Cruise

The stylish snaps from U by Uniworld’s launch party

Remember the exciting new youth rivercruise product that hit the market recently? Well they threw one heck of a party last night to celebrate the launch.

And of course Travel Weekly’s got all the inside scoop and pics from the evening.

With a ‘taste of Europe’ theme and a setting of Bar Machiavelli in Rushcutters Bay Sydney, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection kicked off its official Australian launch in style.

A black carpet to represent the sleek black ships was rolled out as 130 guests were welcomed with a Night Owl lavender based cocktail and joined Managing Director, Fiona Dalton in anticipation for the exclusive event.

Uniworld’s Global CEO, Ellen Bettridge, also made an appearance in a special video to welcome Australian travellers onboard The A and The B.

The launch also coincided with U by Uniworld’s special preview cruise in six weeks, where Petra Nemcova, philanthropist, founder of Happy Heart Fund and Victoria’s Secret Angel will act as The B’s Guardian Angel.

The ships are set to sail in April 14, 2018.

Dalton said, “What makes U by Uniworld so exciting is that we are the first cruise line in the world, and certainly the first in river cruising to design and offer cruises specifically for the 21 – 45 year old age group.

“Some have called it revolutionary, others a game-changer but whichever way you look at it, what we’re doing is new, innovative and offers a completely new take on experiential travel!”

A mix of trade partners, travel agents, lifestyle media and Australia’s best content creators plus media personalities such as Jordan and Zac Stenmark, Tim Robards, Melissa Hoyer, Lincoln Younes and Matt Doran, enjoyed the festivities.

The guests were transported to Europe with a luxurious French dessert filled bar to represent The Seine Experience; an extravagant cheese table inspired by the Netherlands and Rolling on the Rhine; and Germany’s Finest with a pretzel station.

The finishing touch was with a live illustrator personalising travel quotes for the party as guests enjoyed tunes by DJ Alice Quiddington.

For you’re here for the pics, aren’t you – we know you! Ok, check out the cool kids from last night’s party:

Uniworld Australia Team
Uniworld Australia Team
Patrick Benhamou
Patrick Benhamou
Nathaly Naughton, Contiki Head of Sales, Katrina Barry Contiki MD, Vanessa Stavrou Head of marketing
Nathaly Naughton, Contiki Head of Sales, Katrina Barry Contiki MD, Vanessa Stavrou Head of marketing
Matt Doran, Tim Robards, Ben Way
Matt Doran, Tim Robards, Ben Way
Jordan Stenmark, Fiona Dalton, Vanessa Budah
Jordan Stenmark, Fiona Dalton, Vanessa Budah
Jordan and Zac Stenmark
Jordan and Zac Stenmark
John Veitch, Janett Wall
John Veitch, Janett Wall
Fiona Dalton Uniworld MD, John Veitch TTC CEO and Katrina Barry Contiki MD
Fiona Dalton Uniworld MD, John Veitch TTC CEO and Katrina Barry Contiki MD
Fiona Dalton Uniworld MD and John Veitch TTC CEO
Fiona Dalton Uniworld MD and John Veitch TTC CEO
DJ Alice Quiddington
DJ Alice Quiddington

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

It doesn’t get more jam-packed than this, readers. Unless you count our jam sandwich because that’s overflowing all over our desk.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

“We’re all getting robbed”: Vic tourism hit by scam

by Hannah Edensor

At least nine Victorian tourist attractions have been hit by a credit card scam. We too were busted for buying clothes under our boss’s name but only to avoid buyers shame in the office.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

What can you actually take from hotel rooms?

We could tell you this was an exclusive insight into what you can get away with stealing from hotels, but we’d be lying. We nicked it off an online forum.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

At last, Qantas inflight Wi-Fi takes off

by Hannah Edensor

As 56% of travellers get stoked about Qantas’ inflight Wi-Fi, our concern lies with the other 44% who clearly hate looking at cats on YouTube.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Travel warnings for Gallipoli after terror threats

by Hannah Edensor

New updates on Smart Traveller have upgraded warnings for Turkey with news Anzac Day commemorations could be a target of terror attacks.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Flavour of the Week

Find out who won new roles & who fell on their swords in this week’s Flavour of the Week. Yes, we added that sword bit for effect.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Cruising for young travellers is finally here

This first of its kind cruise brand had us at ‘Wine & Paint Classes’ because it combines two of our favourite things. Well, one, we hate painting.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

52% of travellers swayed by Facebook photos: study

All of our Facebook friends’ photos inspired us to travel. And by ‘friends’ we mean the public profiles we stalk because we only have 4 friends.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Is your boss the Executive of the Year?

We tried to nominate ourselves for this award, but apparently ignoring the boss and pretending to be your own boss doesn’t actually make you CEO.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Final week of LAX agent incentive kicks off

We’re re-running this again from Monday (minus the typos). You get déjà vu & we do less work. A win-win, we say.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

A world of special Sunshine Coast Deals

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Visit Sunshine Coast has partnered with Escape Travel to launch a major new campaign offering a wide range of activities […]

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

If you read one thing today make sure it’s Travel Weekly’s hotel wrap. Actually, your medication instructions and train timetable probably take priority.

Share

CommentComments