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Relive the Sounds of Music Exclusively with Uniworld and Elisabeth von Trapp

(LOS ANGELES, CA)— Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection proudly announces exclusive performances by the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp whose story inspired The Sound of Music and instilled an imaginative musical appreciation in an entire generation. Elisabeth von Trapp will share her “sounds of music” with Uniworld’s guests on select 2014 itineraries and departures from June to September. 

Von Trapp has continued the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers, captivating audiences with an artistic passion that transcends both time and culture. Uniworld guests enjoy performances that highlight her unique and expressive style, including iconic Sound of Music melodies. Guests sailing on Uniworld’s "Enchanting Danube" will join von Trapp in Salzburg, Austria at the epic Mirabellgarten as she performs highlights from The Sound of Music, as well as other angelic arrangements extending from Gregorian chants, 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen tunes, early American hymns, and her own original compositions.  Guests will also participate in a sing-along of “Do-Re-Mi” at the famed garden where the original 1964 scene was filmed. And Guests sailing on "European Serenade," "Danube Discovery & Prague," and "Grand European River Voyage," will be treated to “the sounds of von Trapp” with an exclusive onboard performance.  “We are delighted to provide these exclusive performances on 36 of our summer 2014 departures and offer guests the opportunity to enjoy and participate in a truly special musical event,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld.

For more details, please visit uniworld.com or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises. 

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world's only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the "World's Best River Cruises" by Travel +
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. Uniworld has also been recognized in their “Top 20 River Ships,” with seven ships ranking in the top 20, along with the River Countess earning the highest score of all cruise ships, both river and ocean. Uniworld has been named in Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List for seven consecutive years and in their Platinum Circle for three years. Uniworld was also ranked in their top three among the world’s “Top Ten” cruise lines, both ocean and river. 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 handpicked Uniworld’s S.S. Antoinette as the “Best River Cruise Ship,” and Cruise International awarded Uniworld for the second year in a row, the “Best Luxury River Cruise Line." In addition, 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 more than 15 rivers in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
 
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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.TreadRight.org.