Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and U River Cruises have appointed Dawn Quinn as their latest key account manager in the UK. She will join a trade team of five, led by UK managing director, Chris Townson.
After a meticulous eight-month renovation in the shipbuilding village of Druten in the Netherlands, the ship has now returned to France, setting sail on her maiden voyage.
After launching as the first river cruise line of its kind last year, U is seeking to reinvent the river cruise experience even further with the launch of two new themed cruises.
With increasing demand for the region, where sister ship The A also resides, The B will cease operation on the Seine river and resume cruising in the 2020 season with brand new itineraries.
New ships will launch on the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the Mekong in Vietnam in 2020, followed by a new ship on the Volga in Russia in 2021.
The River Royale will be going out of service in October and will undergo an extensive transformation to become S.S. Bon Voyage, resuming service on the Dordogne and Garonne rivers as Uniworld’s sixth super ship in April.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest super ship, the S.S. Beatrice, has set sail for her maiden voyage along the Danube from Budapest to Giurgiu.
On behalf of All Hands & Hearts – Smart Response, philanthropist and supermodel Petra Nemcova has announced the completion of Nibugaun School in Nepal. Built by U by Uniworld and its foundation TreadRight, the school is situated in the Sindhupalchok district.
Furthering its commitment to its valued trade partners, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has expanded its agency sales team, appointing Lucy Hone to the newly created role of sales manager south.
Having taken over leadership of luxury cruise operator Uniworld just over a year ago, Ellen Bettridge has moved quickly to make her mark on the company. Here she tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the upcoming launch of new youth-focused brand U by Uniworld and details how the new SS Joie de Vivre has been received by travellers.
U by Uniworld has debuted its first ship in Paris. The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard, giving an exclusive look at the first-ever river cruise brand for millennials.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed Chris Townson as its UK managing director. He succeeds Kathryn Beadle who recently announced her retirement from the travel industry following three years in the position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise line in the UK market.