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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection—the world's most luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise line—offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and Egypt. Every Uniworld ship is a masterpiece. The moment you step onboard any of our 17 one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll see and feel the care that went into the thoughtful, beautiful design. With impeccable service that truly comes from the heart, exclusive excursions only available to Uniworld guests, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, local wines and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is as unique and special as each guest.
One-of-a-Kind, Award-Winning Ships
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is modeled after our sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection. A collection of boutique hotels known for their destination-specific interior décor, gracious service, and carefully selected amenities—all of which provide an intimate, elegant, and relaxed experience. Similarly, Uniworld’s boutique river cruises allow guests to travel aboard stylish floating hotels with inviting spaces, exquisite antiques, custom fabrics, and original works of art.
When it comes to service, we know the tiniest of details have the biggest impact. That’s why we take great pride in our long-lasting relationships with guests—for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the river cruise industry, our professionally trained staff never tires of going above and beyond to create extraordinary experiences, both onboard and onshore.
The Most All-Inclusive
As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level. From an ample selection of premium spirits and fine wines, to every five-star meal onboard; from airport transfers and gratuities to a choice of several excursions per day; from ship-wide Wi-Fi to yoga and TRX fitness classes—Uniworld is the most all-inclusive river cruise line on the rivers.
Delicious Five-Star, Farm-to-Table Cuisine
We treat cooking as an art form—a very delicious art form. When dining onboard Uniworld, guests are treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, sourced from local destinations.
Carefully Curated Experiences
The only thing more stunning than stepping aboard a Uniworld ship, is stepping off. The design of every Uniworld ship was inspired by the destination it visits. Excursions are curated exclusively for Uniworld, and are a gateway for our guests to immerse themselves in the authentic culture, sights and cuisine of the places we visit. Every cruise has an ample selection of included shore excursions for every traveler type.
UNIWORLD ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY-LEADING PLANS FOR 2020 EXPANSION
~With 4 New Super Ships on Delivery and Major Renovation Set, Brand Continues to Elevate Luxury River Cruise Standard~
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection continues to lead the luxury river cruise industry with plans to evolve its offerings even further throughout the next two years. By 2020, more than half of the ships in Uniworld’s fleet will be a Super Ship with the addition of three new vessels in Vietnam, Egypt and Portugal and another Super Ship renovation in Italy. The new floating boutique hotels will feature the signature touches and distinctive themes the company’s ships are known for – more suites, more dining venues and more luxurious finishes, while maintaining their high crew to guest ratio.
According to Uniworld CEO Ellen Bettridge, over the last five years the company has aggressively moved on its plan to transform the fleet that began in 2017 with the successful launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre, the debut of the fully renovated S.S. Beatrice in 2018 and the premier this April of the completely transformed S.S. Bon Voyage. The plan continues in 2020 with four new Super Ships planned for the Mekong, Nile, Venetian Lagoon and Douro rivers.
“We have been in a consistent and relentless pursuit of excellence,” says Bettridge. “But expansion for expansion’s sake has never been our business model. We are fortunate to operate under the guidance and vision of the Tollmans - a family synonymous with hospitality and innovation. We do not answer to a board of directors or investors, but instead boldly commit to the projects that will continuously elevate Uniworld to the leading position within the river cruise industry. Our ships are absolutely unique and like a boutique hotel, reflect the destinations they serve from décor and artwork to food, beverage and programming. We look forward to making our high caliber of service and personalization in these remarkable destinations even better.”
Uniworld’s new ships launching in 2020 include:S.S. Sphinx, Egypt
Egypt is back and continues to be a top trending destination for travelers seeking culture and adventure. Uniworld is the only luxury river cruise line in Egypt and will be launching the newest, most luxurious ship on the Nile river on January 6, 2020. Named after the goddess of the Nile, the S.S. Sphinx will offer three gourmet dining venues, including a private dining room and an al fresco dining experience on the upper deck, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 suites. Continuing the company’s commitment to sustainability, locally sourced Egyptian artwork, fabrics and hand-carved furnishings will be used to bring the beauty of the region to life onboard. This ship will include 12 adventure-filled days to experience Egypt and the Nile’s top sites starting and ending in Cairo.S.S. São Gabriel, Portugal
Launching on March 26, 2020, Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, the ship will bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine. The entire top deck will offer all lavishly appointed suites, enhanced with Butler service, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like while enjoying the ship. Guests on S.S. São Gabriel will experience the UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley and indulge in the best of Spanish and Portuguese culture and cutting-edge, locally sourced cuisine.S.S. La Venezia, Venice
The River Countess will undergo a complete design renovation and reemerge as S.S. La Venezia on March 27, 2020 bringing guests complete luxury while exploring Northern Italy. The S.S. La Venezia will offer a 10-day itinerary that starts with an included two-day land stay in Milan where guests will visit Da Vinci’s renowned The Last Supper, and then continue with an eight-day of cruise through and around Venice, the Po river and three outer-lying Venetian islands: Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Guests will also have the option of purchasing the eight-day cruise-only portion of the itinerary.Mekong Jewel, Vietnam & Cambodia
Debuting on January 3, 2020, this will be the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. Uniworld’s all-suite ship will include two dining venues: one main restaurant and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The Mekong Jewel will be 10 meters longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity offering guests more space and amenities. The ship is being constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as special paint used for the hull of the ship that creates less drag caused by bio-fueling, specially designed ship propellers that increase performance and efficiency, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, automatic air conditioning controls to optimize cooling resources, and water-cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy. The 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat and more.For more information, please visit www.uniworld.com or contact the reservations team at 1-800-257-2407.
Explore The World
Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt—a total of 23 rivers in 24 countries worldwide.