Uniworld Receives “Food & Travel” and “Cruise International” Awards

NORTH YORK, Ontario, Sept. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has three reasons to celebrate this week having won awards at two prestigious ceremonies in London, England. Having picked up the “River Cruise Line of the Year” as well as the highly sought-after overall “Cruise Line of the Year” at the Food & Travel Reader Awards on September 14, the success continued at the Cruise International Awards on September 15 as Uniworld’s newest flagship, the S.S. Maria Theresa was named the “Best New River Cruise Ship.” The awards for both ceremonies were voted for by readers of the respective magazines.The Food & Travel Reader Awards were held at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall and honours the best in the world of restaurants and worldwide travel. Cruise International, considered to be the leading authority in UK cruise publishing, held its awards in London’s stylish Ham Yard Hotel with celebrities including actress Michelle Collins, former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond and Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker in attendance.Kathryn Beadle, Managing Director of Uniworld UK, stated, “This has been a fantastic week for Uniworld with three highly prestigious awards. These awards come towards the end of a great year for Uniworld and I’m delighted that the latest addition to the Uniworld fleet, the S.S. Maria Theresa, has been recognized for its stunning design, personal touches and attention to detail. The experience onboard the S.S. Maria Theresa is the embodiment of all that Uniworld represents: unparalleled luxury, comfort and sophistication; fine dining; and the highest levels of service from a dedicated, highly trained team. It is wonderful these qualities are touching a chord with the discerning readers of these popular magazines.”Please visit uniworld.com. Join Uniworld social media community at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/uniworldcruises using the hashtag #ExploreUniworld.About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise CollectionUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection-the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line(TM)-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 categorySeven 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)Image Download:For up-to-date, high resolution images, please visit Uniworld’s Image Library at uniworld.com/why-uniworld/marketing-library.About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation‘s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at Treadright.org.Media Contacts:
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