The year 2008 will be a big year for China – one savvy travelers won’t want to miss. As Beijing gears up to host the world community for the Summer Olympics, Uniworld Grand River Cruises and Tours guests can enjoy the benefits of that sprucing up without the crowds or the clamor for hotel rooms.

“This past year, we saw an enormous interest in our China cruises,” said Guy Young, President and CEO of Uniworld Grand River Cruises and Tours. “And we hope to surpass those numbers in 2008. The Olympics is certainly raising the profile for China and there may be guests that are interested in traveling to China in 2008 but are perhaps concerned about hotels and the general cost of the vacation being overpriced. This is absolutely not the case with Uniworld where, due to long term partnerships and the volume that we do in China, our various cruise / tour programs are very competitively priced.” To further encourage travel to China, the company has opted to extend the Early Booking Discount of $200 per couple ($100 per person) until March 31, 2008.

Uniworld offers ten different cruises and tours throughout China, featuring the best of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and the Yangtze River. Two new cruises for 2008 are Majestic China – 17 days from Beijing to Hong Kong; and Wonders of China and The Grand Yangtze – 18 days from Shanghai to Beijing.

Los Angeles-based Uniworld Grand River Cruises, the premier river cruise company, features intimate boutique, hotel-style cruise ships designed for the experienced traveler, and an all-English speaking staff and crew. Cruises include river view staterooms, all meals and entertainment onboard, services of a Uniworld Cruise Manager, shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking guides, and transfers on arrival and departure days. Uniworld offers 500 departures on more than 30 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in over 20 countries 4 continents.

For reservations and more information, contact your Preferred Travel Professional, or call Uniworld at 800.733.7820 or visit

Uniworld scored high marks on the Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List 2008.
Five Uniworld ships placed high on the Condé Nast 2008 Readers’ Poll of Top 81 Cruise Ships in the World.
Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association

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