Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive river cruise line, has partnered with LGBT vacation entertainment company, R Family Vacations to welcome the LGBT community, their children, friends and families on select European itineraries for 2018. This partnership marks the first of its kind between R Family Vacations and a river cruise line, and offers families memorable travel experiences in sought-after destinations that are inviting and safe. Uniworld creates a luxurious, comfortable and caring environment for all guests, which is why these experiences are open to everyone, including the extended family and friends of LGBT travelers.
“Uniworld is a truly all-inclusive brand, which holds true for both our itineraries and our guests,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “We have partnered with R Family Vacations based on our shared desire to provide welcoming travel experiences for everyone in the LGBT community.”
Next summer, R Family Vacations will host its first group aboard the River Princess on the April 22 departure of Tulips & Windmills, a 10-day journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp. A second trip will take place on the July 1 Enchanting Danube & Prague Generations cruise, a remarkable 10-day journey from Budapest to Prague aboard the S.S. Maria Theresa. Uniworld’s unique Generations family program provides in-depth experiences for people of all ages and is perfect for guests who wish to travel with family. Another hosted group will board the S.S. Maria Theresa on December 2 for the eight-day Danube Holiday Markets cruise, a holiday season cruise that journeys from Budapest to Passau, with added excursions that include visits to various Christmas Markets, as well as “Taste of Christmas” walking discovery tours.
Curated experiences on R Family Vacations’ hosted Uniworld cruises include group dinners, cocktail parties and excursions led by co-founders Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli Carpenter. The itineraries, bookable exclusively through Tzell and ProTravel-affiliated agents, take travelers on eight-day journeys from Budapest to Passau.
“R Family Vacations is the first travel company to create vacations specifically for LGBT families and their friends, and we are delighted to partner with a company that shares our values and prides itself on personalization and quality of service,” said Kaminsky. “We live in a mixed world and we started this company based off of the idea of everyone being welcome. River cruising is a popular means of travel and by opening these departures up to the entire community, travelers have a built-in group of friends to journey with.”
“Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has been a tremendous partner of ours, thanks to their unique offerings and the extraordinary level of service they provide to all of our highly diverse and discerning clientele,” said Gail Grimmett, President of Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group. “Their new partnership with R Family Vacations, a division of Tzell Travel Group, clearly demonstrates their continuing efforts to provide a fully ‘inclusive’ experience for all travelers.”
Uniworld is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for all of their guests and is taking necessary steps to ensure this holds true for the LGBT community. In April 2017, Uniworld conducted a company-wide sensitivity training in Cologne, Germany and is enhancing service refinements and overall personalization to better appeal to this group of travelers. Uniworld’s partnership with R Family Vacations not only makes sure everyone is welcome, but it also guarantees that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
For more details or booking, please visit uniworld.com.