Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has introduced its first-ever Rivers of the World cruise that will encompass two continents, nine countries and five Super Ships.
The journey will depart Cairo, Egypt on 20 May 2023 and traverse parts of Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France and Spain before concluding in Lisbon, Portugal 46-nights later.
Rivers that will be explored on the itinerary include the Nile, Po, Venice Lagoon, Danube, Seine and the Douro.
“At Uniworld, we always have elevation at top of mind and strive to continuously take steps forward in fresh and exciting ways,” said Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
“We’re so proud to announce the inaugural ‘Rivers of the World’ itinerary; our longest and most action-packed sailing to date spanning nine countries aboard five of our world-class Super Ships. It’s an itinerary like none other and true vacation of a lifetime with surprises at every turn.”
The journey begins in Egypt, with a celebratory kick-off event and two-night land stay in Cairo, followed by a weeklong cruise aboard the brand new super ship S.S. Sphinx. Guests will then cross the Mediterranean Sea and fly into the Swiss Alps with two nights in Lugano, followed by two nights in Milan prior to boarding the new S.S. La Venezia for a weeklong cruise along the Venice Lagoon and Po River.
Next, guests will continue to Hungary and sail on the S.S. Maria Theresa from Budapest to Passau through the heart of the former Holy Roman Empire; board the S.S. Joie de Vivre in France and explore the best of Northern France along the Seine; and complete the itinerary in Portugal, beginning in Porto with a cruise aboard the S.S. Sao Gabriel through the Douro River Valley, followed by a three-night land stay in Lisbon and closing event.
Itinerary highlights include a visit to the temples of Abu Simbel in Cairo; exploring Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence during the reign of Maria Theresa in Vienna; experiencing the iconic Moulin Rouge in Paris; and a day in the Portuguese beach town of Cascais and the opulent town of Sintra.
The itinerary also features a dedicated Traveling Concierge that will accompany guests for the entire journey.
Uniworld’s new Rivers of the World cruise starts at $56,699 per person.