Uniworld to offer South America for the first time ever in 2020

TORONTO — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is heading to South America for the first time with two new itineraries throughout the Peruvian Amazon.

Taking place onboard the Aria Amazon, which is scheduled to debut in September 2020, the new voyages include the 15-day ‘Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu Exploration and the 11-day ‘Peruvian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery’.

During the 15-day itinerary, guests will stay at a five-star hotel in Lima before embarking on a seven-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest. They’ll end their journey in the heartland of the Inca Empire with trips to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco.


While on the 11-day itinerary, guests will explore the capital city of Lima, discover the pristine Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and sail through the Amazon River roundtrip from Iquitos.

On both sailings, guests will be joined by native born-and-raised naturalist guests who’ll assist in getting up close to native wildlife and meeting village locals.

“We’re beyond thrilled to launch these extraordinary trips in South America, a completely new destination for us,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “We’ve seen great success with our exotic cruises and know these Peruvian Amazon itineraries have the perfect combination of luxury, active adventure and comfort that our guests appreciate.

“Between the four new Super Ships we’re introducing and now a brand new destination, we’re anticipating that 2020 will be one of our most exciting years yet and that these next-level experiences will continue to elevate the overall Uniworld experience for our guests.”

As a thank you for their continued loyalty, Uniworld will roll out details of its new Peruvian Amazon itineraries to its River Heritage Club members first, providing them with priority booking and exclusive savings. Members will be directed to contact their preferred travel advisor to book one of the 2020 maiden voyages before they are promoted live on Uniworld’s website on Dec. 16.

For more information go to Uniworld.com/Peru.