Elegant Uniworld has been in operation since 1976, delivering four decades of luxury river cruising with a difference. Inspired by their five star sister company The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Uniworld offers guests a truly unique and luxurious boutique hotel experience. Treasure plush surroundings, savour exquisite flavours and receive a flawless service – a journey with Uniworld is as inspiring as the destinations they visit.
Life on board is seamlessly perfect; what better way to discover the world than in refined luxury? Sail along the much-loved rivers of Europe, Russia and Asia and discover the very best of each destination on one of Uniworld’s award-winning itineraries.
Renowned for being one of the most all-inclusive river cruise lines, Uniworld gives guests the freedom to relax to their heart’s content. While on board, guests can eat, drink and explore as much as they please (this will vary depending on location, with exclusions in Russia and Asia). Uniworld’s European programme includes everything; from gratuities and shore excursions to an in-suite butler service – this is an experience that has it all! Sit back, relax and sip a glass of chilled champagne while embracing the mesmerising European vistas that pass by.
Step back in time when you step on board
Uniworld’s intimate and luxurious one-of-a-kind ships are designed with a strong influence from Europe’s rich heritage, offering beautiful artistry and world-class amenities. Each ship has a distinct personality and guests will be spellbound by the small touches that help deliver the next level of luxury, including historic master craftsmanship furnishings, styled fabrics and precious antiques.
Well appointed staterooms/suites offer a haven of luxury and mirror the elegant decor seen throughout the ship. With Italian marble bathrooms, hand-crafted Savoir® of England beds and plush towels/bathrobes, guests will feel like royalty from the moment they step on board. What’s more, those sailing the rivers of Europe can embrace the superior service delivered by the in-suite butler who is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations. Butlers are trained under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School, delivering a supreme service that is usually only found in the finest hotels and palaces.
Experience superlative service with a smile
Uniworld are very proud of the highly professional and personal service that is delivered by their crew. With an average of 130 guests on board their ships, Uniworld offers one of the highest staff-to-guests ratios in the river cruise market. Each guest is personally cared for; your every need is Uniworld’s concern and no request is too large and no detail is too small.
Savour mouth-watering flavours – a culinary journey with Uniworld
With signature dishes developed by Mrs Beatrice Tollman, the founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, on board dining is an experience as extraordinary as the places the vessel visits. Chefs bring Mrs Tollman's recipes to life using only the finest and freshest ingredients. This world-class dining affair adopts the farm-to-table philosophy, with ingredients sourced from regional farms, markets and artisanal producers. With open-seating arrangements in a casual yet elegant setting, guests can dine when they please and take much pleasure out of the varied menus offering sensational regional flavours. Whether it’s authentic cooked-to-order specialities or comforting signature dishes, this is a culinary adventure worth embarking on. What’s more, meals are complemented by the very finest wines chosen by the acclaimed on board sommeliers offering the ultimate indulgence – and it’s all included in the price (wine included with selected meals only on Russia and Asia cruises).
Discover destinations the way you want to
Step ashore and discover the best of each port visited along the river. Whether it’s the famous gems or off the beaten-track treasures, Uniworld provides a variety of ways to explore the very best of each destination and its wonderful attractions. For those guests that may be stopping at a port they’ve visited before, opt for the ‘Do as the Locals Do’ experience and gain authentic insights into the destination, its culture and its people.
Uniworld also offer an exciting array of exclusive personal experiences that bring the destination to life. Such once-in-a-lifetime experiences include an invitation to a reception hosted by a real-life princess in her castle and the opportunity to see a delightful concert celebrating Mozart and Strauss in a World Heritage palace.
And the little extras
Inspire the senses with the added extras on board, including a well-equipped fitness centre, workout classes and ‘Go Active’ programme (featuring hiking, biking and kayaking adventures). When in port, take out one of the complimentary bicycles and ride along the banks of the river, enjoying the scenic views as you pedal along. For those looking for ultimate relaxation, why not enjoy an invigorating spa treatment, join a yoga class or take a dip in the heated swimming pool (on selected ships). Whether it’s a day ashore exploring or wellness on the water, there’s plenty for all to do.
A journey with Uniworld will be one that customers will cherish for a lifetime – from spectacular destinations to unique personal experiences and exceptional service, your every need and desire is catered for. Cruising with Uniworld is about luxury, elegance, discovery and enchantment, and every detail is impeccable from start to finish.