Uniworld Cruise Reviews
There were so many highlights on the trip that I hardly know where to begin, and all the extra touches too, like the clocks and the pillow gifts on the last evening, and having dinner with the Captain! The ship is really lovely and it was terrific to see all the various ... cabin categories. It was also great to see River Countess - I feel I have a more complete picture of Uniworld since all your ships aren't as new as River Beatrice.
I don't think there is a single thing that I could criticize about the ship, the crew or the itinerary, and of course the food was amazing. Without exception, everyone was great and with people like Captain Tom, Siggy, Gyongi, Alina and the other front desk people, we really were in good hands.
Anyway, thank you so much again...
Ellie Hender, CTC, MCC
Down The Danube: A Birthday in Style,4/17/2009
I visited some of the most exquisite restaurants and patisseries in Austria ... and Hungary, toured magnificent Rococo abbeys, and reveled quietly in the verdant mountainsides of Salzburg. It was my first time sailing on a river vessel, and the smaller ship made this trip more personal as the staff quickly learned my name and the distinctive occasion of my journey. River cruises highlight the star attractions of relatively small geographical areas, and eliminate the need for spending entire days at sea. Each alluring port was promptly succeeded by another, without the long hours of wave watching on the vast ocean that are inescapable on larger cruise ships.
...I know that I will see the Danube flowing through the concrete canyons of New York City many years from now, that opulent dinners and photographically still Bavarian countryside will adorn my daily activities at home.
Turning eighteen is a personal experience. Like getting married it is an occasion that one long waits for in eager anticipation. It is a benchmark that seems far off right up until the very day when it comes. Its culmination therefore leaves one in doubt asking, “Is it true, am I really eighteen?” or “Am I really married?” This incredulity is the most important reason why these days must be adorned with ceremony, to stand in the mind as reassurance that they have occurred. Indeed, without the Bavarian hillsides to remind me, I might start to forget the occasion as time and distance encroaches.
This trip has held so much significance for me. On the dinner table I saw not the entrée, but the culmination of years of anticipation. I feel as if the world opened itself up to me on the deck of the River Beatrice. It seemed to promise that dreams can be scheduled in between school or workdays, and that it is better for one’s soul to be a world citizen than a national one.
– Nathaniel Black Read More...
Pleased is a huge understatement,1/20/2009
In particular, I wanted to praise Inna Medvedkova, the cruise director, Svetlana, her assistant and all the excellent on-board Uniworld ladies, and Sergey, the hotel manager. A particular bouquet is deserved to Prof. Inna Gritsenko whose lectures were spell-binding, authoritative and enriching. And the entertainers, Galina on the piano was astonishingly talented (my wife is a piano teacher so this is high praise from her) and ... Sergey on the accordion completed a dynamic entertaining duo – they’re indefatigable!
I also want to thank you for the special arrangements you made regarding wine & water in the cabins as well as the greatly appreciated wine reception you now provided on board – my group felt very special indeed! And I noticed that you have the Quietvox headsets in Russia – they certainly facilitated communication between guides and their audiences.
This first group having gone so well, I want to tell you that we are going to feature all Uniworld Cruises on our website to individual travelers and to potential groups. We plan to grow our business with you – we have already proposed Egypt/Jordan to one group and will look particularly at the Danube. Having just received your 2009 Europe River Cruises, I acknowledge the continuation of amenities as well as the new ones for company-owned ships in 2009.
– Don Harper (Travel Agent)
Personable and very professional,1/4/2009
Christine Bremberger was the Cruise Manager and she was fabulous. She handled all the passengers professionally and knew the area like the back of her hand. She was extremely knowledgeable. The crew was personable and very professional. We will travel with Uniworld again.
– Gretchen Heinlein-Wilson
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