Uniworld – the pioneer in river cruising – brings another first to the river cruise experience with its new “Grand River Family Program” designed specifically to appeal to grandparents and parents who wish to share the gift of Europe with the special young people in their family. With the demand for family travel growing at an exponential rate, Uniworld – dedicated to supporting the travel agent community with new innovative programs in river cruising – has answered the call with a new family program. According to Guy Young, president of Uniworld Grand River Cruises, “We are thrilled to lead the way once again in river cruising with our new multigenerational family cruises. With such a huge demand for new opportunities for families to travel together, it was a natural evolution for us to offer river cruising programs geared towards families.”

Onboard and onshore, Uniworld’s family program provides a different perspective on travel. Onboard, there’s always something amazing to see, be it a mountain, a castle, or a wonder of the world, on either side of the ship, and there’s a separate game room and special onboard activities and entertainment for young travelers, as well as their own menu. And onshore, the specially designed excursions afford families the fun of sharing their individual observations.

Add in the special family pricing that includes all meals and entertainment onboard, exciting shore excursions, and someone else organizing all the details for you, and you have the ideal, hassle-free family vacation. Family-friendly itineraries include:

A 9-day Castles Along the Rhine Grand River Cruise sails the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel
. The fairytale castles, combined with the breathtaking landscape, old-world towns with quaint half-timbered buildings, exciting museums with self-playing musical instruments, and legendary myths are certain to enchant the entire family. Special highlights include a mini-train ride to Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum, home to one of the largest collection of self-playing musical instruments in the world; and the Speyer Technical Museum with a walk-in Boeing 747, the largest propeller aircraft in the world, a U9 German Navy submarine, fire engines, locomotives, aircrafts and helicopters.

Cruise-only prices are from $1,898 per person, based on double occupancy for June, July and August departures. Children between 8 and 18 years of age receive 50% off cruise-only rate when accompanied by an adult.

A 9-day Paris and Normandy Grand River Cruise sails along the Seine from Paris
, the” City of Lights,” past the luminous countryside of Northern France to the nostalgic beaches of Normandy and then back to Paris. This unique program blends the adventures of discovering Paris with the fun of following in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet through family-friendly guided tours of Auvers Sur Oise, Honfleur, Rouen and Giverny, and the real-life education of standing on the beaches of Normandy as a family, sharing in the meaningful events that forever changed the world. Special highlights include: “Sun and Fun” in Le Havre, onboard Van Gogh painting workshop, and a hike to the Stronghold of Richard the Lionheart, Chateau Gaillard.

Cruise-only prices are from $1,898 per person, based on double occupancy. Children between 8 and 18 years of age receive 50% off cruise-only rate when accompanied by an adult.

All prices quoted are exclusive of port charges.

Los Angeles-based Uniworld, the premier river cruise company, features custom-designed ships for the experienced traveler, expertly planned itineraries, and an all-English speaking staff. It offers 500 departures on more than 30 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in 20 countries across 4 continents.

For more information, contact your Professional Travel Agent or call Uniworld at 800.733.7820 or visit www.uniworld.com.

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