CruiseUniworld River Cruises rolls out with brand-new sailings and experiences in 2023.

From strength to strength, Uniworld goes bigger and better

The 10-day Zurich & the Rhine River Valley itinerary takes cruisers to Switzerland, France and Germany.
The 10-day Zurich & the Rhine River Valley itinerary takes cruisers to Switzerland, France and Germany.

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 extension options.

“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 Wachau Valley.

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 of year.

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.

Additionally, 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.

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