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U by Uniworld back for 2019 PLUS Camping on the Top Deck!

U by Uniworld river cruise line is back for 2019, and expanding!

U by Uniworld’s inaugural 2018 season was a success.  And they have awards to prove it!

They’re back in 2019 on the Seine, Main, Rhine and Danube rivers.  

There’s a new itinerary for 2019 and it’s the “Northern France at a Glance” on the Seine River.

This cruise starts on a Sunday in Paris but returns back to Paris on Friday so that you get Friday and Saturday day and night in the city of lights.  

This itinerary will be in demand as 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  Lot’s of river cruise lines have sold out many of their Seine cruises. If not sold out, there’s limited availability.

U by Uniworld visits some amazing iconic cities and small villages.  But they’re also about having fun on board.

So they’re bringing back the Painting & Wine, Silent Disco, Mixology Classes and Yoga on the Top Deck.  They’ll be adding a rooftop BBQ, Karaoke, Giant Board Games, Themed Parties, Romance Packages, and much more!

  

And in my opinion, one of the coolest new things they’re going to be doing is Rooftop Camping.  You’ll spend the night under the stars with a nightcap and a breakfast picnic in the morning for 2!  How awesome is that?

In 2020 they’ll be adding a 3rd ship sailing on the Mekong river.  Stay tuned for information on that.

If any of that sounds fun to you, well then, U by Uniworld is perfect option for you!

If you have any questions about the le laperouse or the cruise line Ponant, please feel free to call us or send us a message here.

Uniworld River Cruises new Super Ship – Bon Voyage

Uniworld River Cruises converting the River Royale to a super ship!

The River Royale currently sails the Bordeaux region in France.  The ship will be renamed the S.S. Bon Voyage and will be launching next April 2019.

The Bordeaux region is a fantastic region to cruise if you’re a food and wine lover.  Food and beverage will be a main focal point in the transformation of the river ship.

In addition to the main dining area, there’s a new bistro inspired by the restaurant Bouillon Pigalle in Paris added at the bow of the ship.  

The top deck will be redesigned to include a swimming pool and lounge area.

Four new gorgeous suites will be introduced for those looking for larger river ship staterooms. All bathrooms on board will be redone in marble.

There will be less guests on this ship while Uniworld is increasing the number of crew members for a higher crew-to-guest ratio.  Uniworld already offers some of the best service on the rivers and it looks like it could even get better. Oh, and don’t forget that Uniworld is one of the limited number of river cruise lines that includes room service in all their staterooms.  

Uniworld is a boutique river cruise line that’s Ultra-Luxury and All-Inclusive!

Call us or submit a question here if you have any questions about the ship or the itineraries that this new river ship will be sailing on.

Exciting new explorer ship with underwater observation lounge joining Ponant fleet

Ponant is coming out with a brand new explorer class ship this month, the Le Laperouse.  

Ponant is a small ship luxury cruise line with a French touch.  They offer cultural and relaxation cruises all over the world, including expedition sailings to some of the most remote locations including the Arctic & Antarctic.

The Le Laperouse is the first of 6 Explorer Class expedition ships that Ponant will be introducing to it’s fleet.  Named after French explorer Jean-Francois de La Perouse, Ponant is the only cruise line that flies the French flag.  

The ship is able to sail to the Polar Regions as well as all over the world.  The le laperouse gets you to places that larger ships cannot.

Expedition sailings don’t just mean the polar regions.  You’ll be able to take an expedition type cruise through tropical regions as well.  And you’ll see it in a totally different way.

Sailing on the Le Laperouse is like sailing on your own “private yacht” with only 92 staterooms.  All with private balconies. Rooms range from 205 sq ft for the Deluxe Staterooms to 485 sq ft. for the Owners Suite.

There are 2 restaurants on board featuring French-inspired cuisine.  Ponant has partnered with world-renowned superchef Alain Ducasse to add liveliness to its culinary offerings.

Prepare for spectacular service as there are 110 crew members on each sailing.

The interior of the ship is elegant in design with many areas that open to the outdoors.

Certified “clean ship” with zero impact wastewater treatment, and low emission engines.

A unique feature of the ship is a multi-sensorial underwater lounge called the Blue Eye.  Located beneath the water line, here you’ll be able to lounge while seeing and hearing the passing marine life.  This is a world’s first and it looks totally amazing!

There’s an infinity pool at the back of the ship with a multi use Modulable marina which can be used for sunbathing, a water sports platform, or other uses.

This is 5 star luxury expedition sailing to all corners of the world.

If you have any questions about the le laperouse or the cruise line Ponant, please feel free to call us or send us a message here.

Reservations are open for the all new ultra luxury Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

Every year there are new cruise lines and new ships entering the cruise industry.  Well, there’s a special one that’s debuting in February 2020… This new cruise line has a history of having some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts around the world.  Superior accommodations, extraordinary service and luxurious amenities are some of the things that make the Ritz Carlton among the most successful and very best in the world.

Ritz Carlton is introducing their brand new Yacht Collection which debuts in February 2020 from Fort Lauderdale.  The debut is not just any ordinary week in February, it’s the weekend of the BIG GAME. Super Bowl LIV (54) will be hosted in Miami and you can catch the big game while on your super luxurious Ritz Carlton cruise.  

Reservations have just recently opened for 2020 and voyages will kick off with a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on February 1, 2020 on a 5 night round trip cruise.  The Super Bowl in Miami is being played on February 2. You can get some tickets and head to the big game, watch it somewhere in town, or watch it in the comfort of your luxury yacht.  After the game, the yacht will take off towards the Caribbean.

The inaugural season will include:

  • Caribbean sailings from February 1 till March 21, 2020 (Four 7 night sailings)
  • Mediterranean Sailings starting on March 28, 2020 when it sails the Barbados to Lisbon Transatlantic on a 12 night cruise.  This is followed by 11 Mediterranean sailings ranging from 7 to 11 nights up till July 4, 2020.
  • Northern Europe starting on July 5, 2020 when it sails on a 9 night Bordeaux to London voyage.  This is followed by 8 sailings ranging from 7 to 14 night. On September 12 the 14 night cruise departs Reykjavik to Canada arriving on September 26.
  • Canada & New England – September 26 to Oct 27 for 4 sailings and the 4th one is Boston to Nassau
  • Back to the Caribbean on November 6, 2020 for 7 sailings till end of year.

The Ritz Carlton yacht Collection is all about comfort and luxury:

  • The yacht will accomodate just 298 guests and have the feel of a Ritz Carlton property, spacious and residential.
  • The signature Ritz personalized service that is among the very best in the world.
  • Five unique dining experiences including a restaurant from Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg
  • Spacious ocean view suites with luxury amenities and your own private terrace.  
  • Onboard spa oasis
  • Direct access to the ocean right from the marina style platform at the back of the yacht.
  • Five themed excursion categories for your choice of land tours including options that can be curated just for you.

Cruising with Ritz Carlton is the ultimate in luxury travel.  They have super high standard for service & amenities and there is no doubt that this will translate to their new cruise line.

Reservations are now open and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us or send any questions here.


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Tauck new itinerary on the Rhine River with Oktoberfest

Tauck is introducing a new Rhine itinerary that coincides with the German beer festival, Oktoberfest.

The Rhine River is Europe’s most captivating rivers. It’s medieval churches & castles, hillside vineyards, and storybook villages.

Oktoberfest is a celebration of the Bavarian culture. And with this celebration, pints and pints and pints of BEER are drunk!

Fun fact about Oktoberfest – it began on October 12, 1810 as a celebration when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The wedding was celebrated with a few days of drinking. Oktoberfest was born!

 

Tauck has 2 departures in September 2019. It’s a 10 day trip which combines a 7 night cruise on the Rhine River with a 2 night stay in Munich – to celebrate Oktoberfest in the heart of it all!

The Itinerary Features:

  • Start in Amsterdam and their charming windmills and canals.
  • Sail upstream to Old Town Dusseldorf – a city with a thriving fashion and art scene
  • Continue on the Middle Rhine – also knows as the Romantic Rhine – you’ll pass countless castles and fortresses standing watch over the river.
  • A day in Old Town Heidelberg and the ruins of the castleExplore Frances Alsace countryside – with German and French influences. it’s a picturesque countryside dotted with vineyards and historic wine villages.
  • Arrive in Basel and visit Mt. Pilatus and lake side city of Lucerne

On day 8 you’ll have a brief visit in Lake Konstanz before you head to Munich for the 2 night Oktoberfest festivities.

For those seeking a truly luxurious and All Inclusive river cruise, Tauck is the perfect option for you. They are the premier river cruise line.

What’s included in your price?

Well that’s easy. We don’t have to go over a list of items that are included and the ones that are extra. They include every expense in their upfront price. There are no options sold EVER. And there’s no skimping.

Tauck is truly one of the best on the rivers. More than half of Tauck river cruisers take another Tauck journey within 3 years!

The Autumn Along the Rhine… Munich’s Oktoberfest itinerary has only 2 departures and some category rooms are selling fast so don’t wait!

Call us at 305-814-8184 or write us here with any questions.