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About U River Cruises

Designed as the first river cruise catering to a more trendy audience, U River Cruises features more experiential itineraries that allow passengers to connect with the cities the boats visit and the people who live there.


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  • 7 Night
    Vienna Vibe

    Leaving:
    Vienna
    Visiting:
    Vienna, Emmersdorf ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Vienna
    • Day 2
      Vienna
    • Day 3
      Emmersdorf
    • Day 4
      Linz (Salzburg)
    • Day 5
      Passau
    • Day 6
      Regensburg
    • Day 7
      Nuremberg
    • Day 8
      Nuremberg
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

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    flobo
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    The A - a good concept, but needs refining
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    ~Brandy~
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Danube Flow: Beautiful ship, interesting stops, okay food, very uneven service
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  • 7 Night
    Rolling On The Rhine

    Leaving:
    Frankfurt
    Visiting:
    Frankfurt, Rudesheim ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Frankfurt
    • Day 2
      Frankfurt
    • Day 3
      Rudesheim
    • Day 4
      Cologne
    • Day 5
      Cologne
    • Day 6
      Hoorn
    • Day 7
      Amsterdam
    • Day 8
      Amsterdam
    Ship Details

    The B - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Youthful ship has hip decor, late mornings and late nights, modern vibe

    Cons

    Open-to-all policy diffuses onboard ambiance, communication needs work

    Bottom Line

    Appealing programming, fun staff and casual atmosphere make this an interesting option for millennial couples and friends

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Editor's Note: The B will be out of commission in 2019. It will return in 2020 on itinerari...

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    Sail Date Aug 2018
    Wonderful Seine River Cruise with Something for Everyone
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  • 7 Night
    Dashing Through The Danube

    Leaving:
    Budapest
    Visiting:
    Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Budapest
    • Day 2
      Budapest
    • Day 3
      Bratislava
    • Day 4
      Vienna
    • Day 5
      Emmersdorf
    • Day 6
      Passau
    • Day 7
      Regensburg
    • Day 8
      Regensburg
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    AussieGirlKaz
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Cruising the Rhine - Amsterdam to Frankfurt
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    Critical Critic
    Sail Date Sep 2018
    Itinerary interrupted by low Danube, then management stepped up!
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  • 7 Night
    Dashing Through The Danube

    Leaving:
    Regensburg
    Visiting:
    Regensburg, Passau ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Regensburg
    • Day 2
      Regensburg
    • Day 3
      Passau
    • Day 4
      Emmersdorf
    • Day 5
      Vienna
    • Day 6
      Bratislava
    • Day 7
      Budapest
    • Day 8
      Budapest
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    flobo
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    The A - a good concept, but needs refining
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    ~Brandy~
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Danube Flow: Beautiful ship, interesting stops, okay food, very uneven service
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  • 7 Night
    Amsterdam & Brussels Bound

    Leaving:
    Brussels
    Visiting:
    Brussels, Antwerp ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Brussels
    • Day 2
      Brussels
    • Day 3
      Antwerp
    • Day 4
      Ghent
    • Day 5
      Middelburg
    • Day 6
      Rotterdam
    • Day 7
      Amsterdam
    • Day 8
      Amsterdam
    Ship Details

    The B - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Youthful ship has hip decor, late mornings and late nights, modern vibe

    Cons

    Open-to-all policy diffuses onboard ambiance, communication needs work

    Bottom Line

    Appealing programming, fun staff and casual atmosphere make this an interesting option for millennial couples and friends

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Editor's Note: The B will be out of commission in 2019. It will return in 2020 on itinerari...

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    Sail Date Aug 2018
    Wonderful Seine River Cruise with Something for Everyone
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  • 7 Night
    Eastern Europe Escape

    Leaving:
    Belgrade
    Visiting:
    Belgrade, Novi Sad ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Belgrade
    • Day 2
      Belgrade
    • Day 3
      Novi Sad
    • Day 4
      Mohacs
    • Day 5
      Budapest
    • Day 6
      Bratislava
    • Day 7
      Vienna
    • Day 8
      Vienna
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    AussieGirlKaz
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Cruising the Rhine - Amsterdam to Frankfurt
    Read More
    Critical Critic
    Sail Date Sep 2018
    Itinerary interrupted by low Danube, then management stepped up!
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  • 7 Night
    Rolling On The Rhine

    Leaving:
    Amsterdam
    Visiting:
    Amsterdam, Hoorn ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Amsterdam
    • Day 2
      Amsterdam
    • Day 3
      Hoorn
    • Day 4
      Cologne
    • Day 5
      Cologne
    • Day 6
      Rudesheim
    • Day 7
      Frankfurt
    • Day 8
      Frankfurt
    Ship Details

    The B - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Youthful ship has hip decor, late mornings and late nights, modern vibe

    Cons

    Open-to-all policy diffuses onboard ambiance, communication needs work

    Bottom Line

    Appealing programming, fun staff and casual atmosphere make this an interesting option for millennial couples and friends

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Editor's Note: The B will be out of commission in 2019. It will return in 2020 on itinerari...

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  • 7 Night
    Eastern Europe Escape

    Leaving:
    Vienna
    Visiting:
    Vienna, Bratislava ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Vienna
    • Day 2
      Vienna
    • Day 3
      Bratislava
    • Day 4
      Budapest
    • Day 5
      Mohacs
    • Day 6
      Novi Sad
    • Day 7
      Belgrade
    • Day 8
      Belgrade
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

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  • 7 Night
    Amsterdam & Brussels Bound

    Leaving:
    Amsterdam
    Visiting:
    Amsterdam, Rotterdam ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Amsterdam
    • Day 2
      Amsterdam
    • Day 3
      Rotterdam
    • Day 4
      Middelburg
    • Day 5
      Ghent
    • Day 6
      Antwerp
    • Day 7
      Brussels
    • Day 8
      Brussels
    Ship Details

    The B - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Youthful ship has hip decor, late mornings and late nights, modern vibe

    Cons

    Open-to-all policy diffuses onboard ambiance, communication needs work

    Bottom Line

    Appealing programming, fun staff and casual atmosphere make this an interesting option for millennial couples and friends

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Editor's Note: The B will be out of commission in 2019. It will return in 2020 on itinerari...

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  • 7 Night
    Vienna Vibe

    Leaving:
    Nuremberg
    Visiting:
    Nuremberg, Regensburg ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    U River Cruises
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    7 Night U River Cruises Cruise Route
    • Day 1
      Nuremberg
    • Day 2
      Nuremberg
    • Day 3
      Regensburg
    • Day 4
      Passau
    • Day 5
      Linz (Salzburg)
    • Day 6
      Emmersdorf
    • Day 7
      Vienna
    • Day 8
      Vienna
    Ship Details

    The A - U River Cruises

    Pros

    Late mornings, energetic excursions and enthusiastic nightlife

    Cons

    Busy days make lunches (not included) a hassle

    Bottom Line

    With a social atmosphere, The A provides flexible river cruising for a younger demographic -- and those who feel young.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    One of the first ships in the U River Cruises (formerly U by Uniworld) cruise line, The A ...

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U River Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on U River Cruises cruise ships?

U River Cruises attracts a wide variety of cruisers, though despite its target audience, you'll find more 40- and 50-somethings than 20-year-olds. Most are from the U.S.

Do I have to dress up on a U River Cruises cruise?

No. The tongue-in-cheek advice on the U website states: "Come as you are, as long as you have clothes on. No shirt, no shoes, no service."

Is everything free on U River Cruises cruises?

No. Meals are included along with complimentary water, coffee and tea all day long, and juice at breakfast. All other drinks cost extra. Wi-Fi, gratuities and the use of one of the 50 bicycles kept onboard is also included. One shore excursion is included per port but all others must be purchased.

What are U River Cruises’s most popular activities?

People choose U River Cruises for its alternative vision of river cruising. The more interactive, unique or active the option, the more popular it is -- extended bike tours, pretzel-making classes, rock climbing and other such tours, for example.

Other popular activities are morning yoga classes and local DJ nights in the onboard nightclub.

Why go with U River Cruises?
  • Cool ships that stand out from the crowd

  • First line geared toward younger travelers with rooftop lounges and yoga studios

  • Overnight stays and longer stops in cities

Best for: Young and young-at-heart travelers looking for a hip and lively river cruise experience.

Not for: Mature, early-to-bed cruisers or anyone looking for a fully inclusive river cruise.



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