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We believe that Uniworld offers one of the most luxurious, rewarding, and in-depth River Cruises of the major river cruise brands!
If you're looking for a completely “worry free” river cruise vacation aboard intimate, boutique ships that embody everything you could possibly want in an indulgent, luxurious river cruise vacation, then you need look no further than a Uniworld River Cruise!

Uniworld’s Boutique river cruises provide discriminating guests with all-inclusive river cruise and cruise/tour packages aboard what Conde Nasts' reader's voted "the world's best river cruise line."

Uniworld's boutique ships are intimate by design and their more traditional decor is inspiring. Unlike other lines, these incredible ships only carry about 130 or so pampered guests per ship. On each of their ships you'll enjoy exquisite accommodations, world-class cuisine, attentive but not overly intrusive service, and truly innovative shore excursions — all for a very affordable price.

Uniworld has now joined a very few, select luxury lines that are "All Inclusive." What means to you: once on board you pay for just about nothing, not even tips to ship's staff or tour guides. In addition to complimentary wines and beers at lunch and dinner, you'll also be able to enjoy complimentary spirits at any time at any place on the ship. Needless to say, Uniworld's "included" shore excursions are part of the deal and even more rewarding than ever.

A few years ago friends of ours, Rick and his wife, Elizabeth, enjoyed a fabulous 7-night Holiday Markets cruise aboard Uniworld's River Beatrice. To keep it simple, we asked Elizabeth to sum up her experience aboard the Beatrice and she had one simple word: "Unbelievable!" She went on to exclaim, "It was the best, I mean best, river cruise experience I've ever enjoyed and comparable to anything I've ever experienced and enjoyed aboard Crystal or Regent... it's a must for any one looking to be pampered aboard an elegant, small river ship. Even better, when I returned home I did not feel I that was as tired, and needed to have a vacation to recover." Click here to read more of her thoughts on this trip.

Sure, Uniworld has won its fair share of travel awards for quality and hospitality including: Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for hospitality, Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best Top 10 Small Cruise Lines”, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line,” but what does that really mean to you?

We believe that such awards are a direct result of the company’s culture and their management’s thorough understanding of how to please every guest. Understanding how to deliver exceptional service is one thing, but executing high service standards across an entire fleet is another. The proof of Uniworld’s success can be found in the fact they proudly boast a 98% customer satisfaction rate, and it can’t get much better than that, can it? One of the prime reasons for their great service is their 3-to-1 guest to staff ratio which is one of the highest in the river cruise industry.

Uniworld River Cruises does it far better than most and you will be amazed at how smooth your vacation goes from start to finish. It’s kind of like the old Allstate Insurance commercial, “You’re in good hands with Uniworld!” And, you're in good hands when you choose Premier River Cruises to book your Uniworld river cruise. Another key point of distinction is the passenger capacity of the Uniworld boutique ships which average only 130 pampered guests. That translates to you as more room, more comfort, and far better attention to each and every element of your river cruise onboard experience.

Our experience has also taught us that neither size nor price is not always as important as the company’s pedigree, and Uniworld’s is surely from a great “blood line.” Almost 30 years ago Uniworld began simply by booking space for its English-speaking clients on established European river cruise lines. This small step led the owners to realize there was a real opportunity for river cruise vacations specifically designed for discriminating North American travelers. Uniworld began by chartering ships and then decided to move from chartering to designing, building and owning its own deluxe river cruise ships. Within just the past 15 years Uniworld has expanded its offerings and grown into a truly global river cruise company. They now offer over 500 river cruise departures and more than 40 distinct itineraries sailing on 12 of the world’s greatest rivers in countries throughout Europe as well as in China, Russia, Vietnam, and India with their spectacular Golden Triangle cruise aboard the Ganges Voyager II sailing on the Ganges River.


Do you like new deluxe ships with spacious, beautifully apointed staterooms, a hand-picked crew and some of the most scrumptuous food you'll ever enjoy? Then you may want to think about the elegant, state-of-the-art S.S. Joie de Vivre (launched in 2017) sailing the waters of the Seine River doing an exciting, 8-day Paris & Normandy cruise. She features multiple dining venues, a heated, enclosed swimming pool and even a full cinema featuring your favorite first run movies. Please book 'Joie' very early as she has continuously sold out since her launch in 2017.

We also don't want to forget the other gem of the Uniworld fleet, the SS Catherine cruising the Rhone and Saone through the Burgundy and Provence regions of France. Launched in 2014, the Catherine is by far and away the most luxurious, beautiful, spacious, elegant, remarkable (we could go on) ship in Burgundy and Provence. Imagine traveling through Provence with a sensational view from your 194sf stateroom as you enjoy your favorite cocktail in the privacy of your private veranda... life is good. She even has a pool for you to enjoy when time permits.

Catherine's sister ship, the exquisite SS Maria Theresa, is sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This ship, as are all Uniworlds ships in general, are always in high demand, so please book early.

Uniworld's Po River and Italy cruise/tours offer very intensive itineraries that allow guests to choose a traditional 8-day cruise sailing roundtrip from Venice, or an extraordinary 13-day cruise/tour program which allows one to also seamlessly visit Florence and Rome for three nights each. Can you think of an easier, more inclusive and more affordable way to see the highlights of Italy? If you'd like a peek at one of these remarkable itineraries, click here!

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