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Uniworld Voted in Travel+Leisure's 2013 World’s Best Awards "Top River Cruise Line for Families"

Los Angeles, CA—Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection proudly announces they earned the No. 1 spot in “Top River Cruise Lines for Families,” in Travel+Leisure’s 2013 “World’s Best Awards.” Uniworld has earned this honor three years in a row. “We are very pleased to be named the top river cruise line for families,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “We constantly strive to give our guests the best possible vacation experience on our ships, and it is gratifying to know that our standards of excellence and the extra lengths we go for families continue to be recognized by our guests and the readers of Travel+Leisure.”

Uniworld’s multi-generational family-friendly itineraries continue to be further innovated providing grandparents and parents an enriching and enlightening travel experience for the special young ones in their lives. All Uniworld family-friendly programs have been developed around school vacations and include special onboard and offshore programs tailored specifically for families. Uniworld’s family-friendly programs feature special pricing with young people between 4 and 18 traveling at 50% off the cruise price when traveling with an adult. Add in all meals, entertainment, special signature lectures and demonstrations onboard; exciting shore excursions, fully hosted by local experts; complimentary use of bicycles; all gratuities onboard and onshore; and transfers of departure and arrival days—ALL of which are included, and you have the ideal, hassle-free, value-packed family vacation.

Each of Uniworld’s family itineraries offers something unique. A specially designed kids’ view of Paris on Paris & Normandy and touring one of the world’s most extraordinary toy museums on the Classic Christmas Markets itinerary are just some of the many special extras designed to please the whole family. New to the multigenerational family programs for 2014 is Uniworld’s popular Castles along the Rhine.

Always inspired to continuously improve their award-winning cruises, Uniworld will be the only North American river cruise line to offer true all-inclusive river cruising in Europe in 2014. Uniworld also will introduce in 2014 the new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine; their newest destination, Bordeaux, France, and two new itineraries sailing through this gorgeous region; and an even more personalized and authentic approach to their onshore program. “Uniworld never rests on our laurels. We are dedicated to providing our guests with a luxury and worry-free experience, and as such, we offer the most uniquely and elegantly appointed ships, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio on the rivers to always ensure we are delivering on our commitment of excellence,” states Young.

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world's only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the "World's Best River Cruises" and as the “World’s Best Service” by Travel + Leisure. Uniworld has been named to Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List for six consecutive years and to their Platinum Circle for two years. Uniworld was also ranked in their top three among the world’s “Top Ten” cruise lines, both ocean and river, and was named Best Luxury River Cruise Line for the second year in a row at the prestigious Cruise International Awards. Uniworld’s staterooms 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. The editors of Cruise Critic named Uniworld “Best River Cruise Line” and Uniworld has the highest rankings by travelers on Cruise Critic for both river and ocean cruise lines. Uniworld features luxurious boutique ships with an average capacity of 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, as well as included shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, and award-winning hospitality. Uniworld offers over 500 departures sailing on over dozen 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.

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