Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP)
2018 Danube River Cruise

About the Ship

Uniworld is a proud leader in luxury river cruising 

Voted 2016 World's Best River Cruise Line 
by Travel + Leisure


SS Maria Theresa

Deemed “Best New River Ship” by Cruise Critic editors in 2015, the S.S. Maria Theresa features luxurious accommodations and numerous personal touches, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable voyage. In Cruise Critic's words, this resplendent ship “is regal in its opulent 18th-century decor, a floating homage to the former Austrian empress....Besides indulgent dining and an elegant atmosphere, this is one of the prettiest ships out there.” Named in honor of one of the Habsburg Empire’s most beloved rulers, the one-of-a-kind S.S. Maria Theresa is truly a work of art.

Click here for S.S. Maria Theresa deck plan

Category 1 stateroom

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.  Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies, and staterooms on the Schônbrunn Deck have French balconies.

Baroque Restaurant

Elegant restaurants featuring regional specialties with farm-to-table culinary experiences and food sourced from local farmers' markets and artisanalproducers to ensure every meal embodies the unique character of each region and season.


Indoor Pool


Wine Program Highlights
  • Cruise personally hosted by Rebecca Robinson of ZAP, Mark Vernon of Ridge Vineyards , Diane Wilson of Wilson Artisan Wineries & Gary Sitton of Ravenswood Winery
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program  
  • Onboard welcome & farewell receptions, seminar and tasting, private group dinners with host wines
  • Exclusive optional pre-cruise Budapest land program: Discover Hungarian Wines
  • Optional private wine tour shore excursion: Wonderful Wines of the Wachau Valley
  • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings! 


Cruise Highlights

  • 7-night Budapest to Passau cruise on Uniworld's SS Maria Theresa
  • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Visit to 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Riesling sampling at Austria's Nikolaihof estate
  • "Royal Anniversary" Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna


Diane Wilson
Wilson Artisan Wineries

Mark Vernon
CEO, Ridge Vineyards

Gary Sitton
Ravenswood Winery


  • Accommodations on the SS Maria Theresa
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All gratuities, onboard and ashore including local guides and bus tours
  • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles  
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners


  • Roundtrip Air
  • F&WT's Optional 2-Night Pre-Cruise Budapest Program  
  • F&WT's Optional Shore Tour 
  • Premium wine and spirits
  • All items of a personal nature


#7 of the Top Ten of 2016
94 pts.
Ridge Vineyard's 2012 Monte Bello
Santa Cruz Mountains Estate


91 pts.
Ravenswood 2013 Icon Red Blend
Sonoma County


90 pts.

Wilson's 2014 Rockpile Reserve