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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre Set to Sail Seine

Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, set sail on its maiden voyage along the historic Seine River on March 27th. The inaugural events included a christening ceremony in Paris led by the ship’s Godmother, Dame Joan Collins. Following the event, the S.S. Joie de Vivre embarked on its journey through Northern France along Uniworld’s Paris & Normandy itinerary, […] The post Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre Set to Sail Seine appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Announces You Deserve the Best Upgrade

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announces the launch of You Deserve the Best Upgrade,a new promotion offering upgrades and an air travel on more than 20 itineraries in 2017. The global promotion varies by country and is applicable to all guests on select bookings in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam. “We believe guests deserve the […] The post Uniworld Announces You Deserve the Best Upgrade appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Debuts U By Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has become the first river cruise line to actively target millennial travellers with its new U BY UNIWORLD program. The name – spelled in all caps – also comes with its own hashtag in an effort to better connect with younger travellers who are plugged into social media. Guests are […] The post Uniworld Debuts U By Uniworld appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Partnership Continues Between Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises with New 2017 ‘Europe’s Finest’

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2017 collection combines Uniworld’s style of river cruising with luxury and premium escorted journeys Insight Vacations®, Luxury Gold®, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection® are pleased to announce their new 2017 “Europe’s Finest” collection of itineraries. Building off of its inaugural success in 2016, this collection represents the collaboration of three distinct brands – seamlessly delivering guests to Europe’s most exquisite attractions […] The post Partnership Continues Between Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises with New 2017 ‘Europe’s Finest’ appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The Ships Of 2017: Coming Soon to the Rivers of Europe

niworld's new S.S. Joie de Vivre begins operating on the Seine in March of 2017. Rendering courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.
Next year promises to be another great season for river cruising through Europe, with companies launching new itineraries, new destinations, and of course, new river cruise ships. While the overall numbers are down a bit from 2016 (largely in part due to the fact that Viking River Cruises will only be introducing two new vessels […] The post The Ships Of 2017: Coming Soon to the Rivers of Europe appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Which Lines Offer River Cruises in Russia?

Scenic Tsar sails Russian itineraries for Scenic Tours. Photo courtesy of Scenic Tours
It’s one of the most historic waterways in the world, but river cruises on Russia’s Volga River are becoming a rare commodity. Geopolitical issues have seen the reduction of these voyages in recent years, though there are still cruise lines that continue to be committed to the region. The vast majority of river cruises through […] The post Which Lines Offer River Cruises in Russia? appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Christmas Markets Roundup 2016

Avalon is increasing the number of Christmas Market river cruises it has on offer for 2017 with five new itineraries. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders
If we could only pick one more river cruise to take, it wouldn’t be a difficult decision. Both River Cruise Advisor’s Ralph Grizzle and myself would, without hesitation, hop aboard one of the festive Christmas Markets river cruises that close out the year on the rivers of Europe. Typically operating between November 25 and December […] The post Christmas Markets Roundup 2016 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Introduces New Itineraries, Amenities, Ship in 2017

niworld's new S.S. Joie de Vivre begins operating on the Seine in March of 2017. Rendering courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection recently announced two brand-new itineraries to its lineup of European river cruises for 2017, along with new enhacenements and features. Next year will also see the launch of the first Uniworld “Super Ship” to sail France’s Seine River – the S.S. Joie de Vivre. First, on the amenities front, Uniworld […] The post Uniworld Introduces New Itineraries, Amenities, Ship in 2017 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Appoints Ellen Bettridge as President, CEO

S.S. Catherine docked in Tain L'Hermitage. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed cruise industry veteran Ellen Bettridge as the line’s President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Guy Young who has been promoted to two new roles with Uniworld parent company, The Travel Corporation. Bettridge, who comes to Uniworld from Azamara Club Cruises where she served as Vice President, Sales and […] The post Uniworld Appoints Ellen Bettridge as President, CEO appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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What’s New With Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

niworld's new S.S. Joie de Vivre begins operating on the Seine in March of 2017. Rendering courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.
Over the summer, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has launched a number of new initiatives, promotions and features for the 2017 river cruise season. There’s so many of them, in fact, that we’re bringing you up-to-speed with all the latest developments in a single article. From new active partnerships to special themed sailings, solo traveller […] The post What’s New With Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld’s New Ship: S.S. Joie de Vivre To Sail In France

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In March 2017, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce the S.S. Joie de Vivre to sail along France’s historic Seine River. Uniworld’s new ship will reflect the French “joy of living” philosophy and the nation’s profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music. French inspired handcrafted furniture with rich fabrics, antiques, art, gilded and […] The post Uniworld’s New Ship: S.S. Joie de Vivre To Sail In France appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Family River Cruises: New Brochure & A Highlight Of Perks For Families

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Together On Uniworld Family River Cruises In the past, we’ve written extensively about family-friendly river cruises, and the growing array of itineraries and amenities that are now available. As if on-cue, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – already a pioneer in offering family-friendly river cruise departures throughout Europe during […] The post Uniworld Family River Cruises: New Brochure & A Highlight Of Perks For Families appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Three Kid-Friendly River Cruises

Nuremberg's amazing Marktplatz is anchored by the imposing Frauenkirche - which was, like the town, meticulously built after WWII. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
Although river cruising is primarily an adult activity, it doesn’t mean that kids are totally left out in the cold. A growing number of river cruise lines, including AmaWaterways, Tauck and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection actively cater to multigenerational families with special kid-friendly summer sailings and winter voyages timed during school breaks for the […] The post Three Kid-Friendly River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Uniworld Named Top River Cruise Line for Families by Travel + Leisure

Uniworld's new Super Ship S.S. Catherine docked in Tain L'Hermitage, on the Rhône river in France. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection was recently recognized by Travel + Leisure readers, who selected the popular all-inclusive river cruise line as the “Top River Cruise Line for Families” in the magazines “2015 World’s Best” awards. It is the fourth straight year that Uniworld has taken home the prestigious award, given in recognition of the […] The post Uniworld Named Top River Cruise Line for Families by Travel + Leisure appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Choose To Cruise The Danube

Click To Play Video Slideshow Immortalized by Johann Strauss in Blue Danube Waltz, the Danube winds from Germany’s Black Forest through Austria into the Balkans before dumping into the Black Sea. The romantic river flows through six countries and meanders for nearly 1,800 miles. Some of Europe’s most-fabled cities — Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
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When Rudy Does Nothing, You Can Count On A Great Cruise

Of all the jobs in the world, surely Rudolph van der Meulen’s must be among the best. His job, as instructed by his bosses, is to cruise on a river boat and simply to do this: nothing. While most people might call that a vacation, it’s a tall order for the otherwise-ambitious 37-year-old hotel manager on
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Putting Off Europe?

Click The Image Above To Play Video If the lousy exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro has you thinking twice about traveling to Europe, you may want to think again. And this time, think river cruising. On a river cruise, you’re isolated from much of the expense of Europe, as your accommodations, meals
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