The fastest-growing cruise trend is just right for discerning travellers, combining the history and tradition of europe’s waterways with the unparalleled service and style of a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise.
Style and elegance on Europe’s historic waterways with Uniworld.
it’s easy to see the appeal of river cruising. There’s a certain freedom in going where the water takes you, in exploring hamlets and cities from a centuries-old perspective, and simply letting the scenery drift by. That, and the fact that the ships plying the world’s great waterways are among the most luxurious creations ever engineered.
each one of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s vessels falls into that category. in stepping aboard the likes of SS Catherine or River Beatrice, you are entering a world of bygone style with the service to match. itineraries are designed to let you delve into the life of the rivers that weave through europe and marvel at the cities, towns and villages steeped in history and culture that line them.
Onboard, the rarefied ambience of Uniworld’s river vessels provides an experience more akin to that of a grand hotel or private manor house than a traditional cruise. a ratio of three staff
members to every guest allows for thoroughly attentive service.
The heart of europe
Whether winding along the danube or soaking up the scenery of the douro Valley in Portugal, you’ll experience a taste of the local surrounds. fresh ingredients are sourced daily from the farmer’s markets and artisanal producers that you pass, coming together for an authentic farm-to-table culinary experience, each mouthful reflecting the unique character of the destination.
River cruising is the perfect way to gain an in-depth insight into the cultural and historical heritage of europe, too. On shore, take advantage of a range of excursions, ranging from a guided hike through the Hermitage vineyards in the Rhône Valley, dancing a Viennese waltz in a World Heritage palace, or a walking tour through cities such as Venice, Strasbourg and Vienna.
The mighty network of the Rhine, Moselle, Main and danube rivers offers a classical trip, while italy’s Po River allows you to explore the Venice lagoon. The canals and rivers of france — Seine, Rhône, Saône, garonne, gironde and dordogne — offer endless combinations of discovery, whether beside the vineyards or châteaux, or Paris itself. Portugal and Spain combine sun and wine in a blossoming region rich with culture; in the north, Russia’s imperial waterways beckon, cruising from Moscow to St Petersburg.
all in the details
each of Uniworld’s well-appointed ships is truly unique, with each vessel inspired by the rivers upon which they cruise. The stylish suites and staterooms feature handcrafted beds, the highest quality linens and italian marble-lined bathrooms, while elegant lounges and dining rooms have a sense of old-world grace that gives this exclusive cruising experience so much of its charm.
01 Cruising down the Rhine
02 SS Maria Theresa lobby 03 Onboard swimming
04 SS Maria Theresa luxury 01