In anticipation of better things to come next year, with the travel
recovery well underway, Uniworld River Cruises has announced exciting
new offerings for 2023, including itineraries, excursions, and cruise
“Innovation is always at top of mind for us at Uniworld,” says Ellen
Bettridge, president and CEO. “Each year, we strive to make the next
river cruise season even better than the last. We’re rolling out fresh
new offerings and expanding our portfolio with experiences that we’re
confident both new and loyal guests will enjoy.”
New itineraries for more diversity
There will be four brand-new itineraries covering Central Europe, Zurich, the Rhine River Valley, Belgium, Egypt and more.
Grand Central Europe
This 15-day itinerary will take cruisers along three iconic
rivers—the Rhine, Main and Danube—through Switzerland, France, Germany
and Austria. On-trip highlights include hiking over the city of Bamberg,
strolling through the Bavarian Forest; and sailing the picturesque
Zurich & the Rhine River Valley
For 10 days, passengers will be taken along the Rhine and Main rivers
through Switzerland, France and Germany where they can enjoy activities
in nature such as a canoe ride through the Mainschleife nature reserve
and a day in the lakeside city of Zurich. There will also be an option
for guests to take a day trip to the spa town of Baden-Baden, featuring
two thermal baths and a famous casino.
Belgian Holiday Markets
Spanning 8 days, this itinerary will shine the spotlight on Belgium’s
myriad of Christmas markets and holiday treats at the most festive time
Rivers of the World
The 46-night Rivers of the World departing on 20 May 2023 takes
guests to nine countries aboard five luxury vessels. The itinerary
combines both cruise and land, featuring visits to UNESCO-protected
temples of Abu Simbel in Cairo; Schönbrunn Palace; the iconic Moulin
Rouge in Paris; and a day in the Portuguese beach town of Cacais and
opulent town of Sintra.
New day to night experiences
There will be new optional shore excursions under Uniworld’s
Masterpiece Collection portfolio, available to guests at an added cost.
These excursions aim to showcase a destination’s culture, sights and
cuisine. Next year, Uniworld guests can opt to visit the Anne Frank
House in Amsterdam; take a Bavarian country cooking class; visit a
Bavarian farm; take a sausage making workshop in Germany; or explore
Germany’s Black Forest and more.
Uniworld’s recently introduced ‘Nights Out’ private evening experiences
will be rolled out across almost every European itinerary next year.
New experiences include an evening at Faber-Castell in Nuremberg; an
after-hours visit to Bassins des Lumières in Bordeaux; and a private
visit to Saint Sava church in Belgrade with a concert from the boys'
choir and brandy tasting.
Taking the adventures beyond
Cruisers will also be able to extend their trip and add severa extra
days to the front or back end in the form of a land programme with
luxury hotel or rail. Extension packages include a variety of hotel
options, transfers and a dedicated destination expert to escort guests
along the way.