Europe and Mediterranean: Vienna Vibe Cruise

U by Uniworld

See the best of Germany and Austria on this stunning cruise down the Danube. Explore Regensburg through its web of meandering, yet delightful streets. Experience the cyber center of Linz and its edgy public art displays. Snap some photos of the famous, pastel-hued Melk Abbey as you take in the idyllic scenery of the Wachau Valley. Bike around Bavaria and test your culinary skills with Viennese schnitzel and apfelstrudel.

Included Extras

  • All gratuities for onboard services

  • Wine and beer included with meals

  • Shore excursions with local experts as your guide

  • Internet and Wi-Fi

  • All arrival and departure day transfers

Executive Member Benefit

  • Executive Members earn an annual 2% Reward on Costco Travel purchases

  • Receive a $50 shipboard credit per person (maximum $100 per stateroom)♦

Costco Shop Card

  • Member Exclusive: Costco Shop Card with every Uniworld river cruise†

Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Nuremberg

Overview

Nuremberg is the largest city in Franconia and the natural centre of North Bavaria. In terms of population it is the second largest city in Bavaria and the thirteenth largest in Germany. Together with its neighbours Fürth, Erlangen, Schwabach and the surrounding rural districts, Nuremberg is part of one of Europe’s most important economic areas, where the EU and its Eastern neighbours meet. Nuremberg is surrounded by attractive landscapes: to the East the Franconian hills, to the North "Franconian Switzerland" and to the South-West the Franconian Lakes. Centuries of art and architecture made Nuremberg a treasure. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Nuremberg enjoyed a cultural flowering that made it the center of the German Renaissance, bringing together Italian Renaissance and German Gothic traditions. In the artists' workshops were found such great talents as Veit Stoss, Peter Vischer, Adam Krafft, Michael Wolgemut, and above all, Albrecht Dürer. Koberger set up his printing press here, and Regiomontanus built an astronomical observatory. Here, too, flourished the guilds of the Meistersingers, composed of prosperous artisans; Wagner made their most famous member, Hans Sachs, the hero of his opera Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg. Many of Nuremberg's most important buildings, including some of the finest churches in Germany, have been restored or reconstructed. The old part of the city, the Altstadt, lies mainly within a pedestrian zone. Today's visitors can see the ruins of the ramparts that once surrounded the city as well as more modern sites, such as the Justice Palace, where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Visitors can also see the Zeppelinfeld arena, the huge amphitheater where, from 1927 to 1935, Hitler staged those dramatic Nazi rallies that were immortalized by Leni Riefenstahl in Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will). Hitler's architect, Albert Speer, constructed what has been called a "concrete mecca," whose grounds today have been turned into a park with apartment blocks, a trade fair, and a concert hall. Speer's Congress Hall, larger than the Colosseum in Rome, has become a recording studio and warehouse.

Day 2Nuremberg

Overview

Nuremberg is the largest city in Franconia and the natural centre of North Bavaria. In terms of population it is the second largest city in Bavaria and the thirteenth largest in Germany. Together with its neighbours Fürth, Erlangen, Schwabach and the surrounding rural districts, Nuremberg is part of one of Europe’s most important economic areas, where the EU and its Eastern neighbours meet. Nuremberg is surrounded by attractive landscapes: to the East the Franconian hills, to the North "Franconian Switzerland" and to the South-West the Franconian Lakes. Centuries of art and architecture made Nuremberg a treasure. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Nuremberg enjoyed a cultural flowering that made it the center of the German Renaissance, bringing together Italian Renaissance and German Gothic traditions. In the artists' workshops were found such great talents as Veit Stoss, Peter Vischer, Adam Krafft, Michael Wolgemut, and above all, Albrecht Dürer. Koberger set up his printing press here, and Regiomontanus built an astronomical observatory. Here, too, flourished the guilds of the Meistersingers, composed of prosperous artisans; Wagner made their most famous member, Hans Sachs, the hero of his opera Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg. Many of Nuremberg's most important buildings, including some of the finest churches in Germany, have been restored or reconstructed. The old part of the city, the Altstadt, lies mainly within a pedestrian zone. Today's visitors can see the ruins of the ramparts that once surrounded the city as well as more modern sites, such as the Justice Palace, where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Visitors can also see the Zeppelinfeld arena, the huge amphitheater where, from 1927 to 1935, Hitler staged those dramatic Nazi rallies that were immortalized by Leni Riefenstahl in Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will). Hitler's architect, Albert Speer, constructed what has been called a "concrete mecca," whose grounds today have been turned into a park with apartment blocks, a trade fair, and a concert hall. Speer's Congress Hall, larger than the Colosseum in Rome, has become a recording studio and warehouse.

Day 3Regensburg

Overview

Regensburg is widely regarded as the medieval wonder of Germany – a historic city in a unique state of preservation, living witness to two thousand years of rich and colourful history. At every turn one encounters truly outstanding historical monuments and architectural marvels. The experience is deepened by the exquisite collections at the city’s fine museums, and made yet more enjoyable by the typically warm Bavarian hospitality of the locals. Located on the beautiful Danube, Regensburg is also the perfect starting-place for river cruises and excursions.

Day 4Passau

Overview

The town on the three rivers – the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz – got its name from the Roman fort of Batavis. After 739 AD Passau grew to become the biggest bishopric on the Danube, its domain extending all the way to Hungary. After the great fire of 1662 the prince bishops rebuilt the town in the Baroque style. One of the highlights of the Old Town is the beautiful Cathedral of St Stephan, which boasts the biggest church organ in the world. High up above the town and the rivers stand the Veste Oberhaus Castle and the Maria Hilf Abbey, both of which are also well worth a visit.

Day 5Linz

Overview

Dive into the world of tomorrow today in Linz ~ Danube: The Ars Electronica Center fascinates visitors with the CAVE, in which they can wander through three-dimensional worlds and are invited everywhere to experiment! The opposite bank of the Danube is marked by the impressive Lentos Art Museum with its glass architecture and masterpieces of the 19th and 20th century. The old city center is delightful with its idyllic back lanes, historical buildings and one of the largest medieval main squares in central Europe. Taking a ride through the city on the bright yellow Linz City Express, up to Pöstlingberg with the steepest track railway in Europe from 1898, or on the Danube with a ship turns every sightseeing tour into an adventure. One of the busiest shopping streets in Austria is located right in the city center. Countless shops invite window-shoppers and taking a break in one of the numerous cozy Linz coffeehouses provides an opportunity to taste the original Linzer Torte. Linz ~ Danube has a wide variety of attractions for those interested in art and culture. There are events such as the Linz Winter of Culture, the Passion, the Linz ~ Danube marathon, the Linz Danube Summer, the Linz Pflasterspektakel, and the Bruckner Festival. In addition, the visualized Linz "Cloud of Sound" and the Ars Electronica Festival draw thousands of visitors every year. During Advent Linz is transformed into an enchanting city of with hundreds of nativity scenes, Advent markets and Christmas concerts.

Day 6Krems an der Donau

Overview

Krems at the river Danube is worth a visit during any season! Dive into the region at the Nibelungen stream: The Wachau valley - world cultural heritage of the UNESCO! There are not many cities in Austria which can offer such a great variety in cultural, historical or culinary offers as the attractive "double town" of Krems-Stein. Located in the eastern-most part of the Wachau valley, the town - more than 1000 years old - impresses its visitors with historical buildings in the old town centre, having been announced "world heritage" by the UNESCO in 2000. Enjoy the different faces of the town when walking through the old town, marked by shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Due to the realization of the "Kremser Kunstmeile" (art mile), Krems has set yet another sign of its cultural importance. An extensive sports offer combined with numerous large events (the annual Wachau-marathon, including more than 10.000 participants), adds to the existing range of possibilities.

Day 7Vienna

Overview

Today, Vienna is once again in the center of Europe. But not so long ago, Vienna was just on the western side of the Iron Curtain. Many visitors are surprised to learn that Vienna is actually further east than Prague and Berlin. Vienna was once the heart of a vast realm, the Habsburg Empire. For a time, the possessions of the Habsburgs, who ruled for more than 600 years, were so far-flung that it was said that the sun never set on its dominions. All that came to an end more than 80 years ago. Today, Austria is a small country of about eight million people. But Vienna still has heart. It is one of the most comfortable, interesting, beautiful capital cities in the world. The Vienna of today is a modern, international metropolis in the heart of Central Europe, a city with a quality lifestyle and an embraceable joy for living. Vienna caters to your needs in terms of education, social and health services and also offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities.

Day 8Vienna

Overview

Today, Vienna is once again in the center of Europe. But not so long ago, Vienna was just on the western side of the Iron Curtain. Many visitors are surprised to learn that Vienna is actually further east than Prague and Berlin. Vienna was once the heart of a vast realm, the Habsburg Empire. For a time, the possessions of the Habsburgs, who ruled for more than 600 years, were so far-flung that it was said that the sun never set on its dominions. All that came to an end more than 80 years ago. Today, Austria is a small country of about eight million people. But Vienna still has heart. It is one of the most comfortable, interesting, beautiful capital cities in the world. The Vienna of today is a modern, international metropolis in the heart of Central Europe, a city with a quality lifestyle and an embraceable joy for living. Vienna caters to your needs in terms of education, social and health services and also offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities.

Onboard the The B

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The B cruises down France’s Seine River. Her chic style and Parisian influence will put you in the French spirit even before stepping off. The B gives guests access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Mixology

  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Local celebrity DJ party with silent disco
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
  • Wine tasting classes
  • Mixology classes
  • Excursions
  • U Bikes
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Ice Bar

  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Movie rentals
  • U Time Optional Excursions
  • Ice Bar
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service

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Dining

Dine

Main Dining

Dine: Your cruise included two meals a day at this main restaurant on the downstairs deck: brunch and dinner. Meals change daily and feature a range of locally-inspired and farm-to-table dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant is open seating, with a combination of communal tables, high tables and small tables – allowing guests to change their dining companions each day as they meet new friends, or join the same group time after time.

U Lounge

Casual Dining

U Lounge: This always-open lounge on the upstairs deck serves tapas-style sharing plates and after-hours snacks. The bar is open during the day and late into the evening.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Studio (Window) (Category: SU)

Category: SU

  • 128 sq.ft – 12 sq.m
  • Classic bedrooms include waterfront views, super comfy Savoir mattresses, built-in Bluetooth speakers, flat-screen TVs, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), ample storage space, and a safe.

Suite (French Balcony) (Category: S)

Category: S

  • 256 sq.ft – 23.8 sq.m
  • Suites include a French balcony with waterfront views, super comfy Savoir mattresses, built-in Bluetooth speakers, flat-screen TVs, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), a desk, table and chairs, extra storage space, and a safe.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Rooftop
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Triple occupancyTriple occupancy

Ship Facts

The B ship image
  • Ship Name: The B
  • Year Built: 1994
  • Year Refurbished: 2017
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2004
  • Ship Class: U by Uniworld
  • Maximum Capacity: 124
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 2
  • Number of Crew: 34
  • Officers' Nationality: European
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 31
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 26
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 124
  • Country of Registry: The Netherlands
  • Total Staterooms: 61
  • Suites with Balcony: 4
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: European
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Terms & Conditions

*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy and is valid for select stateroom categories only. Click on Terms & Conditions link below for details.

♦Executive Members receive a $50 shipboard credit per person, maximum $100 per stateroom. Executive Member benefit is valid for primary cardholder only. Shipboard credit is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Shipboard credit will be applied to your onboard account. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and may not be redeemed for cash.

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Ship's registry: The Netherlands

    Package ID: UNITHEBEUR20220513