WJ Tested: Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer – Bucharest Day 1

WAVEJourney’s Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer River Cruise Review

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

WJ Tested: Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer – Bucharest Day 1

WAVEJourney Explores Bucharest, Romania with Uniworld

WAVEJourney Explores Bucharest, Romania with Uniworld

Hello Bucharest! This was the first time either of us had travelled to Romania or other parts of Eastern Europe, and we were thrilled to be exploring it with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

During our first day in the city we were free to enjoy the day at leisure, and as we wanted to be relaxed and refreshed for the adventure that awaited us we spent most of our time either at the pool or exploring the facilities at the 5-star Radisson Blu Bucharest hotel.

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

This modern, deluxe hotel would be our home-away-from home for 2 nights before joining the 12-night river cruise portion of Uniworld’s Eastern Europe Explorer trip.

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel

Uniworld’s local host for our group in Bucharest, Tudor Ionescu, was easy to find as he spent his day stationed at the Uniworld Hospitality Desk in the hotel lobby. We dropped by to meet Tudor and asked his recommendations for things to do and see in the city, which he happily provided us with.

Peles Castle in Romania

Peles Castle in Romania

Our first meeting with fellow cruise passengers was over a welcome drink and briefing the same evening from 7:15 pm to 8 pm. Tudor outlined what we could expect to cover during the next couple of days, and thoroughly explained the optional excursions that were available for the following day – Bran Castle or Peles Castle.

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel - Business Club Lounge

Radisson Blu Bucharest Hotel – Business Club Lounge

Following the welcome briefing the remainder of the evening was ours to spend as we wished. Many of our fellow passengers opted to explore the city, while we chose to meet friends for a drink at the Business Class Lounge (available to guests booked into a Business Class guestroom) on the top floor of the Radisson Blu Bucharest hotel.

WJ Tested: Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer – Bucharest Day 1

WJ Tested: Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer – Bucharest Day 1

If You Go:

Continue Reading WAVEJourney’s Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer River Cruise Review:

Cruise Overview | Bucharest | Peles Castle | Bran Castle | Bucharest City Tour | Uniworld River Princess | Giurgiu: Embarkation | Rousse to Varna & the Black Sea | Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi | Captain’s Welcome Gala | Vidin, Belogradchik & Baba Vida Fortress | Iron Gates | Donji Milanovac | Viminacium Archaeological Site | Sava River | Belgrade City Tour | Deck Dining | Vukovar & Osijek | Cruising the Danube to Budapest | Budapest City Tour | Budapest Parliament Building Guided Tour | Gabcikovo Hydroelectric Dam and Lock | Bratislava City Tour | Captain’s Farewell Dinner | Vienna City Tour |

Notes: WAVEJourney travelled from Bucharest to Vienna as guests of Uniworld River Cruise Collection from July 25 to August 8, 2012.

 

One Response to WJ Tested: Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer – Bucharest Day 1

  1. I must admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Buchurest, but it looks like you had a heap of fun. I might be inspired to give it a second chance.

    Craig 09/30/2012 at 2:19 pm

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