DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will launch their newest luxury river cruise ship, the Ganges Voyager II, in January 2016. This 56-passenger, all-suite vessel will sail India’s exotic Ganges River on Uniworld’s newest itinerary, the 13-day “India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges,” featuring a seven night cruise and five nights in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Highlights include Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb, the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Jaipur’s City Palace, Mother Theresa’s home and tomb in Kolkata, Verdic temple in Mayapur, and Kalna’s Rajbari Temples.
“We are extremely proud of our new all-suite ship and excited about the debut of our India product,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “Our commitment to expanding our product offerings ensures we can provide our guests with a diverse global portfolio highlighting the most spectacular aspects of each destination, including both world-class treasures and local hidden gems.”
The ship’s spacious, high-ceilinged suites provide all the comforts of a five-star hotel, each offering beautiful hand-painted murals, cozy sitting areas and French balconies with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Plush beds are dressed in soft linens with customizable pillow options and marble bathrooms boast rain showers, robes, slippers, and spa-quality Molten Brown bath products. Other high-end amenities include flat-screen televisions with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, and a generous amount of closet space and under-bed storage.
The crowning jewel of the Ganges Voyager II is the one-of-a-kind Maharaja Suite, encompassing 400 sq. ft. of pure opulence. The all-suite ship also features two Viceroy Suites (360 sq. ft.), two Heritage Suites (280 sq. ft.), and 20 Standard Suites (261 sq. ft.) Guests staying in the Maharaja Suite are treated to additional amenities, including in-suite dining and scented baths in the suite’s deep-soaker tub. Viceroy Suite guests enjoy daily butler service, laundry service, and one complimentary spa treatment per person. Public areas include the observation deck, providing 360-degree views; the Governor’s Lounge, which frequently features onboard entertainment and cultural events; a spa and fitness center; and the East India Restaurant, offering an extensive menu of both Indian-inspired cuisine and Western favorites.
About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection–the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™–features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt–a total of 22 rivers in 26 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts:
- Listed among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure, and recognized for “World’s Best Service” in the River Cruise category
- Seven ships listed among Travel + Leisure‘s “Top 20 River Ships,” with River Countess rated highest of all cruise ships (river & ocean)
- Included on Condé Nast Traveler‘s Gold List for seven years (2008 – 2014)
- Top 3 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler‘s “Top Ten Cruise Lines” (river & ocean)
- Top 4 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler‘s Readers’ Choice Awards for “Top Cruise Lines” (2014)
- Named “Best Luxury River Cruise Line” by Cruise International (2012 – 2014)
- Named “Best Culinary Cruise Line” by readers of SAVEUR (2014)
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