Project Description



Join Uniworld® on their first Rivers of the World cruise, a 46-night journey through 9 countries on 5 stunning Super Ships. On May 20, 2023, they’ll kick off an all-inclusive, luxury adventure in Cairo before sailing down the Nile River, then onto basking in the Swiss lake town of Lugano, indulging in the culinary delights of France, cruising through the Douro River Valley and more! Uniworld’s  longest journey ever will take you to a wide variety of enticing destinations, with a plethora of exclusive experiences along the way.

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Inaugural Rivers of the World 2023

Sail Date: May 20, 2023

Cruise Length: 46 Nights

Countries Visited: 9 (Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Portugal & Spain)

Boutique Hotel Superships: 5

Pricing: from US$38,999 per person & up based on double occupancy, please inquire.

Rivers of the World Lisbon

From Egypt to Lisbon: Sintra in Portugal

5 River Cruises Making Up Your Journey

Egypt · 11 Days

Embark on the first part of your epic journey with luxury hotel stays in Cairo and onboard the new Super Ship–S.S. Sphinx. Along the way, you’ll be joined by an expert Egyptologist and explore such fascinating ancient wonders as the temples at Abu Simbel.

Rivers of the World Egypt

Italy & Switzerland · 11 Days

Fly over the Mediterranean and into the Swiss Alps to stay at the beautiful Lake Town of Lugano, situated on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Then move onto a land tour in chic Milan before setting sail on the Venice Lagoon and Po River for your cruise through Northern Italy on the newly transformed S.S. La Venezia.


Hungary, Austria & Germany · 7 Days

Cruise through the heart former Holy Roman Empire onboard a ship inspired by its most famous queen, Maria Theresa. Expect stunning natural landscapes, hidden gem villages and awe-inspiring regal architecture—which you’ll get VIP access to on such experiences as a private tour of the Schönbrunn Palace.

Rivers of the World Budapest

France · 7 Days

Indulge in the casual elegance of Paris, enjoy sumptuous wine and cuisines, explore a unique array of charming local towns in Northern France and form a profound emotional connection with the historic beaches of Normandy. Culminate your time in France with an iconic show at the Moulin Rouge, sure to be a highlight.


Portugal & Spain · 11 Days

Experience the spectacular Douro River Valley of Portugal onboard the new S.S. São Gabriel.  Cap off your incredible journey with a land tour in Lisbon, during which you’ll visit the one-of-a-kind cities of Sintra and Cascais, and a glamorous Farewell Event in Lisbon.


The Superships

On the Nile, Egypt: NEW S.S. Sphinx

The S.S. Sphinx will make her debut on the Nile river in 2021 and will offer two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. Egyptian artwork, fabrics and hand-carved furnishings will bring the beauty of the region to life onboard. Guest limit: 84

On the Po, Italy: NEW S.S. La Venezia

The River Countess underwent a complete design renovation in 2020, debuting as the S.S. La Venezia to bring guests an enhanced luxury experience inspired by Northern Italy. The redesign of the S.S. La Venezia  pays homage to popular Venetian aesthetics of the early 20th century, creating an onboard atmosphere that is at once elegant and nostalgic. Guest limit: 126.

On the Danube, mid-Europe: S.S. Maria Theresa

Named “Best New River Ship” by Cruise Critic editors her maiden season, the S.S. Maria Theresa features ultra-luxurious accommodations and an array of thoughtful personal touches, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable voyage along the Danube and Main Rivers. Staterooms and suites on the Hofburg Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. Designated suites provide triple-accommodation options. Adjoining staterooms are available; please inquire at time of booking. Guest limit: 150

On the Seine, France: S.S. Joie De Vivre

S.S. Joie de Vivre brings the “joy of living” to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences. Guest limit: 128

On the Douro, Portugal: NEW S.S. Sao Gabriel

Debuting in 2021, S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Queen Isabel and bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine. Butler service will be added onboard, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like while enjoying the ship. Guest limit: 100


  • All gratuities on board
  • Choice of curated excursions exclusive to Uniworld® guests
  • Five-star farm-to-table cuisine
  • Unlimited beverages including some premium wines and spirits
  • Outstanding service with some of the highest ratio of staff to guests of any cruise line
  • In-suite butler service
  • On board entertainment and enrichment
  • Finest linen, towels & Savoir® beds
  • On board fitness center with exercise and wellness classes
  • Welcome and Farewell events
  • A dedicated Travelling Concierge
  • Special surprises along the way 
  • Flights between each part of the cruise (Pre-and post flights are not included).

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