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Uniworld Named Best Cruise Line in the 2012 Los Angeles Times’ Readers’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA–Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is delighted to announce they have been named "Best Cruise Line" in the Los Angeles Times’ 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Los Angeles Times asked readers to vote for their favorites in the second-annual Los Angeles Times‘ Readers' Choice Awards. “After all,” wrote The Times, “it's our obsessions with where we eat, drink, work, shop, hike, bike, nip and tuck that often define us. With well over 35,000 votes cast, this year's winners include many of the region's most popular restaurants, bars, nightclubs, resorts, parks, shops, services and more.” Uniworld won the distinction of being voted the “Best Cruise Line” in the 2012 Travel and Entertainment category.

“We are so delighted and proud that the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Uniworld as the best cruise line,” states Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “This is a wonderful recognition for our company, especially since it reflects the entire cruise category, and not only river cruising,” furthers Young.

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.

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Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association