Q: What are port fees?

A: Port fees are exactly what they sound like, fees charged by ports to the cruise line, which are passed on to the passenger. They’re charged not based on the amount paid for a sailing but the number of people – as this is how ports charge.  We’ve chosen to be upfront about these fees and separate them from the overall registration fee. They’ll be payable with your final registration payment.

Q: What if I’m not interested in attending the Oktoberfest?

A: It’s hardly mandatory but highly recommended.  There’s a lot to see in Munich, so don’t feel pigeonholed into the celebration. Also, know you can come and go at the Oktoberfest. It’s like a county fairground…on steroids!

Q: The stigma with riverboats is they’re sleepy and skew towards a much older demographic. Is that true?

A: Yes! If referring to the typical riverboat tour, very true. This boat and this adventure…not true! This boat was built for those looking to break the mold of the river boater. Between the Ice Bar, bikes on board, brunch, and a DJ night, we promise, this is not your typical riverboat tour!

Q: What’s the weather like in Central Europe in September?

A: Perfection. The summer months are arguably too warm, making the idea of hanging on the deck look daunting. September has the best racing, cruising, and touring weather anyone can ask for. Average day temps are in the high sixties and low seventies.

Q: What if I want to go on this tour but don’t want to race?

A: We’re Race2Adventure! We ask you come physically fit and ready for adventure. If that adventure means vigorously walking instead of running, that’s absolutely fine. We welcome everyone who is up to the R2A challenge. But if lying around until the next meal is served is how you’re thinking, there are other riverboat tours that may be a better fit for you.

Q: How many people typically go on an R2A adventure?

A: That’s varied over the years. We’ve never gone above 200 and never will.  A preferred number from years past was Spain and Peru, which hovered right around 120. And so, knowing that the maximum occupancy on this boat is 124 should make everyone feel great!

Q: Can we triple up?

A: All cabins are based on double occupancy. If you are a party of three, one person will be paired up with a solo registrant of the same sex.

Q: What if I miss the boat one day?

A: You’ll need to find your way back on. We’re one port down the Danube from you!

Q: Are drinks complimentary?

A: There is a complimentary happy hour every day from 5pm-6pm. After that, it’s a cash bar. There is an “all you can drink” package for the week that costs approximately $350 Euros. So…ask yourself…do you plan to drink over 50 Euros a day while on board? Therein lies your decision.

Q: Can I bring my own alcohol on board?

A: Uniworld asks you not bring alcohol on board.  More of an honor system than anything else.

Q: What does my registration and port fee not include?

A: Airfare to and from Europe, transport to and from airports, and meals in Munich.

Q: What does my registration and port fee include?

A: Everything else! 8 nights lodging, three meals a day while on board, transport to munich, walking tours, biking from Durnstein to Melk, happy hour every day from 5pm-6pm, all your taxes, all your gratuity, all your docking fees, all your races, a DJ night, and a whole lot more!

Q: Can I attend this event by myself?

A: Yes, you can. However, you will share a cabin with another solo traveler, so make sure that’s a comfortable option for you. The bed is one large bed with a “divider” separating the space between the two of you. Other options include paying double for your own cabin or searching high and low for a traveling companion!

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