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We are looking into river cruises for trip with grandparents and our 4 yr old. Considering Danube or maybe Rhine. Tauck and Uniworld both offer family-friendly cruises for both - we are looking at Tauck's Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure and also Uniworld's Family Adventure Sailings for Delightful Danube and Prague or maybe Castles Along the Rhine.

The Tauk ship has a pool, we would have the 4 yr old in our Category 7 cabin with us, and her price would be $500 off. The Uniworld ship doesn't accommodate 3 people in one cabin, so they would assign us two cabins and waive the single-fee for the second cabin and give a 50% discount for the child.

Does anyone have any experience researching or going on one of these itineraries with a young child? I would love to hear any insights as we think this through!!

Also, if you have thoughts about Danube vs. Rhine please share. My husband and I have been to the Danube locations already, but grandparents have not, and I think they will prefer that itinerary bc it's the famous cities. MIL loves classical music, if that's relevant. But, if anyone can think of what the positives of the Rhine itinerary might be (Amsterdam to Switzerland), please share. Grandparents aren't able to walk far comfortably in case that information is relevant when comparing the two itineraries (and won't be doing biking or similar active things); last year they did walking tours of Florence and Venice, but it was a bit of a stretch for comfort, so slow pace walking tours that don't cover large distances would be best. Would love to have scenic cruising where they can enjoy views from ship.

Context... daughter has already been to Italy, Iceland, Hawaii, Mexico, Turks and Caicos, St. John, etc. and is a good traveler. Our past cruising experience has been Holland America to Baltics and Alaska.
Date: Aug 21, 2016   


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