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S.S. Beatrice Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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10 Reviews

Cruise did not meet our expectations

S.S. Beatrice Cruise Review by MelanieSco

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2019
  • Destination: Europe

I would like to congratulate Uniworld´s marketing department - they do a great job of selling something that does not exist.

. This is a nicely decorated river ship but it is nothing special.

. Their "ALL INCLUSIVE" policy is not so - the city tour in Budapest consisted of a visit to the Parliament Building, impressive, a short drive on the Pest side and a 10 minute stop for picture taking on the Buda side - no visit to the Cathedral or the Palace or the Fisherman´s Bastion. Schonbrunn in Vienna was at an additional cost. Belvedere and Klimt were not available in Vienna. Wachau Valley stop was at Spitz, where there is nothing of interest instead of at the awesome Melk Abbey. Evening concert in Vienna also at additional cost.

. Food is nothing special - rather, completely standard. No local specialties. Same supermarket "fresh" salads every day. Breakfast pastries unavailable - same croissants every day. Desserts also standard.

. No music, no lectures, no games, nothing to do after 9 pm.

. Very expensive for what Uniworld delivers. At the same cost, we would have had a suite on another ship!

. Excellent personnel, always helpful and smiling.

. We were not informed that embarkation had changed and was now at the Chain Bridge in Budapest - online information not updated, although I must say that we received E. 20 from the Front Desk for our additional taxi fare.

. From another reviewer, I have now learnt that Uniworld already knew that the ship would no be able to sail upto Nuremberg one week prior to our sailing on June 12. Yet we were not informed of the incident and the shortening of our cruise until the middle of same.

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Cabin Review

Cabin French Balcony 318

Cabin is extremely small although nicely decorated, too crammed for comfort. Had the little table removed to gain a few inches of additional space.


Bathroom is minimal. Water pressure in the shower was good.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


BMW factory tour was very interesting. Please be advised that it involves a lot of walking!

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