By: Linda Koehler, Certified Travel Associate
We flew into Zurich Switzerland two-nights prior to our cruise which allowed us enough free time to explore the city on our own. We purchased a Zurich City Pass (26 Euro) and this allowed us to transfer by train from our hotel to the city center, where we boarded a web of trams to get around the city. We stopped at some local coffee shops, sampled roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, and visited the Zurich Zoo as we explored the city. The next morning, we enjoyed a nice breakfast buffet at the Movenpick Hotel, which was included as part of our Avalon pre-night hotel package.
Uniworld Castles along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
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To sail with Uniworld River Cruises aboard the SS Antoinette is to experience a level of cruising opulence normally reserved for ocean going vessels. The SS Antoinette offers an array of unique cabins and suites, many with individual design themes, all with a rich interpretation of classical aesthetics. The first of the Uniworld super ships, the Antoinette is home to the rivers’ first and only movie theater, a mosaic-tiled This lovely hotel on the river is home to only 159 pampered guests in 74 cabins and suites. But the Uniworld experience is more than the ship on which we sailed.
The arrival experience was executed flawlessly. We were met at the airport and transferred to the ship, not touching our luggage after meeting our transport captain until we were
ensconced in our stateroom. Arriving early, we were checked-in and directed to the luncheon room on the upper level while the rooms were being prepared for the new arrivals.