Uniworld Reveals New One-of-a-Kind River Cruises for 2023

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WHY IT RATES: With travelers in search of unforgettable bucket-list experiences, all-inclusive luxury river cruise line Uniworld is expanding and enhancing its captivating itineraries; including launching its first-ever Cruise & Rail vacations, the most innovative new way to see the world.— Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises announces brand-new mystery cruise itineraries in Europe, as well as enhancements to its Exotics Collection for 2023, with the launch of its first Cruise and Rail journey in India and a new itinerary in Egypt as part of its family-focused Generations Collection.

“We are excited to expand some of our most popular offerings next year,” said President and CEO Ellen Bettridge. “Many of our guests are seeking bucket-list experiences next year, while others want to spend time traveling as a family or multi-generational group, so introducing a truly incredible Cruise and Rail trip through India, more mystery cruises, and an itinerary packed with family fun and the historical wonders of Egypt seemed like a natural step. We constantly strive to anticipate guests’ needs and innovate accordingly, and we know these new itineraries are really going to resonate.”

All trips come with all the hallmarks of a Uniworld experience, from luxurious accommodation and authentic fine dining to carefully-curated local encounters and onboard activities, including a full portfolio of wellness offerings.

2023 Mystery Itineraries

Back by popular demand, in 2023, Uniworld will launch two brand-new mystery cruise itineraries across Europe. Departing on June 18, 2023, the first 10-day mystery cruise will be a roundtrip sailing along iconic rivers throughout Amsterdam, Netherlands. On July 7, 2023, the second 10-day mystery cruise will be hosted by Uniworld president and CEO Ellen Bettridge, and will start in Nice, France and end in Lyon, France. On-trip excursions, special events, and overall itineraries will remain a complete mystery to cruise passengers. Prices for the June mystery cruise start at $6,999 per person, and the July mystery cruise starts at $7,399. Both of these prices include onboard and onshore activities, gourmet food and beverages, onboard entertainment, and all ground transportation.

Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & the Maharajas’ Express

Following the success of the inaugural season of its Cruise and Rail itinerary in Europe, Uniworld is teaming up with Maharajas’ Express to offer a new 16-day immersive journey through India. The trip combines seven nights’ sailing in supreme comfort aboard the Ganges Voyager II from Kolkata, with a luxury private train journey through the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan to Mumbai, spending an additional two nights in Oberoi Hotels in New Delhi and Mumbai.

Unmissable icons such as the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and Ranthambore National Park – home to one of the world’s largest populations of Bengal Tiger – are included alongside more local encounters, stopping at smaller temples and villages along the way. The itinerary also features four MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences including learning about the art of making ornamental brass objects at an artisan workshop in Matiari and a visit to local NGO Calcutta Rescue, which serves the area’s underprivileged children.

Departing on October 28th, 2023, prices start from $19,999 USD per person double occupancy and include onboard and onshore activities, luxury accommodation throughout, most meals, transportation including internal flights, and all gratuities.

Uniworld’s Maharajas’ Express rail portion of its Cruise & Rail itinerary in India. (photo courtesy of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises)

Egypt Generations sailings

Departing on December 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 2023, Uniworld’s new dedicated Generations departures will introduce guests of all ages to Egypt’s ancient wonders, vibrant capital and welcoming people. Combining seven nights aboard the all-suite River Tosca sailing round-trip from Luxor with a four night land stay at The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cairo, the trip mirrors the popular 12-day Splendors of Egypt and the Nile itinerary, with additional experiences aimed at keeping the whole family entertained.

Alongside must-sees such as the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings and Temples of Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut, activities include taking part in a family-friendly football match with local children and some of the ship’s crew, sand dune boarding and a swim in the Nile, exploring the river by bike and traditional felucca, and a behind-the-scenes visit to the Captain’s wheelhouse.

Prices for the Egypt Generations trip start at $6,659 per person double occupancy (after Early Booking Savings, valid until October 31, 2022) and include onboard and onshore activities, luxury accommodation throughout, most meals, transportation including internal flights and all gratuities.

A further update to Uniworld’s Exotics for 2023 is that the Timeless Wonders of Vietnam & Cambodia itinerary will go from 13 to 15 days, with two added days in Vietnam’s fascinating capital city of Hanoi at the end or beginning of the journey.

For more information, visit uniworld.com/us/cruise-and-rail.

SOURCE: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises press release.

Source: TravelPulse

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