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Cruise Circle says...

A luxury river cruise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is the perfect way to discover the hidden treasures of Europe and Asia. This is one of those adventures that will surpass your expectations in a way you have never experienced. This is a luxury river cruise experience where all-inclusive is taken to an entirely new level. The bulk of their itineraries features Europe, giving you a chance to cruise down rivers like the Main, Moselle, Rhine, Danube, Rhône, Douro, Po, and Seine. If you want to venture beyond Europe, you can find itineraries to Egypt, Vietnam and India.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has an excellent customer satisfaction rating., which you would expect from the most awarded river cruise line. This is due to past guests commenting on the warm, friendly, attentive crew. There is a mix of relaxing, fun, decadent and intimate areas on every river ship. The spacious and tastefully decorated areas make you forget you're on a river cruise – until you're struck by the stunning scenery. They also offer exclusive events, such as the after-hours night visit to the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

Providing exceptional service isn't the only thing Uniworld Boutique River Cruises does. Attention to detail is what sets them apart from the rest. With premium Egyptian cotton linen and beds designed by luxury bespoke bedmakers Savoir, Uniworld cabins deliver a boutique hotel experience. Many suites offer white-gloved Butler service as standard, allowing you to enjoy your own personal assistant to attend to your every need. In the marble bathrooms, you'll find high-end Asprey bath and body products. Uniworld ships offer opportunities to admire original artwork, plush fabrics, and luxurious antique furniture for a truly opulent experience every time.

Who goes on Uniworld cruise ships?

Uniworld attracts affluent, sophisticated travellers. The bulk of passengers fall into the traditional 60-plus river cruise age group, but a good sprinkling of people aged 40 to 60 are also drawn to the stylish onboard ambience. In addition, Uniworld was one of the first lines to offer themed family cruising, and those sailings attract multigenerational groups.


Do I have to dress up on a Uniworld cruise?

Somewhat. Uniworld passengers run to smart-casual by day, but at night they almost always opt for dressier outfits, especially at the captain's welcome and farewell festivities. For those meals, as well as select dining ashore or concert options, the line suggests men bring a sports jacket and women, a cocktail dress or pantsuit. With that said, Uniworld only asks that cruisers not wear shorts to dinner.


Is everything free on Uniworld cruises?

No, but the experience is fairly inclusive with some differences depending on the itinerary. In general, unlimited drinks, most shore excursions, Wi-Fi and gratuities (onboard and on shore) are all included in the cruise fare. Access to onboard bikes and a self-service launderette are also complimentary. You will pay extra for some shore excursions, as well as spa and beauty treatments.


What are Uniworld's most popular activities?

The ports of call draw passengers off the ship for much of the day and when they return onboard, they tend to spend quite a lot of time in the public rooms socializing. The indoor and outdoor pools attract more passengers than usual on river cruises, and the gym and spa facilities get plenty of use. Whenever offered, passengers gather for onboard programs, such as wine tastings, culinary classes and local group performance of traditional regional arts. Speakers from the line's Signature Lecture Series also usually draw a crowd. Dancing in the evening can prove popular depending on the passenger mix.


Best for...

Affluent travellers who enjoy a touch of opulence with their luxury.

Not the best for...

Young families, passengers with mobility issues and anyone who prefers subtle elegance over opulence.

What's Included
  • Return flights from a choice of regional airports throughout the UK or Eurostar travel in Standard Premier Class
  • Airport to ship transfers
  • Unlimited premium spirits, fine wines, hand-made cocktails and locally sourced beers
  • Delicious, five-star farm to table cuisine from breakfast to dinner
  • Daily choice of carefully curated excursions - many of which exclusive to Uniworld guests
  • Locally inspired on board entertainment and enrichment
  • All on board gratuities
  • Services of the award-winning Uniworld team including a dedicated Cruise Manager
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore exploring
  • Butler service in every suite
  • Free ship wide Wi-Fi access
  • On board fitness and wellness classes
  • Elegant and well-appointed staterooms and suites with the finest linens, towels and Savoir of England beds

Inclusions may differ depending on region. Please check with our team.

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