Based in sunny California with diligent teams stationed in Europe, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises have worked for some four decades to show off the natural beauty of waterways throughout 20 countries in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Since 2006, Uniworld has been managed by The Travel Corporation, which oversees other standout global brands such as Contiki and Trafalgar.
Uniworld has more than 500 departure destinations available across some 40 planned itineraries, earning a remarkable 98 per cent guest satisfaction rate. A treat for the discerning traveller, personalised service is paramount onboard a Uniworld cruise, with one crew member per three guests and an average of just 130 privileged guests on board. Above all else, Uniworld is synonymous with luxury. The fleet of boutique ships continues to grow and go from strength to strength, promising the highest standards in comfort and style with lounges, libraries, restaurants, staterooms and panoramic views at every turn.
Uniworld—the world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Asia and Peru. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 120 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and numerous other all-inclusive benefits. The Highest Standards in Luxury River Cruising In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), a highly successful international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has more than 30 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties. TTC has made major investments in Uniworld's ships, crew, and staff, with an eye towards providing guests with all the elements of an unforgettable Six-Star Experience: Expertise; Service; Luxurious Ships, Uniquely Designed; Culinary; Choice; and Truly All-Inclusive. Combining the tour planning and hotel management expertise of TTC’s sister companies with Uniworld’s decades of superior nautical experience has created an entirely new category of luxury river cruising. The Boutique Experience, Onboard & Onshore The renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection was founded in the early 1980s by Beatrice Tollman, who has many years of experience as a chef, cookbook author, and hotelier in South Africa, Europe, and the US. The family-run business now spans four generations—including her husband Stanley and three children—and owns and operates 17 boutique properties in five countries. Mrs. Tollman was named Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards in 2012. Boutique hotels are 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 from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on every company-owned ship, including Uniworld’s six stunning Super Ships—the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Beatrice, S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S. Maria Theresa and S.S. Bon Voyage. Gracious and Attentive Service In partnership with its sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” Uniworld employs a professionally trained, dedicated, English-speaking staff, so guests never have to worry about communication. Note: Beverage policy varies in Russia, Asia, India, Egypt and Peru.
Top five reasons to cruise with Uniworld
- Onboard Luxury
Boasting the world's only floating luxury boutique hotels, Uniworld's vessels are splendidly designed down to the fine details with an air of opulence from the moment you step aboard. Partnering with Red Carnation Hotels means every room is decked out in style, with fine art, exquisite antiques and elegant furnishings.
- Six-Star Service and Style
Uniworld's trademark "Six-Star Experience" promises excellence across half a dozen core company values. Priding themself on expertise, service, unique design, quality dining, diversity in choice and all-inclusive packages, Uniworld delivers on value sixfold.
- An Awarded Experience
Uniworld has earned a mark of prestige throughout the travel industry, claiming dozens of awards of distinction, including the American Express Supplier of the Year and securing a place on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List for six years running.
- Endless Itinerary Choices
You won't find more European itineraries on any other cruise line, or more ways to customise your luxury holiday. Discover the majestic rivers from Paris to Bordeaux or the imperial waterways of Moscow to St. Petersburg, with onshore adventures by day and offshore fine dining by night.
- An Epicurean Edge
Award-winning dining options complete the picture of luxury on the water with Uniworld. A carefully crafted culinary program highlighting the flavours of your chosen destination means every meal and accompanying wine will be one to savour – with equally mouthwatering views, of course.
Uniworld River Cruises Fleet
The Uniworld fleet consists of 18 ships, with 12 sailing the rivers of Europe and the remaining six taking passengers on luxurious river cruising journeys through Egypt, India, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each ship is unique and offers luxurious staterooms and public spaces. Peruse the deckplans and get to know every detail of the luxurious Uniworld fleet.
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