WJ Tested: Cruising the Sava River from Belgrade, Serbia

WJ Tested: Cruising the Sava River from Belgrade, Serbia

WJ Tested: Cruising the Sava River from Belgrade, Serbia

WJ Tested: Cruising the Sava River from Belgrade, Serbia

Day 8:
After an interesting morning spent exploring the archaeological site of Viminacium (ancient Roman town and fortress), the remainder of our afternoon was spent relaxing as we cruised the Danube River.

Belgrade Waterfront

Belgrade Waterfront

Just before 5:00 p.m. Uniworld River Princess approached Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and largest city. The afternoon schedule indicated that we would be taking a scenic cruise along the Sava River, with commentary from Tour Manager Heiner Schmidt.

Belgrade Waterfront Restaurants and Bars

Belgrade Waterfront Restaurants and Bars

With 2nd Captain Valentyn in charge of navigation along the Sava we enjoyed wonderful views of Belgrade as we cruised by.

Belgrade - Jill and 2nd Captain Valentyn

Belgrade – Jill and 2nd Captain Valentyn

The next hour was spent watching locals play in the river, relax at floating waterfront restaurants and follow along with us on their pleasure boats – everyone appeared to be on holiday!

Cruising Sava River

Cruising Sava River

Belgrade Modern Bridge Over Sava River

Belgrade Modern Bridge Over Sava River

Did You Know?… Sava River:

  • Is approximately 1000 km (700 miles) long
  • Was called River Savus by the Romans
  • Flows through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia
  • Is a natural boundary between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia
  • Starts its journey in the Julian Alps of Slovenia
  • Joins the Danube River at Belgrade
  • Is the third longest tributary of the Danube
Sava River Floating Restaurant

Sava River Floating Restaurant

Sava River Holiday Homes

Sava River Holiday Homes

At approximately 6:00 p.m. and while we were enjoying cocktails in the lounge, River Princess docked alongside another ship in the Belgrade port. Shortly thereafter, it was time for Heiner’s port talk, followed by dinner in the restaurant.

Calamari Salad

Calamari Salad

Appetizer - Ragout Fin

Appetizer – Ragout Fin

Entree - Rack of Lamb

Entree – Rack of Lamb

Serbian Apple Tart

Serbian Apple Tart

After dinner, local Serbian Folklore entertainment in the lounge by “Talija” took place – high energy and lots of costume changes.

Talija - Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Talija – Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Talija - Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Talija – Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Talija - Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Talija – Serbian Folklore Music and Dancing

Following the show we called it a night, wanting to be well rested for the included tour of Belgrade the next morning.

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.

 

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