Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced its newest addition, U by Uniworld, set to launch sales in March 2017 and begin sailings in early 2018. U by Uniworld will offer immersive, authentic and adventurous experiences for the next generation of river cruisers along the Instagram and Snapchat-worthy rivers of Europe and amazing cities such as Amsterdam, Paris and Budapest.
The award-winning river cruise line Uniworld offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, and Asia. Here Breaking Travel News chats with UK managing director Kathryn Beadle about the brand’s agenda for the year ahead.
Travel consultants in the United States and Canada can now provide travellers with a world-class, all-inclusive experience booking with boutique cruise operator Uniworld via Sabre Corporation’s travel marketplace. The e-commerce GDS connectivity provides agents with the full inventory of Uniworld’s ships collection via Sabre Cruises, an intuitive booking capability within the Sabre Red platform.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed Ellen Bettridge to the roles of president and chief executive. Bettridge succeeds Guy Young who is being promoted and will take on two new roles at The Travel Corporation, Uniworld’s parent company.
In a bid to improve the convenience of training for the trade, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is now providing all UK agents with access to invaluable product insights and information through a regular series of Snapshot Webinars. Uniworld national sales manager, David Chidley, will host the newly launched, 15-minute webinars via an online portal, in which agents can pose direct questions live, in real time.
With a huge growth in demand for solo travel, and in response to an increasing number of guests opting to have their own cabin when cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has waived the solo supplement fee on some of its most popular European cruises for 2016. The amazing savings to be had on Uniworld’s luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises make these exceptional European itineraries the ideal holidays for solo travellers, and for those who are travelling with others but wish to enjoy the space and indulgence of a cabin to themselves.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will be the first river cruise line to offer complimentary access to digital newsstand, PressReader, for all guests on-board their company-owned ships in Europe. As part of their on-going focus on providing an incredibly personalised experience, Uniworld will now give their guests a choice of premium newspapers and magazines from all over the world.
In an initiative aimed at educating and informing agents on the world’s top rivers for cruise lines, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is launching a River of the Month campaign. The educational campaign, which profiles a new river each month, kicks off this month with everything agents need to know about the second largest river in Europe, the Danube.
In early 2017, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce its new masterpiece, the one-of-a-kind Super Ship, SS Joie de Vivre, sailing along France’s historic Seine River. “We are extremely proud to launch the SS Joie de Vivre in Northern France in March 2017,” said Guy Young, president, Uniworld.
The Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has experienced a significant increase in sales for its Russia product over the past month. Booking for this year for the Imperial Waterways of Russia cruise itinerary has more than doubled in comparison with 2015, just one month into the New Year.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is bringing the reality of its luxurious ships to life with the launch of its very first virtual reality app. The S.S. Maria Theresa, Uniworld’s flagship masterpiece, is showcased in marvellous 360-degree views via the revolutionary app technology.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has revealed the design of its newest ship, SS Maria Theresa. The vessel, launching March 26th, represents Uniworld’s most ambitious ship to date; a floating palace on water exemplifies true artistry. Fashioned in the spirit of her great namesake, the much beloved Maria Theresa, the Archduchess of Austria and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire who reigned as the only female ruler of the Habsburg dynasty from 1740 to 1780, Uniworld’s SS Maria Theresa is a majestic masterpiece of epic proportion.