I just wanted to say what a high class operation Uniworld is. I would not chose to take a river cruise with any other line. While many companies experienced cancellations to trips or ports, I am sure that no outfit could have handled this better. I spoke with other people who had taken cruises on other lines, and they were bused from city to city- often enduring flood situations, with no information about any money refund as a result. I do not know when they returned home if they were given anything.
Since River Beautrice could not embark, we spent had 3 days on board with food and tours and then were told we could stay on board for the full week as if the boat was a hotel. In either case, we received a refund for the trip. Their logic was that if you went to an Italian restaurant and got Chinese food, it was not what you ordered. We did not order a bus trip- I would not have chosen to do one.
The boat was beautiful, the food wonderful, the tours we had great, the staff could not have been more helpful (and this was definitely a stressful issue).
I loved Budapest and Prague which we arranged to get to on our own.