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10 UNIWORLD SHIPS RECOGNIZED IN CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S “BEST RIVER CRUISE SHIPS” WITH 5 IN TOP 10 AND RIVER QUEEN AND RIVER BEATRICE EARNING #1 AND #2

(LOS ANGELES, CA)–Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is proud to announce ten of their luxury boutique river cruise ships were listed in Condé Nast Traveler‘s Readers’ Choice Survey for the top 40 “Best River Cruise Ships” in the world with the River Queen and River Beatrice landing the top two spots. This year is the second year in a row that Uniworld has held the top two spots in the Readers’ Choice Survey for the finest river cruise ships. Using a scale of 100, River Queen earned an overall score of 96, which is the highest ranking of any ship not only in the river cruise category, but in all ship categories, including the small, medium, and large. The River Queen received perfect marks in the areas of Shore Excursions (100.0) and Itineraries (100.0) and particularly high marks in the areas of Crew/Service (97.2), Activities and Facilities (97.1) and Food and Dining (94.4). The Uniworld ships named in the top 40 were River Queen (1), River Beatrice (2), River Royale (5), River Countess (6), River Duchess (10), River Tosca (14), River Princess (18), River Empress (21), River Baroness (24), and River Ambassador (26). The Condé Nast Traveler twelfth annual Readers’ Choice Survey reflects the votes of thousands of Condé Nast Traveler readers who participated in the survey.

“I am so proud as not only do we have 10 ships in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey for the top 40 ‘Best River Cruise Ships’ category, we also have earned the highest score of all the ships’ categories with the River Queen earning a score of 96,” stated Guy Young, President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.” The Seabourn Odyssey earned a 94.4 in the small ship category; the Crystal Serenity earned 93.2 in the mid-sized category, and the Disney Magic earned 90.7 in the large-ship category. “We are truly honored as these accolades further support that we are delivering on our commitment to provide our guests with a five-star river cruise experience onboard the finest river cruise ships in the world,” furthers Young.

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure. Uniworld was voted the“#1 River Cruise Line in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List and their Platinum Circle for having made the list consistently for the past five years, and won “Best River Ships” in their Readers’ Poll, which ranked River Queen and River Beatrice #1 and #2 respectively, along with eight other highly ranked ships in the top 40. Uniworld’s cabins and dining are also ranked among the top three in the world by Zagat Survey®, with Uniworld being the only river cruise line named in the Zagat Survey® amongst the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxurious boutique ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions fully hosted by local experts, world-class gourmet cuisine, and award-winning, personalized hospitality. Uniworld offers over 500 departures sailing on over 13 rivers in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

For more details, please visit uniworld.com or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/UniworldCruises.

Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association.