Uniworld Launches New Mekong River Program

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is kicking off its new Mekong River cruise program in January 2012 with a new ship—the 60-passenger River Saigon. And with initial sales very strong, they already signed a contract for a new ship to be delivered to the Mekong in 2013.

“The booking on the Mekong is going incredibly well. Within just eight weeks of launching this new program to the market, we’re already about 50 percent sold,” says an enthusiastic Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “We’re almost completely sold out from January through March and we aren’t actually operating in August and then picking up in September. Sales have been very strong, much stronger than we anticipated. And really based on the extremely strong sales and how quickly it’s sold with us not being in the market that long, we have made the decision to launch a second ship on the Mekong in 2013 so we can double our inventory and we’ve already signed a contract for that.”

Travelers can select from one of Uniworld’s two new itineraries including a 15-day Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong river cruise and tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi; or a 24-day Grand Asia & the Mekong river cruise and tour from Beijing to Hanoi. Or opt to travel from Beijing to Shanghai for Uniworld’s re-imagined 10-day land-based tour of Classic China, or a 12-day Splendors of China & the Yangtze river cruise and tour. Those traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia with Uniworld will sail in the aforementioned ship, the beautiful River Saigon, sailing the Mekong River with a maximum capacity of up to 60 guests. With a ship so intimate, travelers can experience this captivating region up close and in style with all the amenities and conveniences needed for the most comfortable trip possible.

Whichever Uniworld river cruise and tour travelers choose in Asia, the company says, passengers will receive exclusive VIP treatment throughout, “along with a multitude of included benefits—from riverview staterooms onboard beautifully appointed ships, to deluxe hotels onshore; most meals, including special theme dinners and home-hosted lunches; captivating, fully escorted shore excursions; exciting entertainment; and so much more.”

For more information, visit uniworld.com.