Young Cruisers’ Menu
We offer classic crowd-pleasers to suit every taste bud: pizza, burgers, fries, chicken, mac & cheese, hot dogs and more. We also cater to the more adventurous eaters with regional and seasonally inspired items: schnitzel, sausages in a bun, pancakes with Nutella, sweet rice, chicken fricassee and more. Plus, unlimited beverages onboard!
Aspiring foodies will learn to prepare regional desserts and chocolate confections, along with learning the art of fruit carving during a hands-on cooking class with the ship’s chef and pastry chef.
Local Soft Drink Tasting
Young travelers will sip and savor local soft drinks, such as Bionade, Almdudler, Rivella and Apfelschorle, with the resident Soda Sommelier.
The Ultimate Chocolate, Candy & Ice Cream Taste Test
Indulge in a sampling of the best candy bars, artisan chocolates and ice creams from your travels.
Young Travelers’ Table
A nightly dining table reserved just for young travelers, accompanied by Family Hosts who will share insights into the local dishes and beverages.
6 days of hosted excursions, including:
Vintage Transportation Collection at Germany’s Speyer Technik Museum
Cable car ride high over the vineyards of Rudesheim
Germany’s Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate
Germany’s Marksburg Castle
Cathedral climb in Strasbourg
Alsatian village day
Chamber of Essences in Cologne
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the River Empress
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Interactive onboard activities: German and French lessons, arts & crafts, and dessert making
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a “Curious Minds” cultural chat designed just for kids
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
Services of two dedicated Family Hosts to oversee all activities for young travelers
Complimentary bicycles, helmets, as well as Nordic walking sticks, for use onshore
Complimentary ship-wide Internet and Wi-Fi access
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities onboard and onshore
Family Welcome Party
Join us for a warm welcome and party with the Captain, Family Hosts, and Cruise and Hotel Managers.
Special Ship Tour with the Captain
Take a VIP tour of the ship with the Captain as he guides you through the wheelhouse and introduces you to the nautical crew.
Young Travelers’ Lounge & Game Room
Young travelers have their very own lounge complete with PlayStation, games, movies and candy jars filled with local sweet treats.
Young travelers receive a complimentary travel diary to document their journeys through words or artwork.
Arts & Crafts and Language Lessons
Roll up your sleeves as you learn about some of the local cultures through arts & crafts, such as trying your hand at the timeless art of gilding or making traditional advent calendars. And add some new phrases to your vocabulary with our language lessons.
Everyone loves surprises, so each night every young traveler will receive a special pillow gift reflective of the destinations visited.