THE PASSION PLAY 2022 Pre-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 25–September 14, 2022.

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 more than 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 $3,799 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.

Oberammergau pre-cruise extension available on these dates only:

  • May 25, 2022
  • June 22, 2022
  • July 6, 2022
  • August 17, 2022
  • September 14, 2022

To book this experience, speak to one of our travel experts today at 1-800-257-2407 or call your travel advisor.


Passion Play Theater at Night

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.


Jesus before Pilate

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.


Oberammergau Foto Florian Wagner

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.

Delightful Danube

Delightful Danube (2022)

Budapest to Nuremberg | 8 days

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art.

Experience dynamic Budapest and imperial Vienna. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the...

Ship: S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary

River: Danube

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