LOS ANGELES — U by Uniworld has opened the floodgates to Bachelor Nation, but one question remains – are they ready for all the drama?
The Travel Corporation’s brand new river cruise line – the industry’s first-ever line created exclusively for travellers 21-45 years old – will be featured in next week’s episode of ABC’s hit show ‘The Bachelor’. U by Uniworld’s ship, The B, will host Bachelor Arie Luyendk Jr. and the remaining women vying for his heart, as they sail along France’s riverbanks.
This marks the first time a cruise line has ever been featured on the show.
As Bachelor superfans can attest, season 22 of the show is shaping up to be what host Chris Harrison would surely refer to as its “most dramatic season ever”. Luyendyk Jr., who viewers first met on Emily Maynard’s season of ‘The Bachelorette’, has whittled down his options from 29 beautiful women (which included four, count ‘em, FOUR Laurens), to just nine. This week’s episode saw the 36-year-old former racecar driver embark on drama-filled dates in Fort Lauderdale, including one that involved gator viewing at Sawgrass Recreation Park, and another at a bowling alley where catty claws came out in the spirit of (friendly) competition.
Sailings on The B and U’s second ship, The A, commence in April, with prices starting from US$200 per person, per day. There are four eight-day itineraries – The Seine Experience, Rolling on the Rhine, Germany’s Finest, and The Danube Flow – that will sail along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Seine Rivers, with overnight stops available in major cities like Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam and Budapest.
Tune in on Feb. 5 at 8/7c on ABC to see The U make its Bachelor debut. Viewers can join in on the conversation on U’s social channels, @UbyUniworld, during the episode via #TravelforU and #TheBachelor.