During the 80s, I was fortunate to take a river cruise. However, I’ve not experienced a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise yet. It is certainly on my list. They sound wonderful. The photo is from the deck overlooking Budapest. Experiencing this enchanting city from both sides of the Rhine is wonderful. However, I’m sure a cruise when you see the charm of the entire area is enchanting. When I researched the Uniworld website, the ships looked outstanding. If I ever experience it first hand I’ll let you know. But, I wanted to share this press release as it is quite impressive. So, if you are considering a cruise for 2011, check this out. Thank you Arnelle Kendall for sharing.

Condé Nast Traveler just announced their prestigious 2011 Gold List winners for the world’s finest hotels, resorts, and cruise lines, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises was included in the “World’s Top Cruise Lines” category. There is a total of thirteen cruise lines on the Gold List, with Uniworld being the only cruise line focusing 100% on river cruising. The Gold List is based on data collected from Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey by more than 25,000 of their readers.

“I am deeply honored that Uniworld has been recognized once again in Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List. For the last several years, we have been consistently included on this list, and this reaffirms our commitment to delivering the best river cruise experience possible to our guests,” states Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “I am also very proud to be included in a list of well respected cruise lines such as Crystal, Silversea, Seabourn, and Regents,” furthers Young.

For more information, please contact your Preferred Travel Professional. Call Uniworld at 800-733-7820 or visit www.uniworld.com.

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Los Angeles-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, is recognized in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Top Small Ship Cruise Lines, Condé Nast Traveler’sprestigious Gold List and their Readers’ Poll for Top 25 Small Ships and their Readers’ Choice Awards for World’s Top Small Ship Cruise Lines, Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Pick for Best River Cruise Line and Best New River Ship for the River Beatrice, Top 3 cruise line ranking in Zagat Survey® in the categories of Top Cabins and Top Dining, and is the only river cruise line represented in their cruise survey with the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxuriously appointed boutique cruise ships with an average capacity of 130 guests; expertly planned itineraries with custom-blended, included shore excursions; world-class, gourmet cuisine; and award-winning hospitality from an all-English speaking staff. The company offers over 500 departures on 39 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in 20 countries throughoutEuropeEgyptRussia and China.


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