Travel + Leisure Awards Uniworld’s River Countess the Highest Score of All Ships, Both River and Ocean, in “World’s Best”


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Travel + Leisure Awards Uniworld’s River Countess the Highest Score of All Ships, Both River and Ocean, in “World’s Best”

 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is proud to announce that seven of their luxury boutique river cruise ships were listed in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards for “Top 20 River Cruise Ships” with the River Countess landing the number one spot with the highest score of all cruise ships, both river and ocean. Using a scale of 100, River Countess scored 95.83 for the “Top River Ships” category.In addition to the River Countess receiving the number one spot, six additional Uniworld ships placed in the top 20. The other Uniworld ships named in the top 20 were River Queen (3) with 95.14; River Ambassador (4) with 95.00; S.S. Antoinette (8) with 93.85; River Baroness (10) with 93.80; River Royale (17) with 92.59; and River Beatrice (18) with 92.44. The 18th annual Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards were just announced in their January edition and reflect the votes of thousands of their discerning readers who participated in the survey.“What a befitting way to mark our beautiful River Countess’ 2013 inaugural season, sailing the ‘Gems of Northern Italy and Venice’ with this top honor,” stated Guy Young, President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. “I am so very proud, not only did the River Countess earn the highest score of all cruise ships, river and ocean, we also have six other ships in Travel + Leisure’s ‘World Best’ Top 20 River Ships with scores over 92.”
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 + Leisure. 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 six consecutive years and in 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. 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 Critichandpicked 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.

Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association
About The TreadRight Foundation
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 .

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