Dispelling the notion that European river cruises are just for grandma’s generation, “U by Uniworld” offers a unique experience designed for millennials and Generation X’ers. Their two sleek and modern ships are simply called the “A” and the “B”, and their enticing itineraries visit some of the most vibrant cities along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Seine rivers.
During the day passengers can choose from a variety of active and immersive experiences, like guided bike rides along the river, hikes to a hill-top chateau, kayaking on a scenic tributary, rock climbing in Germany, and blokarting on a Dutch beach. At night you can choose to stay on board and dance the night away on the rooftop lounge, or check out the nightlife in your port city. Many of the included “night out” shore excursions take you on a guided stroll to explore the city’s lively night district. And U’s itineraries are planned with a younger demographic’s schedule in mind, with late-night and overnight stays in port and later excursion start times that allow for a night out on the town and a chance to sleep in.
Complimentary Wi Fi is included everywhere on board, as well as two meals a day, usually breakfast and dinner. Meals are focused on farm to table dishes reflecting the destinations visited, and are served in large communal tables or small tables for two. With many other activities and shore excursions included in prices that are considerably lower than all other river cruises, U is quickly becoming a very popular vacation choice for younger travelers.
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