Penny Leonhardt’s Uniworld River Cruise
Travel Dates: May 3 – May 10, 2015
Trip Name: Enchanting Danube
What was your favorite things about Uniworld?
What were the most interesting ports of call?
Seeing the vineyards while cruising the Wachau Valley, then stopping in Durnstein, Austria, a tiny medieval village. Vienna and Budapest were also fabulous. ALL ports were full of history.
What were the most memorable on-board services or experiences?
Drinking a ‘Blue Danube’ while sailing away from Passau, Germany, where I boarded the River Beatrice.
In Linz, we had a local Dixie Land Jazz group perform on board for us.
(I know it sounds weird to have Dixie Land music, but it was great fun!) In Vienna a couple came onboard to teach the waltz.
In Budapest we had a Hungarian Folkloric Dance troop perform.
The food is impeccable prepared using the freshest ingredients from farmers’ markets.
Please list 3 “must – do” experiences for this trip
1. You should not miss the Vienna concert, if you find yourself on overnight on the ship in Vienna.
2. Relax on the Sun Deck watching the little villages go by.
3. The Holocaust Memorial in Budapest.
Please list 3 tips about Uniworld
1. Bicycles are available (and complimentary) to explore each port.
2. The average capacity on a Uniworld ship is 130 guests.
3. Each ship is one-of-a-kind. Each richly appointed with art work and old world elegance.
Uniworld is best suited for the following people:
- Active Adults
- Seasoned Travelers
- Solo Travelers
Any additional comments?
In Budapest, the ship docks right downtown for easy access to attractions. BUT around 9:00pm the ship repositions to another dock (easier for disembarkation) and sails from one end of Budapest to the other…right past the beautifully lit Parliament Building and many other beautifully lit buildings.