river cruis­ing

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.

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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

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