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September 2012
Contact: Arnelle Kendall
Telephone: (561) 330-0850
Email: akendall@uniworld.com

Uniworld Wins Best Luxury River Cruise Line

At the Cruise International Awards

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is thrilled to announce it has won ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ and ‘Best Shore Excursions’ for its China cruise and tour programs at the Cruise International Awards.  The awards ceremony took place in the prestigious Soho House Hotel in London and saw Uniworld defeat some tough competition to win one of the most prestigious categories of the evening.The event marked the second year of the awards ceremony for Cruise International, which is perceived by the industry as the leading authority in the UK cruise publishing. Importantly, the fact that winners were voted by the cruise-going consumer, with over 20,000 votes being cast, is a tribute to the exceptional quality and service Uniworld offers its guests.Guy Young, President and CEO of Uniworld, states, “We are honored that Uniworld has been recognized by the readers of Cruise International magazine, the most discerning UK cruise-going audience. In particular, we are absolutely delighted to receive the ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ as this demonstrates our position as the world’s luxury leading river cruise line offering unparalleled accommodations, world-class fine dining, and the highest levels of hospitality our guests experience onboard our ships. This accolade, along with ‘Best Shore Excursions’ reflects our ongoing dedication to the hard work, passion, and commitment to excellence our entire staff embodies.”

Uniworld has a unique position as a genuine luxury boutique cruise line, sharing synergies and hallmarks with its sister company, the Red Carnation Hotels, an award-winning collection of five star luxury boutique hotels.  Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the hotel collection, and her passionate team, have worked side by side with Uniworld personally overseeing all the details, from the interior design and décor, to the outstanding cuisine, to the finer points in hospitality management, so nothing is ever left to chance.

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’sprestigious 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.

For more details, please visit uniworld.com or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises atfacebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/UniworldCruises

Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association


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