Why choose U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld’s signature black ships are like floating resorts - modern, minimalistic and boasting communal dining tables, lounges that turn into nightclubs and even yoga studios and spas. The line operates a handful of exciting itineraries on the Rhine and Danube and a host of themed sailings, all of which remain all-inclusive.

It's all about fun and adventure, spending as much time ashore and treating the ship as a floating base – far remoted from the ornate and lavish mantra of main Uniworld craft.

However, like Uniworld, U by Uniworld’s ships are packed with amenities and facilities, such as a rooftop lounge, an Ice Bar cocktail bar (which transforms into a club come nightfall) and a spa and gym.

The cruise line also enhances the on-board experience and makes sure guests don’t get bored, with activities including yoga classes, karaoke and themed parties available throughout the voyage.

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Janet wrote a review in Sep, 2021
Everything about this trip was first-rate. It was particularly amazing how well this small ship accommodated our vegan diet. The maitre d sought us out at every meal to ensure we knew what we could ...
Keith wrote a review in May, 2022
Cannot stress how relaxing and pampered we were on this amazing trip. Staff were excellent and the included excursions superb with excellent knowledgeable guides cannot praise enough.

Cruising with U by Uniworld

How can be explain U by Uniworld? Well, besides operating as a completely unique cruise line offering an experience no one else provides, the river cruise operator has aimed itself straight at the younger end of the scale.

Attracting a youthful and more 'live for the moment' audience, the line allows more time dedicated to shore exploration and overnight stays in European ports.

On board, ships offer a party atmosphere, providing the opportunity to drink, chat, and share the dancefloor with like-minded people. Travelling solo? You won't be for long.

Cabins are comfortable and designed to provide a personal haven when onboard, while the decor keeps everything fresh and airy. There's plenty of communal space to enjoy, making for ample chance to meet and greet friends, or find your soul mate.

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Who should travel

U by Uniworld is aimed at younger river cruisers, those looking to party, have a good time and get active when exploring ashore. Seeking an itinerary that won't put you to sleep? This is the line for you. If you prefer to sleep all day and relax all evening, you may wish to look elsewhere.

The cruise line is perfect for first-time cruisers, introducing them to river cruises in a modern environment oozing with action and adventure, and could also suit older travellers who are young at heart. Any seasoned traveller will also feel right at home.

U by Uniworld hosts the occasional themed cruise aimed at Gen Z, which is exclusively for teens/Gen Z and their parents. It's a unique aspect that's proven very successful.


U by Uniworld offers action-packed sailings on Europe’s Danube and Rhine rivers. Itineraries include a cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels, from Vienna to Belgrade (via party towns like Budapest and Bratislava) and on the romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Frankfurt.

The latter includes three days in Amsterdam to party and explore the city's iconic districts. Other sailings include a Danube sailing from Nuremberg to Vienna, travelling through the Main-Danube Canal.

Whichever inventory takes your fancy, prepare yourself for a cruise that you'll never forget. Well, after the hangover evaporates, of course. You'll awaken each morning (or afternoon) to activity influenced by the port of call. What's not to like about that?


Just like its sister cruise line Uniworld, U by Uniworld offers an all-inclusive cruise experience.

Passengers get one daily U excursion, three meals a day, wine and beer with lunch and dinner and access to onboard activities. Fitness classes with the onboard trainer are also included, along with access to the gym, use of bicycles and walking sticks, all scheduled airport transfers to and from the ship and gratuities. Wi-fi is also available for free throughout the fleet.