Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will return to service following a voluntary cruise pause from 20 June, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship, S.S. La Venezia in Italy.
Cruises will restart in France shortly after, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage commencing from 27 June, S.S. Joie de Vivre from 4 July, and S.S. Catherine on 11 July.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment and are beyond thrilled to be back on the rivers, welcoming back our loyal guests on four of our most beautiful Super Ships this summer,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld.
“Our guests are like family to us, and their safety is our main priority, which is why we’re taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure they’re comfortable when they’re ready to explore the rivers with us again.”
Uniworld’s Milan, Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy itinerary, commencing 18 June 2021 in Milan, will be the line’s first cruise since the pandemic began. Guests will spend two days in Milan before traveling to Venice where they’ll board the completely reimagined S.S. La Venezia.
Inspired by the work of celebrated Italian artist and textile designer Mariano Fortuny, this floating boutique hotel will feature the signature touches the company’s ships are known for – more suites, more dining areas with space for social distancing, and more luxurious finishes, while maintaining their high crew to guest ratio.
“Restarting these itineraries is just the first step in getting all of our ships back on the rivers this year,” adds Bettridge.
“We have a lot to look forward to with the debut of the all-new S.S. Sphinx launching in Egypt September 25, and we’ll also begin sailing the Peruvian Amazon Septemeber 1 with two new itineraries aboard the Aria Amazon.
Bettridge added, “Demand for river cruising is at an all-time high and the support and excitement we are receiving from both new and old guests is outstanding.”
Uniworld’s full relaunch program can be accessed here.