Europe and Mediterranean: Authentic Danube and Prague Cruise

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Enjoy the great outdoors and bespoke experiences along the Danube in cities that inspired fairy tales. Prague boasts Hradčany, the biggest, and arguably the most extraordinary, castle in the world, and an Old Jewish Quarter that's witnessed both hardships and celebrations for centuries. Discover the old walled city and Nuremberg's mesmerizing castles on the Nuremberg Panoramic City Tour. Confront and explore the region's complicated and devastating history as you visit infamous Nazi documentation centres and party rally grounds. Stroll through countless enchanting old towns and villages, with plenty of "Let's Go" opportunities for hiking and biking in Regensburg, Straubing, Deggendorf, Vilshofen, Passau and Engelhartszell – all teeming with magnificent architecture, age-old tradition and outstanding breweries. Explore Weissenkirchen and its devastatingly-beautiful landscapes. Participate in a "Village Day," and stroll through towns accompanied by wine, apricot treats and a vineyard hike. In the historical capital of Vienna, you'll be met with glorious food, wine, art and outdoor experiences all on your search for new inspiration along the Danube.

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • True All-Inclusive Boutique River Cruising™

  • All gratuities for onboard services

  • Unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages**

  • 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 US $ 50 shipboard credit per person (maximum US $ 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 1Prague

Overview

Prague, ancient capital of Charles IV's Bohemian Kingdom, has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. An epic history has made Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world and tourism is today a major force. Prague is not overrun by tourism, but its effects are evident for all to see. Post-communism, much of the reconstruction and regeneration of Prague has been driven by tourism, as ancient buildings have been refurbished and transformed into stylish hotels and fine restaurants. Prague's city centre is made up of 4 districts, stretching across both banks of the Vltava River. 3 districts lie on one side of the river: the New Town (Nove Mesto) and Wenceslas Square; the Old Town (Stare Mesto) and the Old Town Square; and, the Jewish Quarter (Josefov). On the other side is the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) with Prague Castle towering high on the hill above. Situated on the side of a hill, Prague Castle offers fine views over all of Prague. Prague Castle is the premier tourist attraction. There are also excellent views to be enjoyed from the following sights: Old Town Hall Tower, Old Town Bridge Tower, Mala Strana Bridge Tower, Petrin Observation Tower & Vysehrad.

Day 2Prague

Overview

Prague, ancient capital of Charles IV's Bohemian Kingdom, has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. An epic history has made Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world and tourism is today a major force. Prague is not overrun by tourism, but its effects are evident for all to see. Post-communism, much of the reconstruction and regeneration of Prague has been driven by tourism, as ancient buildings have been refurbished and transformed into stylish hotels and fine restaurants. Prague's city centre is made up of 4 districts, stretching across both banks of the Vltava River. 3 districts lie on one side of the river: the New Town (Nove Mesto) and Wenceslas Square; the Old Town (Stare Mesto) and the Old Town Square; and, the Jewish Quarter (Josefov). On the other side is the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) with Prague Castle towering high on the hill above. Situated on the side of a hill, Prague Castle offers fine views over all of Prague. Prague Castle is the premier tourist attraction. There are also excellent views to be enjoyed from the following sights: Old Town Hall Tower, Old Town Bridge Tower, Mala Strana Bridge Tower, Petrin Observation Tower & Vysehrad.

Day 3Nuremberg

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 centre 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 amphitheatre 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 4Nuremberg

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 centre 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 amphitheatre 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 5Regensburg

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 6Straubing

Overview

STRAUBING, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Bavaria, pleasantly situated in a fertile plain, on the right bank of the Danube, here crossed by two bridges, 25 m. S.E. of Regensburg, on the railway to Passau.Its oldest and most characteristic building is the tall square tower with its five pointed turrets, dating from 1208. It has eight Roman Catholic churches. among them being the church of St James, a handsome Late Gothic edifice, with some paintings ascribed to Wohlgemuth; the old Carmelite church containing a monument to Duke Albert II. of Bavaria; and that of St Peter with the tomb of Agnes Bernauer. It has also a Gothic town-hall, a castle, now used as barracks, and two fine squares.

Day 7Passau

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 8Weissenkirchen in der Wachau

Overview

"Weissenkirchen" means "white church" and this name refers to the village's impressive multi-purpose church, which served both as a centre of worship and a fortification to protect the villagers from plundering Turks. It was originally built in the 14th century, but the defence tower was added in 1531. Similar to many other churches in Austria, the interiors are a rather unimpressive mix of Gothic and Baroque art.

Day 9Vienna

Overview

Today, Vienna is once again in the centre 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 10Vienna

Overview

Today, Vienna is once again in the centre 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 River Princess

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Ship Rating

3.5/5

River Princess features all river-view staterooms; a cozy library that provides the perfect haven for inviting conversation, game playing or simply a place for deep contemplation; a fitness centre where you can unwind from a day of sightseeing; and a lounge with a full-service bar where you can gather with friends for cocktails while the evening's entertainment provides a soothing backdrop.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Fitness Centre

  • Card Room
  • Movies
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Concierge Desk
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Self-Service Laundromat

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room (open seating): This seating option allows you to choose when and with whom you dine. Menus are a blend of classic cuisine with a touch of contemporary elegance, and are created using only the finest and freshest ingredients often brought onboard from local ports of call. You'll be surrounded by the beauty of passing riverbank towns and villages.


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

Classic Stateroom with Small Window (Category: CL)

Category: CL

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq.ft – 14 sq.m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, individual thermostat, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Deluxe Stateroom with Window (Category: DE)

Category: DE

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq.ft – 14 sq.m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, individual thermostat, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Stateroom with French Balcony (Category: FB)

Category: FB

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq.ft – 14 sq.m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, individual thermostat, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Suite with French Balcony (Category: S)

Category: S

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq.ft – 20 sq.m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, individual thermostat, and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Deck Plan

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Rhine Deck
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Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: River Princess
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Year Refurbished: 2010
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2001
  • Maximum Capacity: 132
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 3
  • Number of Crew: 36
  • Officers' Nationality: European
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 44
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 18
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 132
  • Country of Registry: Switzerland
  • Total Staterooms: 66
  • Suites with Balcony: 4
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Available Dates & Prices

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River-View Stateroom

French Balcony Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

Suite Stateroom

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.

**Unlimited beverages include premium wine and premium spirits. Diamond List of wine and spirits is available at an additional cost.

♦Executive Members receive a US $ 50 shipboard credit per person, maximum US $ 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: Switzerland

    Package ID: UNIPRIEUR20210505