Uniworld Voted Travel + Leisure's "Top River Cruise Line for Families"

~ Uniworld claims top spot for fourth consecutive year and triples family programs in 2016 ~

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has earned recognition for a fourth year running as Travel + Leisure's "Top River Cruise Line for Families" in its coveted 2015 World's Best Awards. With 13 departures created specifically for families in 2016, Uniworld is leading the charge for the growing trend of multi-generational travel. Uniworld's commitment to delivering superior and innovative experiences is evident by its No. 1 ranking for the fourth year in a row with regards to its all-inclusive multi-generational family cruises.

"We are honored to be selected by Travel + Leisure readers as the top choice for families in the river cruise industry," said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. "Uniworld pioneered family river cruising in 2009 with the expansion of our superior cruise collection. The demand for multi-generational programs has since increased at an unprecedented rate, and we continue to expand upon the frequency and exclusive experiences offered on these itineraries. We are debuting new all-inclusive family departure itineraries in 2016."

Uniworld's all-inclusive multi-generational European cruises transform family vacations into eye-opening and world-expanding experiences. All programs are conveniently scheduled during summer and winter vacations, and young travelers between the ages of four and 18 receive 50 percent off when traveling with an adult. Uniworld offers a full range of included onshore excursions and onboard activities--some geared for children and others tailored for tweens and teens. Budding artists and artisans, adventure seekers, aspiring foodies, young scientists, the culturally curious, nature lovers, and sports enthusiasts will find something to love about Uniworld's authentic, one-of-a-kind family cruises.

From exciting onshore excursion options like "Christmas with Dinosaurs," "Lipizzaner stallions at Vienna's Spanish Riding School," and "gondola rowing on the Venetian canals," to onboard adventures including baking classes, language sessions and behind-the-scenes tours of the ship, Uniworld truly entertains cruisers of all ages. Uniworld offers all-inclusive cruising, with meals and unlimited beverages onboard, complimentary use of bicycles, a dedicated family ambassador, gratuities, complimentary Wi-Fi, a PlayStation®- or Wii®-equipped game room, and transfers on departure and arrival days, providing families the ideal, hassle-free, value-packed family vacation.

All-inclusive, family-friendly 2016 cruises and dates include "Castles along the Rhine," Basel to Amsterdam, July 13 and July 20; "Rhine Discovery & Prague," Basel to Prague, July 24; "Delightful Danube & Prague," Budapest to Prague, June 29 and July 4; "Danube Discovery & Prague," Prague to Vienna, July 29; "Grand European Discovery," Basel to Vienna, July 24; "Splendors of Italy," Milan to Rome, June 24, July 1, July 8, "Classic Christmas Markets," Frankfurt to Nuremberg, Dec. 12. 

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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