U by Uniworld...WOW
U by Uniworld – a ground-breaking brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – is now available for bookings, allowing travel enthusiasts aged 21 to 45 to experience nine enticing European itineraries beginning in spring 2018.
U by Uniworld’s line-up of onboard programming includes Wine & Paint Classes, where passengers can sip on a glass of local wine while painting the scenery before them; Mixology Classes taught by the master bartenders onboard; and Chef’s Table Cooking Classes, a tasty way to experience the culinary riches of each destination.
Onshore experiences are designed for those with a passion for exploration and a taste for authenticity, allowing ample time for passengers to meet locals, discover restaurants and bars in each city and enjoy both independent discovery and guided excursions. Each day on U by Uniworld, guests are given the flexible options to explore in one of three ways – included excursions and activities, optional “U Time” outings, or a self-guided tour of the cities. Curated programming is tailored to individual travel personalities, such as foodies, culture buffs, adventure seekers, explorers, solo travellers, romantics, and night owls, with itineraries to satisfy every individual’s passions.
Foodies will salivate over local market shopping with the ship’s chef in Rouen while culture buffs will delight in a guided bike tour of top World War II sites in Nuremberg. Adventures can rock climb at 6,500 ft. or white water raft, explorers can kayak through UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and solo travellers will love creating a custom drink to their tastes after meeting a Master Distiller at the world’s largest hands-on cocktail exhibit in Amsterdam. Couples can reconnect with romance on a horse-drawn carriage ride in Vienna, and night owls can sample the abandoned buildings of Budapest which have been transformed into the city’s trendiest bars and clubs.
With a maximum capacity of 120 adventurous travellers, the first two U by Uniworld ships – The A and The B – will be all black outside and feature a sleek, cool interior design with open communal spaces and rooftop lounges, where guests can enjoy scenic river views while sipping on craft cocktails and mingling with like-minded travellers when they start cruising in April 2018.
Onboard, you can expect everything you’d find in your favorite boutique hotel. But here’s the best part. Your floating boutique hotel makes it extra-easy to visit several European destinations in a single trip while only having to unpack once.
The A and The B will serve as a fully-equipped waterfront contemporary hotel, taxi, bar, restaurant, café, nightclub and yoga studio, all in one.
The A makes her home on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, ﬂowing through The Netherlands and Central Europe. She’s sleek and sophisticated.
U by Uniworld ships provide the perfect balance between local authenticity and the comfort of home, offering travellers the hassle-free ability to tour multiple cities and countries while only unpacking once.
MAIN LOUNGE It's right next to the bar and full of comfortable seating for relaxing after an exciting day.
THE GYM Keep your workout routine intact, even while on the other side of the world.
COFFEE BAR Perk up with a fresh-made specialty coffee or tea. You’ve got a lot of exploring to stay caffeinated for.
TWO BARS For enjoying a signature U cocktail, craft beer or your favorite drink at whatever hour you choose.
FRIENDLY CREW Our energetic crew is fun, friendly and here to take care of your every need, both onboard and onshore.
ROOFTOP LOUNGIN' Grab a drink and meet us on the top deck, where the glass enclosed room disappears into the ﬂoor to create an open-air hangout. It’s the best view in the house and the spot to meet new friends or listen to a local guest DJ. With a casual dining venue and lounge seating, it’s the place to be.
DELICIOUS DINING Our ships feature two venues for dining, a full-service restaurant and casual rooftop eatery, each serving farm-to-table cuisine, often inspired by the culinary style of the places you’ll visit. Or if you’re in the mood for breakfast (or dinner) in bed, you can also order room service. Nom nom.
When night time falls, “U Hosts” are on hand to bring guests the local hotspots and hidden gems in each city. Experiences range from visiting a U Host’s favourite nightclub in Amsterdam to wandering along the banks of the Seine on a midnight stroll in Paris, where travellers will experience Paris at one of the most magical times of the evening before venturing off for a night out. There will be DJs onboard both ships as well as other night time entertainment for fun.
EVERY ROOM HAS A VIEW Both ships feature three different room styles ranging from "I just need a comfortable place to sleep and stash my stuff" to "I'm going all out in a suite," each with waterfront views. Flying solo? We have single rooms available and feature special room share rates for those traveling on their own who want to share the experience with a like-minded traveller.
The A and The B offer three room categories – Studio, Balcony and Suites – all with river views. Suites featuring French balconies and a living room area are perfect for honeymooners and those celebrating a special occasion. Balcony rooms are ideal for pairs, and groups of friends traveling together can enjoy Studio rooms that can accommodate up to three passengers. Solo travellers can take advantage of single rooms or special room share rates.