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U River Cruises

6 Reviews
The A (Photo: Christina Janansky/Cruise Critic)

About U River Cruises

Designed as the first river cruise catering to a more trendy audience, U River Cruises features more experiential itineraries that allow passengers to connect with the cities the boats visit and the people who live there.

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  • Who goes on U River Cruises cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a U River Cruises cruise?

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U River Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on U River Cruises cruise ships?

U River Cruises attracts a wide variety of cruisers, though despite its target audience, you'll find more 40- and 50-somethings than 20-year-olds. Most are from the U.S.

Do I have to dress up on a U River Cruises cruise?

No. The tongue-in-cheek advice on the U website states: "Come as you are, as long as you have clothes on. No shirt, no shoes, no service."

Is everything free on U River Cruises cruises?

No. Meals are included along with complimentary water, coffee and tea all day long, and juice at breakfast. All other drinks cost extra. Wi-Fi, gratuities and the use of one of the 50 bicycles kept onboard is also included. One shore excursion is included per port but all others must be purchased.

What are U River Cruises’s most popular activities?

People choose U River Cruises for its alternative vision of river cruising. The more interactive, unique or active the option, the more popular it is -- extended bike tours, pretzel-making classes, rock climbing and other such tours, for example.

Other popular activities are morning yoga classes and local DJ nights in the onboard nightclub.

Why go with U River Cruises?

  • Cool ships that stand out from the crowd
  • First line geared toward younger travelers with rooftop lounges and yoga studios
  • Overnight stays and longer stops in cities

Best for: Young and young-at-heart travelers looking for a hip and lively river cruise experience

Not for: Mature, early-to-bed cruisers or anyone looking for a fully inclusive river cruise

U River Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Substitute ship, quirks of river cruising

On the second prepaid excursion, as it turned out one of us was quite sick from a stomach virus and could not go, but no refund is possible so we are out the $100.Dinner was starting (there is only one seating), so we went to dinner, then AFTER dinner there was a bottle of champagne and chocolates in the room.Read More
jeftammy

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The A - a good concept, but needs refining

i went down the two flights of stairs to buy a drink at the U Lounge, and i suggested that a server come up top with a tray of drinks of the day, saying that sales would be brisk, but i was told that the ship did not have the personnel for that.once we got to the top, he said we could go to the little museum there, or have a snack at the hilltop cafe, or head back down had visit a pub or cafe in town, but none of these things were included in the tour, but would be at our own expense..Read More
flobo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Danube Flow: Beautiful ship, interesting stops, okay food, very uneven service

There is a limited bar menu (fries, etc) for an extra charge between meals, but I really think they should offer some sort of light snacks for those days with 10 hours between meals, especially when we are stuck at a port or at a sea day.Although this was my first river cruise, I understood going in that the rivers are unpredictable and our itinerary might change.Read More
~Brandy~

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

Cruising the Rhine - Amsterdam to Frankfurt

201 is the first cabin on the boat and I had thought you may get alot of noise of people walking by but I rarely heard outside.It was the first cruise of the season and the staff were still getting their groove on so it could be hit or miss.Read More
AussieGirlKaz

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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