Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has walked away with the first-place award for Top River Cruise Lines for Families in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 “World’s Best Awards,” as featured in the long-running magazine’s November 2013 issue. That alone would be worth bragging rights, but this marks the third consecutive year that Uniworld has been awarded the prestigious ranking.
“We are very pleased to be named the top river cruise line for families,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “We constantly strive to give our guests the best possible vacation experience on our ships, and it is gratifying to know that our standards of excellence and the extra lengths we go for families continue to be recognized by our guests and the readers of Travel + Leisure.”
The line has striven to continually provide itineraries and sailings suitable for multi-generational families, recognizing that everyone from grandparents to parents to children can benefit from the educational experience that defines river cruising.<p >Uniworld features special programs both onboard and ashore that are geared to families of all ages – all of which have been designed around standard school vacation periods. The line even has special pricing available for cruisers aged 4 to 18, who travel at half of the normal adult cruise fare when they are accompanied by an adult.
Of special note to families, the line’s Paris & Normandy itineraries will feature a specially designed “Kids View” of Paris, while kids of all ages will no doubt enjoy the visit to one of the most comprehensive toy museums in all of Europe on Uniworld’s Classic Christmas Markets journeys.
In 2014, the line will also introduce specialized multi-generational family programs to its popular Castles Along the Rhine itinerary that takes guests from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands or reverse.
“Uniworld never rests on our laurels,” said Young. “We are dedicated to providing our guests with a luxury and worry-free experience, and as such, we offer the most uniquely and elegantly appointed ships, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio on the rivers to always ensure we are delivering on our commitment of excellence.”
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