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Uniworld River Cruise

Basel to Cologne aboard the SS Antoinette

December 5 – 12, 2021

Starting at $3099 per person, double occupancy

PLUS 1 Category Upgrade!

 

 

 

 

SS Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette

The luxurious décor of the 443-foot, 152-passenger S.S. Antoinette—Uniworld’s first Super Ship—features fine Brazilian marble on the walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, a stylish Bar du Leopard with full-service bar, and an onboard cinema. The two-story foyer boasts a 10-foot blue Strauss Baccarat chandelier with huge sapphires—a stunning piece that once hung in New York’s famous Tavern on the Green—and a collection of original artwork is displayed throughout the ship.

Staterooms

CLASSIC

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (163 sq ft – 15.1 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers

FRENCH BALCONY

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft – 18.2 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers

 

DELUXE BALCONY

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (196 sq ft – 18.2 sq m) with open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers

 

SUITE

  • Luxurious riverview suite (294 sq ft – 27.3 sq m) with open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

 

GRAND SUITE

  • Luxurious riverview grand suite (391 sq ft – 36.3 sq m) with open-air balcony and a spacious living room
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, cozy bathrobes and slippers, separate rain shower and tub, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors and a secluded toilet and bidet area
  • Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie Sky Lounge

$2899 + $200 = $3099            Pay a Classic rate, Receive a French Balcony

$3699 + $200 = $3899            Pay a French Balcony rate, Receive a Deluxe French Balcony

Price Includes:

  • 8 day cruise on the RIVERSHIP S.S. ANTOINETTE
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and
    bottled water.  Some premium liquors are additional.
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by Uniworld chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients from local markets
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours, Gentle Walking, and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest river view staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.

 

Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Items of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages other than specified.

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

A festive journey destined to delight travelers of all ages.

Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. See how the baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar and find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Savor tantalizing once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” program, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon and warm spiced wine. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized Nativity figures and joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Shoppers searching for unique gifts, and Christmas enthusiasts looking for the origins of many cherished holiday traditions. Anyone who loves seasonal treats and festive holiday decorations and lights.

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

DAY 1: Basel (Embark)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer, or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Important Note: Uniworld’s airport services and transfers to the ship will take place on the Switzerland side of the Basel-Mulhouse Airport. Be sure to enter Customs on the Switzerland side, as guests cannot return to the Switzerland side after they have exited the airport from the France side.

DAY 2: Basel

Basel is a cultural and artistic powerhouse, with all sorts of galleries, theaters and museums. And at this time of year, the city’s Christmas Market draws visitors from all over Europe, as does its Christmas Street, lined with more than 100 beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees. Do you have a special wish for Christmas? Write it in the Wish Book, which lies open in Basel’s 17th-century Town Hall during Advent, waiting for residents and visitors to express their hopes and dreams for the holiday—or for the world.
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 3: Kehl (Strasbourg)

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. It’s also been known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. With a friendly local expert, see this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops that will win your heart. You won’t want to miss the holiday treats like bûche de Noël, the delicious Christmas cake made to look like a yule log.

DAY 4: Mannheim (Heidelberg)

Your ship left France behind and sailed into Germany during the wee hours of the morning. If you speak no German, here’s one phrase you might want to learn now: “Fröhliche Weihnachten,” or “Merry Christmas!” Today you’ll have two choices: Venture into the storied city of Heidelberg, home to the oldest university in the country, or visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate for a special vinegar tasting. The atmospheric cellar is like no other you’ll ever experience, and the candlelit tasting room is decked for the holidays.

DAY 5: Mainz, Rüdesheim

Mainz’s Old Town brims with specialty shops tucked into lovingly restored buildings. You’ll find jewelry, leather goods, books, toys—something special for every special person on your list. Or opt to explore neighboring Wiesbaden’s Christmas Market. However you choose to spend your time in Mainz, you’ll head back to the ship for a short cruise to Rüdesheim, which, like many cities along the Rhine, dates back to Roman times, when the Rhine was the northern border of the empire. Today, Rüdesheim is famous for its beauty and its entertaining alley of shops and wine bars called the Drosselgasse.

DAY 6: Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Koblenz

Spend a spectacular morning onboard your luxurious boutique ship as you sail the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this stretch of the Rhine is extraordinarily picturesque: Castles perch atop steep cliffs above the water and each quaint village is marked by the spire of its historic church. After sailing past 40 miles (65 kilometers) of gorgeous scenery, you’ll reach the famous intersection of the Rhine and the Moselle. Here, where the two rivers meet, you’ll find the enchanting town of Koblenz. Watch the waters of the Moselle gush into the Rhine as you stand on the spit of land called German Corner before embarking on a walking tour of Koblenz’s historical treasures.

DAY 7: Cologne

Your local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and magical secrets with you.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 8: Cologne (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer, or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Cologne Bonn Airport for your flight home.

PAYMENTS:                     

A 10% deposit is due with booking.  Final payment is due Aug 1, 2021.  The advertised price represents a 5% discount for payments made by cash or check.  The price is 5% higher for a credit card payment and requires an authorized signature.  We accept MC, VISA, and AX & DISCOVER. However, you may pay the deposit by credit card without a fee.

CancellationsIf cancelled before Aug 1, 2021 , a $600. per person fee is assessed.  If cancelled on or after Aug 1, 2021, – package is fully non-refundable.  Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change.   Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason.   

 

FULL LEGAL NAMES must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport . IMPORTANT    INFORMATION:  YOUR REQUIRED PASSPORT MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RETURN OF YOUR CRUISE.  “PASSPORT CARDS” ARE NOT VALID FOR OVERSEAS TRAVEL. If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible to have proper documentation to enter any of the ports of call.  Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.   If you reside outside of the US or Canada, please check with your consulate to see if you need a visa.  If you do not have proper paperwork, you could be denied boarding.

 

INSURANCE: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.  Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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