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Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises
Uniworld River Cruises, SS Antoinette Exterior

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers a wide variety of expertly curated itineraries throughout Europe, Egypt, Asia and Peru. They took the world’s finest boutique hotels and made them float. Their luxurious ships host 120 guests. Uniworld cruises feature immersive shore excursions, gourmet cuisine, stunning ship decor, impeccable hospitality and all-inclusive amenities including gratuities, unlimited premium spirits and wines, and all scheduled airport transfers. Uniworld also offers itineraries pairing their river cruises with luxury overnight rail journeys around the world.


Select 2024 Single Supplements Waived

Thinking about exploring the world on your own? Book by May 31, 2024 to save big, with single supplements waived on select departures of Uniworld’s most popular 2024 itineraries. Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for details.

2024 Cruise Savings Up To $3,000

Save on a wide range of 2024 Uniworld river cruises when you book your select Europe, Egypt, Southeast Asia, India or Peru cruise by May 31, 2024. You can save up to $3,000 per person. Full payment is due at time of booking.  Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for details.

2025 Early Booking Savings

Save 10% when you book select 2025 river cruises by May 31, 2024. Full payment is due at time of booking.  Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for details.

2024 River Heritage Club Savings

River Heritage Club members save $500 on select voyages. River Heritage Club savings and amenities are available to Uniworld guests after completing their first Uniworld cruise. Exclusive savings are based on the cruise or cruise/tour-only price (including any upgrades and single supplement). Savings are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions.  Contact your Dimensions in Travel advisor for details.

Second Annual
October 3 to November 26, 2024
Lima to Ho Chi Minh City

Uniworld’s Rivers of the World Cruise is back in 2024 with an even longer, farther-reaching itinerary! This 55-day odyssey of a lifetime will span three continents and four luxurious ships, and take 68 adventurous travelers to top destinations as well as new-to-Uniworld locales. Across South America, Europe and Southeast Asia, you’ll discover a total of 10 countries, all in one trip. 

Lavender Collins

Found onboard the S.S. Catherine on Uniworld’s Burgundy & Provence itinerary, try this tasty take on a Tom Collins. Known by its scent as the herb of love, lavender flourishes in the Rhône Valley.


  • 1.35 fl oz gin
  • 0.85 fl oz lemon juice
  • 0.51 fl oz lavender syrup
  • Nontoxic lavender sprig
  • Soda water


Place gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a Collins glass over ice, top up with soda water and stir. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Uniworld River Cruises Let's Go Excursions

Carefully Curated
​Shore Excursions

The one thing more stunning than stepping onboard a Uniworld river boat is stepping off. Example included excursions are:
VILLAGE DAY: Get an in-depth look into the quaint destinations and the local people who bring them to life.
LET’S GO: Active excursions feature walking, cycling, kayaking and golfing.
DO AS THE LOCALS DO: Experience life like a local, from riding the subway, chef market walks or treats at a cafe.
NIGHTS OUT: Private after-hours tours of fun local nightlife.

Italy River Cruise

Begin your journey in stunning Milan and disembark in romantic Venice. These two legendary cities will bookend unforgettable experiences throughout the Veneto region. This ultimate Venetian vacation is perfected by one unique quality: your stay onboard Uniworld’s floating boutique hotel. 

Vietnam Virtual Event

Check out our virtual event recording with Uniworld on their Mekong River cruises aboard the Mekong Jewel. Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital still retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated, jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Douro River
​Cruising is back 

View our  Journey to Portugal virtual event hosted by Matthew Kohls with Uniworld. Board the all inclusive Sao Paulo river boat in historic Porto, then follow the Douro River past quaint villages, terraced vineyards and  dramatic landscapes of the Douro Valley. There’s a grand finish in Lisbon, the City of Seven Hills.

The Uniworld Story

 In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), an international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has more than 30 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties. 

The renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection was founded in the early 1980s by Beatrice Tollman, who has many years of experience as a chef, cookbook author, and hotelier in South Africa, Europe, and the US. The family-run business now spans four generations—including her husband Stanley and three children—and owns and operates 17 boutique properties in five countries. She began her career intending to become a teacher, though a school trip to Europe presented her with a different vision. It was then that her palate was first piqued, a hunger for fine cuisine was born, and an idea was sparked: to combine exquisite gastronomy with enchanting world travels. A few years later, Bea caught the eye of a distinguished South African hotelier, Stanley Tollman, a man with a heart for hospitality and a red carnation nestled in his lapel. They would later go on to build the world-renowned luxury brand, Red Carnation Hotels. But Bea had even bigger dreams, dreams on the water, which eventually leading her to acquire Uniworld River Cruises in 2004. 

Bea Tollman