Europe and Mediterranean: Eastern Europe Escape Cruise

U by Uniworld

From imperial rule, communist regimes, and everything in between, this cruise is an enticing look at the past set against a backdrop of vibrant Vienna, elegant and easy-going Novi Sad, Budapest's dramatic architecture, and the perfectly picturesque landscapes along the way. You'll sip some of Europe's best white wine in Mohács, wander through Buda and Pest, and dive into the breathtaking natural scenes of Belgrade with a bike ride to "Belgrade's Sea" or a kayaking trip to Great War Island.

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 1Vienna

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 2Vienna

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 3Bratislava

Overview

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube.

Day 4Budapest

Overview

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

Day 5Mohacs

Overview

Mohacs is a town in Baranya county, Hungary on the right bank of the Danube.

Day 6Novi Sad

Overview

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Backa District. It is located in the southern part of the Pannonian Plain, on the border of the Backa and Srem geographical regions. Bordering the banks of the Danube river, the city faces the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain. This is the city of young people, music, fun and great nightlife. It is the home of EXIT festival, one of the best music events in Europe, that has had its first edition took place in 2000. Some of the best musicians from all over the world perform on the stages of EXIT festival every year. Still, Novi Sad has a lot more to offer. It is and open and tolerant city of friendly people and endless cultural diversity. Each summer, Petrovaradin fortress hosts the famous EXIT music festival. During those days, the entire city dances with the music of some of the world’s greatest bands performing on several stages all around the fortress. Each year, large number of young people from all over the world come to Novi Sad, in the first place to have great fun.

Day 7Belgrade

Overview

Belgrade is the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. Its most significant landmark is Beogradska Tvrdava, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. A testament to the city’s strategic importance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires, the fortress is now the site of several museums and Kalemegdan, a vast park.

Day 8Belgrade

Overview

Belgrade is the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. Its most significant landmark is Beogradska Tvrdava, an imposing fortress at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. A testament to the city’s strategic importance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires, the fortress is now the site of several museums and Kalemegdan, a vast park.

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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Available Dates & Prices

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: UNITHEBEUR20220520