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Grand Christmas and New Year's Cruise (Nuremberg to Budapest) 2020

Grand Christmas and New Year's Cruise (Nuremberg to Budapest) 2020

Operator: Uniworld
Ship: SS Beatrice
Starts: Nuremberg, Germany on Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Sun, Jan 03, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

Discover heaven on earth on the ultimate holiday river cruise. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special 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 rum-laced 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. The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year. Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.

  1. Day 1
    Nuremberg (Embark)
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020
    Arrive at Nuremberg Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Nuremberg
    Wed, Dec 23, 2020
    You could not ask for a more perfect place to begin a celebration of the holiday season than Nuremberg. The historic Old Town is an archetypal German medieval city and is home to a world-renowned gingerbread called lebkuchen.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg
    Thu, Dec 24, 2020
    Spend a leisurely day onboard as you cruise along a marvel of modern engineering, the 106-mile-long Main-Danube Canal. Tonight, celebrate Christmas Eve in the enchanting town of Regensburg, known for its stunningly preserved medieval quarter.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Regensburg
    Fri, Dec 25, 2020
    The Old Town of Regensburg sparkles with holiday lights and decorations this time of year, adding to its already considerable charms and captivating architectural style. Check out the best and brightest cultural sights and plunge into the town’s ancient past.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienthal)
    Sat, Dec 26, 2020
    Take some time today to explore the beautifully expansive and heavily wooded Bavarian Forest. As the largest continuous forested region in Europe, there’s plenty to uncover—like unspoiled landscapes, abundant wildlife and idyllic atmosphere.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Cruising the Danube River, Passau
    Sun, Dec 27, 2020
    Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau is a lovely place to take a stroll with a local expert who will regale you with stories about the town’s colorful (and ancient) past.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Linz (Salzburg)
    Mon, Dec 28, 2020
    Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. You definitely chose the perfect time of year to explore this refined and much-loved city. If you’re a fan of “The Sound of Music,” all the better—you will recognize locations from the Oscar-winning film in the city’s Old Town.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein
    Tue, Dec 29, 2020
    After a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, we’ll reach the village of Dürnstein. Walk along the cobbled streets, browse the shops selling apricot schnapps and maybe take a quick jaunt up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own).
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Vienna
    Wed, Dec 30, 2020
    Vienna is a city steeped in history, music and elegant architecture. Mozart, Austria’s most famous citizen, was at the height of his creative powers when he lived here, writing perhaps his best-known works, including “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Vienna
    Thu, Dec 31, 2020
    Begin the day with a visit to a palace that pays tribute to the taste and wealth of the Habsburg emperors, spend some time exploring Vienna on your own and then ring in the New Year in style.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Vienna, Cruising the Danube River
    Fri, Jan 01, 2021
    After enjoying some extra free time to explore Vienna on your own, relax onboard as the ship cruises to Budapest. You have the morning at leisure. You could relax onboard or ramble through glorious Vienna.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Budapest
    Sat, Jan 02, 2021
    Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each have their own distinctive character and allure. You’ll get a taste of this dynamic capital with a city tour that will show you all the highlights.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Budapest (Disembark)
    Sun, Jan 03, 2021
    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Uniworld

Uniworld approaches every cruise with that same thorough diligence. Stringent security and sanitation protocols onboard our ships are nothing new to us. They not only remain top priorities but are being escalated as we face the current challenge. As more information is provided from Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Uniworld will look to adopt their health and safety recommendations and continue to update for your added peace of mind.

SAFETY & SECURITY PROTOCOLS

  • All outside doors and access to the interior of the ships are locked when docked. Only registered guests can access the ship using a key card.
  • All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.
  • Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.
  • Key card scanners with facial recognition are utilized at the gangway.
  • Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by the reception staff.
  • Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.
  • Ships are patrolled by trained staff 24/7.
  • All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.

HEALTH & SANITATION PROTOCOLS

PLEASE NOTE: While Uniworld believes these protocols to be the appropriate steps in protecting the wellbeing of guests and crew, they will continue to evaluate and make changes if they are deemed to be ineffective or if they negatively impact the wellbeing of guests and crew. Uniworld is actively reviewing additional health and sanitation steps and will add them to these protocols upon approval.

GENERAL MEASURES:

  • All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation.
  • Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest.
  • All guests and crew are required to sanitize their hands when entering public spaces, when coming back onboard the ship each day, and before each meal.
  • Housekeeping staff disinfect all public area touch points and hot spots throughout the day, including all handrails and door handles.
  • Fruits, cookies, chips, nuts, candies or other treats are now served to individual guests by the crew only. These treats are no longer available for self-service.
  • Disinfected wipes are available throughout the ship, including at coffee stations and in the public toilets.
  • Any onboard payments are processed using a contactless payment method and credit card machines will be wiped after each pin entry.
  • All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via their complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices.
  • Crew wash their hands frequently when handling guest luggage. Disembarkation luggage is kept separate from embarkation luggage to avoid cross-contamination.

ONBOARD DINING:

  • All meals are now served by culinary and waitstaff, with no self-service allowed during buffets.
  • All restaurant dining now has reserved seating, with guests at the same table, with the same people, each day.
  • To limit the total number of guests in a restaurant at a time, they have introduced two seating times for each meal.
  • Items that are usually shared, like bread and butter, are now served to each person individually.
  • All touch points, like chairs and salt and pepper shakers, are immediately disinfected after each seating.

STATEROOMS & SUITES:

  • All staterooms and suites are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis.
  • All air-conditioning filters are cleaned and disinfected on each embarkation day before rooming takes place.
  • Umbrellas are now only available in rooms for individual use, with no shared umbrella stands in public areas.
  • In-room chocolate candy bowls are replaced at the end/beginning of each cruise.

EXCURSIONS:

  • All buses are cleaned and wiped with disinfectant before each use.
  • Face masks are also available on the buses, in addition to the staterooms.
  • Vox boxes are sanitized prior to embarkation and after each excursion.

CREW:

  • All crew receives professional health and hygiene training (HACCP) by an external consultant before each ship begins its sailing season, including training on how to look for symptoms.
  • All crew strictly adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • All crew undergo regular health screenings and are quarantined immediately if symptoms are present.
  • Hand sanitizer is readably available and mandated for use in all crew areas.
  • Crew quarters, public and private, are sanitized regularly.
  • All crew meals are served, with no self-service allowed.

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Ship Information

SS Beatrice


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.2
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.2

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Ratings based off 33 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

Steven was available to us for over a year to answer, discuss, and revisit all concerns or questions. There wasn't a moment when we felt our concerns were met with nothing other than 100% attentiveness.

Great service on board this river cruise. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were as advertised top shelf, and everything was truly all inclusive. The scenery while cruising was fantastic, and the cities and villages we visited were more than I expected.

We are Uniworld enthusiasts and expect a consistent level of comfort & service, which was no exception on this trip. We do have two issues that may or may not be in Uniworld's power to correct: 1) air temperature control was extremely poor on this trip in cabin & public areas alike; 2) Internet service was so bad we might as well not have had it at all. I don't expect any internet while cruising, of course; however, upon reaching all ports, I expect to have strong internet connections. In this day & age anything less is unacceptable. We were very disappointed on this trip & expect better of Uniworld in this regard.

The Uniworld river cruise exceeded my expectations.

In our opinion Uniworld is by far the best river cruise company in the industry! The all inclusive packages are wonderful. The staff on all of the ships go out of their way to do whatever is necessary to insure that you are comfortable and content.

Uniword delivered on its promise for a luxury cruise on the Danube from Passau to Budapest. The entire crew was very well-trained and provided outstanding service. The River Beatrice is an excellent ship. Food was delicuous and varied. The land tours were delivered by professional tour guides. The cities we visited were fascinating and it is likely we'll go back to visit several, especially Vienna and Budapest.

Our agent was able to secure a stateroom for our river cruise. This was the trip of our dreams on Uni-World! Would definitely use Uni-World and Affordabletours again!


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