WHY A RIVER CRUISE is the best way cruise
Sailing by river means enjoying all the conveniences of a traditional cruise, along with all the benefits of inland travel. Stopping in multiple destinations on every trip, you’ll visit bustling cities and hidden gem villages, only unpacking once. Even while onboard you’ll be immersed in the local sights, with ever changing views right outside your window. River cruising is absolutely the best way to cruise, and the best and most luxurious river cruise is with Uniworld.
BENEFITS OF RIVER CRUISING
Passengers Onboard : River Cruises - Average 120 guests vs Ocean Cruises - Up to 5000 guests
Staterooms Onboard : River Cruises - Average 60 units vs Ocean Cruises - Up to 2500 units
Smaller Ships, Fewer Guests
Uniworld ships have an average capacity of just 120 passengers, which means you get to enjoy an intimate onboard atmosphere and unmatched service, with a crew-to-passenger ratio of 1 to 2.4.
The Safest Way to Cruise
By nature, sailing on the rivers means constant proximity to land and shoreside resources—and, by extension, the ability to stop the ship and disembark at any time, if necessary.
Never restricted to coastal towns and ocean-liner ports, river cruise ships can take you to the heart of your destinations and dock in the center of town, so you can step right off the ship and start exploring.
A Room with a View
Forget about indoor cabins. When river cruising, every room has a view. Relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you sail to your next destination.
No Lines or Crowds
Unlike on an ocean cruise, you won’t have to deal with wait times for embarking or disembarking. And on tours, our guides can bring you right past the long tourist lines at popular museums and attractions.
The Freshest Ingredients
Our five-star farm-to-table onboard dining is regionally inspired and prepared with only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally at every port.
THE MOST ALL-INCLUSIVE
With Uniworld, you can expect luxurious in-room amenities, free-flowing premium wines, beer and spirits, five-star farm-to-table dining onboard, multiple options for daily excursions, onboard entertainment and much more—all the highest quality, all carefully crafted for the ultimate travel experience and all included in the price of your trip.
FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Our team’s passion for design lends Uniworld ships their signature attention to detail and Tiny Noticeable Touches. Each one-of-a-kind ship in our fleet is artfully designed to be an extension of the destinations they sail through. With custom fabrics, unique color palettes and original works by renowned artists, no two ships—or even suites for that matter—are alike.
Uniworld boasts one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the industry, 1 to 2.4, which means personalized attention from a crew trained to the highest standards in the hospitality industry. Service comes from the heart with our passionate team, which lives by the motto “no request is too large, no detail is too small.”
THE HIGHEST HEALTH STANDARDS
The health and well-being of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern. You can rest assured that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols, including the introduction of innovative, non-toxic cleaning solutions as well as hand sanitizer stations throughout each and every ship.
THE MOST PERSONAL SERVICE, compliments of the most tenured crew on the rivers.
Service is at the heart of everything we do. We treat our guests like family–a philosophy instilled in our company culture as a family-owned business with 100 years in the hospitality industry. It’s the driving force behind our guest-centric atmosphere and the reason you leave your cruise feeling like part of the family.
NO REQUEST IS TOO LARGE
At Uniworld, we all live by the credo “No request is too large, no detail is too small.” Our goal is to give you the unique and unforgettable experiences you seek, with the personalized, industry-leading service you deserve.
TINY NOTICEABLE TOUCHES
The tiniest details often draw the brightest smiles. Our staff’s passion is apparent in their matchless attention to your interests, like remembering your drink order from day one, or venturing off the ship to surprise you with chocolates from a local shop you mentioned in passing.
1 TO 2.4 STAFF-TO-GUEST RATIO
With one of the best staff-to-guest ratios on the river, each guest receives our crew’s full attention and unmatched attention to detail.
Our butlers are trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace, educated under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein at England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School. Each assumes the role of butler 100% of the time, and doesn’t moonlight in other roles, enabling him or her to focus fully on making your cruise one to never forget.