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UNIWORLD ANNOUNCES THREE NEW SHIPS IN ASIA FOR 2013 ALONG WITH A HOST OF EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS

LOS ANGELES, CA—Uniworld Boutique River Cruises proudly announces three new ships in Asia for 2013. In partnership with Pandaw in Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River, and Century River Cruises in China along the Yangtze River, Uniworld will offer their clients the best cruising experiences these regions have to offer.

In January 2012, Uniworld launched the River Saigon along the Mekong, and due to the increasing popularity of Vietnam and Cambodia, they will launch another new ship, River Orchid, in this region in 2013. These ships are handcrafted in French colonial style to furnish their guests with a more authentic type of cruising experience along the Mekong. The intimate scale of the ships, which boast just 30 staterooms and carry no more than 60 guests, assures more personalized service. “The demand for Vietnam and Cambodia has exceeded our expectations. We quickly sold out all of our departures in 2012, and so it made sense for us to add an additional ship along the Mekong,” states Guy Young, President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

For those wishing to travel to China, they’ll be treated to a five-star luxury experience onboard the new Century Legend or Century Paragon. The Century Paragon and Legend will offer Uniworld guests an unmatched level of comfort, luxury, and relaxation never before experienced on the Yangtze. Among the many five-star features these vessels will offer include an exclusive executive deck and a huge indoor pool/spa area. While cruising on either of these new ships in China, guests will stay in Uniworld Signature Suites, and will be treated to a host of exclusive VIP benefits available only to them.


Onshore Uniworld guests can expect the same five-star experience. Uniworld has arranged for their guests to stay in superior, centrally located five-star hotels throughout Asia all of which offer luxurious accommodations, modern-day comforts, and impeccable hospitality.

“Uniworld wants to continue to offer our clients a well diversified portfolio of product offerings throughout the world, and we want to deliver to our guests the very best accommodations and amenities these regions have to offer,” adds Young. “We have also included many exclusive VIP benefits that are only available to our guests,” furthers Young. Whether you’ve already traveled through Asia or are contemplating your very first visit, Uniworld offers all inclusive packages designed to take travelers to the world-class treasures and hidden gems these regions offer. And for those couples booking and paying in full at the time of reservation by September 30, 2012, they can save up to $1,200.

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 #3 of all cruise ships in the world, respectively, along with eight other highly ranked ships in the top 40 river ships category. 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.

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