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Grand Christmas & New Year's Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Nuremberg to Budapest 13 Days

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg, Austria

If you’re looking to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special Christmasn & New Year cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays, as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube.

On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: you’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rumlaced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley.

Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.

What's Included

  • 12 night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water*
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights available on request

Uniworld Cruise Companion - Christmas & New Year

Uniworld Cruise Companion Download IconDownload the Uniworld Cruise Companion for this tour providing detailed information about life on the ship, the cruise itinerary and available excursions.

Day 1: Nuremberg

Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers
Map of the Danube River

Arrive at Nuremberg Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Nuremberg

Included excursion: Nuremberg city tour with Christmas Market

See the highlights of this quintessential medieval city on a panoramic tour, then visit Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt, Germany’s oldest and best-known Christmas Market. Be sure to sample some lebkuchen (gingerbread) here in the “Gingerbread Capital of the World.” In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 (Christmas Eve): Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along the remarkable Main-Danube Canal to the Danube River. After arriving in Regensburg, you are welcome to attend Midnight Mass in the city’s spectacular Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (Christmas Day): Regensburg

Included excursions: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour of Old Town OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour

Regensburg is a delight to explore, with its quaint cobblestone streets, medieval alleys and ancient Roman ruins. If you wish, attend Christmas Day Mass in a local church before exploring the city with a local expert. Alternatively, you can see sites associated with one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany. Return to the ship for a festive Christmas meal, complete with all the trimmings.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included excursion: Exclusive Bavarian Forest village with Theresienthal glass manufactory visit

Snuggle down in warm blankets on a horse-drawn wagon ride through a Bavarian Forest village. Later, visit the workshop of a world-renowned glass manufacturer that has created beautiful Bohemian glassware for European rulers for centuries.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Cruising the Danube River, Passau

Included excursion: Passau walking discovery tour

Enjoy scenic cruising en route to the beautiful city of Passau. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Passau was an important centre of trade during the Middle Ages, and you will see its charming Old Town on a guided walking discovery tour.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Linz (Salzburg Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included excursion: Full-day Salzburg tour

Your guided tour of Salzburg’s Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—features the city’s 17th-century cathedral, the house where Mozart was born and the famous gardens where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. You’ll also have time to browse Salzburg’s lovely shops and boutiques.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Included excursions: Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive spiced wine tasting and organ concert in rococo Augustine monastery church, and exclusive cocktail reception at Artstetten Castle with Princess Anita von Hohenberg

Explore charming Dürnstein with your Cruise Manager, stopping to warm yourself with a mulled wine tasting and to attend a soul-stirring organ concert. Later, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat—a private cocktail reception at the 13th-century Artstetten Castle, hosted by an Austrian princess descended from the royal Habsburgs.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Vienna

Included excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, and exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace

See the highlights of Vienna on a city tour that takes you inside Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace. Or, stroll through the Old Town on an exclusive “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tour, venturing down famous shopping streets, marveling at shop window displays of decadent confections and browsing the stalls of the Am Hof and Freyung Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy the music of Mozart and Strauss at a private concert at a Viennese palace.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10 (New Year's Eve): Vienna

Included excursions: Schönbrunn Palace, and exclusive New Year’s gala dinner and dance at a Viennese palace

Take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence that rivals Versailles with its ornate décor and elaborate gardens. Tonight, ring in the New Year in a glorious Viennese palace, with a festive dinner, private concert and dancing.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11 (New Year's Day): Vienna, cruising the Danube River

Included excursion: Bratislava walking discovery tour

After exploring Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Budapest

Included excursions: Budapest city tour

Your panoramic tour of beautiful Buda and Pest—situated on opposite sides of the Danube—features the city’s famous 19th-century Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Budapest

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

SS Maria Theresa

Overview

The S.S. Maria Theresa offers three full decks with elegantly appointed public areas designed with one goal in mind: delighting guests. Similar to her sister ships the S.S. Antoinette and S.S. Catherine she will have the whimsical Leopard Lounge with its unique leopard print furnishings, elephant-head bar rails and many other safari-themed touches. There will be a beautiful mosaic-tiled pool and spa area. The main baroque restaurant will feature an al fresco outdoor dining terrace further enriching the dining experience as guests sail through the inspiring countryside. There will also be a bistro restaurant where guests can experience dining in a cozy atmosphere.

The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Suites and category 1 staterooms on the Hofburg Deck will have full balconies with category 2 & 3 staterooms on the Hofburg and Schönbrunn Decks having French balconies.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French Balconies or full Outside Balconies
  • 7 individually decorated suites with Full Balconies
  • Full balconies can be enclosed in glass at the touch of a button to create a warm conservatory
  • Dürer sun deck with panoramic views
  • Habsburg Salon with full-service bar
  • Bar du Leopard
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Baroque Restaurant
  • Bohemia Terrace
  • Viennese Café
  • Lipizzan Cinema
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

* Payable locally.


Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - deck plan
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World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you'll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld - as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. Every evening, you'll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L'Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Royal Suite (Hofburg Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Royal Suite Uniworld SS Antoinette - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 410 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Full outside balcony
  • large Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Suites (Hofburg Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Suite Uniworld SS Catherine - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 305 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Seating area with table and chairs
  • Full outside balcony
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Category 1 Staterooms (Hofburg Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Category 1 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • Full outside balcony

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms (Schönbrunn Decks)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • French balcony with floor to ceiling glass

Category 4 & 5 Staterooms (Bavarian Deck)

Uniworld SS MAria Theresa - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 162 sq. ft.
  • High level window

River Beatrice


Overview

This majestic, ultra-luxurious, boutique cruise ship is the perfect base to explore the rivers from. Fabulous public areas are complelmented by lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites. Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds are draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Rhine & Danube Decks have floor to ceiling windows opening to a French balconies.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 64 lavishly decorated outside staterooms, 53 with French Balcony
  • 14 individually decorated suites & one grand owner's suite
  • Sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard
  • Elegant restaurant
  • Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Captain's Lounge with Library
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Lift to Rhine, Danube & Moselle decks
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

* Payable locally.


Uniworld River Beatrice - deck plan
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World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you'll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the Old World. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld-as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. Every evening, you'll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or French balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L'Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Owner's Suite (Upper Deck)

Uniworld River Beatrice Owner's Suite Uniworld River Beatrice Owner's Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Fixed king-size bed (cannot be split)
  • 2 French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Large marble bathroom with rain shower and seprate bath
  • Special Butler service
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast

Suite (Upper Deck)

Uniworld River Beatrice Suite Uniworld River Beatrice Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 225 sq. ft.
  • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Special Butler service
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast

Suite 402 has fixed king-size bed, suite 405 has fixed queen-size beds; therefore, the beds cannot be separated. Suite 405 has a four-poster bed for added luxury.


Category 1 Stateroom (Upper Deck)

Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 1 Stateroom Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
  • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms (Middle Deck)

Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 2 & 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
  • French balconies (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)

Category 4 & 5 Staterooms (Lower Deck)

Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 4 & 5 Stateroom Uniworld River Beatrice Cat 4 & 5 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
  • High Level window (does not open)

World Class Dining

Uniworld goes above and beyond with everything they do, including providing you with a truly remarkable dining experience. That's why Uniworld is the only river cruise company to be honored by Zagat Survey® as Top Dining.

An award-winning dining experience with Uniworld includes:

  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of style, unique culinary creations, and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary
  • Menu selections that change every day and are designed for each region you visit and tailored to the season
  • All meals flawlessly prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers' markets
  • A distinctive, international menu of wines developed by Red Carnation Hotels' acclaimed sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Award-winning Signature Dishes from Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld's sister company and partner
  • Relaxed open seating, so you can dine where and with whomever you wish
  • The refined and intuitive service of a professionally trained, caring staff standing ready to fulfill your wishes in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and elegance
Gourmet Dining onboard a Uniworld Ship

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more.

Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients-local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with lunch & dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco under the stars and light-lunch dining-both on the sun deck; Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savoury dish, Uniworld's dining experiences have been designed to delight you.


Cultural Highlights

Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.

  • Signature lectures
  • Intriguing onboard entertainment
  • Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-ofthe-art Quietvox audio systems immerse you in the history, tradition, and culture of each stop on your itinerary.
  • With Uniworld's included Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking, programs, you can customize your travel experience even more.

Uniworld Staff &Service


The Uniworld Standard

At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one's best friends and family, which means no request too large, no detail too small.

Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests-and our team of staff members-as an extension of our family comes naturally.

Providing truly personalized, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organization. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry and providing them with ongoing training.

In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognized by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests and our staff.

DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1SuiteRoyal
Suite
Dec 21River Beatrice£4579£4969£5449£5959£6559£7899£8999

Single Occupancy Supplements, Cat 1 to 5: £2,089

DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1SuiteRoyal
Suite
Dec 22River Beatrice£4999£5099£5799£6299£7099£8799£10099

Single Occupancy Supplements, Cat 1 to 5: £2,089

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