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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days
Date Range: Nov 2014 - Nov 2014Ship: S.S. Antoinette

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Excellent experience,

9/2/2014
I recently embarked on the Castles of the Rhine river cruise out of Amsterdam and my family and I had an absolutely wonderful experience. The sites and tours were great, but we thought the highlight was the staff aboard the ship. The people were incredibly helpful, professional, and hard working. In particular, Sorin and Nedko were fantastic. Sorin was our server most days and he could not have been better - not only was he professional and knowledgeable about the menu and food options, but he gave us great tips and information about each stop along the Rhine. He was ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Awesome River Cruise,

8/25/2014
S.S. Antoinette in one word: AWESOME.

Our 1st River cruise - and hopefully not our last. The S.S. Antoinette was outstanding, as was the crew and cruise experience overall. Uniworld in my opinion is a first class cruise operator.

On embarkation day, (we actually embarked from Basel Switzerland) we were greeted at the dock when we arrived at approximately noon. (Our departure was scheduled for midnight) Our luggage was immediately gathered, and directions given to us to begin our day onboard ship. After a short 'self' guided walk around the ship, we were encouraged to have lunch on ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Castles along the Rhine 2014,

6/23/2014
We were more than pleased and impressed with the accommodations, staff, and food on the S.S. Antoinette. Lovely itinerary. Passengers we met were all friendly and great to spend a week with in close quarters! Always a smile and helpful attitude from all staff, from sailors to reception to chefs to wait staff. Highly professional, informed, and organized cruise director Rik. Beautiful ship, clean, and modern. We were envied by other river cruisers at each port. Uniworld is so much more elegant than all other ships seen. Definitely booking with Uniworld again.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

European Cruise on Uniworld,

5/4/2014
I felt like I was sailing to a fantasy land each day. I loved all the gourmet meals with the wines. The whole staff made us feel like we were family.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Castles along the Rhine,

4/25/2014

If you want to experience perfection then take a cruise with Uniworld. This was my first, but definitely not my last, river cruise. From the moment we boarded the ship in Basel to our leaving for the airport 10 days later Uniworld saw to every detail.

Their service was beyond first class, the suite was perfect, the food was beyond delicious. The land excursions are varied and well paced for whatever your activity level. Knowledgable tour guides who really know their stuff and love what they do. Our cruise director Tamas was wonderful , our butlers ...

This is truly a world class company Already planning. My cruise for next year. Thank you Uniworld for a truly memorable vacation

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Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Castles along the Rhine,

3/4/2014
My husband and I enjoyed our first river cruise October 2013. WOW! We had beautiful weather and a fantastic crew! All of the crew were amazing. Our Captain and Hotel Manager were very friendly and always mingling with passengers, making sure that our experience was top notch. Valentino, our waiter, was fabulous and always so accommodating! All the excursions were wonderful and the guides were great! My husband and I are deciding on another river cruise for this fall. Hope they aren't booked yet! We highly recommend Uniworld for a ... Read More...
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Castles along the Rhine,

1/27/2014
We were never disappointed during our cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Every wish, every possible want was anticipated and fulfilled. The crew were a pleasure, very friendly, very obliging and so helpful. Coming from so many countries, just talking to them about their lives was an additional highlight of your trip. Our cabin, the food, the tours, everything was special. Would happily do another cruise anytime.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

SS Antoinette “Castles Along the Rhine”,

6/17/2013
In April my husband (both in our 60s) took our first ever river cruise. We chose Uniworld’s SS Antoinette (“Castles Along the Rhine”/Basel to Amsterdam/eight days-seven nights) as a result of a recommendation from AMEX travel folks…and we could not have been more pleased. Everything about the trip was excellent. From the moment we arrived on board, we were given first class-plus service. The staff who were always helpful, efficient, and friendly learned our names and likes/preferences within a day. Our cruise events director coordinated and organized all the excursions perfectly. The food and ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Mr N Kerman,

6/4/2013
Spectacular ship very comfortable stateroom with enclosed balcony with sliding down window. Very helpful and charming staff, delicious food, interesting wines,wonderful week cruising the Rhine with beautiful scenery. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

The "Volcano" Trip,

3/1/2013
In April of 2010, my husband and I took our first river cruise. Our trip began in Amsterdam and ended in Frankfurt. At least that was the plan!

By the time we reached Frankfurt one of Iceland's volcanoes had erupted, air travel in Europe was at a standstill, and those of us who planned to fly home from there were stranded.

The staff on Uniworld worked around the clock to make sure that every person on the ship had a place to go or somewhere to stay. My husband and I, not experienced travelers, ended up ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Queen

Castles on the Rhine,

9/17/2012
Just finished the Sept. 2, 2012 cruise. This was a fantastic experience. All crew and staff went above and beyond to insure a perfect experience and of course the tours were great. Cannot say enough to discribe the history and scenery of this cruise!
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

LHP,

8/23/2012
This is our second adventure on the waterways traveled by Uniworld. They have something small and brilliant underway. They are creating possibly the very best for way for those of us that crave an authentic and personal way to see the world but are bound by constraints, most notable time. They have identified the things you must see, the impossibly charming villages, the notable historic sites, and everything in between. It's then up to you how you will shape your experience; group tour, on foot, on bike or a combination of all! The tenor of these trips ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Castles along the Rhine,

5/3/2012
We thoroughly enjoyed the Cruise. The staff was very friendly and they covered a lot of locations. The food was simply marvelous!


Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette,

10/27/2011
I was on the 3rd of the River Antoinette's cruises on Castles on the Rhine when I had a bad fall in Strasburg. The staff were magnificent, I was looked after from the time I fell, through the ambulance trip and through the hospital (I didn't speak German). Each day thereafter until I left hospital (5 days later) they rang the hospital to ask how I was going and whether they could help. My husband left my jewellery behind when he hurriedly packed up my things (with the help of a kind steward) and when I realised ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Take the River Route,

9/3/2011
S.S. Antoinette July 2011- Basel to Amsterdam

My wife and I had long been tempted to try river cruising. We kept it as a backup idea mainly because we thought it was more expensive than ocean cruising for a trip of the same duration. This year we were tempted no more and took the plunge. An airfare discount was part of the incentive and did the trick to get me to book “Castles on the Rhine” aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette.

Our expectations were exceeded for service, food, itinerary and atmosphere. Our only regret is our cabin was ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

I’ve sailed on big ships and one other river cruise which did spoil me, but this trip takes the CAKE,

5/12/2011

First, and far most, I want to THANK my Reservation lady, Annette Pesa for arranging a cake for my daughter’s birthday aboard ship the second night (happened to be the Captain’s Dinner at his Table).  The best present my daughter has ever had, so she said.  Outstanding, Annette, the presentation was great, cake was light and hit the spot.  Thank you, again, for all your hard work and time.  It was appreciated.

 

 

I’ve sailed on big ships and one other river cruise which did spoil ...

 

 

Our room was continuously clean and ready to accept us when we arrived.  I have to admit that on one occasion, bad me, I flooded the bathroom.  It was reported immediately and before we could get seated on the couch there was a knock on the door and before he could get to the bathroom door another knock on the door—it was a maintenance man with a water-vac to clean up.  Next thing we had four (4) men working to clean up my mess.  It seems the door got out of adjustment and that caused the mess.  It was fixed immediately.  I really couldn’t figure out why when prior nights I had no problem at all then all of a sudden it floods.  They had it cleaned up in no time.

 

 

Sorry, Annette, I just can’t think of all the great things to say about the SS Antoinette or her staff.  Just wish everyone I know could make their next trip on that boat, because they would never stop talking about it or the people.  I know they would enjoy it because you just can’t help it.  I’m already trying to see when my daughter finishes school, so I can book our next trip on one of your other boats.  I can honestly say, “ UNIWORLD” has me not wanting to go if your boats do not go to that particular place.

 

 

I did mention I had been on another river cruise prior to this and it was on the River Queen.  That ship did spoil me to doing another river cruise which to me is really the only way to travel.  You feel like a family traveling together not a bunch of strangers.  That trip was really good and special things did happen, people were fantastic and it was relaxing the way it should be.  Since I’ve been on that ship it has been completely updated and the pictures look great.  In fact, my daughter and I have been thinking about doing another one on her soon.

 

 

Thank you,

Ann Dowdy

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Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

The cruise was one of the best vacations we have ever taken,

5/5/2011

We just returned from the most marvelous vacation on the Rhine river! Our week on the SS Antoinette exceeded our expectations. The ship is fantastic and the entire crew was professional, friendly and very well trained. The food was varied and delicious. The excursions were well planned and our guides very informative. We were blessed with outstanding weather which just added to the overall experience.

 

Lastly, thanks for the stateroom upgrade that you provided to both ourselves and the Palmquist party. The staterooms were beautiful. Your team is to ...

 

Best regards,

 

Jim & Dolores Flashman

 

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Castles Along the Rhine on the SS Antoinette,

4/6/2011
If you want to be treated like a Queen everyday of your trip, take the Castles Along the Rhine on the SS Antoinette. Believe me I can't find the words to describe just how wonderful everything was on this boat. Staff, food, and rooms were to just die for because it was really GREAT! This was the boats maiden voyage, but you really didn't realize it. Everybody was at your beckon call, so eager to please you in any way possible.
Our trip was from March 27,2011 till April 3, 2011---so sad to leave. -Ann Dowdy & Tammy Baker ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: S.S. Antoinette

"Unforgetable",

6/30/2010
It was our first experince with River Cruise and with Uniworld in April 2006. Right form day one we enjoyed our trip. The hospitality, food, sight seeing tours, you made our anniversary week unforgetable.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Queen

Ms.,

5/24/2010
I cruised the "Castles on the Rhine" cruise in April and had such a fabulous time. Your ship and the cruise was so much more than I expected. Our group of 26 all came away with nothing but positive comments. The personnel assigned to our ship (River Ambassador from Basel on 24/04/10) were so professional and personable. Thank you for providing such a great experience. I will look forward to another vacation with Uniworld.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

The Ultimate Ladies Getaway,

11/12/2009
It has been just over a month since we returned from Castles Along the Rhine on the River Ambassador. For many years, my sister-in-law, my niece and I have taken time each October for "ladies weekend out." This year, we decided to take it to the next level with a 7 day Rhine River Cruise. Oh, the pampering and special attention from the crew...oh, the delightfully and delicious cuisine...oh, the castles and cathedrals and canals...so much more than we ever anticipated. Everything was taken care of by Uniworld - no travel worries or concerns. All ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

Wonderful Cruising Experience,

10/23/2009
This was my first trip to Europe. I accompanied my mother after her traveling companion canceled and I am glad to have had the experience. The cultural experience of seeing Amsterdam, the famous Cologne Cathedral, and the only castle on the Rhine to have never been successfully taken over was unbelievable. We also enjoyed the wine tastings in the Alsatian Region of France. Christine Bremberger, our tour director, and the staff could not have been better. Thanks for a wonderful vacation. Brian Siemers
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

Castles on the Rhine June, 2009,

10/18/2009
My wife and I cruised with Uniworld for our 25th wedding anniversary celebration. It could not have been more spectacular! The scenery was everything we have dreamed of and the Uniworld staff made all passengers feel very special. It was a great value and we hope to go again some day. When we do travel again, it will definitely be with Uniworld. Thanks for making our trip such a memorable experience.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

Castles Along the Rhine - Sept 27 - Oct 4, 2009,

10/16/2009
Every phase of this cruise exceeded my highest expectations. Relaxing, interesting, informative, charming, entertaining without being demanding; it was just what I was looking for. And our cruise director, Marcus, was perfect in his role. He truly made the experience memorable. You have a treasure there.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

Marvelous Experience,

10/4/2009
I just returned from the 20th of September "Castles on the Rhine" cruise which was exceptional in every respect. The ship, service, staff and food were fabulous. Markus, our cruise director was both highly competent and accommodating and our waiter, Galin, was world class. Uniword even arranged for great weather throughout! Kudos to First Captain Bakker for a seamless journey and very enjoyable experience.
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

Absolutely exceeded my expectations,

7/29/2009

Dear Mr. Young,

My mother and I just completed the 9-day "Castles Along the Rhine" river tour from Amsterdam to Basel (June 6 ­ - 14), and I couldn't have been more pleased.

To begin, although I had traveled internationally, a river cruise vacation was entirely new to me. I was trying to plan a trip to Germany for my mother (who is 84 years old) and myself and I didn't think a bus tour would be suitable for her, so I researched river cruising. I attended a Travel Expo sponsored by AAA in Foxboro, Massachusetts and enjoyed an audio/visual presentation about ... Read More...
Cruise: Castles along the Rhine Ship: River Ambassador

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