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U River Cruises: New Eastern Europe Itineraries for 2020

Three Brand-New Itineraries and Early Booking Incentives!

From April 2020, cruise lovers can enjoy U River Cruises’ seven-night itineraries throughout hot spot European destinations such as Vienna, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Salzburg, Bratislava.

New offerings include added overnight stays, complimentary happy hour every night for guests to socialize, and even more active excursions.

“Eastern Europe is hot and we’re excited to offer three brand-new U itineraries for 2020. U’s itineraries are created with active, social and culturally curious travelers in mind – free time to allow travelers to wander on their own, unique choice of active and immersive excursions with local hosts, and a vibrant onboard environment that encourages fun, social connections with like-minded guests. We’ve also added in extra overnight stays to allow for a more in-depth exploration of the cities beyond just the highlights.” – Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of U River Cruises.

In addition to U’s four seven-night itineraries, cruises can be combined to create 14-night Super Cruises without repeating ports.

U River Cruises’ itineraries in 2020

Amsterdam & Brussels Bound

Starting 3 April 2020, this new eight-day itinerary for The B sails between Amsterdam and Brussels, where guests can explore Rotterdam, Middelburg, Ghent and Antwerp.

In Brussels, guests can follow master chocolatiers on a U Time excursion as they show them the time-honored practice of traditional Belgian chocolate making, ending it off with a sweet treat.

In the quaint city of Antwerp, U’s local guide will show guests the best local breweries, bars and hot spots.

Vienna Vibe

Beginning on 10 April 2020, this eight-day itinerary for The A sails between Nuremberg and Vienna, stopping in charming ports e.g. Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk and Krems.

Experience U Time excursions such as a street art tour of Linz with over 100 graffiti murals and receive a graffiti crash course by a local guide.

Enjoy hip shops, eateries and bars while on a hipster tour of Munich via a nine-seater Bulli.

Hike in the Wachau Valley to view the Aggstein Castle while tasting local cheese and wines; and a special class to learn the Viennes Waltz, a once-in-a-lifetime experience at one of Vienna’s most famous dance schools.

Rolling on the Rhine

On 17 April 2020 the popular Rolling on the Rhine itinerary for The A will sail between Amsterdam and Frankurt.

Visit Hoorn, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz, and Rudesheim along the way.

New unique excursions on this sailing include:

  • A nighttime Crime Cruise hosted by a local guide and police officer to learn about the crime, mystery, and mayhem that once filled the city in the 1980s;
  • the Taste of Holland Triathalon, which covers the region’s booming fishing industry with a boat tour, three tastings of local seasonal fare;
  • and Game of Wines,the ultimate excursion for Game of Thronesfans, which includes a visit to The Abbey Eberbach for a Riesling wine tasting where the hit TV show was filmed.

Eastern Europe Escape

Beginning on 24 April 2020, the new Eastern Europe Escape itinerary for The A is great for travellers seeking to visit both popular and lesser-known European destinations.

Sailing between Vienna and Belgrade, the trip also stops in Bratislava, Budapest, Mohacs, and Novi Sad.

In Vienna, one U Time tour will take guests through a bespoke coffee shop to fuel up before heading to the adorable boutiques and eateries in the trendy 7th district.

In Bratislava, a local expert will take guests off the beaten path to top Soviet monuments, viewing points and markets as they ride along in Czechoslovakia’s legendary automobile.

What else is included by U River Cruises?

As a U River Cruise traveller, you get:

  • three daily meals,
  • select shore excursions,
  • complimentary Wi-Fi,
  • onboard local U hosts,
  • complimentary happy hour every day,
  • onboard gratuities and other popular activities such as mixology classes, silent discos, a local DJ, paint & wine classes, and rooftop yoga.

Rates start at US$2,799 per person.

In celebration of this debut, U River Cruises’ guests who book and pay in full by 30 September 2019 will receive either 10% savings or an all-inclusive drinks package.

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About U River Cruises

U River Cruises is the first river cruise dedicated to a new generation of adult travelers, with a sexy, stylish look and feel that offers immersive experiences along the world’s most popular rivers.

Itineraries focus on longer stays in destination, allowing guests to connect with local people, experiences and each city’s vibrant nightlife.

The U fleet offers two, 120-passenger matte black ships – The A and The B, each boasting two rooftop venues, a spa, mixologists, international DJ’s, communal tables for dining and locally-inspired, farm-to-table cuisine.

Onboard accommodations include four Suites, 26 Balcony Bedrooms, 29 Studio Bedrooms and two Studio Bedrooms with triple occupancy, all with waterfront views, built-in Bluetooth speakers and BeeKind amenities.

Special thanks to The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd and U River Cruises for information and all photos in this article.