Uniworld Offers Family-Friendly Europe River Cruises

Uniworld is offering new boutique river cruises in Europe that have developed around summer vacations for family-friendly cruise vacations. Itineraries include special shore excursions tailored specifically for the family and young people between the ages of four and 18 travel at 50 percent off the cruise price when traveling with an adult. All meals, entertainment, special signature lectures and demonstrations onboard, shore excursions  hosted by local guides, complimentary use of bicycles, and transfers of departure and arrival days are included.

Castles Along the Rhine

This nine-day cruise, set on a river where castles appear on the ledges, is available from July 10 through August 7 on the River Ambassador. From Switzerland to the canals of Amsterdam, it's a journey that spans more than 40 miles and covers the UNESCO-designated upper Rhine River Valley with over 40 castles and fortresses.

Onboard, families can participate in a dessert-making classes and scavenger hunts, spend time with the Captain learning about river cruising, watch movies, learn German, play games and more.

Highlights include:

*    Seven-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the River Ambassador
*    All meals onboard with a children's menu available featuring free sodas at lunch and dinner
*    A special children's walking tour in Koblenz with funny characters, a scavenger hunt, and an ice cream treat
*    Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner;, bottled water in staterooms and 24-hour specialty coffees and teas
*    A visit to the Technik Museum in Speyer with more than 3,000 exhibits including walk-in exhibits of aircrafts and a German submarine
*    A visit to the Siegfried Mechanical Music Museum in Rudesheim, showcasing one of the world's best collections of mechanical musical instruments
*    A visit to the Chocolate Factory Museum in Cologne
*    A cooking class onboard with the pastry chef where the kids can make their own desserts
*    A special ship tour for the children and their family members with the Captain
*    Games and movies - a playroom with a PlayStation is available throughout the cruise
*    Complimentary use of bicycles
*    German language classes onboard
*    Chess and shuffleboard on Sun Deck
*    Captain's Welcome & Farewell Dinners
*    Epicurean Adventurer Program
*    An optional excursion to Europa-Park, Germany's most popular theme park located in Rust, Germany

Paris & Normandy

The nine-day itinerary is available between July 3 and July 17. When saling the Seine River from Paris, pass the countryside of Northern France, to the nostalgic beaches of Normandy and then back to the City of Light.

Climb the bell tower made famouse by Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Climb the Eiffel Tower or takeg a helium balloon ride for unobstructed views of Paris. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Monet with family-friendly guided tours of Honfleur and Giverny. See the site where Joan of Arc was martyred while in Rouen, and participate in a scavenger hunt looking for the special chocolate candies called, Joan of Arc tears. Onboard, join a pastry maker to prepare  own special desserts or spend time with the Captain in the wheelhouse learning about river cruising. Families can watch movies, learn French, play games and more.

Highlights include:

*    Seven-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the River Baroness
*    All meals onboard with children's menu that features free sodas at lunch and dinner
*    Complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner, bottled water in the stateroom and 24-hour specialty coffees and teas
*    Air balloon ride at Parc Andre Citroen
*    Visit to Gros Horloge, a medieval clock, for an escorted tour behind the dials including a climb of the 100 steps to discover a breathtaking view of the city
*    A scavenger hunt in Rouen to find chocolate candies called "Joan of Arc's tears"
*    A boat ride under the Normandy Bridge in Honfleur
*    A hike to Chateau Gaillard in Les Andelys
*    A full day at the Normandy Landing Beaches
*    Cooking class onboard with the pastry chef to make desserts
*    A special ship tour with the Captain
*    Games and movies - a playroom with a PlayStation is available throughout the cruise
*    Chess and shuffleboard on the Sun Deck
*    Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
*    Captain's Welcome & Farewell Dinners
*    French language classes onboard
*    All transfers on arrival and departure days

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