Uniworld's Asia 2016 Boutique River Cruises and Journeys Open for Booking with New Destination and New Luxury All-Suite Ship

DELRAY BEACH, FL, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announces 2016 Asia cruises and journeys are open for booking. Debuting in January 2016 will be Uniworld's newest destination, India. Guests traveling to India with Uniworld will be treated to a new luxury all-suite ship, Ganges Voyager ll, and will stay at the award-winning Oberoi Hotels & Resorts while visiting New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. All of Uniworld's Asia programs, including China and Vietnam and Cambodia, feature five-star luxury hotels and ships designed with guests' ultimate comfort in mind.

"We are incredibly excited about our product offering in Asia, especially announcing our newest destination, India, and our new all-suite luxury ship. Uniworld wants to continue to offer our clients a well-diversified portfolio of product offerings throughout the world, and we want to deliver to our guests the very best accommodations and amenities these regions have to offer," said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. "All three of our Asian programs--India, China, and Vietnam and Cambodia--are absolutely fascinating places to visit, with experiences and sights to entice even the most well-traveled guest."

Uniworld's newest cruise and journey, the 13-day "India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges," includes seven nights onboard the most luxurious river cruise ship sailing the Ganges River--the all-suite 56-passenger Ganges Voyager II--and five nights onshore at three award-wining Oberoi Hotels & Resorts properties: The Oberoi, New Delhi; the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; and the Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. Guests on this itinerary will visit India's Taj Mahal, Mother Teresa's tomb and former home, an enormous Vedic temple in Mayapur, five UNESCO sites, and much more.

In China, travelers can delve into the country's millennia-old culture on one of Uniworld's four enticing river cruises and journeys. From the most iconic sites of Beijing, Xian, and Tibet, to the ethereal landscapes of Guilin, Suzhou, and the Yangtze, Uniworld guests will be treated to unsurpassed luxury and style. Uniworld uses only five-star luxury hotels onshore, including the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai and The Ritz Carlton Beijing. Onboard, guests will stay in Uniworld Signature Suites with exclusive VIP benefits available only to Uniworld guests.

Adventurous souls looking to explore distant corners of the world can indulge their cultural curiosity with Uniworld's 15-day "Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong." Guests spend seven nights onboard the intimate River Orchid, which boasts just 30 staterooms and carries no more than 60 guests, assuring more personalized service and small-group excursions. Onshore, guests stay at five-star luxury properties, including the Park Hyatt Saigon. From Vietnam's bustling cities of Saigon and Hanoi to Cambodia's Phnom Penh and Siem Reap--gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat--Uniworld guests will experience the genuine warmth, cheerful hospitality, and resilient nature of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people. Travelers will also discover two ways of life joined by one mighty river, the Mekong.

Whether you've already traveled through Asia or are contemplating your very first visit, Uniworld's river cruises and journeys will leave a lasting impression, as each itinerary is designed to take travelers to the world-class treasures and hidden gems these regions offer in incomparable luxury. And for those couples booking and paying in full at the time of reservation by June 30, 2015, they can save up to $1,200.

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.

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