12 New and Refurbished River Ships to Get Excited About in 2018by Donna Heiderstadt | March 06, 2018
Tapping into a new demographic for river cruising—passengers 45 and under—U by Uniworld will launch The A on April 14 with a seven-night Rolling on the Rhine itinerary from Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Cruises on the 120-passenger ship, which features modern design, a DJ booth, a lounge with a late-night small-plate menu, and nighttime excursions, will be limited to those aged 21-45 (except on select “open-age” sailings). The Rhine itinerary (also cruising Frankfurt to Amsterdam) operates through September, as does a seven-night Germany’s Finest, while The Danube Flow itinerary (visiting Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary) sails through October.
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.