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Uniworld's "Rivers of the World" cruise returns in 2024

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  •   01-09-2023  9:00 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Uniworld's "Rivers of the World" cruise returns in 2024
Uniworld's Mekong Jewel. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced its second annual Rivers of the World cruise for 2024. 

The 55-day itinerary departs on October 3, 2024, from Lima, Peru, and will take 68 guests on a journey spanning across three continents, 10 countries, and four luxurious Super Ships, including new-to-Uniworld destinations, special surprises and exclusive experiences.

“We’re thrilled to debut our second Rivers of the World sailing, back by popular demand, for 2024” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. “Our guests are not only planning to travel more, but they are seeking longer trip durations that can cross off bucket list destinations in one trip. That’s why we’re excited to be announcing this new sailing with an even longer, farther-reaching itinerary, bringing our guests across South America, Europe and Southeast Asia for the ultimate action-packed luxury journey.”

The trip begins in the Peruvian Amazon with a celebratory beach kick-off party and land stay at the Country Club Lima Hotel, followed by a weeklong cruise aboard one of the two river ships, the Aria Amazon or Aqua Nera

Guests will continue with a land stay at the Tambo del Inka Hotel in the Sacred Valley visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu

Then, two Rivers of the World-exclusive hotel stays will complete the South America trip portion: first at Belmond’s Hotel del Cataratas to visit Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, and a night at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro

Continuing the itinerary, the group flies to Amsterdam to cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers on board the S.S. Beatrice

Here, they’ll travel through four countries over 16 days, getting a taste of Central Europe along the way, including a Private Mozart & Strauss Concert in Austria

Next, guests will head to France and board the S.S. Catherine for seven nights, indulging in the fine wine and cuisines throughout Burgundy and Provence, along with an immersive art and music experience at Carrières des Lumières.

To cap off the expedition, guests will be off to Hanoi in Southeast Asia staying at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Here, the adventures will commence with an overnight cruise in UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay, to see some of the 1,600 islands and limestone pillars. 

Guests will have exclusive access to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and will be treated to a candlelight dinner at the Kravan Temple built in the 10th century during the reign of Harshavarman before embarking on Uniworld’s Super Ship, the Mekong Jewel, to experience the Mekong River. 

The fourth and final cruise will disembark in My Tho, where guests will then transfer to The Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City for their final land stay and grand finale gala dinner event at the stylish rooftop Chill Skybar with spectacular views of the Saigon skyline.

 The Rivers of the World itinerary is all-inclusive including onboard dining, unlimited premium wine, beer and spirits, Wi-Fi, excursions, scheduled airport transfers, onboard gratuities and flights between cruise segments. 

The sailing also features a dedicated Traveling Concierge that will accompany guests for the entire journey to assist with all needs. 

Guests will set sail aboard four unique Super Ships, each a distinctive floating boutique hotel designed to reflect the destinations in which they sail.

The cruise starts at US$49,399 per person and is open for bookings. To learn more, click here

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