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By Ralph Grizzle
IMAGINE WAKING UP in your elegantly
appointed stateroom and looking outside
your window, only to see a Gothic cathedral,
its two pointed towers looming above a medieval town, like something out of a fairy tale.
But this is no fairy tale. It’s the start of
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s
“Castles along the Rhine” river cruise, which
begins in the medieval German town of
The nine-day itinerary winds along the
Rhine River through western Germany, past a
landscape dotted with vineyards and hilltop
castles. Uniworld’s new river cruise ship, the
River Antoinette, is full of upscale comforts.
The upper-deck staterooms, including the
eight junior suites and the owner’s suite, have
full open-air private balconies with windows
that, with the touch of a switch, can be raised
to create a completely enclosed conservatory.
All suites and staterooms on the ship have
custom English Savoir beds and marble bathrooms replete with L’Occitane bath products
and Christy towels.
The Alsace region along the France–
Germany border is renowned for its high concentration of castles and cathedrals, the Vosges
mountains covered in dense forests and famous
old cities such as Strasbourg and Colmar.
Alsace is also known for its wine and cuisine, which you get to experience on Uniworld’s
Epicurean Adventurer departures, a program
offered on select itineraries, including “Castles
along the Rhine.” Enjoy wine tastings, a Black
Forest cake-baking demonstration and a special wine-and-food-pairing dinner.
After waking up to a view of Breisach,
you spend your first day riding through the
rolling Alsatian wine country, including a
visit to the ninth-century French town of
Colmar, with its charming winding streets
and canals. The day ends in Strasbourg.
The next day, in the heart of the Alsatian
region, a canal cruise allows you to glide
through Strasbourg, known for its soaring
sandstone Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady and
lovable half-timbered houses.
CASTLES ALONG THE RHINE CRUISE
Nine-Night Package Includes:
Executive Member Bene;t:
$50 per-person shipboard credit*
RIVER-VIEW STATEROOM from $2,911 per person* Valid for 7/3/11 – 8/21/11 sailings.
Includes savings and added
values of $499 per person
For complete vacation details,
*Price and shipboard credit shown are per person based on double occupancy. Price is
valid for select stateroom categories only, is true and accurate at the time of printing
and might not include government taxes/fees and gratuities. Restrictions and blackout
dates might apply. All offers and inclusions are subject to availability, may change
or be terminated without notice and are valid for new bookings only. Any unused
portion(s) of inclusions are nontransferable, nonrefundable and not redeemable for
cash. Unless otherwise noted, offers are not combinable with select rate codes,
coupons or other offers. Executive Member offer is valid for primary cardholder
only. Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward
program. Offer shown is cruise-tour only and is valid on select dates. Cancellation
and change fees might apply. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Ships’ registry: The Netherlands. Costco Travel is registered
as a seller of travel in each of the states listed: California registration
number: CS T 2054248-50 • Florida registration number: ST 32555 • Hawaii
registration number: TAR 5595 • Iowa registration number: TA 620 • Nevada
Seller of Travel registration number: 2007-0066 • Washington registration
number: WST 602042600. Registration as a California Seller of Travel does
not constitute approval by the state. 10TR1314 9/10
The Costco Connection
Costco Travel offers the complete Uniworld
Boutique River Cruise Collection. For more
information, visit the Travel section of Costco.
com or call toll free 1-877-849-2730.
1-877-849-2730 | Costco.com
An avid traveler, Ralph Grizzle writes about
cruising and spends more than 300 days per
year on cruise ships or in destinations that
cruise ships visit.
NOVEMBER 2010 ;e Costco Connection 81