Why A River Cruise is the Best Way to Cruise

Posted on 03/02/2023


By its nature, cruising along rivers allows you to travel directly through the heart of countries, giving you access to some of the world's greatest cities right outside your window. Places like Paris, Budapest, the Peruvian Amazon, and the islands of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta aren’t accessible to large ocean cruise ships. And better still, you’ll be able to travel to multiple destinations with ease, only unpacking once.

In town, local guides can take you right past the long waits at major tourist attractions, sometimes even with private before or after-hours visits to top sites. And they’re unique experiences too—think a private after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, baking with a local in their home, or receiving a breathtaking water blessing from a Cambodian monk.  

Ask around, and you’ll discover that the best and most luxurious river cruises are with Uniworld. Floating down the river in one of Uniworld’s boutique hotels, each a stylish home away from home inspired by the countries it sails, will bring you memorable experiences in a different destination every day. Add to that the brand’s passion for perfection, from a wonderful crew to carefully curated local experiences, and you may just discover your new favorite way to travel.

Uniworld boasts a fleet of 17, one-of-a-kind ships that sail the rivers of Europe, Egypt, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Peru. River cruise ships are far more intimate than their ocean cruising counterparts, with an average of just 120 guests, allowing you to get to know your fellow travelers better and receive more personalized service from the incredible staff onboard. 

Their driving philosophy, “no detail too small, no request too large” leads Uniworld to exceed guest expectations with every voyage. Everything you could ever need is included: free flowing premium drinks, daily excursions, plus a host of onboard wellness and enrichment opportunities —they’ve even included the onboard gratuities.

Also included are the five-star meals you’ll enjoy every day onboard. With seasonal ingredients from local producers available in a new port every day, Uniworld’s chefs take the opportunity to bring all these flavors onboard. The talented culinary teams onboard our ships source the freshest ingredients, transforming them into delicious, regionally inspired dishes that immerse you in your destinations.  

Sound dreamy? If you book soon, you can secure an even better value by taking advantage of up to $1,500 per person in savings available during The Year to Remember Sales Event. 

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