Arrivals, Departures & Transfers

Airport/Ship Transfers: If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise or cruise/tour begins, and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or cruise/tour ends, when air booked falls within our transfer guidelines. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers are only available on the cruise or cruise/tour start/end dates. Private car transfers are only available for transportation between designated airports and the ship, for up to two guests per car. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements.

Making Your Own Flight Arrangements: Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements, Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise-tour starting/ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, or for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the following box:

TRANSFER GUIDELINES: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits:

Arrival
Departure
Europe*
5 am – 5 pm
6 am – 6 pm
Russia**
6 am – 8 pm
5 am – 6 pm
China
24 hours
24 hours
Vietnam
24 hours
24 hours
India
24 hours
24 hours
Egypt
24 hours
24 hours
Extensions
24 hours
24 hours
* Transfers in Milan are provided from MXP only.
* Transfer in Paris is provided from/to CDG only.
** In Moscow, transfers can be provided from SVO, DME, or VKO.
    Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 2:30 pm
  • Castles along the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel)
    Arrival guidelines for the programs listed below are 5 am – 3:30 pm
  • Delightful Danube (cruise only Nuremberg to Budapest)
  • Paris & Normandy (Paris to Paris)
  • Burgundy & Provence (Lyon to Avignon)
  • Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon)
  • A Portrait of Majestic France (Paris to Bordeaux)
  • Grand France (Paris to Avignon)
  • Grand France (Avignon to Paris)
  • Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris)
  • Ultimate France (Avignon to Bordeaux)

Check-In and Check-Out Times: Please note that standard check-in and check-out times will apply regardless of flight schedules or transfer arrangements.

  • Arrivals: On the day of embarkation your stateroom will be ready after 3:00pm. Guests who embark prior to 3:00pm can wait in one of the public areas onboard. For itineraries beginning at a hotel, your room will be ready after the hotel’s standard check-in time. We are unable to request early check-ins.
  • Departures: On the day of disembarkation you must vacate your stateroom by 8:00am. Guests with flights departing later in the day may wait onboard in one of the public areas until 1:00pm or later, depending on the sailing schedule. For itineraries ending at a hotel, you must vacate your room by the hotel’s standard check-out time. We are unable to request late check-outs.

Note: For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

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