Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Unveils What’s New for 2024

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced new offerings for 2024, including the addition of its newest ship, the S.S. Victoria. The brand is also extending its “Cruise & Rail” program with five new itineraries. Guests can also experience a new pre-cruise extension in South America, a second annual “Rivers of the World Cruise,” early booking discounts, and more.

Uniworld has added two new Super Ships to its fleet, the S.S. Victoria and S.S. Elisabeth, to begin sailing in Europe in 2024 and 2025, respectively. The S.S. Victoria will be the first to set sail in March. The ship will debut in Amsterdam with the eight-day “Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time” cruise, followed by the eight-day “Castles Along the Rhine” itinerary from Basel to Amsterdam, then the 10-day “Magnificent Moselle and Rhine” itinerary, concluding the season with the eight-day holiday-themed “Belgium Holiday Markets” sailing round-trip from Brussels.

As wekll, in 2024, Uniworld will launch five new “Cruise & Rail” itineraries in Europe, including:

  • “Delightful Danube & the Castles of Transylvania” – This 15-day itinerary begins in Istanbul, moving to Transylvania, visiting landmarks such as Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s castle. The river-cruise portion sails through Budapest and Vienna onboard River Duchess, gliding through the Wachau Valley.
  • “Milan, Venice, Istanbul & the Balkans” – Beginning in Milan, this 19-day trip gives guests the chance to explore the city’s top sites, followed by a river cruise in Venice onboard S.S. La Venezia. Experiences include a private evening lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica and a visit to Chioggia before guests embark on the rail portion of the journey to Istanbul.
  • “Venice, Istanbul & the Balkans” – This 17-day journey starts with a private train journey to Istanbul visiting Alpine lake towns, historic cities across Eastern Europe, the Greek seafront, and more. Then, guests will board the S.S. La Venezia and experience the best of Venice.
  • “Grand Alpine & the Jewels of Veneto” – Guests will kick off this 15-day journey in Budapest and Vienna, and explore the Alps via a luxury overnight train. Highlights include a lunch on Lake Como, sampling Swiss fondue in Zürich, a private visit to Slovenia’s Postojna caves, and more. Then, the trip continues to Venice and beyond onboard the S.S. La Venezia.
  • “Grand Alpine & the Enchanting Danube” – This 14-day adventure onboard S.S. Maria Theresa sails on the Danube River, where locally based destination experts offer insider knowledge and VIP access to exclusive experiences. Guests will then continue on a luxury train journey, traveling through Italy, Switzerland, and more.

The line has added more dates in 2024 to its cruise and rail itinerary in India, “The Sacred Ganges & The Maharajas’ Express.” The trip will now operate from Kolkata to New Delhi in 2024, instead of Kolkata to Mumbai. Guests can visit local villages along the Ganges and enjoy two trips to the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset.

Uniworld’s second annual “Rivers of the World” cruise will depart on October 3, 2024, from Lima. The 55-day journey will welcome 40 guests on a journey spanning three continents, 10 countries and four Super Ships. The itinerary begins with a kick-off party in the Peruvian Amazon, followed by a journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in Europe. Next, guests are whisked off to Southeast Asia for a candlelight dinner at the Kravan Temple in Cambodia, a rooftop gala dinner with views of the Saigon skyline, and more.

In 2024, Uniworld will offer a new pre-cruise extension for its Peruvian Amazon itinerary, “Rio de Janeiro & Iguazu Falls.” The five-day itinerary travels through Brazil and Argentina, starting in Rio, where guests can explore the city before heading to Iguazu Falls. Additionally, Uniworld’s themed “70s night” will return onboard its European itineraries.

Tip: With the “Early Booking Savings Offer,” guests who book and pay in full by October 31 for select 2024 cruises can save an additional 10 percent. Uniworld is also offering a limited-time sale on select 2024 “Bucket List” trips, when booked by October 31. Guests can save up to $3,000 on itineraries such as “Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong,” “Ultimate France,” “Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration,” and more. Both offers can be combined with standard River Heritage Club, past guest member benefits.

Travel advisors who complete the “What’s New for 2024” certification on Uniworld University will be included in the brand’s online directory of advisors. They will receive a badge to display in their e-mail signature, and can avail discounts of up to 60 percent on the standard cruise fare.

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