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Feeling royal on the river

Admittedly, “Boutique” isn’t a word you would normally use to describe a river cruise experience. But Kelowna’s Travel Time Inc. is doing its best to shift that perception, with Uniworld’s Boutique River Cruise Collection.

“This is a completely different kind of river cruise experience, and many travellers are taking notice of it,” says Brenda Sbrozzi, Travel Time’s business development manager.

River cruises are great for travellers who enjoy experiencing the heart of multiple cities, but prefer to unpack once. And for travellers who prefer staying at “boutique hotels,” Uniworld provides a similar experience on the rivers.

A sister company to the Red Carnation Hotel Group, each Uniworld ship is a work of art, designed to be as unique and inspiring as their destinations, often likened to castles rather than ships.

Once onboard, Uniworld’s passionate, dedicated and personalized service exceeds guest expectations. Combined with included airport transfers, gratuities, meals, unlimited beverages, carefully curated shore excursions and much more, Uniworld offers the most all-inclusive river cruise experience.

Their culinary experiences are rich, varied and interesting too. Working with the highest quality local ingredients, Uniworld chefs bring their “farm-to- table” philosophy to life, and when paired with local wines, guests are treated to mouth-watering epicurean journeys.

Uniworld’s river cruises also double as social clubs, providing dazzling environments for like-minded travellers. Recently, some new programs have joined Uniworld’s Themed Cruise options.

U by Uniworld is a fresh approach to cruising for ages 21- 45. Whether you’re a culture buff, adventurer, solo flyer or romantic, U by Uniworld provides new options for those with a passion for exploring and authentic adventures.

For families, the Generations program provides boatloads of fun including onboard activities, special family excursions and amenities designed to keep the whole family entertained.

Adventure-seekers looking for active and immersive adventures are the perfect candidates for Let’s Go programs. Offering exclusive excursions like golf, kayaking, guided hikes, bike rides and more, it’s a uniquely Uniworld way to explore new destinations.

Sbrozzi admits that there are many things to consider when selecting a river cruise, and encourages travellers to contact a Travel Time advisor for assistance with their next river cruise adventure.

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