Uniworld features intimate boutique, hotel-style cruise ships designed for the experienced traveller, expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended, included shore excursions, sumptuous cuisine, and award-winning hospitality from an all-English speaking staff and crew. The company offers over 500 departures on more than 35 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in over 20 countries throughout Europe, China and Egypt.
Uniworld has introduced 2 new company-owned ships the River Beatrice and the River Tosca. They entered service for the 2009 season, increasing the number of company owned ships to 10.
Luxurious staterooms on the Enchanting Danube: The first new ship is the River Beatrice with 65 staterooms and 15 suites. She will be Uniworld’s largest ship. The River Beatrice offers luxurious staterooms with 80% having French balconies, more junior suites than any comparable ship, and a spectacular owner's suite. Her standard staterooms are 150 sq ft, all suites are 225 sq ft and the owner’s suite is 300sq ft. Room appointments include hotel-style beds with fine Egyptian cotton sheets and European comforters, plush terry robes, soothing bath amenities, bottled water, individual air conditioning, and flat-screen televisions offering a selection of viewing choices. The ship also boasts a lounge with panoramic views, restaurant, library, and sundeck, massage services and fitness center. Guests even enjoy complimentary use of bicycles.
Luxury Cruising on the Nile: The River Tosca begin sailing in April 2009 and is poised to set 'the' standard for service on the Nile River. This expansion could not have been timed more perfectly… Egyptian River Cruising is becoming extremely popular!
The River Tosca will be an all suite ship and each of the 42 suites onboard the Tosca is lavishly adorned with rich wood panelling, original Egyptian artwork, handcrafted Alhambra brass lanterns and fine linen drapes accented with Ian Mankin striped fabric and heated floors and covered in cream Marfil marble. Leather night tables with brass stud accents rest aside beds fitted with soft, Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets. iPod® docking stations give guests the ability to fill their cabins with their favourite music. Fully tiled bathrooms, stocked with complimentary amenities, plush robes and slippers add extra comforts. Most suites aboard the Tosca are over 300 sq. ft. For those desiring additional space, Presidential cabin suites are over 650 sq. ft. with large, adjoining private terraces.
Guests aboard the River Tosca will find a host of onboard activities. A swimming pool lined with cabanas and a Jacuzzi® can be found on the sun deck. Additional diversions include the fully equipped gym, spa, hairdresser, library, and boutique for gifts and sundries. When night falls, guests will enjoy panoramic views and entertainment in the ship’s elegant rooftop bar.
UNIWORLD SCORES HIGH WITH GUESTS:
Travel + Leisure's readers have spoken and as a result Uniworld is now on Travel + Leisure’s prestigious World's Best Awards for Top 10 Small Cruise Lines. Cruise lines are rated on such criteria as cabins, food, service, itineraries/destinations, activities and value. The list is published in the August 2008 edition of the magazine. Other recent awards include:
- Conde Nast Gold List.
- Conde Nast list of Top Small Ship Cruise Companies.
- Five Uniworld ships were added to Conde Nast’s list of top Small Ships Worldwide.
- 98% customer satisfaction rating
UNIWORLD CONTINUES TO INCLUDE THE FINEST AMENITIES:
Uniworld continues to impress guests with high end included amenities and services. For example, in addition to included shore excursions in all programs, Uniworld includes airport transfers to independent air travellers that meet transfers guidelines (most competitors charge $65+). Here are just the a few of the amenities you can find on their company owned ships:
1. Complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks throughout dinner service
2. Complimentary bottled water in all staterooms replenished as needed
3. Complimentary specialty coffees such as espresso, cappuccino and more
4. Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
5. Hotel style beds
6. European comforters
7. 100% Egyptian cotton linens
8. Plush robes
9. Thick plush bath towels by Christies of Manchester
10. Flat screen TV with CNN, Sky News, movie and local channel and much more
NEW IN EUROPE FOR 2010:
New Europe itineary: Springtime Along the Rhine
All suites onbaord River Beatrice have Butler Service in addition to the exclusive services and amenities, including: packing and unpacking assistance, in-room breakfast, daily fruit and cookie plate, and more.
New Exciting Pre & Post Extensions:
Two new Europe optional land extensions: London and Brussels!
NEW ALFRESCO DECK DINING:
Another unique experience Uniworld has created for their guests “an industry first”, is their new outdoor deck dining dinner service. All Uniworld owned ships now offer deck dining on a limited basis. This is dependent on weather and sailing conditions, guests will be briefed onboard as to when it will be available, it will be offered on a first come first serve basis and cannot be booked in advanced. Typically it will be offered on as many as 2 evenings throughout a sailing depending on the length of a cruise. Meals will be by chef choice as a fixed menu.
In addition to the limited dinner deck dining, all guests can choose to enjoy their onboard lunches on deck whenever they choose.
Uniworld Introduces Epicurean Adventure Program:
An Epicurean Adventurer Program is being offered on 10 of Uniworld’s 2010 itineraries. This program will allow guests to indulge their passion for fine wines and gourmet foods. Guests aboard a Uniworld cruise featuring the Epicurean Adventurer Program will enjoy a host of culinary delights including private wine tasting, special wine and food pairings, cooking demonstrations and unique onshore excursions.
Uniworld’s intimate, boutique-hotel style ships offer the perfect setting for an in-depth discovery of the preparation and pairing of premier foods and wines. Guests will enjoy a special dinner prepared with the region’s freshest ingredients and learn how to select the perfect wine to complement the meal. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in cooking demonstrations led by master chefs where they will learn trade secrets and techniques to help them create their own gourmet dishes. Guided shore excursions will take guests into castles and vintners’ homes for private wine tasting, or to local open-air food markets to sample regional treats.
Epicurean Adventuer Program .....Click here!
FAMILY RIVER CRUISE PROGRAM:
Uniworld was the first river cruise company to offer a Family River Cruise Program. The program is currently offered on only select itineraries in the summer: Castles along the Rhine and Paris & Normandy. The program offers guests a 50% savings for kids 8 to 18 travelling with a full fare adult and these sailings feature onboard events for families. River cruising is a wonderful way for grandparents to explore Europe and its history in a unique intimate and relaxed environment while creating lifelong memorable experiences with their families.
Family-Friendly Programs .....Click here!
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