Uniworld‘s Nuremberg to Paris tour aboard River Princess made quite the impression on member Kathie859 and her husband the year before… so much so that they decided to book a cruise with one of its sister ships to explore the marvels of Italy. Deja vu graced the hallways of River Countess throughout the cruise, making it easier to get around. But as active cruisers, they spent the majority of their time off the ship.
Sailing commenced in Venice, where a walking tour, dinner and scenic trip down the Grand Canal were a perfect prelude for the excursions to come. Kathie859 was particularly moved by the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, while other highlights included seeing the mosaic art in Ravenna’s Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and eating hand-made pasta in Bologna.
Wine, art and lavish hotels were the theme of their Uniworld-run land tour following the cruise. And with the weather in their favor, Kathie589 and her husband spent as much time outdoors as they could. The two have already booked the line’s Christmas Markets tour for this coming December, so as Kathie859 says, “they’re doing something right.” Read Kathie859′s full review for more details about her indulgences, both on land and on the water.
For their efforts, Kathie859 and four other Reviewers of the Week — grobma, traveller, renee_t and shudson23 — receive Cruise Critic logo items.
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