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Uniworld's Queen of the Nile, River Tosca, Resumes Sailing Egypt's Legendary River

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Nov. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announces they will set sail once again on Egypt's great Nile River onboard the elegant, all-suite River Tosca commencing October 2015. Uniworld is one of several companies in The Travel Corporation family of brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, to bring back travel to Egypt. According to The Travel Corporation's CEO, Brett Tollman, "We are seeing a pent-up demand for the destination and are delighted to be able to elevate our support for this truly remarkable part of the world."

Uniworld will resume its first sailing on October 3, 2015 with "Splendors of Egypt & the Nile," a 12-day program starting and ending in Cairo. Guests will spend four nights at the luxurious Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza--recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the finest hotels--and they will spend seven nights onboard the elegant 82-passenger all-suite River Tosca--recognized by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism in 2012 as "Best Cruise Ship" out of nearly 300 cruise ships sailing the Nile River. "Egypt is one of the most awe-inspiring destinations that I have ever visited, and one that no culturally curious traveler will want to miss. I am delighted we are able to resume sailing the Nile and taking our guests to Egypt's most historic sites," states Guy Young, President of Uniworld.

From the moment guests arrive in Egypt, Uniworld's team of dedicated professionals will be on hand to take care of all guests' details. Egyptologist lead small group excursions to such culturally significant sites as the Temples of Karnak and Luxor; various monuments around Ancient Memphis, including the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; the Valley of the Kings; and the Temples of Horus, Hathor, and Hatshepsut.

Uniworld encourages travelers to book early for the greatest savings. For couples who pay-in-full at time of reservation before March 30, 2015, they can save $1,000 on Uniworld's "Splendors of Egypt & the Nile" boutique river cruise and journey.

For more details, please visit www.uniworld.com. Join Uniworld's social media community at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises.


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 29 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)
  • Name"Best Culinary Cruise Line" by readers of SAVEUR (2014)

About The TreadRight Foundation

At Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is proud to be active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.uniworld.com/giving-back to learn more.

TreadRight's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that defines each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.

CONTACT: Susan Chou Public Relations Coordinator Twitter: @Susan_TravCorp Susan.Chou@TravCorpUSA.com Arnelle Kendall Vice President of Public Relations Twitter: @ArnelleKendall akendall@uniworld.com The Travel Corporation USA 636 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 203 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.330.0850

Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection