The word cruise often evokes images of large ocean liners with people sunbathing on the lido deck, visiting tropical islands and attending elaborate shows at night. Not to take anything away from cruising the open sea, but by sailing the world’s rivers, you can take in a range of experiences in a unique way.

Sailing by river means enjoying all the conveniences of a traditional cruise, along with all the benefits of inland travel. Stopping in multiple destinations on every trip, you’ll visit bustling cities and hidden-gem villages, unpacking only once along the way. Constant proximity to land and shoreside resources offers the ability to disembark at any time if necessary. Even while onboard, you’ll be surrounded by the local sights, with ever-changing views right outside your window.

AAA travel partner Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, Egypt, Russia, India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Peru—all of which immerse guests in exquisite and unforgettable cultural experiences. The award-winning ships in the Uniworld fleet are each one-of-a-kind statement pieces, inspired by the colors, heritage and intricate details of the incredible parts of the world they sail in. Some are bold, others serene, but each of these floating boutique hotels is unmatched and perfectly sized for intimate experiences without large crowds. Plus, AAA Members enjoy exclusive perks and savings on Uniworld river cruises.

New Ships and Itineraries

New ships joining the Uniworld fleet this year and next include the all-suite Aria Amazon, designed to explore the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in luxury and comfort; the S.S. Sphinx, featuring Egyptian artwork, fabrics and hand-carved furnishings; the S.S. São Gabriel, designed to embody Portugal’s beautiful Douro River Valley region; and the S.S. La Venezia, which brings guests an enhanced luxury experience inspired by northern Italy. Returning after a few sailings in early 2020 is the all-suite Mekong Jewel, the most luxurious ship sailing the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Also new for 2021 is the addition of land and train options to cruise itineraries. Combine a Uniworld river cruise on S.S. La Venezia with a journey by land and rail that takes you to Milan, Venice and the Swiss Alps; Milan, Venice and Istanbul; or Venice and the Swiss Alps.

Unrivaled Amenities

Uniworld river cruises are known for offering the most amenities. Elegant river-view staterooms and suites are well appointed with the finest linens, towels and Savoir beds for an incredible night’s sleep. Ultra-inclusive amenities add even more value to your voyage, and shipwide internet and Wi-Fi access let you stay connected—from the top deck to your stateroom—on all of your devices. With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river, each guest receives the crew’s full attention.

All onboard gratuities and all scheduled airport transfers are included on Uniworld river cruises. Convenience and ease are taken to new heights when you don’t have to worry about always bringing your wallet with you, and when a crew member is waiting with a luggage cart to escort you to your transportation to the ship the moment you step off your plane.

Regional Cuisine and Fine Wines

Uniworld’s culinary team goes to great lengths to use ingredients that were sourced just miles down the road from where you’re docked to create dishes that rival the finest local restaurants. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll be treated to delicious five-star and farm-to-table comfort cuisine.

You’ll also savor only the finest wines with every meal—curated by Uniworld’s sommeliers and sourced from the best vineyards in the places you’ll visit. Or relax with a top-shelf cocktail, prepared with your favorite premium liquor. Unlimited choice spirits and wines are included.

Take time to enjoy life’s luxuries on a Uniworld river cruise.

Save on Your Uniworld River Cruise

AAA Members receive a $125-per-person discount on cruises of 3–13 days when booking through AAA, and a $250-per-person discount on cruises of 14+ days. They also receive a $300-per-stateroom credit on select AAA Vacations sailings. All can be combined with other offers.

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