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.....everything was first class the whole way!,

7/8/2011

Now that we are finally back and "sort of" in a routine again, we would like to take this time to thank your whole team for putting together such a wonderful, educational trip!!!  We were so happy with the Ship, River Duchess, AND her staff.....everything was first class the whole way!

I was particularly impressed with the way my allergy to garlic was handled, no cruise before has held a candle to the service your team provided!  Chef Orlando was most gracious, making all my food just as special as everyone else's, and I had not one problem the whole trip.  Thanks ...

We certainly hope the tips we left got to all the very deserving staff! 

Looking forward to sailing down another river with Uniworld soon!  Thank you so much for making it such an exciting experience.

Sincerely 

Lynne and Dave Gregory

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Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Duchess

Multi-generational trip with our twin 11-year old girls and had a wonderful experience.,

7/6/2011
We just finished a multi-generational trip with our twin 11-year old girls and had a wonderful experience. They made friends on board and had a lot of fun on the guided tours. Having a designated "family" tour group was a wonderful idea. The tour guides had kid-friendly fun facts as well.

Although the kids did not start using the kids' room right away, it became their meeting place for fun - it was their "club" room.

As for our experience as parents - in one word, "pampered".

Thanks to the crew.
Cruise: Treasures of Prague, the Rhine & Main Ship: River Ambassador

It was probably one of the best vacations ever...and we'd go again...but for a longer trip,

5/12/2011

Hello    
 
My husband and I just returned from a cruise on the River Empress from AMS/FRA.  It was probably one of the best vacations ever...and we'd go again...but for a longer trip.
 
We have been on many cruises..this was our first river cruise...I have to tell you that your Cruise Director, Rik, was the best we have ever dealt with.  He was great...never saw his roll his eyes with a sometimes difficult "older" crowd.  Luccia,. the Hotel Director, was also excellent.
 
We are most interested in the upcoming cruise to include the ...

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Cruise: Springtime along the Rhine Springtime Tulips & the Rhine Ship: River Empress

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

Totally Outstanding!,

4/25/2011
I can only give the highest of accolades about our river cruise through Burgundy and Provence trip this past month! This was our first cruise of this type and with Uniworld to celebrate a milestone anniversary and all our expectations were far exceeded! The transfers, the crew, the decor, the epicurean meals, the tours, the tour guides - everything - was first class all the way and has given us forever memories. Eric, A.J., Jeanette (our tour guide)and especially servers like Tibor, Tobor made our trip so enjoyable and fun. Thank you Uniworld and we'll see you next year - ... Read More...
Cruise: Burgundy & Provence Ship: River Royale

I can truly say that this trip was a most wondeful experience and surpassed our expectations,

4/25/2011

I can truly say that this trip was a most wondeful experience and surpassed our expectations.
From the moment we arrived in Amsterdam until we flew from Vienna we could not fault the Uniworld staff.
This is truly a wonderful way to travel and we would do it all again tomorrow.
The whole trip was outstanding,the places, the staff and crew nothing was too much trouble.
The accomadation onboard was spotless and the house staff kind and efficient. The onboard entertainment was also very enjoyable.
We experienced so much and met wonderful people and will travel this way again, the ...

-Aileen Coutts

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Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Duchess

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

They made keeping the guests happy and safe a priority. This makes Uniworld A+!,

3/3/2011
We were on the River Tosca when the protests in Egypt began in January 2011. The staff and our tour guides were amazing. Even though they were worried about homes and families (and their jobs), they made keeping the guests happy and safe a priority. This makes Uniworld A+!  -Bill & Gerry
Cruise: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile Ship: River Tosca

Uniworld has a winning formula for success that should be envied by the entire cruise industry.,

2/2/2011

I don’t think a lot about soap.  The cosmetic industry reports tens of billions of dollars in revenue, annually, and quite frankly, it is lost on me.  Give me a bar of zest, splash on a little Old Spice, and I am good to go.  This explains why I didn’t really get all that excited when my colleagues went on and on about how pampered I was going to be when embarking on my upcoming Uniworld River Cruise.  The company uses the L’Occitane product line of toiletries on their river boats.  Because of an arduous journey getting ...

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Cruise: Enchanting Danube Ship: River Beatrice

Converts to Cruising,

1/11/2011
My wife and I had the pleasure of a most relaxing week between Budapest and Passua in October 2010 on board River Beatrice. The ports and the ship have been described to death by previous guests, and I'd agree with all previous superlatives. But for us,the reason we chose Uniworld was that, as Australians, we wanted to be with fewer of our fellow countrymen than would have been the case if we'd travelled on an APT (Australian Pacific Tours)ship. One of the pleasures of travel is to meet other people rather than your own kind, and that was enhanced for ... Read More...
Cruise: Enchanting Danube Ship: River Beatrice

A wonderful white Christmas,

1/3/2011
We have just recently returned from the European Holiday Markets from Vienna to Nuremberg . This is our 2nd river cruise with Uniworld. We really enjoyed ourselves in the winter wonderland and the top-notch hospitalities of Uniworld.

Our trip was not smooth "sailing" all the way, it was a winter of record snow falls in Europe. One of my luggages was sent to Finland instead and luckily we got it back the next day before the ship set sails.

Our Ship the River Countess could not arrive on time on the 1st day due to the high water ... Read More...
Cruise: European Holiday Markets Ship: River Countess

Beautiful Trip -- Paris & Normandy,

1/2/2011
My experience on the Baroness in October was 4-Star. And especially stellar was the cuisine -- the creative genius of Chef Sousa and his staff.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! And keep up the good work --

(PS -- I plan to visit the Duoro region end of August, 2011 -- how about transferring Chef Sousa to that new vessel?)
Cruise: Paris & Normandy Ship: River Baroness

Mrs Joyce Schoen,

7/13/2010
My husband and I have returned home from a wonderful voyage on the River Beatrice from Budapest to Passau. This was our 5th Uniworld cruise and surpassed our expectations in many ways. We have enjoyed each of our previous trips, but this ship was so beautiful and new that this trip was a real joy. Even though we were held up in Budapest, due to the flood on the Danube, the entire experience was positive. The crew was young and enthusiastic and Capt.Tom was a delight to talk to, a real "hands on" Capt who often worked right alongside his ... Read More...
Cruise: Enchanting Danube Ship: River Beatrice

"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

Our Anniversary in Vienna,

6/30/2010
Since we were back from our first cruise, we had decided to take another trip with Uniworld, this time we had our friends with us. "Enchanting Danube" was truly romantic trip. Our extended trips prior to cruise in Vienna and Budapest and then post cruise in Prague, could not ask anything better. We fell in love with small town Durnstein, Wachau Valley was breath taking. We will never forget the twilight view of chain bridge, Palace from the hotel Inter Continental in Budapest. Melk Abbey, Salzburg, I can go on and on. Cruise ended in Passau, another small beautiful town ... Read More...
Cruise: Enchanting Danube Ship: River Beatrice

THe Best Cruise-Ever,

6/29/2010
Last September, my wife Fran , and I took the Legendary Rhine and Moselle cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. This was our eleventh cruise. We have cruised on big ships, little ships, and medium sized ships, representing several cruise lines. We have enjoyed them all (except our first cruise to the Bahamas in a terrible storm); but this cruise with Uniworld, on the Rhine and Moselle, has to be the best, the most beautiful, and most delightful cruise we have taken. This was our third cruise on Uniworld. We will be making many more. Jim Johnson Col (Ret) USAF ... Read More...
Cruise: Legendary Rhine & Moselle Ship: River Queen

Splendors of Egypt and the Nile,

6/26/2010
UniWorld goes beyond my expectations. As a single traveler I never felt out of place or alone. On a scale of 1 - 10 I give them 15+. The “Splendors of Egypt” is an exceptional tour. One that seasoned travelers shouldn’t miss. The ship ‘River Tocsa” is a beauty in every way. The staff and crew are so available and friendly and entertaining. The beauty of each suite is 5 Star. The public areas inviting. The food exceptionable. The parties a real blast that all can enjoy and take part in. Our tour guide was like a brother who was ... Read More...
Cruise: Splendors of Egypt & the Nile Ship: River Tosca

Great Experience,

6/17/2010
We had a wonderful time, Staff and crew were great. Our cruise director Rik was especially wonderful. Always organized, informative and personable. Even having to change ships due to river flooding was seamless and enjoyable due to his attitude and care.
Ship: River Duchess

A Truly Wonderful Experience,

6/11/2010
From arrival to departure we were made to feel like we were the most important guests on the ship. We covered a lot of territory and saw magnificent views. From rooftop views of Miltenberg, Germany, 2,000 year old Roman ruins and 16th Century churches. The tiny town and memorial Chapel where the famous Christmas Carole "Silent Night" was first sung and homes with bench pillows to match the shutters on the house. Not to mention all the Castles along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken, right down to the last ... Read More...
Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Duchess

This cruise was everything that I hoped it would be.,

6/9/2010
This cruise was everything that I hoped it would be. Starting in Amsterdam we got to see Rembrandt's in the museum. Then on to the river where we could see the windmills in the fields. Coming into Cologne the air raid alarm was sounding. An eerie reminder of the past. The guides did a great job in explaining the local history and showing pictures of the devastation of WW2 and the rebuilding that the Germans did. The trip down the Rhine through the Riesling section was stunning. we were able to purchase local wines and have them shipped home. The ... Read More...
Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Countess

Jewels of the Nile,

6/8/2010
Our third Uniworld trip - it delivered as advertised. Stunning scenery, excellent guides, on-board service and ambiance was fantastic. Tours were enhanced by using the audio system - if you have small ear canals, bring your own headphones as the ones provided are large. The sites bustled with activity and local people hustling their wares. Good deals on souvenirs - list to your guides recommendations about when & where to buy. Bargaining is an art form and not for the faint of heart. The staff of both ships were helpful,  pleasanprofessional andt. The Chef was everywhere, overseeing food preparation and ... Read More...
Cruise: Jewels of Egypt, the Nile & Lake Nasser Ship: River Tosca

Absolutely Wonderful Ship and Crew,

6/5/2010
I went on the Classic Egypt in May, 2010 and it was the trip of a lifetime. The Egyptologist who served as our tour guide made history come alive, the Cairo Marriott was a fantastic hotel and the River Tosca and the Nile Cruise were perfection. This is the way to truly see Egypt -- its history and its culture. Every day was full of the sights and marvels you have read about in the history books but never believed you might actually see. The food was excellent, the staff attentive and there was never a ... Read More...
Cruise: Classic Egypt & the Nile Ship: River Tosca

What a great way to travel!!!,

5/25/2010
We absolutely fell in love with Uniworld a couple of years ago. We went on the Tulips and Windmills tour of Holland and had a great time. We love the pace of the cruise, the fact that we usually were docked right at the town centre and were able to walk to those lovely "old town" attractions. We met some wonderful people and are still maintaining those friendships via e-mails. In fact we enjoyed that trip so much, we came home and booked for the European Serenade for August of 2009. Once again we loved ... Read More...
Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Duchess

The River Royale provided a great introduction to river cruising,

5/24/2010
We selected this Uniworld cruise mostly because of the French itinerary. It was our first river cruise and our first trip with Uniworld. We were very impressed with the staff, the accommodations, the itinerary, the local guides, and of course the food and wine. Uniworld had thought of everything and all of the staff and crew worked very hard to make sure that their guests had a memorable experience. Our cruise manager Alexandra was wonderful. She seemed to be everywhere tending to all of our questions and needs. The fact that so many of our cruise-mates were repeat customers spoke ... Read More...
Cruise: Burgundy & Provence Ship: River Royale

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

delightful adventure,

5/20/2010
I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise on the Rhine/Main/Danube rivers. The ship itself and the staff were wonderful. The staff in particular were helpful, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable- I could go on. The itinerary was good- a mix of cities and villages with mostly excellent local guides. The camaraderie that developed amongst the passengers was a delightful bonus- especially for myself traveling alone. I enjoyed some of the best conversation I have had in a long time. The pace is quite leisurely and I personally would prefer a little more activity, but that would be my ONLY change.
Cruise: European Serenade Ship: River Duchess

A great crew and staff.,

5/20/2010
The weather was lousy, the cruise was tremendous and relaxing due in no small part to the crew, from the captain to the laundry personnel. The food and servers for such a small ship was great. These guys definitely deserve a raise. We shall definitely travel with uniworld again.
Ship: Douro Queen

Highlights of China Review,

5/7/2010
Recently returned from Uniworld's Highlights of China. The itinerary was exceptional and as the trip title implies, we really saw the highlights, from the Great Wall to the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian including a wonderful experience on the Yangtzi River. Since this was our first land/river trip, we didn't have anything to compare this trip to since all of our previous international trips were with major cruise lines. However, suffice to say that we were impressed with what Uniworld provided. They seemed to make a sincere effort to provide us with the best. No ... Read More...
Cruise: Highlights of China & the Yangtze Ship: Victoria Jenna

SERVICE BEYOND EXPECTATIONS,

5/6/2010
I recently returned from a wonderful cruise with Uniworld. The staff was extremely skilled and attentive. We learned mid-cruise that many of our return flights to the US had been canceled due to the Iclandic volcano and the cruise manager along with the ship's crew went beyond the "call of duty" to arrange hotels, ground transportation and even help with airline re-bookings. They opened all internet and phone lines to us free of charge and even offered staterooms to anyone who wanted to repeat the trip at a very reasonable rate. I will definitely cruise with ... Read More...
Ship: River Baroness

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