Uniworld River Cruises 2017 Preview

New itineraries. New ship. New inclusions for the most all-inclusive river cruise line Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.

New Itineraries

Paris & Impressions of the Seine

Discover the inspiration for innumerable works of art. From the historic Montmartre district of Paris to the panoramic landscapes of the Alabaster Coast and endless cherished jewels in between, this itinerary is a delightful combination of charming scenery and invigorating shore excursions. Cultural enrichment includes a Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings.”

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich

Experience the enormity of Bavaria along the Main and Rhine rivers and in its capital, Munich. Experience exclusive insight with Uniworld‘s Jewish Heritage program. Select departures in July are designated Generations Family sailings with special savings for children ages 4 to 18 and specially designed family-friendly shore excursions. Cultural enrichment includes a Signature Lecture: “AD 1517: Martin Luther’s Revolution and the Quest to Build a Modern World.”

New Ship

Uniworlds SS Joie de Vivre

S.S. Joie de Vivre: Uniworld’s Super Ship , new in 2017—S.S. Joie de Vivre—is designed to echo the “joy of living” as it cruises the Seine River in northern France. This sumptuous 128-passenger vessel is a showcase for handcrafted furniture, opulent fabrics, charming antiques, gilded accents and every contemporary convenience. This vessel is intimately scaled so it can dock in the heart of Paris and sail all the way to Caudebec-en-Caux. Cultural enrichment includes a Signature Lecture: “Changing History: Operation Overlord.” Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Program are available on select summer departures.

New Inclusions

Uniworld Room Service

Uniworld augments all-inclusive river cruising in Europe to a wholly new echelon. New in 2017:

    Port Charges Included
    24-Hour Room Service
    Concierge Services

    If you are considering a Uniworld river cruise, please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.

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River Cruise List

As river cruising continues to make waves in the travel industry, the rising tide of this popular vacation choice is on a roll. There are a multitude of river cruise lines but only a few focus on the North American market with an English-speaking crew and shore excursion guides. The most popular of these sail on rivers throughout Europe and have expanded to other parts of the globe.

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Sailing in Vietnam and Cambodia, Russia and in Europe with unique offerings in Africa, AmaWaterways has introduced two new vessels this year: the AmaPrima and the
AmaVida. Two more are slated for 2014: the AmaSonata and AmaReina.

Avalon Waterways Specialist

Sailing in Europe, Asia, Egypt, the Galapagos, and the Mississippi River, this Globus Family of Brands member has introduce two new ships, the Avalon Expression and the Avalon Artistry II in 2013. 2014 brings the Avalon Poetry II, the Avalon Illumination and the Avalon Impression to European rivers.

Uniworld's China River Cruises

Uniworld offers itineraries on rivers in Europe, Russia, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia with three new vessels introduced in 2013. 2014 marks all-inclusive packaging of gratuities onboard and onshore, unlimited beverages onboard including wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water, all onboard meals, airport transfers, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, along with the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.


The largest river cruise line marketed in North America, Viking sails in Europe, Russia and the Ukraine, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. The trademark Viking Longships, which debuted in 2012 with six vessels, eight in 2013, will expand to twelve more to be christened in 2014.

Time to get onboard? If you are considering a river cruise anywhere in the world, please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.

Need more information? We service many of our clients entirely through email:

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  • or by phone – 800-372-1963

  • AmaWaterways Serves Up a New Gourmet Cruise

    Sunset on the Douro River

    The highly acclaimed river cruise line, AmaWaterways has just announced that Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer will be the host of its Gourmet Cruise Oct. 22-Oct. 29, 2013 onboard the brand new AmaVida. This seven night itinerary sails through Portugal and Spain along the Douro River, one of Europe’s most undiscovered and unspoiled rivers. Passengers will experience a journey filled with medieval monasteries, charming fishing villages, centuries-old wineries and lively cultural centers. The Gourmet Cruise will feature onboard cooking demonstrations, excursions to historic towns, private wine tastings and regionally inspired cuisine.

    One of today’s most innovative food personalities, cookbook author and host of the Food Network’s The Surreal Gourmet and Glutton for Punishment, Chef Blumer will share his infectiously passionate approach to cooking through complimentary cooking demonstrations for interested guests.

    As the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organizations, AmaWaterways continues to lead the industry in innovative food and wine experiences both on-board and on-shore. The Gourmet Cruise promises to be an attractive travel option for culinary adventurers and oenophiles alike.
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    Scenic Cruises Christens New River Ship Crystal in Germany

    And she is stunning! My husband and I were among other travel agents and media onboard to preview Scenic Cruises® sixth “Space-Ship,” the Scenic Crystal, sailing from Amsterdam to Rüdesheim, Germany where she was christened on April 25, 2012. Glen Moroney, founder and managing director, was on hand for the christening event.

    Scenic Crystal's Inaugural Sailing
    Scenic Crystal "Space Ship"

    Our cabin on the Danube deck featured a “Sun Lounge,” unique to Scenic Cruises. It’s a weatherproof, step-out balcony enclosed with a floor-to-ceiling glass patio door, where the upper portion can be lowered with the touch of a button to create an open-air balcony. You’ll never miss a Kodak moment as you glide past the many castles on the Rhine and Moselle.

    Moselle River Castle
    Shot taken from our "Sun Lounge" balcony.

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    River Cruising ~ The Value Factor

    By now it’s no secret. River cruising is exploding. But, not all river cruises are created equal. It’s critical to choose the right cruise line, not just the right itinerary, to maximize your vacation experience. I’ve just returned from an Avalon Waterways cruise aboard the Avalon Creativity sailing from Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches. Wow, it’s as good as it gets!

    Paris France Eiffel Tower

    Avalon Waterways has risen to the top of this growing market by doing one thing well—listening to its guests. Every aspect of the Avalon experience is tailored to the preferences of the passengers—from the scenic stateroom views to the engaging stories told on shore. Avalon is your answer to legendary river cruises and inspired design.
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    Wow! Wait ’til you see the 2012 Viking River Cruises four spectacular sister ships in Europe. And, another six to be built by 2014!

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