The Passion Play 2020Pre-Cruise Extension

Uniworld is pleased to announce a new pre-cruise extension on select sailings of S.S. Beatrice’s Delightful Danube itinerary in celebration of the 42nd production of Oberammergau’s world-famous Passion Play, which runs May 17 – September 9, 2020.

Oberammergau is an enchanting German town ideally situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, where this special performance depicting the last days of Christ on Earth has occurred once a decade since 1634. Today, the Passion Play has over 2,000 actors, singers, and instrumentalists who are all residents of the village.

Guests who book this four-day pre-cruise extension will experience a morning of leisure in Oberammergau, followed by the Passion Play. During the show’s break, they’ll also be treated to a three-course dinner. This exclusive package includes a hotel transfer from Munich Airport, a one-night stay in Munich, a two-night stay in the heart of Oberammergau, premium reserved seating to the Passion Play, two dinners, transportation to and from the show and more.

This four-day pre-cruise extension package is available on the dates below for an additional $4,999 per person, based on double occupancy.

Due to high demand and limited availability, payment in full is due at time of booking for this extension. Payments are fully refundable up to 365 days prior to departure, after which 100% penalties will apply.


  • May 20, 2020
  • June 17, 2020
  • July 1, 2020
  • August 12, 2020
  • September 9, 2020
To book this experience, speak to one of our travel experts today at 1-800-733-7820 or call your travel advisor.


The time is 1633 in the middle of the Thirty Years War, and the villagers of Oberammergau, after months of suffering and death from the plague, vowed to put on the ‘Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ’ every ten years. At Pentecost 1634, they fulfilled their pledge for the first time on a stage they put up in the cemetery above the fresh graves of the plague victims.


All actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village, since a special play law is in effect. All participants, from actors through to members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years.


Nestled in a high Alpine valley in Bavaria, the town of Oberammergau is very quaint, with a backdrop of picturesque mountains that make it an amazing place for photos. The streets are lined with charming shops offering cuckoo clocks, Christian carvings, mugs, stained glass, wool sweaters, wooden toys and other unique gifts. Many houses are decorated with baroque facade wall paintings called Luftlmalerei—often depicting religious characters, figures of saints and scenes from the Passion Play.

Experience Oberammergau with this Cruise

Delightful Danube

Delightful Danube(2020)


SHIP: S.S. Beatrice

This enchanting voyage provides a variety of captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest.

To book this experience, speak to one of our travel experts today at 1-800-733-7820 or call your travel advisor.