Riverboat cruise company receives award for service from Travel & Leisure
Posted on Friday 18 May 2012
in Austria, China, Germany
By Sophia Choice
One of the leading river cruise organisations in the world was just award top accolades by Travel & Leisure Magazine. The Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection was honoured as the number one business for tourism customer service, voted by readers worldwide.
New Zealanders who love to take cruises on their holiday and are looking to experience something different could consider a trip on a river boat. These vessels tend to be smaller and provide guests with a more intimate travel experience, often without sacrificing style or amenities. These types of luxury travel excursions can be taken all over the world, depending on a tourist's specific tastes and preferences.
"I am so proud that our outstanding service has again been acknowledged," said Guy Young, President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, as quoted by TravMedia. "We are truly honoured, as this accolade further supports that we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide our guests with a five-star river cruise experience on board the finest river cruise ships in the world."
The award was given based on Uniworld's superior staff, top-notch culinary offerings and personal attention to detail during off-ship activities and while on board any of its 16 vessels.
Each of the Uniworld ships can accommodate up to 130 passengers and journeys to destinations such as Egypt, Russia, Vietnam, China and throughout Europe. They host thousands of passengers every year on more than 500 various cruises that cover 20 different countries.
For instance, Kiwis could stay a couple of nights in one of the stylish Vienna hotels in Austria, and then take a river cruise along the Danube into Germany. According to the Uniworld website, typical trips take up to eight days and pass through various landmarks, cities and tourism hotspots easily reached by boat on this long waterway. Travellers can see the Bavarian forest in Deggendorf or try a walking tour through the medieval town of Regensburg on their land tours. Back on the ship, guests can indulge in a variety of services and features, including massive dining areas with fireplaces, fitness centres, large viewing windows and cozy lounges. Some of the more deluxe ships will have movie theatres and pools on board as well.
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