Uniworld has made a name for itself with unique décor, all-inclusive luxury pricing, and well-run programs that travellers can trust, around the world. In 2020, the company (under the same umbrella as Red Carnation Hotels, if the charmingly strong style looks familiar) will launch its first itineraries on the Amazon. They will operate two itineraries: One is a 15-night journey, starting in Lima, including a 7-night river cruise from Iquitos, and a visit to Machu Picchu. The second is an 11-night journey, including just Lima and a 7 night river cruise. These itineraries will run on the Aria Amazon, a beautiful brand-new ship set to make her maiden voyage in September 2020. Bookings for these itineraries are set to open December 16, 2020.
It is important to note here that the Aria Amazon is actually a ship owned and operated by Aqua Expeditions, a well-established and premium river cruise line that has been delivering unforgettable experiences in the Peruvian Amazon for many years. What this means for the traveller is that they do not need to be nervous about this being Uniworld’s first year in a new destination; they are partnering with a team that knows the region extremely well, and have a great foundation. It is also important to note that the ship will take a break from Uniworld’s typically classical aesthetic. The Aria Amazon will be chic and sleek, contemporary with walls of glass, natural materials, and a clean and minimalistic finish.
For the traveller who prefers escorted tours, and package offerings that remove the stress of planning a custom adventure, this is sure to be an easy ace. For the traveller who prefers a little more flexibility in their itinerary, and customization of the elements included, they will find solace in the fact that they can book onto the Aria Amazon with Aqua Expeditions, and contact their travel advisor or a team of local specialists to build a uniquely tailored itinerary to match Uniworld’s offering, on a private rather than a group basis. Let’s face it – Country Club Lima hotel may be 5-star, but it is not the only fabulous offering in the city, and certainly not the right property for everyone.
It will be interesting to see how Uniworld Boutique River Cruises fares with their new expansion. For more details, bookings, or requests for privately-tailored itineraries, we hope to speak with you soon.