(Los Angeles, CA): On September 27, 2012, the Ministry of Tourism in Egypt recognized Uniworld’s River Tosca out of nearly 300 cruise ships sailing the Nile River as the “Best Cruise Ship” to commemorate international “World Tourism Day.” Since 1980, World Tourism Day has provided a wonderful forum to raise awareness around the world of this vital economic sector and its contribution to social, cultural, economic, and environmental well-being worldwide. For countries, such as Egypt, whose infrastructure relies so heavily on tourism, this is a very important event.
In Cairo, “World Tourism Day” is celebrated under the umbrella of Ministry of Tourism. On this day, the Ministry awards the “best of the best” in the travel industry, including cruise ships, hotels, and tour companies. The winners are chosen based on grading criteria that includes safety, hospitality, facilities, and decoration.
“I would personally like to thank the Ministry of Tourism for awarding this honor to Uniworld and our partners, Spring Tours,” states Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “Egypt is a wonderful destination filled with some of the world’s most celebrated cultural heritage and iconic sites. Uniworld’s commitment is to deliver a superior product and experience to our guests traveling in Egypt and all the great destinations where we operate,” 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 #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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