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2020 BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES


LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

on the world’s best luxury river cruise line.

S.S. Beatrice, Wolfgang's Bar & Lounge


Sometimes the journey

IS JUST AS EXTRAORDINARY as the destination. Why a river cruise? TRULY IMMERSIVE & ALL-INCLUSIVE

UNMATCHED CONVENIENCE

Dine on a medley of five-star, farm-to-table cuisine accompanied by included premium spirits and wine

Get an up-close view of the best sights and lesser-known locales in Europe, Russia, Asia, Egypt and India

From airport transfers to immersive excursions, every detail is taken care of

Dock in the heart of great capitals and quaint villages that are unreachable by ocean ships

UNIQUE SHIPS

Floating boutique hotels purposefully designed with every luxury and comfort in mind Discover plenty of public spaces for socializing with fellow guests or relaxing

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There’s no waiting in long lines to get on or off your ship You’ll travel with ease when you only have to unpack once

CONNECT & STAY CONNECTED

An average capacity of 130 guests provides guests with an intimate and casual setting

Unencumbered by large crowds, you’ll effortlessly meet people who share your passion for travel and exploration

All of your requests will be handled by the most professional service on the rivers

With shipwide Wi-Fi, you’ll stay connected with loved ones back home across all of your devices

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YOU DESERVE THE BEST. We know that the best travel experiences are the ones unlike anything else, which is why we continue to elevate luxury river cruising, onboard and onshore, year after year. Once you step onboard the world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line for the first time, I have no doubt you’ll be blown away by all the ways we continue to redefine luxury travel. Crafting experiences you can’t find anywhere else means continuing to take Uniworld to new heights year after year—and for 2020, we’ve done just that. As your wants and desires change and expand, we’ll evolve alongside you. With the addition of four new Super Ships in Egypt, Vietnam, Portugal and Italy, putting even more emphasis on what’s onboard and enhancing several itineraries to accommodate guests’ diverse tastes, I hope you’ll enjoy the care and attention to detail we’ve infused in every area of your river cruise. Everything included in the following pages is our promise to put your needs above all else, provide you with unforgettable memories and treat you, our partners and the beautiful world we live in with the utmost respect. You’ll see this commitment from the moment you set foot on one of our floating boutique hotels until you wave goodbye after one of our staff accompanies you to the airport. There’s so much to see, so much to explore and so much to do—and I invite you to do it in style and luxury with Uniworld in 2020 and beyond. You deserve the best and I’m so honored to be able to offer that to you.

Warmest regards,

Ellen Bettridge PRESIDENT & CEO

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld.com

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SCHEDULE at a GLANCE ITINERARY

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River Queen

TULIPS & WINDMILLS

46

River Duchess or River Princess

CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE

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River Empress, River Queen or S.S. Antoinette

REMARKABLE RHINE & HISTORIC HOLLAND

50

River Empress

RHINE, MOSELLE & BLISSFUL BADEN-BADEN

52

River Queen

EUROPEAN JEWELS

54

River Duchess

ENCHANTING DANUBE

58

S.S. Maria Theresa

DELIGHTFUL DANUBE & PRAGUE

60

S.S. Beatrice

AUTHENTIC DANUBE & PRAGUE

62

River Princess

HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE

66

S.S. Beatrice or River Duchess

ALLURING AMSTERDAM & VIENNA

68

River Princess

PORTRAITS OF EASTERN EUROPE

72

S.S. Beatrice

ULTIMATE EUROPEAN JOURNEY

72

River Duchess

GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY

76

S.S. La Venezia

PARIS & NORMANDY

80

S.S. Joie de Vivre

BURGUNDY & PROVENCE

82

S.S. Catherine

BRILLIANT BORDEAUX

84

S.S. Bon Voyage

A PORTRAIT OF MAJESTIC FRANCE

86

S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Bon Voyage

GRAND FRANCE

86

S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine

ULTIMATE FRANCE

86

S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Bon Voyage

10 days from Amsterdam to Antwerp

8 days from Basel to Amsterdam

11 days from Amsterdam to Basel

CENTRAL EUROPE

12 days from Baden-Baden to Frankfurt

16 days from Budapest to Amsterdam

8 days from Budapest to Passau

10 days from Budapest to Prague

10 days from Vienna to Prague

10 days from Budapest to Bucharest

15 days from Amsterdam to Vienna

19 days from Prague to Bucharest

25 days from Amsterdam to Bucharest

ITALY

SHIP

HOLLAND & BELGIUM AT TULIP TIME 8 days from Brussels to Amsterdam

10 days from Milan to Venice

8 days from Paris to Paris

8 days from Avignon to Lyon

FRANCE

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8 days from Bordeaux to Bordeaux

15 days from Paris to Bordeaux

15 days from Paris to Avignon

22 days from Avignon to Bordeaux


JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

22*, 29

5*, 12

28, 30*

6*, 8, 15, 17*

SEP

OCT

NOV

3*, 10, 11*, 3*, 5, 10, 2, 7, 9*, 14*, 5*, 12, 19*, 7, 14*, 19*, 17*, 18, 24, 12*, 17*, 19, 16, 21, 23*, 26 21, 26, 28* 31* 24, 26*, 31* 28*, 30

6*, 13, 20*, 27

4*, 11, 18*, 25

1*

10*, 20, 30

10, 20*, 30

4*, 24*

4, 14*, 24

21*, 28

27*

3, 14*, 21

2*, 20*, 27

7*, 14, 25*

1, 12*, 19

7, 18*, 25

29*

28

12*

11, 26*

24

8*

7

5, 12*, 19, 26*

3, 10*, 17, 24*, 31

7*, 14, 21*, 28

5*, 12, 26

2*, 9, 16*, 23, 30*

6, 13*, 20, 27*

4, 11*, 18, 25*

15, 20*

13, 18*

10, 15*, 24, 29*

8, 13*, 22, 27*

5, 10*

2, 7*, 16, 21*, 30

5*, 14, 19*, 28

10, 15*

21, 26*

2, 7*

13, 18*

25, 30*

1, 6*, 29

4*, 14, 19*, 27

1*, 27

2*

10, 15*, 19, 24*

23, 28*

26

24*

7

5*, 19

16*, 30

27*

6*, 20

4*, 18

1*

29

19*

12

2*, 26

15*

8, 28*

27

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 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

22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

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22*, 29

5*, 12, 19*, 26

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

7, 14*, 21, 28*

5, 12*

2, 9*, 16, 23*, 30

6*, 13, 20*, 27

4*, 11, 18*, 25

1*

29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 10, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

1

22, 29

5, 12, 19, 26

3, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12, 19, 26

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

4, 11, 18, 25

29†

12†, 26†

10†, 24†

7 †, 21†

5†

2†, 16†, 30†

13†, 27 †

11, 25†

29

12, 26

10, 24

7, 21

5

2, 16, 30

13, 27

11

22*, 29

31

15*, 22, 29*

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

1

11

10, 24*

DEC


RUS PT/SP

ITINERARY

90

S.S. São Gabriel

IMPERIAL WATERWAYS OF RUSSIA

94

River Victoria

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA & THE YANGTZE

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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

CHINA, TIBET & THE YANGTZE

100

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

GRAND CHINA & THE YANGTZE

104

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

TIMELESS WONDERS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & THE MEKONG

108

Mekong Jewel

INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES

114

Ganges Voyager II

ME TO WE & THE SACRED GANGES

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Ganges Voyager II

SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE

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S.S. Sphinx

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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River Princess

RHINE HOLIDAY MARKETS

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S.S. Antoinette

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY MARKETS

130

S.S. Beatrice

DANUBE HOLIDAY MARKETS

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S.S. Maria Theresa

PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAY

134

S.S. Joie de Vivre

ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

136

S.S. Maria Theresa

GRAND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

138

S.S. Beatrice

11 days from Lisbon to Porto

12 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg

ASIA

14 days from Beijing to Shanghai

18 days from Beijing to Hong Kong

INDIA

13 days from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

13 days from New Delhi to Kolkata

12 days from New Delhi to Kolkata

EGY.

SHIP

PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

11 days from Beijing to Shanghai

12 days from Cairo to Cairo

8 days from Nuremberg to Frankfurt

8 days from Basel to Cologne

HOLIDAY SEASON

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8 days from Nuremberg to Vienna

8 days from Budapest to Passau

8 days from Paris to Paris

11 days from Passau to Budapest

13 days from Nuremberg to Budapest

GENERATIONS PROGRAM available on this itinerary, select dates. JEWISH HERITAGE PROGRAM available on this itinerary. CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION available on this itinerary, select dates. OBERAMMERGAU available on this itinerary, select dates. WELLNESS PROGRAM available on all sailings of this itinerary.


JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

9, 16, 23, 30

21, 28

4, 11, 18, 25

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

6, 13, 20, 27

3, 10, 17, 24

1, 8, 15

5, 12, 19

20, 31*

11, 22*

3, 14*

11, 18

2, 9, 16, 30

6

29

12, 19, 26

10

22

20

10, 17

19

2

17, 24

1, 8, 15, 29

21, 28

4, 11

DEC

3, 9*, 17, 23*, 31

6*, 14, 20*, 28

5*, 13, 19*

17*, 25

1*, 23, 29*

6, 12*

4, 18

2, 10, 18, 27

14, 22

2

26

5, 15, 23, 31

9, 19, 27

5

3, 11, 19, 28

15, 23

3

27

6, 16, 24

1, 10, 20, 28

6

4, 11, 18, 25

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

7, 14, 21, 28

26

3, 10, 17, 24, 31

7, 14, 21, 28

5, 12

4, 11, 18, 25

2, 9, 16, 23

1, 8*, 15

28*

5, 12*, 19

1*, 8, 15*

2, 16 6, 13, 20, 27 23

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Itinerary available in both directions.

*Itinerary operates in reverse. NOTE: Dates, programs and itineraries are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit Uniworld.com.


TABLE of CONTENTS 6

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MEET BE A TOLLMAN

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE

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CULINARY E XCELLENCE

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ONE- OF-A-KIND SHIPS

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE LINE

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CHOICE IS YOURS E XCURSIONS

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WELLNESS ON THE WATER

SPECIALT Y-THEMED CRUISES

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GENER ATIONS CRUISES

SUSTAINABILIT Y & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILIT Y

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RIVER HERITAGE CLUB

THE WORLD AT A GL ANCE

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CENTR AL EUROPE

74 78 88

FR ANCE

PORTUG AL & SPAIN

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124 140 142 178

ITALY

RUSSIA

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ASIA

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INDIA

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EGYPT

HOLIDAY SE ASON

CRUISE E X TENSIONS THE UNIWORLD FLEET

CHARTERS & INCENTIVE GROUPS

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FAMILY OF BR ANDS

BRING THIS BROCHURE TO LIFE. Download the Blippar app on your mobile phone for free from your app store. Then, when you see this symbol on a page, scan the entire page and watch it come to life. 4

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Our guest reviews are 100% genuine—unedited, uncurated and independently managed by Feefo, a global ratings and reviews provider, used by the world’s most trusted brands. L’Atelier de Cannes by Pablo Picasso onboard S.S. Beatrice

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MEET UNIWORLD’S GUIDING VISIONARY, Bea Tollman.

Bea Tollman, founder of our sister brand, Red Carnation Hotels, has brought passion, poise and personalization into everything she does, including to our very own boutique river cruise collection. Her personal touches can be found in every aspect of your river cruise experience— from the distinct design schemes of our ships, the recipes you’ll enjoy onboard as well as the genuine concern and attentiveness you’ll receive from the staff and crew.

"I want ed some thing different for our guests. I knew that there was this vision inside of me and I set out to create it. " – Bea 6

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DESIGNED TO INSPIRE Bea has helped design our ships to reflect the rivers they cruise on, with bespoke themes, color palettes, original art and personally selected furnishings. Step onboard one of our floating boutique hotels and get a sense for her heart and love of hospitality in every room.

A NOURISHED PALATE Much of the attention to detail you’ll find onboard took root in the kitchen. A temporary solution to help her husband, Stanley Tollman, with their first hotel paved the way for a life in food, later translating into the many delicious dishes and culinary feats that have become a cornerstone for Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld River Cruises alike.

A SPIRIT OF SERVICE To this very day, Bea still remains hands-on. Over the years, she’s instilled much of her core values into how we interact with our guests. Whether it’s remembering exactly how you’d like your cocktail prepared, ending every exchange with a cheerful grin or surprising you with an aforementioned treat, Bea and her family have created a legacy of providing unforgettable experiences.

Uniworld.com/CulinaryExcellence

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FOLLOWING IN THE CREATIVE FOOTSTEPS

of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

Boutique hospitality, unmatched service and a dedication to going above and beyond for our guests are deep-rooted in our DNA—we’re the only cruise line to also own and operate a collection of luxury boutique hotels. Uniworld is modeled after our sister company, the five-star RED CARNATION HOTELS, and we’ve been able to tap into their more than 100 years of experience and bring their knowledge and expertise to the rivers. Thanks to their words of wisdom, we employ our own fulltime staff both onboard and onshore, and don’t outsource any elements of your cruise to third parties. When you travel with Uniworld, you know exactly what you’ll get, each and every time.

Learn more about the inspiration behind our beautiful boutique hotels on water at Uniworld.com/RCH.

Ashford Castle; Cong, Ireland. Rated best hotel in the world by Virtuoso in 2015.

Uniworld.com/RCH

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and inten t on making your time "Firs t class. Friendly, very at tentive yet relaxed, onboard as stress-free as possible." – Kenneth, Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châ teaux

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THE MOST PERSONAL SERVICE,

compliments of the most tenured crew on the rivers. We treat our staff and guests like family—a philosophy instilled in our company culture as a family-owned business. This philosophy, rooted in the Tollman family’s long-standing involvement in the hospitality industry, is the driving force behind our guest-centric atmosphere. And it’s the reason you leave your cruise feeling like part of the family. It’s also why each detail carries the same weight. “NO REQUEST IS TOO LARGE, NO DETAIL IS TOO SMALL” comes to life in the interactions we share with our guests. Your river cruise is focused on a singular goal: to give you the unique and unforgettable experience you seek, with the personalized, industry-leading service you deserve. Every guest receives our full attention, with an incredible guest-to-staff ratio of 2.7 to 1 (one of the best on the rivers), unmatched attention to detail and in-suite butlers trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace—because everything worth doing, is worth doing well.

Uniworld.com/Service

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HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE exactly to your tastes.

Our renowned team of culinary visionaries has perfected our artistic yet homegrown approach to fine dining over the years. Our culinary philosophy is ever evolving, designed to appeal to the discerning palate of international travelers, with a variety of traditional dishes as well as inspired contemporary flavors, delicious healthy dining options and comfort cooking. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, each meal is carefully crafted exactly to your tastes.

Uniworld.com/CulinaryExcellence

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AN ARTFUL PRESENTATION

of delicious farm-to-table cuisine.

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WE’VE HONED OUR CRAFT Bea Tollman, author of the acclaimed cookbook, A Life in Food, is the inspiration behind many of our meals. Her 60+ years of fine-dining experience and personal recipes, like Salmon Koulibiac and Bea’s Cheesecake, are staples on our menus.

OUR RECIPES, CATERED TO YOU For those interested in healthier dining options, our Traveling Lite menu features all the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, prepared just for you. If you have a specific meal preference or desire, just ask.

ENDLESS POURS With every meal, you can enjoy a choice of featured fine local wines, selected by our onboard sommelier and grown and bottled directly from the regions you visit. Or enjoy a glass from Uniworld’s own awardwinning vineyard, Bouchard Finlayson, proudly served on every ship.

FOOD BRINGS US TOGETHER You may find that sharing a meal while in the company of fellow guests is one of the most rewarding parts of your onboard dining experience. When likeminded travelers dine in each other’s company, they'll explore new cultures and traditions, together. Uniworld.com/CulinaryExcellence

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Uniworld "I doub t that I will ever sail on any ship that is not with Boutiq ue River Cruises. The ship and accommodations were first class. The ship’s crew was friendly and very helpful. The intimacy of the ship was such a wonderful experience." – John R. Schmidt

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ONE-OF-A-KIND, AWARD-WINNING SHIPS inspired by their destinations.

The ships in our fleet are passion projects, through and through. Every unique design scheme and piece of art—the structure, the intricacy and the handcrafted items—are lovingly assembled to be a masterpiece in and of itself. To step onboard is to step into a world where the beautiful colors and one-of-a-kind details of your destinations come to life.

Uniworld.com/Ships

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SUITES BRIMMING WITH

their own distinct personalities. THOUGHTFUL PERSONAL TOUCHES Each suite is truly a showstopper, boasting custom fabrics and upholstery, original artwork, handcrafted furniture and Savoir® Beds of England. BUTLER SERVICE* Our butlers don’t moonlight in other positions, enabling them to deliver exemplary service to our suite guests around the clock, including packing and unpacking services, room service and more. MORE SPACE Our suites feature more room to roam, often with living areas, spacious bedrooms and larger bathrooms equipped with double sinks, tubs and marble tile. HERMÈS BATH PRODUCTS FULLY STOCKED BAR In addition to a bottle of wine upon arrival, our in-suite mini bars are filled with a selection of drinks. You’ll also have a crystal carafe that can be refilled daily as you please from a selection of brandy, whiskey and vodka. FRESH COOKIES AND FRUIT PLATE DELIVERED DAILY

Grand Suite 402, S.S. Joie de Vivre

*Butler service not available in Russia, Egypt, India and Asia. Suite amenities vary by ship.

Uniworld.com/Suites

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Don’t settle for anything less than

THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE AMENITIES.

There’s all-inclusive, and then there is an unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only we provide. To ensure truly carefree and effortless travel, we’ve gone ahead and included it all—so the only thing you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the Uniworld difference.

1. UNLIMITED CHOICE OF PREMIUM SPIRITS AND WINES

5. YOUR CHOICE OF CAREFULLY CURATED EXCURSIONS

Enjoy only the finest wines with every meal or

The royal treatment isn’t merely a metaphor on your cruise. In Dürnstein, you’ll meet real-life royalty at Artstetten Castle during a cocktail reception, one of many Private Experiences only we provide.

relax with a top-shelf cocktail, prepared with your favorite ultra-premium liquor.

2. AN ARTISTIC APPROACH TO FINE DINING Savor masterfully prepared cuisine crafted to appeal to a wide range of tastes throughout the cruise,

6. SHIPWIDE INTERNET AND WI-FI ACCESS

including special Welcome and Farewell dinners.

Stay connected across all of your devices from the top deck to your stateroom.

3. ALL SCHEDULED AIRPORT TRANSFERS

7. A MULTITUDE OF WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Upon arrival at the airport, a staff member will be waiting to escort you to your transportation to the ship.

4. ALL GRATUITIES ONBOARD AND ONSHORE Convenience and ease are taken to new heights when you never have to worry about bringing your wallet with you.

Keep up with your daily workout routine or try something new, with an onboard fitness center, yoga and wellness classes, and bicycles and Nordic walking sticks.

8. ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT The places you’ll visit make their way onboard with shows such as dance performances, local musicians and lectures.

9. IN-SUITE BUTLER SERVICE* Our butlers are trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace.

*Butler service not available in Russia, Egypt, India and Asia. Suite amenities vary by ship.

Uniworld.com/All-Inclusive

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THE ONE THING MORE STUNNING THAN STEPPING ONBOARD is stepping off.

Every Uniworld cruise is meticulously crafted to be an experience you won’t find anywhere else, filled with moments that are each more breathtaking than the last. We’ve gone the extra mile to ensure our included and optional excursions immerse you in the authentic culture, sights and cuisine of the places you’ll visit—each providing you with a unique perspective that only Uniworld offers. From intimate VILLAGE DAY, authentic DO AS THE LOCALS DO and active LET’S GO outings to PRIVATE EXPERIENCES and optional MASTERPIECE COLLECTION excursions, an insightful and exclusive discovery of everything from famed cities to quaint villages awaits.

Uniworld.com/Excursions

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STEP OFF YOUR SHIP AND INTO A STORYBOOK

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VILLAGE DAY Discover some of the prettiest and most charming towns and cities on these intimate adventures, which offer an in-depth look into the quaint destinations and local people who bring them to life.

DO AS THE LOCALS DO Experience life just as a local would with these specialty excursions designed to give you an authentic look into your destination.

PRIVATE EXPERIENCES There are some endeavors in life that remain fond memories forever. We have a name for them on your Uniworld cruise—Private Experiences. These included, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are arranged privately for Uniworld guests.

MASTERPIECE COLLECTION If going above and beyond is what you’re after, you’ll be sure to enjoy our assortment of Masterpiece Collection optional experiences that are available for an additional cost. Taste cheese with a cheese affineur in Rüdesheim or ride a retro sidecar through the streets of Bordeaux. Uniworld.com/Excursions

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WANDERLUST MEETS WELLNESS onboard and onshore.

If sitting still isn’t exactly your style (though you certainly can if you want to), you’ll find you’re right at home. Each day of your cruise features several options to get up, get going and stay fit, both onboard and onshore. Our seasoned wellness experts have an average tenure of 10 years and continuously hone their craft with yearly Ayurveda yoga and other trainings, lending their expertise to you onboard.

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“LET’S GO” EXCURSIONS Our Let’s Go onshore program features guided walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing activities, as well as gondola rowing and more. Experience Bavaria’s great outdoors on a bike ride along the Danube to Engelhartszell. Unwind with yoga in the heart of the historic Blaye Fortress. Hit the links with a Let’s Go round of golf at Golf d’Étretat, perched on the French hilltops, more than 150 feet above sea level. Wherever your journey takes you, there will be many opportunities to get out and go.

WELLNESS ON THE WATER During your time cruising with us, you’ll want to take advantage of our unique Wellness on the Water programs and amenities. Start your day with sunrise yoga on the top deck, a TRX® Suspension Training class,* or work out at your own pace in the fitness center. Then relax at the Serenity River Spa™ with a soothing facial or massage treatment, or take a dip in the heated pool. *Available on select ships.

Uniworld.com/Wellness

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WE’VE TAKEN CAREFUL MEASURES

so you can travel without worry. Being mindful, well informed and prepared are essential traits of an experienced traveler, and we approach each Uniworld cruise with that same thorough care and mindset. When you travel with us, you can rest easy knowing your plans and adventures are in the hands of a dedicated worldwide team. Security assurance—another added inclusive on your cruise.

SECURITY FEATURES IMPLEMENTED ON OUR EUROPEAN SHIPS* All outside doors and access to the interior of the ships are locked when docked and only registered guests can access the ship using a key card.

Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by our reception staff.

All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.

Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.

Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.

Ships are patrolled by trained staff 24/7.

Key card scanners with facial recognition are utilized at the gangway.

All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.

*Security features implemented on Uniworld owned and operated ships only. Security features may differ by itinerary. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.

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COMBINE YOUR PASSION WITH A LUXURIOUS GETAWAY on a specialty-themed cruise.

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CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION Explore the world of gourmet French cuisine with these culinary-focused cruises that will take you to famous restaurants, vineyards, orchards, truffle farms and other culinary hot spots in France. Visit Bordeaux’s interactive wine museum, wander through a charming Normandy apple orchard or enjoy tea time at La Couronne, where Julia Child first tasted French cuisine. Select dates on 2020 France itineraries...pp. 82–87

JEWISH HERITAGE Embrace Central Europe’s rich history and Jewish ties as part of our Jewish Heritage Program, a complimentary alternative to the traditional itinerary. On our two in-depth cruises, you’ll venture off the beaten path with excursions highlighting Jewish-inspired architecture, memorials, museums, synagogues and more. Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland.............p. 50 Authentic Danube & Prague............................p. 62

HOLIDAY SEASON CRUISES Discover Europe in its most festive form on a specialty-themed cruise to destinations where many holiday traditions started. Enjoy freshbaked local gingerbread and a mug of warm spiced wine while you stroll through centuries-old Christmas Markets. Spend the most wonderful time of the year in some of the most wonderful places in the world. 2020 Holiday Season Cruises......................p. 124

Uniworld.com/ThemedCruises

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SHARE THE ENCHANTMENT OF A UNIWORLD CRUISE with your entire family. GENERATIONS PROGRAM The world is yours to explore, together with your entire family. Our GENERATIONS PROGRAM features specially priced cruises planned around breaks from school with activities, excursions and events designed for travelers of all ages.

SPECIAL GENERATIONS AMENITIES 25% off the cruise-only fare for young travelers 4 to 17 years old when traveling with an adult* Two dedicated Family Hosts for Junior Cruisers (ages 4 to 12) and Teen Cruisers (ages 13 to 17) Dessert-making with the Pastry Chef

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A special ship tour with the Captain or Hotel Manager Kid-friendly menus and a Kids Lounge stocked with snacks and games And more! *Excluding suites.


FOR THE ENERGETIC Head outdoors and hike through vineyards with a nature expert who will guide you on a hunt for the treasures hiding in this habitat. Delightful Danube & Prague…........p. 60

FOR THE ASPIRING ARTIST After a tour of charming Wertheim, you’ll marvel at one of today’s master glassblowers and his art. Classic Christmas Markets….......p. 126

FOR THE FOODIES IN TRAINING

FOR CURIOUS MINDS

Venture to a local shop in Bologna

Climb the tower of Le Gros Horloge,

and learn the secrets to making the

Rouen’s Great Clock, and learn what

perfect pasta.

makes it tick.

Gems of Northern Italy…...............p. 76

Parisian Royal Holiday…...............p. 134

AVAILABLE ON SELECT DATES ON THESE ITINERARIES: Castles along the Rhine…..............p. 48 Delightful Danube & Prague….......p. 60 Gems of Northern Italy…...............p. 76 Classic Christmas Markets….......p. 126 Parisian Royal Holiday…...............p. 134 Uniworld.com/ThemedCruises

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A PASSION FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM and a penchant for giving back.

As part of our dedication to sustainability and ensuring the future of travel remains bright, we focus on making a positive impact and advocating for environmental, social and economic responsibility with the help of our amazing partners. Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.

TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Founded in 2008 by Uniworld’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, The TreadRight Foundation encourages

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#MakeTravelMatter. They’ve completed dozens of projects that have benefited the environment as well as local culture and heritage. Leading environmentalist and explorer Céline Cousteau proudly serves as TreadRight Ambassador. Céline has traveled the world while working to preserve marine life as well as indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Visit TreadRight.org to learn more.

SINGLE-USE PLASTICS ELIMINATION INITIATIVE We’re setting our sights on a plastic-free future. Under the guidance of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we will ban more than 60 types of single-use plastics—including straws, water bottles and plastic bags—across all operations by 2022. So far, we’ve reduced plastic waste by 60,349 pounds, decreased chemical waste by 80% on our ships over the last two years, eliminated most plastic straws, water bottles and all related items from all ships and offices and worked with suppliers to avoid plastic wrapping on goods. 34 The World Is Your Canvas


IRAQ AL-AMIR WOMEN’S COOPERATIVE Founded in 1993, the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative aims to make local women financially independent, raise their standard of living by increasing their income and to preserve local heritage. By traveling on our Amman & Petra extension in partnership with The TreadRight Foundation, you’ll support the Jordanian women of this cooperative.

ME TO WE With ME to WE, you can immerse yourself in India’s off-the-beaten-path villages and towns for a truly transformational experience. We’ve partnered with this innovative social enterprise to assemble a cruise/ tour program in India that gets you up close and personal with local life and a side of the country that is often overlooked by travelers. You’ll leave with an immense appreciation for a culture that finds happiness in the smallest of pleasures. Visit Uniworld.com/MEtoWE to learn more.

WE CHARITY WATER We partner with WE Charity Water to provide a community in the Kanambu village of Ecuador with much-needed clean water to drink and use for cooking;

Craig Kielburger, founder of WE Charity, with Brett Tollman, TTC Chief Executive, and his family on a ME to WE trip in Kenya

healthy sanitation facilities; and infrastructure like irrigation or catchment systems to facilitate food production. They’re constructing a water treatment center for the community to use as well as establishing a committee to maintain the project to ensure community mobilization and training. Visit WECharity.org to learn more.

ONE TREE PLANTED Small actions can make a big difference, as proven true with our One Tree Planted partnership. After booking your cruise, if you elect to receive your precruise documents digitally, we will plant a tree in your honor. Uniworld.com/UniworldCares

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IN A LEAGUE OF OUR OWN,

according to these travel experts.

WINNER

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Best River Ship Refurbishment

Winner 2018 TRAVEL AWARDS 2019

River Cruise Line of the Year Australian TravelAwards

To view all of our awards and accolades, visit Uniworld.com/Awards.

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YOU DESERVE AN EXCEPTIONAL LOYALTY PROGRAM

for your continued support and patronage.

After your first Uniworld cruise, you will be automatically enrolled in our RIVER HERITAGE CLUB loyalty program and begin receiving benefits, savings and rewards reserved exclusively for our loyal guests.

EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS ON ALL CRUISES, COMBINABLE WITH ALL PROMOTIONS. plus An exclusive WELCOME GIFT to commemorate your membership.

PRIORITY NOTIFICATION on new cruises and programs.

Special MEMBER-ONLY OFFERS.

Complimentary LAUNDRY service.

Dedicated PHONE NUMBER.

Exclusive RIVERVIEWS E-NEWSLETTER.

Complimentary IN-ROOM FRUIT PLATTER waiting onboard upon arrival.

Members-only onboard COCKTAIL PARTY.

Plus, ADDITIONAL SAVINGS when you refer friends or family.

Note: Complimentary laundry service not available in China.

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CENTRAL EUROPE A SYMPHONY OF UNSPOILED NATURE, OLD-WORLD CHARM, ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS AND DIVERSE CUISINE—Central Europe is as magical as it is multifaceted. Framed by quaint villages, imperial cities and cosmopolitan hubs, this region offers nothing short of a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you’re wandering through the largest flower garden in the world in Amsterdam, sampling the region’s best Rieslings in Rüdesheim or exploring the magnificent Hradčany Castle in Prague, Central Europe will fill you with endless wonder. THE DANUBE · THE MOSELLE · THE RHINE · THE MAIN

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A Modern Twist on Classic Tulip Time: This itinerary adds a contemporary flair to the classic tulip time experience, where you’ll find an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern in some of Europe’s liveliest cities. You’ll stay overnight in Amsterdam, allowing you more time to discover great shopping, countless active options and mouthwatering foodie destinations. Venture out on a Van Gogh Village Day in the Dutch town of Nuenen with a country lunch. Relax onboard the 1930s steamship-inspired River Queen.

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Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!—and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops. After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an upclose view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to some delicious chocolate.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Maastricht walking tour or Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial visit, and “Let’s Go” Maas River biking.

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where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.” After a delicious lunch, you may choose to walk or cycle through Heusden, or choose from a panoply of other ways in which you can experience this charming region. Featured Excursion: Van Gogh “Village Day” in Nuenen with a country lunch and Heusden “Village Day.” Back Onboard: This evening, enjoy the music of a Shanty Choir.

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BB L D Bike around the silversmithing town of Schoonhoven, best known for its abundant silversmiths, clock makers and quaint shop-lined avenues.

Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner.

Or venture forth to captivating Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Kinderdijk windmills or “Let’s Go” biking

for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age

the dams and windmills.

art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your walking tour of Antwerp, complete with Belgian treats, features the

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City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our

The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international

Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one of the city’s most

port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively

beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens.

cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. The famous

Featured Excursion: Antwerp walking tour with Belgian treats. Your Call: If you’d like, take a shuttle into town this afternoon for leisure, art and shopping time.

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Your first stop in The Netherlands—Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town walking tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle and historic center, which has long played a strategic role in European politics. Or you can choose to make a pilgrimage to the 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery and memorial, the final

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Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring. Featured Excursions: Choice of half-day at Keukenhof Gardens or Amsterdam canal cruise. Back Onboard: Cap off a wonderful trip this evening with a Farewell Dinner.

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resting place of 8,301 U.S. soldiers who perished during the Second World War. The cemetery is the only American military center in The

7 Nights Cruising

11 Included Excursions

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Netherlands and sits near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway that was constructed by the Romans for Caesar to use for his conquests. Choose to explore the beguiling banks of the Meuse River, the second oldest river in the world.

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1 AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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DAY 2 AMSTERDAM b BB L WD The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years. Your day begins with a morning tour of the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. Later, see the sites by canal boat or stroll through the city’s streets like a local on a special guided tour. Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage and choice of Amsterdam canal cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. Back Onboard: Meet your fellow cruisers and Uniworld staff at a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3 HAARLEM b BB L D Spend all day among millions of brilliantly colored flowers in Keukenhof, or mix it up a bit with a shorter garden visit and explore Haarlem’s art, history and Dutch lifestyle. Featured Excursions: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens^ or half day at Keukenhof Gardens and Haarlem—art, history and Dutch lifestyle. Back Onboard: Attend a signature lecture of “Life & Art in the Golden Age” and dance the night away with live music.

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4 ENKHUIZEN » HOORN BB L D Spend some time exploring the picture-perfect town of Enkhuizen and leave the modern world far behind as you visit a recreated 19th-century Dutch village. Later, you’ll discover the town of Hoorn’s seafaring past, where the swashbuckling derring-do of Dutch explorers will come to life on a guided walking tour of this historic locale.

Featured Excursions: Dutch maritime traditions on the Zuiderzee, and choice of Hoorn walking tour or Dutch cheese trail. Back Onboard: Sail the Zuiderzee, a historic bay with breathtaking views of the Dutch countryside.

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For your choice of excursions today, visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is home to 97 works by native son Vincent Van Gogh as well as other notable artists and sculptors. Or opt for a “Let’s Go” biking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Kröller-Müller Museum visit or “Let’s Go” Nijmegen riverland biking. Your Call: Today you have the option of a “Masterpiece Collection” visit to the National Liberation Museum.

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BB L D Rotterdam is thoroughly modern—you’ll soon understand why it’s sometimes called “Manhattan on the Meuse”: The Maas Tower, the Montevideo, the Millennium Tower and the spectacular Erasmus Bridge make for a dazzling skyline. Begin your day by exploring this modern city on a Dutch culinary stroll, with a stop at the architectural milestone, Market Hall. Erected in 2014, it’s known for its futuristic look and unique culinary offerings. Later, head to Kinderdijk to discover why windmills are such an iconic symbol of Holland; marvel at their engineering and learn about their role in changing the course of Dutch history.

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Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills and Dutch culinary stroll of Rotterdam’s Market Hall. Onboard: Enjoy breakfast in motion during a morning cruise of the massive Rotterdam Harbor, and later, an early evening cocktail sailing.

DAY 7 VEERE b BB L D Your ship docks today in the quaint Zeeland village of Veere, which will be your base for explorations of this charming town and the mighty Delta Works, the largest flood protection system in the world. Featured Excursions: Delta Works Museum and stroll into the artists’ village of Veere. Explore: Grab a bicycle from onboard and head out on an afternoon bike ride past the Veere countryside, on your schedule. 8 GHENT (BRUGES) b BB D Your first day in Belgium offers you the chance to visit one of two national gems: beautiful Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, or fascinating Ghent, the capital city of East Flanders, whose long history does not weigh on its vibrant present. Belgium’s second largest city, Ghent abounds in medieval architecture, but there’s nothing museum-like about the city. It’s lively and brims with cutting-edge boutiques and galleries.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Bruges walking tour with canal cruise or Ghent walking tour.

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9 ANTWERP BB L FD It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art and Belgian beer, waffles and fries. Visit Antwerp’s striking Cathedral of Our Lady, with its UNESCO-designated belfry and its historic surroundings, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on the metro and experience the city like a local.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Antwerp historic downtown highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour. After Hours: We’ll stay overnight in Antwerp, so you can take full advantage of your last evening in a lovely Belgian city. Back onboard, the bar stays open as long as you let us.

DAY 10 ANTWERP (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship in Antwerp. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Brussels International Airport for your flight home. Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 9 Nights Cruising

19 Included Excursions

25 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise Start Dates CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

AMSTERDAM TO ANTWERP River Duchess

Mar 28 Apr 6*, 15

AMSTERDAM TO ANTWERP River Princess

Mar 30* Apr 8, 17*

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

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Embark on an invigorating Let’s Go hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, which includes a scenic gondola ride to the top of Niederwald Heights. Make and sample delicious cheeses paired with the best Rheingau wines at a cheese academy, compliments of your expert cheese affineur on a Masterpiece Collection† experience. Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection gourmet vinegar cooking class.

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DAY 1 BASEL (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY

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BB L WD Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road and your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated Route des Vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines. Featured Excursions: Choice of Alsatian “Village Day” or Colmar city tour. Onboard: This morning, enjoy leisure time as you sail the scenic Upper Rhine to Breisach.

3 KEHL (STRASBOURG) b BB L D See Strasbourg on foot with an insightful local expert, where this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital. Experience its historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.

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Featured Excursions: Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour. Your Call: In your free time, choose to venture into the Black Forest for a “Masterpiece Collection” experience to see the Vogtsbauernhof open-air museum and discover the culture and history of the Black Forest.

DAY 4 MANNHEIM (SPEYER) b BB L D Speyer—“spire” in English—is well named, since the four red towers of the Romanesque cathedral dominate the Old Town. Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking tour or private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

DAY 6 BOPPARD » KOBLENZ b BB L D Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a visit to the stunningly medieval Marksburg Castle. As you come upon picture-perfect Koblenz, you’ll sail past Deutsches Eck (German Corner) with its historic monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I. Featured Excursions: “Let’s Go” bike the castles, and choice of Koblenz walking tour or Marksburg Castle visit.

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7 COLOGNE BB L FD History buffs will enjoy an expertly led tour through Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its Renaissance façade. Wander through the city’s historical center and take in its charming atmosphere, narrow alleyways flanked by old houses and countless breweries. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore on your own.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit.

DAY 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you may continue your adventure with our optional postcruise Amsterdam extension.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

1 Private Experience

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

13 Included Excursions

Cruise Start Dates BASEL TO AMSTERDAM S.S. Antoinette

Mar 22*, 29 Apr 5*, 12, 19*, 26 May 3*, 10, 17*, 24, 31* Jun 7, 14*, 21, 28* Jul 5, 12*, 19, 26* Aug 2, 9*, 16, 23*, 30 Sep 6*, 13, 20*, 27 Oct 4*, 11, 18*, 25 Nov 1*

DAY 5 RÜDESHEIM » BOPPARD b BB L D Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollrads or take the long way shoreward from the Germania monument with a vineyard hike.

BASEL TO AMSTERDAM River Queen

May 11*, 18

BASEL TO AMSTERDAM River Empress

Jun 19*, 26 Jul 3*, 10, 17*, 24, 31* Aug 7, 14*, 21, 28*

Featured Excursions: Choice of Castle Vollrads wine tasting or “Let’s Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen, and Boppard village stroll.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Your Call: Today, you’ll have the choice of two “Masterpiece Collection” experiences—a gourmet vinegar cooking class in a 300-year-old farmhouse or a half-day excursion to romantic Heidelberg.

Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise out of Rüdesheim and into the sublimely beautiful and romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

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*Itinerary operates in reverse.

3-Day Basel & Lake Lucerne 3-Day Amsterdam

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES BASEL TO AMSTERDAM River Empress *Itinerary operates in reverse.

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DAY 1 AMSTERDAM (EMBARK) b e D If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY

2 AMSTERDAM BB L WD Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Amsterdam Hermitage. Afterwards, explore the city on foot.

Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage and choice of Amsterdam canal cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Visit to Portuguese Synagogue and Jewish Museum.

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3 ROTTERDAM » KINDERDIJK BB L D You’ll spend your day exploring Rotterdam’s historic splendor, vibrant culture, varied architectural landscape and maritime heritage. Embark on a stroll around the port city’s most enticing spots, like the spectacular new Market Hall. Venture to the nearby village of Kinderdijk and marvel at a group of 19 towering windmills.

Featured Excursions: Dutch culinary stroll through Rotterdam’s Market Hall and Kinderdijk windmills. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Rotterdam

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Arnhem, almost completely destroyed in WWII, has blossomed into a burgeoning Dutch city, with several museums, shop-lined streets and historic landmarks.

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Frankfurt’s Jewish History.

DAY 8 SPEYER (WORMS) BB L D Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. Join a local expert for an intriguing guided stroll through the historic small town of Speyer, famous for its vast Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another option is our “Jewish Heritage” excursion to an ancient center of learning and religion in Worms. Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking tour or private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Heritage excursion to Worms.

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9 STRASBOURG BB L D After docking in town, you’ll have a chance to discover Strasbourg’s many charms with a choice of excursions: a guided “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour of the Petit France district, stopping to try traditional Alsatian treats along the way; a “Let’s Go” bike tour that covers a bit more ground, including the European district; or an in-depth look at the city’s rich Jewish history, which dates back an astonishing 2,000 years.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the locals do” Strasbourg walking tour or “Let’s Go” Strasbourg by bike. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Alsace’s Jewish past.

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10 BASEL BB L FD Ramble with your guide through the historic heart of Basel. Every historic square you see will hold a special charm.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Basel walking tour or “Let’s Go” Basel by bike.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Arnhem Airborne Museum WWII or “Let’s Go” Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route.

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Basel.

Your Call: Later in the day, opt for a visit to the Kröller-Müller Museum and marvel at the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world.

DAY 11 BASEL (DISEMBARK) b e CB/BB Disembark the ship and be transferred to Basel airport for your flight home.

DAY 5 COLOGNE BB L D You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Guests interested in the city’s Jewish past are welcome to explore the centuries-old mikveh and Cologne’s Jewish quarter. Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Visit Cologne’s Jewish quarter.

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OBERWESEL (BACHARACH) BB L D Bacharach is an ancient village that appears straight out of the pages of a storybook. Enjoy a guided stroll through town and taste some locally grown Rieslings, a specialty of the region. 6

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bacharach village stroll with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” Castle Stahleck hike.

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Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike.

e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 10 Nights Cruising

1 Private Experience

29 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

6 UNESCO Heritage Sites

25 Included Excursions

Cruise Start Dates AMSTERDAM TO BASEL River Empress

Mar 31 Apr 10*, 20, 30 May 10, 20*, 30 Sep 4*, 24* Oct 4, 14*, 24

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

JEWISH HERITAGE Our Jewish Heritage Program is available on all departures. Learn more at Uniworld.com/JewishHeritage Uniworld.com/Rhine-Holland

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New for 2020

RHINE, MOSELLE & BLISSFUL BADEN-BADEN

12 Days // River Queen

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TRIER

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Discover the secrets of the Cold War with a visit to an underground bunker. Enjoy five different Let’s Go experiences along the Moselle and Rhine.

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Visit the alabaster-white Baden-Baden Kurhaus, a historical landmark and one of the world’s most beautiful casinos.

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Experience the healing powers of Baden-Baden’s thermal waters with a trip to the Caracalla Spa or the Sea Salt Spa.

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Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer Baden-Baden. 2 BADEN-BADEN b BB Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair clashes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences for the duration of your stay. Whether you embark on a tour of the city or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Baben-Baden city tour or Festspielhaus (Opera House) guided visit and Choice of Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto.

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e b BB D Today, you’ll check out of your hotel in Baden-Baden and head to Strasbourg to board the River Queen, one of the most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, for the cruise portion of your tour program. DAY 4 STRASBOURG b BB L WD Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, halftimbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. You can choose to see Strasbourg, which will give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city; or you can experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg panoramic tour with cathedral and Old Town walk or “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour. 5 SPEYER b BB L D Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern-day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Speyer walking tour or private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

DAY 6 COCHEM b BB L D Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastelcolored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff sits the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, which brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

DAY 8 TRIER b BB L D Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more. Featured Excursion: Trier panoramic walking tour.

DAY 9 TRIER b BB L D Trier is a city encased in stunning ruins and remnants from the Roman Empire, and not to mention neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II. Featured Excursion: Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery.

DAY 10 BERNKASTEL b BB L FD Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, helping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the Middle Moselle. Featured Excursions: Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” biking the scenic Middle Moselle. 11 BOPPARD » RÜDESHEIM b BB L D Wander through Boppard’s stone-paved streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle, or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Boppard village stroll or “Let’s Go Rhine” biking and Rheinstein visit or “Let’s Go Hike” from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen or Rüdesheim walk with local treats. 12 FRANKFURT (DISEMBARK) e CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursion: Cochem Castle visit.

DAY 7 COCHEM b BB L D The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the war. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike. Featured Excursion: Cochem walking tour or the Secrets of the Cold War or “Let’s Go” Active on the Moselle.

e Embark/Disembark

UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

9 Nights Cruising

21 Included Excursions

2 Nights Touring

1 Private Experience

28 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise/Tour Start Dates BADEN-BADEN TO FRANKFURT River Queen *Itinerary operates in reverse.

Cruise-Only Options Available Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

Apr 21*, 28 May 27* Jun 3, 14*, 21 Jul 2*, 20*, 27 Aug 7*, 14, 25* Sep 1, 12*, 19 Oct 7, 18*, 25 9 Nights, Strasbourg to Frankfurt 9 Nights, Frankfurt to Strasbourg Uniworld.com/Baden-Baden

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EUROPEAN JEWELS

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

16 Days // River Duchess Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection† Schönbrunn Palace after-hours visit. Be treated to a Riesling tasting in a stunning medieval monastery.

Delight in a Morning with the Masters experience with early access to the Art History Museum in Vienna. Savor Kölsch, the pale ale beer unique to Cologne, on a walking tour of the city. Do as the Locals Do on a walking tour that will show you why Vienna is one of the most livable cities in the world.

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† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.


“An eye-opening experience for first-t ime cruisers to see and learn about an area of t he world we had only heard about. The history, archit ecture and culture left us spellb ound.” – Joh n Rüdesheim, Germany

Uniworld.com/EuropeanJewels

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HUNGARY DAY 1 BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. 2 BUDAPEST b BB L WD Called the “Queen of the Danube,” in part because of the way the city hugs the banks of the river, Budapest is an enchanting city that vibrantly mixes East and West, medieval and modern. Made up of two parts— Buda (the hills) and Pest (the flatlands)—and divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital presents an array of architectural styles that reveal its long and varied history. You’ll have two enticing ways to experience the city—a panoramic guided tour aboard a motorcoach with a visit to the Parliament, or discover the Budapest that locals love on a special walking tour of the city’s most important landmarks. And if you choose, explore the city’s hidden gems and ruin pubs by bike.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. Back Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 3 VIENNA BB L D Today is your day to relax onboard, enjoying the luxuries of your river cruise ship while soaking in the spectacular scenery all around you as your ship heads for Vienna. Come up to the Sun Deck to admire the city’s landmarks strung along the riverbanks. Your Call: Visit the stunning Schönbrunn Palace in an after-hours visit.

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4 VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the City of Waltzes with your choice of excursions. Begin your day with an itinerary highlight—our “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum. Then, you can choose between two different guided tours: a panoramic city tour or our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour.

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Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna – Imperial City highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour. Your Call: Cap off your perfect Viennese day with an evening concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss, a “Masterpiece Collection”† experience.

DAY 5 CRUISING THE WACHAU VALLEY, WEISSENKIRCHEN (OR MELK) b BB L D

Awaken to the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful stretches of river landscape in all of Europe. Named for its white church, Weissenkirchen may very well be the prettiest village in the Wachau Valley. A local expert will show you around and introduce you to some regional delicacies, including a wine tasting. Prefer to go for baroque? Visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinarily opulent library. Later, you can stretch your legs with a vineyard hike. Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit, plus “Let’s Go” vineyard hike. Back Onboard: This evening, see the Danube illuminated by the night sky as you cruise past Melk and head to Passau.


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6 PASSAU BB L D Just before reaching Passau, the ship will pass through the famous Schlögener Schlinge—a “gooseneck” or hairpin turn in the Danube. Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn and Ilz— Passau is well known for its ornate baroque cathedral. Today, the city is unusually well preserved, having been spared the brunt of Allied bombing during WWII, as you’ll see on your walking tour.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Wertheim walk with local treats or “Let’s Go” Wertheim bicycle tour.

DAY 12 FRANKFURT (OR HEIDELBERG) b BB L D Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe due to its profusion of bankers and soaring skyscrapers, which coexist with the city’s traditional Old Town architecture. You can visit romantic Heidelberg and its Renaissance castle or hike the Philosopher’s Walk.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour or “Let’s Go” hiking around Passau.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or Heidelberg castle visit.

DAY 7 REGENSBURG b BB L D Today in Regensburg, you can travel through time or get a crash course in making craft beer, then watch high-tech robots assemble the Ultimate Driving Machine. Regensburg is a friendly town with quaint cobblestone streets, historic Roman ruins and a medieval city center. The remnants of Regensburg’s golden age are still on display, but don’t let its illustrious history fool you into thinking the town’s best days are all in the past.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit or BMW factory visit.*

DAY 8 NUREMBERG b BB L D Arrive in the archetypal medieval German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is justifiably famous for its gingerbread and pocket watches, and it was also the site of some key moments in 20th-century history. You’ll choose between two memorable ways of exploring this exceptional city. You can hop aboard a motorcoach and “Do as the Locals Do,” or you can accompany a local expert to the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Nazi Party Rally Grounds—the actual site of the Nazi Party rallies. Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Nuremberg walking tour. Onboard: This morning, head up to the top deck or find a seat with a good view—you won’t want to miss seeing the ship navigate its way through a marvel of modern engineering, the Main-Danube Canal. A formidable set of locks, 16 in all, lifts your ship to the crest of the European “continental divide.”

13 RÜDESHEIM, CRUISING THE RHINE b BB L D Experience Germany’s fabled Rheingau in one of two ways today. Take in spectacular views of the region’s famous vineyards from the perspective of an aerial cable car, or venture within an atmospheric medieval monastery and taste the Rieslings made on site. The town is best known for its narrow avenue of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Rüdesheim wine village and panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting. Back Onboard: Experience the most spectacular scenery on the Rhine later in the afternoon as you cruise past the famous Middle Rhine Valley.

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14 COLOGNE BB L FD Enjoy a delightful tour of Cologne’s Old Town, where three medieval gates remain standing, as does the old city hall with its stunning Renaissance façade. Wander through the historical center and take in its charming atmosphere and narrow alleyways flanked by old houses. No matter how you choose to explore Old Town, you’ll also have ample free time to explore the city on your own.

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit.

DAY 15 AMSTERDAM b BB L D Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the “Venice of the North,” starting with a delightful tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert. Featured Excursions: Van Gogh Museum Visit with a choice of Amsterdam canal cruise or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour.

DAY 16 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK) b e CB/BB BB L D Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure Your floating boutique hotel takes you to Bamberg today, a well- transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will preserved town that offers a fascinating glimpse of medieval times. be transferred to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. Explore the city on foot or opt to head deeper into the Franconian countryside to experience an authentic slice of rural life—including a *If the tour lands on a holiday, the BMW factory will be closed. tractor ride. Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church tops each one. DAY

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or Franconian “Village Day.”

DAY 10 WÜRZBURG (ROTHENBURG) b BB L D Your ship will dock in the charming Franconian town of Würzburg, where you can visit the extraordinary Würzburg Residence, one of the most opulent baroque palaces in Europe. Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit with Court Gardens and Fairytale Rothenburg. 11 WERTHEIM b BB L D After today, you may never eat a pretzel again without thinking of the town of Wertheim. You’ll meet one of Germany’s best pretzel makers, as well as the owner of a historic wine estate. If you’re more in the mood for a scenic bike ride, you are welcome to do that instead.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 15 Nights Cruising

30 Included Excursions

44 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

9 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

Cruise Start Dates BUDAPEST TO AMSTERDAM River Duchess

Apr 29* May 28 Jun 12* Jul 11, 26* Aug 24 Sep 8* Oct 7

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

3-Day Budapest

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Uniworld.com/EuropeanJewels

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8 Days // S.S. Maria Theresa

MUNICH

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

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AUSTRIA Discover the spice as pure as gold at a saffron workshop.

HUNGARY

Delight in a Morning with the Masters at Vienna’s world-class Art History Museum for a tour led by an art historian. Savor a Bavarian country cooking class as part of an optional Masterpiece Collection† excursion.

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Dürnstein, Austria

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DAY 1 BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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BUDAPEST b BB L WD Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern.

Austria’s third-largest city, Linz boasts a long history of trading and

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. Your Call: Opt to explore with a ruin pub crawl, a “Masterpiece Collection” excursion.

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Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. textile manufacturing, but these days it is perhaps best known for its electronic arts and annual festival. Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg^ or Linz town and country: Linzertorte and cider farm visit. Explore: This afternoon, you have the option to bike along the picturesque Linz countryside.

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Your ship sets sail from Bratislava later this morning and heads for Vienna today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship wends its way along the Danube Bend. When you arrive in Vienna, you’ll cap off your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a stunning Viennese palace.

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Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride.

Featured Excursions: Bratislava—small but precious walking tour and private Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace. Onboard: This afternoon, you’ll have the unique opportunity to join in on a waltz lesson. 4 VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the “City of Waltzes” with your choice of tours, as well as an expertly led tour of an extraordinary collection of art at the renowned Vienna Art History Museum.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephen’s organ concert* or “Let’s Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River or “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River.

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PASSAU (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your returning flight home. Lunch is not offered on this excursion.

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Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art History *The organ concert will only be available from May 1 – Oct 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. Museum and choice of Vienna – Imperial City highlights or “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour. Onboard: You’re in for a treat. Sit back, relax and listen to a Signature Lecture titled “Empress Maria Theresa: national icon—contemporary role model.”

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BB L D Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). You can also opt for a tasting or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, Dürnstein and Melk, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region. 5

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein wine estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village and saffron workshop, and Melk Abbey with library visit.

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UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

1 Private Experience

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

15 Included Excursions

Cruise Start Dates BUDAPEST TO PASSAU S.S. Maria Theresa *Itinerary operates in reverse.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extensions CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Mar 15*, 22, 29* Apr 5, 12*, 19, 26* May 3, 10*, 17, 24*, 31 Jun 7*, 14, 21*, 28 Jul 5*, 12, 26 Aug 2*, 9, 16*, 23, 30* Sep 6, 13*, 20, 27* Oct 4, 11*, 18, 25* Nov 1 3-Day Budapest 3-Day Prague

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Uniworld.com/EnchantingDanube

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10 Days // S.S. Beatrice

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REGENSBURG

A once-a-decade masterpiece awaits in Oberammergau. Uniworld is offering a new precruise extension on select 2020 sailings of this itinerary in celebration of the 42nd production of Oberammergau’s world-famous Passion Play. Let a local show you how to make Bavarian sausage at their butchery, a Masterpiece Collection† experience. Embark on a visit to the former royal residence of the Thurn and Taxis dynasty.

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Prague, Czech Republic


DAY 1 BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY

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BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. 2

Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour. Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you as you sail away from Budapest.

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VIENNA

Onboard: This morning, come out on deck or find a window seat where you can watch the ship navigate a series of locks as it travels across the “continental divide” and through one of the modern world’s greatest feats of engineering—the Main-Danube canal.

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Disembark the ship early and set your sights on the “City of a Hundred Spires” as you transfer to Prague via motorcoach.

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A magnet for generations of artists, writers, scientists and composers, Prague is famous for its dynamic energy and elegant ambiance (and the beers here are pretty amazing too). A thousand years of architecture, from ornate Gothic to fanciful postmodern, has been beautifully

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BB L D A city tour will show you the highlights of the Austrian capital as well as the charming Old Town on a food and art walk of the city. Or indulge your passion for art on a tour with visits to two distinctively different collections compiled by the Habsburgs and the Belvederes.

preserved here.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna highlights with Musikverein or Vienna panoramic highlights with Old Town food and art walk.

Your Call: Today, have the option to venture on a “Masterpiece Collection”

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DAY 4 EMMERSDORF (SPITZ) b BB L D You’ll want to find a comfortable seat in the lounge or on the Sun Deck today as your ship cruises through the Wachau Valley toward Spitz. Featured Excursions: Choice of private Artstetten Castle Reception with a member of Habsburg royalty or Spitz “Village Day.” 5 ENGELHARTSZELL » PASSAU b BB L D Your first German port of call is Passau, where three rivers meet— the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. Explore the historic Old Town on a panoramic walk or choose a more active adventure, including a hike along the Ilz River.

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Featured Excursions: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking and choice of Passau walking tour or “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River. Onboard: Start your day by taking in jaw-dropping views as you sail along the Schlögener Schlinge—a breathtaking hairpin loop in the Danube.

DAY 6 REGENSBURG b BB L D Bavaria’s first capital, Regensburg, owes its impressive historical lineage and rich architectural heritage to 600 years as a Free Imperial City, a fact recognized by UNESCO in 2006. Today, you’ll discover how the beautifully preserved medieval city coexists with a vibrant modern urban center. Featured Excursions: Choice of Regensburg walk with Thurn & Taxis Castle visit or BMW factory visit^ or “Let’s Go” Regensburg hiking experience.

DAY 7 ROTH » NUREMBERG BB L FD Nuremberg will forever be associated with the post-WWII Nuremberg trials, but the city’s profound historical and cultural significance stretches back many centuries before that. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds.

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UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit.

visit to Terezín, a former WWII concentration camp.

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If your cruise/tour includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home. If the tour lands on a holiday, the BMW factory will be closed.

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

15 Included Excursions

2 Nights Touring

1 Private Experience

22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise/Tour Start Dates BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE S.S. Beatrice *Itinerary operates in reverse.

Apr 15, 20* May 13, 18* Jun 10, 15*, 24, 29* Jul 8, 13*, 22, 27* Aug 5, 10* Sep 2, 7*, 16, 21*, 30 Oct 5*, 14, 19*, 28

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Budapest Pre-Cruise Extension 4-Day Oberammergau** Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Cruise-Only Options Available

**Only available for Cruise-Only Nuremberg to Budapest.

7 Nights, Budapest to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Budapest

Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE S.S. Beatrice *Itinerary operates in reverse.

JuL 13*, 22, 27* Uniworld.com/DelightfulDanube

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UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

10 Days // River Princess

Jewish Heritage Program: This cruise offers a complimentary alternative to the standard itinerary, featuring Jewish-inspired architecture, museums, memorials and more. Learn how the BMW factory produces millions of automobiles. Visit the infamous Party Rally Grounds. Discover Passau in the most unique of ways, with a geocaching tour of the city. Discover the story of Rabbi Loew and the Golem on a Jewish Heritage excursion to Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter.

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“The conten t o f the excursions and programs o f fered, an explora tion o f Jewish heritage, was very interes ting.� - Diane

Regensburg, Germany

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1 VIENNA (EMBARK) b e D Transfer from Vienna International Airport to your ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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BB L D On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures. Explore the “City of Waltzes” from a new perspective on a Jewish Vienna excursion. 2

Featured Excursions: Choice of Viennese highlights with Musikverein or Secrets of Vienna. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Vienna.

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BB L WD Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouthwatering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube. 3

Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit, and “Let’s Go” vineyard hike.

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4 ENGELHARTSZELL » PASSAU » VILSHOFEN BB L D A new day brings new experiences in the forest-lined district of Engelhartszell. Experience Germany’s great outdoors by biking along the Danube River. Arrive in the afternoon at the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an

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influx of wealth and culture into the region. Take to the German city by foot and explore its splendid mix of old and new. Marvel at the Italian baroquestyle St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world. Featured Excursions: “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking and choice of Passau walking tour or Passau geocaching scavenger hunt. Your Call: We’ve whipped up an excursion for today—attend a “Masterpiece Collection”† Bavarian cooking class at a local farm.

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5 VILSHOFEN » DEGGENDORF » STRAUBING BB L D Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amid its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story.

Featured Excursions: Bavarian Forest adventure and Straubing village stroll.

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6 STRAUBING » REGENSBURG » KELHEIM BB L D Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s futuristic plant and learn how it has cranked out millions of automobiles. Alternatively, join your local guide for a walking tour through Regensburg’s fascinating Jewish Quarter.

Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or BMW factory visit.^ Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Regensburg.

DAY 7 NUREMBERG BB L FD Upon your arrival in Nuremberg, you’ll delve straight into the city’s highlights


with a visit to Nuremberg Castle, an impressive medieval complex in the heart of the historical center. Experience the city like a local on a walking tour that will bring you to iconic spots and lesser-known gems. You’ll also be able to learn the intriguing history of the Jewish people in Nuremberg during World War II. Dive into the significance of Nuremberg’s role in Jewish culture with a Jewish Nuremberg and WWII outing. Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Nuremberg walking tour. Jewish Heritage Highlight: Jewish Nuremberg and WWII. 8 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARK) » PRAGUE e BB Disembark your ship and transfer from Nuremberg to Prague.

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BB Prague has been a magnet for artists, writers, scientists and composers for centuries. It also boasts great beer, a lively art scene, stunning castles and up-and-coming fashion designers, making it a fun as well as a beautiful place to visit. Explore Prague through the eyes of Jewish author Franz Kafka on a tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. 9

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

20 Included Excursions

2 Nights Touring

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

Cruise/Tour Start Dates VIENNA TO PRAGUE River Princess

May 10, 15* Jun 21, 26* Aug 2, 7* Sep 13, 18* Oct 25, 30*

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

3-Day Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Prague Old Town and Charles Bridge walking tour or Hradčany Castle visit.

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

Jewish Heritage Highlight: Prague’s Old Jewish Quarter.

Cruise-Only Options Available

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Visit Uniworld.com for pricing.

10 PRAGUE (DEPART) CB/BB Depart from Prague’s Václav Havel Airport to North America for your journey home.

If the tour lands on a holiday, the BMW factory will be closed.

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b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

7 Nights, Vienna to Nuremberg 7 Nights, Nuremberg to Vienna

JEWISH HERITAGE Our Jewish Heritage Program is available on all departures. Learn more at Uniworld.com/JewishHeritage. Uniworld.com/AuthenticDanube

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10 Days // S.S. Beatrice or River Duchess

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HUNGARY Marvel at Bucharest’s grand People’s Palace, the second largest administrative building in the world, on a Masterpiece Collection† tour. Embark on a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace, the former dictator’s private mansion. Visit Serbia’s breathtaking Djerdap Gorge and its famed archaeological site.

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DAY 1 BUDAPEST (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2 BUDAPEST b BB L WD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Explore this dynamic and multifaceted city with your choice of excursions—you can see it from a local’s perspective on our walking tour, cover more ground with a panoramic tour or “Let’s Go” with a guided bike ride. Vibrant Budapest, Hungary’s capital, offers an enchanting combination of East and West. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit, “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour or “Let’s Go” Budapest by bike. Back Onboard: In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch or Rousse walking tour with Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries. Evening Entertainment: Local comes alive onboard with a Balkan folklore children’s choir performance.

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BB This morning, you’ll disembark the ship in Giurgiu and drive through the countryside to Bucharest, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour or walking tour in the old Lipscani district. Tonight, you’ll relax in the comfort of a luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, Romania’s capital and its cultural and economic center. Featured Excursions: Bucharest panoramic highlights tour with People’s Palace.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vucedol Culture Museum and lunch at a family winery or full-day tour of Osijek with private home-hosted lunch.

9 BUCHAREST b BB On today’s agenda—a guided tour of the infamous Ceaușescu Mansion. Venture to the opulent former residence of Romania’s former leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, where you’ll have a guided tour. It’s been thirty years since deposed Romanian president Ceaușescu and his wife Elena were executed by a firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989, but now you can roam the opulent 80-room residence where the couple once lived, situated on 3.5 acres of grounds in one of Bucharest’s most desirable neighborhoods.

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Featured Excursion: Ceaușescu’s Palace, the dictator’s private mansion.

DAY 3 MOHÁCS » BATINA (OSIJEK) » VUKOVAR b BB L D Welcome to Croatia! This ancient country, which has made a remarkable recovery from a brutal civil war, is noted for its beautiful countryside and thriving folk traditions, as well as simple, delicious local rustic food.

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Belgrade, the modern-day capital of Serbia, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back some 7,000 years. Signs of its tumultuous history are visible everywhere, juxtaposed with the city’s vibrant modernday present. Featured Excursions: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace or “Let’s Go” “I Bike Belgrade” tour.

DAY 5 GOLUBAC » DONJI MILANOVAC BB L D Head ashore to explore a Paleolithic site and an extraordinarily wellpreserved medieval fortress. All along the way, history lines the banks of the river. Keep an eye out for Trajan’s Plaque, which the ancient Romans erected to commemorate the road they anchored in the steep cliffs above the water, and Golubac Castle, built in the 14th century and attacked successively by the Serbs, Magyars and Turks. Featured Excursions: Lepenski Vir archaeological park and Golubac Castle.

VIDIN b BB L D Vidin is a port town on the Danube that once played an important role in medieval Bulgarian politics, as the great fortress Baba Vida attests. It’s your base for an unusual excursion today—a visit to the fascinating Belogradchik rock formations. Or you can head to a local’s home to bake a traditional Bulgarian dish called banitsa.

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Your Call: Today you will have your choice of two very special “Masterpiece Collection” excursions. Travel to the Sinaia Mountain Resort and Peles Castle where you’ll enjoy a traditional Romanian lunch and Romanian sparkling wine at Azuga Rhine Cellars. Or, experience a People’s Palace – Delusions of Grandeur outing. 10 BUCHAREST (DEPART) b CB/BB Check out of your hotel this morning. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport for your flight home.

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CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

15 Included Excursions

2 Nights Touring

1 Private Experience

22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Belogradchik Red Rock Valley or banitza home baking experience. 7 ROUSSE b BB L FD Bulgaria’s foremost Danube port, Rousse is sometimes called “Little Vienna” for its elegant 19th-century mansions and public buildings.

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b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

Cruise/Tour Start Dates BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST S.S. Beatrice

Apr 1, 6*, 29 May 4*, 27 Jun 1* Aug 19, 24*

BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST River Duchess

May 14, 19* Jun 27 Jul 2* Aug 10, 15* Sep 23, 28*

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Pre- or Post-Cruise/Tour Extension 3-Day Budapest Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing. Uniworld.com/EasternEurope

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15 Days // River Princess

Enjoy an authentic Village Day outing to the charming Bavarian town of Miltenberg. Sample Bamberg’s famed beer on a Masterpiece Collection† experience. Venture out on a Let’s Go hike to Festung Marienberg, a fortress perched above the left bank of the Main. Join an art historian on a Morning with the Masters excursion at the Vienna Art History Museum. See the opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.


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Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

AMSTERDAM b BB L WD Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch,” or strolling through Amsterdam’s canal-lined streets. Holland’s largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a cosmopolitan flair to match its historic architecture.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Amsterdam canals and famous Rijksmuseum or “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour. Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3 COLOGNE b BB L D You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll through the Old Town, featuring medieval remnants and 12 stunning Romanesque churches. Featured Excursions: Choice of Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit or Cologne “Do as the Locals Do.”

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BB L D Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops 4

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and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Let’s Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen or Rüdesheim walk with local treats. Onboard: Get your cameras ready because this morning, we’re sailing past Koblenz, German Corner, and all the castles along the Rhine.

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5 MILTENBERG BB L D The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns.

Featured Excursion: Miltenberg “Village Day.”

DAY 6 WÜRZBURG BB L D The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops. Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit with Court Gardens or “Let’s Go” hike to Festung Marienberg.

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7 VOLKACH BB L D Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside.

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Featured Excursion: Heart of the Franconian wine country “Village Day.”

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BB L D Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful, but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its ravishing architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills. Browse antique stores, taste smoked beer at a brewery (did we mention it’s the Franconian beer capital?) and marvel at its historic building-lined narrow medieval streets. After you’ve experienced Bamberg’s city life, see it from above with a hike up Michaelsberg Hill. 8

Featured Excursions: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or “Let’s Go” treetop hike.

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NUREMBERG » ROTH BB D Medieval Nuremberg is a charming walled city nestled on the banks of the Main River and is characterized by its fortifications, stone towers and Middle Ages remnants. Explore its breathtaking sandstone architecture with a panoramic bus ride through the city, including stops at significant WWII sites, including the WWII Rally Grounds and the Documentation Center. 9

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with WWII Rally Grounds and Documentation Center visits.

DAY 10 REGENSBURG BB L D Spend the morning discovering Regensburg’s long line of dukes, kings and bishops that called the former Bavarian capital and Free Imperial City home. Regensburg boasts the largest medieval Old Town north of the Alps (over 1,500 listed buildings), a prominent skyline and a large collection of museums, exhibits and theaters. Find your need for speed with a tour of the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Tour the carmaker’s cutting-edge plant and learn how it’s manufactured millions of cars. Futuristic and antiquated—it’s the best of both worlds in splendid Regensburg. Featured Excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or BMW factory visit.^ Your Call: If you’d like, get a taste for the local life with a “Masterpiece Collection” Bavarian sausage workshop later in the day.

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Arrive in the afternoon in the “City of Three Rivers,” where medieval lanes, tunnels, cathedrals and archways fuse with modern shopping malls and buildings. Marvel at the Italian baroque-style St. Stephen’s Church, which holds the second largest church pipe organ in the world (way to go, Passau) or set out on a panoramic tour of the city with mini hikes to the best vistas. Your afternoon brings new experiences in the forest-dotted district of Engelhartszell. Experience Bavaria’s great outdoors on a scenic bike ride along the Danube to Engelhartszell. Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour or “Let’s Go” hiking around Passau or “Let’s Go” scenic Bavarian river biking. Back Onboard: Be treated to a cocktail hour as you sail through the Danube horseshoe bend, Schlögener Schlinge.

DAY 12 DÜRNSTEIN BB L FD Natural wonders of the Wachau Valley and exquisite food and wine are on the menu for your day in Dürnstein. Meander around the town’s beautiful streets lined with wildly photogenic buildings and restaurants teeming with wine produced on the outskirts of town. You won’t want to miss a e

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and get an exclusive look at the making of the spice as precious as gold. Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein wine estate visit with tasting or Dürnstein village and saffron workshop.

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Arrive in Vienna and get ready for an assortment of intriguing ways to explore this vivacious city, such as a “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum, where you’ll join an art historian for a captivating tour; or a panoramic tour of the city’s Ringstrasse, a circular grand boulevard that surrounds Vienna’s Old Town historic district and famous monuments. Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna – Imperial City highlights or the Secrets of Vienna. Your Call: Tonight, you have the opportunity to enjoy a “Masterpiece Collection” private Mozart and Strauss concert.

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VIENNA BB L D

Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vienna, with the choice to explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic and musical legacy. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the highlights as you take in Old Town’s art and food, including scrumptious pastries. Or discover Viennese history and the collection of Habsburg family treasures. It’s a good thing you have plenty of time. Your Call: Spend your late afternoon/evening on a “Masterpiece Collection” visit to Schönbrunn Palace.

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VIENNA (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home. If the tour lands on a holiday, the BMW factory will be closed.

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23 Included Excursions

40 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

8 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise Start Dates AMSTERDAM TO VIENNA River Princess

Apr 26 May 24* Jun 7 Jul 5*, 19 Aug 16*, 30 Sep 27* Oct 11

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

sampling of the region’s most acclaimed wines. See a saffron workshop

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

L Lunch

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

D Dinner

3-Day Vienna

WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

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Delight in a canal cruise that will bring you along the crisscrossing canals in the heart of the old city.

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FRANKFURT

BAMBERG

PRAGU NUREMBERG

WÜRZBURG

Enjoy a visit to Heidelberg Castle and see the world’s largest wine barrel.

ROTH ROTHENBURG

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CZ MELK

ENGELHARTSZELL SPITZ

AUSTRIA Visit the former residence of the Thurn and Taxis dynasty.

GRAND ITINERARIES Delight in the rare opportunity to uncover everything from the North Sea to the Black Sea on stunning ships all on one exquisite journey with Grand Itineraries. Effortlessly travel along picturesque rivers spanning numerous enchanting countries in style and luxury.

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ULTIMATE EUROPEAN JOURNEY

PORTRAITS OF EASTERN EUROPE

This itinerary is a combination of European Jewels and Highlights of Eastern Europe.

This itinerary is a combination of Delightful Danube & Prague and Highlights of Eastern Europe.

Apr 29 May 19* Jun 12 Jul 2*, 26 Aug 15* Sep 8, 28*

Apr 6*, 20 May 4*, 18 Jun 1* Aug 10, 24*

25 Days | Amsterdam to Bucharest River Duchess

19 Days | Prague to Bucharest S.S. Beatrice

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

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Immerse yourself in daily life in Budapest with a Do as the Locals Do walking tour of the city.

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Wachau Valley

BUDAPEST

CROATIA

Danube River

HUNGARY

ROMANIA

BATINA

Embark on a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace, the former dictator’s private mansion.

OSIJEK VUKOVAR

Iron Gates BELGRADE

SERBIA

BUCHAREST VIDIN

ROUSSE

GIURGIU IVANOVO

VELIKO TARNOVO

Visit Serbia’s breathtaking Djerdap Gorge and its famed archaeological site.

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ITALY SOAK UP THE BEAUTY OF THE “CITY OF WATER” and Northern Italy, where extraordinary architecture, artistic feats, old-world cities and some of the world’s finest cuisine abound. Dotted with reminders of greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the cities along the Venice Lagoon enchant and inspire. This Italian journey brings you to Romeo and Juliet’s hometown, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Rialto Bridge and other gems. VENICE LAGOON

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Enhanced for 2020

GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY

10 Days // S.S. La Venezia

RENOVATED FOR 2020

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

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Venice, Italy


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Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Rosa Grand hotel.

DAY 2 MILAN b BB Milan is a mecca for Italian fashionistas, famous for its innovative design and stylish flair. Venture inside the city’s hulking Gothic cathedral, as well as its cathedral to capitalism, Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. The highlight today is da Vinci’s revolutionary “The Last Supper” mural. Featured Excursion: Milan highlights city tour. Stunning Accommodations: Settle into the five-star Rosa Grand hotel, wonderfully situated behind the Piazza del Duomo.

DAY 3 MILAN (VERONA/VALPOLICELLA) » VENICE (SAN BASILIO) (EMBARK) b e BB L D

En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star-crossed teen lovers to see the sights. Later, enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by descendants of Dante and learn about one of the most unique Italian wines, Amarone di Valpolicella. Featured Excursion: Verona “City of Romeo and Juliet” and Valpolicella wine estate lunch. Back Onboard: Revel in a welcome cruise along Venice’s magical Giudecca Canal to San Marco.

7 ** PORTO VIRO » CHIOGGIA » BURANO b BB L D Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia. Enjoy a stop at the local and lively market.

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Featured Excursions: Chioggia market visit and night tour in Burano.

DAY 8 BURANO (TORCELLO, MAZZORBO AND BURANO) » VENICE (SAN BASILIO) b BB D

Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Explore a basilica with an art historian in Torcello. While on Mazzorbo, be treated to a very special wine tasting from a saltwater-tolerant heirloom grape, Dorona, which has been planted here to yield a luscious golden wine. Stroll through Burano’s rainbow of colorful homes and visit a lace-making atelier. Featured Excursion: Full-Day Magic Island—hidden treasures of the lagoon.

DAY 9 VENICE (SAN BASILIO) b BB L FD As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants. Today, you’ll also be able to enjoy a tour of the Accademia Gallery with an art-historian guide or embark on a “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art-historian guide.

DAY 10 VENICE (SAN BASILIO) (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group BB L D With your early morning arrival at Doge’s Palace, you’ll be able to marvel departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you at the estate in total peace. Wander through a Venetian neighborhood and will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your experience daily life in a typical Venetian residential quarter. Later in the flight home. evening, cap the day off with a private once-in-a-lifetime experience at an * If there are evening religious functions or festivities happening, the after-hours visit after-hours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds. won’t be possible and we will visit during regular hours. DAY

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Featured Excursions: A morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit **We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must and private after-hours visit of St. Mark’s Basilica.* disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

Back Onboard: Enjoy a welcome cocktail on the top deck with St. Mark’s Basilica and the Canal Grande as your backdrop.

DAY 5 ** VENICE (RIVA DEI SETTE MARTIRI) » CHIOGGIA » b BB L WD PORTO VIRO » POLESELLA

Choose between a tour to Padua, a medieval city, home to Italy’s second oldest university, or admire magnificent views as you sail the lagoon to Chioggia and explore this authentic fishing town and its beaches on a “Let’s Go” bicycle tour. Featured Excursions: Choice of Padua morning walk and market or “Let’s Go” biking Chioggia or Bragozzo ride with typical Italian mussel lunch.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

15 Included Excursions

2 Nights Touring

2 Private Experiences

22 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Generations Highlight: Generations Program guests can explore the canals and beaches of Chioggia on a “Let’s Go” bicycle tour.

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

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MILAN TO VENICE S.S. La Venezia

Mar 27 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 15, 22, 29 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Cruise-Only Option Available

7 Nights, Venice to Venice

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BB L D Explore Italy’s culinary capital Bologna on a full-day tour packed with an exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch or explore Ferrara on a halfday tour.

Featured Excursions: Choice of private pasta making and Italian lunch in Bologna or Ferrara – Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town walk.

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CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES MILAN TO VENICE S.S. La Venezia

Jun 26 Jul 3, 10 Uniworld.com/GemsofItaly

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"T he food was extraordinary and the wine oh là là!" - Carol

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FRANCE FRANCE IS EXUBERANT AND EYE-OPENING, adorned with everything from chic city centers and medieval villages to historic coastlines and sprawling vineyards. Revered for its distinctive wines and culinary traditions, France offers an enticing repertoire of must-visit destinations. While cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux take center stage, towns like Viviers, Giverny and Avignon are sure to inspire—just as they inspired works of art by Matisse, Van Gogh, Monet and other celebrated artists. THE DORDOGNE · THE GARONNE · THE RHÔNE · THE SAÔNE · THE SEINE

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PARIS & NORMANDY 8 Days // S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Tee off at one of France’s most outstanding courses, Golf d’Étretat, on a Let’s Go experience.

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Revel in a Masterpiece Collection† evening at the sensational Moulin Rouge. Behold a wreath-laying ceremony on Omaha Beach.

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Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2 LA ROCHE-GUYON » VERNON » GIVERNY b BB L WD Today is a celebration of northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid château and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Château de La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Or take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. Featured Excursions: Choice of Château de La Roche-Guyon or “Let’s Go” hike on the crests trail, and choice of Monet’s Gardens* at Giverny or “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.*

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3 ROUEN BB L D Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied—Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

Featured Excursion: Normandy Beaches highlights of American, British & Australian or Canadian sites.

DAY 6 MANTES-LA-JOLIE (VERSAILLES) b BB L FD How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, to find out. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace secret apartments or Versailles Gardens and Queen’s Hamlet. 7 PARIS b BB L D Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Paris city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter or Heart of Paris Seine river cruise or “Let’s Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride.

DAY 8 PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Featured Excursion: Rouen walking tour, the dukes of Normandy’s capital.

DAY 4 CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX b BB L D Caudebec-en-Caux, a lovely little town on the right bank of the Seine Estuary, is your base for one of two very different excursions. You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs *Giverny will be closed during March and November cruise departure dates. of Étretat for a game of golf. **Golf excursion is open to a limited number of golfers. Featured Excursions: Choice of Honfleur walking tour or “Let’s Go” Golfing in Etretat** or “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers village. Evening Entertainment: Tonight, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying live music onboard. 5 ROUEN (NORMANDY BEACHES) b BB D There are moments when we travel that move us on an otherworldly level—experiences that stir a profound emotional connection. The Normandy beaches certainly have that effect. On your full-day outing, you’ll visit Normandy’s beaches, including Utah Beach and Ste-MèreÉglise, with a choice to venture to either the American, British and Australian or Canadian beaches. After, you’ll go to the American cemetery and partake in a private ceremony at the Omaha Beach Memorial—a sentimental remembrance of Operation Overlord.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

18 Included Excursions

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Cruise Start Dates PARIS TO PARIS S.S. Joie de Vivre

Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1

Pre-Cruise Extension

3-Day Paris

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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BURGUNDY & PROVENCE 8 Days // S.S. Catherine

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Connoisseur Collection: Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, truffle farms, quaint villages and other culinary hot spots, including a tasting of premium Valrhona French chocolate and wine. Delight in a Masterpiece Collection† tasting of delectable wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Embark on a Let’s Go hike through Hermitage Vineyards with a wine tasting.

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Provence, France


1 AVIGNON (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Marseille International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.

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2 AVIGNON b BB L WD The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct visit or “Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River.^ Your Call: Today we have two “Masterpiece Collection” excursions to take advantage of—a cooking lesson at a stunning hotel or a regional wine tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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BB L D Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain. 3

Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour.

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4 VIVIERS BB L D An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” guests will be treated to a Valrhona chocolate and wine-pairing onboard. 6 LYON b BB L D As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Lyon capital gastronomy tour or “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour or silk weavers walking tour. Explore: If you’re up for exploring on your own, we suggest a bike tour with a stop at the splendid Parc de la Tête d’or.

DAY 7 MÂCON (BEAUNE) b BB FD The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. Featured Excursions: Choice of Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the Hospices or Mâcon walking tour. Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll be treated to a Captain’s Farewell Reception. 8 LYON (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to Paris.

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The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursion: Intimate Viviers “Village Day.”

7 Nights Cruising

12 Included Excursions

Connoisseur Collection Highlight: “Connoisseur Collection” cruisers will delight in a truffle hunting experience, with a tour of the village of Grignan.

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

DAY 5 TOURNON (TAIN-L’HERMITAGE) BB L D If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tainl’Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France. Featured Excursions: Choice of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting.

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UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Cruise Start Dates AVIGNON TO LYON S.S. Catherine *Itinerary operates in reverse.

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

Mar 22*, 29 Apr 5*, 12, 19*, 26 May 3*, 10, 17*, 24, 31* Jun 7, 14*, 21, 28* Jul 5, 12* Aug 2, 9*, 16, 23*, 30 Sep 6*, 13, 20*, 27 Oct 4*, 11, 18*, 25 Nov 1* 3-Day Paris

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CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES AVIGNON TO LYON S.S. Catherine *Itinerary operates in reverse.

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BRILLIANT BORDEAUX UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

8 Days // S.S. Bon Voyage

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Connoisseur Collection: Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you on a Bordeaux walking tour with complimentary caviar tasting, to an open deck bus tour through Bordeaux, to Remy Martin for Cognac samples and more. Delight in a Masterpiece Collection† cooking lesson and lunch at Château Ambe Tour Pourret. Meditate at sunrise on Europe’s highest sand dune, Dune du Pilat, as part of a Masterpiece Collection excursion.

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1 BORDEAUX (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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DAY 2 BLAYE » BOURG SUR GIRONDE b BB L WD The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another. Once you arrive, you’ll find your center with a unique and expertly led yoga session in the heart of this historic fortress, a UNESCO-designated citadel that once protected Bordeaux from attacks by sea. Featured Excursions: Choice of panoramas of Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress or “Let’s Go” yoga in the historic heart of Blaye Fortress, and Bourg sur Gironde walking tour. Back Onboard: Delight in the chance to partake in an exhilarating French cancan lesson.

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France’s rich agricultural tradition is the heart and soul of the region’s exquisite cuisine—and what better way to get a taste for the freshest vegetables, cheeses, breads and fruits than with a visit to Libourne’s lively farmers’ market? Featured Excursions: Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market and Bordeaux night stroll.

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Discover Bordeaux’s many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels—the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming backstreets. You have a wonderful selection of active opportunities to see this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or “Let’s Go” bike Bordeaux’ backstreets, and Cité du Vin Museum visit. Your Call: Choose to participate in an optional “Masterpiece Collection”

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BB L D The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive through the storied Médoc wine route, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, the Atlantic coast and remnants of the Atlantic Wall erected during WWII.

hike up the Dune du Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune. As the sun rises, take in the energy; feel on top of the world while embracing the views over the massive pine forest, the Atlantic Ocean, the Arcachon Bay and beyond.

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Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

Featured Excursions: Choice of Médoc Châteaux route with private *Sailing this stretch of the Garonne depends on the tides. If it is not possible to sail to Cadillac, you will be transferred to your destination via motorcoach. wine tasting or Bunker Archaeology tour or “Let’s Go” bike in the Médoc vineyards.

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The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Visit Château Royal de Cazeneuve, site of Henry IV’s and Queen Margot’s tempestuous love. Meet the owner around a glass of Sauternes in the reception hall. Featured Excursions: Choice of Sauternes vineyard visit with private tasting at Château Royal de Cazeneuve or the colorful life of ToulouseLautrec at Château de Malromé. 5 LIBOURNE (SAINT-ÉMILION) b BB D The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby breathtaking Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

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Featured Excursion: Saint-Émilion walking tour with wine tasting.

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UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

2 Private Experiences

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

14 Included Excursions

Cruise Start Dates BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX S.S. Bon Voyage

Mar 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 24, 31 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1

Pre-Cruise Extension

3-Day Paris

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION DATES BORDEAUX TO BORDEAUX S.S. Bon Voyage

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Discover the Normandy coast, the location of the Allies’ D-Day invasion during World War II.

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FRANCE Enjoy a stroll around a local farmer’s market in Libourne on a Village Day outing.

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Pay a visit to La Cité du Vin, an interactive museum dedicated to wine.


A PORTRAIT OF MAJESTIC FRANCE Pedal your way from Vernon to Giverny on a scenic bike ride.

15 Days | Paris to Bordeaux S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Bon Voyage

This itinerary is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Brilliant Bordeaux. Mar 22, 29 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 May 3, 17, 24, 31 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

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Revel in a dazzling evening at Moulin Rouge on a Masterpiece Collection† excursion.

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GRAND FRANCE

15 Days | Paris to Avignon S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Catherine This itinerary is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Burgundy & Provence. Mar 29, 29* Apr 12, 12*, 26, 26* May 10, 10*, 24, 24* Jun 7, 7*, 21, 21* Jul 5, 5* Aug 2, 2*, 16, 16*, 30, 30* Sep 13, 13*, 27, 27* Oct 11*, 25, 25*

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*Itinerary operates in reverse.

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Provence

ULTIMATE FRANCE

22 Days | Avignon to Bordeaux S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre & S.S. Bon Voyage This itinerary is a combination of Burgundy & Provence, Paris & Normandy, and Brilliant Bordeaux. Mar 29 Apr 12, 26 May 10, 24 Jun 7, 21 Jul 5 Aug 2, 16, 30 Sep 13, 27 Oct 11

AVIGNON TARASCON MARSEILLE ARLES

Discover the walled city of Avignon on a walking tour.

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

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“Everything was unobtrusively good and the scenery was spectacular.” – Mary

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PORTUGAL & SPAIN FEEL THE PULSE OF PORTUGAL AND THE RHYTHM OF SPAIN as you cruise along the majestic Douro River. Etched into verdant hillsides, the Douro flows for hundreds of miles, taking you to Portugal’s pristine landscapes, acclaimed vineyards and walled villages—traveling the routes of some of the world’s earliest explorers. Not to mention, there will be a sojourn in Spain’s “Golden City,” a one-time ancient Roman colony. Let your passions roam on this exploration of two of Europe’s most beautiful countries. THE DOURO

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PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

11 Days // S.S. São Gabriel

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Take in the scenic delights as you sail from Vila Nova da Gaia to the mouth of the Douro River and back.

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Marvel at the Douro River Valley below on a Curated Service† scenic helicopter ride or bike along the Douro River to the Atlantic Ocean.

Be among the first to experience a brand-new Super Ship on the Douro, S.S. São Gabriel.

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Arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon. 2 LISBON b BB Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally made pastry.

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BB L D Today, you can visit the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches. Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Featured Excursion: Salamanca, the Golden City, and Spain’s oldest university.

Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour.

Back Onboard: This evening, you’ll savor a mouthwatering Portuguese barbecue dinner on the top deck.

Explore: Shuttles are available to take you to and from the hotel this afternoon, which is yours to spend as you please.

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DAY 3 LISBON BB Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping, and natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world. Your Call: Today, you can visit Sintra, a delightful, castle-dotted mountain retreat, and Cascais, a seaside resort, on a “Masterpiece Collection”† excursion.

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DAY 6 ENTRE-OS-RIOS » RÉGUA » PINHÃO b BB L D Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.

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DAY 10 RÉGUA (GUIMARÃES) » PORTO b BB L D Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt for a leisurely walking tour through Ribeira’s quaint cobbled streets. Featured Excursions: Choice of Guimarães city tour or Ribeira walking tour. Explore: With an afternoon of leisure, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own.

DAY 11 PORTO (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Porto Airport for your flight home.

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Featured Excursion: Douro Museum and lunch at a local quinta.

7 Nights Cruising

14 Included Excursions

Your Call: Take to the skies this afternoon on a “Curated Service” helicopter flight over the Douro River Valley, with a landing and lunch at a local quinta.

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RUSSIA STEP OFF YOUR SHIP AND INTO YOUR VERY OWN FAIRYTALE. The trip of a lifetime starts in Moscow, ends in St. Petersburg, and is filled with artistic treasures and spectacular architecture along the way. A concoction of glittering cities, timeless towns, onion-domed cathedrals and extravagant palaces, Russia is steeped in inexplicable wonder. You’ll see it all, including a performance of the world-renowned Russian ballet, the astonishing Kremlin, lavish Catherine Palace and whimsical St. Basil’s Cathedral. THE VOLGA · THE NEVA · THE SVIR

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DAY 1 MOSCOW (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport or Domodedovo Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. 2 MOSCOW^ b BB L WD If Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” as Winston Churchill famously said, then Moscow presents an intriguing starting point for an amazing cultural discovery.

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Featured Excursions: Moscow panoramic tour with metro, Arbat Street and Red Square visit. Your Call: This afternoon, we’ve put together a “Masterpiece Collection” experience for you to enjoy on your own—a “Kostroma” National Folklore dance show. 3 MOSCOW^ b BB L D This morning, you’ll have the chance to explore the Kremlin and adjacent Armory Museum. The Kremlin, a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow and the government’s headquarters, offers an intriguing look at Russia’s political and cultural heritage. Take a look at a collection of Russian regalia at the Armory Museum and wander through the exquisite Cathedral Square. Plenty of adventures await this afternoon with free time in Moscow to explore on your own.

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Featured Excursion: Kremlin and Armory Museum visit. Your Call: Later you have your choice of “Masterpiece Collection” experiences, including a visit to the Bow Hill War Memorial Museum or a tour of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.

DAY 4 UGLICH b BB L D While cruising through the Moscow Canal, you’ll get your first glimpse of rural Russia on your way to the quiet and historic town of Uglich. Be prepared for a panorama of magnificent architectural monuments. Featured Excursions: Choice of Uglich walking tour with Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood or Hydropower Gulag Tour.

DAY 5 YAROSLAVL BB L D Credit for Yaroslavl’s well-designed, UNESCO-protected city center goes to none other than Catherine the Great, who was even more than a mighty Russian ruler—she was a forward-thinking urban planner as well. Visit an Orthodox church and a lively market. Featured Excursion: Yaroslavl city tour. Back Onboard: Tonight, we’ll treat you to an onboard vodka tasting with a history lesson on Russia’s most famous beverage.

DAY 6 GORITSY b BB L D Beyond Russia’s major cities lies a completely different world—the fabled land of Mother Russia. Explore a rural village today for an authentic and unforgettable glimpse of everyday life in a Russian province. Featured Excursions: Choice of Goritsy “Village Day” or “Let’s Go” village walk. Onboard: Listen to a lecture titled “Russia in Transition: From Gorbachev to Putin.”

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Featured Excursions: Choice of open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture or “Let’s Go” village and island nature hike. 8 MANDROGI b BB L D Travel back in time to the 19th century at a reconstructed Russian village populated by talented artisans who make handmade items using traditional materials and techniques. Other highlights today include a rustic shashlik lunch.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Mandrogi “Village Day” Walking Tour with shashlik lunch or “Let’s Go” village hike. Onboard: Partake in an onboard Russian pancake cooking demonstration and sampling of the mouthwatering final product.

DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG^ b BB L D St. Petersburg is a city of canals, palaces and cathedrals that presents a glorious juxtaposition of East and West. See the sights by land as well as water. Later, spend an evening watching a ballet at the Alexandrinsky Theater, home of the oldest theater company in Russia. Considered one of the architectural jewels of the city, you can see firsthand one of the finest works of the great neoclassical architect Carlo Rossi. Featured Excursions: St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise, and Russian ballet performance. Your Call: With an overnight in glorious St. Petersburg, you’ll have even more time to partake in your choice of “Masterpiece Collection” experiences. Venture to Peter and Paul Fortress or view the world’s most complete collection of Fabergé eggs at the Fabergé Museum.

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DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG^ b BB L FD Cross the threshold of the summer residence of the tsars—the lavishly decorated Catherine Palace—where you’ll see opulent staterooms and the near mythic Amber Room, meticulously restored to its former glory. Marvel at the palace’s immaculate grounds, dubbed Pushkin Park, then spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Featured Excursion: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 12 ST. PETERSBURG (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Pulkovo International Airport for your flight home. During your visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing may change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

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16 Included Excursions

34 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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ASIA FROM MAN-MADE MARVELS TO STUNNING DISPLAYS OF NATURAL BEAUTY, ASIA OFFERS WONDROUS CONTRASTS JUST WAITING TO BE UNCOVERED. China is a land rich in intrigue, boasting towering skyscrapers that coexist with ancient monuments, futuristic cities that mingle with tiny villages, and bustling streets that coincide with tranquil gardens. Vietnam and Cambodia teem with colorful floating villages, grand temples and remnants of their French colonial past. Asia is as compelling as it is complex. THE YANGTZE · THE MEKONG

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DAY 2 BEIJING b BB L Your adventure begins with two quintessential experiences in China’s capital city. Today, you’ll experience a myriad of cultural gems, including the Forbidden City and Peking duck, a dish originally prepared for Chinese emperors. Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi class.

DAY 7 CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER S BB L D Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, a giant nuclear installation, which the military started constructing in the mountains in the 1960s. It boasts 18 man-made caves, more than 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meter-high cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. The project was abandoned in a nearly finished state in 1984 before the manufacturing of plutonium-239 began. Featured Excursion: Fuling—816 Underground Project.

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A full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream await. Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Stream. Wellness: Enjoy a calming morning tai chi class on the top deck with panoramic views of the beguiling Yangtze River.

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3 BEIJING b BB L D Certain images immediately spring to mind when you think of China. Pandas. The Great Wall. Believe it or not, both of these are on today’s agenda. The pandas are on view at the Beijing Zoo—you’ll also experience a traditional teahouse and a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch.

DAY 9 YICHANG (DISEMBARK) » SHANGHAI e b d BB D The Three Gorges Dam was an expensive and controversial undertaking, a massive project that involved relocating entire villages as well as submerging a number of cultural treasures behind the rising waters of the Yangtze River. The dam itself is an extraordinary engineering marvel, one that you can see up close today.

Featured Excursion: Culture, history and intrigue—pandas, hutongs and teahouses and the Great Wall.

Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future—Three Gorges Dam.

Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million travelers walk along the longest man-made structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic leaders, traders and everyday citizens that once stood atop this Wonder of the World.

DAY 4 BEIJING » XI’AN b d BB D Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. From there, plunge into the past in China’s first capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet. 5 XI’AN b BB L D Xi’an’s Terracotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the most extraordinary archeological find of the 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and vibrant costumes.

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Featured Excursion: China’s first capital—Terracotta Army, Great Mosque with old quarter visit and Tang Dynasty dinner show. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army.

DAY 6 XI’AN » CHONGQING (EMBARK) b d e BB D Before you leave Xi’an for Chongqing, you have one more expedition, a visit to the Jade Carving Center, or Jade Factory, as it’s also known. Watch artisans carving intricate designs and learn what to look for when buying this special stone. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to Chongqing, where you’ll board your ship.

Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your visit will include a tour of the park of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects. 10 SHANGHAI b BB L After days of pandas, ancient warriors and timeless Chinese landscapes, Shanghai and its futuristic skyline can be something of a shock to the system. Enjoy a taste of both old and new today, as well as dim sum and a performance by the gravity-defying Shanghai Acrobats.

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Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats. Stunning Accommodations: You’ll call the stunning Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Deco-inspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old Shanghai cabarets and gala parties. 11 SHANGHAI (DEPART) b CB/BB Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension to Hong Kong.

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18 Included Excursions

7 Nights Touring

5 UNESCO Heritage Sites

23 Meals Including 1 Farewell Dinner

Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. Air Transportation: For the entire length of your trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your domestic flights to create a seamless travel experience. Relax, we take care of it all.

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Revel in the unique privilege of staying at the stunning Shangri-La Lhasa. Embark on a visit to one of the world’s largest construction projects, the Three Gorges Dam. Visit the most revered icon of Tibetan Buddhism, a statue of Buddha known as the Jowo Shakyamuni, at the Jokhang Temple. Enjoy a colorful Tang Dynasty dinner show. Pay a visit to the Chongqing Zoo to see the endangered giant pandas.

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DAY 2 BEIJING b BB L The political and cultural capital of China and home to more than 20 million people, Beijing exemplifies everything visitors find most intoxicating about China. Spectacular ancient monuments contrast with ambitious modern high-rises, and traditional crafts flourish alongside booming international businesses—which you’ll discover today. Featured Excursion: The imperial heritage of China’s capital—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Peking duck lunch with afternoon Temple of Heaven visit and tai chi class. 3 BEIJING b BB L D Today is a bucket list kind of day, as you stand at last atop China’s most iconic site—the Great Wall. You’ll also have tea at a traditional teahouse and take a rickshaw ride through the city’s ancient hutongs, where you’ll enjoy lunch.

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Not to Miss Moment: Every year, 10 million travelers walk along the longest man-made structure ever created—the Great Wall of China. You’ll follow in the footsteps of dynastic leaders, traders and everyday citizens that once stood atop this wonder of the world.

DAY 4 BEIJING » XI’AN b d BB D Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. From there, plunge into the past in China’s first capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet. Stunning Accommodations: Your home for the next few days is the captivating Hyatt Regency Xi’an. The luxury hotel boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing restaurants to give you a true taste of China. 5 XI’AN b BB L D Xi’an’s Terracotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the most extraordinary archeological find of the 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show with fabulous food, music and vibrant costumes.

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Featured Excursion: China’s first capital—Terracotta Army and Tang Dynasty dinner show. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll have the distinct pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army—massive figures originally created to stand guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor.


6 XI’AN » LHASA b d BB D Today you’ll fly to Lhasa, the ancient cultural and religious epicenter of Tibet, where the majestic Himalayan peaks will make you feel like you’re on top of the world—figuratively and literally—in the world’s highest capital city.

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Stunning Accommodations: When you arrive in Lhasa, you’ll check into the Shangri-La Lhasa hotel, located in the heart of the Himalayas.

DAY 7 LHASA b BB L D Enter the hushed inner sanctum of the spiritual heart of the city, the Jokhang Temple, where you will have a rare opportunity to gaze upon the most sacred icon of Tibetan Buddhism—an ancient statue of the Buddha that legions of devout pilgrims journey vast distances to see in person. Featured Excursion: Otherworldly Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum.

DAY 8 LHASA b BB L D The enormous hilltop Potala Palace is the first thing visitors see in Lhasa, and today you’ll have a chance to venture inside this vast and wellpreserved site. It is said to contain a thousand rooms, including the private rooms where the Dalai Lama himself once resided. Featured Excursion: Place of the gods—Potala Palace and Sera Monastery. Not to Miss Moment: Today’s excursion will allow you to wander through the awe-inspiring rooms (there are over 1,000) of the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 9 LHASA » CHONGQING (EMBARK) b d e BB D Check out of your hotel and fly to Chongqing, the booming capital of western China, where you’ll board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer. Then learn the word of the day: panda. Pandas are one of China’s most beloved (and adorable) cultural symbols, and you’ll get to see some of these gentle giants today.

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Near Fuling, you’ll be offered the extraordinary chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, a giant nuclear installation, which the military started constructing in the mountains in the 1960s. It boasts 18 manmade caves, more than 130 roads and tunnels, and an almost 80-meterhigh cave where the nuclear reactor was placed. The project was abandoned in a nearly finished state in 1984 before the manufacturing of plutonium-239 began. Featured Excursion: Fuling—816 Underground Project. Onboard: Today, take your pick from a myriad of onboard activities, including foot reflexology, Chinese traditional medicine and a selection of lectures.

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DAY 11 CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER AND THREE GORGES S BB L FD Today will be a highlight of your journey—a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream. Featured Excursion: The magical Shennong Stream. Back Onboard: Farewell Dinner, “A Taste of China.”

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The Three Gorges Dam was a project that involved relocating villages and submerged a number of cultural treasures behind the rising waters of the Yangtze. The dam itself is an engineering marvel you can see from an upclose perspective today. Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future—Three Gorges Dam. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your visit will include a tour of the site of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects.

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An international economic hub, Shanghai has drawn entrepreneurs from all over the world for 150 years. But while Shanghai may be the “city of the future,” you can still find remnants of its history in Old Town and the area known as the Concessions, which you’ll discover today. Featured Excursion: Spectacular skyscrapers, famous dim sum and acrobats. Stunning Accommodations: You’ll call the stunning Fairmont Peace Hotel home for your last two nights in Shanghai. The Art Deco-inspired masterpiece is as glamorous as it gets, with opulent public spaces reminiscent of old Shanghai cabarets and gala parties.

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Delight in the very unique privilege of staying at six different and stunning five-star hotels. Enjoy a visit to the Temple of Heaven with a tai chi class. Embark on excursions in Chengdu, where you’ll visit the Panda Breeding Research Base and Sanxingdui Museum. Savor a traditional Peking duck lunch on a tour of Beijing. Pay a visit to the Jade Factory and see talented artisans carve intricate designs. Stroll through Riverside Park and marvel at the 400-year-old Tianran Pagoda.

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DAY 4 BEIJING » XI’AN b d BB D Leave dynamic Beijing behind today and head north to the lush lakeside Summer Palace, home to one of China’s most beautiful classical gardens. From there, plunge into the past in China’s first capital, where you’ll celebrate your first night in Xi’an with a traditional dumpling banquet. Featured Excursion: Grace and art—Beijing’s Summer Palace and Xi’an’s traditional dumpling banquet. Stunning Accommodations: Your home for the night is the captivating Hyatt Regency Xi’an. The luxury hotel boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a splendid hotel spa and amazing restaurants to give you a true taste of China. 5 XI’AN b BB L D Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Army has been called the 8th Wonder of the World, and it’s certainly the most extraordinary archeological find of the 20th century. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner show.

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Featured Excursion: China’s first capital—Terracotta Army and the Tang Dynasty dinner show. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s excursion, you’ll have the pleasure of visiting the astonishing museum of the Terracotta Army—massive figures originally created to stand guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. 6 XI’AN » HANGZHOU b d BB D Intrepid explorer Marco Polo called Hangzhou the greatest city he’d ever seen, but don’t take his word for it—judge for yourself as you get your first glimpse of this ancient Chinese capital today, celebrated throughout the centuries for its extraordinary natural beauty.

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Featured Excursion: Jade Factory visit. Air Transportation: For the entire length of your trip, we’ll coordinate and schedule all of your domestic flights to create a seamless travel experience. Relax, we have it all taken care of.

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DAY 7 HANGZHOU b BB L China’s classically designed gardens and landscapes are a cultural treasure revered around the world, and you’ll see one of the best examples today at Hangzhou’s idyllic West Lake. Another highlight: Lingyin Temple, one of the country’s oldest Buddhist sites, providing an intriguing glimpse of the serenity of the 5,000-year-old Middle Kingdom. There, you’ll see an “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show.

the nuclear reactor was placed. The project was abandoned in a nearly finished state in 1984 before the manufacturing of plutonium-239 began.

Featured Excursion: Poetic vision—Lingyin Temple and “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show.

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Featured Excursion: Spectacular Shanghai Acrobats show.

DAY 10 SHANGHAI » YICHANG (EMBARK) b d e BB L D From Shanghai, you’ll fly to Yichang. When you arrive in Yichang, you’ll enjoy an up-close look at one of the three locks of the Gezhouba Dam and a visit to the Gezhouba Central Vegetable Market, providing you with an intimate look at local people’s lives. Make your way to the Yichang Urban Planning Museum, which will introduce you to the past, present and future of Yichang. After, you’ll stroll through the Riverside Park, a picturesque spot on the northern side of the Yangtze River. Here, you’ll be able to marvel at the 400-year-old Tianran Pagoda. Featured Excursion: The Balance of Yichang—Modern Technologies and Ancient Pagodas

DAY 11 CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER S b BB L WD The Three Gorges Dam was an expensive and controversial undertaking, a project that involved relocating entire villages threatened by the rising waters of the Yangtze. The dam itself is an engineering marvel that you can see from a breathtakingly up-close perspective today. Featured Excursion: Powering China’s future—Three Gorges Dam. Not to Miss Moment: On today’s outing, your visit will include a tour of the site of the Three Gorges Dam, one of the world’s largest construction projects and a major new national landmark. The dam uses the power of the Yangtze to provide electricity to ever-growing China.

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Today is destined to be a highlight of your journey—a full day cruising the Yangtze River’s mystical, beautiful and completely mesmerizing Three Gorges and Shennong Stream.

Featured Excursion: Fuling—816 Underground Project. Back Onboard: Tonight, we’ll treat you to a delectable Farewell Dinner, “A Taste of China.” 14

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15 CHENGDU b BB L D Chengdu, or “Panda City” as it’s affectionately known, is a beguiling blend of centuries-old traditions and bustling city life. Nestled among sleek skyscrapers sit preserved streets, temples and historic sites. Today, you’ll venture to the Sanxingdui Museum, an archaeological museum teeming with cultural relics.

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Featured Excursion: Panda Breeding Research Base and Sanxingdui Museum. Not to Miss Moment: Today you’ll have the distinct privilege of visiting Chengdu Panda Base, a nonprofit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals, where you’ll get closer to the amazing animals than you ever could have imagined. 16 CHENGDU » HONG KONG b d BB Check out of your hotel and head to the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for your flight to Hong Kong.

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Stunning Accommodations: Settle into the dazzling Shangri-La Kowloon, where you’ll enjoy two blissful nights near the Victoria Harbour. From your very first glance, you’ll be able to tell why Condé Nast named it one of the best hotels in the world. 17 HONG KONG b S BB Hong Kong presents a dizzying juxtaposition of East and West, ancient and modern. This bustling, glittering, multicultural city, which you’ll explore today, is famous for its soaring skyscrapers, fabulous shopping, Star Ferries crisscrossing Victoria Harbour and the lingering traces of its British colonial past.

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Featured Excursion: “Pearl of the Orient”—Hong Kong’s highlights. Not to Miss Moment: As you tour Hong Kong’s highlights, you’ll venture to Victoria Peak, the “Mountain of Great Peace,” featuring the world’s steepest funicular railway, to see a not-to-be-missed panoramic view of the city. 18 HONG KONG (DEPART) b CB/BB Today, you will be transferred to the Hong Kong International Airport for your flight home.

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Experience the splendor of the delightfully intimate, brand new, all-suite Super Ship, Mekong Jewel, the newest and most luxurious on the river. Explore the beguiling ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, located near the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Indulge in a lavish dinner with an Apsara dance show, a traditional Khmer dance form. Witness daily life along the Mekong from a traditional sampan.

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Featured Excursion: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Not to Miss Moment: This evening, join us onboard the Saigon Princess for dinner and a dance performance with beautiful views of Ho Chi Minh City at night. 3 HO CHI MINH CITY » MY THO (EMBARK) b e BB L D Today’s featured excursion provides a fascinating glimpse of the Viet Cong’s vast network of incredibly narrow tunnels dating back to the Vietnam War. Following lunch, you’ll be taken to the Mekong Jewel.

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Featured Excursion: Vestiges of war—Cú Chi Tunnels. Not to Miss Moment: The Cú Chi Tunnels explore an intriguing aspect of Vietnam’s long struggle to free itself from Western control. The Viet Minh began the series of tunnels and shelters in 1945 to protect themselves from French air raids and they were later expanded for many miles by the Viet Cong, who turned them into underground chambers, complete with boobytrapped tunnels. 4 BEN TRE (TIEN LOI ISLAND) » VINH LONG S BB L D Today, you’ll witness the hustle and bustle of delta river life as the local traders take their produce to market. After breakfast, you’ll board a traditional sampan and explore the narrow canals and backwaters of this famed region. The untouched island of Tien Loi awaits on a unique excursion created exclusively for Uniworld guests, where you can see how local farmers make rooster cages, decorate bonsais in their yards and more. Upon arrival to Vinh Long, your sampans will bring you to a traditional rice factory.

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Featured Excursion: Village life on the Mekong. Back Onboard: Savor an authentic Vietnamese meal this evening.

DAY 5 SA DEC » GIENG ISLAND » CRUISING THE MEKONG RIVER S BB L D

Following breakfast, continue your journey via sampan, where you’ll observe the daily routines of the villagers in Sa Dec. Visit a colorful temple, the home of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le and then venture to Gieng Island, where you’ll experience how a local family makes incense sticks and the conical hat. Featured Excursion: Sampans and colonial romance.

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Visit the local island village of Hong Ngu, a major producer of the traditional Khmer scarves located not far from the Vietnam-Cambodia border. Since they’re woven in many homes around the village, you’ll have the opportunity to see the process firsthand. You’ll also stop at a local temple dedicated to a unique religion founded in this area of Vietnam, Hoa Hoa. Your last and most interesting visit of the day? A visit to the local home of a retired VC General. Featured Excursion: Daily life on the great delta. Onboard: Witness a demonstration of Cambodian traditional dress with the chance to try a few garments yourself.

DAY 7 PHNOM PENH b S BB L D Today, you’ll discover the thriving and exotic capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It stands at the juncture of three captivating rivers and is divided into three districts, the picturesque French colonial area, a handsome residential district and a rapidly changing Old Town. Here, you’ll find an alluring riverside esplanade amid numerous bewitching Buddhist temples, palaces and artifacts. Featured Excursion: Cambodia’s capital—Phnom Penh. Not to Miss Moment: Marvel at an onboard cultural performance of Apsara and traditional folk dances performed by local children.


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Today’s featured excursion may be the most profound and memorable experience of your entire journey. You’ll learn about the infamous Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge and visit a former school turned prison that is now a genocide museum. Featured Excursion: The Killing Fields—tragedy and reconciliation in Cambodia. 9 ANGKOR BAN » WAT HANCHEY b S BB L D If yesterday was an exploration of Cambodia’s dark past, today is a celebration of the country’s bright future. You’ll meet young children at a local school and friendly villagers in their homes, and have a rare opportunity to receive an unforgettable water blessing from local Buddhist monks.

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You’ll disembark in the morning and transfer via executive motorcoach to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, the legendary archaeological site. Featured Excursions: Siem Reap city tour and artisan visit by remork.

Stunning Accommodations: Cap your trip with three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa, minutes away from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat.

DAY 11 ^ SIEM REAP b BB D Today is a bucket list kind of day as you explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, a gigantic religious complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

relief in the world. Although Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its importance is so immeasurable, several other conservation organizations have been enlisted to help ensure its protection.

DAY 12 ^ SIEM REAP b BB FD Today you will enter the spectacular remnants of Angkor Thom, the royal city. Built during the heyday of the Khmer dynasty in the 12th century, this extraordinary complex of Hindu and Buddhist monuments was once lost to the world for many years, hidden under dense jungle vines. Featured Excursion: South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm and Apsara show and farewell dinner. 13 SIEM REAP (DEPART) b BB Check out of your luxury hotel and head to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport for your flight home.

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Featured Excursion: Angkor Wat Temple. Not to Miss Moment: The largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat is the single most recognizable landmark in Cambodia. It is breathtaking in both size and scope, boasting the longest continuous bas-

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INDIA SUMMON INDIA’S TRANSFORMATIVE NATURE AND BREATHTAKING BEAUTY. The sacred Ganges River flows through a dichotomy of bustling cities and uncharted beauty, both of which you’ll discover on this unique combination of land and river itinerary. Step into this mysterious land brimming with temple complexes, world wonders, one-ofa-kind cuisine and vibrant colors that stretch in every direction—and let India touch all of your senses. THE GANGES

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Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown. Not to Miss Moment: You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. 4 AGRA » JAIPUR b BB L D Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.

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DAY 9 MURSHIDABAD » BARANAGAR S BB L D Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area. Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village. Evening Entertainment: This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

DAY 10 THE GANGES BB L D One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

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Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today. Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and India’s French colonial heritage.

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal.

DAY 12 KOLKATA BB L FD The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.

Stunning Accommodations: You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Calcutta Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb.

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Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort. Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.

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Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today. Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market.

DAY 8 MATIARI S BB L D Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari. Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

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Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s house, where you’ll see her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

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15 Included Excursions

5 Nights Touring

3 UNESCO Heritage Sites

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ME TO WE & THE SACRED GANGES

12 Days // Ganges Voyager II

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Spend the pre-tour portion of your trip diving deep into the Indian way of life with our partner, ME to WE. With ME to WE, you’ll delight in two nights at the Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp—luxury accommodations with an Indian flair nestled in the hills of the Aravalli Mountain Range. Partake in a puja—a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony to mark the beginning of your experience. See some of the most magnificent examples of Hindu temples in Kalna. Enjoy a visit to the local NGO Calcutta Rescue, which serves the area’s underprivileged children.

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ME to WE is an immersive and transformative experience in India’s countryside, where you’ll explore India’s vibrant and fascinating culture through one-of-a-kind, unforgettable encounters. With ME to WE, you’ll participate in a community development project, explore nature within the Aravalli mountain range, connect with community members and experience many of India’s age-old traditions in the most soul-stirring of ways. This portion of your itinerary is an alternate start option for the traditional India cruise/tour. After spending your first four days with ME to WE, you’ll join the traditional India cruise/ tour for the rest of your trip.

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Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi Gurgaon. Stunning Accommodations: The Oberoi Gurgaon is a lavish urban sanctuary spread over nine lush acres, with distinct characteristics including high ceilings, an expansive reflection pool, open spaces and original modern art.

DAY 2 NEW DELHI » UDAIPUR » ARAVELI d b BB L D This morning, you’ll transfer from your hotel to your commercial flight to Udaipur, where you’ll then make your way to your home for two nights, the bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp in Rajasthan. After a brief introduction and orientation about your time with ME to WE, you’ll prepare for your interactions with locals with a lesson in basic Hindi phrases. Then, it’s off to the local village to mingle with community members.

DAY 3 ARAVELI BB L D After a blissful night’s sleep in your private cottage or luxury tent, wake up to a sunrise yoga session overlooking the pink-hued Aravalli mountain range. Spend the rest of your morning with women in the community and learn what daily life in rural India is like. Enjoy a savory meal and cup of chai as you take in the beautiful surroundings and a traditional jhapki (Hindi for “siesta”). Then, meet a local farmer before venturing to the project site of your sustainable development project. Featured ME to WE Excursions: Day in the life and local farmer with project building. Evening Entertainment: Cap your first full day with a colorful performance showcasing local folk dance traditions.

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Your time with ME to WE is coming to a close this afternoon, but not before a slew of authentic Indian experiences in nearby Udaipur, often nicknamed “Venice of the East.” Explore Udaipur’s splendor with stops at the City Palace and Taj Lake Palace, followed by lunch on shore and a visit to a lively Indian market before checking into The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. Featured ME to WE Excursions: Sightseeing in Udaipur and lunch on the shore of Lake Pichola with market shopping. Not to Miss Moment: Enjoy lunch on the shores of the beautiful Lake Pichola in the shadow of City Palace and Lake Palace, both world-famous architectural attractions. The majestic City Palace was built almost five centuries ago on a hill that gives stunning views of Udaipur, and you might recognize the Lake Palace from a 1980s James Bond film.

DAY 5 KOLKATA (EMBARK) » KALNA b BB L WD Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world’s holiest river, the sacred Ganges.

Featured ME to WE Excursion: A little Hindi lesson and community welcome.

Back Onboard: This evening, delight in a Captain’s Reception Dinner and Welcome onboard.

Not to Miss Moment: To mark the beginning of your time in Rajasthan, you’ll partake in a Hindu tradition, a puja, a Hindu prayer ceremony that marks the beginning of an auspicious event. The blessing ensures the success and prosperity of the work being undertaken.

DAY 6 KALNA S BB L D Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today.

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Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.” Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market or return to the ship.

DAY 7 MATIARI S BB L D Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari. Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

DAY 8 MURSHIDABAD » BARANAGAR S BB L D Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area. Featured Excursions: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and Baranagar village visit. Evening Entertainment: This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively and fun-filled Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

DAY 9 THE GANGES BB L D One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

DAY 10 MAYAPUR » CHANDANNAGAR » KOLKATA S BB L D Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today. e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

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Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and India’s French colonial heritage.

DAY 11 KOLKATA BB L FD The city of Kolkata is virtually synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa— recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the colonialera British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Calcutta Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb. Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s house, where she lived and worked for decades. See her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

DAY 12 KOLKATA (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB L Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home—or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

CRUISE/TOUR SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

31 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 Nights Touring

14 Included Excursions

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EGYPT PYRAMIDS, TEMPLES AND MONUMENTS GALORE. The Nile ebbs and flows through Egypt’s desertous terrain—the same Nile and terrain traversed by pharaohs and queens thousands of years ago. There’s much to be explored in this ancient and sun-drenched country, like the Great Pyramids, Temple of Luxor, tomb of King Tutankhamun and Citadel of Salah al-Din. Set sail along landscapes shaped by history and time, and rest assured knowing your time cruising the longest river in the world will be second to none. THE NILE

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Explore with your local guide, a trained Egyptologist. Take a dip in the S.S. Sphinx swimming pool or lounge in any number of shaded cabanas on the Sun Deck.

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Arrive at Cairo International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and escorted to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. Stunning Accommodations: For the next two nights, take in the wonders of the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza. The luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Cairo’s elegant Garden City District. 2 CAIRO b BB The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the colors, the sounds, the density of people—and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your Egyptologist will show you a 12th-century citadel and the beautiful Alabaster Mosque.

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DAY 4 DENDERA* » LUXOR b BB L D This morning, you’ll visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom—which you’ll see later this afternoon.

DAY 8 ** ASWAN » EDFU BB L D Spend your morning at leisure exploring Aswan, perhaps stopping for an optional tour of the indescribable rock temples of Abu Simbel. DAY 9 ESNA » LUXOR b BB L D On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Esna was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Featured Excursion: Temple of Khnum.

LUXOR (DISEMBARK) » CAIRO e d b BB FD Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza where you’ll have time to relax before tonight’s Farewell Dinner at the elegant Mena House Hotel. DAY

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11 CAIRO b BB It’s a day of bucket list moments as we venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of amazing monuments to see—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After seeing the pyramids from afar yesterday, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective.

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Featured Excursions: Ancient Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza with small pyramid entry, Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit.

Featured Excursions: Temple of Hathor and Temple of Luxor.

Not to Miss Moment: Today, you’ll visit the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

Evening Entertainment: An evening in Luxor means you’ll enjoy a night listening to the melodies of a local folkloric band onboard.

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5 LUXOR » KOM OMBO b BB L D The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. You’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings.

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Featured Excursion: Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings. Back Onboard: Tonight, don your galabeya (traditional Egyptian attire) for an onboard party featuring traditional Egyptian music.

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After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today, hop aboard a small boat for a birdwatching excursion along the Nile. Featured Excursions: Kom Ombo Temple and birdwatching boat ride. 7 ** ASWAN b B BB L D Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern engineering—the Aswan High Dam—as well as the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Isis Temple complex.

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Featured Excursions: Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis, plus boat ride in traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan. Back Onboard: After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.

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*If sailing to Dendera is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Luxor. **Order of sightseeing may change on Days 7 and 8 due to factors beyond our control.

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4 Nights Touring

15 UNESCO Heritage Sites

1 Welcome Reception 26 Meals Including 1 Farewell Dinner

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“The markets had quality merchandise and the aromas of gluhwein and sausages cooking were very enticing. A hot chocolate laced with Bailey’s in Bamberg was most welcome on a par ticularly cold day.” – Peter

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HOLIDAY SEASON IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL CRUISE OF THE YEAR—and a festive voyage during the holiday season calls for glittering tree-lined avenues, decadent seasonal treats, idyllic winter backdrops, cities dressed in holiday fanfare and countless other once-ayear delights. Peruse centuries-old Christmas Markets with a cup of mulled wine or a locally brewed holiday beer, while taking in the sights and sounds of an old-world holiday. It’s one of the most memorable ways to celebrate the season. THE DANUBE · THE MOSELLE · THE RHINE · THE MAIN · THE SEINE

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Frankfurt, Germany


DAY 1 NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY

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For a holiday extravaganza, look no further than Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in all of Germany— and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin an exploration of Christmas traditions than Nuremberg. Stroll through the castle gardens and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, then walk through a maze of cobblestone lanes down to the central Market Square. There, spread out before the Church of Our Lady, is the largest Christmas Market in Germany.

Featured Excursions: Würzburg Residence visit and Franconian Christmas “Village Day.”

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Located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Wertheim is a lovely village dating back over a thousand years. It epitomizes the friendly, slow-paced small-town atmosphere of many German villages; here, residents greet each other by name as they do their daily shopping for fresh bread and sausage in tiny shops. On your guided walking tour of the village, you’ll hear a lot about daily life in Wertheim, as well as facts about the town and its history. Its many well-preserved medieval buildings—complete with low doors and tiny windows—attest to the inconveniences of life in the Middle Ages. Featured Excursions: Wertheim walking tour with mulled wine and Christmas stollen demonstration.

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Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market.

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After Hours: Take a shuttle back to town this evening for a look at the Christmas Market under the winter night sky.

with soaring skyscrapers as well as traditional Old Town architecture.

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Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking tour with Christmas Market. Your Call: If you have free time today, join us for a “Masterpiece Collection” Bamberg beer experience. 4 KITZINGEN (ROTHENBURG) » WÜRZBURG b BB D Rothenburg looks like something straight out of the pages of a storybook, with its medieval walls, cobbled streets, Gothic churches and Hansel-and-Gretel houses. Join a local expert for an insightful walking tour, and then wander among the stalls at one of Germany’s oldest Christmas Markets.

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Featured Excursions: Full-day Rothenburg walking tour with Christmas Market and Würzburg Christmas Market night stroll.

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Frankfurt is known as the “Mainhattan” of Europe, a financial powerhouse Experience both aspects of the city today, with time to browse the local Christmas Market, one of the best on the continent. Later embark on an evening excursion to the Christmas Market in Wiesbaden. Featured Excursions: Choice of Mainhattan panoramic tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Frankfurt walking tour, and Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market.

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Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Frankfurt International Airport for your flight home. Or transfer to Prague for your post-cruise extension.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

10 Included Excursions

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise Start Dates NUREMBERG TO FRANKFURT River Princess

Dec 1, 8*, 15

Pre- or Post-Cruise Extension

4-Day Prague

*Itinerary operates in reverse.

Additional fees apply. Visit Uniworld.com/Extensions for pricing.

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Grab a cocktail from the S.S. Antoinette’s stylish Bar du Leopard. Follow a local host around breathtaking Lucerne, Switzerland, on a Masterpiece Collection† tour.

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Marvel at the 10-foot dazzling blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier that hangs in the ship’s foyer.

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Note: Holiday markets hours of operation are subject to change and closures vary depending on the city and date.

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Basel, Switzerland


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Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. 2 BASEL b BB L WD Basel is a cultural and artistic powerhouse, with all sorts of galleries, theaters and museums. And at this time of year, the city’s Christmas Market draws visitors from all over Europe, as does its Christmas Street, lined with more than 100 beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees. Do you have a special wish for Christmas? Write it in the Wish Book, which lies open in Basel’s 17th-century Town Hall during Advent, waiting for residents and visitors to express their hopes and dreams for the holiday—or for the world.

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Featured Excursion: Basel walking tour with Christmas Market. Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

KEHL (STRASBOURG) b BB L D Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. With a friendly local expert, see this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossibleto-resist pastry shops that will win your heart. You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log. DAY

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Strasbourg walking tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Strasbourg walking tour. Your Call: Your afternoon is all up to you! Perhaps take a shuttle to explore even more Christmas Markets or make your way along the Alsatian Wine Route, sampling as you go, of course, on a “Masterpiece Collection.”

Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market. However you choose to spend your time in Mainz, you’ll head back to the ship for a short cruise to Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse. Featured Excursions: Choice of Mainz Christmas Market stroll or Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market, and Rüdesheim walk with local treats and Christmas Market. Evening Entertainment: This evening, enjoy an appropriately titled lecture, “European Christmas Traditions.”

DAY 6 RÜDESHEIM » KOBLENZ b BB L D Spend a spectacular morning onboard your luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch atop steep cliffs above the water and each quaint village is marked by the spire of its historic church. After sailing past 40 miles (65 kilometers) of gorgeous scenery, you’ll reach the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called German Corner before embarking on a walking tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures. Featured Excursion: Koblenz walking tour with Christmas Market.

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Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Old Town visit and Christmas Markets. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 4 MANNHEIM (HEIDELBERG) » MAINZ BB L D Your ship left France behind and sailed into Germany during the wee DAY 8 COLOGNE (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB hours of the morning. If you speak no German, here’s one phrase you Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure might want to learn now: “Fröhliche Weihnachten,” or “Merry Christmas!” transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be Today you’ll have two choices: Venture into the storied city of Heidelberg, transferred to Cologne Bonn Airport for your flight home. home to the oldest university in the country, or visit the Doktorenhof *Lunch is not included with Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market. vinegar estate for a special vinegar tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting room is decked for the holidays.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Heidelberg tour with Christmas Market* and Treasure Hunt or private Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting.

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Unwind onboard one of Uniworld’s newest Super Ships, S.S. Beatrice. Stroll around the charming village of Dürnstein and savor a spiced wine tasting.

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Explore the Christmas Market erected in the courtyard of the stunning castle of Thurn and Taxis.

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Vienna, Austria


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Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group

Featured Excursions: Choice of Linz walking tour with Christmas Market or Linz Town & Country: cider farm visit and Christmas Market.

arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to

Onboard: This morning, you’ll cruise along an especially scenic stretch of

the ship.

the Danube called the Schlögener Schlinge, a great loop where the river

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almost doubles back on itself.

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For a truly over-the-top holiday extravaganza, look no further than

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Nuremberg, which boasts the largest and grandest Christmas Market in

After a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the

all of Germany—and that’s really saying something. The “Gingerbread

tiny village of Dürnstein. Walk along its cobbled streets, browse the shops

Capital of the World” pulls out all the stops during the holidays, as

selling apricot schnapps, and perhaps take a quick jaunt up to the ruins

you’ll see for yourself on a panoramic tour guaranteed to put you in a

of a castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, you can taste mulled

festive mood. Two hundred stalls filled with holiday wares—ornaments,

wine and attend an organ concert at an Augustine church.

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nutcrackers, seasonal treats and hand-carved toys—await you, and the irresistible aromas of roasting nuts, cinnamon and grilled sausages waft through the air.

organ concert in a monastery.

Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market. Your Call: An overnight in Nuremberg means plenty of leisure time to explore on your own.

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this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms. Check out the brightest cultural sights, then head to what may very well be the most romantic Christmas Market in all of Germany, nestled within the courtyard of a beautiful baroque castle—as you take in the delights of the markets. Featured Excursions: Regensburg walk with Thurn and Taxis Castle Visit and Christmas Market. 4

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Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known

The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations

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works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” He found Vienna a very inspiring place, and so will you. You’ll have a full day to savor the Christmas spirit in Vienna with over 140 wooden stalls enticing you with every sort of delicacy. Be sure to try the rum balls and nutmeg-spiced macarons, which are local favorites, and amble through the adjacent park to admire the elaborately decorated trees. Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour. Your Call: See the Schönbrunn Palace’s Bergl Rooms, which showcase

Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily

stunning landscape murals by Johann Wenzel Bergl, on a “Masterpiece

wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in

CollectionӠ visit.

Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant

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wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.

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Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure Featured Excursions: Bavarian Forest adventure and Passau walking tour

transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be

with Christmas Market.

transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

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There’s more to Linz than its famous Linzer torte, although that alone makes it well worth a visit. The city has a thriving contemporary art scene,

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and its two Christmas Markets are over-the-top enchanting. In keeping with the Austrian traditions of good food and good music, Linz gave rise to both the Linzer torte and the “Linz Symphony.” The symphony is one of

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Mozart’s most celebrated works. The story goes that the composer was so inspired by the beauty of the city that he finished his Symphony No. 36 in less than a week here in 1783.

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Attend a Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. Delight in a concert featuring works of Mozart and Strauss. Experience a Masterpiece Collection†Bavarian romantic winter walk.

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Vienna, Austria


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Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours, and visit Budapest’s celebrated Christmas Market—one of the largest in Europe. Christmas has been celebrated in Budapest for a thousand years, since the time of St. Stephen, the king who founded the nation of Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm, but the city began as a Roman encampment almost a millennium before that. Over the centuries it was controlled by Germans, Austrians, Ottomans and Communists, all of whom have left traces. Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest city tour with Christmas Market or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour with Christmas Market. Back Onboard: Be treated to a Welcome Dinner.

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Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert and also visit the local Christmas Market—a relatively new (and thoroughly delightful) tradition for Slovakians. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Slovak? “Veselé Vianoce!” The heart and soul of Slovakia, Bratislava is full of surprises. The city straddles

5 KREMS » MELK b BB L D One of the most beautiful abbeys in Austria is still an active Benedictine monastery, but a monastery the likes of which you’ve never seen— Napoleon himself once laid his head here in the lavish imperial quarters. With its 14th-century stained glass windows, the abbey’s jewel box of a church is the perfect setting for a soul-stirring concert of organ music. Both the millennium-old town and the valley itself have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Benedictine Monastery Göttweig with organ concert* or Krems town visit.

DAY 6 LINZ (SALZBURG) b BB L D Your ship docks at Linz, a modern yet historic city that extends across the shimmering waters of the Danube. From there, you’ll head to Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, which is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland this time of year. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of the grand cathedral and absolutely enchanting Christmas Market. Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg walking tour with Christmas Market** or Linz Town & Country: cider farm visit and Christmas Markets.

DAY 7 PASSAU BB L FD Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one—three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town with a guided stroll, then visit the local Christmas Market on the square in front of the cathedral. You’ll find a lot to enjoy here—from miniature houses and blown-glass ornaments to spun-sugar confections—in more than 70 stalls.

the mighty Danube and has played a leading role in the politics and culture of the region for many centuries. Unlike cities with venerable Christmas Markets, Bratislava just established its first holiday market in 1993. But the Slovakians have quickly embraced the seasonal traditions of their Austrian and Hungarian neighbors—and you’ll get to embrace them as well.

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour with Christmas Market. 8 PASSAU (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship in Passau. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your flight home.

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Featured Excursion: Bratislava walking tour with Christmas Market.

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*The organ concert may take place in a different location if the Göttweig Abbey visit falls on a Catholic holiday.

Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent **No lunch is included for the full-day Salzburg walking tour. pastries and its lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, as well as something extra special—VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art. Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour. Your Call: Take your pick of a “Masterpiece Collection” visit to the dazzling Schönbrunn Palace or a concert featuring the works of Mozart and Strauss.

e Embark/Disembark

UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

11 Included Excursions

20 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

Cruise Start Dates BUDAPEST TO PASSAU S.S. Maria Theresa

Dec 2, 16 *Itinerary operates in reverse.

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Enjoy “The City of Light” as it shines brightly on our Paris “Illuminations” Tour.

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Attend a private reception at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection† evening at Moulin Rouge.

Note: Holiday markets hours of operation are subject to change and closures vary depending on the city and date.

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PARIS


1 PARIS (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

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2 VERNON b BB L WD Experience French royalty at Château de Bizy, the “Versailles of Normandy.” Enjoy a private chamber music concert in the marble-columned drawingroom. Following the concert, you’ll catch a glimpse of the floodlit stable yard.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Château de Bizy concert or “Let’s Go” bike to Château de Bizy with concert. Back Onboard: A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 3 ROUEN BB L D Normandy’s medieval capital has a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. See Rouen’s top sights as well as its splendid Christmas Market, held on the square in front of the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times. Another treat awaits at La Couronne—tea and cake at the restaurant where Julia Child had a life-changing first meal in France. For those participating in the “Generations Program,” your family has the opportunity to tour Rouen’s magnificent Le Gros Horloge clock tower or attend a painting class at Monet’s studio. Featured Excursions: Rouen walking tour with Christmas Market, private cathedral choir recital and teatime at La Couronne.

DAY 4 MANTES-LA-JOLIE b BB L D Today you’ll experience the opulence of Versailles as you venture inside the secret apartments, or wander through Châteax de Ruel Malmaison, which was the home of Joséphine and Napoléon, and visit the Basilica. Featured Excursions: Choice of Versailles Palace Secret Apartments or Château de Rueil Malmaison, Home of Joséphine and Napoléon, and visit the Basilica.

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BB L D The cultural, political, artistic and financial heart of France, Paris is entrancing, magical and exhilarating. Every view is postcard worthy, and for the next few days it is yours to enjoy. Explore the inside of the Paris Opera, known as the “Versailles for everyone”. A true art form, the shop windows on one of the city’s chicest streets can’t be missed when dressed up for the holiday. See these enchanting displays for yourself and you’ll understand why people from all over visit and delight at them. 5

Featured Excursions: Paris Opera and Boulevard Haussman walking tour and Paris “Illuminations” Tour.

6 PARIS b BB D No matter the season, Paris is truly a city of wonder. There’s no better way to start your stay then cruising past iconic landmarks such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. With the spirit of the holiday in the air, choose between a bike ride along the Seine or wander through the Christmas market, tasting plenty of sweets as you do. Enjoy a guided walk through the Île de la Cité and the Latin Quarter, two famous neighborhoods that were once home to notable artists and writers, including Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of “Taste of Christmas” walking tour to Paris Left Bank or “Let’s Go” Seine Riverbank bike ride, and “Heart of Paris Seine Cruise”. 7 PARIS b BB L FD After visiting Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV was so green with envy that he gave his modest hunting lodge a total makeover. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has been exquisitely restored, and, at this time of year, it is transformed into a fairyland: Roaring fires blaze in marble fireplaces; lavishly decorated Christmas trees add festive color to the stately rooms—every salon looks fit to receive the Sun King once again.

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Featured Excursion: Private reception at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Back Onboard: This evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

DAY 8 PARIS (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

CRUISE SNAPSHOT 7 Nights Cruising

1 Private Experience

19 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

2 UNESCO Heritage Sites

12 Included Excursions

Cruise Start Dates PARIS TO PARIS S.S. Joie de Vivre

e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Dec 6, 13, 20, 27

GENERATIONS CRUISE DATES PARIS TO PARIS S.S. Joie de Vivre

Dec 20, 27

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11 Days // S.S. Maria Theresa

GERMANY

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

PASSAU 1

Private Experience sparkling wine reception at Artstetten Castle with a member of the Habsburg royal family. Enjoy a Masterpiece Collection Puppet Theater performance at Schönbrunn Palace. †

Attend a Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum.

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3 SALZBURG

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Note: Holiday markets hours of operation are subject to change and closures vary depending on the city and date.

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Bratislava, Slovakia


DAY 1 PASSAU (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Munich Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Passau. DAY 2 PASSAU b BB L WD Old-town Passau is built on a spit of land that looks almost like a ship with its narrow prow jutting into the water, a fitting shape for a city that has been an important center of river trade since it was founded by the ancient Romans. Today a local expert shows you the highlights of this delightful and accessible town located at the confluence of three rivers— the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour. After Hours: This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a Christmas Eve Mass and organ concert at Passau Cathedral.

DAY 3 LINZ (SALZBURG AND OBERNDORF) b BB L D Your ship docks in Linz today. From there, you’ll travel to the alpine cities of Salzburg and Oberndorf for a delightful full-day excursion. Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Fans of “The Sound of Music” may recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town, the site of a grand cathedral and a wonderful Christmas Market. You’ll also visit the nearby town of Oberndorf, where the world’s most beloved Christmas carol was composed and performed for the first time. Featured Excursion: Full-day Salzburg and Oberndorf. 4 GREIN b BB L D Your diary entry for today will say “Cocktails with the princess at the castle.” Raise a glass with a bona fide member of Austrian royalty at her 13th-century home, Artstetten Castle, and hear some intriguing tales about her Habsburg ancestors. Also on the agenda—a walk through charming Grein and a peek inside Austria’s oldest theater.

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Featured Excursions: Grein walking tour with oldest Austrian theater and private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty.

DAY 5 MELK » DÜRNSTEIN b BB L D Melk Abbey has an unexpectedly opulent library filled not only with rare and precious books but also secret doors and optical illusions. After your visit, cruise the Wachau Valley to the tiny village of Dürnstein, where you can browse the shops selling apricot schnapps, hike up to the ruins of a castle, taste mulled wine and attend an organ concert at a local church. Your river adventure today takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, bookended by two picturesque and historic towns, Melk and Dürnstein. Featured Excursions: Melk Abbey with library visit and Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery. Back Onboard: Later today, you’ll cruise the gorgeous Wachau Valley to the tiny village of Dürnstein.

DAY 6 VIENNA b BB L D Renowned for its art and architecture, its classical music, its decadent pastries and its lengthy list of famous former residents, the refined city of Vienna is a cultural treasure trove. Experience the city with your choice of tours, followed by an evening concert of Mozart and Strauss, performed at a 12th-century monastery.

Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at Vienna Art History Museum with Choice of Vienna – Imperial City highlights or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour, and private Mozart and Strauss concert.

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7 VIENNA BB L D A day of free time to explore Vienna at your leisure awaits. Maybe the Viennese love for music, food, drink and stunning architecture will compel you to visit one of the many pubs, coffeehouses, wine taverns, art museums and sprawling palaces. Or, choose to join a “Masterpiece Collection”† excursion that will bring you to the exquisite Puppet Theater at Schönbrunn Palace. Here, you can enjoy a captivating, award-winning performance.

DAY 8 VIENNA » BRATISLAVA b BB L D Once hidden from the world behind the “Iron Curtain,” Slovakia retains an air of mystery and intrigue, and its small capital city has an unexpectedly colorful history. You’ll learn more about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, then have free time to check out the whimsical street art and sample delicious delicacies found only in Slovakia. Featured Excursion: Bratislava—small but precious walking tour. 9 BUDAPEST b BB L GD Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. Get a taste of this dynamic capital city with your choice of tours. The highlight of the day comes after darkness falls, with a glorious exclusive New Year’s Eve gala dinner and dancing.

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Featured Excursions: Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour, and private New Year’s Gala Dinner and Dance.

DAY 10 BUDAPEST b BB L FD Start off the New Year on a high note with an excursion to a village of talented artisans and craftspeople who live and create beautiful things together. The village is also home to two museums you’re welcome to visit—one devoted to lovely ceramics and the other to the art of marzipan. Featured Excursion: Szentendre artists’ village. 11 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT 10 Nights Cruising

3 Private Experiences

29 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Gala Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites

15 Included Excursions

e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

† Experiences are optional and available for an additional cost.

Cruise Start Date PASSAU TO BUDAPEST S.S. Maria Theresa

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GRAND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S

13 Days // S.S. Beatrice

GERMANY

1 NUREMBERG

UNIQUELY UNIWORLD

REGENSBURG 3 DEGGENDORF 5

Enjoy a Morning with the Masters at the Vienna Art History Museum. Savor a New Year’s Gala Dinner and Dance at a Viennese palace.

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Note: Holiday markets hours of operation are subject to change and closures vary depending on the city and date.

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DAY 1 NUREMBERG (EMBARK) b e D Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. DAY 2 NUREMBERG b BB L WD You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin a celebration of the holiday season than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is an archetypal German medieval city and is home to a world-renowned gingerbread called lebkuchen. Featured Excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market. Back Onboard: This evening, be treated to a delightful Welcome Dinner.

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REGENSBURG

BB L D Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along a marvel of modern engineering, the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting town of Regensburg, known for its stunningly preserved medieval quarter. 3

After Hours: Tonight, you’ll be free to explore the UNESCO-designated medieval city on your own, and if you like, you may attend midnight Mass in one of Regensburg’s historic churches.

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REGENSBURG

BB L D The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms and captivating architectural style. Check out the best and brightest cultural sights and plunge into the town’s ancient past. 4

Featured Excursions: “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour.

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Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere. Featured Excursion: Bavarian Forest adventure.

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Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert who will regale you with stories about the town’s colorful (and ancient) past. Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour.

apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Featured Excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with spiced wine tasting and organ concert in a monastery and private Artstetten Castle reception with a member of Habsburg royalty. 9 VIENNA b BB L D Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”

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Featured Excursions: “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum and choice of Vienna city tour with Christmas Market or “Taste of Christmas” Vienna walking tour, and a private Mozart and Strauss concert. 10 VIENNA b BB L GD Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg emperors, spend some time exploring Vienna on your own and then ring in the New Year in style.

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Featured Excursion: Bergl Rooms at Schönbrunn and private New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance at a Viennese palace.

DAY 11 VIENNA BB L FD After enjoying some extra free time to explore Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. You have the morning at leisure. You could relax onboard or ramble through glorious Vienna. Featured Excursions: A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. 12 BUDAPEST b BB L D Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show you all the highlights.

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Featured Excursion: Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit. 13 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARK) e b CB/BB Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.

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7 LINZ (SALZBURG) b BB L D *Lunch is not included with full-day Salzburg. Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. You definitely chose the perfect time of year to explore this refined and much-loved city. If you’re a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town.

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CRUISE SNAPSHOT

Featured Excursions: Choice of full-day Salzburg* or Linz Town & Country: Linzertorte and cider farm visit.

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12 Nights Cruising

3 Private Experiences

35 Meals Including 1 Welcome Dinner, 1 Gala Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner

6 UNESCO Heritage Sites

15 Included Excursions

e Embark/Disembark UNESCO Site

b Motorcoach d Flight S Boat

CB/BB Contl Breakfast/Buffet L Lunch D Dinner WD/FD Welcome/Farewell Dinner

Cruise Start Date NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST S.S. Beatrice

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“The cruise exceeded my expec tations. It was the most enjoya ble vacation I’ve had. The pre-cruise extension in Buda pest was very well done.” – Sharon, Delightful Danu be & Pragu e

There’s so much to see, so much to do

AND SO MUCH TO EXPLORE

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Our carefully curated pre- and post-cruise/tour extensions make it easy to add a few days to the beginning or end of your trip, while leaving the planning to us. Packages include a variety of hotel options, transfers and a dedicated destination expert to escort you along the way. Go ahead and stay a while, there’s plenty more to explore. 3-DAY AMSTERDAM

Castles along the Rhine……………....................................................p. 48

3-DAY BASEL & LAKE LUCERNE

Castles along the Rhine………...............................................…….....p. 48

3-DAY BUDAPEST

European Jewels……………................................................................p. 54 Enchanting Danube……………...........................................................p. 58 Delightful Danube & Prague…………........................................….....p. 60 Highlights of Eastern Europe…………….............................................p. 66

3-DAY BASEL & LAKE LUCERNE

4-DAY OBERAMMERGAU

Delightful Danube & Prague……………............................................p. 60 Portraits of Eastern Europe..........................................................p. 72

3-DAY PRAGUE

Enchanting Danube...............…......................................................p. 58

4-DAY PRAGUE

Classic Christmas Markets…………..........................................…...p. 126

3-DAY VIENNA

Authentic Danube & Prague……………............................................p. 62 Alluring Amsterdam & Vienna…………….........................................p. 68

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Paris & Normandy……......................................................…..……...p. 80 Burgundy & Provence……...................................................………...p. 82 Brilliant Bordeaux……………............................................................p. 84 Grand France………................................................................……...p. 86 A Portrait of Majestic France……...........................................……...p. 86 4-DAY OBERAMMERGAU

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong.............p. 108

4-DAY HONG KONG

Highlights of China & the Yangtze……………....................................p. 98 China, Tibet & the Yangtze………..........................................….…...p. 100

7-DAY ULAANBAATAR AND GOBI DESERT

Highlights of China & the Yangtze............................................…...p. 98

3-DAY VARANASI

India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges………...............……...p. 114 ME to WE & the Sacred Ganges……………......................................p. 116

6-DAY JORDAN

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile…………….........................................p. 122

5-DAY JERUSALEM

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S.S. BEATRICE S.S. BEATRICE ELATES AND ASTOUNDS. The designers from Red Carnation Hotels worked their creative magic on River Beatrice, transforming her into the dazzling S.S. Beatrice for 2018. This jewel of a ship graces the waters of the DANUBE AND MAIN RIVERS, boasting yacht-like finishes and splashes of nautical hues throughout, a stunning lobby featuring elegant mirrors, marble floors, a white Murano chandelier with blue shades and a grand staircase made of nickel and black iron. The design inspiration began with 14th-century blue and white Chinese export porcelain, and the Dutch derivation known known as Delftware, merging ancient tradition with the modernity of blonde wood and polished nickel accents—resulting in an interior that is luxurious yet timeless. Her lounge features sofas and chairs with handmade upholstery by esteemed design houses, a parquet floor and innovative new touches like solar shades and USB ports. S.S. Beatrice created enhanced dining and culinary experiences by offering four unique venues inspired by famous Austrian composers.

2018 T R A N S F O R M AT I O N 2009 I N A U G U R AT I O N 152 G U E S T S | 55 S TA F F T R AV E L S O N D A N U B E R I V E R ROYAL SUITES: 2 (390 ft2) GRAND SUITES: 2 (310 ft2) SUITES: 12 (225 ft2) DELUXE FRENCH BALCONY: 13 (150 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 37 (150 ft2) CLASSIC: 10 (150 ft2)

Artwork throughout this ship includes pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto. From stem to stern, she’s more magnificent than ever.

LENGTH: 430 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts Bridge

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S.S. BON VOYAGE A SHIP THAT PERSONIFIES THE BRILLIANCE OF BORDEAUX. After undergoing an extensive stem-to-stern transformation, River Royale reemerged along the DORDOGNE AND GARONNE RIVERS as S.S. BON VOYAGE for the 2019 sailing season. This brand-new ship was inspired by the region’s historic surroundings and incredible wine and gastronomy that Southwest France is known for—complete with a design scheme that showcases just that, as well as several enhanced culinary experiences onboard. As a nod to France’s culinary prowess, S.S. Bon Voyage introduced two new dining venues, La Brasserie and Le Café du Soleil (known as La Belle Étoile at night). Nestled discreetly at the ship’s bow, La Brasserie pays homage to Paris’ renowned Bouillon Pigalle restaurant with its charming red and white décor, and serves classic French fare. Le Café du Soleil flanks the newly installed infinity pool, offering up poolside service as well as open-air cooking demonstrations from specialist chefs. Her stunning lobby reveals polished wood with subtle brass detailing that complements the handcrafted balustrade. Le Salon Champagne boasts specially commissioned sofas and jewelcolored stripes that echo the ones in Yves Saint Laurent’s very own home. It’s a ship so stunning, you may never want to leave.

Le Café du Soleil (La Belle Étoile)

Infinity Pool

2019 T R A N S F O R M AT I O N 2006 I N A U G U R AT I O N 124 G U E S T S | 50 S TA F F T R AV E L S O N D O R D O G N E R I V E R , G ARONNE RIVER , GIRONDE ESTUARY GRAND SUITES: 2 (280 ft2) SUITES: 2 (210 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 22 (140 ft2) DELUXE: 30 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 6 (151 ft2) LENGTH: 361 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts Bridge

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S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF NORTHERN FRANCE. S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE effortlessly celebrates all things French, bringing “Paris into color”—as Stanley Tollman, founder of The Travel Corporation, affectionately noted in his original design brief. Toni Tollman, the creative visionary behind Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld, and the rest of our design team, drew inspiration from the elegance of Paris from the 1930s to the 1950s, weaving in playful accents reminiscent of her favorite French designers. This fantastically French Super Ship is truly the embodiment of the “joy of living” as she cruises along the SEINE RIVER. S.S. Joie de Vivre’s attention to detail is unmatched, with fabrics and upholstery from the Tollman’s historical archives as well as some of the most esteemed design houses in Europe. Throughout the ship, there’s a number of original linen posters dating between the 1860s and 1940s, and Le Salon Toulouse showcases 64 pictures depicting Paris in 1861 in a series known as “Paris dans sa splendour.” Additional artwork throughout the ship includes works by Georges Goursat, a famed cartoonist from the early 1900s and one of Toni Tollman’s favorites.

2017 I N A U G U R AT I O N 128 G U E S T S | 54 S TA F F T R AV E L S O N S E I N E R I V E R GRAND SUITES: 2 (410 ft2) SUITES: 8 (260 ft2) DELUXE FRENCH BALCONY: 16 (194 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 29 (194 ft2) CLASSIC: 9 (180–162 ft2) LENGTH: 410 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts Bridge

Deck de Montmartre

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

S.S. JOIE DE VIVRE

Victor Hugo Deck

Serenity River Spa

401

403

405

407

411

415

417

419

421

423

425

409

Swimming Pool Club L’Esprit / Claude's

Le Bistrot

427

Fitness Center

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

418

Bar 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

416

420

422

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426

Salon Toulouse Bar / 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Staterooms 410/412 available as connecting staterooms

Balzac Deck 301

303

305

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315

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319

321

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330

Reception

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316

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318

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322

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328

Le Restaurant Pigalle

Staterooms 301/303 and 302/304 available as connecting staterooms

Jules Verne Deck

Grand Suite Elevator

Suite

Deluxe French Balcony

203 204

201

205 206

French Balcony

La Cave des Vins

202

207 208

209

Guest Laundry

Classic

• Triple accommodation available

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S.S. LA VENEZIA New for 2020

THE VIVACITY OF VENICE SHINES ONBOARD THIS NEW ITALIAN SUPER SHIP. She makes her way around the VENICE LAGOON, showing guests exactly what it means to experience la bea vita—the beautiful life. River Countess transformed into S.S. LA VENEZIA, which will cruise around the most romantic city in the world with a completely new design and our classic Super Ship signature touches.

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S.S. La Venezia offers a vibrant yet sophisticated discovery of Venice and its surrounding islands, and stands as a witness to Italy’s incomparable architecture, artistic contributions, world-renowned fashion and famed cuisine.

GRAND SUITES: 2 (302 ft2) SUITES: 4 (214 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 14 (151 ft2)

T R AV E L S O N V E N I C E L A G O O N

LENGTH: 361 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE: 36 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 7 (151 ft2)

Lido di Venezia Deck

Bridge

Cielo’s

Murano Deck 401

403

407

405

409

411

415

421

419

423

Cruise Manager Desk

Reception

Hari’s Bar & Lounge

Bar

Bistro

402

404

408

406

410

412

416

422

420

424

Ristorante Rialto

Staterooms 410/408 available as connecting staterooms

201 202

203

205 206

204

207

209 210

Fitness Center

208

301

309 310

303

311 312

302

315 314

304

317 316

307

319 318

305

321 320

308

323 322

306

325 324

La Cantinetta

211

Mazzorbo Deck

24hr Coffee & Tea Station

212

Burano Deck

Serenity River Spa

Staterooms 323/321 and 206/204 available as connecting staterooms

Suite

French Balcony

Deluxe

103 104

105

107 108

Grand Suite

106

109

Torcello Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

• Triple accommodation available

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S.S. MARIA THERESA SHE EXUDES THE SOPHISTICATION AND RESPLENDENCE OF ROYALTY. This splendidly elegant ship cruises along the DANUBE RIVER boasting ultra-luxurious accommodations fit for Empress Maria Theresa herself. As a tribute to the only female ruler in the House of Habsburg, a 10-foot-tall, specially commissioned portrait of S.S. MARIA THERESA’S namesake hangs in the twostory foyer. She was voted “Best New River Ship” by Cruise Critic her maiden season, and for good reason. Thoughtful personal touches abound onboard, including décor inspired by the time period in which Maria Theresa reigned. Her interiors exhibit colorful silk-clad walls, a Murano glass chandelier located in the lobby, over-the-top window treatments, eye-catching patterns in every room, a collection of hand-painted coronets and a mosaic-tiled enclosed swimming pool—just to name a few. Original artwork throughout includes works by Frederik Bloemaert, a Dutch engraver and printmaker. Travel like royalty on this floating masterpiece.

GRAND SUITE: 1 (410 ft2) SUITES: 10 (305 ft2) DELUXE BALCONY: 18 (194 ft2)

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LENGTH: 443 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

FRENCH BALCONY: 36 (194 ft2) CLASSIC: 10 (162 ft2) Bridge

Dürer Sun Deck

S.S. MARIA THERESA

S.S. MARIA THERESA S.S. MARIA THERESA

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

421

419

423

425

427

Pool

Habsburg Salon

402

404

406

408

410

412

414

416

418

422

420

424

426

Bar

428

Bar

430

Bar du Leopard

429

Hofburg Deck Bohemian Terrace

Reception

301 302

303 304

305 306

308

307

309 310

315

311 312

314

317 316

319 318

321

323 320

327

325 322

324

329 326

331 328

333 330

335 332

336

334

337

Schönbrunn Deck Baroque Restaurant

Grand Suite Elevator

Suite

Deluxe Balcony

French Balcony

202

201

Guest Fitness Viennese Lipizzan Laundry Center Café Cinema

204

203 208

205 210

206

207 Serenity River Spa

212

Bavarian Deck

Classic

• Triple accommodation available

NOTE: Suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies that, with a touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Suite 401 has a French balcony. Designated adjoining staterooms are available. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Uniworld.com/SSMariaTheresa 153


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S.S. SÃO GABRIEL New for 2020

A SHIP AS SCENIC AS PORTUGAL’S DRAMATIC DOURO RIVER VALLEY. In 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set out with a fleet of warships on his first voyage to India. His ship’s name? São Gabriel. And much like his lead vessel, this new ship on the DOURO RIVER was built for those culturally curious enough to explore new horizons. The S.S. SÃO GABRIEL will set sail with the same fervor that da Gama’s ship did on its quest to find an ocean route between Europe and Asia. The newest ship on the Douro will debut with more space, more suites and a higher crew-to-guest ratio than her predecessor, Queen Isabel. With the addition of butler service onboard and two dining venues—a restaurant and an alfresco option on the top deck— Portugal’s first Super Ship will never cease to amaze you.

S.S. SÃO GABRIEL

Sun Deck

Pool

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Azores Deck 315

311

309

307

305

303

301

316

314

312

310

308

306

304

302

T R AV E L S O N D O U R O R I V E R

Shop Reception

317

Lounge

Bar

Office

GRAND SUITES: 4 (307 ft2) SUITES: 12 (220 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 20 (156 ft2) DELUXE: 10 (156 ft2) CLASSIC: 4 (135 ft2)

201

203

207

205

211

209

217

215

221

219

Cape Verde Deck

202

204

208

206

212

210

216

214

218

220

Restaurant

Grand Suite

Suite

107

105

103

101

108

106

104

102

111

109

112

110

114

115

Madeira Deck

French Balcony

LENGTH: 262 ft WIDTH: 37 ft VOLTAGE: 220 volts

Spa

Gym

Deluxe

Classic

Elevator

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S.S. CATHERINE A GRAND DISPLAY OF ELEGANCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL . Step onboard the sensational S.S. CATHERINE and discover a combination of custom-designed interiors and high-tech innovations, punctuated by sumptuous materials and whimsical accents. She travels along the RHÔNE AND SAÔNE RIVERS showing off the finest in luxury river cruising, such as a waterfall that encircles the glass elevator and a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and life-size glass horse crafted by the most prominent glass artist in the world, Pino Signoretto, in Venice, Italy.

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Also not to be forgotten on this splendid Super Ship the Bar du Leopard. This stylish lounge features chic leopard-print fabrics, elephant-head bar rails and a glassed-in swimming pool that sports a mosaic tile mural of the same jungle-inspired motif—creating a mesmerizing ambiance that can only be found onboard S.S. Catherine.

T R AV E L S O N R H Ô N E R I V E R , SAÔNE RIVER

FRENCH BALCONY: 38 (194 ft2) CLASSIC: 12 (162 ft2)

GRAND SUITE: 1 (410 ft2) SUITES: 5 (305 ft2) DELUXE BALCONY: 23 (194 ft2)

LENGTH: 443 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts Bridge

Sun Deck

S.S. CATHERINE

401

403

405

407

411

409

417

415

421

419

423

427

425

Pool

Matisse Terrace

Van Gogh Lounge

402

404

406

408

412

410

416

414

418

422

420

424

426

432

428

Bar 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

430

Bar du Leopard

429

431

Camargue Deck

309

307

305

303

301

310

308

306

304

302

311 312

323 320

315

325 322

314

327 324

317

329 326

316

331 328

319

333 330

318

335 332

321

337 336

Serenity River Spa

334

Avignon Deck

Saint Remy Deck

Grand Suite

Reception Cézanne Restaurant

Suite

Deluxe Balcony

French Balcony

207

205

203

201

206

204

202

209 210

208

211 212

Guest Laundry The Coffee Shop

Fitness Center

Classic

Elevator • Triple accommodation available

NOTE: Deluxe balcony staterooms and suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with a touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Uniworld.com/SSCatherine 157


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S.S. SPHINX New for 2020

A SUPER SHIP AS IMPRESSIVE AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST STUNNING MONUMENTS. As part of the only luxury river cruise line in Egypt, the newest ship on the NILE RIVER captures the essence of the Great Sphinx of Giza. S.S. SPHINX’S reimagined design scheme will bring the beauty of the region to life onboard, with Sun Deck locally sourced Egyptian fabrics, artwork and hand-carved furnishings.

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Sun Deck

302

215 215

208

206

204

Gym

Massage

Center 202Pool

214 214

212 212

111111 301

312

310

308

211

306

Lobby

314

Abu Simbel DeckKitchen 215

303

305

Luxor Deck 316

Lounge

304

302

Wheelhouse

102

307

104

108

106

309

114 114

101

103

107

111 112

311

Gym Gym

204 204

Wheelhouse Wheelhouse

Massage

Center 202 Massage 202 Center

Lounge Lounge

Luxor Deck Luxor Deck Kitchen Kitchen

Restaurant Restaurant

Restaurant

209

207

205

203

201

210

208 Suite 206 Grand

109

105

Lobby

214 212 Royal Suite

206 206

Lobby Lobby Lobby

110

114

315

208 208

Dendera Dendera Deck Deck

Dendera Deck

Karnak Deck

210 210

102 102

210

105

212

109

Lobby

Sun 214 Deck

306 306

Lobby Lobby

201

101 101

203

207 207

103 103

205

302 304 302 304

LENGTH: 236 ft WIDTH: 48.5 ft 205 VOLTAGE: 203220 201 volts 205 203 201

104 104

207

209 209

108 108

209

211 211

112 112

211

308 308

Abu Abu Simbel Simbel Deck Deck

Abu Simbel Deck 215

310 310

107 107

304

312 312

314

105 105

308

309 309

106 106

310

ROYAL SUITES: 4 (495 ft2) GRAND SUITES: 20 (430 ft2) SUITES: 2 (344 ft2) 303 307 305 303 301 DELUXE 2 (285 ft2) 307 305 FRENCH BALCONY: 301 Lobby FRENCH BALCONY: 14 (233 ft2) Lobby

109 109

312

316

Pool

110 110

314

Wheelhouse

316

306

S.S. Sphinx will steer you to numerous bucket-list destinations, filling you with endless wonder and Poolintrigue as you sail past manmade marvels, wonders of the world and ancient temple complexes. Karnak Karnak Deck Deck This ship features 26 suites, two gourmet dining venues, including a Karnak Deck 315 311 315 311 massage room, a swimming pool, and not to mention, sweeping views 303 315 311 309 307 305 301 of the longest river in the world. 316 314 Lobby

Gym

204 Suite

Massage

Center French Balcony 202 Deluxe

Royal Suite Royal Suite French Balcony

Grand Suite Grand Suite

Suite Suite

Deluxe French Balcony Deluxe French Balcony

Elevator

101

103

107

111

Dendera Deck

102

104

108

106

110

112

114

Lobby

Lounge

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S.S. ANTOINETTE LAYER UPON LAYER OF LUXURIOUS FEATURES STRETCH IN EVERY DIRECTION. The bright and vibrant S.S. ANTOINETTE sails the RHINE RIVER with accents that will leave you speechless. Take her Venetian glass mirrors, stunning marble bathrooms, enclosed pool, onboard cinema dressed in vintage movie posters, L’Orangerie Sky Lounge and gorgeous two-story foyer, for example. The foyer’s focal point? A stunning 10-foot Strauss Baccarat chandelier that once hung in Central Park’s famous Tavern on the Green restaurant.

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S.S. Antoinette’s dining room boasts a custom ceramic mural designed by artist Jane du Rand. Her one-of-a-kind murals adorn the walls of hotels, spas, public spaces and our personal favorite—several of our ships. Step into the ship’s Restaurant de Versailles for a look at her mural, which takes us back to the grand gardens of French châteaux in the 1700s. Jane du Rand lives by the motto that “everything worth doing is worth doing well,” and S.S. Antoinette embodies exactly that.

Bar du Leopard

T R AV E L S O N R H I N E R I V E R GRAND SUITE: 1 (391 ft2) SUITES: 8 (294 ft2) DELUXE BALCONY: 20 (196 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 33 (196 ft2) CLASSIC: 14 (163 ft2) LENGTH: 443 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

Bridge

L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

400

402

404

406

408

412

410

414

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422

420

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403

419 320

405

421 322

407

423 324

411

425 326

409

427 328

415

429 330

417

431

Bar Serenity River Spa

332

Swimming Pool

426

Shower

424

La Princesse Deck Salon du Grand Trianon

24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

300

302

304

308

306

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318

La Duchesse Deck Travel Desk Restaurant de Versailles

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303

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311

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333

Reception Fitness Center

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Deluxe Balcony

206

201

203

207

French Balcony

Le Cinema Pigalle

205

210

208

211

212 215

209

214

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217

La Countesse Deck

Classic

Guest Laundry 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Elevator

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MEKONG JEWEL New for 2020

A BLEND OF TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND MODERN LUXURIES IN THE HEART OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. Experience the diverse cultures and uncharted beauty of the MEKONG RIVER on a spectacular new Super Ship, MEKONG JEWEL. What has long been the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong River connects six countries and offers an enthralling look at the long and glorious histories of Vietnam and Cambodia. This incredibly spacious, multistory ship will have you charmed by your surroundings from the moment you step onboard. The all-suite Mekong Jewel is made of sustainable and eco-friendly materials, and features artwork inspired by the landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia, beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, a pool, two dining venues and a wellness center complete with a nail and hair bar. An experience like no other awaits on the newest ship to grace the Mekong.

Sun Deck Sun Deck 302 304 306

Sun Deck Pool

Pool

308

310 Library

301 303 305

307

309

Orchid Deck

Restaurant

301 303 305

307

Gift shop

201 203 205 207 209 211

307

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T R AV E L Indoor S OLounge N MEKONG RIVER Restaurant

202 204 206 208 210 212

Gift shop

202 204 206 208 210 212

301 303 305

309

Indoor Lounge

Reception

308

Orchid 2020 Deck I N A U G U R AT I O N Reception

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310

Library

302 304 306

Orchid Deck

308

302 304 306 Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge Library

Pool

Gift shop

201 203 205 207

201 203 205 207 209 211

Lotus Deck

Indoor Lounge

ROYAL SUITES: 2 (924 ft2) 2 GRAND SUITES: 2 (551 ft102 ) 104 106 108 1 (BALCONY): 18 (339 ft2) 102 104 106 108SUITES 110 112 Dining Hall SUITES (FRENCH BALCONY): 12101 (339103 ft2) 105 107 1

Lotus Deck

Lotus Deck

101 103 105 107 109

102 104 106 108 Dining 110Hall 112

111

LENGTH: 262 ft

101 103 105 107 109

Dining Hall

Jasmine Deck

Jasmine Deck WIDTH: 42 ft

111

Laundry VOLTAGE: 220 volts Laundry

Jasmine Deck Laundry

Salon

Spa

Gym

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Gym

Spa

Gym

Sauna & Steam

Spa

Sauna & Steam

Royal Suite Royal Suite

Salon

Grand Suite

Suite

Grand Suite Elevator

Suite Grand Suiteprivate open-air Suite Elevator NOTE: Suites Royal on the Sun Deck and Orchid deck have balconies. While the Mekong Jewel is a beautiful and luxurious ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Uniworld.com/MekongJewel 163

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RIVER DUCHESS SOOTHING EARTH TONES ENCASED IN ELEGANT DÉCOR. Dressed in soft hues of blue, green and cream, RIVER DUCHESS provides a tranquil retreat on the MAIN AND RHINE RIVERS. Enjoy ever-changing views of Europe’s most fabled waterways from the guest-favorite Blue Danube Lounge or La Motte Sky Lounge. Pay close attention to vintage photography throughout, which features shots of James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and other noteworthy public figures from the 1950s-60s.

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Additional art onboard includes works by Picasso and Jane Wells Loudon. Jane Wells Loudon’s artwork ties in perfectly with River Duchess’ calming earth tones—as most of her work includes detailed drawings of flowers and plants that were onced used in horticulture texts.

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LENGTH: 361 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 9 (151 ft2)

SUITES: 4 (214 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft2)

Bridge

La Motte Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

401

403

407

405

409

411

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423

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402

404

408

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424

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Blue Danube Lounge

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 408/410 and 421/423 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

205

203

201

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202

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204

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208

301 302

Fitness Center

211

303 304

24-Hour Coffee Internet and Tea Station Patio Lounge

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Main Deck Serenity River Spa

Staterooms 321/323 and 204/206 available as connecting staterooms

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106

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Deluxe

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Classic

Elevator

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RIVER EMPRESS SUBTLE JEWEL TONES ELICIT A COSMOPOLITAN FLAIR. The RIVER EMPRESS’ stylistic approach is framed by rich colors, a soothing atmosphere and striking décor. Take in the refined elegance of the 1960s New York jazz club-esque dining room or gaze out on Europe’s scenic heartland as you relax on the Sun Deck. Artwork throughout the ship includes an impressive collection of pieces by Max Beerbohm, Georges Goursat, Pablo Picasso and Julian Opie. The distinctive style of contemporary artist Julian Opie, who is

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known for his unique blend of Pop Art and minimalism, enthralls guests from the moment they step onboard. The River Empress lobby features several pieces from Opie’s “Twenty Six Portraits” art series, comprised primarily of bold silhouettes of his family, friends

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and people who would visit his studio. LENGTH: 361 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 9 (151 ft2)

SUITES: 4 (214 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft2)

Sky Lounge

Sun Deck

Bridge

401

403

405

407

409

411

417

415

419

421

423

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Bar

402

406

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408

410

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416

418

420

422

424

Restaurant Reception

Captain’s Lounge and Library

Staterooms 407/409, 408/410, 415/417 and 416/418 available as connecting staterooms

Danube Deck

Staterooms 311/315 and 312/314 available as connecting staterooms

205

203

201

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202

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Fitness Center

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24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

Suite

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Deluxe

103 104

102

107

105

108

106

110

109

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Classic

Guest Laundry

Elevator

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RIVER PRINCESS STYLISH ACCENTS MEET COLORFUL CONTRASTS. Warm jewel-tone greens, browns, reds and a mix of black and white seamlessly work together, providing a vibrant yet sophisticated atmosphere for your time sailing some of the most breathtaking stretches of the RHINE, MAIN AND DANUBE RIVERS. RIVER PRINCESS’ many contrasts live in harmony on this unabashedly unique ship, setting a delightful tone for your discovery of Europe’s many cultures and treasures. Original art includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and other greats. And artist Henry Dawnay’s cheerful painting, “The Drawing Room,” currently resides in the Captain’s Lounge. Dawnay draws inspiration from the beauty, intricacy and depth of every moment, both big and small—a practice we strive to showcase through the interior design elements across our fleet.

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DELUXE: 34 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 8 (151 ft2)

SUITES: 4 (214 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 18 (151 ft2)

Bridge

Sky Lounge

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Staterooms 408/410 available as connecting staterooms

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Moselle Deck

Deluxe

Guest Laundry

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Elevator

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RIVER QUEEN SHE LOOKS BLISSFUL IN BRILLIANT SHADES OF BLUE. Embrace the royal treatment as you set sail on one of the most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, RIVER QUEEN. As she glides along the MAIN, MOSELLE AND RHINE RIVERS, she turns heads with her 1930s steamship-inspired exterior and captivating Art Deco interior. With a white and blue color scheme, richly decorated fabrics, the only functioning fireplace on the rivers and original art by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Georges Goursat, you are sure to enjoy the views inside and out. It’s no wonder she was rated the #1 Ship in the

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entire industry in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler poll. All in all, River Queen is the perfect way to explore the region’s iconic cities and gorgeous landscapes.

T R AV E L S O N M A I N R I V E R , MOSELLE RIVER, RHINE RIVER

LENGTH: 361 ft WIDTH: 37.5 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

DELUXE: 37 (151 ft2) CLASSIC: 7 (151 ft2)

SUITES: 4 (215 ft2) FRENCH BALCONY: 16 (151 ft2)

Bridge Sun Deck

411

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24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station

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Bar

416

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Captain’s Lounge and Library

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Danube Deck

203 204

Fitness Center

202

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Serenity River Spa

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105

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Deluxe

102

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Moselle Deck

Guest Laundry

Classic

Elevator

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RIVER VICTORIA DESIGNED TO EMULATE RUSSIA’S WHIMSY AND GRANDEUR. The lovely RIVER VICTORIA works its charm in a myriad of ways as she takes guests on a grand tour of Russia’s imperial cities and timeless landscapes along the NEVA, SVIR AND VOLGA RIVERS. From Russia’s quaint villages to renowned museums and everything in between, this elegantly appointed ship cruises scenic rivers, flaunting bright pops of color and vibrant white accents that resemble many of the royal palaces and magnificent landmarks you’ll discover during your time onshore.

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ROYAL SUITES: 2 (409 ft2) GRAND SUITES: 2 (334 ft2) SUITES: 6 (269 ft2) DELUXE BALCONY: 62 (210 ft2) CLASSIC: 26 (151 ft2)

LENGTH: 423 ft WIDTH: 55 ft VOLTAGE: 110/220 volts

Bridge

Chagall Lounge

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Royal Suite

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306

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Pushkin Restaurant

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200

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Reception

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SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER THIS SHIP IS LAVISH BEYOND COMPARE. The SANCTUARY YANGZI EXPLORER is a blissful retreat that brings you along the breathtaking YANGTZE RIVER in undeniable luxury. This stunning multistory masterpiece fits right in with China’s blend of ancient and contemporary, with a mix of old-world accents, innovative features and modern design. Traverse the country’s vast and dramatic landscapes, enjoying the largest cabins and suites (all with private balconies, might we add) on the Yangtze and an astounding crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1. Start your day off right with tai chi lessons or unwind after a day exploring with a visit to the Huang Ding Spa.

Explorer Deck Suite Lounge Peony Room

Lotus Room

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Explorer Deck

Wu Deck

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402

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Collectors

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GRAND SUITES: 2 (420 ft2) SUITES: 6 (333 ft2) Clinic

Dynasty Dining Room Imperial Suite

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302

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Photo Center

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Businesss Center

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Triple accommodation available

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302

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Triple accommodation available

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GANGES VOYAGER II EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED ONBOARD THIS SERENE OASIS.

R.V. Ganges Voyager II

What better way to cruise along the holiest river in the world, the GANGES RIVER, than onboard a gorgeous boutique hotel? The GANGES VOYAGER II holds dear to it all the comforts of a fivestar hotel, with high-ceilinged suites, French balconies with floor-toceiling glass doors, cozy sitting areas and spacious bathrooms with rain showers. Drawing design and décor inspiration from India’s colorful palette, she features beautiful hand-painted murals from room to room, allowing you to be immersed in the culture of this captivating country before

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ever stepping foot onshore. It’s the most luxurious way to see India.

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Governor's Lounge

MAHARAJA SUITE: 1 (400 ft2) VICEROY SUITES: 2 (360 ft2) 2 this deck have F Upper Deck HERITAGE SUITES:All2 suites (280 fton ) COLONIAL SUITES: 13 (261 ft2) 317 315 313 311 ft2)309 307 3 SIGNATURE SUITES: 10 (261

318

Sun Deck

LENGTH: 185 ft 314 312 WIDTH: 41 ft VOLTAGE: 220 volts

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Main Deck Bar

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Viceroy Suite

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NOTE: Suites on the Upper Deck and Main Deck have French balconies. While the Ganges Voyager II is a beautiful and luxurious ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship. Maharaja, Viceroy and Heritage Suites have fixed beds that cannot be separated. Maharaja Suite Viceroy Suite Uniworld.com/GangesVoyagerII 177 Heritage Suite Colonial Suite

Signature Suite

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FULLY CUSTOMIZED JOURNEYS for Charters & Incentive Groups.

Hosting events on a Uniworld ship offers a wealth of benefits to groups, meeting planners and Travel Advisors. Our boutique river cruises are ideal for a full range of special interests, with in-depth itineraries meticulously crafted for travelers seeking to explore new horizons in sophisticated style. Plus, our in-house Charters & Incentive Groups team is a valuable resource available to assist with every aspect of cruise planning, and takes great pride in exceeding the highest of expectations. When everything is included—superb food, service and one-of-a-kind luxury accommodations—nothing could be more effortless or convenient.

CHARTER & INCENTIVE GROUP BENEFITS: Competitive pricing and product information in a timely manner Flexible itineraries orchestrated by our own Europe-based operations team Outstanding service and the most all-inclusive amenities Comprehensive customization options, including special menus, onboard entertainment and activities, exclusive onshore experiences, corporate branding opportunities and more A/V equipment, ship-wide Wi-Fi and meeting spaces in a variety of configurations

TO SECURE SPACE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND: Call our in-house Charters & Incentive Groups team at 1-800-868-7905, or send your request to charters@uniworld.com.

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RIVER CRUISES

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FUN. FRESH. IMMERSIVE.


U IS A FRESH APPROACH TO RIVER CRUISING FOR THE YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART. U’s modern river cruises take guests down the rivers of Belgium, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, The Netherlands and Hungary in a way that can best be described as a social, energetic and active travel experience with a vibrant nightlife. U’s sleek ships are part boutique hotel, part yacht and part local hot spot, complete with modern décor, delicious food, a friendly crew and onboard activities like paint and wine classes and silent discos. And with more overnight stays in vibrant cities, you’ll find that a U river cruise is the perfect mix of nights out and daytime discoveries. #TRAVELFORU

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OUR PARENTS TAUGHT US WELL. Along with The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki, Trafalgar, U River Cruises and dozens of other award-winning niche travel companies, Uniworld is part of THE TRAVEL CORPORATION’S family of brands. As a fourth-generation family-owned, passionately run travel company, we at TTC are able to pass our more than 100 years of expertise in creating enriching travel and hospitality experiences on to you. We value your satisfaction and loyalty, so when you book with Uniworld again, or with one of our select sister companies, you’ll be recognized with special rewards and Past Guest savings. We are confident of our ability to help you choose the next vacation that is right for you. We thank you for your interest and can’t wait to see you aboard a Uniworld cruise or on a trip with one of our other brands. To learn more about our loyalty opportunities and TTC, please visit our website at TTC.COM/Loyalty.

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UNIWORLD TRAVEL PROTECTION

Providing you with cancellation flexibility and protection while you travel. TRIP CANCELLATION WAIVER

Provided by Uniworld* (non-insurance feature)

TRIP CANCELLATION: UP TO TOTAL TRIP COST

Reimburses the nonrefundable Uniworld cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for an eligible reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other eligible reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan.

THE UNIWORLD “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION WAIVER**

Provided by Uniworld* (non-insurance feature) With the Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure time for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Travel Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan at the time you make your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable, nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Uniworld.

TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

Underwritten by Arch Insurance Company***

TRIP INTERRUPTION: UP TO TOTAL TRIP COST

If you have to leave your vacation unexpectedly (for covered reasons such as illness as described above), you will be reimbursed for the unused, nonrefundable portion of your travel arrangements, plus the cost of returning home, up to your total trip cost.

TRIP DELAY (12 HR): UP TO $1,000 ($150/PER DAY)

If you miss the departure of your cruise/tour due to carrier-caused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

BAGGAGE PROTECTION: UP TO $2,500

If your baggage or personal property is lost, stolen, or damaged, the plan will cover up to $2,500. If your bags are delayed or misdirected for more than 24 hours, the plan will reimburse you up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal items.

MEDICAL EXPENSES: UP TO $50,000

Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, the plan will reimburse you up to $50,000 for necessary medical expenses for up to one (1) year from the date of your accident or illness or emergency dental treatment incurred during your tour. As many health insurance plans do not typically respond to medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S., we encourage you to review yours to confirm you have such coverage prior to your vacation.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION/REPATRIATION: UP TO $100,000

In the event that a covered illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, the plan provides

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up to $100,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider, to help ensure your safe transport). The plan also provides payment for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death that occurs during the tour.

WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES Non-insurance services are provided by LiveTravel.

24-HOUR WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

24/7 CareFreeTM Travel Assistance, Medical Assistance, Emergency Services.

TRAVEL PROTECTION PRICING TRIP COST $0 - $4,500 $4,501 - $6,000 $6,001 - $8,000 $8,001 +

PLAN COST $419 $519 $669 $769

NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. The plan cost is per person, and must be paid at the time you make your initial trip deposit. If you are not satisfied for any reason, you may cancel the travel insurance portion of your coverage within 10 days of purchase, if you have not departed on your trip or filed a claim. When so returned, all coverages under the policy are void from the beginning. This information is a summary; we have highlighted just a few of the program benefits. To view the terms, conditions and exclusions, visit affinitytravelcert.com/docs/aarunw01. If you have any Travel Protection questions, please call our program administrator, Aon, at 800-797-2279. This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. This program was designed and administered by Aon Affinity. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (TX13695); (AR100106022); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA0795465); in OK, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. Aon Affinity Contact Information: 900 Stewart Ave #400, Garden City, NY 11530; 800-842-4084; affinity@aon.com. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner, Arch Insurance Company (NAIC #11150). Arch Insurance Contact Information: 844-289-3443. *For MN, MO & NY residents, Trip Cancellation benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ, NAIC #11150 under Policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. **For MN, MO & NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Contact 877-722-2195 for details. ***Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by Arch Insurance Company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ (NAIC #11150), under Policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. This is a general overview of insurance benefits available. Coverages may vary in certain states and not all benefits are available in all jurisdictions. Please refer to your certificate of benefits or policy of insurance for detailed terms, conditions and exclusions that apply. UNW_022719

We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. By confirming the reservation with payment, the guest/Travel Advisor acknowledges that they are aware of and will comply with these Terms and Conditions. For up-to-date Terms and Conditions, visit www.uniworld.com/en/terms-and-conditions.

CANCELLATION NOTICE CANCELLATION CHARGES RECEIVED BEFORE CRUISE- PER PERSON TOUR START DATE 120 days or more $200 per person for cruise-tour

YOUR TRIP

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially. Fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of payment.

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour, plus port charge, plus pre and or post land extensions, less applicable discounts), per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. For all guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate nonrefundable airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the airfare deposit or the total amount paid for air if paid in full at time of booking.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE PROGRAM

Europe and Russia: Complimentary beverages onboard: including wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee, tea, soft drinks and mineral water. India, Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. China: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer. soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served at the Explorer Bar, deck 6, between 3pm and 11pm throughout the cruise. Onboard lunches and dinner include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. Egypt: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard.

GRATUITIES

Europe, Russia, Asia and Egypt: Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are included, both during the cruise-tour as well as on any pre- or postcruise land extensions.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as follows:

119 – 90 days

20% of the fare*

89 – 60 days

35% of the fare*

59 – 30 days

50% of the fare*

Less than 30 days

100% of the fare*

No Show

100% of the fare*

*Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, or land, element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are refunded if cancelation is received prior to departure. If air is cancelled one hundred and nineteen (119) days prior to departure or less, the full price of your air is nonrefundable. See Airline Cancellations for details. These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your Travel Advisor. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Travel Protection section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com.

DEPOSIT PROTECTION PROGRAM 5-YEAR GUARANTEE

Should your plans change and you cancel your booking one hundred and twenty (120) days or more prior to your cruise-tour start date, you will receive a credit of$200 per person, valid for up to five years from date of cancellation. This credit cannot be used as deposit or insurance payment for a future booking and can only be used as a credit (no cash value). Only one credit per person can be applied to each cruise or cruise/tour booked, and is combinable with all current Uniworld promotions.

REVISION FEE

A fee of $50 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision made to the reservation unless the change increased the value of the booking. A passenger name change and cruise-tour date change will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy, and a new reservation must be made. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, Uniworld change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) increased airfare, and any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the passenger.

YOUR FLIGHT AIRFARE

Uniworld wants to help make your entire vacation smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in the U.S. Please contact your Travel Advisor or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are subject to availability, we encourage you to book early. Business Class flights may not be available for flight segments within the U.S. or Europe and may require travel in economy class. A separate nonrefundable air deposit of $450 per person is due for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise-tour and is required at the time air is booked. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. Once air is booked and deposited, we may issue your air ticket at any time.

AIR TRAVEL CHANGE FEES

If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $50 per person change fee (see Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time you make a change. If you change your air travel plans after your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $100 per person per change fee, and you will be responsible for any increase in airfare and/or penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value.

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AIRLINE CANCELLATIONS

You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your air arrangements one hundred and twenty (120) days or more before departure, your air deposit will be nonrefundable. If air is cancelled one hundred and nineteen (119) days prior to departure or less, the full price of your air is nonrefundable.

AIR BOOKINGS AND RESTRICTIONS

TSA regulations require us to collect the full first, middle and last name as it appears on your passport or government-issued ID, as well as date of birth and gender. This information is required before we can book your air. Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth, or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within seven (7) days of departure to reconfirm your flights.

SEAT ASSIGNMENTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES

Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats; some may charge for pre-assigned seats and any additional charge imposed by the airlines will be at the guest’s expense. Seating is solely under the airlines’ control, as are itinerary changes, flight delays and schedule changes. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage or seat upgrades.

AIRPORT/SHIP TRANSFERS

If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise or cruise/tour begins, and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or cruise/tour ends, when air booked falls within our transfer guidelines. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers are only available on the cruise or cruise/ tour start/end dates. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements.

MAKING YOUR OWN FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements, Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise-tour starting/ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, or for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the following box:

TRANSFER GUIDELINES:

Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits: ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

EUROPE*

5 AM – 5 PM

6 AM – 6 PM

RUSSIA**

6 AM – 8 PM

5 AM – 6 PM

CHINA

24 HOURS

24 HOURS

VIETNAM

24 HOURS

24 HOURS

INDIA

24 HOURS

24 HOURS

EGYPT

24 HOURS

24 HOURS

EXTENSIONS

24 HOURS

24 HOURS

*Transfers in Milan are provided from MXP only. Transfer in Paris is provided from/to CDG only. ** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from SVO, DME, or VKO.

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Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 2:30 pm • Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel) Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 3:30 pm • Delightful Danube (cruise only Nuremberg to Budapest) • Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris) • Burgundy & Provence (Lyon to Avignon) • Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon) • A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux) • Grand France (Paris to Avignon) • Grand France (Avignon to Paris) • Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris) • Ultimate France (Avignon to Bordeaux)

BAGGAGE FEES

Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard our ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have additional baggage restrictions and may impose additional fees for checked baggage and/or excess baggage (visit: iflybags.com). Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Keep an eye on your baggage— it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings at any time during the cruise, or on included transfers and other transportation. A protection plan covering lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Flights included as part of the cruise-tour itinerary: Should your Uniworld itinerary include one or more flights within the region visited as part of your cruise-tour itinerary, such flights will be in economy class. Should passengers’ baggage exceed the airline’s limit, excess baggage fees may be levied and will be the passengers’ responsibility to pay (visit: iflybags.com).

DOCUMENTS

Uniworld will send you a document packet thirty (30) to forty-five (45) days before your cruise-tour departure date, provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full.

E-DOCUMENTS

Small actions can make a big difference as proven true with our One Tree Planted partnership. After booking your cruise, if you elect to receive your pre-cruise documentation digitally, we will plant a tree in your honor—a simple move that has a lasting impact.

PASSPORT/VISA

A valid passport is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of the trip. You should check with your Travel Advisor or the U.S. Consulate Service for information regarding necessary visas and other documentation. Non-U.S. citizens must contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to your trip. Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. Due to government-imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation. As a courtesy, our website, www.uniworld.com in the “Already Booked” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain additional information. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility, Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip, related to improper travel documentation.   For entry to Tibet, a visa is not necessary, but an entry permit is required for all passport holders. Uniworld will provide a Tibet Entry Permit while on the tour for all guests. In order for us to properly arrange for your Tibet Entry Permit in advance, please email a copy of the photo page of your passport as well as a copy of your China visa to asiadepartment@ uniworld.com no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure. Please include your name and Uniworld booking number in your email.


ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN

Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. Keep in mind that your health plan coverage for a stay outside the U.S. may be limited. We recommend you obtain a travel protection plan. Uniworld offers a comprehensive travel protection plan.

ITINERARY CHANGES

You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise-tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned. Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions. Guests who choose to cancel or interrupt their cruise or cruise-tour due to an itinerary change will be subject to our standard Cancellation Policy.

ADVANCED, CANCELED, OR DELAYED SAILING

Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance, postpone or modify scheduled departure, return or itinerary dates, as well as locations, events and schedules, and may, but is not obligated to, substitute, vary, alter, reschedule, cancel and/or relocate any accommodations, vessels, modes of transportation and other aspects of the vacation. Uniworld is authorized to take these actions due to causes or circumstances of any kind or nature beyond Uniworld’s control, or causes or circumstances within Uniworld’s control that Uniworld deems to make such actions appropriate. Uniworld will not be liable for cancelation, delay, rescheduling or other adjustment or impact to a departure or itinerary, or other aspects of the vacation brought about due to force majeure or other circumstance beyond its control that prevents or interferes with any aspect of the cruise-tour, also including governmental and administrative actions. Company’s only liability will be to provide Passengers the amount it has received for the Contract in the form of a Future Travel Credit or at Uniworld’s discretion a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise-tour. Uniworld is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancelations or changes and is not liable for any cancellation or change costs or penalties incurred on other travel arrangements, including air tickets. Stateroom changes: If due to unexpected technical or other unforeseen circumstances, it becomes necessary to change a guest’s stateroom onboard, any change to stateroom category will result in eligibility for a refund equal to the fare difference between the category booked and the category of relocation.

EXTENSIONS/LAND TOURS

Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post-cruise extension one hundred and nineteen (119) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied.

SECURITY

Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. Risks are involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties. You must accept these risks and assume responsibility for your own travel decisions.

HEALTH AND MOBILITY

The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, emotional or mental condition which may require professional attention during the cruise or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eyeglasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, stairs and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s Terms and Conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these Terms and Conditions.

YOUNG TRAVELERS

Guests who are 4 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. Our Generations program is for ages 4-17 (children must be within age range at time of departure). Please note: Our Generations program departures include programs and services designed for families traveling with children. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their safety and behavior onboard and onshore.

SMOKING POLICY

For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.

DIETS

Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com.

PETS

Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

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LEGAL NOTES ATTORNEY FEE PROVISION:

This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions or any grievance relating to the cruise and/or tour shall be solely in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys District. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Uniworld no later than 60 days after completion of the Uniworld vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the cruise and/or tour, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover actual reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.

RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER

The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of tours/cruises, schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers, are subject to any and all Terms and Conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/jurisdictional laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitations of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever.

CALIFORNIA SELLER OF TRAVEL LAW

Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., is a registered seller of travel in the State of California, CST #2075415-20, and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute an approval by the State of California. A complete explanation of your rights under the California Seller of Travel Law can be found at oag.ca.gov/travel.

OMISSIONS

Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required.

AGREEMENT

The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the Terms and Conditions as presented herein. It is specifically agreed that this agreement is entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and in the event any legal or equitable action is initiated concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions, the exclusive venue for such action shall be solely in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys District. This agreement shall be construed in accordance with California law without regard to conflicts of law principles.

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TIME OF PUBLISHING

The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions.

YOUR CRUISE TICKET CONTRACT

Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier, upon request, or can be viewed on our website at uniworld.com. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”). Where the terms of this Contract conflict with any applicable mandatory provision of law or international convention, including, where applicable, the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability in Inland Navigation, 2012 (the “CLNI Convention”), the provisions of that law or convention prevail. Copies of applicable Conventions are available on request.

THE USTOA $1 MILLION TRAVELERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with other affiliates of The Travel Corporation which, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., customers in the unlikely event of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at USTOA.com.

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