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  1. The nighttime cruise is beautiful, I saw it a few years ago. Second seating
  2. News from Uniworld for the Dec. 2nd Sailing Due to low water levels on the Danube River, the S.S. Maria Theresa will be unable to reach Budapest for embarkation. Instead our guests will begin with one night at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel, before being transferred on December 3rd to the ship in Vienna. The hotel details are: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Erzsébet tér 7-8 1051 Budapest +36 1 429 3777 · Guests with arrival transfers will be taken directly to the hotel. · Guests without arrival transfers should make their own way to the hotel. We will offer the Budapest program from the hotel Monday morning, and all meals are still included. All guests will receive the schedule details locally. After the Budapest program, they will be driven to the ship in Vienna for embarkation Monday afternoon. The Bratislava program will operate from there on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday December 5th the ship will be back in program for the Vienna excursions. The ship is expected to sail from Vienna to Passau without further issues. We apologize for any disappointment, but please be assured the onboard and onshore staff will be working diligently to provide our guests the full Uniworld experience. Our nautical team is monitoring the river conditions closely and the cruise manager will keep everyone updated throughout the program. Thank you for passing on this important message to your clients.
  3. This is my thoughts and this is fine with me. Have a safe trip I think you leave tomorrow. My friend and I are in Cabin 328 Deana and Carol. Second seating
  4. If I am reading Marine Traffic correctly the Uniword S.S Maria Theresa is in Vienna. Any guesses if it will make it to Budapest for its' December 2nd cruise? I leave for Budapest on Thursday! Second seating
  5. bubbulz, You got more of an answer than me. I like your answer better! Second seating Thank you for contacting Uniworld River Cruises. We greatly appreciate your feedback. Please note that at the moment management continues monitoring the water levels and as of now we have not received any changes for your sailing date. We will keep though our guests informed if any changes may occur. Should you need further assistance, feel free to contact our Reservations team at 1(800)733-7820. Best regards, Emily Rolon Reservations Services
  6. My note to Uniworld today omitting names for posting here. We do arrive prior to Dec. 2nd. Second seating Hello, I am booked on the S.S. Maria Theresa Budapest to Passau December 2nd through December 9th. We are looking forward to our upcoming cruise with Uniworld. This will be my eighth cruise on Uniworld and my friend's first. I saw this posting on Cruise Critic (please see below) and I am hoping that Uniworld will find a more pleasant way of managing the river level problems than Viking did. Specifically, I hope that Uniworld does not plan to shuttle passengers back and forth between Budapest and Vienna on a bus. Spending the night in a hotel in Budapest would be a much better option! Of course one bus trip from Budapest to Vienna will be needed to get the passengers to the ship; I just hope we can avoid spending about six hours on a bus going from Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna in one day. Thank you, "We were on the Danube Waltz from 11/6 to 11/14 with Viking we made it to Vienna. Was bused from Vienna to Bratislova for the day amd back to ship. The next day we were bused from Vienna to Budapest. Lost the whole morning to travel. Got to Budapest at 12:30 pm, dinner at 1:00 pm and then 3.5 hour bus tour starting at 2:00 PM. So no time to really walk around Budapest".
  7. Anyone in Regensburg I hope you get to visit the Thurn and Taxis Christmas Market this is one of my favorites! https://www.thurnundtaxis.de/en/events/romantic-christmas-market/ Second seating
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    Budapest taxi?

    Do they take credit cards? Thanks, Second seating
  9. I have two days in Budapest prior to the cruise. If the cruise does not work out I have hotels reserved that I can cancel with no fee by Dec. 2nd in Vienna, Salzburg and Nuremberg. First class trains to get from one point to the next. Finishing in Munich where our planes leave. The River Duchess is a wonderful ship! Second seating
  10. This is the ship I am planning on boarding Dec. 2nd in Budapest! I will hope for the best but I do have plan B all worked out. Second seating
  11. This will be my 8th river cruise on Uniworld and this is the first time I have ever worried about the cruise. Once we had to deal with a lock breaking and caused some minor bussing but Uniworld gave us lunch money and a very nice credit for our next cruise. However it is going to take a lot of rain in a short time! Second seating
  12. This is what Uniworld told my travel agent today about my December 2nd cruise on the Danube and cancellations. Here is what they said. "Yes, they had to cancel some departures in August and September. He said in the next two weeks, there is going to be rain and that these rivers may be high for your departure". I have made plan B plans just in case! Second seating
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    Rain

    I hope it starts raining soon, I am beginning to wonder if the December cruises will be ok! Second seating
  14. We used Alla Tours for our two days in St. Petersburg, Russia during our recent cruise with Windstar Tours. We provided Alla Tours with a list of the places we wanted to see, including five hours in the Hermitage. They sent us an itinerary and price for two days with a private guide and driver. Everything was included (tour tickets, water, tourist visa). They provided precise instructions for getting through immigration and finding our guide. Kate was our guide and Andrei was our driver. We saw everything we wanted to see and never stood in line at any of our stops. Kate had timed tickets for the major stops and used the time very efficiently! She quickly grasped what did and did not interest us. I am a very efficient person and was impressed with every aspect of Alla Tours.
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    First River Cruise- Looking for Recommendations

    Uniworld has small but excellent bar menu between dining room times. Just needed this once! Second seating
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