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Uniworld to cruise the Amazon river for first time in 2020

Uniworld Amazon cruise, Aria

Uniworld River Cruises has announced that it will be sailing in South America for the first time with two new itineraries on the Peruvian Amazon aboard the Aria Amazon, which will debut in September 2020.

“We’re beyond thrilled to launch these extraordinary trips in South America, a completely new destination for us,” says president and CEO of Uniworld, Ellen Bettridge.

“We’ve seen great success with our exotic cruises and know these Peruvian Amazon itineraries have the perfect combination of luxury, active adventure, and comfort that our guests appreciate.

“Between the four new Super Ships we’re introducing and now a brand-new destination, we’re anticipating that 2020 will be one of our most exciting years yet and that these next-level experiences will continue to elevate the overall Uniworld experience for our guests.”

Uniworld is offering two new itineraries on the river, including the 15-day Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration. The trip commences with a land portion in Lima staying at a 5-star hotel, followed by a seven-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest. It concludes in the heartland of the Inca Empire with trips to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

The second itinerary is an 11-day Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery, a roundtrip voyage from Iquitos which explores the Peruvian capital Lima, visits the pristine Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and sails through the Amazon River.

On all sailings, guests are joined by native born-and-raised naturalist guides, who will educate guests on the wildlife and take them on trips to meet the village locals.

The Aria Amazon is an eco-friendly, 16-suite ship featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. The all-inclusive amenities on board include a Jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar, and an outdoor observation deck. The five-star restaurant on board is presided over by renowned chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

The sailings include unlimited choice of spirits and wines; scheduled airport transfers; all gratuities on board and ashore; curated excursions expressly for guests of Uniworld; onboard entertainment; and WiFi access.

Uniworld’s River Heritage Club members (those guests who have sailed with Uniworld before), will be the first to hear all details regarding the new Peruvian Amazon itineraries and will be directed to contact their preferred travel agent to book one of Uniworld’s 2020 maiden voyages before the itineraries go live on 16 December 2020.

Prices start at £11,799pp, including return flights and one-way free business class upgrade. Uniworld’s first voyage will depart on 23 September 2020.

For more information, visit uniworld.com.

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