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cruise UnIwORlD’S RIVER ROYAlE S hal herman 12 august 2010 onboard review may 2010 Sailing up France’s Rhone and Saone rivers aboard Uniworld’s River Royale from Arles to Chalon-sur-Saone is called a “river cruise.” Perhaps that’s a misnomer. The experience is different in many respects from cruising on the large mega-ships that transverse the oceans and the seas. One of the travel agents who traveled with Recommend recently on the aforementioned itinerary called it a “river tour.” Another said it was “an intimate journey.” To call it simply a cruise, in fact, does not do this product justice. It goes beyond the cruising aspect to delve deep into the ports-of-call, along the way allowing time for passengers to get acquainted and in some cases make lasting friendships. Perhaps a more fitting description for this Uniworld journey is an “intimate river tour.” Don’t take the aforementioned, however, as an indictment against traditional ocean cruising, because many river cruise passengers are, in fact, veteran large ship cruisers and still enjoy those types of cruise experiences thoroughly. So scroll through your database and don’t be afraid to introduce river cruising to those who enjoy cruising with Holland America, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas, among other lines. They’ll be in for a treat, especially when they partake in a Uniworld experience. Guy Young, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s president, says that although, “River cruising is increasing in popularity, it still remains somewhat of a well-kept secret.” That opinion is echoed by Suzanne Smith, owner of Champagne uniworld boutique river cruise collection

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2010

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk
Tour Talk
Uniworld's River Royale
Discover flanders
Five-Star Taiwan
Karisma Sweetens the Pot
Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa
Central America Calling...
Garza  Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa
Israel With Goway Travel
Puerto Rico: A community Experience
Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
The Bahamas: Players' Paradise
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
All-American St. Louis
PH Towers by Westgate, Las Vegas

Recommend August 2010