UniWorld River Cruising with Global Gourmands

UniWorld River Cruising

From the rivers of Europe to more exotic locales – India, China, Viet Nam, Cambodia and Egypt – UniWorld’s cruises and journeys provide an intimate and up-close view of some of the world’s oldest civilizations.

Their connection to their sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has enabled them to tap into the expertise gained from over 50 years of owning and operating luxury boutique hotels worldwide.  This expertise, combined with four decades of experience in river cruising, enables Uniworld to deliver the same luxurious hotel experience—only on the rivers of the world.

In addition, UniWorld maintains full control over their entire operations – nautical, hospitality and culinary —which means not outsourcing to third parties as most river cruise lines do.  They can ensure a consistently exceptional experience for every guest on every cruisnot third parties, setting it apart from most other cruise lines.  Each one-of-a-kind ship is uniquely designed for your maximum comfort. They are essentially the world’s only floating luxury boutique hotels, making river cruising as luxurious and effortless as possible.

In combination with managing your booking of their year-round voyages, we can provide assistance with flights and pre- and post-voyage land arrangements. SPECIAL OFFER:  In 2017, the solo traveler supplement is waived on certain departures.

Delicious Highlights On Board

  • UniWorld brings together the finest chefs, who are dedicated to a farm-to-table culinary experiences
  • They use the freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets and other regional suppliers
  • Distinctive wines and beers are chosen by acclaimed sommeliers
  • A culinary vision of Culinary Director Gerard van Helvoort, newly inducted member of the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Culinary Guild
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions as well as a Welcome and Farewell gala
  • Bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets inspired by the region, with something new every day
  • Al fresco dining in the Sky Lounge or dinner under the stars on the Sun Deck, weather permitting
  • Welcome Aboard cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, rail Early Risers Coffee, poolside sandwiches, afternoon snacks and tea service
  • Light-lunch menu and a bistro menu for all-day snacking
  • Casual elegant dress code and open-seating dining, so you can dine wherever and with whomever you like

Highlights from Uniworld’s 2017 “Connoisseur Collection”:

  • Visit to La Couronne, the first restaurant in France Julia Child visited
  • Tastings of local delicacies, such as cheeses, cider, and calvados (apple brandy)
  • Visit to Café Terra, near Monet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Afternoon cocktail reception at Château de Seigneurs in Tournon
  • Visit to a truffle farm and the village of Grignan
  • Cooking demonstration and tea party at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon
  • Induction to Wine Tain and St. Joseph Wine Brotherhoods
  • Onboard Valrhona chocolate tasting and wine pairing
  • Visit to the Rémy Martin Estate for a tasting of cognac
  • Sunset cocktail party on the island of Patiras
  • Excursion to the new high-tech interactive museum, La Cité du Vin, an institution dedicated to the history of viticulture around the world.  The building is on the banks of the Garonne River and is shaped to resemble the movement of wine in a glass.

“UniWorld is in a class of its own.  One of the best vacations ever.

– Kerri E, New York, NY

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