The A

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Common Spaces: The Rooftop(top desk glass room for hanging out), The Gym, Two Bars (signature U cocktails, local beers/wines), Mugs (24-hour coffee bar), The U Lounge. Accommodations: Three different room styles, called bedroom – Studios, Balconies and Suites.


24-hour Room Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Cooking Classes
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Mixology Class
Self Service Laundromat
Silent Disco
Single Occupancy Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Two meals per day. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Silent Disco, Yoga & TRX, Paint and Wine, Chef's Table Cooking Class, & Mixology Class. Welcome party, 2 dedicated U Hosts, Local celebrity DJ party, & Mixology class.

Not Included

  • Port Charges

  • Alcohol (pay as you go)

  • Optional U Time Excursions (pay as you go)

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
5000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

Reviews and Recommendations for The A


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First Cruise

By: Kimmie

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

My time aboard the ship was fun and pleasurable.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Staben
Not Recommended

I did not go on a river cruise.

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

I did not go on a river cruise


By: janey

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2019

Good Selections, Enjoyed Music and Naturalist very much,
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

Sapphire Princess

By: B and B

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2019

95% excellent. Good food. Clean, comfortable cabin. Good entertainment. Friendly, efficient crew. Quick response when a couple of excursions didn't quite work out as advertised. 5% not so good - we had a medical emergency and the support, when we were landed ashore, was not quite up to what they promised.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner
Not Recommended

Carol is the Best

By: Lee-Lee

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

We did not take a river cruise

Coral princess

By: None

Reviewed on: 11 May 2019

Coral princess on the ocean
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Fantastic experience.

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2019

My wife and I had a tremendous time on The A. Great balance of downtime and excursions. Hosts very accommodating Food is excellent Coffee is plentiful Only negative I can think of: the beds were hot. I woke up sweating most nights. Maybe if beds had a sheet in addition to the thick comforter it would be more comfortable. We’ll do a similar cruise again on this line.
Travel Advisor:  Pascale LeJeune

Dream Boat

By: Cari P

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2019

We loved the small scale of this boat, the type of traveler they attract, the cost and the amenities. It was casual, clean and relaxed. I can't wait to go back again!
Travel Advisor:  Jen Boles

Perfect for a group

By: Emy

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2019

The A has a bit of a different concept compared to other river cruises I have done. I’m a bit disappointed at the excursions offered on board both the included ones and the one with the extra charge. Also, the service at the bar was lacking with a few eye rolling that was not expected especially when an all inclusive drink package has been purchased in advance. Would I do it again? Maybe if with a group but I would not specifically look for it; I’d rather pay more and get the full package with great a la cart food, premium drinks and great service.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing down the danube

By: Marlene

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

We had a fabulous cruise on the A. I loved the cabin, small but beautifully appointed. Loved the free coffee bar and the intimate lounge area that worked for all sorts of events. The dining room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The food was very good and enjoyed the sharing meals and the finale with the whole kitchen staff come out dancing and singing. I would definitely go on another river cruise on this boat...loved it. The staff were the best I have ever experienced on a cruise...delightful, fun and informative.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran


By: Gouch

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2019

I liked the less formal atmosphere on the boat . Friendly knowledgeable staff , excellent food , entertainment, Highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing Through the Danube on the U

By: SusanH

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

The ship was very well suited to a large group of women travelling together. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. The cabins while small, were well planned and comfortable. The food was very enjoyable. I did find the wine terribly overpriced for where we were travelling. I did not use the bar due to high prices
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran


By: Kathy Smart

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2020

Incredible! Great gluten-free food and the staff was top notch. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

U by uniworld

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2019

Wonderful staff and beautiful ship
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Wonderful crew; Lovely cruise....but....

By: Dashinggirl

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2019

The crew is outstanding. Food is very good. Cruise stops were lovely. Bed was comfortable, although having a cabin near the engine made it difficult to swim sometimes. Three pieces of feedback: : 1. not enough time in Vienna. I would have given up a few hours in Melk or Bratislava for more time in Vienna. That is just a personal preference. 2. The cruise tours (not included) were overpriced and disappointing. Seriously overpriced - they did not offer value for money. The included tours were great, however. Lots of interesting information provided. Were I to book with uniworld again I would pass on any additional tours other than those included given my own experience and that I’d others. 3. The cost and quality of the alcoholic drinks. I chose to purchase on board as I thought the drinks package was expensive. I was extremely disappointed at the cost and the quality of the wine on board. 9€ for a glass of bad house wine was disappointing.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing through the Danube

By: Kirsten

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

The ship was beautiful, modern, and very clean. The staff was amazing, always helpful, with a positive attitude. The rooms were well appointed and absolutely beautiful, I thought the beds were very comfortable and the bedding was lovely, and very high quality. The ship was conveniently docked in every port, would definitely do this cruise again
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

UNIWORLD RIVER (Canada) Cruises


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

REALLY GOOD crew were fantastic and we had lots of fun. Food was awesome as well as the staff. Sheila from Lush travel was amazing and planned and took care of over 70 people.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing Down The Danube

By: Anonymous

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2019

I recently did a Danube Christmas Markets river cruise with a large group of women, we took over pretty much the entire boat. It was a blast. The staff and crew on The A were all so friendly, the food was excellent, and my Studio Cabin was so comfortable. Thank you so much,
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Enjoyable adventure on the Danube

By: Kathie

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2019

I had no idea what to expect when we arrived at the ship in Budapest. We were scheduled to spend a week aboard U by Uniworld’s ship A for a group tour of the Christmas markets along the Danube. What a brilliant surprise though to board this elegant, intimate river boat, meet a very friendly and accommodating team of professionals for a fantastic week of fun. While we had our own events planned for our guests, the manager and U hosts looked after our needs to ensure that what we had planned went well. In addition, the on board activities and included excursions provided great variety for our guests and kept things lively in the evening. Remember what happens on the Danube stays on the Danube (haha). I absolutely loved the experience on board ship A, love what the company is all about and look forward to more adventures in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Uniworld Review A Ship

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020

The ship itself was very good. Nice rooms and linens. Very clean and excellent staff. I did find the tours were not as advertised. The tours were expensive and disappointing. I believe work needs to be done so that what you sign up for is what you get.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran


By: Ella

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2019

Excellent cabin, cleaning and navigational staff. Ship very clean and comfy. Thumbs up to sabrina for knowledgable tours. Food excellent..great selection and variety.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

The A was an A level Experience

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2020

This cruiser was lovely - well-designed, warm and inviting with a super crew. It was immaculate and the food was really delicious and exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing down the Danube

By: Gail

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

Every member of the crew were efficient,friendly and joined in the jokes. The beds were so comfortable. Food was varied and delicious. The hosts were very enthusiastic and fun. Enjoyed the walking tours.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Dashing Down the Danube

By: Maddy

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

Wonderful and friendly staff. Very clean. Comfortable rooms and bed! Great food! Always something to do. May be geared for a younger crowd. But as a senior, I did enjoy my time on this boat.
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran