Why UniWorld, Dave?
Updated: Feb 28
The question of the week
Last week I posted an innocuous video to my Facebook page to tease an exciting new partnership I recently formed with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises as part of my expansion and commitment to offer more itineraries and cruise adventures to my RiverCruiseKing.com guests.
UniWorld is a company that offers a unique chance in river cruise travel: their "boutique luxury hotel" approach offers guests a chance to be truly pampered while sailing thru fantastic cities across France, Italy, Portugal, Central Europe, India, Egypt, and Peru.
As someone who LOVES boutique hotels, UniWorld ticked all my boxes! - Dave
It's fleet is comprised of 19 individually unique and fabulous ships across multiple Continents – each its own floating boutique hotel with stylish decor, antique artwork and specialty restaurants.
Each ship is a spectacular floating palace with over-the-top décor. You'll find marble, lush upholstery, Murano chandeliers, baroque antiques and you'll think you've stumbled into a local chateau. They hold an average of 120 cruisers, UniWorld boasts one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry (one crew member for about every 2 travelers).
The cabins are also unique to every itinerary and no two suites are the same. Most importantly, your room never lets you forget where you are... on a luxury vacation!
Most importantly to me, every ships is owned and operated by UniWorld, the employees are directly employed by UniWorld: things are not subcontracted out to "local partners" and the majority of employees have been UniWorld employees for years. This is becoming more and more important these days.
The All Inclusive Ammenities Impress!
More importantly, they have the best All-Inclusive packages in the industry with complimentary UNLIMITED premium SPIRITS & WINES, delicious FIVE-STAR, farm-to-table CUISINSE, a choice of CAREFULLY CURATED EXCURSIONS including the ability to book private excursions in select locations, ALL GRATUITIES onboard, onboard FITNESS CENTER and WELLNESS CLASSES with a certified wellness instructor, plus all scheduled AIRPORT TRANSFERS!
Suites are stocked with your favourite beverages ranging from wine to scotch or gin... or whatever you wish and refilled each day
There's no need to worry about any additional costs at all at the end of your UniWorld river cruise, everything from your bar tab to your gratuities to your trip to the airport is already included in your fare. This gives you true freedom to enjoy every minute of your vacation.
UniWorld is also very happy to welcome my Ama repeaters and will automatically allow you to have their Heritage Repeaters Discount off your first cruise booked thru RiverCruiseking.com! UniWorld has very special price discounts on a number of cruises and also includes things like Free laundry, welcome gifts, in room fruit platters, special cocktail parties and more.
My First Escorted Group is an INCREDIBLE GERMAN ADVENTURE in September 2023
I will be replacing my 21 Days of Dave on the Moselle, Main and Rhine with an even more exciting adventure as my first guided group with UniWorld.
One of the things that most attracted me to UniWorld was their time spent in ports. Often overnighting in little villages and quaint towns that other lines sail by or just give you a few rushed hours, the itineraries of UniWorld cruises combine with spa visits, train rides thru scenic territory, or a unique combination of sailings with other ships and itineraries that keep you from repeating too much of the same thing and allow you some time to discover the fascinating cities that bookend each trip. That was important to me in making this change for 2023!
RHINE, MOSELLE & BLISSFUL BADEN-BADEN
12 DAYS FROM FRANKFURT TO BADEN BADEN
September 9th to 20th
+ 2 Nights in Basel at Luxury Hotel
REMARKABLE RHINE & HISTORIC HOLLAND
11 DAYS FROM AMSTERDAM TO BASEL
September 22nd to October 2nd
My Second Escorted Group* is an EXOTIC TRIP TO EGYPT & THE NILE in November 2023
SPLENDORS OF EGYPT & THE NILE
12 DAYS FROM CAIRO TO CAIRO
Other pending group trips...
December 2023 / Classic Christmas Markets from Frankfurt to Nuremberg along the Main River
January 2024 / PERUVIAN AMAZON & MACHU PICCHU
April 2024 / La Venezia / MILAN, VENICE & THE GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY
October 2024 / INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE & THE SACRED GANGES
December 2024 / I would like to float the ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S CRUISE