Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection recently unveiled its new 2014 Europe and Russia brochure – and the line has some noteworthy additions planned for the coming cruise year.
In 2014, Uniworld will take delivery of the much-awaited sister to the line’s highly successful S.S. Antoinette, the S.S. Catherine. But Uniworld’s latest-and-greatest won’t simply be a carbon-copy of her earlier sister.
The S.S. Catherine will sport a slightly modified exterior profile, with swooping architectural elements on her bow and stern. On the Sun Deck, the S.S. Antoinette’s L’Orangerie Sky Lounge and Bar du Leopard are gone, replaced instead with more open deck space viewing opportunities.
Changes are also coming to the stern. Bar du Leopard has moved down a deck to Camaruge Deck, and the signature indoor swimming pool that made waves (no pun intended) on S.S. Antoinette has been relocated to the port side of the S.S. Catherine.
On the bow, room has been made forward of the Van Gogh Lounge for an indoor/outdoor terrace known as the Matisse Terrace, giving guests additional venue options in any weather condition.
In addition, the line has also created a special Category 5 stateroom on Saint Remy Deck (#214) suitable for solo cruisers.
Next year also marks the debut of Uniworld’s first sailings through France’s acclaimed Bordeaux region. Guy Young, Uniworld’s President, remarked: “We have added one of the most beautiful regions of the world to our 2014 sailings, with two outstanding itineraries. We are also very proud that Uniworld will expand its services and amenities on all Uniworld European boutique river cruises to include unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, and bottled water, and all gratuities for all onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.”
Guests wanting to experience this region will find plenty to enjoy about the line’s two unique itinerary offerings: an eight-day Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux voyage, and a longer, 15-day Portrait of Majestic France itinerary.
Together, they will carry guests along the three rivers of the Aquitaine – the Garonne, the Gironde, and the Dordogne. Travelers will also get to experience the famous Medoc wine route along with a journey to Saint-Emilion, the oldest wine producing region in Bordeaux and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All of Uniworld’s 2014 European itineraries will include experiences designed to create more authentic and personalized travel experiences ashore. This is done through the line’s “Choice is Yours” excursion options that emphasise flexibility, or their “Do as the Locals” and exclusive “Village Days” shore excursions.
More information can be found by viewing our complete Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection profile here on River Cruise Advisor.