Uniworld Adds Exotic New Destination, India, and Luxury All-Suite Ship in 2016

DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection debuts their newest destination, India, in January 2016. Uniworld's newest itinerary, "India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges" takes guests on a 13-day journey that delves deeply into the spirit of the country, including seven nights onboard the 56-passenger, all-suite Ganges Voyager II and five nights onshore at three award-winning Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.

Guests experience the delicate juxtaposition of New Delhi, where the ruins of medieval bazaars are scattered between shopping malls and magnificent museums. No visit to India would be complete without a tour of the Taj Mahal, India's most iconic monument of love, and Uniworld guests visit this marble masterpiece twice - witnessing its majesty at both sunrise and sunset. Jaipur's sprawling City Palace, Mother Theresa's tomb and former home in Kolkata, an enormous Verdic temple in Mayapur, and five UNESCO sites are just a sampling of the architectural and spiritually significant marvels Uniworld guests visit on this captivating and enlightening journey.

"We are incredibly excited about our new India product as well as our new all-suite luxury ship," said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. "Uniworld takes great pride in offering our clients a well-diversified global portfolio, and as we expand our Asia programs we are careful to highlight the exotic wonders of each destinations while featuring celebrated five-star hotels and our collection of authentic boutique ships. We introduce our guests to both world-class treasures and local hidden gems, which means even the most well-traveled guest experiences each destination like never before."

The new Ganges Voyager II has a maximum capacity of 56 guests. The all-suite ship features the one-of-a-kind Maharaja Suite, (400 sq. ft.), two Viceroy Suites (360 sq. ft.), two Heritage Suites (280 sq. ft.), and 20 Standard Suites (261 sq. ft.). Comforts and convenience abound with French balconies, cozy sitting areas, and flat-screen televisions. Roomy bathrooms have rain showers, robes, slippers, and Molton Brown bath products. Guests staying in the Maharaja and Viceroy Suites will enjoy daily butler service, laundry service, and one complimentary spa treatment per person. Guest staying in the Maharaja Suite will be treated to additional amenities, including in-suite dining and scented baths in the in-suite deep-soaker tub. Public areas include the Governor's Lounge with onboard entertainment and cultural events, the observation deck with 360-degree views, a spa and fitness center, and the East India Restaurant with menus featuring both Indian-inspired cuisine and Western favorites.

Uniworld's new India itinerary is guaranteed to create a lifetime of cherished memories, and couples who book and pay in full by June 30, 2015 can save up to $1,000.

For more details, please visit uniworld.com. Join Uniworld's social media community at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises using the hashtag #ExploreUniworld.

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

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