Meandering down a dozen of the world's most scenic waterways, Uniworld cruise liners can take you to more than 20 countries in the utmost comfort with their signature "Six-Star" experience.

For nearly four decades, Uniworld has taken guests to the most spectacular destinations in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. In 2006, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation, a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands such as Trafalgar, Insight, Brendan, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels—the award-winning five-star luxury hotel collection. The Travel Corporation has made major investments in Uniworld's ships and its people. The ultimate goal of these investments is to provide guests with a first-class European boutique cruise experience. Combining our sister companies’ expertise in tour planning and in first-class hotel management with our own decades of superior nautical experience has enabled Uniworld to create a new standard in luxury river cruising. Boutique hotel designers often invest considerable time, thought, and resources in creating destination-specific interior decor for their properties, and in choosing amenities that will assure an intimate, elegant yet relaxed experience for their guests. This same care and attention is apparent on each of Uniworld’s tem company-owned ships. In the last few years, Uniworld has introduced several stunning new ships to its fleet and has completely remodeled and redesigned its existing ships so that all company-owned ships meet the highest standards of comfort and style. No matter their ship, Uniworld guests can travel from one exciting destination to the next with access to inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants offering sumptuous cuisine, and lovely riverview staterooms. Uniworld employs an all English-speaking, professionally trained staff, so there are no language barriers and no problems with understanding what is being said or what's going on when you're onboard. All announcements are made only in English. Unlike many companies offering river cruise programs in Europe and elsewhere, Uniworld is an American company focused on North American travelers and other English-speaking clientele (the trips are popular with Australians, British, Canadians, and South African travelers as well). Uniworld’s headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, and it has an outstanding European operations team who reports directly to our Los Angeles headquarters, which allows us to have complete control over every aspect of product delivery: nautical, hospitality, and land. In addition, we have a satellite office in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and a China operations team in Beijing. By having operations teams located in these regions, Uniworld is able to react quickly and efficiently to any given challenge and/or emergency.

Top five reasons to cruise with Uniworld


  1. Onboard Luxury
    Boasting the world's only floating luxury boutique hotels, Uniworld's vessels are splendidly designed down to the fine details with an air of opulence from the moment you step aboard. Partnering with Red Carnation Hotels means every room is decked out in style, with fine art, exquisite antiques and elegant furnishings.

  2. Six-Star Service and Style
    Uniworld's trademark "Six-Star Experience" promises excellence across half a dozen core company values. Priding themself on expertise, service, unique design, quality dining, diversity in choice and all-inclusive packages, Uniworld delivers on value sixfold.

  3. An Awarded Experience
    Uniworld has earned a mark of prestige throughout the travel industry, claiming dozens of awards of distinction, including the American Express Supplier of the Year and securing a place on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List for six years running.

  4. Endless Itinerary Choices
    You won't find more European itineraries on any other cruise line, or more ways to customise your luxury holiday. Discover the majestic rivers from Paris to Bordeaux or the imperial waterways of Moscow to St. Petersburg, with onshore adventures by day and offshore fine dining by night.

  5. An Epicurean Edge
    Award-winning dining options complete the picture of luxury on the water with Uniworld. A carefully crafted culinary program highlighting the flavours of your chosen destination means every meal and accompanying wine will be one to savour – with equally mouthwatering views, of course.

Based in sunny California with diligent teams stationed in Europe, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises have worked for some four decades to show off the natural beauty of waterways throughout 20 countries in Europe, Russia, Egypt, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Since 2006, Uniworld has been managed by The Travel Corporation, which oversees other standout global brands such as Contiki and Trafalgar.

Uniworld has more than 500 departure destinations available across some 40 planned itineraries, earning a remarkable 98 per cent guest satisfaction rate. A treat for the discerning traveller, personalised service is paramount onboard a Uniworld cruise, with one crew member per three guests and an average of just 130 privileged guests on board. Above all else, Uniworld is synonymous with luxury. The fleet of boutique ships continues to grow and go from strength to strength, promising the highest standards in comfort and style with lounges, libraries, restaurants, staterooms and panoramic views at every turn.

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