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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Announces Vegan Meal Options

Uniworld-how we tread right, is an amazing philosophy from this wellness-centric cruise line that aims its offering at those that want "options to get up, get going and stay fit, both onboard and onshore." So naturally adding a vegan meal plan as well as vegetarian meal selections was the perfect step for them.  Julie Higgins, Sustainability Officer at Uniworld Boutique River Cruises commented:

"We’re proud to expand our sustainable food choices and best practices across the fleet, starting with inventive new vegan and vegetarian menus. We’re crossing the finish line with our food waste elimination system installations fleet-wide and have followed through with our promise to remove SUPs from our ships with the removal of all plastics from our guest rooms. Great strides are being made as we work to have a positive impact on our beautiful planet."


Uniworld—the world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Egypt, Asia and Peru. Our fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 120 guests, one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and the highest degree of all-inclusive benefits on the rivers.

The Highest Standards in Luxury River Cruising

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In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), a highly successful international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has 40 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties.

Combining the tour planning and hotel management expertise of TTC’s sister companies with Uniworld’s decades of superior nautical experience has created an entirely new category of luxury river cruising. Together, we’ve made major investments in our ships, crew, and staff, with an eye towards providing guests with all the elements of an unforgettable experience: Outstanding Service; The Most All-Inclusive Amenities; One-of-a-Kind Ships; Carefully Curated Experiences; Culinary Excellence; Wellness and a Commitment to Sustainability.

The Boutique Experience, Onboard & Onshore

PHOTO: Intricately designed library space onboard a Uniworld Cruises ship

The guiding visionary behind our boutique philosophy is Beatrice “Bea” Tollman, founder of Red Carnation Hotels. Bea was named Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards in 2012 and was inducted into The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2019.

Bea and her creative team amplify the definition of boutique luxury with every new and updated ship. Our river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with chic lounges, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques, original art and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on every company-designed ship, including Uniworld’s 10 stunning Super Ships—the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Beatrice, and S.S. Maria Theresa in Central Europe; the S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Bon Voyage in France; the S.S. La Venezia in Italy; the S.S. São Gabriel in Portugal; the S.S. Sphinx in Egypt and the Mekong Jewel in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Gracious and Attentive Service

PHOTO: Lobby Butler Staff gathers onboard a Uniworld Cruise

Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” Uniworld employs a dedicated crew, professionally trained to the highest standards of service, so guests never have to worry about being well taken care of during their journeys.

Note: Beverage policy varies in Asia, India, Egypt and Peru.

New 2023 Vegan Food Options & Food Waster Reduction Program

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises announced new vegan and vegetarian menu options for sustainable dining as well as a Leanpath food waste reduction system on every ship across their fleet starting at the end of April 2023.

What will these new vegan and vegetarian menus include?

PHOTO: Roasted Cauliflower meal onboard Uniworld Cruises

Here is what has been shared so far, dishes such as:

  • jambalaya
  • chicken curry
  • tempura vegetables with soy sauce and maple syrup
  • sweet potato and tofu stew
  • rice paper rolls
  • pesto pasta
  • eggplant steak and more.

All of these sound delicious, to say the least. Food is crucial to an enjoyable travel experience, and now Uniworld has added meals for vegans and vegetarians so they can explore and enjoy the world by sailing with them.

If you would like to explore in more depth your sailing options as a vegan with Uniworld, reach out to us today.

SOURCE: Cruise Industry News

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