Cruise down the rivers of France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, The Netherlands and Hungary and craft your adventure exactly the way you choose. It’s not merely a cruise. It’s a full on, activity packed, culturally enticing immersive travel experience…

U by Uniworld’s range of river cruises, exclusively for the 21- to 45-year-olds, is not your ordinary way to see Europe. If you want an out of this world holiday with a side order of adventure and a big slice of the hottest nightlife along the rivers of Europe you have to get yourself on board one of these cruises.

Try the Seine Experience – you’d be mad not to

Pack your bags. You’re going to Paris and Conans-Sainte-Honorine, Rouen, Honeur and Vernon. It will be a week of historic sites, including Notre Dame and the Champs Elysées, late nights offering plenty of time to see a show at the Moulin Rouge, and food so delicious (eg: the freshest fish, butter and cream you’ve ever tasted) that you may be tempted to stay forever.

Some of the awesome experiences that await you as you sail down the River Seine include a “Midnight in Paris” stroll, a walking tour and food shopping spree in Rouen and an easy bike ride along the Seine in Normandy from Vernon to Giverny.

The Ice Bar in The B

And then there’s the nightlife…

After posing for selfies under the glittering Eiffel Tower get the lowdown from your U host as to the top clubs in the City of Light. Party the night away until the wee hours of the morning as the ship doesn’t leave port until the next day. In Rouen you can take U-time optional and join a dialed-in local expert for a curated look at the city’s lively nightlife scene, stopping for drinks at memorable bars in Rouen’s atmospheric historic quarter.

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Once you’ve slept off the party from the night before, up the fitness stakes by kayaking with new friends down the Seine. An expert guide will be your host as you paddle down this gorgeous river. Or get your adrenaline junkie fix by taking a tandem paraglide in the Vexin Natural Park. A birds-eye view of the majestic landscapes is free – just keep your eyes open!

Return to Paris for a must-see dinner and show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge

Immortalised in paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec and synonymous with high-spirited music and can-can dancers, this is an evening you’ll never forget.

Round off your holiday by shopping for fabulous French delicacies and specialty foods in the trendy Saint-Germain. Fromagerie, Charcuterie, Boulangerie, Patisserie… a total overload for the senses. This eight-day cruise is priced from R24 000 per person and includes breakfast daily, one lunch and six dinners plus a welcome party, nine included excursions, local celebrity DJ party and onboard French mixology class.

There are 15 styling U Time optional excursions to help you customise your cruise

Departures range from June through to October.

The U ships, named the A and the B, both have a new sexy, stylish look and feel, with capacity for up to 120 fun-loving travellers per voyage, spread across its four Suites, 26 Balcony Bedrooms, 29 Studio Bedrooms and two Studio Bedrooms with triple occupancy – all with waterfront views and equipped with built-in Bluetooth speakers.


They are the only ships on the river to reveal a unique all-matte black exterior. The ships have two rooftop venues, a spa, mixologists, international DJs, communal tables for dining, and farm-to-table cuisine with dishes ranging from Bea Tollman’s Spaghetti Pomodoro, U by Quinoa Burgers, Miso Marinated Wild Salmon to Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Bars.

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A pioneer in sustainable tourism, U offers organic BeeKind amenities in all rooms, uses WhatsApp and email for internal communication with guests doing away with the traditional paper daily itineraries on cruise ships, displays menus on screens in the bar and restaurant, has a Press Reader app for guests to receive news onboard and is creating an app which will connect travellers before, during and after their trips together and debut in March 2018 ahead of the first bookable sailings.

For more information, email [email protected], call 011 280 8450 or contact your favourite Travel Agent.

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