Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Lifestyle:
The Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is a great way to see some of the great rivers and countryside of the world. Uniworld cruises the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle of Central Europe; Seine, Saone, and Rhone of France; Douro of Portugal; Neva, Svir, and Volga of Russia; Yangtze of China; Mekong of Vietnam and Cambodia, and Nile of Egypt.
The lifestyle of these ships is easy-going yet elegant, with an average of only 130 passengers per ship. The cabins are well-furnished, and many have French balconies and marble baths. The cruise is almost all-inclusive, adding to the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere of the river vessels.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Cruise Ships:
Uniworld sails 12 river vessels in Europe. Its newest European ships are the S. S. Catherine, S.S. Antoinette, and Queen Isabel. For its Russian river cruises, Uniworld operates the River Victoria, and has the River Tosca sailing the Nile River. The company has two ships on the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam, the River Orchid and the River Saigon. Uniworld partners with Victoria Cruises in China for Yangtze River cruises.
The Uniworld ships all have riverview cabins, most with marble bathrooms. The river vessels include many of the amenities found on ocean cruise ships. Each ship is different, so it is important to study the online or print brochure when planning a Uniworld (or any other) river cruise.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Passenger Profile:
River cruising is an easy way to see many wonderful parts of the world that are inaccessible to ocean-going ships. A typical Uniworld passenger is someone who loves exploring new places from a small ship with a group. Many of those who choose Uniworld (like most river cruises) are active senior citizens. You won't find facilities or activities for children, and the ships are not wheelchair accessible.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Cruises Cabins:
Like other river ships, a typical Uniworld cabin is smaller than a cabin on an ocean-going ship or a hotel. However, all cabins have river views, and many have French balconies or windows that will open. (Windows do not open in cabins on the lower decks.)
Uniworld European ship cabins have luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, marble baths stocked with L'Occitane body products, robes, flat screen TVs, and complimentary bottled water.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Cuisine and Dining:
Dining on Uniworld ships is in the main dining room or al fresco on the sun deck. Breakfast is a full buffet, and lunch includes fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses, homemade soups and bread, and hearty sandwiches. The dinner menus change nightly and are designed for the appropriate region and season. On European cruises, dinner is accompanied by complimentary fine wine, beer, soft drinks. All desserts are made fresh onboard.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Activities and Entertainment:
Onboard activities and entertainment on the Uniworld ships are often linked to the itinerary and might include local musicians or artisans displaying their skills. The small size of river ships limits the type and number of onboard entertainers.
Shore excursions are included in the Uniworld fare. Some other nice touches to enhance the cruise experience are the complimentary use of bicycles for pedaling ashore and portable audio headsets for use on the shore excursions. I love having the headsets; it allows guests to hear the narrative without having to stand right next to the tour guide.
Contact information for Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection:
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
17323 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91316
800-733-7820 (toll free)