Exceeded all our expectations

S.S. Maria Theresa Cruise Review to Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
14 Night European Jewels Eastbound (Amsterdam To Budapest)
Sail Date: May 03, 2015
Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 421
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Although we have cruised extensively (Seabourn, Silver Sea, Windstar, Paul Gauguin), this was our first river cruise and Uniworld exceeded even our high expectations.  Service, accommodations and food aboard Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa on its inaugural European Jewels cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest were of the highest quality.  Shore excursions enhanced the cruise with knowledgable, experienced tour guides.  Adding to enjoyment of the cruise were opportunities to get to know other passengers who shared similar experiences.  We enthusiastically recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to experience the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers and the medieval towns and historic cities along their shores. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wide variety to accommodate all tastes and preferences

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Minimal, but appropriate for the passenger mix

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Polite and personable, recalling our names and preferences with ease

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful, luxurious decor

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Much smaller than we are accustomed to, but when you see the narrow locks through which the ship must pass you clearly understand they have maximized the usable space within those parameters. Storage is particularly efficient.

Ship Tip

Make sure to go to the bow of the ship as you pass through some of the 67 locks between Amsterdam and Budapest to view first-hand these engineering marvels.

5 out of 5
Should spend a day or two before the cruise to experience this amazing city.
5 out of 5
Sobering reminder of the past.
5 out of 5
Amazing castles!
5 out of 5
Do experience Rudensheim Coffee and strudel in one of the local shops.
5 out of 5
Do not pass on the Heidelberg tour.
5 out of 5
Quaint, scenic city.
5 out of 5
Residenz Palace was amazing.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Lovely city. We were lucky to be there on a Sunday, so we attended mass at the beautiful cathedral.
5 out of 5
Do not miss the WWII tour
5 out of 5
Locks are amazing.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Beautiful Baroque cathedral and organ concert!
5 out of 5
Don't miss the Melk Abbey and its incredible library ... or the Mozart and Strauss concert at night
5 out of 5
So scenic
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Sad farewell.
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