Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 126
THE BIG SHORT
Trips of a lifetime with timelines for real life.
U by Uniworld, a new arm of the respected river-cruise company,
debuts this spring with trips designed to appeal to millennial travelers in content and time frame. The line's eight-day European sailings
(its classic cruises average closer to 10 or 12 days) on the 120-passenger A and B ships give younger travelers who may have less vacation
time a way to experience some of the continent's great river destinations. Departures: Multiple dates, beginning April 14; from $1,520.
Lounge act: The rooftop bar
on U by Uniworld's A ship.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Zegrahm Expeditions, a company whose name is practically synonymous with prolonged explorations, has introduced shorter options for some big-ticket destinations: Papua New Guinea for ten
days, Patagonia for eight, or a ten-day excursion into Australia's
remote Bungle Bungles and Arnhem Land, plus Kununurra, for example. Australia departure: May 8; from $8,580.
Nomadic Expeditions' new Quick Escapes series whisks travelers to some of Asia's remotest regions on a spring break schedule.
Among the options: seven-day Saturday-to-Sunday trips to Myanmar and Nepal, an eight-day jaunt to Mongolia, and a four-day
Beijing getaway. Mongolia departures: Multiple dates, June through
September; from $5,895.
Mongolia for a week. Australia for not much longer than that. Some
time-pressed travelers can't - or simply don't wish to - set aside two
or three weeks for a trip, but still want an epic adventure. Travel
companies are taking note, crafting shorter itineraries that deliver