Cruising down the river

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iol travel nov 15 river cruise Reuters Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will introduce all-inclusive river cruises in Europe.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has developed multi-generational, family-friendly river cruises specifically to appeal to grandparents and parents with special shore excursions and pricing for children and teens.

Parents love cruising because it's really good value for money-activities, meals and great accommodation all for one price, including structured and supervised programming for the children.

River cruising allows grandparents the opportunity to show their grandchildren the world. And they're an easy way to get everyone in the family on board. Children-especially tweens and teens- give ships the green light because they love the freedom they can have on board and the chance to make new friends.

These are just some of the reasons why cruising is the perfect multi-generational family holiday. Other reasons include spending quality time together in an unhurried, unpressured environment, being able to reconnect as a family and of course pooling your holiday budget to get more for your money.

Nowadays grandparents are increasingly fit and active and this means lots of opportunities for adventure and shore activities. When families are scattered around the country (Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg) it can be difficult to see each other but a planned holiday together will do wonders for family bonding.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has a fantastic Burgundy and Provence Family itinerary for European summer departures. Children can enjoy a special menu with kid-friendly food options, cooking classes with the pastry chefs, a special tour of the ship with the Captain and learn to speak French. The games room is equipped with PlayStation or Wii and there are lots of onboard games and movies to choose from.

The adults will enjoy complimentary fine wines and beer with dinner and lunch, signature lectures and more. This multi-generational river cruise on board the River Royale from Arles to Lyon on selected dates between June and July, and includes all meals onboard, a seven night cruise on the Rhone River, Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinner, complimentary fine wine, beer, soft drinks during lunch and dinner, bottled water and 24-hour speciality coffee and tea stations.

Guests will also enjoy eight shore excursions including three Unesco World Heritage Sites, the exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Programme and arrival and departure transfers.

For more details, please visit or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at or

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