Uniworld is catering to single cruisers on its Springtime Along the
Rhine itinerary. // © 2011 Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Solo travelers continue to garner attention from river cruise lines, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is responding by waiving its single supplement onboard its eight-day Springtime Along the Rhine itinerary, an ideal river cruise for single cruisers.
Uniworld pointed out, with justice, that the small size and welcome environment of river cruising make it easy for single travelers to make new acquaintances and enjoy personalized service. Its shoreside explorations introduce passengers to others with common interests, and the line's open seating at meals promotes conversation and introductions.
Sailing between Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Frankfurt, Germany, the itinerary highlights the Keukenhof Gardens, a 70-acre showcase of more than 7 million flowers that is open only nine weeks out of the year. In Arnhem, the Netherlands, guests visit the Kroller-Mueller Museum, which is home to 278 of Van Gogh's paintings and various works by Picasso and Mondrian, as well as many modern European artists; it also features Europe's largest sculpture garden including works by Rodin. In Cologne, Germany, passengers explore the city's magnificent cathedral and chocolate factory. Along the way, the scenic 40 miles of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley makes up a UNESCO World Heritage Site with dramatic castles straight out of fairytales. The cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses of the medieval walled town of Bacharach, Germany, complete the romantic landscape featured throughout the river cruise.
Guests must book and deposit at the time of reservation to take advantage of the single supplement waiver on select 2011 departures of Springtime Along the Rhine, regulated by capacity. Prices begin at $1,899 per person, cruise only.