The best voy­age of your life

Ex­plore Europe’s in­cred­i­ble beauty, his­tory and gas­tron­omy with Uni­world Bou­tique River Cruise Col­lec­tion.

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Uni­world Bou­tique River Cruise Col­lec­tion takes you to some of the most en­vi­able lo­ca­tions in the world to cel­e­brate im­por­tant mo­ments in style. Awarded 2018’s Cruise Critic Award for “Best Euro­pean River Cruise Line” and the #1 River Cruise Line in Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Award, its float­ing ho­tel con­cept brings guests on an all-in­clu­sive, pic­turesque tour across some of the most his­toric of rivers in Europe, of which in­cludes the mag­nif­i­cent Danube and sto­ried Rhine, with un­sur­passed lux­ury and culi­nary ex­cel­lence.

Billed as “the world’s only authen­tic bou­tique cruise line”, Imag­ine an ef­fort­lessly lux­u­ri­ous hol­i­day on­board a float­ing bou­tique ho­tel where you only have to pack once. The ship is a des­ti­na­tion in it­self with pala­tial in­te­ri­ors and lush ameni­ties, such as Savoir of Eng­land beds and mar­ble bath­rooms. Each ship is de­signed to re­flect the re­gion it cruises through and is com­ple­mented with su­perb food, ser­vice and ac­com­mo­da­tions. Plus, you can en­joy gourmet din­ing with un­lim­ited bev­er­ages, in­clud­ing cock­tails and re­gional beer and wine.

Whether you are cel­e­brat­ing an an­niver­sary or re­new­ing your vows, the ro­man­tic Cas­tles Along the Rhine, an 8-day itin­er­ary, should be high on your list. Imag­ine wak­ing up to the mes­meris­ing river­scape of Al­sace while on­board the S.S. An­toinette, be­fore mak­ing your way to many din­ing es­tab­lish­ments on the ship; the full-ser­vice Bar du Leop­ard, the chic l’or­angerie Sky Lounge and Restau­rant de Ver­sailles. The lat­ter is where cou­ples can in­dulge in a culi­nary so­journ of the re­gion, thanks to lo­cally-sourced pro­duce and the re­gion’s

famed white wines. Land tours con­tinue in the same vein at var­i­ous ports, in­clud­ing Rüdesheim’s Dorossel­gasse that’s filled with quaint shops and wine bars and a tour of the cap­i­tal of Al­sa­tian wines, Col­mar.

En­chant­ing Danube is an 8-day be­guil­ing jour­ney that vis­its four cap­ti­vat­ing coun­tries on the S.S. Maria Theresa: Hun­gary, Slo­vakia, Aus­tria and Ger­many. The trip is ideal for first-time river cruis­ers as well as sea­soned trav­ellers seek­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence yet an­other di­men­sion of these beloved des­ti­na­tions. Take a panor­maic guided tour of Bu­dapest, sam­ple the Bu­dapest that lo­cals love with a “Do as the Lo­cals Do” walk­ing tour or, for ac­tive ad­ven­tur­ers, dis­cover the city’s beau­ti­ful parks and gar­dens via bi­cy­cle with an ex­pert lo­cal guide. In Vi­enna, en­joy VIP ac­cess to the famed Kun­stkam­mer with a pri­vate early-morn­ing view­ing of its ac­claimed art col­lec­tion. An­other high­light is Durn­stein, which fea­tures a visit to a saf­fron workshop in Wachau Val­ley or Aus­tria’s old­est win­ery, Niko­lai­hof wine esate. On board, guests can en­joy com­pli­men­tary wines and orig­i­nal cock­tails as they sam­ple the clas­sic Wiener Sch­nitzel and Bavar­ian sausages, ei­ther at their restau­rants or cour­tesy of their in-suite but­ler ser­vice. It’s the ideal fuel be­fore a scenic hike along the Ilz River as the trip reaches its con­clu­sion at Pas­sau.

Best of all, for a truly spe­cial event, Uni­world’s ho­tel man­agers can tai­lor the ship’s many ac­tiv­i­ties and off­shore ex­cur­sions to suit your needs.

S.S. Maria Theresa S.S. Maria Theresa Pres­i­den­tial Suite S.S. Maria Theresa lobby

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