Uniworld Named Preferred Partner for Virtuoso

Delray Beach, Florida, UNITED STATES

DELRAY BEACH, FL, June 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announced today an exciting new partnership with Virtuoso's luxury travel network. Uniworld is the first cruise company to be added to Virtuoso's network in nearly five years, which highlights the continued growth of the river cruising industry and the great match between these two luxury brands.

"Uniworld offers a differentiated product among river cruises, with the inclusive nature of their offerings and the design and décor of their ships," said Matthew Upchurch, Chairman & CEO, Virtuoso. "I believe this is a powerful addition to Virtuoso's portfolio of preferred cruise suppliers and answers a clear demand from our members."

As the world's only authentic boutique river cruise line, Uniworld's unique and award-winning itineraries include the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry and the most luxurious riverview staterooms and suites.

"We are extremely honored to be partnering with Virtuoso, whose travel counselors have built a reputation of delivering outstanding personalized service for their clients. This matches up very well with our own approach to service," said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. "We are pleased to offer members an assortment of exclusive opportunities, including competitive commission levels and Voyager Club on select sailings."

For more details, please visit uniworld.com. Join Uniworld's social media community at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises using the hashtag #ExploreUniworld.

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection --the world's only authentic boutique cruise line™--features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt--a total of 22 rivers in 26 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts:

  • Listed among the "World's Best River Cruises" by Travel + Leisure, and recognized for "World's Best Service" in the River Cruise category
  • Seven ships listed among Travel + Leisure's "Top 20 River Ships," with River Countess rated highest of all cruise ships (river & ocean)
  • Included on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for seven years (2008 - 2014)
  • Top 3 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler's "Top Ten Cruise Lines" (river & ocean)
  • Top 4 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards for "Top Cruise Lines" (2014)
  • Named "Best Luxury River Cruise Line" by Cruise International (2012 - 2014)
  • Named "Best Culinary Cruise Line" by readers of SAVEUR (2014)

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