CruiseFun offerings such as karaoke contests, foosball tournaments and rooftop movie nights trivia nights will target the young and curious.

U by Uniworld's into teen and foodie cruises for 2021

More thematic experiences and inclusions will be offered for Uniworld's 2021 sailings across Europe.
More thematic experiences and inclusions will be offered for Uniworld's 2021 sailings across Europe.

Come 2021, U by Uniworld will step up its appeal to teens with the launch of GenZ On U, a family programme catering exclusively for youngsters and their parents.

On these six select river sailings across Europe, teens will have access to a designated onboard teen lounge to hang with others their own age, plus other offerings including karaoke contests, foosball tournaments, camping on the rooftop, trivia nights, projector movie nights on the rooftop and onboard pretzel demonstrations, among others.

Featured offshore excursions include a culture & food tour by bike through Antwerp’s neighbourhoods, kayaking through the canals of Ghent, yoga in the Wachau Valley vineyards, and a Viennese cooking class.

As well, U’s first foodie-themed cruise will set sail July 24, 2021 in collaboration with top food and travel influencer Salvatore DiBenedetto, who is also known as The GrubFather (@thegrubfather) with over 215k Instagram followers.

On this Rolling on the Rhine cruise, guests will experience a specially curated menu, excursions, and onboard activities created by Sal and the U team first-hand. There will be a cooking demonstration with a local chef, a food & travel photography and business workshop led by Sal, sunset champagne sailing with a local DJ & Sax player and offshore excursions co-hosted by The Grubfather to showcase his favourite spots in the cities.

“Our mission for 2021 is to reconnect and remind our guests why they love to travel. We’re introducing these unconventional experiences that align with our traveller’s playful and adventurous energy and will bring even more value to our sailings than before with our new inclusions,” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of U by Uniworld.

The river cruise operator says more inclusions can be expected in 2021, including beer and wine at lunch and dinner and roundtrip airport transfers.

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