Uniworld Cruise Reviews
Recognition of your fine staff,12/24/2008
Christine, the cruise director, was such a pleasure to be around. She not only handled the myriad of details necessary for a successful cruise but did it in an unflappable way as to denote experience and professionalism. A truly lovely German woman, it was such a delight to talk to her. She was such a good ambassador for her country and induced the spirit of travel and the holiday season in all she had contact with. There were efforts on her part that were above and beyond what a usual cruise director would accomplish. I simply cannot say enough about this fine person; it was wonderful to meet her.
Our Hotel Officer, Lucia was as professional as any individual that I have ever seen in her capacity. With her leadership, her department excelled at every aspect of their duties. She work particularly well with her Maitred',( whose name escapes me but he was of Czech descent), and, as a team, were a portrait of excellence. She treated all within her department with respect and with the professional guidance that distinguished her as an outstanding Officer.
Julie, of the front office, was a delight to converse with and was another of the carbon copy of excellence that this crew established for our journey.
As my wife is a travel agent for Just Travel here in Novato, California, you can be assured that Uniworld will receive a personal note of satisfaction from her and the office. With me, I will second that motion. Thank-you for making our cruise, and indeed the 6 other members of our party, such a wonderful experience and lifelong memory.
– Marla and Gene McCandless Read More...
Rhine River Cruise,12/22/2008
Again Emma went out of her way to be thoughtful and kind to all my family. You are blessed to have her in your employment. We were so impressed that we hope to do this cruise again as well as the one that goes to Romania, Emma's home country. Thank you again.
– Dr. and Mrs. Donald and Constance Ostergard Read More...
Gold & Sterling,12/4/2008
– Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Anderson
Enjoyed the cruise and your entire staff,11/3/2008
As much as I enjoyed this trip, I did however, start having some respiratory problems while in Lyon which worsened when I arrived in Paris. On Monday, October 20, I needed to go the hospital. Your local host, Betsy Dryer, was ... absolutely outstanding in the help the she provided. She took us to the American Hospital and stayed with us for several hours while I was being evaluated. Fortunately, after 5 hours in the emergency room, the problem was identified and resolved over the next few days with medication. Betsy in an excellent representative for Uniworld in Paris, and we can't say enough to truly indicate our appreciation for the help she provided. She is genuinely committed to assisting the Uniworld guests and you should be proud and honored to have such an employee.
– Sincerely, Richard Beauchemin Read More...
– Brian and Barbara O'Brien
Best cruises we have ever taken,10/3/2008
Regards, Gloria & Bob Perkins
Best of our many vacations,9/29/2008
Mr Chen Liang was extraordinary. He is to be commended for his efforts to exceed our expectations. This was our first trip with Uniworld but because of Mr Chen it will certainly not be our last. He and his staff hit a home run on this vacation.
– David J Kaucheck and Marian Hansen Kaucheck
Recommend a Uniworld Tour,9/28/2008
– Lawrence W. Wick Read More...
– Richard and Georgiana Teach
The crew and staff were all extremely professional and helpful in all aspects. Captain Schlenther was personable and available to the passengers when free. Hildegard Peiker, cruise manager, went out of her way to help passengers. As an example, when we thought of taking the local bus in Trier to see some of the Roman ruins that were not ... included in our excursion, Hildegard went out of her way to get us bus numbers so we would not get lost.
Sightseeing was very comprehensive. The guides were excellent in all the cities we visited. In Koblenz we did a side-trip on our own which might be worth-while incorporating in the regular sightseeing if at all possible. We went up to Festung Ehrenbreitstein which is a fortress built in the 19th century. At the fortress there was a short slide show presented in various languages including English on the history of the fort. From the fort there were magnificent views of the Rhine and Koblenz. If this is not possible then maybe information can be given to the passengers as to how to get there; we took a local bus up to the fortress, walked down from the fort and then took the ferry across the river back to the city center (or one can take the ferry both ways and a chair lift up and down or the bus down rather than walk).
The food was very good and the presentation was lovely especially at dinner. It was nice that breakfast was buffet, yet, one could always ask for different eggs or hot cerel. Lunches were good, but we felt that there were too many pork dishes served (even the meat sauce was made with pork). For those who do not eat pork, it would be nice to have basic alternatives such as tuna fish or egg salad or even turkey included on the cold-cut platter at lunch. Having the alternatives of chicken or steak at dinner was very good.
– Helene and George Levine Read More...