Uniworld Boutique River Cruises announces its second annual Rivers of the World cruise for 2024. The 55-day itinerary departs on October 3, 2024, from Lima, Peru, and will take 68 guests on a once-in-a-lifetime journey spanning – three continents, 10 countries, and four luxurious Super Ships, including new-to-Uniworld destinations, special surprises, and exclusive experiences.
“Back by popular demand, we’re thrilled to debut our second Rivers of the World cruise for 2024” said Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. “Our guests are not only planning to travel more, but they are seeking longer trip durations that can cross off multiple bucket list destinations in one trip. That’s why we’re excited to announce this new sailing with an even longer, farther-reaching itinerary, bringing our guests across South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia for the ultimate action-packed luxury journey.”
The trip begins in the Peruvian Amazon with a celebratory beach kick-off party and a stay at the renowned Country Club Lima Hotel, followed by a weeklong cruise aboard one of the two river ships, the Aria Amazon or Aqua Nera. Guests will continue with a land stay at the Tambo del Inka Hotel in the Sacred Valley while they visit Cusco and Machu Picchu. Then, two Rivers of the World-exclusive hotel stays will complete the South America trip portion: first at Belmond’s Hotel del Cataratas to visit Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, then, a night at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. Continuing the itinerary, the group flies to Amsterdam to cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers on board the S.S. Beatrice. Here, they’ll travel through four countries over 16 days, getting a taste of Central Europe’s varied delights and along the way, an exclusive Private Mozart & Strauss Concert in Austria. Next, guests will head to France and board the S.S. Catherine for seven nights, indulging in the fine wine and cuisines throughout Burgundy and Provence, along with an immersive art and music experience at Carrières des Lumières.
To cap off the action-packed expedition, guests jet off to Hanoi in Southeast Asia staying at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Here, the adventures commence with an overnight cruise in UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay, home to 1,600 astonishing islands and limestone pillars. Guests will have exclusive access to Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and are treated to a candlelight dinner at the Kravan Temple built in the 10th century during the reign of Harshavarman I, before embarking on Uniworld’s Super Ship, the Mekong Jewel, to experience the splendour of the Mekong River. The fourth and final cruise will disembark in My Tho, where guests will transfer to The Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City for their final land stay and a grand finale gala dinner event at the stylish rooftop Chill Skybar where spectacular view of the Saigon skyline awaits.
The Rivers of the World itinerary is all-inclusive; including onboard dining, unlimited premium wine, beer and spirits, Wi-Fi, excursions, scheduled airport transfers, onboard gratuities and flights between cruise segments. The cruise also features a dedicated Traveling Concierge who will accompany guests for the entire journey to assist with all needs. Guests will set sail aboard four unique Super Ships, each a distinctive floating boutique hotel designed to reflect the destinations in which they sail.