambassador

May 15, 20,* 29

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Jun 3*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Jun 12, 17,* 26 ♦

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Jul 1♦,* 10, 15,* 24♦, 29 ♦*

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Aug 7, 12,* 21

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Aug 26*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Sep 4, 9,* 18

A$3,799

A$133

A$3,932

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Sep 23*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Oct 2, 7*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Oct 16

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Oct 21*

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Oct 30

A$3,325

A$133

A$3,458

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Nov 4*

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,599

River Ambassador

Nov 13

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,599

River Ambassador

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Prague to Cologne.  ♦ The dates with diamonds after them denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: $133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 3, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

A$450 A$875

Suite See Deck Plans on page 142

A$1,625

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Cochem, Germany

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel 13 Days Legendary Rhine & Moselle River Cruise Package Includes:

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

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen

Starting off in vibrant, canal-lined Amsterdam, you will stroll south on the path of historic legends, sailing the fabled Rhine River Valley and the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary, the meandering, romantic Moselle. Be enchanted by scenery of sylvan woods, ancient Roman ruins, and vineyards where vines cling bravely to spectacularly steep slopes. Step into the pages of fairytales as you visit postcard-perfect towns such as Koblenz, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, and Colmar.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 12 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

A$ From

36 Uniworld

4,483

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

Travel to five amazing countries—the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and Switzerland—all rich in UNESCO World Heritage sites. And all along the way, savour excellent wines and distinctive local cuisine, sampling the best these regions have to offer.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of food and wine will enjoy hearty meals, delicate pastries, fine chocolates, and full-bodied Rieslings. Art aficionados and nature lovers will treasure an abundance of distinctive architecture and spectacular natural scenery.

Program includes: Wine tasting in Ediger-Eller and

Bernkastel | Black Forest chocolate cake-baking demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner


Strasbourg, France

Amsterdam to Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 1

Basel (embark)

Day 2

Amsterdam

Day 2

Breisach (Colmar), Strasbourg

Day 3 Cologne

Day 3 Strasbourg

Day 4 Koblenz

Day 4 Speyer

Day 5 Cochem (Ediger-Eller) Day 6 Konz/Trier (Luxembourg)

Day 5 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine

Day 7 Konz/Trier

Day 6 Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

Day 8 Bernkastel

Day 7 Konz/Trier (Luxembourg)

Day 9 Cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 8 Konz/Trier

Day 10 Speyer

Day 10 Koblenz

Day 11

Day 11 Cologne

Day 9 Bernkastel

Strasbourg

Day 12 Breisach (Colmar), Basel

Day 12 Amsterdam

Day 13

Day 13

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: April 30  May 12*  June 21  July 3,* 15, 27*  September 5, 17,* 29  October 11,* 23  November 4*

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Moselle River, Germany

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel 13 Days Day 1 | Amsterdam

Day 6 | Konz/Trier (Luxembourg) b

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Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam

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Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, canal cruise, and Rijksmuseum visit Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise. Later, visit the renowned Rijksmuseum. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Cologne

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Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour and RomanGermanic Museum visit

Featured Excursion: Luxembourg and WWII cemetery Your guided tour of the independent sovereign state of Luxembourg includes viewing Our Lady Cathedral, the Grand Ducal Palace, and a WWII cemetery that is the resting place of General Patton. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Konz/Trier

Explore UNESCO-designated Trier. No other city in Germany has so many monuments from Roman times. Be guided to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra, and Emperor Constantine’s throne room. (BB, L, D)

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Stroll through Old Town’s streets to the fascinating RomanGermanic Museum. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Bernkastel

Note: On Mondays, the Roman-Germanic Museum is closed; it will be replaced with a visit to UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral instead.

Discover Bernkastel with its more than 500 years of wine making history, beautiful vineyards, and picturesque market square. Savour the area’s fine Rieslings at the renowned wine estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Koblenz Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour Amble through picturesque Koblenz, learning from your guide this town’s history and importance to the region. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

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Featured Excursions: Cochem walking tour, Reichsburg Castle, and 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 Ediger-Eller, 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 towards the church for a short organ recital. Join the Mayor in savouring three wines indigenous to this region along with a special snack prepared just for you at a local inn. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour and wine tasting

Day 9 | Cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

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Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum In the morning you will cruise the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its vine-filled slopes and its 40 or so castles strung like pearls along the river banks, this is the perfect example of the romantic Rhine. In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, showcasing a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Speyer Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour Be guided through Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  38 Uniworld

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Featured Excursion: Trier city tour

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel 13 Days Day 11 | Strasbourg

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise Admire picturesque Strasbourg the way it has been admired through the ages—on a canal cruise; you will feel like you are in a fairytale as you glide amongst the city’s beautiful half-timbered houses. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Featured Excursion: Colmar city tour

Visit enchanting Colmar with its winding old streets, Medieval city centre, and St. Martin Church, which is made of pink stone. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Depart Basel

Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,200 per couple (A$600 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Day 12 | Breisach (Colmar), Basel

Pay-in-Full Savings

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in lovely Lucerne. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Amsterdam | Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city,

which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more.

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class NH Amsterdam Centre (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |  Local host | Visit to the Anne Frank House | Quietvox

Only A$775 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$600 per couple (A$300 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

Apr 30

A$4,725

A$228

A$4,953

A$2,299

River Queen

May 12*

A$5,050

A$228

A$5,278

A$2,299

River Queen

Jun 21

A$5,050

A$228

A$5,278

A$2,299

River Queen

Jul 3,* 15, 27*

A$4,950

A$228

A$5,178

A$2,299

River Queen

Sep 5, 17*

A$5,299

A$228

A$5,527

A$2,299

River Queen

Sep 29

A$5,175

A$228

A$5,403

A$2,299

River Queen

Oct 11*

A$5,050

A$228

A$5,278

A$2,299

River Queen

Oct 23

A$4,725

A$228

A$4,953

A$2,299

River Queen

Nov 4*

A$4,255

A$228

A$4,483

A$2,299

River Queen

* On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Amsterdam. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$228  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$350 A$850 A$1,225

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 137

A$1,599 A$2,350

River Queen stateroom

Lucerne | Relax on the lush shores of Lake Lucerne, framed by the awesome peaks of the snow-capped Alps. Lucerne is unrivalled in its pristine beauty, old-world atmosphere, and Swiss charm. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the first class Astoria Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and lake cruise

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival or departure transfers will be provided to/from Basel airport.

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Castle Gutenfels, Rhine River, Germany

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam 8 Days Castles along the Rhine River Cruise Package Includes:

Celebrate the fairytale beauty and romantic spirit of the Rhine

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial NEW River Antoinette

Artists, musicians, writers, and poets from all over Europe have immortalised the Rhine’s unadulterated natural beauty in their songs, art, stories, and poetry. Byron, Dumas, Hugo, and Heine celebrated it in their writing. Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Wagner idolized it in their music, and Turner captured it in his paintings. Even today, the Rhine continues to inspire those who visit—especially Germany’s Upper Middle Rhine Valley, spanning approximately 40 miles between Rüdesheim and Koblenz. This area has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 40 castles gracing its shores, along with vineyardterraced landscapes and breathtaking countryside.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The European City from the Middle Ages to the Present” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Therefore, it’s only fitting to sail this inspirational region onboard Uniworld’s stunning new ship, River Antoinette. Travel in ultimate style and comfort to UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take a breathtaking tour along the Alsatian Wine Road. Indulge in the region’s famous Rheingau Rieslings at Castle Vollrads, and view fairytale Strasbourg as it has been seen for centuries, via a canal cruise. All this and more awaits you on “Castles along the Rhine.”

Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics, history buffs, wine connoisseurs, and nature lovers will rejoice in Medieval wine towns, glorious castles, majestic cathedrals, and world-class cities.

Program Includes: Castle Vollrads wine tasting |

2,432

A$ From

40 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

Black Forest chocolate cake-baking demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner


Rheinstein Castle, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Germany

Basel to Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Basel

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Basel (embark)

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 2

Breisach (Colmar), Strasbourg

Day 2

Cologne

Day 3

Strasbourg

Day 3 Koblenz

Day 4

Speyer

Day 5

Rüdesheim

Day 4 Cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 6

Cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Day 5 Speyer

Day 7

Cologne

Day 7 Strasbourg (Colmar), Breisach

Day 8

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 8

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Day 6 Strasbourg Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: March 27*  April 3, 10,* 17, 24*  May 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29  June 5,* 12, 19,* 26 July 3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*  August 7, 14,* 21, 28*  September 4, 11,* 18, 25*  October 2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30  November 6,* 13

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*On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel.

Breisach, Germany

Strasbourg, France

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Castle Ehrenfels, Rüdesheim, Germany

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam 8 Days Day 1 | Basel

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Day 4 | Speyer

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Breisach (Colmar), Strasbourg

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Featured Excursion: Full-day tour along the Alsatian Wine Road 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 producing great white wines line this winding scenic route. You will visit enchanting Colmar with its Medieval historic centre and St. Martin’s Church, which is made of pink stone. You will also see the picturesque timber-framed houses in the romantic Medieval town of Riquewihr. (BB, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Strasbourg

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Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, the Alsatian town of Strasbourg is known as the “Crossroads of Europe.” It is home to a magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful half-timbered houses. View Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal cruise. In addition to viewing the town’s covered bridges, Medieval watchtowers, old tanners’ district, and the modern building that houses the European Parliament, you will see Petite France, the picturesque district that seems as if it has been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Speyer walking tour Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a Medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic centre 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 is a marvel to behold. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim has a long history dating back to Roman times and is considered one of the most charming of the Rhine Valley towns. It has been a magnet for romantics ever since the 19th century. The town is famous for, among other things, the Drosselgasse, a narrow alleyway lined with wine taverns and shops. Explore Rüdesheim at your leisure. Later in the day, be our guest at a princely wine tasting at the prestigious Castle Vollrads, which is perfectly situated in the vineyardcovered hills and is one of the world’s top wine estates for Rheingau Rieslings. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour Cruise along the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritagedesignated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its more than 40 castles and famous Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Your walking tour will highlight the appeal of Koblenz—its romantic narrow streets and historical squares, picturesque alleyways and fountains in the old quarter, and the 12th-century churches of St. Florin and Our Lady. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  42 Uniworld

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Featured Excursion: Castle Vollrads wine tasting

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam 8 Days Day 7 | Cologne

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town with your guide, passing by tiny squares and little churches as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It took 632 years for Germany’s largest cathedral to be completed, and it is one of the most important Gothic churches in Europe. A visit inside features the Shrine of the Three Magi and the beautiful stained glass windows that survived WWII. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Pricing Details Per Person

Note: No inside tours of the cathedral are given on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Mar 27*

Day 8 | Depart Amsterdam

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in bustling Amsterdam. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Lucerne | Relax on the lush shores of Lake Lucerne, framed by the awesome peaks of the snow-capped Alps. Lucerne is unrivalled in its pristine beauty, old-world atmosphere, and Swiss charm.

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the first class Astoria Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and lake cruise

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival or departure transfers will be provided to/from Basel airport.

Amsterdam | Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city,

which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more.

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class NH Amsterdam Centre (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |  Local host | Canal cruise | Quietvox

Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,350

A$133

A$2,483

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Apr 3

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Apr 10*

A$2,650

A$133

A$2,783

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Apr 17

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Apr 24*

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,725

River Antoinette

May 1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29 A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Jun 5,* 12, 19,* 26

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Jul 3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31* A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Aug 7, 14,* 21

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Aug 28*

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Sep 4, 11,* 18, 25*

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Oct 2

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Oct 9*

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Oct 16

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Oct 23*

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Oct 30

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Nov 6*

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,725

River Antoinette

Nov 13

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,725

River Antoinette

* On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Basel. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Countess Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

4 3 2 1

A$225 A$725 A$975 A$1,350

Suite Owner’s Suite See Deck Plans on page 134

A$1,850 A$3,850

Only A$775 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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Budapest, Hungary

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau 8 Days Enchanting Danube River Cruise Package Includes:

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

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice

German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For many centuries, this river has been a reflection of Europe’s history—an economic lifeline, a highway to conquest, and a source of inspiration for poets and musicians. Now it is your turn to be inspired.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Waltz your way along the Danube, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Visit Budapest, the beautiful “Queen of the Danube.” Spend two glorious nights in breathtaking Vienna, the “Waltz Capital of the World.” Discover the charming villages of Dürnstein and Melk, located in Austria’s lush, vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. Experience delightful Salzburg and colourful Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Discover the many UNESCO World Heritage sites on this regal journey full of centuries of intriguing history. Along the way, delve into the tastes of the region, like the Wachau Valley’s world-famous Rieslings.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those longing to discover the best of Eastern and Western Old World Europe, and those who love history, food, wine, architecture, and music.

Program Includes: Private wine tasting at Domäne

Wachau in Dürnstein | Luscious Austrian dessert-making demonstration | Special wine and food pairing dinner

2,432

A$ From

44 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Salzburg, Austria

Budapest to Passau

Passau to Budapest

Day Port/City

Day

Port/City

Day 1

Budapest (embark)

Day 1

Day 2

Budapest

Transfer from Munich airport to Passau (embark)

Day 3

Cruising the Danube, Vienna

Day 2

Passau

Day 4

Vienna

Day 3

Linz (Salzburg)

Day 5

Dürnstein, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 6

Linz (Salzburg)

Day 7

Passau

Day 6 Vienna, cruising the Danube

Day 8

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich airport

Day 8

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Day 4 Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Dürnstein Day 5 Vienna Day 7 Budapest

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Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: March 27  April 3,* 10, 17,* 24  May 1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29*  June 5, 12,* 19, 26*  July 3, 10,* 17, 24,* 31  August 7,* 14, 21,* 28  September 4,* 11, 18,* 25  October 2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30*  November 6, 13*

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*On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest.

Dürnstein, Austria

Wachau Valley, Austria

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Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau 8 Days Day 1 | Budapest

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Arrive at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Budapest

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour Budapest is an enchanting city with a vibrant mix of East and West, and Medieval and modern. Made up of two parts—Buda, the hills, and Pest, the flat lands—and divided by the Danube, it is an architectural dream. Your city tour features the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCOlisted Castle Hill district, and the 19th-century Fisherman’s Bastion, built in honour of the fishermen who defended Buda from the Turks during the Middle Ages. While here, gaze at the glorious panoramic view of the city and the Danube below. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Cruising the Danube, 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)

Day 4 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit 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 the many imperial buildings and monuments that give Vienna its wedding cake appearance. Leaving the motorcoach, you will start a walking tour through the Hofburg grounds that will culminate at the magnificent Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Dürnstein, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

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Featured Excursions: Domäne Wachau wine tasting and Melk Abbey tour Awaken in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein and visit Domäne Wachau to taste the famous Wachau Valley Rieslings. This quality-oriented cooperative is deeply rooted in the Wachau region and its members cultivate about 30% of the entire Wachau vineyard area. Enjoy a leisurely exploration of this charming village on foot or take one of the complimentary bicycles out for a spin before departing for Melk. Cruise the vineyard-rich, UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, where some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced. When you arrive in Melk, you will be able to see the 900year-old abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. You will then enjoy a guided tour of this Benedictine abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Linz (Salzburg)

Today’s adventure takes you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, marvel at the city’s 15th-century cathedral; stroll its famous, busy shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you can also pass by the home where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and spent his childhood; and admire the Mirabellgarten, featured in the beloved film The Sound of Music. (BB, D)

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Featured Excursion: Full day in Salzburg

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau 8 Days Day 7 | Passau

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Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert Passau’s wealth through trade is reflected in its Medieval merchants’ houses. The city’s Italian Baroque buildings, erected after the big fire of 1662, match the historic town centre with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead us to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on Europe’s largest pipe organ. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner) Note: Concert not available before May 2, after October 31, or on Sundays.

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Apr 3*

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Apr 10

A$2,650

A$133

A$2,783

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Apr 17*

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Apr 24

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,599

River Beatrice

May 1,* 8, 15,* 22, 29* A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Jun 5, 12,* 19, 26*

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Jul 3, 10,* 17, 24,* 31

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Aug 7,* 14, 21*

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Aug 28

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Sep 4,* 11, 18*

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Sep 25

A$3,499

A$133

A$3,632

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Oct 2*

A$3,499

A$133

A$3,632

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Danube” and one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe.

Oct 9

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Beatrice

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

Oct 16*

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Oct 23

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Oct 30*

A$2,650

A$133

A$2,783

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Nov 6

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Nov 13*

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,599

River Beatrice

Day 8 | Depart Passau

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Disembark from the ship in Passau and transfer to Munich airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in the golden city of Prague. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Budapest | Enjoy extra time in Budapest, the regal “Queen of the

Only A$625 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

Prague | Showcasing one of the most eclectic assortments of

architecture in Europe, the “City of Spires” is a sheer delight. Feel a sense of peace when the setting sun illuminates the Old Town.

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

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Mar 27

* On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

4 3 2 1

A$225 A$599 A$850 A$1,099

Suite Owner’s Suite See Deck Plans on page 135

A$1,750 A$3,750

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau.

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Rothenburg, Germany

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days European Serenade River Cruise Package Includes:

Let the music and culture of Europe’s grand cities and fairytale villages serenade you

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess or the luxurious River Duchess

Sail three scenic and breathtaking rivers: the castleclad Rhine; the peaceful, meandering Main; and the majestic Danube. From imperial Vienna to colourful and lively Amsterdam, this cruise offers a leisurely pace and ample daytime sailing.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 11 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “European Folk Tales and Legends” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Step back in time as you visit towns right from the pages of fairytales—tiny Miltenberg, with its crooked streets and leaning houses; Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site gem; and Nuremberg, an archetypical Medieval German city encircled by mighty defensive walls. Explore the world-renowned Rijksmuseum, and discover the delights of Amsterdam on a canal cruise. Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring art and architecture, and for places where history is not only portrayed, but is still an essential part of daily life. Celebrate Europe’s manmade wonders, including magnificent Cologne Cathedral and the Main-Danube Canal. Savour the flavours of Austria and Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau and the award-winning beers of Germany. Let the music and culture of Europe’s grand cities and fairytale villages serenade you.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those seeking history

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A$ From

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and architecture will encounter fascinating Roman ruins, Medieval towns, Baroque castles, and ultramodern buildings. Story lovers will delight in the myths and legends found along the way. per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Vienna to Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Vienna

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 2

Vienna, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 2

Amsterdam

Day 3

Linz

Day 3

Cologne

Day 4

Regensburg

Day 4

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 5

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Day 5

Frankfurt

Day 6

Bamberg

Day 6

Miltenberg

Day 7

Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Day 7 Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 8

Miltenberg

Day 9

Frankfurt

Day 10

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Boppard

Day 11

Cologne

Day 12

Amsterdam

Day 13

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Day 8

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

Day 10

Regensburg

Day 11

Linz

Day 12

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Vienna

Day 13

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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*On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna.

Photo courtesy of German National Tourist Board

Boppard, Germany

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Nuremberg, Germany

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days

Day 1 | Vienna

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Day 6 | Bamberg

Day 2 | Vienna, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit Travel along Vienna’s Ringstrasse to magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and visit the stunning National Library. Then cruise the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley and enjoy the enchanting scenery. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, passing its Renaissance palaces and Baroque houses. See the fishermen’s village known as “Little Venice,” the famous Bamberg Rider, and the unique frescoed town hall. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Rothenburg

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Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Visit the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany and delight in its half-timbered houses and imposing fortifications. (BB, D)

Day 3 | Linz

Day 8 | Miltenberg

Featured Excursion: Linz walking tour

Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour

The Danube serves as a dividing line between Linz’s modern city and its old soul. After exploring the historic market square on your walking tour, enjoy the views from Pöstlingberg Mountain. (BB, L, D)

Take in the serene beauty of the winding Main River before visiting Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered houses, Crooked House, and Royal Inn. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Regensburg

Featured Excursion: Frankfurt city tour

Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour On your tour of Regensburg, an unspoiled gem and UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, Roman Porta Praetoria gate, Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour

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Cruise parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, in the morning. Then discover Nuremberg, a Medieval gem with notable WWII history, during your panoramic city tour. Later, explore the walled city on foot. (BB, L, D)

Day 9: | Frankfurt

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Your panoramic tour takes you through the city’s financial hub and past Old Town, Goethe University, the Botanical Gardens, and the historical area around Römer Square. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Boppard

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Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Music Museum Visit Rüdesheim’s unique Siegfried’s Music Museum, which showcases one of the world’s best collections of self-playing musical instruments, before cruising the exquisite Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy leisure time in charming Boppard. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  50 Uniworld

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour

Arrive at Vienna International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam 13 Days

Day 11 | Cologne

Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,200 per couple (A$600 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit Stroll through Old Town on your walking tour as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site—which took over 600 years to complete—is a masterpiece of Gothic art. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner) Note: No inside tours of the cathedral are given on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 12 | Amsterdam

Pay-in-Full Savings

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$600 per couple (A$300 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,053

A$2,299

River Duchess River Duchess

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour, canal cruise, and Rijksmuseum visit

May 3*

A$4,825

A$228

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a city tour and canal cruise, and then visit the world-famous Rijksmuseum. (BB, L, D)

Jun 6

A$4,950

A$228

A$5,178

A$2,299

Jun 18*

A$4,875

A$228

A$5,103

A$2,299

River Duchess

Jun 21

A$4,875

A$228

A$5,103

A$2,299

River Countess

Jul 3*

A$4,650

A$228

A$4,878

A$2,299

River Countess

Jul 22

A$4,650

A$228

A$4,878

A$2,299

River Duchess

Aug 3*

A$4,650

A$228

A$4,878

A$2,299

River Duchess

Aug 12, 24*

A$4,650

A$228

A$4,878

A$2,299

River Countess

Sep 5

A$5,299

A$228

A$5,527

A$2,299

River Countess

Sep 8

A$5,299

A$228

A$5,527

A$2,299

River Duchess

Sep 17*

A$5,299

A$228

A$5,527

A$2,299

River Countess

Sep 20*

A$5,175

A$228

A$5,403

A$2,299

River Duchess

Oct 24

A$4,599

A$228

A$4,827

A$2,299

River Duchess

Day 13 | Depart Amsterdam

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

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Vienna | Spend extra time waltzing your way through Vienna, where

at every turn you will be reminded of Mozart, Strauss, and countless others who have left their mark on this grand city. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |  Local host | Visit to the House of Music and open-air market | Quietvox

Only A$659 per person (single supplement A$299)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

* On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Vienna. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$228  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$325 A$825 A$1,199

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 138 and 139

A$1,575 A$2,525

Amsterdam | Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city,

which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more.

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class NH Amsterdam Centre (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |  Local host | Visit to the Anne Frank House | Quietvox

Only A$775 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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Decebal’s head, Iron Gates, Romania

Eastern Europe Explorer Vienna to Bucharest 15 Days Eastern Europe Explorer River Cruise/ Tour Package Includes:

Trace a millennia-old time line along the Danube to the Black Sea

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess or the luxurious River Duchess

Cruise through seven countries—Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania— and visit five capitals, seeing sights that you won’t forget; immersing yourself in new cultures; meeting new friends; and discovering a plethora of colourful folklore, musical traditions, and culinary delights.

2 nights in Bucharest at the deluxe Radisson Blu Bucharest* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 9 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Musical Magic along the Danube: the Great Composers” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

5,053

A$ From

52 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

This cruise showcases recent historic and political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Vibrant capitals like Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, and Bratislava display the cultural diversity of their proud citizens. History, nature, and hospitable people are all awaiting your discovery on this allencompassing Eastern Europe cruise. Celtic fortifications, Medieval towns, Turkish baths, 19th-century Neoclassical architecture, Roman ruins, and modern resorts make this one of the most extraordinary, eye-opening voyages in the world—not to mention the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes, the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, and Bulgaria’s Black Sea shores. All of this and more awaits you on your exploration of Eastern Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to witness the dramatic changes in Eastern European countries. Nature lovers inspired by dramatic scenery. And fans of architecture and archeology will delight in the spectacular structures and ancient ruins.


Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

Vienna to Bucharest

Bucharest to Vienna

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 1

Bucharest

Day 2

Vienna

Day 2

Bucharest

Day 3

Bratislava

Day 3

Day 4

Budapest

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

Day 5

Budapest, cruising the Danube

Day 4

Rousse (Varna)

Day 6

Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 5

Rousse

Day 7

Belgrade

Day 8

Kostolac (Viminacium)

Day 9

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 10

Vidin (Belogradchik)

Day 6 Vidin (Belogradchik) Day 7

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 8

Kostolac (Viminacium)

Day 9

Belgrade

Day 10 Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 11

Rousse

Day 12

Rousse (Varna)

Day 11

Day 13

Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest

Day 12 Budapest Day 13

Bratislava

Day 14

Bucharest

Day 14

Vienna

Day 15

Bucharest, transfer to the airport

Day 15

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruising the Danube, Budapest

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 6, 16*  May 28  June 7*  August 15, 25*  September 29 October 9* *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Vienna.

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Belogradchik, Bulgaria

Eastern Europe Explorer Vienna to Bucharest 15 Days

Day 1 | Vienna

Day 7 | Belgrade

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Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, featuring the Belgrade Fortress in Kalemegdan Park, St. Sava Cathedral, and a visit to Tito’s Memorial. (BB, L, D)

Arrive at Vienna International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit Capture Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the stately Ringstrasse. Stroll through the Hofburg grounds to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and visit the beautiful Austrian National Library. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 3 | Bratislava

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Featured Excursion: Bratislava city tour Admire Bratislava’s eclectic collection of Gothic, Baroque, and Art Deco architecture on your tour through the city. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 4 | Budapest

Day 8 | Kostolac (Viminacium)

Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour Your panoramic tour of Budapest gives you a sweeping view of all its famous and historic sights. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Budapest, cruising the Danube Enjoy the morning at leisure in beautiful Budapest before cruising the lovely Danube. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: Tour of Osijek, home-hosted lunch, and school visit Tour Osijek and experience Croatian life while meeting students during a school visit, and then enjoy a homehosted lunch. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursion: Viminacium archeological site Resident archeologists bring the historic grandeur of the excavations at Viminacium alive. The former Roman city boasted villas, thermal baths, a mausoleum, and even an amphitheatre. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Cruising the scenic Iron Gates Relax onboard as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates, an 80-mile sequence of gorges that the mighty Danube cut through the Carpathian Mountains and one of the most dramatic natural displays of beauty in Europe. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Vidin (Belogradchik)

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Day 6 | Vukovar (Osijek)

Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour

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Featured Excursions: Baba Vida Fortress and Belogradchik rock formations Visit the legendary Medieval Baba Vida Fortress and Belogradchik, a fairytale world of weathered red sandstone in fantastic formations and one of the natural wonders of Bulgaria. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Rousse

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Enjoy leisure time exploring Rousse, Bulgaria’s fourthlargest city. Walk along the lively pedestrian zone, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and NeoRococo architecture. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Note: School visit not available during school holidays.

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Eastern Europe Explorer Vienna to Bucharest 15 Days

Day 12 | Rousse (Varna)

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Featured Excursion: Full day in Varna

Visit Varna’s Archeological Museum, home to the oldest gold treasure in the world, and savour hearty Bulgarian cuisine. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Giurgiu, Bucharest

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Featured Excursions: Bucharest city tour and People’s Palace visit After disembarking from the ship, you will be taken on a Bucharest city tour before visiting the People’s Palace, the second-largest building in the world. (BB, L)

Day 14 | Bucharest Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring the city called the “Paris of the East.” (BB)

Day 15 | Depart Bucharest

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Transfer to Bucharest Otopeni Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Istanbul. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Prague | The “City of Spires” offers the most eclectic assortment of architecture in Europe, along with plenty of beauty and grace.

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

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,053

A$2,650

River Countess

Apr 6

A$4,825

A$228

Apr 16*

A$5,050

A$228

A$5,278

A$2,650

River Countess

May 28

A$5,625

A$228

A$5,853

A$2,650

River Countess

Jun 7*

A$5,625

A$228

A$5,853

A$2,650

River Countess

Aug 15

A$5,525

A$228

A$5,753

A$2,650

River Duchess

Aug 25*

A$5,750

A$228

A$5,978

A$2,650

River Duchess

Sep 29

A$6,199

A$228

A$6,427

A$2,650

River Countess

Oct 9*

A$5,875

A$228

A$6,103

A$2,650

River Countess

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Vienna. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$228  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$325 A$825 A$1,190

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 138 and 139

A$1,550 A$2,525

River Duchess Captain’s Lounge

Istanbul | Walk the streets where crusaders once marched. Admire

Islamic mosques, and hunt for bargains in the Grand Bazaar in this exotic, cosmopolitan city.

Included in your 4-day stay: Flight from Bucharest to Istanbul or vice versa | 3 nights at the superior first class Crown Plaza Istanbul (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Full-day Istanbul tour

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Bucharest.

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National Library, Vienna, Austria NEW 2011

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days Imperial Capitals of Europe River Cruise/ Tour Package Includes:

For 15 magical days, travel through eight spectacular countries on one majestic journey

11-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the luxurious R ­ iver Duchess or the lovely River Princess

From exotic Istanbul to regal Vienna, you will enjoy the imperial wonders of some of Europe’s most majestic capitals. Explore Istanbul’s striking mosques and opulent palaces. Discover the picturesque Bulgarian towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, home to the 17th-century Nativity Church—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy time in beautiful Budapest, and let the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna, dazzle you with its distinctive imperial charm.

3 nights in Istanbul at the Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Take a grand journey along paths forged by conquerors, crusaders, and kings through Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Step back in time to explore the history and legends living in the hillsides among antiquated ruins and still-magnificent palaces. Immerse yourself in the colourful folktales and musical traditions of these extraordinary people and places you visit. Taste what has been termed the “Queen of Wines” while on your Epicurean Adventure excursion to Villány.

Signature Lecture: “What are the Balkans?”

Who will enjoy this cruise: History buffs, archeologists,

9 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise

Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner

artists, and photographers wanting to explore some of the world’s most impressive capitals—Istanbul, Budapest, and Vienna.

Scheduled air travel between Bucharest and Istanbul or Istanbul and Bucharest All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

5,508

A$ From

56 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

Program Includes: Villány Hills wine tasting | Apple

strudel-baking demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner


Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Istanbul to Vienna

Vienna to Istanbul

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1­­–3

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 4 Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

Istanbul

Days 2­­–3

Vienna

Day 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi)

Days 5–6 Budapest

Day 6 Cruising the scenic Iron Gates Day 7 Belgrade

Day 7 Mohacs (Pecs) Day 8

Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 9 Belgrade

Day 8 Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 10

Day 9 Mohacs (Pecs)

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 11 Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi), Rousse

Days 10–11 Budapest Day 12

Day 4 Bratislava

Bratislava

Day 12 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest, fly to Istanbul

Days 13–14 Vienna Day 15 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

Days 13–14 Istanbul Day 15

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Istanbul, transfer to the airport

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 8,* 16  May 15,* 23, 28*  June 5, 30*  July 8, 17,* 25 October 2,* 10 *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey

Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days

Day 1 | Istanbul

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Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport where you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 | Istanbul

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Featured Excursions: Istanbul city tour and Grand Bazaar Today’s panoramic tour takes you to the Hippodrome; the Blue Mosque, with its distinctive minarets and blue Iznik tile walls; the spectacular Hagia Sophia, the “Church of Holy Wisdom,” which was built in 535 AD; and the Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman residence. You will then have time to peruse 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’re open. If Hagia Sophia is not available during your stay, we will offer the harem visit in the Topkapi Palace instead.

Day 3 | Istanbul Spend today in leisurely exploration of Istanbul’s many charms. Stroll through the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum or take in the eerie Basilica Cistern, which features a veritable forest of marble columns. (BB)

Day 4 | Istanbul, fly to Bucharest, Giurgiu b d f e Featured Excursion: Bucharest city tour including lunch

Leave Istanbul and fly to the Romanian capital of Bucharest, where you will be taken on a tour of this eclectic city, often called the “Paris of the East.” Afterward, enjoy lunch before your motorcoach takes you to Giurgiu, where you will board your Uniworld ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi) b f c W

Featured Excursions: Guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, and authentic Bulgarian lunch After a motorcoach ride through the countryside, arrive in Veliko Tarnovo, where you will see the majestic ruins of Tzarevetz Castle. You will then ride to the picturesque village of Arbanassi. While here, savour an authentic lunch along with live folk music. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 6 | Cruising the scenic Iron Gates Relax onboard as you cruise the spectacular Iron Gates, an 80-mile-long stretch of scenic gorges. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Belgrade

Enjoy a panoramic drive through Belgrade, and then be taken on a tour through Kalemegdan Fortress. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Vukovar (Osijek)

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Featured Excursions: Tour of Osijek, school visit, and home-hosted lunch Upon arrival in Osijek, you will be taken to a local elementary school for a tour and musical performance by the children. Then it’s off to a tour of Osijek’s historical centre and a hearty home-hosted lunch. (BB, L, D) Note: School visit not available during school holidays.

Day 9 | Mohacs (Pecs)

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Featured Excursions: Half-day excursion to Pecs and wine tasting in Villány Hills You will take a motorcoach from Mohacs to Pecs, a European Capital of culture. This small city holds many surprises and has a blend of architectural styles and heritage sites. On your way back to the ship, stop in the Villány Hills, where you will taste the local product dubbed the “Queen of Wines” by American violinist Yehudi Menuhin. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  58 Uniworld

b

Featured Excursion: Belgrade city tour

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna 15 Days

Day 10 | Budapest

Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour A combined driving and walking tour of the city will give you an up-close look at Budapest’s most magnificent sights, including St. Matthias church, the Hungarian National Museum, Heroes’ Square, and the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Budapest Today, take your time exploring Hungary’s beautiful capital city on your own. (BB, L, D)

Day 12 | Bratislava

Pay-in-Full Savings

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Apr 8*

A$5,299

A$209

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,508

A$2,759

River Princess

Apr 16

A$5,525

A$209

A$5,734

A$2,759

Featured Excursion: Bratislava city tour

River Princess

May 15,* 23

A$5,875

A$209

A$6,084

A$2,759

River Duchess

Take a guided stroll through historic Bratislava. (BB, L, D)

May 28*

A$5,875

A$209

A$6,084

A$2,759

River Princess

Jun 5

A$5,875

A$209

A$6,084

A$2,759

River Princess

Jun 30*

A$5,875

A$209

A$6,084

A$2,759

River Duchess

Jul 8

A$5,750

A$209

A$5,959

A$2,759

River Duchess

Jul 17*

A$5,750

A$209

A$5,959

A$2,759

River Princess

Jul 25

A$5,750

A$209

A$5,959

A$2,759

River Princess

Oct 2*

A$6,199

A$209

A$6,408

A$2,759

River Duchess

Oct 10

A$5,975

A$209

A$6,184

A$2,759

River Duchess

Day 13 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit Soak up Vienna’s imperial history during a tour along the stately Ringstrasse. After your panoramic overview, enjoy strolling from the Hofburg grounds to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then visit the Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 14 | Vienna

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Spend today exploring the “City of Waltzes” on your own. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 15 | Depart Vienna

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with a pre- or post-cruise optional extension Prague | The “City of Spires” offers the most eclectic assortment of

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Istanbul. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$209  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$275 A$775 A$1,150

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 139 and 141

A$1,525 A$2,350

River Princess restaurant

architecture in Europe, along with plenty of beauty and grace.

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior first class Hilton Old Town (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

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St. Charles Borromeo Church, Vienna, Austria

Grand European Serenade Amsterdam to Bucharest 27 Days Grand European Serenade River Cruise/ Tour Package Includes: 24-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess or the luxurious River Duchess 2 nights in Bucharest at the deluxe Radisson Blu Bucharest* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 26 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 24 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 20 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Captain’s Farewell Dinners An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

10,231

A$ From

60 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

West meets East on one grand exploration Combine “European Serenade” and “Eastern Europe Explorer” into one grand journey in which you’ll visit nine countries and experience the best of Western and Eastern Europe. Sail the romantic Rhine, the meandering Main, and the enchanting Danube from lively Amsterdam to Romania for more than 2,200 miles. As you sail through the heart of Europe, enjoy the natural beauty of vineyardrich landscapes, picture-perfect towns, and Medieval cities, combined with the surprising flavours of Eastern Europe. Marvel at the plethora of UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Cologne Cathedral, Bamberg’s and Regensburg’s Old Towns, Budapest’s Castle Hill district, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its many castles, and the wonderfully scenic Wachau Valley. This perfectly paced trip truly is the voyage and value of a lifetime, and provides you with an up-close and personal view of sweeping European history from Amsterdam to Bucharest. Combine “European Serenade” on pages 48–51 with “Eastern Europe Explorer” on pages 52–55 for “Grand European Serenade.” Please see page 51 for the Amsterdam extension and page 55 for the Istanbul extension.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those yearning for a life-enhancing, immersive cultural experience that extends from the colourful canals of Amsterdam to the re-emerging cities of Eastern Europe.


Amsterdam to Bucharest

Bucharest to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1–2

Amsterdam (embark)

Days 1–2

Bucharest

Day 3

Cologne

Day 3

Day 4

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

Day 4

Rousse (Varna)

Day 5

Frankfurt

Day 5

Rousse

Day 6

Miltenberg

Day 6

Vidin (Belogradchik)

Day 7

Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 7

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 8

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 8

Kostolac (Viminacium)

Day 9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

Day 9

Belgrade

Regensburg

Day 10

Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 11

Cruising the Danube, Budapest

Day 12

Budapest

Day 13

Bratislava

Day 10 Day 11

Linz

Day 12

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Vienna

Days 14–15 Vienna

Days 13–14 Vienna

Day 16

Vienna, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 17

Linz

Day 18

Regensburg

Day 19

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Kostolac (Viminacium)

Day 20

Bamberg

Day 21

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 21

Day 22

Vidin (Belogradchik)

Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Day 23

Rousse

Day 22

Miltenberg

Day 24

Rousse (Varna)

Day 25

Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest

Day 15

Bratislava

Day 16

Budapest

Day 17

Budapest, cruising the Danube

Day 18

Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 19

Belgrade

Day 20

Day 26

Bucharest

Day 27

Bucharest, transfer to the airport

Day 23

Frankfurt

Day 24

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Boppard

Day 25

Cologne

Day 26

Amsterdam

Day 27

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,800 per couple (A$1,400 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,900 per couple (A$950 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$950 per couple (A$475 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date Jun 7*

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person A$10,225

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$456

A$10,681

A$4,950

River Countess River Duchess

Aug 3

A$9,775

A$456

A$10,231

A$4,950

Aug 25*

A$10,225

A$456

A$10,681

A$4,950

River Duchess

Cruise/Tour Start Dates: June 7*  August 3, 25*  September 17

Sep 17

A$10,799

A$456

A$11,255

A$4,950

River Countess

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Amsterdam.

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Amsterdam. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$456  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$599 A$1,150 A$1,775

Category 1 A$2,399 Suite A$4,150 See Deck Plans on pages 138 and 139

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Miltenberg, Germany NEW 2011

Grand European River Voyage Amsterdam to Istanbul 27 Days Grand European River Voyage River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Ten countries, seven capitals, and countless treasures in between

23-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the luxurious River Duchess

Combine “European Serenade” with Uniworld’s new “Imperial Capitals of Europe” to create one remarkable voyage. From colourful Amsterdam to exotic Istanbul, experience the grand sweep of Europe.

3 nights in Istanbul at the deluxe Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 26 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 23 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 20 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Captain’s Farewell Dinners Scheduled air travel between Bucharest and Istanbul or Istanbul and Bucharest All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

10,562

A$ From

62 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Step back in time as you visit towns right from the pages of fairytales—Miltenberg, with its crooked streets and leaning houses; Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Nuremberg, an archetypical Medieval German city. Sail through the Main-Danube Canal from the legendary Rhine to the enchanting Danube, where you will visit such regal cities as Vienna and Budapest and such picturesque towns as Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley and through the famous Iron Gates. Conclude your voyage in bustling Istanbul. Throughout your cruise, you’ll savour the different flavours of the various regions you visit. Meet warm-hearted people and experience diverse cultures on a voyage that gives you the best of Europe from west to east. Combine “European Serenade” on pages 48–51, and “Imperial Capitals of Europe” on pages 56–59 for “Grand European River Voyage.” Please see page 51 for the Amsterdam extension. Also, see page 56 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those with a true sense of adventure and an appreciation for diverse cultures.


Amsterdam to Istanbul

Istanbul to Amsterdam

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Days 1–3

Istanbul

Day 2

Amsterdam

Day 4

Day 3

Cologne

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

Day 4

Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 5

Frankfurt

Day 6

Miltenberg

Day 7

Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 8

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 9 Mohacs (Pecs)

Day 9

Nuremberg, Cruising the MainDanube Canal

Days 10–11 Budapest Day 12

Day 10

Regensburg

Days 13–15 Vienna

Day 11

Linz

Day 16

Day 12

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Vienna

Vienna, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi) Day 6 Cruising the scenic Iron Gates Day 7 Belgrade Day 8

Vukovar (Osijek)

Bratislava

Day 17

Linz

Days 13–15 Vienna

Day 18

Regensburg

Day 16

Day 19

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Day 20

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Bratislava

Days 17–18 Budapest Day 19

Mohacs (Pecs)

Day 21 Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Day 20

Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 21

Belgrade

Day 22

Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 23

Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi), Rousse

Day 24

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

Day 22

Day 24 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Boppard Day 25 Cologne Day 26 Amsterdam

Days 25–26 Istanbul Day 27

Miltenberg

Day 23 Frankfurt

Day 27

Istanbul, transfer to the airport

Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,800 per couple (A$1,400 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,900 per couple (A$950 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

-OR-

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$950 per couple (A$475 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$10,787

A$5,175

River Duchess

May 3, 23*

A$10,350

A$437

Cruise/Tour Start Dates: May 3, 23*  June 18  July 8*  September 20  October 10*

Jun 18

A$10,350

A$437

A$10,787

A$5,175

River Duchess

Jul 8*

A$10,125

A$437

A$10,562

A$5,175

River Duchess

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam.

Sep 20

A$10,799

A$437

A$11,236

A$5,175

River Duchess

Oct 10*

A$10,125

A$437

A$10,562

A$5,175

River Duchess

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* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Amsterdam. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$437  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$550 A$1,125 A$1,750

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 139

A$2,375 A$4,125

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Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam 15 Days

European Jewels River Cruise Package Includes:

Experience the true jewels of European history, culture, art, and architecture

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen or the stunning River Empress

Embark on a history-steeped, perfectly paced European journey that takes you through four countries—Hungary, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands—along three great rivers—the Danube, Main, and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 12 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “European Jewels of Art and Architecture” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

From stunning Budapest to music-rich Vienna to the soaring spires of Cologne Cathedral—there are incomparable sights on this trip, and you will see the best of these precious European jewels. Sail through Austria’s lush Wachau Valley and taste the famous wines of the region. Cruise through the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal, en route from the enchanting Danube to the meandering Main River. Travel the Rhine, where you will see fairytale castles and hear about the river’s legends. Step back in time as you walk through the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities like Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Bamberg. Savour all the majestic beauty and mystique as you discover the many jewels of Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Architecture fans will be enthralled by a grand collection of Medieval, Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance buildings. Photographers can capture an endless parade of scenic beauty.

Program Includes: Würzburg wine tasting | Topfenstrudelbaking demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner

5,441

A$ From

64 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Strauss statue, Vienna, Austria

Budapest to Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Budapest

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Budapest (embark)

Day 1

Amsterdam (embark)

Day 2

Budapest

Day 2

Cologne

Day 3

Cruising the scenic Danube

Day 3

Day 4

Vienna

Cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 5

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 4

Offenbach (Heidelberg)

Day 5

Wertheim

Day 6

Passau

Day 6

Würzburg

Day 7

Regensburg

Day 7

Cruising the scenic Main

Day 8

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Day 8

Bamberg

Day 9

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube canal

Day 9

Bamberg

Day 10

Würzburg

Day 10

Regensburg

Day 11

Cruising the scenic Main, Wertheim

Day 11

Passau

Day 12

Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Vienna

Day 13

Vienna, cruising the scenic Danube

Day 12

Miltenberg (Heidelberg)

Day 13

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine

Day 14

Cologne

Day 14

Budapest

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Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 15

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

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European Jewels

Budapest to Amsterdam 15 Days Day 1 | Budapest

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Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled Medieval gems and marvel at the architectural treasures of Old Town, including the 12th-century Stone Bridge. (BB, L, D)

Arrive at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Budapest

Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour See Budapest’s famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the stunning Parliament Building, and the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Castle Hill district. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Cruising the scenic Danube Enjoy a leisure day onboard with scenic sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit Your Vienna excursion will take you along the stately Ringstrasse to magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then visit the stunning National Library. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, the Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 5 | Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey visit

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Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley. Later, tour Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, a masterpiece of Baroque art and architecture, situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Passau

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Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and organ concert Explore charming Old Town Passau on foot and visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ recital on Europe’s largest pipe organ. (BB, L, D) Note: Concert is not available before May 2, after October 31, or on Sundays.

Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour

Day 8 | Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour Sail through the Main-Danube Canal before dining in Nuremberg. Explore this archetypal Medieval German city and learn about its WWII history. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Bamberg

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg and marvel at its unique town hall, Renaissance palaces, Baroque houses, and breathtaking cathedral. (BB, L, D)

Day 10 | Würzburg

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Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz visit and wine tasting Visit the Würzburg Residenz, an impeccable example of Baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the tour with a tasting of Franconian wines in the historic Residenz cellar. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cruising the scenic Main, Wertheim Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour Spend the morning cruising the wonderfully peaceful and scenic Main River. In the afternoon, you will tour the tiny Medieval town of Wertheim. (BB, L, D)

Day 12 | Miltenberg (Heidelberg)

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European Jewels

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Day 13 | Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine

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Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards to the Niederwald Monument. Later in the day, cruise the breathtaking romantic Rhine. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Day 14 | Cologne

Pricing Details Per Person

Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit

Cruise Start Date

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic Cathedral—a UNESCO World Heritage Site which took over 600 years to build. (BB, L, D) Note: No tours are allowed inside the cathedral on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 15 | Depart Amsterdam

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Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Budapest | Enjoy extra time in Budapest, the regal “Queen of the Danube” and one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the deluxe Corinthia Grand Royal (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Tour of the Budapest Opera House | Quietvox

Only A$625 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Budapest.

Amsterdam | Spend time discovering Holland’s best-known city, which is filled with history, art, architecture, canals, cobblestone streets, museums, bicycles, and so much more. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class NH Amsterdam Centre (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |   Local host | Canal cruise | Quietvox

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,791

A$2,650

River Empress

Apr 24*

A$5,525

A$266

May 8

A$5,875

A$266

A$6,141

A$2,650

River Empress

May 22*

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Empress

May 24*

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Queen

Jun 5

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Empress

Jun 7

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Empress

Jun 19*

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Empress

Jul 3, 17,* 31

A$5,799

A$266

A$6,065

A$2,650

River Empress

Aug 8*

A$5,799

A$266

A$6,065

A$2,650

River Queen

Aug 14*

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Empress

Aug 22

A$5,925

A$266

A$6,191

A$2,650

River Queen

Aug 28

A$6,099

A$266

A$6,365

A$2,650

River Empress

Sep 11*

A$6,325

A$266

A$6,591

A$2,650

River Empress

Sep 25

A$6,199

A$266

A$6,465

A$2,650

River Empress

Oct 9*

A$5,975

A$266

A$6,241

A$2,650

River Empress

Oct 23

A$5,299

A$266

A$5,565

A$2,650

River Empress

Nov 6*

A$5,175

A$266

A$5,441

A$2,650

River Empress

* On these dates, cruise operates from Amsterdam to Budapest. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$266  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$350 A$1,025 A$1,275

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 137 and 140

A$1,725 A$2,975

Only A$775 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Amsterdam.

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Wachau Valley, Austria

Danube Discovery Vienna to Nuremberg 8 Days Danube Discovery River Cruise Package Includes: 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess or the lovely River Princess All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Maria Theresia: A Woman Shaping European Politics” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Discover a multitude of architectural gems, UNESCO World Heritage sites, breathtaking countryside, and culinary delights Relax as you sail the majestic Danube on an unforgettable journey from Vienna to Nuremberg. Celebrate the astounding beauty and variety of architectural styles to be found in just one region— and often in a single building. Discover the imposing 900-year-old Baroque Melk Abbey, the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley, and Old Town Regensburg, the largest intact Medieval town in Europe. Waltz through imperial Vienna, home to some of Europe’s finest music, art, and architecture. Explore Passau with its Italian-Baroque flair, and delight in a cathedral organ concert on Europe’s largest pipe organ. Walk through the Medieval walled town of Nuremberg, where you will encounter fascinating fortifications and the traditional half-timbered houses of nobility. And take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest before visiting Theresienthal, one of the world’s leading hand-made crystal glass manufacturers. Along the way, you will savour the flavours of the region, from Vienna’s delectable pastries and distinctive coffee to the delicate, apricot-scented wines of the Wachau Valley. For seven nights, discover wonder after wonder in an endless parade of beauty and splendour.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of wine and

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great food. Music lovers, art aficionados, nature lovers, and history buffs will all find something splendid along the Danube. per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria

Vienna to Nuremberg

Nuremberg to Vienna

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 1

Nuremberg (embark)

Day 2

Vienna

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Day 3

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Nuremberg, cruising the MainDanube Canal

Day 3 Regensburg

Day 4 Passau

Day 4

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Day 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Day 5

Passau

Day 6

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Day 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Regensburg

Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

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Vienna

Day 8

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Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria

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Passau, Germany

Danube Discovery Vienna to Nuremberg 8 Days

Day 1 | Vienna

Day 4 | Passau

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Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Explore the wellpreserved town on your guided walking tour. Visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ, where you will hear a magnificent organ recital. (BB, L, D)

Arrive at Vienna International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Vienna

Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit There can be no exploration of the Danube without a visit to Vienna, which is 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. Leaving the motorcoach, you will start a walking tour through the Hofburg grounds, culminating at the magnificent Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, which is said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 3 | Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk b W Featured Excursion: Melk Abbey

Today you’ll cruise the scenic, vineyard-rich Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape representing one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. Then 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 the terrace are spectacular, but the splendid frescos, marble, and gilded plasterwork of its interior will be the true highlight of your visit. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert

Note: Concert not available before May 2, after October 31, or on Sundays.

Day 5 | Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

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Featured Excursions: Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride and Theresienthal visit After enjoying a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest, you will be taken to the world-famous crystal glass manufacturer, Theresienthal. Here you will experience the fine art of hand-made crystal glass-making firsthand during a workshop where you will learn all the various steps involved, as well as the extraordinary history of Theresienthal that dates back to the 1830s. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Regensburg Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour Regensburg, one of the finest Medieval towns in Europe, captures 2,000 years of living history with outstanding manmade 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 stained glass windows. Genuine Bavarian hospitality adds to the vibrant mix of art and culture in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

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Danube Discovery

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Vienna to Nuremberg 8 Days

Day 7 | Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour

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After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering, visit Nuremberg, an archetypal Medieval German city encircled by mighty defensive walls and red-roofed buildings. Birthplace of Albrecht Dürer and famous for its pocket watches, the city also held the astounding War Crimes Trials after WWII. Discover the sights of Nuremberg during your panoramic tour before exploring its walled Old Town on foot. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Nuremberg airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in beautiful Berlin. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Vienna | Spend extra time waltzing your way through Vienna, where

at every turn you will be reminded of Mozart, Strauss, and countless others who have left their mark on this grand city. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers |   Local host | Visit to the House of Music and open-air market | Quietvox

Only A$659 per person (single supplement A$299)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Vienna.

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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date Apr 1*

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person A$2,299

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,499

River Princess

Apr 30/30

A$2,750

A$133

A$2,883

A$1,499

River Countess/Princess

May 21*/21*

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,499

River Countess/Princess

Jun 19

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,499

River Princess

Jul 10*

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,499

River Princess

Jul 15

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,499

River Countess

Aug 5*

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,499

River Countess

Aug 8

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,499

River Princess

Sep 12,* 19

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,499

River Princess

Oct 10,* 17

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,499

River Princess

Oct 23

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,499

River Countess

Nov 13*

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,499

River Countess

* On these dates, cruise operates from Nuremberg to Vienna. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on pages 138 and 141

A$1,099 A$1,625

Photo courtesy of German National Tourist Board

Berlin | Twenty years after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, Berlin

is a world leader in fashion, art, design, and music. While landmarks such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie are reminders of Berlin’s controversial past, world-class museums and cultural centres set the tone for exciting new beginnings.

Al fresco sun deck dining

Included in your 4-day stay: Second-class ICE train between Nuremberg and Berlin or vice versa | 3 nights at the Hilton Berlin (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Berlin city tour

Only A$1,125 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. Arrival or departure transfers will only be provided to/from Tegel Airport.

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Heidelberg, Germany

Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days Rhine Discovery River Cruise Package Includes:

Nature and history have left a rich heritage along the Rhine and Main rivers

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess

Experience the rich romantic spirit of the Rhine and the tranquillity of the meandering Main. Ancient castles and grand palaces, Medieval towns with half-timbered houses, and famous Franconian wines and robust beers are yours to explore on this breathtaking journey.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Contemporary Germany” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

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Revel in the architectural gems on display in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg. Visit Heidelberg and admire the most famous Renaissance castle in Europe. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument while in Rüdesheim, and soak up the stunning vistas of the vineyards below. Enjoy a canal cruise through Strasbourg, with its half-timbered houses and quaint canals. Marvel at the world’s largest ceiling fresco at the Würzburg Residenz, and then taste the wonderful Franconian wines in the cellar below. Discover the romance of the Rhine and the tranquil charm of the Main on this leisurely paced cruise that takes you through a truly enchanting part of Europe.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of fine German wines, hearty regional dishes, and exquisite desserts—epicurean adventurers. History buffs, fans of diverse architecture, anyone wanting to step into the land of fairytales.

Program includes: Würzburg Residenz Cellar wine tasting |  Luscious Rhine Valley dessert-making demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Church of Our Lady, Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg to Basel

Basel to Nuremberg

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Day 1

Nuremberg (embark)

Basel (embark)

Day 2 Bamberg

Day 2 Strasbourg

Day 3 Würzburg

Day 3 Speyer (Heidelberg), Rüdesheim

Day 4 Miltenberg

Day 4 Rüdesheim

Day 5 Rüdesheim

Day 5 Miltenberg

Day 6 Mannheim (Heidelberg), Speyer

Day 6 Würzburg

Day 7

Day 7

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Day 8 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Day 8 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Bamberg, Germany

Miltenberg, Germany

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Würzburg Residenz, Würzburg, Germany

Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days Day 1 | Nuremberg b e

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Day 2 | Bamberg b W

Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour Awaken in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, located on the Regnitz River near its confluence with the Main. Bamberg has one of Europe’s largest intact Old Town centres, and like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—only here, a church tops each hill. Your city tour takes you past the Imperial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the fourwinged New Residence, the Town Hall lapped by the Regnitz River, and “Little Venice,” an area of colourful fishermen’s houses from the 19th century. During the afternoon, you will cruise the peaceful, meandering Main River. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Würzburg b w

Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residenz visit and wine tasting Visit 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, stucco-workers, 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. Cap off your tour with a private tasting of fabulous Franconian wines in the historic Residenz cellar. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Miltenberg Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour Spend the morning relaxing onboard as your ship travels the tranquil waters of the meandering Main River through a series of locks and past quiet Franconian hamlets. Arrive in charming and romantic Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” The town is protected by its old walls and two gates—one facing

east, and another facing west. While on your walking tour, you will discover why this Medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a German fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; famed Crooked House; and venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Rüdesheim Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument Rüdesheim is one of the most scenic wine towns along the Rhine and, like many cities along the river, its history dates back to Roman times. The town is famous for its long avenue of shops and wine bars—known as the Drosselgasse—as well as the Niederwald Monument commemorating the unification of Germany. As an added treat today, you will board a mini-train for the short trip to the Niederwald gondola. The adventure takes off the moment your gondola rises up the hillside. During the ride and once at the top, you will be mesmerised by the fairytale views of Rüdesheim, the vineyards of the Rheingau, and the Niederwald Monument that appear on all sides. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Mennheim (Heidelberg), Speyer b Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Heidelberg You will take a motorcoach 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 immortalised by Sigmund Romberg’s operetta, The Student Prince. Your tour takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where you will be guided through the castle’s courtyard. You will also get to see the world’s largest wine barrel. Continue your tour in downtown Heidelberg and through Old Town. You will have some free time to wander along one of Germany’s longest pedestrian streets. Enjoy the bustling squares lined with cafés, or simply take in the serene atmosphere of this truly charming town. (BB, D)

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Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel 8 Days Day 7 | Strasbourg b F

Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise You will wake up in the beautiful Alsatian 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, single-spired Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame, and beautiful half-timbered houses; it is also the seat of the European Parliament. See Strasbourg in the way it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal cruise. Petite France, the picturesque old quarter with its timber-frame houses adorned with flower boxes is a highlight of your tour. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 | Depart Basel e b

Disembark from the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in lovely Lucerne. (CB or BB)

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$3,358

A$1,499

River Countess

May 7, 14*

A$3,225

A$133

Jul 22, 29*

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,499

River Countess

Oct 30

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,499

River Countess

Nov 6*

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,499

River Countess

* On these dates, cruise operates from Basel to Nuremberg. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Lucerne | Relax on the lush shores of Lake Lucerne, framed by the awesome peaks of the snow-capped Alps. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the first class Astoria Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and lake cruise

Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 138

A$1,099 A$1,625

River Countess, category 1 stateroom

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival or departure transfers will be provided to/from Basel airport.

Berlin | Twenty years after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, Berlin

is a world leader in fashion, art, design, and music. While landmarks such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie are reminders of Berlin’s controversial past, world-class museums and cultural centres set the tone for exciting new beginnings.

Included in your 4-day stay: Second-class ICE train between Berlin and Nuremberg or vice versa | 3 nights at the superior first class Hilton Berlin (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Berlin city tour

Only A$1,125 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg. Arrival or departure transfers will only be provided to/from Tegel Airport.

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Regensburg, Germany

Grand European Discovery Basel to Vienna 15 Days Grand European Discovery River Cruise Package Includes:

Combine “Rhine Discovery” and “Danube Discovery” for one grand European discovery

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess

Travel along three majestic rivers—the legendary Rhine, the meandering Main, and the enchanting Danube—and be inspired at every turn. Touch history in Switzerland, France, Germany, and Austria.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 12 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Captain’s Farewell Dinners An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Experience wonderfully preserved towns that offer a glimpse into life as it must have been lived centuries ago. Take in Miltenberg’s crooked streets and leaning houses and Strasbourg’s canal lined “Petite France.” Explore legendary landmarks—the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, 900-year-old Melk Abbey, and the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Würzburg Residenz. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the enchanting Bavarian Forest. Enjoy culinary diversity while indulging in wiener schnitzel in Austria, sipping fine Rheingau and Franconian wines, and drinking hearty beer in Germany. Come discover what’s grand about Europe on this all-encompassing adventure. Combine “Rhine Discovery” on pages 72–75 with “Danube Discovery” on pages 68–71 for “Grand European Discovery.” Please see page 75 for the Lucerne extension and page 71 for the Vienna extension. Also, see page 72 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of wine, beer,

4,865

A$ From

76 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

and food will savour the delicious beverages and cuisine native to this great region. Music lovers will treasure a trip to one of Europe’s most celebrated musical cities— Vienna. And everyone who has ever thrilled to the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm will be delighted by a carriage ride through the enchanting Bavarian Forest.


Basel to Vienna

Vienna to Basel

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Basel (embark)

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 2

Strasbourg

Day 2

Vienna

Day 3

Speyer (Heidelberg), Rüdesheim

Day 3

Day 4

Rüdesheim

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 5

Miltenberg

Day 4

Passau

Day 6

Würzburg

Day 5

Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Day 7

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 6

Regensburg

Day 8

Nuremberg

Day 7

Day 9

Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Day 8

Nuremberg

Day 10

Regensburg

Day 9

Bamberg

Day 11

Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Day 10

Würzburg

Day 11

Miltenberg

Day 12

Passau

Day 12

Rüdesheim

Day 13

Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 13

Mannheim (Heidelberg), Speyer

Day 14

Strasbourg

Day 15

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 14

Vienna

Day 15

 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: April 30*  May 14  July 15,* 29  October 23*  November 6 *On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel.

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

River Countess, category 2 stateroom

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$5,316

A$2,650

River Countess

Apr 30*

A$5,050

A$266

May 14

A$5,875

A$266

A$6,141

A$2,650

River Countess

Jul 15,* 29

A$5,525

A$266

A$5,791

A$2,650

River Countess

Oct 23*

A$4,950

A$266

A$5,216

A$2,650

River Countess

Nov 6

A$4,599

A$266

A$4,865

A$2,650

River Countess

* On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Basel. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$266  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$350 A$1,025 A$1,275

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 138

A$1,725 A$2,975

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St. Peter’s Cathedral, Regensburg, Germany

Grand European Explorer Basel to Bucharest 29 Days Grand European Explorer River Cruise/Tour Package Includes: 26-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive River Countess 2 nights in Bucharest at the deluxe Radisson Blu Bucharest* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 28 breakfasts, 25 lunches, 26 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 21 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment 3 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 3 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 3 Captain’s Farewell Dinners An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

10,269

A$ From

78 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Combine “Grand European Discovery” and “Eastern Europe Explorer” into one monumental voyage from Switzerland to Romania Sail the legendary Rhine, meandering Main, and enchanting Danube rivers from Basel to Bucharest. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Old Towns of Bamberg and Regensburg, and some of the most majestic capitals of Europe: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade, and Bucharest. Discover Renaissance palaces, Baroque and Rococo architecture, and Roman ruins—and even take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the fairytale Bavarian Forest. Follow pastoral scenes along the Main River and through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal, before travelling the enchanting Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates and towards the Black Sea. Be amazed by ten countries, three rivers, and countless chances to touch history on this all-encompassing journey. Combine “Eastern Europe Explorer” on pages 52–55 with “Grand European Discovery” on pages 76–77 for “Grand European Explorer.” Please see page 75 for the Lucerne extension and page 55 for the Istanbul extension. Also, see page 72 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those with a true sense of adventure will enjoy exploring more than 2,000 miles of sweeping history, great natural beauty, and diverse cultural heritage from Switzerland to Romania.


Basel to Bucharest

Bucharest to Basel

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Basel (embark)

Days 1–2

Bucharest

Day 2

Strasbourg

Day 3

Day 3

Speyer (Heidelberg), Rüdesheim

 Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

Day 4 Rüdesheim

Day 4 Rousse (Varna)

Day 5 Miltenberg

Day 5 Rousse

Day 6 Würzburg

Day 6 Vidin (Belogradchik)

Day 7

Hassfurt (Bamberg)

Day 7 Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Days 8–9

Nuremberg

Day 8

Kostolac (Viminacium)

Day 10 Regensburg

Day 9 Belgrade

Day 11 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Day 10 Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 12 Passau

Day 12 Budapest

Day 13

Day 13

Day 11 Cruising the Danube, Budapest

Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Days 14–16 Vienna Day 17

Bratislava

Day 18

Budapest

Day 17

Day 19 Budapest, cruising the Danube Day 20 Vukovar (Osijek) Day 21 Belgrade Day 22 Kostolac (Viminacium) Day 23 Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

 Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 20 Regensburg Days 21–22 Nuremberg

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Day 23 Bamberg

Early Booking Savings

Day 19 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Day 25 Miltenberg

Day 25 Rousse

Day 26 Rüdesheim

Rousse (Varna)

Day 27

Day 27 Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest Day 29 Bucharest, transfer to the airport

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Mannheim (Heidelberg), Speyer

Day 28 Strasbourg

Day 28 Bucharest

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,800 per couple (A$1,400 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,900 per couple (A$950 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

Day 18 Passau

Day 24 Würzburg

Day 24 Vidin (Belogradchik) Day 26

Bratislava

Days 14–16 Vienna

Day 29 Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: April 16*  May 14  October 9* *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Basel.

Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$950 per couple (A$475 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$10,269

A$5,050

River Countess

Apr 16*

A$9,775

A$494

May 14

A$10,925

A$494

A$11,419

A$5,050

River Countess

Oct 9*

A$10,475

A$494

A$10,969

A$5,050

River Countess

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Bucharest to Basel. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$494  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$650 A$1,225 A$1,850

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 138

A$2,475 A$4,225

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Nuremberg, Germany

Paris & European River Romance Paris to Nuremberg 10 Days Paris & European River Romance River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Fall in love with the romance of Paris and three European rivers

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Princess

Rendezvous in Paris—the most romantic city in the world—before setting sail along three breathtaking rivers: the vineyard-rich Moselle, the castle-laden Rhine, and the meandering Main.

2 nights in Paris at the superior first class Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 9 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “France meets Germany” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program

Visit the winemaker’s villages of Bernkastel and TrabenTrarbach, where you will discover over 500 years of winemaking history and get to taste the region’s famously delectable Rieslings. Walk the streets of Medieval Miltenberg, a town that seems lifted from the pages of a fairytale. Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites while in Bamberg and Trier. Travel along parts of the “Romantic Road” past extravagant Baroque palaces and quaint Medieval walled towns to Rothenburg. Spend time enjoying dynamic Frankfurt. Fall in love with Old World Europe as you travel along three of Europe’s great rivers, and be romanced, wined, and dined all along the way.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe, the glamour of Paris, and some of Europe’s finest wines and culinary delights—all paired with the breathtaking scenery found along Europe’s historic waterways.

Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

2,658

A$ From

80 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Program includes: Traben-Trarbach or Bernkastel wine

tasting | Franconian sausage-making culinary demonstration and tasting | Special wine and food pairing dinner


Moselle River Valley, Germany

Gerlachshausen

Paris to Nuremberg

Nuremberg to Paris

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Paris

Day 1

Nuremberg (embark)

Day 2

Paris

Day 2

Bamberg

Day 3

Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Day 3 Paris, transfer to Trier (embark) Day 4 Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach

Day 4 Miltenberg

Day 5 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 5 Frankfurt, Rüdesheim

Day 6 Frankfurt Day 7

Day 6 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Miltenberg

Day 8 Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 7 Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel

Day 9 Bamberg

Day 8

Day 10 Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 9 Paris

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Trier (disembark), transfer to Paris

Day 10 Paris, transfer to the airport

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: March 23  May 7,* 12  June 26*  July 1  August 15,* 20, 29*  September 3, 26*  October 1

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*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Nuremberg to Paris.

Bamberg, Germany

Trier, Germany

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Miltenberg, Germany

Paris & European River Romance Paris to Nuremberg 10 Days Day 1 | Paris b

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where you will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 | Paris b

Featured Excursion: Paris city tour Your city tour begins with a drive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées, passing the Arc de Triomphe. Stop at the Champs de Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower before continuing to Place Vendôme, Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Latin Quarter. Then go on to Les Invalides, the Louvre courtyard, and Luxembourg Gardens, where you will see a slice of daily Parisian life as well as view Bartholdi’s model for the Statue of Liberty. (BB)

Day 3 | Paris, Trier b e

Featured Excursion: Trier city tour Travel by motorcoach from Paris, France to Trier, Germany, where you will board your Uniworld ship. Your afternoon tour of Germany’s oldest city, also called the second Rome, showcases the impressive Roman gate Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s throne room, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. (BB, D)

Day 4 | Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach w W Featured Excursions: Bernkastel walking tour, Traben-Trarbach wine tasting Discover the historic vineyards and delightful market squares that attest to Bernkastel’s 500-plus-year wine making history. Then cruise past the Moselle region’s vine-filled slopes and picturesque villages to discover the romantic twin town of Traben-Trarbach, where treasures of Art Nouveau architecture pay tribute to the wealthy 19th-century wine merchants who once inhabited them. Afterwards, savour delectable Rieslings from local vineyards. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 5 | Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour Amble through Koblenz’s picturesque streets while a local expert explains the town’s history and importance in the region. Later in the day, cruise along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with its more than 40 castles and famous Lorelei Rock. Enjoy leisure time in Rüdesheim, a celebrated wine town, during the evening. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Frankfurt b Featured Excursion: Frankfurt city tour Your tour of dynamic Frankfurt takes you through the city’s financial hub with its imposing skyline and past Old Town, Goethe University, and the Botanical Gardens. Then you will explore the historic area around Römer Square on foot, passing St. Paul’s Church and many picturesque gabled houses. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Miltenberg Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking tour Visit historic Miltenberg, a charming Medieval village, with its fairytale half-timbered houses, Crooked House, and Royal Inn, which has been serving meals since the 17th century. Take in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery along the meandering Main River as you relax onboard in the afternoon. (BB, L, D)

Day 8 | Würzburg (Rothenburg) b

Featured Excursion: Full-day tour of Rothenburg Travel along parts of the “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved Medieval town in Germany. The old city walls still stand, protecting the charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses from intruders. Climb the Town Hall tower for great views over the city and the Tauber Valley. (BB, D)

Note: The wine tasting will take place in Bernkastel on the reverse direction cruise (Nuremberg to Paris).

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  82 Uniworld

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Paris & European River Romance Paris to Nuremberg 10 Days Day 9 | Bamberg b F

Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg with your guide. See the unique town hall, the Imperial Cathedral, and the fishermen’s village known as “Little Venice.” (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 10 | Depart Nuremberg e b

Disembark from the ship and transfer to Nuremberg airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague, the “City of Spires.” (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions London | Enjoy one of the most important historical, cultural, fashionable, and artistic cities in the world. Included in your 4-day stay: Second-class Eurostar train between Paris and London or vice versa | 3 nights at The Rubens at the Palace (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | London city tour |  2 carving course dinner

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Mar 23

A$2,525

A$133

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,658

A$1,599

River Princess

May 7,* 12

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,599

River Princess

Jun 26*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Princess

Jul 1

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Princess

Aug 15*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Princess

Aug 20

A$3,799

A$133

A$3,932

A$1,599

River Princess

Aug 29*

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,599

River Princess

Sep 3

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,599

River Princess

Sep 26*

A$3,850

A$133

A$3,983

A$1,599

River Princess

Oct 1

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Princess

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Nuremberg to Paris. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 141

A$1,099 A$1,750

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Paris. Arrival or departure transfers will only be provided to/from London Heathrow Airport.

River Princess Main Lounge

Prague | Prague boasts an eclectic style of architecture, as well as an abundance of beauty and grace. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior first class Hilton Old Town Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host |  Prague city tour | Quietvox

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Paris, France

Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna 17 Days Paris & the Heart of Europe River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

Discover the heart of romantic Europe stretching from Paris all the way to Vienna

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Princess

Enjoy two nights in Paris, the “City of Light,” before setting sail along four of Europe’s most beautiful rivers— the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube. Delight in the astounding beauty of the Wachau Valley, and marvel at the variety of architectural styles to be found in just one region—and often in a single building. This trip lets you explore the archetypal Medieval cities of Nuremberg, Regensburg, and Rothenburg; the imposing 900-year-old Baroque abbey in Melk; and Passau’s beautiful cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in Europe.

2 nights at the superior first class Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 15 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise Use of bicycles during your cruise Captivating onboard local entertainment

Celebrate the wine and food of the region, including the Moselle and Wachau valleys’ Rieslings, Vienna’s delectable pastries and distinctive coffee, and Germany’s hearty beers and sausages. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest, and discover the romance of Paris and the music of Vienna. Experience the heart of Europe on an unforgettable voyage.

2 Signature Lectures

84 Uniworld

© Paris Tourist Office, Photographer: David Lefranc

Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Captain’s Farewell Dinners An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

5,091

A$ From

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Combine “Paris & European River Romance’ on pages 80–83 with “Danube Discovery” on pages 68–71 for “Paris & the Heart of Europe.” Please see page 83 for the London extension and page 71 for the Vienna extension. Also, see page 80 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Romantics, of course, will delight in the splendour of Paris, the charm of fairytale villages, the magnificence of castles and cathedrals, and the haunting beauty of Viennese waltzes and cathedral sonatas.


Paris to Vienna

Vienna to Paris

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Paris

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 2

Paris

Day 2

Vienna

Day 3

Paris, transfer to Trier (embark)

Day 3

 Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 4 Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach Day 5 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 4 Passau

Day 6 Frankfurt

Day 6 Regensburg

Day 7

Day 8 Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 7 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Day 9 Bamberg

Day 8

Day 10 Nuremberg

Day 9 Bamberg

Day 11 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Day 10

Day 12

Day 11 Miltenberg

Day 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Miltenberg

Regensburg

Passau

Day 15

 Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 13

Day 16 Vienna Day 17 Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Gerlachshausen (Rothenburg), Würzburg

Day 12 Frankfurt, Rüdesheim

Day 13 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau Day 14

Nuremberg

Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Day 14 Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel

Early Booking Savings

Day 15

Trier (disembark), transfer to Paris

Day 16

Paris

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Day 17 Paris, transfer to the airport

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates: March 23  April 30*  May 12  June 19*  July 1  August 8* September 3, 19*  October 1

Cruise/Tour Start Date

*On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Paris.

Mar 23

A$4,825

Apr 30*

A$5,975

May 12

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Bernkastel, Germany

Kaiserburg Castle, Nuremberg, Germany

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$266

A$5,091

A$2,750

River Princess

A$266

A$6,241

A$2,750

River Princess

A$5,975

A$266

A$6,241

A$2,750

River Princess

Jun 19*

A$5,875

A$266

A$6,141

A$2,750

River Princess

Jul 1

A$5,750

A$266

A$6,016

A$2,750

River Princess

Aug 8*

A$5,750

A$266

A$6,016

A$2,750

River Princess

Sep 3

A$6,325

A$266

A$6,591

A$2,750

River Princess

Sep 19*

A$6,099

A$266

A$6,365

A$2,750

River Princess

Oct 1

A$5,975

A$266

A$6,241

A$2,750

River Princess

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Vienna to Paris. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$266  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$350 A$1,025 A$1,275

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 141

A$1,725 A$2,975

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Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey NEW 2011

Grand European Odyssey Paris to Istanbul 31 Days Grand European Odyssey River Cruise/Tour Package Includes:

West meets East in one grand odyssey from Paris to Istanbul

25-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Princess

Combine “Paris & European River Romance” with “Danube Discovery” and Uniworld’s new “Imperial Capitals of Europe” for one grand pilgrimage to ten countries and seven capitals, with hundreds of fascinating sights in between.

2 nights at the superior first class Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast 3 nights at the superior first class Crown Plaza Old City Hotel* (or similar) in Istanbul with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 30 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 25 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar during your cruise 24 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise 3 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 3 Captain’s Welcome Galas and Farewell Dinners Scheduled air travel between Bucharest and Istanbul or Istanbul and Bucharest All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotels are subject to change.

10,025

A$ From

86 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

Spend two glorious nights in the “City of Light,” Paris, before setting sail along four of Europe’s great rivers: the vineyard-rich Moselle, the romantic Rhine, the peaceful Main, and the enchanting Danube. UNESCO World Heritage sites, Celtic fortifications, Roman ruins, and spectacular scenery are plentiful throughout this grand odyssey. Walk through the streets of fairytale towns such as Miltenberg and Rothenburg. Taste local wines in Bernkastel and Traben-Trarbach, hear a magnificent pipe organ recital in Passau, and have a home-hosted lunch with a family in Croatia. Cap your magnificent adventure off in the exotic city of Istanbul, exploring its striking mosques and opulent palaces. Combine “Paris & European River Romance” on pages 80–83 with “Danube Discovery” on pages 68–71 and “Imperial Capitals of Europe” on pages 56–59 for “Grand European Odyssey.” Please see page 83 for the London extension. Also, see pages 56 and 80 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who consider themselves students of the world will find countless experiences to add to their understanding and appreciation of the diverse and varied cultures, history, and people of Europe.


Paris to Istanbul

Istanbul to Paris

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1–2

Paris

Days 1–3

Day 3

Paris, transfer to Trier (embark)

Day 4 Fly to Bucharest, transfer to Giurgiu (embark)

Day 4 Bernkastel, Traben-Trarbach

Day 5 Rousse (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi)

Day 5 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 6 Cruising the scenic Iron Gates

Day 6 Frankfurt Day 7

Day 7

Miltenberg

Belgrade

Day 8 Vukovar (Osijek)

Day 8 Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 9 Mohacs (Pecs)

Day 9 Bamberg

Days 10–11 Budapest

Day 10 Nuremberg Day 11 Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Day 12 Bratislava

Day 12 Regensburg

Day 17

Day 13 Deggendorf (Theresienthal), Passau

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Melk

Day 18

Passau

Day 14

Passau

Day 19 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Day 15

 Melk, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 20

Days 13–16 Vienna

Regensburg

Days 16–19 Vienna

Day 21 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Day 20

Day 22

Bratislava

Nuremberg

Days 21–22 Budapest

Day 23 Bamberg

Day 23 Mohacs (Pecs)

Day 24

erlachshausen (Rothenburg), G Würzburg

Belgrade

Day 25

Miltenberg

Cruising the Iron Gates

Day 26

Frankfurt, Rüdesheim

Day 24 Vukovar (Osijek) Day 25 Day 26

Wachau Valley

Istanbul

Day 27 Svistov (Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi), Rousse

Day 27 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Day 28

Day 28

Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel

Day 29

Trier (disembark), transfer to Paris

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

Days 29–30 Istanbul Day 31 Istanbul, transfer to the airport

Day 30

Paris

Day 31 Paris, transfer to the airport

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Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,800 per couple (A$1,400 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,900 per couple (A$950 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$10,025

A$5,275

River Princess

Mar 23

A$9,550

A$475

Apr 16*

A$10,525

A$475

A$11,000

A$5,275

River Princess

May 12

A$10,925

A$475

A$11,400

A$5,275

River Princess

Jun 5*

A$10,925

A$475

A$11,400

A$5,275

River Princess

Jul 1

A$10,350

A$475

A$10,825

A$5,275

River Princess

Jul 25*

A$10,525

A$475

A$11,000

A$5,275

River Princess

* On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Istanbul to Paris. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$475  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$625 A$1,199 A$1,750

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 141

A$2,425 A$4,175

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Les Andelys, France

Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris 8 Days Paris & Normandy River Cruise Package Includes:

Combine a passion for the good life with art, culture, and brilliant landscapes, and you have Northern France

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the newly-remodelled elegant River Baroness

Sail all the way to Caudebec-en-Caux through the scenic, inspirational countryside of Northern France.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings” Exclusive Multigenerational FamilyFriendly Program during summer months Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

2,883

A$ From

88 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

Visit the charming French village of Les Andelys, the city of Rouen, and the harbour town of Honfleur, all of which were lovingly depicted by the Impressionists. Walk the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day Invasion, and see the site where Joan of Arc was martyred. Experience Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where you will see the familiar Japanese bridge and water lily-covered pond that inspired his great works of art. Spend time in one of the world’s grandest cities, Paris, the “City of Light”—with its iconic Eiffel Tower, famed ChampsÉlysées, and grand Notre Dame Cathedral. All of this and so much more await you in one unforgettable journey that you won’t want to miss. Plus, 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.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Students of history will be awestruck by the D-Day memorial sites and the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom. Nature lovers will marvel at the incredible scenery of Northern France’s countryside and Monet’s Giverny. And art lovers will thrill at visiting the villages and homes of the Impressionists.


Honfleur, France

Paris to Paris Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Paris (embark)

Day 5

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

Day 2

Les Andelys

Day 6

Vernon (Giverny)

Day 3

Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Day 7

Paris

Day 4

Rouen

Day 8

Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Monet’s Gardens, Giverny, France

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

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Arromanches, Normandy, France

Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris 8 Days Day 1 | Paris b e

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Les Andelys

arches overhead. The walk ends at Vieux Marche, where Joan of Arc was punished for her defiance. Later in the evening, set sail for the white cliffs of Caudebec-en-Caux. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur) b

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Featured Excursion: Walk to Château Gaillard

Featured Excursion: Honfleur visit

Les Andelys was of considerable strategic importance during the Middle Ages, prompting King Richard the Lionheart to build a fortified castle to protect the Duchy of Normandy from the French King Philip II in the 12th century. Your adventure takes you on a walk to the English king’s stronghold to admire the remains of the impressive Château Gaillard. In the afternoon, admire the Seine’s tranquil landscapes from the sun deck and become enchanted with the surrounding beauty of this lovely countryside. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

After crossing the majestic Normandy Bridge spanning the river delta, travel overland to Honfleur, a charming French harbour town recreated in numerous paintings by such artists as Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. You will be taken on a guided walking tour from the former smuggler’s harbour of Vieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene in Honfleur, where the fishing village backdrop is seemingly unchanged from over 500 years ago—through the pedestrian streets to St. Catherine’s Church. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

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Featured Excursions: Full-day Normandy Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry Museum visit Because of Normandy’s proximity to the sea, it has been the site of many conflicts and battles, including the famous D-Day Invasion by Allied forces during WWII. Before visiting the beaches of Normandy, you will be taken to Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches and then to Bayeux, where you can appreciate the Medieval depiction of the Battle of Hastings on a tapestry dating from the 11th century. You will 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)

Day 4 | Rouen Featured Excursion: Walking tour of Rouen Our visit to Rouen will take you to the stunning Gothic cathedral; the haunting Medieval quarter with its half-timbered, slate-tile roofs; and the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower that

Day 6 | Vernon (Giverny)

Visit Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where he lived for 43 years, until his death in 1926. You will explore Monet’s house, furnished as it was when the leader of the Impressionist school lived here and still displaying his precious collection of Japanese engravings. Strolling through the gardens, you will see the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden shaded by the weeping willows that so inspired this master’s work. Watch the light play on the pond, which is covered with the water lilies reproduced in Monet’s numerous enchanting versions of The Nympheas (The Water Lilies). While sailing during the afternoon, you will understand why the Seine provides the perfect backdrop for a painter’s artistic expression. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner) Note: Giverny will be closed during the October 30 cruise departure. Instead of Giverny, guests will visit Versailles Palace.

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Featured Excursion: Monet’s Giverny

CB/BB = Continental/Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner


Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris 8 Days Day 7 | Paris

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You will begin your city tour with a drive up the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées and past the Arc de Triomphe. You will stop at the Champs de Mars for an opportunity to photograph the Eiffel Tower before continuing 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 will see a slice of daily Parisian life—gentlemen playing boules and children sailing boats on the glassy pond—as well as view Bartholdi’s model for the Statue of Liberty. (BB, L, D)

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in London. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with a pre-cruise optional extension in Paris Photo courtesy Paris Tourist Office, Photographer: Stéphanie Rivoal

Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 3 & 2 staterooms.

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Day 8 | Depart Paris

Pay-in-Full Savings

Paris | Spending extra time in the “City of Light” will be the perfect addition to your holiday. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class Pullman Tour Eiffel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host |  Musée d’Orsay visit

Only A$875 per person (single supplement A$359) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin in Paris.

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Apr 10, 17 Apr 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 5, 12, 19 Jun 26 Jul 3♦, 10, 17♦, 24, 31♦ Aug 7♦, 14, 21 Aug 28 Sep 4, 11, 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30

A$2,750 A$2,999 A$3,225 A$3,225 A$3,099 A$3,099 A$3,099 A$3,225 A$3,450 A$3,325 A$3,225 A$3,099 A$2,999 A$2,875 A$2,750

A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133 A$133

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,883 A$3,132 A$3,358 A$3,358 A$3,232 A$3,232 A$3,232 A$3,358 A$3,583 A$3,458 A$3,358 A$3,232 A$3,132 A$3,008 A$2,883

A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499 A$1,499

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♦ The dates with diamonds after them denote Uniworld’s Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 3, Brittany Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

A$425 A$875

Suite See Deck Plans on page 143

A$1,625

London: Choose from two pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions in London Option 1: London | Stay at the beautiful Rubens, part of the award-

winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering the finest amenities.

Included in your 4-day stay: Second-class Eurostar train between Paris and London | 3 nights at The Rubens at the Palace | All transfers |  Local host | London city tour | 2 carving courses dinner

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499)

Note: To learn more about The Rubens, please visit www.rubenshotel.com. Note: This extension is for cruises that end in Paris. Departure transfer will only be provided to London Heathrow Airport.

Option 2: Royal London & the River Thames | Enjoy London from a different vantage point during a cruise along the River Thames. For more details on this new program, please see pages 98–99. Included in your 6- or 8-day stay: 5 or 7 nights in a riverview stateroom on the charming Spirit of Chartwell | All transfers | Second-class Eurostar train from Paris to London or vice versa

8-day pre-extension from A$3,765 per person (twin share per person total including A$140 in port charges)(single supplement A$2,249)

6-day post-extension from A$2,849 per person (twin share per person total including A$100 in port charges)(single supplement A$1,749)

Note: These extensions are for cruises that begin or end in Paris. Arrival/departure transfers will only be provided to/from London Heathrow Airport.

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Viviers, France

Burgundy & Provence Arles to Chalon sur Saône 8 Days Burgundy & Provence River Cruise Package Includes:

Burgundy and Provence will capture your heart and delight your senses

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale

Sail through the heart of Burgundy and Provence on a magical journey where sumptuous cuisine, fine wine, world-class art, awe-inspiring scenery, and legendary history provide a treat for all of the senses. Here you will discover that joie de vivre is not just a phrase, but a wonderful way of life!

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny” Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

You will sail past quaint hilltop cities and lively towns, as well as lush vineyards, fields of flowers, and sundrenched vistas made famous by great painters such as Van Gogh and Cézanne. Visit regions filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites—Arles, immortalised by Van Gogh’s paintings; the well-preserved Medieval city of Avignon, with its spectacular Palace of the Popes; and Lyon, centre of Gallo-Roman history and the gastronomic capital of France. And Uniworld’s special Epicurean Adventurer Program highlights the culinary diversity of these lovely areas, with a Côtes du Rhône wine tasting while in Tournon and a special wine and food pairing dinner onboard.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Travellers wishing to walk through the countryside and villages that inspired the art of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, film fans, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs.

Program includes: Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping

2,783

A$ From

92 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

at an open-air food market | Côtes du Rhône wine tasting in Tournon | Crêpes Suzette-making demonstration and tasting |  Special wine and food pairing dinner


Provence region, France

Arles to Chalon sur Saône

Chalon sur Saône to Arles

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Marseille airport, transfer to Arles (embark)

Day 1

Lyon airport, transfer to Chalon sur Saône (embark)

Day 2

Arles

Day 2

Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)

Day 3

Avignon

Day 3

Lyon

Day 4

Viviers

Day 4

Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

Day 5

Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

Day 5

Viviers

Day 6

Lyon

Day 6

Avignon

Day 7

Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)

Day 7

Arles

Day 8

Chalon sur Saône (disembark), transfer to Lyon airport

Day 8

Arles (disembark), transfer to Marseille airport

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Chalon sur Saône, France

Tournon, France

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Palace of the Popes, Avignon, France

Burgundy & Provence Arles to Chalon sur Saône 8 Days Day 1 | Marseille, transfer to Arles b e

Arrive at Marseille International Airport where you will be transferred to your ship docked in Arles. (D)

Day 2 | Arles W Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in the charming town of Arles and you will, too. Inspired by the unique Provençal light, he spent a period of intense and impassioned work under these bright 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 fascinating wealth of Romanesque monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheatre and Constantine’s Roman baths. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

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Featured Excursions: Avignon walking tour and Palace of the Popes Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of history, culture, art, and life, and you will capture all of that on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Your tour starts at the fortification walls and continues to Clocktower Square. In truly Provençal style, under the shadows of the sycamores, the colourful café terraces face the magnificent architecture of City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and the classic mansions. Next, 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. During the afternoon, you will have leisure time to enjoy this magical city. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Viviers c

Featured Excursions: Viviers walking tour and organ concert Lovely Viviers, developed around its Romanesque cathedral, has retained much of its historic charm. Your tour of Viviers starts in Old Town with an introduction to the city. You will take the Rue Chévrerie to Porte Riquot, then climb Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral, where you will enjoy an organ concert. Finally, you will walk through the Medieval streets of this delightful town on your way back to the ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage w Featured Excursions: Wine tasting and Tournon walking tour Nestled among famous vineyards, the twin cities of Tournon/ Tain l’Hermitage provide the perfect setting for those who are true connoisseurs of wine. Celebrate the region by indulging in some Côtes du Rhône mid-valley wines. Then cross the Marc Seguin suspension bridge and visit Tournon and its historic castle. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Lyon b F

Featured Excursion: Lyon city tour Lyon, France’s second-largest city after Paris, is the country’s lively and creative capital of gastronomy. 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 Beaux-Arts, and the Opera House. During the afternoon, you will be at leisure to further explore this city on your own. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

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Burgundy & Provence Arles to Chalon sur Saône 8 Days

Day 7 | Chalon sur Saône (Beaune) b m

Featured Excursions: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune, and open-air food market visit Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône is an important centre for France’s wine trade. From here, 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 multicoloured 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 charities, and to this day, the tradition continues. (BB, L, D) Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on reverse direction cruise (Chalon sur Saône to Arles).

Day 8 | Depart Chalon sur Saône e b

Disembark from the ship in Chalon sur Saône and transfer to Lyon airport for your return flight home, or extend your stay in Paris, the “City of Light.” (CB or BB)

Photo courtesy Paris Tourist Office, Photographer: Marc Bertrand

Extend your holiday with these pre- and/or post-cruise optional extensions Paris | No visit to France can be complete without a visit to the wonderful “City of Light” with its iconic Eiffel Tower, famed Champs-Élysées, and grand Notre Dame Cathedral. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior first class Le Méridien Etoile (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host |  Paris city tour

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Chalon sur Saône.

Aix-en-Provence | Experience the joie de vivre of the South of France

in Aix-en-Provence—famed home of Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola. With its abundance of revered fountains, charming squares, quaint streets, and gourmet delights, this classical Provençal town provides an inspirational starting or ending point for your “Burgundy & Provence” River Cruise.

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off cruise rate on category 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 3 & 2 staterooms.

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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,650

A$133

A$2,783

A$1,599

River Royale

Apr 3

A$2,875

A$133

A$3,008

A$1,599

River Royale

Apr 10*

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,599

River Royale

Apr 17

A$3,099

A$133

A$3,232

A$1,599

River Royale

Apr 24*

A$3,325

A$133

A$3,458

A$1,599

River Royale

May 1

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Royale

May 8,* 15, 22,* 29

A$3,499

A$133

A$3,632

A$1,599

River Royale

Jun 5,* 12, 19,* 26

A$3,499

A$133

A$3,632

A$1,599

River Royale

Jul 3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Royale

Aug 7, 14,* 21

A$3,225

A$133

A$3,358

A$1,599

River Royale

Aug 28*

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Royale

Sep 4, 11,* 18, 25*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Royale

Oct 2, 9*

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,599

River Royale

Oct 16

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,599

River Royale

Oct 23*

A$3,325

A$133

A$3,458

A$1,599

River Royale

Oct 30

A$2,999

A$133

A$3,132

A$1,599

River Royale

Nov 6*

A$2,750

A$133

A$2,883

A$1,599

River Royale

Mar 27*

* On these dates, cruise operates from Chalon sur Saône to Arles. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 3, Champagne Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

A$499 A$999

Suite See Deck Plans on page 136

A$1,625

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class Grand Hotel Roi Rene (or similar) | All transfers | Local host |  Aix-en-Provence city tour

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Arles.

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Avignon, France

Grand France Paris to Arles 15 Days Grand France River Cruise Package Includes:

Combine “Paris & Normandy” with “Burgundy & Provence” for one grand cruise through France

14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the newly-remodelled elegant River Baroness and the breathtaking River Royale

From the bridges of Paris to the beaches of Normandy and the sunny landscapes of the Mediterranean, you will experience all of France in unsurpassed style and comfort. Sail north and explore world-famous Paris. Discover the charming towns of Honfleur and Giverny that inspired the Impressionists. See the beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day Invasion, and visit Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 12 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captivating onboard local entertainment 2 Signature Lectures Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program 2 Captain’s Welcome Galas and 2 Captain’s Farewell Dinners An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

As you sail south through Burgundy and Provence from Chalon sur Saône to Arles, you will enjoy lively towns and gorgeous landscapes. Visit Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Walk through the streets of Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the town immortalised by Van Gogh in over 300 of his paintings and drawings. Explore the well-preserved Medieval city of Avignon, with its spectacular Palace of the Popes. Grand France offers you the very best of France. Combine “Paris & Normandy” on pages 88–91, and “Burgundy & Provence” on pages 92–95 for “Grand France.” Please see page 91 for the London and Paris extensions. See pages 98–99 for the “Royal London & the River Thames” 7-night pre-cruise extension for “Grand France.” Also, see page 92 for details on our Epicurean Adventurer Program.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Connoisseurs of everything

5,565

A$ From

96 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

French: their culinary masterpieces, their robust wines, the Eiffel Tower, quaint villages, ethereal landscapes and sun-baked vineyards, cathedrals, and sites of historic greatness. Vive la France!


Paris to Arles Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Paris (embark)

Day 9 Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)

Day 2

Les Andelys

Day 10 Lyon

Day 3 Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Day 11 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage

Day 4 Rouen

Day 12

Day 5 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur)

Day 13 Avignon

Viviers

Day 6 Vernon (Giverny)

Day 14

Arles

Day 7

Day 15

Arles (disembark), transfer to Marseille Airport

Paris

Day 8 Paris (disembark), transfer to Chalon sur Saône (embark)

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River Baroness, Les Andelys, France

|  Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,400 per couple (A$700 per person) off category 3 & 2 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date Apr 17 May 1, 15, 29 Jun 12 Jun 26 Jul 10, 24 Aug 7 Aug 21 Sep 4, 18 Oct 2 Oct 16 Oct 30

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person A$5,625 A$6,325 A$6,325 A$5,750 A$5,750 A$5,975 A$6,199 A$6,450 A$6,325 A$6,099 A$5,299

A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266 A$266

Total Single Per Person Supplement Twin Share Option† A$5,891 A$6,591 A$6,591 A$6,016 A$6,016 A$6,241 A$6,465 A$6,716 A$6,591 A$6,365 A$5,565

A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750 A$2,750

Ship River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale River Baroness/Royale

– Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charge: A$266  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 3, Brittany/Champagne Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

A$925 A$1,750

Suite A$2,999 See Deck Plans on pages 136 and 143

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The Tower Bridge, London, England NEW 2011 EXTENSION

Royal London & the River Thames Pre- or Post-Cruise Optional Extension Included in your 6- or 8-day cruise: 5 nights (or 7 nights) in a riverview stateroom on the charming Spirit of Chartwell All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners (or 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners) State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Use of bicycles Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff Second-class Eurostar train from London to Paris or vice versa All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Take an enchanting cruise along the River Thames and into the heart of British history The most important waterway in England, the River Thames has provided London with a vital lifeline for centuries, making possible the expansion of the vast mercantile British Empire. In 1929, British Member of Parliament John Burns opined, “The Thames is liquid history.” Today that history is yours to explore. Before your “Paris & Normandy” or “Grand France” itinerary, join us for an 8-day pre-cruise extension. Or, after your “Paris & Normandy” adventure, join us for a 6-day post-cruise extension. The choice is yours. Either way, you will get to see more of the region’s majestic sights and experience more of its imperial history when you begin or cap off a thrilling cruise down the waterways of France with an exploration of London and the River Thames. Your home-away-from-home during your River Thames journey will be the magnificent Spirit of Chartwell, which boasts all the trappings of a classic luxury yacht: teak decks, rich mahogany finishes, and 16 luxurious riverview staterooms. Newly configured in 2010, the ship has two public spaces—one being a combined open-air viewing area and the other, a unique collapsible, covered dining/viewing space on the top deck.

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Day 1 | London, Sunbury

Day 7 | London, Tower Bridge

Arrive at London Heathrow Airport and transfer to your ship. Enjoy dinner and a Captain’s Welcome Reception onboard. (D)

After a morning and afternoon of scenic sailing on the River Thames, you’ll spend the rest of the day at leisure in London. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception on your last night onboard. (BB, L, D)

Day 2 | Windsor, Hampton Court

Day 8 | London

Sail on a sister vessel to Magna Carta Island—which is believed to be where King John was forced to seal the historic Magna Carta in 1215—before visiting spectacular Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Hampton Court, Tower Bridge Begin the day with a guided tour of Hampton Court Palace, a Tudor and Baroque architectural masterpiece. Then visit the British Museum and Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms at Whitehall. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a thrilling illuminated cruise through the Pool of London. (BB, L, D)

Disembark from the ship and transfer to the St. Pancras International Railway station for your high speed Eurostar train to Paris, France. (CB or BB) Note: The Spirit of Chartwell is run by the Magna Carta Steamship Company and she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

Spirit of Chartwell

Day 4 | Gravesend, Canary Wharf Visit Gravesend and the Pocahontas memorial at St. George’s Church. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Cliveden, Blenheim Sail to Cliveden, the magnificent former home of Lord and Lady Astor. After a stroll around the estate and through the formal gardens, enjoy a scenic drive to the bucolic town of Woodstock. Here, you’ll find Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Guests on a 6-day cruise will enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception this evening. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Richmond (Kew Gardens), Sunbury Those on a 6-day cruise will be transferred to London Heathrow Airport for their flight home. Guests on an 8-day cruise will take a trip to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the world’s largest collection of living plants. Explore the greenhouses, conservatories, and serene landscapes before driving to Richmond to enjoy free time at its splendid waterfront. (BB, L, D) Note: For more ship details, please refer to Uniworld’s website, www.uniworldcruises.com.au

6-Day “Royal London & the River Thames” Optional Post-Extension

8-Day “Royal London & the River Thames” Optional Pre-Extension

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

London, Sunbury (embark)

Day 4 Gravesend, Canary Wharf

Day 1

London, Sunbury (embark)

Day 2

Windsor, Hampton Court

Day 5 Cliveden, Blenheim

Day 2

Windsor, Hampton Court

Day 6 Richmond (Kew Gardens), Sunbury

Day 6 Richmond (disembark), transfer to London Heathrow Airport

Day 3 Hampton Court, Tower Bridge

Day 3 Hampton Court, Tower Bridge Category

Per Person Twin Share Rate

Port Charges Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share Rate

Single Supplement Option†

Category 3

A$2,749

A$100

A$2,849

A$1,749

Category 2

A$2,999

A$100

A$3,099

A$1,749

Category 1

A$3,249

A$100

A$3,349

A$1,749

– Only London Heathrow Airport arrival or departure transfer provided. Note: “Royal London” extension is offered on “Paris & Normandy” itinerary as a 6-day post-extension and operates between May 1 and September 25 on River Baroness sailings.

Day 4 Gravesend, Canary Wharf Day 5 Cliveden, Blenheim Category

Per Person Twin Share Rate

Port Charges Per Person

Day 7 London, Tower Bridge Day 8 London (disembark), transfer to London Heathrow Airport Total Per Person Twin Share Rate

Single Supplement Option†

Category 3

A$3,625

A$140

A$3,765

A$2,249

Category 2

A$3,925

A$140

A$4,065

A$2,249

Category 1

A$4,225

A$140

A$4,365

A$2,249

– Only London Heathrow Airport arrival or departure transfer provided. Note: “Royal London” extension is offered on “Paris & Normandy” and “Grand France” itineraries as an 8-day pre-extension and operates between May 15 and October 9 on River Baroness sailings.

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Douro River Valley, Portugal

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto 11 Days Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley River Cruise/Tour Package Includes: 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the intimate NEW Douro Spirit 3 nights in Lisbon at the deluxe Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel* (or similar) with breakfast All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with dinner onboard, and bottled water in your stateroom during your cruise 10 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions during your cruise 2 dinners and 2 lunches onshore featuring traditional cuisine in unique settings Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Magical Douro River Valley” Captain’s Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) *Hotel is subject to change.

Travel Europe’s most unspoiled UNESCO World Heritage-designated river valley through Portugal and Spain The Douro River, rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, has created the spectacular Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rambling vineyards and charming native farms called quintas cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country—the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Explore the seven hills of cosmopolitan Lisbon, uncovering a treasure trove of Old World architecture. Visit Coimbra, the “Birthplace of Kings;” Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges,” with its UNESCO World Heritage-designated Medieval city centre; Guimarães, which has its own UNESCO-listed Medieval city centre; and Salamanca, Spain, another declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste a variety of local wines from village vineyards, including Port, the region’s sweet fortified wine. Feast on a traditional meal at the Alpendurada Monastery; enjoy a traditional Spanish-style lunch complete with a flamenco show; and dine at the Vintage House hotel, a magnificent 18th-century wine quinta overlooking the Douro River. Along the way, uncover a land of genuine beauty and breathtaking charm, and meet warm-hearted, friendly people with welcoming open arms.

Who will enjoy this cruise: This hidden gem is for

3,583

A$ From

100 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise/tour + port charges

those seeking to explore an unspoiled river valley with lovely vistas, storied towns, and lively cities. True wine connoisseurs and food aficionados will enjoy indulging in the region’s celebrated Port and local cuisine.


Salamanca, Spain

Lisbon to Porto Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Days 1–3

Day 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto (embark)

Day 9 Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pinhão

Day 5 Porto, Bitetos

Day 10 Régua, Porto (Guimarães)

Day 6 Bitetos, Régua, Pinhão

Day 11 Porto (disembark), transfer to the airport

Lisbon

Day 7 Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain) Day 8

Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain)

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Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal

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Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley Lisbon to Porto 11 Days Day 1 | Lisbon b

Day 6 | Bitetos, Régua, Pinhão b

Day 2 | Lisbon b

Visit the impressive Baroque Mateus Palace and Gardens; with one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, it’s often described as the most fantastic country house in Portugal. (BB, L, D)

Arrive at Lisbon’s Portela Airport where you’ll be transferred to the hotel.

Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour Your guided exploration of Lisbon takes you to the historic district of Belem and the Belem Tower, the traditional starting and ending point of Portuguese voyages of discovery. You’ll then visit the magnificent cloister of San Jeronimos, built in the early 16th century as a celebration of Portugal’s territorial expansion and an expression of a unique national style. (BB)

Day 3 | Lisbon Spend leisure time enjoying this cosmopolitan city often referred to as the “City of Seven Hills.’’ Uncover a treasure trove of Old World architecture, or simply relax in one of the many cafés in Lisbon’s popular Rossio Square. (BB)

Day 4 | Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto b f e

Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with family-style lunch In the morning, you’ll head north through the picturesque countryside to Porto. En route, you’ll stop in Portugal’s thirdlargest city, Coimbra, birthplace of six of Portugal’s kings and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Within the university is the Biblioteca Joanina, a gem of a library with books that date back to the 12th century. After your library visit, you’ll stop for lunch in a local restaurant before continuing on to the ship docked in Porto. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Porto, Bitetos b f w

Featured Excursions: Porto city tour and dinner at the Alpendurada Monastery Stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Medieval city centre of charming Porto. Later, sail to Bitetos where you’ll indulge in a country-style dinner at the former 14thcentury Benedictine Monastery of Alpendurada. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Mateus Palace and Gardens

Day 7 | Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain) b w  Featured Excursion: Wine tasting at a local quinta

Pinhão is the epicentre of the Port winemaking area. Visit a quinta (vineyard) where you’ll learn the history of, and sample, the country’s most celebrated beverage. Later in the day, cruise from Pinhão to Vega de Terrón. (BB, L, Captain’s Dinner)

Day 8 | Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain) b f c

Featured Excursion: Full-day Salamanca tour with traditional Spanish lunch and flamenco show 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.” Visit Salamanca’s historic university before having lunch with a flamenco show at a local restaurant. Then enjoy free time in this magical city. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Barca d’Alva (Castelo Rodrigo), Pinhão b f Featured Excursions: Castelo Rodrigo tour and dinner at the Vintage House hotel

In the morning, visit the picturesque, 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. This is a charming and captivating place with Medieval streets, thick stone walled houses, and a remarkably distinctive fountain, Chafariz dos Pretos. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner complete with wine at the Vintage House hotel, a magnificent converted 18th-century wine quinta overlooking the Douro River. (BB, L, D)

e Embark or Disembark  d Flight  b Motorcoach  m Museum  c Concert  f Dining Out  w Wine Tasting  W Captain’s Welcome Gala  F Captain’s Farewell Dinner  102 Uniworld

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

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rate on category 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 4, 3 & 2 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings

Featured Excursion: Guimarães city tour

Historic Guimarães was the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century and home to the first king of Portugal, Don Afonso Henriques. It has been referred to as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Dominated by Afonso Henriques’ grand castle, Guimarães was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its extremely well-preserved city centre. You will be guided through the narrow streets of the Medieval quarter, which is lined with old houses embellished by ornate balconies, toward the beautiful main square, the Largo da Oliveira, and then on to other lovely places such as the splendid Monastery and Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and the 14th-century Gothic Padrão do Salado. (BB, L, D)

Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise/tour rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise/Tour Start Date

Cruise/Tour Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

Apr 28

A$3,625

A$133

A$3,758

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

May 5, 12, 19, 26

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Jun 2, 9

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Jun 16, 23, 30

A$3,675

A$133

A$3,808

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Jul 7, 14, 21

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Aug 18

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Aug 25

A$3,799

A$133

A$3,932

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Sep 1, 8, 15

A$4,025

A$133

A$4,158

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Sep 22, 29

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Spain | Visit some of Spain’s most beautiful and memorable cities.

Oct 6

A$3,899

A$133

A$4,032

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Day 1 | Madrid: Transfer from Madrid airport to your hotel.

Oct 13

A$3,799

A$133

A$3,932

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Oct 20

A$3,575

A$133

A$3,708

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Oct 27

A$3,450

A$133

A$3,583

A$1,725

Douro Spirit

Day 11 | Depart Porto e b

Disembark from the ship and transfer to Porto airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

Extend your holiday with a pre-cruise optional extension

 adrid: City tour of Madrid. Day 2 | M

 adrid/Toledo/Granada: Travel to Toledo for a city tour, and Day 3 | M visit hilltop Granada with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  ranada/Costa del Sol: Tour Alhambra Palace, then travel to Day 4 | G the resort city of Marbella on the Costa del Sol.  osta del Sol (Marbella)/Gibraltar/Seville: See the Rock of Gibraltar, Day 5 | C then journey through the sherry wine region of Jerez to Seville. Day 6 | Seville: Seville city tour.

Day 8 | Lisbon: Lisbon city tour.

 eville/Lisbon: Travel through the centre Day 9 | L Day 7 | S  isbon: Transfer to Porto via Coimbra of Spain, with its many castles, to Lisbon. to join the cruise in Porto. Included in your 9-day stay:  First class hotel accommodations – Madrid: Rafael Atocha (or similar);* Granada: Gran Luna (or similar);* Costa del Sol: Melia Marbella Dinamar (or similar);* Seville: Zenit (or similar);* Lisbon: NH Parque de Lisboa (or similar)* | 8 buffet breakfasts | 2 three-course dinners in hotels | A “Be My Guest” Andalusian dinner in an authentic hacienda | Farewell dinner with wine in Lisbon | Sightseeing with many special excursions | English-speaking local guides | Touring by air-conditioned luxury motorcoach | Professional Tour Director throughout your trip | All transfers

– Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 4, Main Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 3 Category 2 Category 1

A$375 A$625 A$999

Junior Suite Suite See Deck Plans on page 144

A$1,375 A$1,625

Douro Spirit Main Lounge (artist’s rendering)

Only A$2,225 per person (single supplement A$535)

Note: Extension is offered on all cruise-only departures between April 28 and October 13 that begin in Porto. *Hotels are subject to change.

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Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia NEW 2011

Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days Imperial Waterways of Russia River Cruise Package Includes:

Follow the path of Peter the Great from Moscow to St. Petersburg and discover the heart of Russia

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the NEW River Victoria

The Volga, Europe’s largest and longest waterway, holds a special place in Russian history and in the hearts and minds of the Russian people. An important aquatic “highway” since Medieval times, the Volga has long served as a major trade route, settlement, and conquest. Peter the Great sailed along the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg approximately 300 years ago on a quest to bring Russia out of the Dark Ages. And centuries’ worth of Russian music and literature reflect the people’s deep feeling for the river.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners 10 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture A special evening at the ballet in St. Petersburg Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148) 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.

Now it’s your turn to discover the rich history and traditions along the imperial waterways of Russia. Your journey starts in Moscow, where you’ll stand in awe of world-famous sights such as Red Square; the Kremlin; and the iconic, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities—including Uglich and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white stone churches and gorgeous monasteries. Your journey ends in magnificent St. Petersburg, Peter the Great’s “Window on the West.” Elegant architectural styles of all epochs such as Catherine’s Palace and the Hermitage Museum will bring you up close to the rich traditions and royal history of Russia. Of course, no trip to Russia is complete without an enchanting evening at the Russian Ballet.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Travellers looking to

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experience a grand tour of Russia that includes some of the world’s finest art and distinctive architecture, as well as visits to tucked-away villages with Old World charm and warm, friendly people. per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Church of Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Russia

Moscow to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg to Moscow

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1 Moscow (embark)

Day 1

Days 2–4 Moscow

Days 2–4 St. Petersburg

Day 5 Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich

Day 5 Mandrogi, cruising the Svir River

Day 6 Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk

Day 7 Goritsy

St. Petersburg (embark)

Day 6 Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega

Day 7 Goritsy Day 8 Cruising Lake Onega, Kizhi Island

Day 8

Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl

Day 9 Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi

Day 9 Uglich, cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River

Days 10–12 St. Petersburg

Days 10–12 Moscow

Day 13 St. Petersburg (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: May 20  June 1,* 13, 25*  July 7, 19,* 31  August 12,* 24  September 5,* 17, 29*

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Church of St. Dimitri, Uglich, Russia

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St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days

Day 1 | Moscow

Day 7 | Goritsy

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Experience how locals live as you learn how traditions and handicraft techniques are preserved during a visit to the Children’s House of Arts and Crafts. (BB, L, D)

Arrive at the Moscow airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Moscow

Featured Excursion: Moscow city tour Your panoramic city tour features many world-famous historic landmarks such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and impressive Tverskaya Street. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Moscow

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Featured Excursion: Kremlin and Armoury Museum Visit the Kremlin—a self-contained 15th-century city with palaces, armouries, and a Medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s Armoury Museum. (BB, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Daily life in Russia

Day 8 | Cruising Lake Onega, Kizhi Island

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Featured Excursion: Kizhi Open Air Museum

Visit the famous Open Air Museum—a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the spectacular Church of Transfiguration, which was constructed entirely of wood without a single nail. (BB, L, D)

Day 9 | Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi Featured Excursion: Shashlik picnic ashore

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The reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi brings Russia’s past vibrantly to life. Inside its wooden houses are craftsmen fashioning matryoshkas, the famous nesting dolls; lace; and ceramics. Enjoy a traditional shashlik picnic lunch. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 5 | Cruising the Moscow Canal & Volga River, Uglich

Day 10 | St. Petersburg

Day 4 | Moscow

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Featured Excursions: Uglich, Church of St. Dimitri, and Transfiguration Church Cruise the Moscow Canal before arriving in Uglich, a delightful Golden Ring city. Visit the Church of St. Dimitri and the 18th-century Transfiguration Church. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk

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Featured Excursions: Yaroslavl, heart of the Golden Ring Yaroslavl has always been considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet, an architectural masterpiece richly adorned with 17th-century frescoes. In the afternoon, cruise vast Lake Rybinsk. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: St. Petersburg city tour and evening ballet performance While on your panoramic city tour of St. Petersburg, you’ll drive along Nevsky Prospekt and see Palace Square, the historic heart of the city; St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Admiralty Tower; and other grand structures that stand as monuments to the extravagant lifestyles of the czars. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | St. Petersburg

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Featured Excursion: Hermitage Museum Be amazed as you tour the world-famous Hermitage Museum, featuring nearly three million works of art by masters including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. (BB, L, D)

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Imperial Waterways of Russia Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 Days

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before October 31, 2010 to SAVE A$1,200 per couple (A$600 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on all staterooms and suites.

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Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin Visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian Rococo architecture, in nearby Pushkin. Your tour takes you to the famous Amber Room, sometimes called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Depart St. Petersburg

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to the Baltic capitals. (CB or BB) Note: Tour order in Moscow and St. Petersburg may vary due to the weather.

Extend your holiday with an exciting pre- or post-cruise optional extension 6-Night Baltic Capitals | Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are rich in

history, graced with beautiful landscapes, and filled with warm, friendly people—and they’re the perfect addition to your Russian holiday. Day 1 | St. Petersburg to Tallinn: Disembark in St. Petersburg and transfer to Tallinn. Dinner and overnight in Tallinn. Day 2 | Tallinn: Tour Tallinn’s UNESCO-designated Old Town, and then visit Ethnographical Park and the Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum.

Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before December 31, 2010 to SAVE A$600 per couple (A$300 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date May 20

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person A$4,250

A$240

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$4,490

A$2,499

River Victoria

Jun 1*

A$4,375

A$240

A$4,615

A$2,499

River Victoria

Jun 13, 25*

A$4,499

A$240

A$4,739

A$2,499

River Victoria

Jul 7, 19,* 31

A$4,625

A$240

A$4,865

A$2,499

River Victoria

Aug 12,* 24

A$4,625

A$240

A$4,865

A$2,499

River Victoria

Sep 5*

A$4,625

A$240

A$4,865

A$2,499

River Victoria

Sep 17

A$4,375

A$240

A$4,615

A$2,499

River Victoria

Sep 29*

A$4,125

A$240

A$4,365

A$2,499

River Victoria

* On these dates, cruise operates from St. Petersburg to Moscow. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$240 – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 6, Onega Deck † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application.

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

5 4 3 2 1

A$625 A$875 A$1,625 A$1,875 A$2,125

Deluxe Suite Junior Suite Presidential Suite See Deck Plans on page 145

A$2,750 A$3,750 A$4,999

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.

The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

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 Elizabete (or similar) in Riga | 2 nights at the first-class Radisson Reval 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 A$2,599 per person (single supplement A$499)

Note: This extension is available on cruises that begin or end in St. Petersburg.

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Christmas Market, Cologne, Germany

Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne 8 Days Rhine Holiday Markets River Cruise Package Includes:

Share in the joy of the season while cruising along the legendary Rhine through three wonderful countries

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the imperial NEW River Antoinette

Switzerland, France, and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas Markets cruise. Visit the delightful Christmas Markets of Basel, Switzerland, and Strasbourg, France.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “European Christmas Traditions” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Then continue on to Germany—where many of our signature holiday traditions began—with stops in lovely Medieval villages such as Heidelberg, Mainz, Rüdesheim, and Koblenz, as well as the majestic city of Cologne, with its UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral. As you sail the legendary Rhine, especially the 40 miles along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), you’ll be captivated by ancient fortresses, Medieval castles, and half-timbered villages—all set in a winter wonderland. This cruise offers so much! The personality of each country shines even brighter at this time of year because of each area’s special holiday traditions. Share the joy and magic of the season and enter into a festive mood as you enjoy the cosy holiday atmosphere onboard your exquisitely decorated boutique hotel cruise ship.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Shoppers looking for unique gifts and Christmas enthusiasts looking for the origins of many holiday traditions, including Christmas trees, gingerbread, candy canes, and St. Nick!

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Christmas Market, Mainz, Germany

Basel to Cologne

Cologne to Basel

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Day 1

Cologne (embark)

Day 2 Basel

Basel (embark)

Day 2

Cologne

Day 3 Strasbourg

Day 3 Koblenz, cruising the romantic Rhine, Rüdesheim

Day 4 Speyer (Heidelberg) Day 5 Mainz, Rüdesheim

Day 4

Day 6 Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz

Day 5 Speyer (Heidelberg)

Rüdesheim, Mainz

Day 6 Strasbourg

Day 7 Cologne

Day 7

Basel

Day 8 Cologne (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 8

Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: November 30*  December 7, 14,* 21 *On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Basel, Switzerland

Christmas Market, Germany

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Rüdesheim, Germany

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Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg where you’ll be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Basel W Featured Excursion: Basel walking tour and Christmas Market Your city walk introduces you to Basel, Switzerland’s secondlargest city. Delight in Basel’s Christmas Market, located in the heart of historic Old Town, and visit the illuminated Christmas Street, which is beautifully decorated with over 100 Christmas trees. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

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Featured Excursion: Strasbourg canal cruise and Christmas Market Situated halfway between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg is known as “The Crossroads of Europe” and home of the magnificent, single-spire Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral as well as many beautiful half-timbered houses. See Strasbourg as it has been seen through the centuries—on a canal cruise. Enjoy Petite France, which is especially picturesque at this time of year. And visit the oldest Christmas Market in France in a breathtaking setting right in front of Strasbourg’s Gothic cathedral. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Speyer (Heidelberg) b

Featured Excursion: Full-day Heidelberg and Christmas Market Situated on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and one of the bestpreserved Medieval cities in Europe. It is also home to one of Germany’s oldest universities. Your tour of Heidelberg takes you past the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a oncefortified 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 over five squares. Marvel at the Christmas Pyramid rotating inside the tower at the Marktplatz, or take a ride on the carousel. (BB, D)

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Featured Excursion: Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum Enjoy the morning at leisure in the town of Mainz, once home to Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. Stroll through Old Town and the city square, where you’ll see Kaiserdom, St. Stephan’s Church, and Kurfürstliche Schloss. Explore the St. Nicholas Christmas Market with 1,000-yearold St. Martin’s Cathedral as a backdrop. During the afternoon, cruise from Mainz to Rüdesheim, located in the heart of the Rhine Valley. Rüdesheim has been a magnet for romantics ever since the early 19th century. Its rolling hills, historical monuments, and winding alleyways are a real treat. While in Rüdesheim, you’ll visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and its unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine, Koblenz Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour and Christmas Market In the morning, you’ll cruise to Koblenz via the breathtaking 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its 40 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 begin your walking tour through romantic 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 historic City Hall. Afterward, delight in 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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Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne 8 Days Day 7 | Cologne F Featured Excursions: Cologne walking tour, cathedral visit, and Christmas Markets Stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town as you make your way to the cathedral, the city’s beloved landmark and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cologne boasts no fewer than five Christmas Markets, so we have planned an entire day in this city for you to discover these markets 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: No tours are given inside Cologne Cathedral on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

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Disembark from the ship and transfer to Cologne Bonn Airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before April 30, 2011 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date Nov 30*

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,783

A$1,275

River Antoinette

A$2,650

A$133

Dec 7

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

A$1,275

River Antoinette

Dec 14,* 21

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,275

River Antoinette

* On these dates, cruise operates from Cologne to Basel. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Countess Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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

© Luzern Tourismus/AURA, Photographer: Emanuel Ammon

© Luzern Tourismus/AURA, Photographer: Emanuel Ammon

Extend your holiday with a pre- or post-cruise optional extension Lucerne | The historic city of Lucerne is located in the heart of

Switzerland and is unrivalled in its pristine beauty, Old-World atmosphere, and Swiss charm. Awesome peaks of the snow-capped Alps frame its shores. Medieval squares, frescoed houses, and ancient churches are nestled throughout. Fine shopping, great museums, and wonderful places to dine make Lucerne a perfect addition to your winter wonderland trip along the Rhine.

Category Category Category Category

4 3 2 1

A$225 A$725 A$975 A$1,350

Suite Owner’s Suite See Deck Plans on page 134

A$1,850 A$3,850

River Antoinette suite (artist’s rendering)

Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the first class Astoria Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Lucerne walking tour and Christmas Market

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$435) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Basel. Arrival and departure transfers will be provided to/from the Basel airport.

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Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria

Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau 8 Days Danube Holiday Markets River Cruise Package Includes:

Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry along the enchanting Danube

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice

Four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—await your arrival for one unique, festive party after another. From the large Christmas Markets of Vienna to the more intimate Christmas Markets of Bratislava, Passau, and Salzburg—each combines timeless traditions with elegant pageantry.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 7 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “The Sound of Christmas Music” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Discover the Baroque splendour of the Habsburg Empire with visits to Göttweig, Salzburg, Passau, Vienna, and Linz on this enchanting holiday extravaganza along the Danube. Uncover the heart and soul of Slovakia as you tour Bratislava and explore its Christmas Market. Participate in a gingerbread-baking demonstration in Passau and be enchanted by a festive classical concert in a famous Viennese concert hall. Enjoy the cheerful sight of holiday décor and the merry sound of Christmas carolling while onboard your ship, and cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Music aficionados will rejoice in the “sounds of the season” from a classical concert in Vienna to a traditional onboard Christmas carolling evening to an exclusive organ recital at Göttweig Abbey. Everyone will delight in discovering the unique gifts and collectables found in Christmas Markets along the way.

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112 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest to Passau

Passau to Budapest

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Budapest (embark)

Day 1

Day 2

Budapest

Munich Airport, transfer to Passau (embark)

Day 3

Bratislava

Day 4

Vienna

Day 5

Krems, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 6

Linz (Salzburg)

Day 7 Day 8

Day 2

Passau

Day 3

Linz (Salzburg)

Day 4

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Krems

Day 5

Vienna

Passau

Day 6

Bratislava

Passau (disembark), transfer to Munich Airport

Day 7

Budapest

Day 8

Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: November 28  December 5,* 12, 19* *On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Passau, Germany

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau 8 Days Day 1 | Budapest

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Day 2 | Budapest

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour and 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. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritagedesignated Castle Hill district and see dramatic vistas from the 19th-century Fisherman’s Bastion. You will cross the famous Chain Bridge, an early-19th-century bridge that was the first to connect Buda with Pest. In the centre of it all is the Christmas Market, where you will get to shop for traditional Hungarian wares and delightful holiday treats like apricot brandy and cinnamon-spiced gingerbread. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Bratislava

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Featured Excursion: Bratislava city tour and Christmas Market The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises— many of which you will discover on your city tour. While Bratislava’s very first Christmas Market was only established in 1993, the Slovakians have quickly embraced the holiday traditions of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbours with stalls filled with folk handicrafts from the region. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour with National Library visit, Christmas Market, and Mozart and Strauss concert 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. You will travel the stately Ringstrasse and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart was married in 1782. You will also visit the Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library in the world. Afterwards, you will walk with your tour guides to two Christmas Markets. Austria’s most famous Christmas Market, with over 140 wooden huts, is set in front of City Hall. Macaroons with nutmeg and rum balls are two treats you won’t want to miss. You will also visit a smaller, but no less charming, Christmas Market at Freyung Square, which has taken place every winter since 1772. Later in the evening, you will celebrate the spirit of Mozart and Strauss in one of Vienna’s well known concert halls. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 5 | Krems, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

You will visit the beautiful Benedictine Göttweig Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has a spectacular location on a prominent hill on the eastern edge of the world famous Wachau Valley. While at the abbey, you will be treated to a special organ recital. After lunch, depart Krems and enjoy a scenic cruise through the heart of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley with its abruptly rising hills, nestling Baroque villages, and ancient monuments. (BB, L, D) Note: The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

Day 6 | Linz (Salzburg)

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Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg with walking tour Linz is the gateway to your full-day excursion to Salzburg. It’s hard to imagine the hills becoming even more alive with the “sound of music,” but at this time of the year, they do.

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Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau 8 Days

The alpine elegance of this Baroque town is in perfect harmony with its lovely setting between two hills. You will become acquainted with magical Salzburg on your walking tour of Old Town. Its magnificent cathedral was inspired by St. Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican. In the afternoon, visit Salzburg’s Christmas Market, located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and around the venerable cathedral. (BB, D)

Day 7 | Passau

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Pricing Details Per Person

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Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour, Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations Your guided walk starts in the Medieval section of Passau and takes you past St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the New Residence, and Town Hall, to the confluence of the three rivers that converge in Passau. At Passau’s Christmas Market, set against the glorious backdrop of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, you will find unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. As an added treat, you will attend a gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstration. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 | Depart Passau

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Disembark from the ship in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in the beautiful city of Munich. (CB or BB)

Cruise Start Date Nov 28

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,708

A$1,275

River Beatrice

A$2,575

A$133

Dec 5*

A$2,475

A$133

A$2,608

A$1,275

River Beatrice

Dec 12, 19*

A$2,350

A$133

A$2,483

A$1,275

River Beatrice

* On these dates, cruise operates from Passau to Budapest. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire when booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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

4 3 2 1

A$225 A$599 A$850 A$1,099

Suite Owner’s Suite See Deck Plans on page 135

A$1,750 A$3,750

River Beatrice restaurant

Extend your holiday with a pre- or post-cruise optional extension Munich | Spend time getting to know the capital of Bavaria, the “Village of One Million.” Munich boasts astonishing architecture, top museums, stunning scenery, and elegant restaurants. And the holidays are the best time to visit! Shop at the traditional Christmas Market in Marienplatz as well as at Germany’s largest manger market. Plus, enjoy the ambience of the main shopping street’s festive Christmas decorations and illuminations. Included in your 3-day stay: 2 nights at the superior first class Hilton Munich (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Munich city tour

Only A$799 per person (single supplement A$335) Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Passau.

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Christmas Market, Frankfurt, Germany NEW 2011

Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days Classic Christmas Markets River Cruise Package Includes:

Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen

Germany, the origin of many beloved holiday traditions, is a truly special place to experience the magic of Christmas. Explore some of the country and world’s most celebrated Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Würzburg, Wertheim, and Frankfurt. Be treated to a winter wonderland of stocking stuffers and sweet treats.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions in Germany” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

Sail in true holiday style along the peaceful Main River, stopping to marvel at Medieval villages and majestic stone castles. The merrymaking continues as you stroll through cobblestone streets dusted in snow. Mouth-watering aromas surround the festive stalls at the Christmas markets; shops and bakeries are laden with gingerbread, biscuits, and speciality cakes. Cosy up to a steaming mug of glühwein (hot spiced wine) or indulge in some of the region’s famous Franconian sausage. Everywhere you turn, you will find cities decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees, bells pealing from cathedral towers, and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols. With sights straight out of a classic Christmas tale, this is sure to be one of the most memorable holiday trips you will ever take.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures and discovering the legends behind some of our most popular holiday traditions.

2,432

A$ From

116 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges


Rothenburg, Germany

Nuremberg to Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Nuremberg

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Nuremberg (embark)

Day 1

Frankfurt (embark)

Day 2

Nuremberg

Day 2

Frankfurt

Day 3

Bamberg

Day 3

Wertheim

Day 4

Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 4

Würzburg

Day 5

Würzburg

Day 5

Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Day 6

Wertheim

Day 6

Bamberg

Day 7

Frankfurt

Day 7

Nuremberg

Day 8

Frankfurt (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

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Cruise Start Dates: November 30*  December 7, 14,* 21 *On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

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Old Opera House, Frankfurt, Germany

Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt 8 Days Day 1 | Nuremberg

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Arrive at the Nuremberg airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Nuremberg

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour and Christmas Market During the Middle Ages, Nuremberg was the preferred residence of German emperors, as you will discover on your guided excursion. Visit Kaiserburg Castle, which rises high above the city and has 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-of-a-kind gifts at the festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany. In this fine Medieval setting, you can enjoy authentic Nuremberg gingerbread and bratwurst. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Bamberg

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg Nativity walk and Christmas Market One of the few cities not destroyed during the WWII bombings of Germany, Bamberg is a city built on seven hills. Wander through the half-timbered fishing village of Klein-Venedig, known as “Little Venice,” and past the curious narrow alleyways that line Old Town. Continue to the scenic Bamberg Cathedral and New Residence. The guided tour also includes visits to Nativity scenes throughout the city and time to explore the treasures waiting in the local Christmas Market. While enjoying the market, be sure to sample what Bamberg is world-famous for: rauchbier (smoked beer). (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Würzburg (Rothenburg)

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Featured Excursion: Rothenburg walking tour and Christmas Market The ship will dock in Würzburg, where a motorcoach will take you to Rothenburg. Travel along parts of the “Romantic Road” on your way to Germany’s best-preserved walled city, Rothenburg, with its timber-frame houses topped with picturesque red tile roofs. Your exploration of this fairytale gem gives you a glimpse at the way life was lived during the Middle Ages, as it is home to some of the best-preserved Medieval buildings in Europe. You will conclude your visit at one of Germany’s oldest and most celebrated Christmas Markets, Reiterlesmarkt. You will also want to visit Kathe Wohlfahrt’s original Christmas shop. This famous location also features a delightful museum that displays vintage toys from as early as the 17th century. (BB, D)

Day 5 | Würzburg

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Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz and Christmas Market Visit the opulent Würzburg Residenz, one of the most extraordinary Baroque palaces in Europe 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. Your visit here will give you a true sense of the history of this region through the European Renaissance. Afterward, visit the town’s 200-year-old Christmas Market for one-of-a-kind presents and souvenirs. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Wertheim Featured Excursion: Wertheim walking tour and meet the children of Wertheim Join your local guide for a walk through the picturesque town of Wertheim, where you can look across the Main River to

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Bavaria before continuing to the Spitzer Turm (Pointed Tower). Built in the 13th century and once a former prison for drunkards and feuding women, the Tower’s structure now leans to one side after withstanding over 800 years of flooding. Stop in the historic Wertheim Market square, lined with half-timbered buildings and shops selling artisan glassworks and Franconian wines in round bottles. Back onboard the ship, enjoy festive carols by some of Wertheim’s children, and later listen to a piano recital. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Frankfurt

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Featured Excursion: Frankfurt city tour and Christmas Market On the last full day of your journey, enjoy a panoramic drive amid the high-rises of “Mainhattan.” Cross the Main River for a photo opportunity in Frankfurt before returning to view the New Opera House, Hauptwache Plaza, and Zeil shopping district. Continue past the Stock Exchange, Goethe Place, Goethe University, and the Palmengarten (botanical garden). The walking portion of your tour begins at Paulskirche (St. Paul’s Church), where you can explore the neighbouring Old World buildings and finish your Christmas shopping in Römer Square before returning to the ship. On Römerberg Square, Paulsplatz, and Mainkai quay, 200 stalls offer arts, crafts, and seasonal food and drink. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 | Depart Frankfurt

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Disembark the ship in Frankfurt and transfer to the Frankfurt airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before April 30, 2011 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date Nov 30*

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,658

A$1,150

River Queen

A$2,525

A$133

Dec 7

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,150

River Queen

Dec 14,* 21

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,150

River Queen

* On these dates, cruise operates from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 137

A$1,025 A$1,750

River Queen Main Lounge

Extend your vacation with a pre- or post-cruise optional extension Prague | Visiting the “City of Spires” is a delightful way to begin or

end your holiday cruise. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. During the holiday season, the city is even more magical. With its Christmas Market all lit up and the spectacular Christmas tree in Old Town Square, Prague will leave a lasting impression on you for years to come. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior first class Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Christmas Market, Nuremberg, Germany

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days European Holiday Markets River Cruise Package Includes: 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Empress All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 7 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Christmas Traditions and Crafts” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

2,432

A$ From

120 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

It’s the most wonderful time of the year Discover where many of our signature holiday traditions— Christmas trees, gingerbread, nutcrackers, St. Nick, and candy canes—came from as you sail through Germany and Austria on a magical cruise. Be spellbound by the Medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s main Christmas Market, and sample its famous holiday gingerbread. Stroll through Regensburg’s romantic Christmas Market, savouring fresh dumplings with vanilla sauce. In Passau, shop for unique crafts like hand-painted porcelain and Bohemian glass ornaments. In Linz, “The Town of Christmas Crèches,” marvel at the small clay figurines that represent the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker. And hear a Mozart and Strauss concert while in the “City of Waltzes,” Vienna. All this and more, in two countries of culture and elegance, will surely make for a joyous start to your holiday festivities.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy this up-close chance to discover some of the grandest holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.


Cathedral of St. Peter, Regensburg, Germany

Nuremberg to Vienna

Vienna to Nuremberg

Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Nuremberg (embark)

Day 1

Vienna (embark)

Day 2

Nuremberg

Day 2

Vienna

Day 3

Regensburg

Day 4

Passau

Day 3 Dürnstein, cruising the scenic Wachau Valley

Day 5

Linz

Day 4 Linz

Day 6

Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna

Day 6 Regensburg

Day 7

Vienna

Day 7

Nuremberg

Day 8

Vienna (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 8

Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 5 Passau

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

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Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna 8 Days Day 1 | Nuremberg

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Arrive at the Nuremberg airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Nuremberg

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour and Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential Medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you past the mighty ancient walls with 80 towers that enclose the historic city centre. You will stop at Medieval Kaiserburg Castle, and then walk through the lively old quarter with its wellpreserved traditional half-timbered houses. Next stop is a real treat: 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 the hot mulled wine called glühwein. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Regensburg Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour and Christmas Market Lively Regensburg is home to 2,000 years of history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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? (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Passau Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour, Christmas Market, and gingerbread-making and floral-decorating demonstrations Quaint and peaceful, Passau is a quintessential German town with Italian Baroque flair. Located at the confluence

of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—the city is most famous for its ornate Baroque cathedral. 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 cathedral, which is home to the largest pipe organ in Europe. At the Christmas Market, you will find unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. 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 flower centrepieces at a floral-decorating demonstration. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Linz Featured Excursion: Linz walking tour and 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 lively Christmas Market filled with everything from Christmas crèches—for which Linz is famous—to the ever-popular Linzer Torte. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Cruising the scenic Wachau Valley, Dürnstein, Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Dürnstein walking tour and classical concert in Vienna Cruise the scenic, UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley with its abruptly rising hills. The tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein, which seems lost in time, is located in the centre of the beautiful Wachau Valley. High above the town, you can see the ruins of the 12th-century castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner. Along with the castle, Dürnstein is home to a beautiful Baroque monastery, 16th- through 18th-century townhouses, and old burgher

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houses—all of which you will see on your guided tour. You will depart Dürnstein later in the day for regal Vienna, where you will enjoy an evening concert of Mozart and Strauss music in a traditional Viennese concert hall. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour with National Library visit and Christmas Market Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, which you will 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 Baroque 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 sits before Vienna’s Neo-Gothic City Hall. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 8 | Depart Vienna

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Disembark the ship in Vienna and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home. (CB or BB)

Pay-in-Full Savings Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before April 30, 2011 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date Dec 1*

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$2,658

A$1,150

River Empress

A$2,525

A$133

Dec 8

A$2,425

A$133

A$2,558

A$1,150

River Empress

Dec 15*

A$2,299

A$133

A$2,432

A$1,150

River Empress

* On these dates, cruise operates from Vienna to Nuremberg. – Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$225 A$525 A$775

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 140

A$1,099 A$1,750

River Empress suite

Extend your vacation with a pre- or post-cruise optional extension Prague | Visiting the “City of Spires” is a delightful way to begin or

end your holiday cruise. Prague offers a collection of Art Nouveau, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. During the holiday season, the city is even more magical. With its Christmas Market all lit up and the spectacular Christmas tree in Old Town Square, Prague will leave a lasting impression on you for years to come. Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the superior first class Art Deco Imperial Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily | All transfers | Local host | Prague city tour | Quietvox

Only A$999 per person (single supplement A$375)

Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Nuremberg.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris 8 Days Parisian Winter Holiday River Cruise Package Includes: 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the newly-remodelled elegant River Baroness All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 6 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Holiday Gala Dinner Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “France’s Presidents and their Influence on Paris’ Architecture” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

2,432

A$ From

124 Uniworld

per person twin share, cruise + port charges

Be dazzled by Paris in all her winter splendour The allure of Paris and Northern France during the holidays is like a dazzling holiday package just waiting to be unwrapped! Visit this magical place at this most festive time of year and create memories you will never forget. Sample traditional Normandy pancakes and cider while in Les Andelys. In the Medieval town of Rouen, browse through the traditional Christmas Market. Later in the day, be enchanted by an ethereal church choir recital at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, which was famously memorialised in Monet’s paintings. You’ll have several days to enjoy Paris, with all of her famous landmarks decked out for the holidays. You will visit the incomparable Palace of Versailles and stroll down the famous Champs-Élysées. Take a moonlight drive through the “City of Light” and enjoy an Eiffel Tower light show. Celebrate the holidays in high style on this memorable trip with the perfect blend of cruising, touring, and free time exploring the grand city of Paris.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those with a romantic streak will relish this chance to see Paris dressed up in her finest holiday splendour. Art lovers, history buffs, and shoppers will all celebrate this gift of a winter holiday.


Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

Paris to Paris Day Port/City

Day Port/City

Day 1

Paris (embark)

Day 6

Paris

Day 2

Paris

Day 7

Paris

Day 3 Les Andelys, Rouen Day 4 Rouen

Day 8 Paris (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 5 Mantes la Jolie (Versailles), Conflans Sainte Honorine Cruise Start Dates: December 13, 20, 27  Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

Paris, France

Paris, France

Š Paris Tourist Office, Photographer: Marc Bertrand

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Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France

Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris 8 Days Day 1 | Paris

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Arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Paris

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Note: Christmas market will be closed after December 23.

Featured Excursion: Paris city tour The Ile de la Cité, usually referred to as the epicentre of Paris, is home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame, with its grimacing gargoyles and impressive sculpted façade. Walking through the labyrinth of alleyways, your guide will bring the famous stories of Notre Dame back to life. Poignant history continues at La Conciergerie, where many prisoners were held, including Marie Antoinette. (BB, L, D)

Day 3 | Les Andelys, Rouen

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Featured Excursion: Normandy pancakes and cider After docking at this countryside port, you will stroll through the streets of Les Andelys village. We invite you to take an invigorating climb to the hill of Chateau Gaillard. This fortified castle was built by Richard the Lionheart, and from this tranquil promontory, you can view the meandering Seine River below. Upon return from your hike, enjoy a treat of traditional Normandy pancakes and cider in the village. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala) © Paris Tourist Office, Photographer: Marc Bertrand

her defiance. Afterward, visit the delightful Christmas Market, which features wondrous handicrafts, including exquisite porcelain figurines. Later in the day, let yourself be enchanted by a choir recital at the cathedral. (BB, L, D)

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Featured Excursions: Rouen walking tour, Rouen Cathedral choir recital, and Christmas Market Visit Medieval Rouen, one of France’s best-preserved cities, with its enchanting Christmas Market and Christmas crèche honouring the birth of Christ in the stunning Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame, which was depicted so vividly by Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Admire the historic Medieval quarter with its half-timbered, slate-tile roofs, and the Gros Horloge, a Renaissance clock tower that arches overhead. The walk ends at Vieux Marche, where Joan of Arc was punished for

Day 5 | Mantes la Jolie (Versailles), Conflans Sainte Honorine

During the ride to the Palace of Versailles, a local guide will share a glimpse of the rich and opulent world of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. The beautiful Palace of Versailles is a famous symbol of the system of absolute monarchy. It was the official residence of the kings and queens of France from 1682 until 1790. Once you enter the Hall of Mirrors, you will see why Versailles established the European standard of palatial opulence. Marvel at 17 impressive bevelled mirrors and resplendent chandeliers. The Royal Stables that formerly housed the king’s 600 horses are equally stunning. The Grand Stables housed the horses used by the royal family, while the Lesser Stables were for the nobility of the court. Their architecture is quite remarkable and they have been turned into the Academie du Spectacle Equestre (Academy of Equestrian Arts). (BB, L, Holiday Gala Dinner) Note: 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.

Day 6 | Paris

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Featured Excursion: Paris at night, “City of Light” tour Your senses will be tantalised as you awaken to an exclusive brunch to celebrate the holidays in grand style. During the day, you’ll have more free time to continue exploring this glamorous city on your own. Europe’s metropolis of style offers an

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Featured Excursions: Palace of Versailles and horse show at the Royal stables

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Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris 8 Days

ultra-cosmopolitan culture with the charms of a centuries-old village. Why not visit the Montparnasse district, or Montmartre, where you can walk through the white-domed Basilique du Sacré-Coeur? Later in the evening, discover why Paris has been named the “City of Light” as you experience the magical beauty of Paris after dark with a panoramic tour starting along the Seine. During the holidays, Paris calls upon her most talented lighting designers to create spectacular illuminations throughout the city. Glimpse many of the city’s most famous landmarks lit up for the winter celebrations. See the Place de la Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, La Conciergerie, the Louvre, and the bridges of the Seine River in their glittery evening dresses. Continue on the Rue de Rivoli to the Opéra Garnier and slowly drive through the continuous stream of diamonds, rubies, and emeralds at Place Vendôme. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Paris

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Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$900 per couple (A$450 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$700 per couple (A$350 per person) off category 3 & 2 staterooms.

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Early Booking Savings Book and deposit on or before April 30, 2011 to SAVE A$350 per couple (A$175 per person) off twin share cruise only rates.

Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person

Total Per Person Twin Share

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Dec 13, 20

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A$133

A$2,432

A$1,150

River Baroness

Dec 27

A$2,525

A$133

A$2,658

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River Baroness

– Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$133  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 3, Brittany Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

You’ll have leisure time to discover even more about this wonderful city. Stroll down the world-famous Champs-Élysées. View the city from above as you are whisked to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Explore the city’s many museums, including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and Musée de l’Orangerie, on your own. Walk through the enchanting Tuileries Gardens or shop in one of Paris’ haute couture boutiques found on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne. A shuttle will be available to bring you back to the ship. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 8 | Depart Paris

Pay-in-Full Savings

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

A$450 A$875

Suite See Deck Plans on page 143

A$1,625

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

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Extend your vacation with a pre-cruise optional extension London | Stay at the beautiful Rubens, part of the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering the finest amenities. Included in your 4-day stay: Second-class Eurostar train between London and Paris | 3 nights at The Rubens at the Palace | All transfers | Local host | London city tour | 2 carving courses dinner

Only A$1,249 per person (single supplement A$499)

Note: To learn more about The Rubens visit www.rubenshotel.com. Note: This extension is for cruises that begin in Paris. Arrival transfer will only be provided from London Heathrow Airport.

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Christmas Market, Passau, Germany

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days Grand Christmas & New Year’s River Cruise Package Includes:

Make this holiday season extra special and welcome 2012 in grand style

12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stunning River Empress

Have an unforgettable holiday season. Celebrate Christmas in Regensburg, one of the loveliest Medieval towns in Europe, where you will have time to attend Christmas Mass in one of Regensburg’s magnificent churches, followed by a grand celebration onboard your ship. Learn how the tradition of glassblowing has remained basically unchanged since the glassblower’s pipe was invented some 2,000 years ago, and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest.

All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar 10 shore excursions, fully hosted by Englishspeaking local guides State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions Exclusive New Year’s gala dinner dance at a Viennese palace Captivating onboard local entertainment Signature Lecture: “Heaven on Earth: The Worldly Pleasures of Baroque” Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff All transfers on arrival and departure days (please see transfer guidelines on page 148)

We have arranged for a private cocktail reception for you at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a descendant of the royal Habsburgs. You will also welcome the New Year at an exclusive gala dinner and dance in a Viennese palace. While here, you will be treated to a festive dinner and a private concert, at which you can even waltz to the famous tunes of Strauss and Mozart—all in the elegant ambience of this historic salon. Three captivating countries—Germany, Austria, and Hungary—plus one enchanting river, the Danube, will provide the perfect backdrop for celebrating the holidays in grand style.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Those looking for an extra special way to celebrate the holidays and welcome in the New Year in grand style will be thrilled by this enchanting cruise.

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St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary

Nuremberg to Budapest Day Port/City

Day Port/City

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Nuremberg (embark)

Day 8 Dürnstein

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Day 9 Vienna

Day 3 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Day 10 Vienna

Day 4 Regensburg

Day 11 Cruising the Danube, Budapest

Day 5 Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Day 12 Budapest

Day 6 Passau

Day 13 Budapest (disembark), transfer to the airport

Day 7 Linz (Salzburg) Cruise Start Date: December 22 

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

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Christmas Market, Austria

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Stephansdom Plaza, Vienna, Austria

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days Day 1 | Nuremberg

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Day 2 | Nuremberg

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour and Christmas Market Discover Nuremberg, a quintessential Medieval German city, on your panoramic city tour. Your tour takes you past the mighty ancient walls with 80 towers that enclose the historic city centre. You will stop at Medieval Kaiserburg Castle, and then walk through the lively old quarter with its wellpreserved traditional half-timbered houses. You will visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and bestknown 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 the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3 | Cruising the Main-Danube Canal Spend a leisurely day onboard your floating hotel as you cruise along the Main River and through the remarkable 106-milelong Main-Danube Canal to the Danube River. This canal is a marvel of modern engineering and was completed in 1992 to allow travel from the North Sea all the way to the Black Sea. It stretches from Bamberg on the Main River all the way to Kelheim on the Danube River, and includes 16 locks that rise to a height of 1,330 feet, making it the highest point of any commercial waterway in Europe. (BB, L, D)

Day 4 | Regensburg Featured Excursion: Regensburg walking tour 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 be taken past the Gothic Town Hall, the 12th-century Stone Bridge, and Old Town. Invigorated by the stroll through this winter wonderland, you will return to the ship for a warm and festive Christmas meal, complete with all the holiday trimmings. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Deggendorf (Theresienthal)

Begin the day with a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian Forest village of Baernzell. After a scenic drive through the Nature Reserve of the Bavarian Forest, marvel at the amazing collection exhibited in the Theresienthal Glass Museum. Experience the art of glass making first hand during a visit to a world-renowned glass manufacturer. While there, you will learn about the techniques used to create the famous glass, as well as the extraordinary history of Theresienthal Palass. (BB, L, D)

Day 6 | Passau Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour The beautiful city of Passau, which is situated at the confluence of three rivers, was an important centre of trade during the Medieval period. On your Passau walking tour, you will see the treasures of Old Town, including Italian Baroque buildings erected after the big fire of 1662 and the city’s ornate cathedral. (BB, L, D)

Day 7 | Linz (Salzburg)

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Featured Excursion: Full day in Salzburg Journey through the region known to many as the “smile on the face of Austria,” Salzburg. On your guided tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, view historical gems from the 17th-century cathedral to Mozart’s birth house to the famous Getreidegasse. You’ll then have time to further explore this Austrian treasure. (BB, D)

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Featured Excursions: Bavarian Forest horse-drawn carriage ride and Theresienthal visit

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Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days Day 8 | Dürnstein

Explore charming Dürnstein at your leisure in the morning. 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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Pricing Details Per Person Cruise Start Date

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Featured Excursions: Vienna city tour and National Library visit Vienna is a treasure trove of secular and sacred gems, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral— the most beloved architectural wonder in all of Vienna—and the stately Ringstrasse, the broad thoroughfare surrounded by the many imperial buildings and monuments that give Vienna its wedding cake appearance. After your panoramic tour, visit the Baroque State Hall of the Austrian National Library, said to be the most beautiful library room in the world. (BB, L, D) Note: On Mondays, Mozarthaus will be substituted for the Library.

Day 10 | Vienna

Pay in full when booking on or before March 31, 2011 to SAVE A$2,400 per couple (A$1,200 per person) off twin share cruise only rate on category 2 & 1 staterooms and suites. SAVE A$1,200 per couple (A$600 per person) off category 5, 4 & 3 staterooms.

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Day 9 | Vienna

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Featured Excursions: Schönbrunn Palace and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace During the morning, you will visit the stunning former Habsburg summer residence, Schönbrunn Palace. Later in the evening, celebrate New Year’s Eve in grand style in a magnificent Viennese palace. You will delight in a festive dinner along with a private concert, and then dance to famous Strauss and Mozart tunes. (BB, L, D)

Day 11 | Cruising the Danube, Budapest

Dec 22

Cruise Rates Per Person Port Charges Twin Share Per Person A$4,250

A$228

Total Per Person Twin Share

Single Supplement Option†

Ship

A$4,478

A$2,175

River Empress

– Airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. – Port Charges: A$228  – Prices shown above include cruise in Cat. 5, Moselle Deck. † Single supplement subject to limited availability. Upgrades as per pricing below, suite upgrade for singles price on application. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent until December 23.

To upgrade to a higher category stateroom, add the following per-person twin share price below: Category 4 Category 3 Category 2

A$275 A$775 A$1,150

Category 1 Suite See Deck Plans on page 140

A$1,525 A$2,525

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Day 12 | Budapest

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Featured Excursion: Budapest city tour Your panoramic city tour features the famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, the first bridge to connect Buda with Pest, as well as the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Hungarian State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the stunning Parliament Building. Visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district, St. Matthias Church, and the 19thcentury Fisherman’s Bastion. (BB, L, D)

Day 13 | Depart Budapest

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Your floating boutique hotel — your home away from home Every bit as important as the destinations you choose to visit are the ships that take you there. Whether you’re traveling the enchanting Danube onboard Uniworld’s majestic River Beatrice or discovering the many castles along the fabled Rhine while onboard Uniworld’s newest ship, the dazzling and innovative River Antoinette, Uniworld designs and decorates every ship to offer an exceptional, unrivalled river cruise experience for our guests who want to enjoy the best sights of Europe and Russia in world-class comfort. Old World elegance and sophistication blend in perfect harmony with modern amenities and comforts, so you will feel totally at home as your intimate, boutique hotel ship transports you from one exciting and historic destination to the next. Finely appointed furnishings in plush fabrics and rich leathers, custom-designed carpets, silk wall treatments, and carefully selected original art—including works by Chagall, Picasso, and Matisse, among others—are only a few of the signature touches the Red Carnation design team uses to create the most inviting ambience for our guests while traveling onboard a Uniworld ship. As you are warmly welcomed onboard, the elegant lobby sets the stage for the unfolding of your one-of-a-kind river cruise experience. The main lounge offers a place to gather with friends for cocktails or to enjoy some culturally-enriching onboard entertainment. A cozy library provides the perfect setting for conversing with friends about the awe-inspiring sights you’ve seen or simply perusing one of the many interesting books on display. The sun deck, with life-size chess pieces and shuffleboard, presents the ideal vantage point to see the many treasures you’ll always find along the rivers—including Medieval fortresses, vineyard-clad hillsides, Old World villages, and historic cities. Add in all of the extra conveniences—a fitness room, a boutique for gifts, a 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, onboard massage therapy, and wireless Internet access in all public areas—and you will surely feel right at home.

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River Antoinette

NEW 2011

Inaugurated: 2011 Length: 443 ft (135 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 110/220 volts Guests: 164 Owner’s Suite: 1 (391 sq ft) Suites: 8 (294 sq ft) Categories 1, 2 & 3 Staterooms: 53 (196 sq ft) Categories 4 & 5­­Staterooms: 20 (163 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Antoinette Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Princess Deck have full balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climatecontrol thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with satellite, bottled water, and safe. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have additional amenities with special butler service, including: packing and unpacking assistance, free laundry service, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate, slippers, flat-screen TV with private DVD, Nespresso coffee machine, refrigerator, shoe shine service, bottle of wine upon arrival, and a special dinner in the Leopard Lounge. The owner’s suite offers extra benefits, including: entertainment system and flat-screen TV with satellite. The bathroom has a separate rain shower and tub, a secluded toilet and bidet area, and towel warmer. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, sun deck with the Leopard Lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, heated swimming pool, fitness room, massage room, boutique, guest laundry, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas

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Stateroom (artist’s rendering)


River Beatrice Inaugurated: 2009 Length: 410 ft (125 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 110/220 volts Guests: 162 Owner’s Suite: 1 (300 sq ft) Suites: 14 (225 sq ft) Category 1 Staterooms: 17 (150 sq ft) Categories 2–5­­Staterooms: 49 (150 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Beatrice Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine and Danube decks have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climatecontrol thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with satellite, bottled water, and safe. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have additional amenities with special butler service, including: packing and unpacking assistance, free laundry service, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate, slippers, flat-screen TV with private DVD, Nespresso coffee machine, refrigerator, shoe shine service, bottle of wine upon arrival, and a special dinner in the Captain’s Lounge. The owner’s suite offers extra benefits, including: entertainment system, three flat-screen TVs with satellite, and paintings by English artist Paul Maze. The bathroom has a separate rain shower and tub, a secluded toilet and bidet area, and towel warmer. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, Captain’s Lounge with full bar and library, elegant restaurant, sun deck with three sun tents and life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, massage room, boutique, guest laundry, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas

Owner’s suite

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

Categories 4–5 staterooms

Main Lounge

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River Royale Facilities onboard the River Royale

Inaugurated: 2006 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 110/220 volts Guests: 132 Suite: 1 (217 sq ft) Category 1 Staterooms: 26 (140 sq ft) Categories 2–3­­Staterooms: 39 (151 sq ft)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suite have hotel beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suite on the Azure Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. The suite has extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Renoir Lounge with fullservice bar, cosy library, Cezanne Restaurant, patio lounge, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi,® massage room, boutique, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas

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Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

Renoir Lounge

Library


River Queen Inaugurated: 1999 Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 132 Suites: 4 (215 sq ft) Categories 1–5­­Staterooms: 62 (151 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Queen Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with full-service bar and fireplace, Captain’s Lounge with library, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, massage room, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: Adjoining staterooms are available. Please inquire at time of booking.

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

Captain’s Lounge

Main Lounge

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River Countess Inaugurated: 2003 Refurbished: 2009 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 134 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) Categories 1–5­­Staterooms: 63 (151 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Countess Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, Captain’s Lounge with library, elegant restaurant, patio lounge, sky lounge, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, massage room, boutique, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: Adjoining staterooms are available. Please inquire at time of booking.

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Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

Categories 4–5 staterooms

Main Lounge and Bar

Captain’s Lounge and library


River Duchess Facilities onboard the River Duchess

Inaugurated: 2003 Refurbished: 2009 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 134 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) Categories 1–5­­Staterooms: 63 (151 sq ft)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, Captain’s Lounge with library, patio lounge, sky lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, massage treatments, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas

Suite

Category 1 stateroom

Categories 2–3 staterooms

Categories 4–5 staterooms

Main Lounge

Restaurant

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River Empress Facilities onboard the River Empress

Inaugurated: 2001 Refurbished: 2010 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 134 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) Categories 1–5­­Staterooms: 63 (151 sq ft)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, Captain’s Lounge with library, patio lounge, sky lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, massage room, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: Adjoining staterooms are available. Please inquire at time of booking.

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Category 1 stateroom

Category 2 stateroom

Category 3 stateroom

Restaurant

Main Lounge


River Princess Inaugurated: 2001 Refurbished: 2011 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 132 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) Categories 1–5­­Staterooms: 62 (151 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Princess Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, back-lit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, Captain’s Lounge with library, patio lounge, sky lounge, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room, sauna, massage room, boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: The River Princess will have completely remodelled staterooms and suites for the 2011 season, so the design and colour scheme will change.

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River Ambassador Facilities onboard the River Ambassador

Inaugurated: 1993 Refurbished: 2011 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 120 Suites: 4 (256 sq ft) Categories 1–3 Staterooms: 56 (128 sq ft)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, back-lit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Main Lounge with fullservice bar, library/game room, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room with a jet massage shower cabin, massage room, and boutique Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: The River Ambassador will be completely remodelled for the 2011 season, so the design and colour scheme will change throughout the entire ship.

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Main Lounge

Restaurant

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Boutique


River Baroness Inaugurated: 1994 Refurbished: 2011 Length: 361 ft (110 m) Width: 37.5 ft (11.40 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 120 Suites: 4 (256 sq ft) Categories 1–3­­Staterooms: 56 (128 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Baroness Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted English Savoir ® beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Normandy Deck have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, back-lit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. All suites have extra amenities and services, including: bottle of wine upon arrival; flat-screen TV with DVD player; slippers; refrigerator; daily fruit and cookie plate; and morning coffee and tea, continental breakfast, shoe shine, and free laundry services. Public areas include: Monet Lounge with full-service bar, library/game room, Van Gogh Restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, fitness room with a jet massage shower cabin, massage room, and boutique Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: The River Baroness will be completely remodelled for the 2011 season, so the design and colour scheme will change throughout the entire ship.

Categories 1–3 staterooms

Categories 1–3 staterooms

Monet Lounge and bar

Monet Lounge

Van Gogh Restaurant

Coffee and Tea Bar

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Douro Spirit

NEW 2011

Inaugurated: 2011 Length: 245 ft (77.5 m) Width: 37 ft (11.30 m) Voltage: 220/110 volts Guests: 128 Suites: 2 (237 sq ft) Junior Suite: 1 (226 sq ft) Categories 1–3 Staterooms: 57 (161 sq ft) Category 4 Staterooms: 4 (150 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the Douro Spirit The Douro Spirit will be the most beautiful ship to sail Portugal and Spain’s UNESCO World Heritage Douro River Valley. Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens. All staterooms and suites have French balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, and bottled water. The bathroom has L’Occitane bath and body products, backlit magnifying mirror, and cosy waffle bathrobes. Public areas include: Main Lounge with full-service bar, elegant restaurant, sun deck with Jacuzzi® and small swimming pool, fitness room, beauty salon, massage room, and boutique Additional ship amenities: Reception service, complimentary specialty coffee and tea bar, and wireless Internet access in public areas Note: While the Douro Spirit is one of the best ships to sail the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld companyowned ship.

Category 1 stateroom (artist’s rendering)

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Categories 2–3 stateroom (artist’s rendering)

Restaurant (artist’s rendering)

Main Lounge (artist’s rendering)


River Victoria

NEW 2011

Refurbished: 2011 Length: 423 ft (129 m) Width: 55 ft (17 m) Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 206 Presidential Suites: 2 (409 sq ft) Junior Suites: 2 (334 sq ft) Deluxe Suites: 6 (269 sq ft) Categories 1–3­­Staterooms: 62 (210 sq ft) Categories 4–5­­Staterooms: 26 (135 sq ft) Category 6 Staterooms: 5 (161 sq ft)

Facilities onboard the River Victoria The River Victoria has been completely renovated and reconstructed for the 2011 sailing season. The elegant décor and amenities have been handselected by the Red Carnation Hotel design team to provide our guests with the most pleasant and comfortable experience possible while sailing the Volga River. Beautifully appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel beds draped in fine linens. Staterooms and suites on the Neva and Volga decks have full private balconies. Stateroom and suite amenities include: individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, and flat-screen TV with satellite. The bathroom has high quality bath and body products. Public areas include: Chagall Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor, Katarina Bar with outdoor patio, Pushkin Restaurant with panoramic views, sun deck patio with lounge chairs, fitness room, massage room, boutique, Internet corner, library/reading room, and elevator Additional ship amenities: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, doctor onboard, and wireless Internet access in public areas

Boutique

Note: While the River Victoria is one of the best ships to sail the Volga River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld companyowned ship.

Exterior view

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River Heritage Club

Air Information

When you travel with Uniworld, you automatically become part of our River Heritage Club. As a valued River Heritage Club member, you’ll be treated to extra savings and benefits designed just for you.

Fly Emirates from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to over 100 destinations worldwide in 60 countries. In 2010, Emirates will be flying to three new European routes, Amsterdam, Prague and Madrid, bringing Emirates’ number of destinations in Europe to 25.

Benefits of the River Heritage Club are as follows: • Special River Heritage Club A$100 per-person past guest savings • Exclusive River Heritage Club cocktail party hosted onboard by the Captain* • One category upgrade, if space is available at time of departure (excluding suites)* • Complimentary fruit platter in your stateroom upon arrival* • Complimentary onboard laundry service (once per week)* *On Uniworld company-owned ships in Europe.

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Emirates’ stunning onboard facilities include a state-of-the-art entertainment system with more than 600 channels, gourmet food and wine service for all passengers, generous baggage allowances including 30kg in Economy Class and in select aircrafts lie-flat beds in Business Class as well as Private Suites in First Class. Operating one of the youngest fleets in the sky, including the ultra-modern Emirates A380 on selected Sydney departures, Emirates is considered one of the world’s best airlines.


The Nile River, Egypt

Protecting the world we live and travel in Together with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we want to do what we can to protect and minimise the impact we have on the environment and to be respectful of the cultures where we operate. To this end, The Travel Corporation has created The Conservation Foundation, which supports a number of different sustainable tourism initiatives, including protecting wildlife, cultural heritage sites, and ecologically sensitive areas around the world; and working to improve the conditions of life in some socially and economically disadvantaged communities through community involvement. Already, The Conservation Foundation has protected 7.4 million acres of Atlantic Forest in Brazil and funded research and restoration in Venice, Italy to help protect the city from degradation. As one of the Conservation Foundation’s initiatives, Uniworld has now partnered with The Travel Foundation, a United Kingdom-based charity which helps the travel industry take effective action to protect the environment and ensure local people benefit from tourism. With their support, Uniworld will be involved in an exciting, new project—the first of its kind—to minimise the impact of river cruises on the environment. This undertaking will begin in Egypt along the Nile River. The goal is to put in place a “Sustainable Cruising Pack” to minimise water and energy consumption and reduce the generation of waste from the River Tosca, Uniworld’s ship in Egypt. Since the Nile is the gateway to many of Egypt’s great antiquities, we want to do more to conserve this region’s precious natural resources. Further, we believe conservation starts at the local level, so we have conducted an internal energy audit to reduce our overall carbon footprint and increase the recycling of consumable products. We also work to better inform our guests of the important role they can play in reducing their carbon footprint while on holiday. At Uniworld, we are committed to continuous improvement across energy and waste management, and to contribute positively to fostering sustainable tourism in different communities. Respecting and protecting the world we live and travel in will create a better world for future generations to enjoy. Uniworldcruises.com.au 147


Uniworld Gold Seal Protection Coverage for cancellation for only A$89 per person

With the Uniworld “Gold Seal Protection” Policy, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future cruise credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure date from Australia for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Cruise Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Gold Seal Protection,” you must enroll and pay for the policy at the time you make your initial deposit. The certificate is issued in the event of cancellation and is valid for travel within two years from the date of issue, is non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future cruise certificates do not include airfare, pre- and post-cruise extensions or hotel cancellation charges for air arrangements.

Booking Conditions and Important Information What’s included in the Cruise Price Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a stateroom with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Touring: By air conditioned luxury motorcoach. Air Transportation: Within Europe is included in the cruise price only when indicated on specific itineraries. Cruise Director: Cruise commentary is conducted in English (only) by a professional cruise director. Hotel Accommodation: Prices per person are based on two persons sharing a twin bedded room with private bath or shower. Meals: All meals are included onboard, see itinerary for details. Sightseeing: Excursions and entrance fees to places of interest visited as detailed on each itinerary, with an English-speaking guide where necessary. Transfers: Transfers to/from airports will be provided only for flights arriving/departing on the start/ finish day of the cruise (and for extensions/extra nights). There may be a waiting period of up to 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. The following time limits apply:

Transfer Guidelines: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: Europe* Russia** Turkey*** Extensions Extra Nights

Arrival

Departure

7am – 3pm 7am – 7pm 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours

7am – 5pm 6am – 5pm 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours

*For European Jewels (Amsterdam to Budapest), Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel), Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris), Grand European Discovery (Basel to Vienna), and Rhine Discovery (Basel to Nuremberg) the arrival guidelines are 7 am – 2 pm. Transfers in Paris are provided from/to CDG only.  ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from either SVO or DME. *** In Turkey, transfers only provided to/from Istanbul (IST).

Passengers flight details must be given to Uniworld 45 days prior to departure. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of the above you may purchase a private car transfer from Uniworld or 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. PLEASE NOTE: Your flight details must be provided to Uniworld so that we can book your transfers.

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Porterage/Baggage: One suitcase per person is allowed. Airlines may have baggage restrictions, please check with your air carrier before your flight. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings.

What’s Not Included in the Cruise Price: Airfares to and from your destination except where specified, airport/ departure taxes, passport and visa fees, insurances of all kinds, port taxes, laundry, phone calls, wines and liquor (unless specified), beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary. Optional excursions will be offered on your cruise and should be included within your holiday budgeting. Gratuities: it is our goal to ensure the service you receive is as wonderful as the sights you see. Whilst they are customary, gratuities including the customary end-of-trip gratuity/tip for the tour manager, cruise manager and crew are not included in the price of your trip. The amount of the tip is entirely subject to your satisfaction with your travel experience.

Reservations and Payment

Deposit

A$250 per person per cruise or extension

Final Payment At least 90 days prior to departure from Australia

keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of our confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your cruise, that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your cruise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the cruise programme, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your cruise, shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies as aforesaid. 5. A  ny special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only. Uniworld cannot GUARANTEE special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if passengers’ special meal requests are not fulfilled.

No. of days prior to tour start date

Cancellation charges per person as a % of the fare*

90 days or more

A$250 nonrefundable deposit

89-60 days

38.5%

59-30 days

55%

Less than 30 days

100%

*The fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased through Uniworld. International or intra-European/Middle eastern air tickets may have additional cancellation or change fees/charges. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip.

Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to departure from Australia (providing full payment and your completed passenger information form have been received by us). If you are leaving home earlier please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents in good time.

• T  hese cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees or charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • If you cancel a pre- or post-extension eighty-ninety (89) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension.

Booking Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds and Penalties

1. Y  our Cruise reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of A$250 per person, per cruise or extension which must be within 7 DAYS of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled.

Booking Changes: A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of cruise date or cruise itinerary will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

2. P  ayment in full is required at time of booking for reservations made less than 90 days prior to departure from Australia.

Cancellation and Cancellation Fees:

• Illness or Absenteeism: In the event of your withdrawal from a cruise after commencement for reasons of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a cruise, including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing. Uniworld make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim.

3. Uniworld reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 4. Y  our Travel Agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which times those monies shall be remitted promptly by your Travel Agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. We will be entitled to

•Y  our A$250 deposit is nonrefundable and cannot be used as a credit towards a future cruise unless Gold Seal Protection is taken. •N  otice of your cancellation must be received in writing by Uniworld. Any change or substitution of a passenger will be deemed a cancellation of the reservation and the applicable cancellation charges will be applied.

• A  irlines & Airfares: If a promotional air fare contained in this brochure is broken or extended for any reason, an additional cost may be incurred. Airfares are subject to change at any time. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the Airline concerned and passed on to the passenger.

•T  he following scale of charges based upon the date of cancellation, will apply:

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Booking Conditions & Important Information (continued)

General Information and Conditions •A  passport with minimum 6 months validity (from return date) is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Visas may be required, please check with your travel agent. Any visas or other travel documentation required for any particular journey is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Responsible for advice or obtaining travel documentation for any passenger or for any delays, damages and or losses including missed portions of any trip related to improper travel documentation. Uniworld may require passport or other information prior to departure. •A  dvanced, Cancelled or Delayed Sailing/Land Tour: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled tour and/or 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. •C  ruise Prices: Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies and exchange rates as at 1 June 2010. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise within 7 days 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 is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any Government or their agencies. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement. •C  ruise Participation: Uniworld trips are exciting, relatively active holidays. While there will be plenty of time to relax, there will also be much to see and do. Your included excursions may require an extensive amount of walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement and sometimes steps, so please bring any issues regarding your health or mobility to the attention of Uniworld when making your booking as this could greatly impact your holiday experience. In addition, you should know that while river cruise ships are spacious and elegant they may not have elevators. If you are disabled, a companion who will be responsible for providing any required assistance must accompany you, as Uniworld is unable to provide any individual assistance. Uniworld has sole discretion to decline the booking of

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any passenger whose condition may affect their own health, safety and enjoyment of that of other passengers. Additionally, Uniworld reserves its right to require a current passenger to end their trip for the aforesaid reasons. Uniworld do not recommend their trips for children under 8 years of age. • Itinerary Variations: 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 make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries and hotels as shown in the brochure Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. 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, local national holidays or other conditions.

Your Cruise Ticket Contract Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the shipowners and charterers pursuant to the terms and conditions of the cruise ticket contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the form of the cruise ticket contract terms and conditions will be provided upon request. Please note that the cruise ticket contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The cruise 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”).

Responsibility

•M  edical Issues: Uniworld does not employ staff doctors or nurses. Should you need medical attention, it will be at local facilities, at your expense. Uniworld is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical services, or for the quality of medical care or medical services you receive.

Uniworld Cruises are operated on ships owned or operated by Uniworld, referred to as ‘the operators’.

 oung Travellers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be •Y 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 longterm experience that most young children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities or accommodations (unless otherwise noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behaviour onboard and ashore.

1. T  he Operators shall be responsible to the passenger for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Operators. In such circumstances, the Operators will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection.

•S  moking: For your comfort smoking is only permitted on the sundecks of our river cruise ships. Smoking is not permitted on motor coaches. •E  xtensions/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 reached or for safety reasons. If you cancel a pre- or post-extension eighty ninety (89) days or less before departure, penalties as shown on the cancellation scale will apply to the price of the extension. Limited availability applies, book early to avoid disappointment. • Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

Uniworld River Cruises SA, referred to as the Operators, are the agents for Trafalgar Tours International Ltd., who have empowered the Operators on its behalf to undertake the following duties:

2. T  his brochure represents the entire agreement between the passenger and the above mentioned Operators. 3. In the absence of their own negligence, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organizations shall be responsible for any cancellations or for acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitution of equipment of any act, variations, postponements, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage


or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not their direct employee or under their exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the passenger. Baggage insurance is recommended. The carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on tour are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operators or their associated companies. The Operators are not responsible for any criminal conduct by third parties. 4. Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organisations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident.

8. T  he nominated and featured airline(s) does not by virtue of its endorsement of this brochure represent itself either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them.

If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees.

 either Uniworld nor Trafalgar, accept any responsibility or liability N for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances.

5. T  ransportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or transportation companies when used shall constitute the sole contract between the airline, transportation company and passenger or purchaser of this tour and the Operators assume no responsibility in his connection. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.

Other Conditions

6. Trafalgar Tours is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of the operators.

Data Protection Statement

All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd., but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the State of New South Wales. 7. E  very effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Uniworld cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions or requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities, or to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them.

Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements are to be made by your Travel Agent and the person effecting the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the booking conditions.

In order to process your tour booking, Trafalgar Tours will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and

otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the tours and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other tours and services offered by us, that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Uniworld River Cruises, Travel House, Level 4, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022. We may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: In this brochure and in these Booking Conditions, Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd (ACN 000 717 715) is included in the expressions “Trafalgar Tours,” “we,” “us” and “persons” taking advantage of the services offered by Trafalgar Tours or other persons (if any) included with that person in the booking and that person’s or those persons’ travel agent (if any) are included in the expression “you,” “your” or “passenger.”

Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers SYD Metro area (02) 9028 5199 All other areas 1300 780 231 • Fax: (02) 9028 0899 Licence No: 2TA00 1889 All Continental Europe cruises are operated by

Uniworld River Cruises SA 9b Boulevard Du Prince Henri, L-1724 Luxembourg This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market.

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Schedule-At-A-Glance Uniworld’s 2011 Europe and Russia River Cruises

Page

Ship

March

April

Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days

Itinerary

24

River Queen or River Duchess

25, 28

3,* 6,* 12, 15, 21,* 24*

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

Springtime along the Rhine Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days

28

River Empress

27

3,* 10, 17*

NEW Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Cologne to Prague | 10 Days

32

River Ambassador

17, 22*

1, 6,* 15, 20,* 29

3,* 12, 17,* 26 ♦

1♦,* 10, 15,* 24 ♦, 29♦*

7, 12,* 21, 26*

4, 9,* 18, 23*

2, 7,* 16, 21,* 30

4,* 13

Legendary Rhine & Moselle Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days

36

River Queen

30

12*

21

3,* 15, 27*

5, 17,* 29

11,* 23

4*

Castles along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days

40

River Antoinette (NEW)

27*

3, 10,* 17, 24*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

5,* 12, 19,* 26

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30

6,* 13

Enchanting Danube Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

44

River Beatrice

27

3,* 10, 17,* 24

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

5, 12,* 19, 26*

3, 10,* 17, 24,* 31

7,* 14, 21,* 28

4,* 11, 18,* 25

2,* 9, 16,* 23, 30*

6, 13*

European Serenade Vienna to Amsterdam | 13 Days

48

River Countess or River Duchess

3*

6, 18,* 21

3,* 22

3,* 12, 24*

5, 8 17,* 20*

24

Eastern Europe Explorer Vienna to Bucharest | 15 Days

52

River Countess or River Duchess

6, 16*

28

7*

15, 25*

29

9*

NEW Imperial Capitals of Europe Istanbul to Vienna | 15 Days

56

River Duchess or River Princess

8,* 16

15,* 23, 28*

5, 30*

Grand European Serenade Amsterdam to Bucharest | 27 Days

60

River Countess or River Duchess

NEW Grand European River Voyage Amsterdam to Istanbul | 27 Days

62

River Duchess

European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

64

River Empress or River Queen

Danube Discovery Vienna to Nuremberg | 8 Days

68

River Countess or River Princess

Rhine Discovery Nuremberg to Basel | 8 Days

72

River Countess

Grand European Discovery Basel to Vienna | 15 Days

76

River Countess

3, 25*

7* 3, 23*

18

8*

24*

8, 22,* 24*

5, 7, 19*

3, 17,* 31

1,* 30

21*

19

10,* 15

30*

17 20

10*

8,* 14,* 22, 28

11,* 25

9,* 23

6*

5,* 8

12,* 19

10,* 17, 23

13*

7, 14*

22, 29*

30

6*

14

15,* 29

23*

6

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled. ♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program *On these dates with an (*), the itinerary operates in reverse order.

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2,* 10

8, 17,* 25

December

January

February


Page

Ship

Grand European Explorer Basel to Bucharest | 29 Days

Itinerary

78

River Countess

March

Paris & European River Romance Paris to Nuremberg | 10 Days

80

River Princess

23

Paris & the Heart of Europe Paris to Vienna | 17 Days

84

River Princess

23

NEW Grand European Odyssey Paris to Istanbul | 31 Days

86

River Princess

23

Paris & Normandy Paris to Paris | 8 Days

88

River Baroness

Burgundy & Provence Arles to Chalon sur Saône | 8 Days

92

River Royale

Grand France Paris to Arles | 15 Days

96

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

April

May

16*

14

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

7,* 12

26*

1

15,* 20, 29*

3, 26*

1

30*

12

19*

1

8*

3, 19*

1

16*

12

5*

1, 25*

10, 17 24

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

5, 12 19, 26

3♦, 10, 17♦, 24, 31♦

7♦, 14, 21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

3, 10,* 17, 24*

1, 8,* 15, 22,* 29

5,* 12, 19,* 26

3,* 10, 17,* 24, 31*

7, 14,* 21, 28*

4, 11,* 18, 25*

2, 9,* 16, 23,* 30

River Baroness and River Royale

17

1, 15, 29

12, 26

10, 24

7, 21

4, 18

2, 16, 30

100

Douro Spirit (NEW)

28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

7, 14, 21

18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6, 13, 20, 27

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

104

River Victoria (NEW)

20

1,* 13, 25*

7, 19,* 31

12,* 24

5,* 17, 29*

Rhine Holiday Markets Basel to Cologne | 8 Days

108

River Antoinette

30*

7, 14,* 21

Danube Holiday Markets Budapest to Passau | 8 Days

112

River Beatrice

28

5,* 12, 19*

NEW Classic Christmas Markets Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 Days

116

River Queen

30*

7, 14,* 21

European Holiday Markets Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 Days

120

River Empress

1,* 8, 15*

Parisian Winter Holiday Paris to Paris | 8 Days

124

River Baroness

13, 20, 27

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 Days

128

River Empress

22

27*

January

February

9*

6*

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled. ♦ Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program *On these dates with an (*), the itinerary operates in reverse order.

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More ways to discover the Uniworld difference Visit our new enhanced website, www.uniworldcruises.com.au. Take a fresh look and enjoy its greatly enhanced content and features including: Special offers and deals | In-depth destination and cruise information | Frequently asked questions | Things to know before you go on your cruise | Virtual tour and photo galleries | Guest reviews | Egypt Boutique River Cruise Collection The splendid all-suite ship, River Tosca, elevates the standard and comfort of river cruising along the Nile. Egypt River Cruise & Tour Packages Include: deluxe hotel accommodations in Cairo; elegant riverview suite with a French balcony onboard the River Tosca; all meals onboard; services of a professionally trained Egyptologist throughout your trip; exclusive, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip. China River Cruise & Tour Collection From the grand cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the mighty Yangtze and inspirational Tibet, China is a country of abundant natural splendor and manmade wonders. China River Cruise & Tour Packages Include: conveniently located deluxe hotels; stateroom with balcony onboard a five-star Victoria Cruises ship; most meals, including special-themed dinners; professionally trained Tour Manager; fully escorted tours with English-speaking local guides; and all transportation, domestic air, and transfers throughout your trip.

2011 Europe and Russia River Cruises

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