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Youthful Adventures on the Rivers

U by Uniworld is a new take on experiential travel, with cruises designed for those with a passion for exploring and a taste for authentic adventures. Explore this fresh approach to European river cruising for active 21-45 year olds.

About U by Uniworld

Explore Europe In Style

Visit France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, The Netherlands and Hungary and craft your adventure just how you want. Not your typical river cruise - this is an activity packed, culturally enticing immersive travel experience.

Sleek, Stylish Ships

Equal parts boutique hotel, yacht, and local hotspot, these over-the-top river vessels include everything you'd expect at a luxury hotel plus an array of cool features like a rooftop lounge, ice bar, gourmet dining and more.

Hassle Free Travel

Pack and unpack only once as your floating boutique hotel moves seamlessly through Europe, with meals, transportation, activities, experiences, excursions and world-class service all built into every carefully crafted journey.

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When cruising the world, it's not often the ship rivals the destinations. Yet this is true for these luxurious floating boutique hotels - each a work of art as unique and inspiring as the places visited.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many people are on each river cruise?

    Each ship—The A and The B—has a max capacity of 120 passengers.

  • What are the age restrictions on U by Uniworld ships?

    Originally conceived as a brand designed specifically to appeal to Millennial- and Generation X-age travelers ony, when launched U by Uniworld only allowed guests of 18–45 years of age to book. Though it's still geared for a younger demographic, now, all ages can enjoy this fresh approach to river cruising.

  • What accommodation options are there?

    There are four basic bedroom categories:

    Studio – river view, accomodates up to two passengers

    Studio Triple – river view, accomodates up to three passengers

    Balcony – French balcony, river view, accomodates up to two passengers

    Suite – French balcony, river view, living area, accomodates up to two passengers

  • What is included in my cruise fare?

    U by Uniworld cruises are not all-inclusive, however, there are many great things included like:

    • Food & beverage: Two meals onboard per day and select non-alcoholic drinks such as complimentary water, coffee and tea all day long, as well as complimentary juice during breakfast. Included meals are usually brunch and dinner, as most guests will be out and about during the day
    • Select shore excursions: We offer one included shore excursion per day, specially tailored for U guests
    • Gratuities: All gratuities for onboard and shore excursions are included
    • Onboard entertainment and select activities: Including activities like a Local DJ Night and Welcome Party
    • Use of complimentary bikes and access to fitness center, deck activities and public areas
  • Will there be bikes on board?

    Yes, each ship has 50 bikes onboard for complimentary use for guests.

  • Is there a gym onboard?

    Yes, each ship has a sizable fitness center onboard – inclusive of aerobic machines, weights and yoga mats. Complimentary Yoga and TRX classes are also be offered to guests.

  • What are the dining options on board?

    There are two restaurant options onboard:

    Dine: The main restaurant on the Downstairs deck – serves brunch and dinner. Meals in the restaurant are included in the cruise fare, change daily and feature a range of locally-inspired and farm-to-table dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options.

    U Lounge: The always-open lounge on the Upstairs deck – serves tapas-style sharing plates and after-hours snacks.

    On most days the restaurant will be open for brunch and dinner, with a range of open hours for each dining period (i.e. 9 a.m.–12 p.m.). Guests are welcome to eat any time within the open hours, which will be published onboard. The restaurant is open seating, with a combination of communal tables, high tables and small tables – allowing guests to change their dining companions each day as they meet new friends, or join the same group time after time.

  • What’s the dress code?

    Though the ships are stylish and chic, U by Uniworld is all about being yourself and coming as you are…as long as you have clothes on. No shirt, no shoes, no service. That's the basic dress code.

  • How much money should I plan to spend each day above and beyond the cruise fare?

    It depends on you, but U by Uniworld is structured to provide guests with choices that allow them to customize their experience to their needs.

    Food – Two onboard meals are included each day; however, guests may choose to have any meal on shore at their own expense.

    Drinks – Guests can also enjoy complimentary water, coffee and tea all day long, as well as complimentary juice during breakfast. All other drinks, including alcoholic beverages, will be at an additional charge.

    Excursions – U Time excursions range in price depending on the activity, and participation is completely optional.

    Onboard Activities – In addition to several complimentary onboard activities, each cruise will have several special optional onboard activities requiring an additional fee (i.e. paint & wine, private cooking class). The optional onboard activities range in price and are built to be affordable and completely optional.

  • What excursion options are there in port?

    U itineraries are planned around your schedule, with late-night and overnight stays in port and later excursion start times. Each day on U, you’re given the option to explore in one of three ways—included excursions and activities, optional U Time outings or a self-guided tour of your cities.

    On each of the itineraries there are a number of adventures and tours that come complimentary, ranging from an evening bike ride along the Danube (or a daytime bike ride in Frankfurt with U bikes that are available for your use), a “Midnight in Paris” evening stroll, a canal cruise in Amsterdam, vineyard hikes, castle visits, and much more.

    Complimentary transfers will take you into town whenever you like. Plan out your day or head out with no set schedule in mind and see where life takes you. Hop off the ship and head to a famed local restaurant or local home, thanks to their EatWith partnership. Many of our excursions have a culinary theme and take you to vineyards and breweries, on bar crawls and to local cafés.

    All itineraries are chock full of U Time—specially planned additional excursions, events and activities created by destination experts with you in mind. Most days, you’ll have several U Time optionals to choose from, in between your included excursions. Some are relaxed and low key while others are for the high-energy crowd. But all are designed for you to experience the places you visit in authentic local fashion. And with the added benefits of the best prices, transportation to and from the ship and the backing of staff to ensure your cruise is exactly the way you’d like it to be, you can’t go wrong.

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