Whilst Uniworld offers a fully-inclusive cruise, there are certain additional elements you can choose to purchase whilst onboard to enhance your experience even further.
Dining onboard your Uniworld ship is a 5-star event at every meal and it’s all included within the price you pay. The world-class cuisine is made from only the freshest of ingredients which are all locally sourced from the destinations you will visit on your itinerary.
Uniworld also boasts a celebrity chef in Bea Tollman and her signature dishes found in the menus onboard reflect her culinary vision. This delicious homegrown cooking sets Uniworld apart and is further enhanced with the ‘farm to ship’ governing philosophy. It comes from their master chefs who create dishes with only the absolute best local produce and techniques. Meats and vegetables will be sourced within just a few miles of the port towns you visit and the food will all be prepared and cooked to your liking. Whilst on your ship this ability to dine locally will ensure you are even further immersed in the cultures found in the destinations of your trip.
If you wish to pursue more healthy culinary options whilst sailing, you will be pleased to know that Uniworld offers a ‘Travelling Lite’ menu with lower calorie dishes. There is also a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from if you prefer.
When it comes to drinks onboard, the locality of your destinations is also reflected even down to the cocktails on offer. These one-of-a-kind beverages are inspired by ports on the itinerary and can include delicious gems such as ‘The Sassy Bordeaux’ with a local aperitif forming the basis and enhanced with tarragon, citrus and gin.
The cruises you will enjoy on a Uniworld ship are often through some of the most highly-acclaimed wine regions of Europe and so it is only right that the wines served onboard reflect this. All the wine menus are put together by experienced sommeliers who curate them to reflect the local ports visited. These wines will all be included within the price of your Uniworld cruise too.
Beers can also be unique and discerning too and that’s exactly what Uniworld offers. Take your pick of some of the finest lagers, ales and stouts from small, specialist breweries which are again, all included in the price.
Uniworld offers a range of staterooms and suites and each category differs slight across its fleet. For voyages in Africa, Asia and South America, please enquire about the specifics of your ship. For European sailings, a guide to the suites and staterooms is below.
Most ships feature the following staterooms and suites with amenities which include:
Suites have a range of additional benefits including:
Suite (with French Balcony) options:
Your cruise with Uniworld can enable you to focus on wellness for both your body and mind thanks to their focus on this key area. They is a broad range of options to help you get (or stay) fit whilst on the ship but also ashore and there are even seasoned wellness experts onboard. They have an average of 10 years spent with Uniworld and continually improve their knowledge of the wellness world, keeping up-to-date with trends, training and philosophies.
You are able to start your day with a yoga class at sunrise or take other classes including TRX® suspension training. If you wish to enjoy your own work out, you can also use the equipment in the fitness centre onboard.
When your workout is complete, you can take some time out in the relaxing and rejuvenating spa and indulge in a treatment such as a facial or massage.
When it comes to cuisine, the healthier options found in the ‘Traveling Lite’ menu allow you to enjoy all the taste of a delicious meal with fewer calories. There are also vegan and vegetarian options to choose from should you so desire.
Whilst ashore, the range of ‘Let’s Go’ excursions on offer allows you to exercise whilst seeing the destinations on your itinerary. Take part in a guided walk or hike, or even choose cycling, kayaking and golking1 If you’d rather explore alone but wish to remain active, you can borrow one of the bicycles found onboard or use the Nordic walking sticks which are available.
Uniworld put so much energy into their cruise itineraries in order that their guests will get the most out of them and this is showcased perfectly in the time you spend offshore. There is a huge range of shore excursions included within the price of your cruise enabling you to see the highlights of the stunning destinations you visit. Should you wish to indulge a little further, you can take part in some optional ones too.
The excursions offered will immerse you in authentic, local culture and the sights of the places you visit. You will sample local delicacies and see the history of the regions and even enjoy artisanal experiences. Examples of excursions include:
You can also enjoy a ‘Private Experience’ on your Uniworld cruise. Again included in the price, these are once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as visiting a museum when it is quiet or perhaps a tour of a famous landmark out-of-ours. These will be private just for Uniworld guests.
With regards entertainment, dependent on your itinerary, you can expect talented local performers to venture onboard and will occasionally provide some after-dinner shows. You will enjoy performances of music, dance and traditional arts.
There are also other activities to occupy your time whilst you sail, from the full range of wellness activities, to reclining on the sun deck, to reading in the library and even shopping in the boutique.
Enrichment both onboard and onshore add an extra element to your holiday – you can expect immersion in the destinations you’ll be visiting. In addition to the performances of an evening, there might also be a demonstration of local crafts. Whilst you sail the waterways, you can also recline and enjoy commentary about the landscapes and points of interest which are passing you by as well as Signature Lectures delivered by an expert. There might also be language and regional cooking lessons too.
Certain excursions enrich your cruise too, such as the ‘Masterpiece Collection’. These are available for an additional cost and will see you tasting cheese with an affineur in Rüdesheim or perhaps even braving a sidecar to tour the streets of Bordeaux.
And if you’re looking for even more still, use the Curated Services to arrange an extraordinary and totally private experience. You can have a car or guide and each one is fully customisable to ensure it is a very special moment.
Uniworld is dedicated to sustainable travel and take part in a variety of initiatives in order to improve the impact on the world. These include the clean water programme which was introduced over ten years ago and a partnership with the TreadRight Foundation to better preserve the communities and environments visited. Working in partnership the TreadRight Foundation has led Uniworld to engage in a whole range of activities across the globe to better the lives of those less privileged.
Uniworld is also working to ban single-use plastics on their ships to better protect the environments and particularly the oceans of the world.