Uniworld is showcasing new destinations, including Italy, new itineraries and six new ships in its 2013 Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruises programme.
In 2013, Uniworld will offer river cruising in Italy, along the Po River and the Venice Lagoon. “Our clients always state that this is one of the destinations they would like Uniworld to offer, so we are delighted we will in 2013,” said Sharon Jordan.
The Splendours of Italy combines a seven-night river cruise along the Po River and the Venice Lagoon with a two-night land stay in Florence and three nights in Rome. For those travellers who only wish to do the cruise portion, Uniworld will offer a cruise-only option for eight days, Venice & the Po River.
Other new Europe itineraries include Grand Danube & Prague, a 14-night cruise exploring seven countries, including five UNESCO Heritage Sites, and Highlights of Eastern Europe, sailing through five countries – Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia – on an eight-day cruise.
Also in 2013, Uniworld will continue its tradition of excellence and leadership on the Douro River in Portugal by introducing its latest luxury build, the Queen Isabel. The Queen Isabel will have a more classic Old World style and elegance similar to Uniworld’s other ships in Europe, which are all uniquely designed and decorated.
For those wishing to travel to Asia, Uniworld will offer two new luxury ships in China, Century Legend and Century Paragon, on the Yangtze, and in Vietnam, the new River Orchid, on the Mekong. Uniworld’s focus in Asia is on 5-star accommodations with superb onshore hotels, including Ritz Carlton and Shangri La properties.
Looking beyond 2013, Uniworld will continue excellence in uniquely designed boutique river cruise ships with two new state-of-the-art luxury ships: the SS Alexandra and the SS Catherine, which are set to launch in spring 2014.
Uniworld is offering savings for 2013 departures: Pay in full at time of booking and save up to €1,800 per couple, or book and pay deposit at time of reservation and save up to €700 per couple on 2013 Europe Boutique River Cruises.