Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has introduced a Limited Edition Collection of exclusive experiences with special programming, from themed cruises to mystery sailings and more.
“Our Limited-Edition Collection is full of incredible journeys, created to bring likeminded travellers together for extra-special trips that are unique to our portfolio,” said president and CEO Ellen Bettridge.
“The collection includes inclusive LGBTQ+ sailings hosted by gay and lesbian travel veterans, floating art workshops with special guest artists, cycling-themed cruises and more on select dates. Plus, some offerings in the collection are offered for one-time only, such as our popular surprise Mystery Cruises and world trips spanning the globe. We’re even adding a women’s cruise for 2024 to the collection, so female travellers should keep an eye out for more details coming soon.”
Uniworld’s Limited Edition Collection includes:
For guests who like surprises, Uniworld is bringing back its Mystery Cruise offerings, with two 10-day Mystery Cruises departing June 18, and July 7. Bettridge herself will host the July departure. New this year, guests will be told the airports that they will need to fly in and out of, giving them the opportunity to extend their European vacation.
Rivers of the World Cruises
Uniworld is debuting its longest journeys yet, with exclusive world cruises taking guests to multiple countries and continents in a single bucket list journey. The inaugural 2023 Rivers of the World cruise will depart on May 20, from Cairo to Lisbon. The 46-night journey will span nine countries and two continents aboard five luxurious Super Ships, visiting Egypt, the Mediterranean, the Alps, Central Europe, and Northern France. Uniworld recently announced its second world cruise that will depart on October 3, 2024, from Lima to Ho Chi Minh. The 54-night trip will be even further reaching, spanning ten countries and three continents across South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia aboard four Super Ships.
Out! On the Rivers LGBTQ+ Sailings
Travellers can join Uniworld for a week of fun and friendship with LGBTQ+ friends, family, and allies on the Out! On the Rivers special sailings. Hosted by gay and lesbian travel veterans Gregg Kaminsky & Kelly Carpenter, the trips feature special programming such as LGBTQ+ performers, dance parties, themed events and more. Options include ‘Out in Bordeaux!’ on May 14, aboard the ‘Brilliant Bordeaux’ itinerary, and ‘Out in the Tulips!’ on April 14 aboard the ‘Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time’ itinerary.
Butterfield & Robinson Cycling-Themed Trips
Uniworld guests can explore Europe by river and bike via its partnership with tour operator Butterfield & Robinson on select Cycle & Cruise dates – September 10 on the Danube River from Munich to Budapest and September 16 on the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam. Cycling routes are provided and showcase Europe’s spectacular scenery, as well as customized bicycles, detailed maps, a support vehicle, and expert bike guides.
Floating Art Workshops
Travellers interested in sharpening their art skills can join a Floating Art Workshop with portrait and landscape artist Larry Aarons on the ‘Brilliant Bordeaux’ itinerary on April 30 or ‘Delightful Danube’ itinerary on August 9. Guests interested in art history can join the Floating Art Workshop with Leora Raikin on the ‘Venice & The Jewels of Veneto’ itinerary on August 13. Raikin is an international speaker and artist who teaches audiences to critically read art within a historical timeframe.
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