Uniworld Recognized as Best River Cruise Line by Cruise Critic

Delray Beach, Florida, UNITED STATES

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection continues to add to their collection of very recent awards and accolades with the eighth annual Cruise Critic® Editors' Picks Awards. After reviewing the industry's most celebrated cruise products, ships and services, an international team of Cruise Critic editors named Uniworld the "Best Overall River Line." Cruise Critic also awarded Uniworld "Best New River Cruise Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa," and "Best Shore Excursions" in the river cruise category.

"I am extremely proud the editors of Cruise Critic recognized Uniworld as the ultimate best river cruise line," said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. "These awards are a testament to our hallmarks of nautical, hospitality and culinary expertise and highlight our efforts to build the world's most luxurious one-of-a-kind ships with the most comprehensive itineraries. This award supports the opinions of the Cruise Critic community of reviewers who have rated Uniworld as the top cruise line in the world--both ocean and river."

Uniworld's shared philosophy and connection to their sister company, the award-winning Red Carnation Hotels, means guests can expect the same legendary five-star hotel experience--only on the water. Every Uniworld ship--designed by the Red Carnation design team--is styled to be as inspiring as the destinations the ships sail, and their latest masterpiece, the S.S. Maria Theresa, reflects this. Uniworld has more onboard staff than any other river cruise line and controls all aspects of their nautical, hospitality and culinary programs. By doing this, Uniworld can ensure a consistently exceptional experience for every guest on every cruise.

"Our editors live and breathe cruising, sailing year-round and covering every aspect of the industry - from new ships and programs to updated amenities and features," explained Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic. "With so many wonderful cruise options available, it's never an easy list to narrow down, but these awards truly represent the lines that our experts have recognized as the best of the best.  This year we also highlight the top river cruise lines, reflecting the growth of this sector - in terms of both interest and options."

All of Uniworld's itineraries provide a broad range of onshore experiences with a high degree of personalization. "Choice is Yours," "Go Active," "Gentle Walking," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Exclusive Excursions" provide a wealth of options to please even the most well-traveled of guests, ensuring no journey is ever the same.

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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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