Uniworld announces new river world cruise for 2024

Uniworld announces new river world cruise for 2024

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced its latest version of a world cruise, Rivers of the World 2024.

The 55-night trip will depart on October 3, 2024, from Lima in Peru taking travellers to three continents, ten countries and sailing aboard four luxury Super Ships combining both cruise and land, finishing with a gala finale event in the Saigon Opera in Vietnam.

This river cruise is limited to only 68 adventurous travellers and will include a range of exclusive experiences and special surprises throughout the journey.

“At Uniworld, we always have innovation top of mind and strive to continuously take steps forward in fresh and exciting ways,” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

“We’re so proud to present our latest ‘Rivers of the World 2024’ itinerary, our longest and most actionpacked sailing to date with incredible exclusive experiences in Peru, Brazil, Europe, and Southeast Asia. It’s an itinerary like no other and will be the holiday of a lifetime with surprises at every turn.”

Alice Ager, managing director of Uniworld Australia & NZ, added: “We are offering our Rivers of the World 2024 cruise only to Australian and New Zealand guests before we launch in other markets.

“We know that Aussie and Kiwi travellers prefer long itineraries and a desire to go big with their travel plans in 2024. People are seeking out interesting and new itineraries, so we want them to have first and exclusive access. I do encourage guests to book early as there is very limited availability and we know something this unique and extravagant voyage will sell fast.”

Uniworld guests will be greeted in Lima to stay in one of the leading hotels of the world, the Country Club Lima Hotel, where they will be taken on a journey of exploration and a gala welcome dinner. The group will then spend six nights cruising the Amazon River on board the new Aqua Nera.

They will continue to stay at the Tambo del Inka hotel in the Sacred Valley visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Machu Pichu

Guests will complete their stay in South America with two Rivers of the World exclusive stays. First at Belmond’s Hotel del Cataratas to visit Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, then a final night at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro before the group will fly to Amsterdam to cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers on board the SS Beatrice.

After seven nights in France, it will be off to Hanoi in Southeast Asia staying at the Sofitel Metropole. Here their Asian adventures will commence with an overnight cruise in UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay, to see some of the 1,600 islands and limestone pillars. Guests will then have exclusive access to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia and will then embark on Uniworld’s new super ship Mekong Jewel to experience the splendor of the Mekong River. The fourth and final cruise will disembark in Ho Chi Minh City where guests will experience the gala grand finale at the Saigon Opera.

This 55-day experience starts at AUD$91,099pp twin share all-inclusive.

Rivers of the World 2023

Uniworld has limited availability remaining on their inaugural 46-night world cruise departing in May 2023 from Cairo to Lisbon starting at AUD$6360 pp twin share.

The 2023 journey begins in the home of the world’s first river cruises, Egypt, cruising aboard the brand-new super ship S.S. Sphinx. Guests will then cross the Mediterranean Sea and fly into the Swiss Alps with two nights in in the stunning lake town of Lugano, followed by two nights in chic Milan prior to boarding the new S.S. La Venezia to cruise the Veneto region of Italy.

Next, guests will continue to Hungary and sail on the S.S. Maria Theresa from Budapest to Passau through the heart of the former Holy Roman Empire; board the S.S. Joie de Vivre in France and explore Northern France along the Seine; and complete the itinerary in Portugal, beginning in Porto with a cruise aboard the S.S. Sao Gabriel through the Douro River Valley, followed by a three night land stay in Lisbon and closing event.

Both ‘Rivers of the World’ itineraries are all-inclusive including onboard dining, unlimited premium wine, beer and spirits, Wi-Fi, excursions, scheduled airport transfers, onboard gratuities, and flights between cruise segments. A dedicated Traveling Concierge will accompany guests for the entire journey to assist with all needs.

Featured Image: SS Beatrice (supplied)

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