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.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has said UK managing director, Kathryn Beadle, is to retire in November 2017 after three years in her position establishing Uniworld as the leading luxury river cruise brand in the UK market. Beadle was appointed in November 2014 to launch Uniworld as a stand-alone operator in the UK and has overseen its rapid growth, in terms of both sales and reputation.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is adding a fifth super ship to its fleet of floating boutique hotels. In spring 2018, the River Beatrice will be transformed into the S.S. Beatrice after an extensive bow-to-stern renovation.
U by Uniworld is launching a series of webinars to help educate UK travel agents in the new brand, and what it will offer guests. Next year will be U by Uniworld’s first year of operation, offering a range of river cruises aimed at millennial travellers on the Rhine and Danube.
U by Uniworld has selected Petra Nemcova, model and noted philanthropist, as the brand’s ‘Guardian Angel.’ According to Ellen Bettridge, president of Uniworld, the selection of a ‘Guardian Angel’ for the brand is simply another example of U’s status as a game-changer.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that award-winning actress, best-selling author and producer, Dame Joan Collins, will be the godmother of the SS Joie de Vivre. Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, it will be the first of its kind to sail the Seine River.
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.