Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced a date for its return to service.
The firm will start its Italian cruises on June 20 and French cruises on June 27.
The La Venezia, which was recently transformed after a collision with a cruise ship, will restart eight-day cruises from Venice while the Bon Voyage will restart on June 27, the Joie de Vivre on July 4 and the Catherine on July 11.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment and are beyond thrilled to be back on the rivers, welcoming back our loyal guests on four of our most beautiful Super Ships this summer,” says Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “Our guests are like family to us, and their safety is our main priority, which is why we’re taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure they’re comfortable when they’re ready to explore the rivers with us again.”
Chris Townson, managing director of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises in the UK & Ireland said: “It’s obviously hugely exciting that we’ll be returning to the water on 20 June, which also represents the inaugural sailing of our new Super Ship La Venezia in Italy. We’re very hopeful that Italy and France will be on the government’s green list at some point in June, so that we can finally welcome UK travellers back to our ships.”
“Restarting these itineraries is just the first step in getting all of our ships back on the rivers this year,” added Bettridge. “We have a lot to look forward to with the debut of the all-new S.S. Sphinx launching in Egypt on 25 September, and we’ll also begin sailing the Peruvian Amazon on 1 September with two new itineraries aboard the Aria Amazon. Demand for river cruising is at an all-time high and the support and excitement we are receiving from both new and old guests is outstanding.”