The model has been chosen as a 'guardian' angel for the brand. Photo: Supplied

The new brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offering immersive, authentic and adventurous travel for 21-45-year-olds, has selected Petra Nemcova, model and noted philanthropist, as the brand’s ‘Guardian Angel.’ Petra will join the invitation-only “Sneak Peek” U sailing October 7-11, 2017.

 According to Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld, the selection of a ‘Guardian Angel’ for the brand is simply another example of U’s status as a game-changer. 
“We’re making history with this concept, so rather than follow the traditional ‘Godmother’ path for each individual ship, we’re paving our own way forward,” says Bettridge. “Petra is an amazing representative of our new brand; she’s smart, ambitious and has a kind, adventurous spirit. As a former Victoria’s Secret model, Petra is, of course, well-versed as an ‘Angel.’”

 Ahead of its launch and in celebration of its new Guardian Angel, U by Uniworld will also support the Happy Hearts Fund, an organization founded by Petra following her harrowing experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to rebuild safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.  The non-profit is now active in 10 countries around the world and has helped rebuild more than 160 schools and assisted nearly 100,000 students in getting back to school following natural disasters. 

A new brand from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – is the first river cruise dedicated to travel enthusiasts aged 21 to 45, offering immersive experiences along popular rivers across Europe. U by Uniworld will begin sailings in spring 2018 with nine itineraries on the Seine, Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, among two renovated ships with a maximum capacity of 120 passengers. U by Uniworld river cruises will deliver the same authenticity and personalization that Uniworld is celebrated for, while offering a new way for younger travelers to go from city to city or even country to country.

 Experiential itineraries focus on longer stays in destinations to connect explorers to local experiences and vibrant nightlife scenes. The A and The B ships feature a contemporary look and 
feel in all public spaces and guest areas. Communal dining tables will complement a local fare and street food-inspired culinary program, with creative mixologists and international DJ’s onboard.  

For more information, please visit or discover U by Uniworld on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ubyuniworld. 
 For more information on U by Uniworld contact them on (011) 280 8400