Uniworld Is Heading To The Amazon In 2020

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that it will set sail in South America for the first time with two new itineraries throughout the Peruvian Amazon aboard theAria Amazon, set to debut in September 2020.

“We’re beyond thrilled to launch these extraordinary trips in South America, a completely new destination for us,” says Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “We’ve seen great success with our exotic cruises and know these Peruvian Amazon itineraries have the perfect combination of luxury, active adventure, and comfort that our guests appreciate. Between the four new Super Ships we’re introducing and now a brand-new destination, we’re anticipating that 2020 will be one of our most exciting years yet and that these next-level experiences will continue to elevate the overall Uniworld experience for our guests.”

The new itineraries include:

  • The 15-day Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration that starts off with a land portion in Lima staying at a 5-star hotel, followed by the seven-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest, and ends in the heartland of the Inca Empire with trips to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.


  • The 11-day Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery that takes guests to explore the colourful capital of Lima, immerse in the pristine Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and sail through the Amazon River roundtrip from Iquitos.

On all sailings, guests will be joined by native born-and-raised naturalist guides who will assist in getting up close to native wildlife and meeting village locals. 

Uniworld says the 16-suite Aria Amazon is an eco-friendly ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving guests the ultimate panoramic views of the rainforest at every corner.

The top deck features a jacuzzi, indoor lounge and bar, and an outdoor observation deck. The sailings include unlimited choice of spirits and wines; five-star calibre meals; scheduled airport transfers; all gratuities onboard and ashore; curated excursions expressly for guests of Uniworld; and onboard entertainment and enrichment.

As a thank you for their continued loyalty, Uniworld will roll out the details of its new Peruvian Amazon itineraries to its River Heritage Club members first, providing priority booking and exclusive savings. River Heritage Club members will be directed to contact their preferred travel advisor to book one of the 2020 maiden voyages before the new itineraries are promoted live on Uniworld’s website on 16DEC.    

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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