Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is delighted to announce that their Super Ship Antoinette has won "Best New Ship (River Cruise)" in TravelAge West's 2012 WAVE (Western Agents' Votes of Excellence) Awards. Announced June 7 during a glittering black-tie gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the S.S. Antoinette was voted the winner from among a list of five nominees in the category.
"On behalf of Uniworld, I would like to thank all of our valued travel agent partners for voting the S.S. Antoinette as the best new river cruise ship," says Guy Young, President of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. "Based on our investment in the S.S. Antoinette, and the numerous innovations - cinema, swimming pool, touch windows - it is extremely rewarding for us to receive this award," adds Young.
Travel agent professionals throughout the 14 Western states and readers of TravelAge West voted on the "best-of-the-best" from a list of Editor's Pick award recipients that were chosen after careful review by TravelAge West's Editor-in-Chief and editorial team. Criteria for inclusion in this exclusive list were based on in-depth product analysis, on-site visits and a survey of a select group of travel agents. The annual awards give travel agents in the Western U.S. the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel supplier partners.
"We believe that our luxury ships are among the very best on the rivers and we are confident that your clients will continue to be very satisfied when they choose us for their dream vacation," furthers Young.
About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world's only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the "World's Best River Cruises" by Travel + Leisure. Uniworld was voted the"#1 River Cruise Line in the World" in Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, was named to Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List and their Platinum Circle for having made the list consistently for the past five years, and won "Best River Ships" in their Readers' Poll, which ranked River Queen and River Beatrice #1 and #3 of all cruise ships in the world, respectively, along with eight other highly ranked ships in the top 40 river ships category. Uniworld's cabins and dining are also ranked among the top three in the world by Zagat Survey®, with Uniworld being the only river cruise line named in the Zagat Survey® amongst the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxurious boutique ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions fully hosted by local experts, world-class gourmet cuisine, and award-winning, personalized hospitality. Uniworld offers over 500 departures sailing on over 13 rivers in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
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Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association