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Life On Board Uniworld


The Uniworld Experience

Uniworld operates a fleet of award winning luxurious floating boutique hotels. You will notice as soon as you board the thoughtful little touches that make Uniworld different

Every Uniworld ship is deliberately different from any of its sister ships and all feature beautifully designed public rooms displaying original works of art and exclusively designed furniture

Uniworld strive to exceed passenger expectations and pride themselves that their ships have a ratio of more onboard staff to guests than any other river cruise line ensuring that there is always a friendly highly trained member of staff eager to answer any question.

Onboard every cruise you will find an experienced Cruise Manager, Hotel Manager and Restaurant Manger all leading teams dedicated to delivering the highest levels of service. From 2016 all guests in suites on all European sailings will also Butler service from Butlers trained to the same standard as required by Buckingham Palace.

Every Uniworld ship features a superb restaurant, spacious sundecks and full service bars and all European ships include fitness centre and Spa together with onboard wellness coaches who offer yoga classes, a variety of massages and personal training sessions.

Luxury Boutique River Cruises from Uniworld and The Vacation Company

We are delighted to include Uniworld Boutique River Cruises in our river cruise collection.

Founded in 1976 Uniworld now operates 15 uniquely individual vessels on some of Europe’s most beautiful and spectacular rivers, whilst further afield Uniworld offers magical cruises exploring Egypt, India, China and Vietnam and Cambodia.

Uniworlds award winning ships are best described as luxurious floating boutique hotels, each vessel is different and feature exclusively commissioned furniture and original works of art.

All ships boast plush lounges and bars and a large Sun Deck, public rooms and cabins on all ships are furnished in a high standard, with lush fabrics, flat-screen televisions, plush bathrooms and incredibly comfortable Savoir brand beds.

Uniworld cruises are based on All Inclusive and most cruise fares include all gratuities, a choice of daily excursions and unlimited wine, beer and spirits

All ships offer superb cuisine in stylish restaurants where passengers can enjoy menus using the best of local ingredients to ensure every meal typifies the unique character of each region and season.. To help work off the extra calories all European ships have a well equipped fitness centre and Spa.

“In our opinion Uniworld delivers exceptional levels of service, luxury and cuisine to provide an unforgettable cruise on many of the world’s greatest rivers”

Joan and Tony Blakey Directors The Vacation Company

Dining & Cuisine

Culinary Excellence

Every Uniworld river cruise offers a culinary experience every bit as varied and flavourful as the voyage itself. With signature recipes developed by Uniworlds Master Chef Bernhard Zorn and a dedication to locally source produce Uniworld ensure that every meal highlights the unique character of each region you cruise through.

Uniworld are ranked as one of the worlds best river cruise lines by Conde Naste and in 2014 5 Uniworld ships were placed in the top 40. Uniworld deliver a six star river cruise experience with an attention to detail and a level of customer care that allows guests to simply relax and enjoy a magical river cruise experience.

Culinary Vision

Uniworlds culinary vision is to bring together the freshest local ingredients to create menus that are every bit as rich and varied as the voyage itself. A dedication to farm to table eating experiences drives Uniworld to deliver exceptional dining and ensure that each memorable meal embodies the unique character of each region they cruise through. 

Every Uniworld ship is distinctly different and all offer a variety of dining venues and experiences including;

  • Early-riser breakfast
  • Expansive breakfast and lunch buffets inspired by the region, with something new every day
  • Light-lunch dining
  • Afternoon tea in the main lounge
  • Al fresco dining in the Sky Lounge or dinner under the stars on the Sun Deck, weather permitting
  • Bistro menu for all-day snacking
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Casual elegant dress code and open-seating dining, so you can dine wherever and with whomever you like
  • A variety of distinctive local wines, as well as craft and local beers, selected by top sommeliers to accompany each meal

On all ships casual elegant dress code is the order of the day and with open seating dining for all meals guests can choose to dine wherever and with whomever they like. Highlight of every cruise are the Captains Welcome Reception and Dinner and Farewell reception and dinner.


Choice Is Yours

Uniworld start with the believe that like all of their ships all of their guests are unique, then by providing a wider range of excursions than any other river cruise line they are confident guests will always find the experience that they seek.

At every stop Uniworld guests will find they have a choice of multiple excursions and whether you are a seasoned traveller or on your first cruise having multiple choices will allow you to personalise your experience.

The Uniworld Choice is Yours excursions program offered on all cruises enables guests to choose from a selection of diverse excursions and includes:

Go Active

Choose a biking or hiking excursion led by an experienced local sports guide or naturalist or if you prefer simply select on of Uniworlds complimentary bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and set out on your own to explore the local area.

Gentle Walking

Looking to explore at a more leisurely pace or maybe you have some mobility issues then select one of Uniworlds Gentle Walking excursions.

Do as the Locals Do

The perfect choice for guests who want to immerse themselves in local life and experiences, Do as the Locals Do excursions allow guests to enjoy authentic cultural experiences, taste regional delicacies all in the company of experienced and knowledgeable local guides.


This exclusive excursion program operates on Uniworlds European and Russia cruises and provides an intimate and up-close look at small European and Russian towns, visiting local homes, farms and Workshops This program offers guests once in a lifetime opportunities including the chance to taste unique aperitifs—herb- and honey-flavoured wine elixirs at a vinegar estate. Enjoy the hospitality of a real-life princess at her castle home. Delight in a classical concert celebrating Mozart and Strauss with Bel Canto arias. Dance the Viennese waltz in an opulent World Heritage palais. These and other Exclusive Excursions are truly exceptional available solely to Uniworld guests.

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