Next year will be a big year for U River Cruises – formerly U by Uniworld. And the brand has detailed three new itineraries for 2020 on The B after its 2019 Seine River program was cancelled.
In April 2020, The B’s seven-night itineraries will visit Brussels, Dusseldorf, Salzburg, Bratislava as well as Vienna. There are more overnight stays, happy hour every evening and additional active excursions. And guests will have more free time to wander the cities on their own.
“Eastern Europe is hot and we’re excited to offer three brand-new U itineraries in the region for 2020 as The B rejoins our fleet,” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of U River Cruises.
“U’s itineraries are created with active, social and culturally curious travellers in mind.”
The A will offer the new ‘Vienna Vibe’ and ‘Eastern Europe Escapes’ itineraries, while The B will have ‘Amsterdam & Brussels Bound’ sailings and an updated ‘Rolling on the Rhine’ itinerary.
There are also four seven-night itineraries and cruises can be combined to create 14-night voyages without repeating ports.
Here are some of the itineraries you can find next year with U River Cruises.
Amsterdam to Brussels
Starting on April 3, 2020, The B’s eight-day itinerary sails between Amsterdam and Brussels. The ports of call include Rotterdam, Middleburg, Gent and Antwerp. Some of the shore excursions guests can try a chocolate workshop where you can see how the famous Belgian chocolates are made, while in Antwerp, you can go on a brewery and bar crawl.
Starting on April 10, 2020, this eight-day itinerary sails between Nuremburg and Vienna and stops at Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Mekl and Kems. Some of the shore excursions include a walk around the city of Linz to see the colourful street graffiti. There is also a hipster tour of Munich where guests will visit hip shops, eateries and bars.
Rolling on the Rhine
The ‘Rolling on the Rhine’ itinerary is back and sailing between Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The itinerary is better than before and calls at a destinations like Hoorn, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz and Rudensheim. The shore excursions include a ‘Crime Cruise’ which is hosted by a local guide as well as a police officer, ‘Game of Wines’ which is the ultimate excursion for Game of Thrones fans and more.
Eastern Europe Escape
The ‘Eastern Europe Escape’ sails between Vienna and Belgrade and visits lesser known ports like Mohacs and Novi Sad. In Vienna, guests will get the chance to visit a coffee shop before heading to the boutiques while in Bratislava, a local expert will take you to Soviet monuments while you travel in Czechoslovakia’s legendary automobile.
U’s itineraries include three daily meals, select shore excursions, Wi-Fi, daily happy hour, on-board gratuities and activities such as mixology classes, silent discos with a local DJ, paint & wine classes, and rooftop yoga. Rates start at $2,799.