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The A

The A makes her home on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, flowing through The Netherlands and Central Europe. Decked out with a sleek design, contemporary flair, and tons of exciting elements and extras onboard. The A doubles as a social club and venue for meeting like-minded travelers onboard. 

    • 361

    • Length
    • 1993

    • Built Year
    • 2018

    • Refurbished Year
    • 41

    • Crew
    • 120

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites
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Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Jul 09, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaBelgrade8$1,959
Jul 16, 2021U River CruisesThe ABelgradeVienna8$1,749
Jul 23, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaNuremberg8$1,959
Jul 30, 2021U River CruisesThe ANurembergVienna8$1,959
Aug 06, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaBelgrade8$1,959
Aug 13, 2021U River CruisesThe ABelgradeVienna8$1,749
Aug 20, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaBelgrade8$1,749
Aug 27, 2021U River CruisesThe ABelgradeVienna8$1,959
Sep 03, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaNuremberg8$2,099
Sep 10, 2021U River CruisesThe ANurembergVienna8$2,099
Sep 27, 2021U River CruisesThe ANurembergVienna8$2,099
Oct 04, 2021U River CruisesThe AViennaNuremberg8$2,099
May 07, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,799
May 14, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,799
May 21, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,799
May 28, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,799
Jun 04, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,999
Jun 11, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,999
Jun 18, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,999
Jun 25, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,999
Jul 02, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,799
Jul 09, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,799
Jul 16, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,799
Jul 23, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,799
Jul 30, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,799
Aug 06, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,799
Aug 13, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,799
Aug 20, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,799
Aug 27, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,799
Sep 03, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,999
Sep 10, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,999
Sep 17, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,999
Sep 24, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamBrussels8$2,999
Oct 01, 2022U River CruisesThe ABrusselsAmsterdam8$2,999
Oct 08, 2022U River CruisesThe AAmsterdamFrankfurt8$2,999
Oct 15, 2022U River CruisesThe AFrankfurtAmsterdam8$2,799

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 1993
  • Refurbished Year: Jan 1, 1970
  • Length: 361
  • Passenger Capacity: 120
  • Normal Crew Size: 41
  • Staterooms: 58
  • Suites: 4

Dining

When onboard, you’ll have three meals a day included, based on the daily schedule. You can anticipate a creative modern dining experience, with many organic, vegetarian and healthy culinary options. But if you’re craving a slightly less healthy juicy burger and a fresh side of fries, you're covered. Guests can also enjoy complimentary water, coffee and tea all day long, as well as complementary juice during breakfast. Included meals are usually brunch and dinner, as most guests will be out and about during the day. All other drinks, including alcoholic beverages, will be at an additional charge. The legal drinking age onboard is 21 years old.

Age Restrictions

No one under the age of 18 is allowed on the ship. 

Tipping

Yes, gratuities for onboard and shore excursions are included in the published fares.

Cabins

Category Studio
Square Footage: 128

Category Studio

Studio rooms are downstairs and includes a queen size bed frame with a Savoir mattress, a marble bathroom and a window that does not open. Other cabin amenities include built-in Bluetooth speakers, flatscreen TV, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), ample storage space and a safe.




Category Balcony
Square Footage: 128

Category Balcony

Balcony rooms are upstairs and include a queen size bed frame with a Savoir mattress, a marble bathroom and a French Balcony with a window that opens. Other cabin amenities include built-in Bluetooth speakers, flatscreen TV, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), ample storage space and a safe.




Category Suite
Square Footage: 256

Category Suite

Suites rooms are upstairs and include a king size bed frame with a Savoir mattress, a marble bathroom that includes a heated mirror and a towel warmer, and a French Balcony with a window that opens. Other cabin amenities include built-in Bluetooth speakers, flatscreen TV, plenty of outlets with a variety of plugs (including USB ports), a desk, table and chair, extra storage space and a safe.




Life on Board

Recreation

Dine

The main restaurant on the Downstairs Deck- serves buff-style breakfast and dinner (occasionally lunch in lieu of dinner depending on itinerary). Meals in the restaurant are included in the cruise fare, change daily and feature a range of locally-inspired and farm-to-table dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Recreation

Eatz

The casual dining Cafe on the Rooftop Deck- open for lunch and dinner on certain days and time throughout the cruise, depending on itinerary and schedule. Meals in the cafe are not included in the cruise fare and will include casual meals like pizza and sandwiches.

Recreation

Room Service

Room service is available at select times during the day (TBD) and not included in the cruise fare (the food nor the service fee).

Recreation

Bar

Located on the Upstairs Deck. The bar is open during the day and late into the evening.

Recreation

Ice Bar

Located on the Rooftop Deck. This might be one of the coolest bars you've ever been to. The walls are on hydraulics so the whole room can be lowered to fit under low bridges. Head up to the Ice Bar for some fun. Think: signature U cocktails, craft beers, silent discos and international DJs.

Recreation

Main Lounge

Located on the Upstairs Deck. The main hub of the ship. Meet up with the group before you head out for the day, or stop by for a drink from U's well-stocked bar before dinner. You'll also be able to join mixology and paint & wine classes here throughout your cruise.

Recreation

Mugs

Formally called the "Coffee & Tea Station". Located on the Downstairs Deck. Perk up with specialty coffee and tea from the 24-hour Mugs Coffee Bar. You've for a lot of exploring to stay caffeinated for, so grab a cup or two.

Recreation

Rooftop Lounge

Located on the Top Deck. An open-air hangout with plenty of places to sit and chat with new friends. In the mornings, grab a mat and join a rooftop yoga class.

Recreation

Souvenir Shop

Located on the Upstairs Deck, right next to the Front Desk. You can purchase souvenirs, clothes and travel essentials.

Recreation

Bicycles

Each ship has 50 U Bikes onboard for complimentary use for guests.

Recreation

Guest Laundry

Located on the Downstairs Deck. There are two washers and two dryers for you to use at any time.

Recreation

The Gym

The ship has a sizable fitness center onboard - inclusive of aerobic machines, wights and yoga mats. Complimentary yoga and TRX classes will also be offered to guess.

Recreation

The Spa

Located on the Downstairs Deck. Relax and unwind with everything from soothing massages to beauty treatments.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Uniworld approaches every cruise with that same thorough diligence. Stringent security and sanitation protocols onboard our ships are nothing new to us. They not only remain top priorities but are being escalated as we face the current challenge. As more information is provided from Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Uniworld will look to adopt their health and safety recommendations and continue to update for your added peace of mind.

SAFETY & SECURITY PROTOCOLS

  • All outside doors and access to the interior of the ships are locked when docked. Only registered guests can access the ship using a key card.
  • All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.
  • Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.
  • Key card scanners with facial recognition are utilized at the gangway.
  • Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by the reception staff.
  • Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.
  • Ships are patrolled by trained staff 24/7.
  • All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.

HEALTH & SANITATION PROTOCOLS

PLEASE NOTE: While Uniworld believes these protocols to be the appropriate steps in protecting the wellbeing of guests and crew, they will continue to evaluate and make changes if they are deemed to be ineffective or if they negatively impact the wellbeing of guests and crew. Uniworld is actively reviewing additional health and sanitation steps and will add them to these protocols upon approval.

GENERAL MEASURES:

  • All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation.
  • Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest.
  • All guests and crew are required to sanitize their hands when entering public spaces, when coming back onboard the ship each day, and before each meal.
  • Housekeeping staff disinfect all public area touch points and hot spots throughout the day, including all handrails and door handles.
  • Fruits, cookies, chips, nuts, candies or other treats are now served to individual guests by the crew only. These treats are no longer available for self-service.
  • Disinfected wipes are available throughout the ship, including at coffee stations and in the public toilets.
  • Any onboard payments are processed using a contactless payment method and credit card machines will be wiped after each pin entry.
  • All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via their complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices.
  • Crew wash their hands frequently when handling guest luggage. Disembarkation luggage is kept separate from embarkation luggage to avoid cross-contamination.

ONBOARD DINING:

  • All meals are now served by culinary and waitstaff, with no self-service allowed during buffets.
  • All restaurant dining now has reserved seating, with guests at the same table, with the same people, each day.
  • To limit the total number of guests in a restaurant at a time, they have introduced two seating times for each meal.
  • Items that are usually shared, like bread and butter, are now served to each person individually.
  • All touch points, like chairs and salt and pepper shakers, are immediately disinfected after each seating.

STATEROOMS & SUITES:

  • All staterooms and suites are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis.
  • All air-conditioning filters are cleaned and disinfected on each embarkation day before rooming takes place.
  • Umbrellas are now only available in rooms for individual use, with no shared umbrella stands in public areas.
  • In-room chocolate candy bowls are replaced at the end/beginning of each cruise.

EXCURSIONS:

  • All buses are cleaned and wiped with disinfectant before each use.
  • Face masks are also available on the buses, in addition to the staterooms.
  • Vox boxes are sanitized prior to embarkation and after each excursion.

CREW:

  • All crew receives professional health and hygiene training (HACCP) by an external consultant before each ship begins its sailing season, including training on how to look for symptoms.
  • All crew strictly adhere to social distancing requirements.
  • All crew undergo regular health screenings and are quarantined immediately if symptoms are present.
  • Hand sanitizer is readably available and mandated for use in all crew areas.
  • Crew quarters, public and private, are sanitized regularly.
  • All crew meals are served, with no self-service allowed.

The A Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 3 reviews about The A - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only
MR
Mark
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Fsntastic overall ecperirnce. The service was outstanding the 2 U hosts were superior and the ship very modern and high tech. Excursions and local tour guides were terrific.



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