December 2012
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Uniworld Named 2012 “Best River Cruise Line”
In Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is pleased to announce they have been named the 2012 “Best River Cruise Line” inCruise Critic’s Annual Editors’ Picks Awards. Showcasing the best of the best in cruise travel, the 2012 awards were hand-picked by Cruise Critic’s editorial staff, both US and UK, experts in the field, who’ve collectively spent thousands of days cruising, and who feel these cruise lines best represent excellence in each designated categories. According toCruise Critic, “Uniworld draws on the expertise of up-market sister company, Red Carnation Hotels when it comes to training and inspiring its onboard crew, resulting in excellent service, but what really sets this river line apart is its lavish décor, superb cuisine, interesting assortment of themed tours in addition to the innovative ship designs.”


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“We are very honored to receive this award from the Editors of Cruise Critic. Our commitment is to provide a complete experience for our guests, which includes the most luxurious ships, the highest level of service, world-class cuisine, and extraordinary shore excursions. This is extremely rewarding for our staff who work so hard to deliver a wonderful experience to our guests,” states Guy Young, President of Uniworld.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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