Distinctive Wines, Beers & Spirits - Complimentary & Unlimited

Uniworld’s European river cruises pass through some of the world’s most acclaimed beer- and wine-producing regions, destinations equally blessed with fine spirits and liqueurs. Onboard or onshore, our guests can experience tastings and food pairings for many of these amazingly diverse wines, beers and premium spirits.

“Many times my favorite cocktail was in my hand before I could ask for it.” 
Donald, Enchanting Danube, 2015 Feefo Guest Review

Our Sommeliers

Uniworld was one of the first river cruise lines to have onboard sommeliers. Our first started aboard the River Royale in Bordeaux, France. His pre-dinner wine presentations explaining the region's unique wines and terroir proved so overwhelmingly positive that we expanded the program to the River Beatrice and our trio of Super Ships—the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Catherine and S.S. Maria Theresa.

Sip. Savor. Sail.

Our Sommeliers offer onboard wine tastings for guests on select itineraries, a delightful way to gain an in-depth understanding of the regions we visit. We'll treat you to Grüner Veltliner in Austria, Riesling in Germany, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape in France—just to name a few.

Tiny Noticeable Touches

"On our cruise, I mentioned that I prefer dark beer. On the next stop we could see the Restaurant Manager off on his bike; upon his return he had dark beer for me at lunch. From that day on he [provided] a dark beer from each port of call. Five stars for that quality of service."

Donald, European Jewels, 2015 Feefo Guest Review


Our complete onboard beverage selection is served 24 hours a day. We feature exceptional brands such as Grey Goose, Tanqueray, Martell cognac and Glenfiddich single malt whiskey. To enhance each destination, we also feature local favorites such as port in Portugal, apricot schnapps in Austria’s Wachau Valley and calvados in Normandy, France.*

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Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the exceptional selection of red and white wines served onboard. Our wine lists are curated by our staff of sommeliers, each with an in-depth knowledge of local cuisine and a genuine passion for the centuries-old craft of winemaking. On European itineraries in acclaimed wine regions, we also provide our guests with an array of distinctive local and regional vintages.

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The unique lagers, ales and stouts produced by small specialty brewers in Europe are often unavailable anywhere outside the Continent. We offer a number of these artisanal beverages onboard for our guests to sample and enjoy throughout their cruise, such as a Gregorius Stift Engelszell—Austria's only Trappist brewery—and a Mont des Cats French Trappist/Abbey Beer from Chimay in northern France. 

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*A Diamond Beverage collection is available at an additional charge. Beverage policy varies in Russia, Egypt, India and Asia.