LOS ANGELES, California–December 12, 2013–Condé Nast Traveler just announced their prestigious 2013 Gold List winners for the world’s finest hotels, resorts, and cruise lines. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is thrilled that it was once again included in the top three among the world’s “Top 10” cruise lines, both ocean and river, with a total combined high score of 92.0. Once again, Condé Nast Traveler celebrated the “superstars” of the Gold List in their Platinum Circle, which includes members, such as Uniworld, who have made the Gold List every year for the past five year’s running. This is Uniworld’s second year in the Platinum Circle and sixth year as a Gold List winner.
“I am so very proud Uniworld has again been recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List, and to be in the top three out of ten well-respected cruise lines, such as Crystal, Regent, and Seabourn, is truly an honor,” states Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “This honor reflects well on the many fine staff members around the world who work so hard to deliver a wonderful vacation experience to our guests,” furthers Young.
The Gold List contenders are tested afresh every year in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Survey. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Every entry on this list has been rigorously tested and screened by our readers. Nearly 47,000 of you, an unprecedented number, produced an independent (and savvy) final selection of the very best by participating in our annual Readers' Choice survey. The Gold List is truly a global representation of real quality, no matter how far-flung.”
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.
Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association