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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river - all with private balconies, and a crew to guest ratio beyond compare (1:1 to be specific).

Botique Ships

Each of our luxury floating boutique hotels brings your destination onboard.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is modeled after our sister company, the five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Their collection of boutique hotels is known for their destination-inspired interior décor, gracious service and carefully selected amenities—all of which provide an intimate, elegant and relaxed experience.

Likewise, our boutique river cruise ships are stylish floating hotels with inviting spaces, exquisite antiques, custom fabrics and original works of art.

Carefullly Curated Shore Excur

The one thing more stunning than stepping aboard our ships...is stepping off

Every Uniworld cruise is meticulously crafted to be an experience you won’t find anywhere else, filled with moments that are each more breathtaking than the last. We’ve gone the extra mile to ensure our included and optional excursions immerse you in the authentic culture, sights and cuisine of the places you’ll visit.

Included Excursions

Nothing onboard is cookie-cutter, so your time onshore shouldn’t be either. You’ll have several options of included excursions each day, so you can explore exactly how you’d like. The choice is yours:

Get an in-depth look into the quaint destinations we visit and the local people who bring them to life. 

These active excursions feature walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing activities. 

Experience life like a local, from riding the subway to stopping into a café for a local treat.

"Let's Go" Excursions

Our "Let's Go" onshore program features guided walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing tours, as well as gondola rowing and more. Wherever your journey takes you, there will be many opportunities to get out and go.

  • Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
Wellness on the Water

All our cruises feature several options to get up, get going and stay fit, both onboard and onshore. Our seasoned wellness experts have an average tenure of ten years with Uniworld and continuously hone their craft with annual Ayurveda yoga and other trainings. They are there to lend their expertise to you.

Wellness On The Water

Start your day with sunrise yoga on the top deck, a TRX® Suspension Training class, or work out at your own pace in the well-equipped fitness center. Then, relax at the Serenity River Spa™ with a soothing facial or massage treatment, or take a dip in the heated pool.

Cullinary Excellence

We treat cooking as an art form, a very delicious art form. Enjoy an unrivaled taste of your destinations

When dining onboard, you'll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit.

All-Inclusive Luxury

The most all-inclusive amenities finely tailored to your tastes.

There’s all-inclusive, and then there’s the unmatched level of inclusive luxurious amenities that only we provide. To ensure truly carefree and effortless travel, we’ve gone ahead and included it all–so the only thing you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation.
  • Unlimited premium spirits and wines
  • Delicious, five-star, farm-to-table cuisine
  • Your choice of carefully curated excursions
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Onboard Fitness Center and Wellness Classes with a certified wellness instructor 
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Bicycles and Nordic Walking Sticks for onshore use
  • Shipwide Internet and WI-FI access
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment 

Commitment to Sustainability

The World's been good to us. And we'd like to return the favor.

Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful playground, and supporting the places we visit and those who call our destinations home is essential to ensuring the future of travel is equally bright. 

Over a decade ago, we introduced a clean water program to preserve our rivers and waterways, which many in the industry have since followed. As a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation and Uniworld, we partner with the TreadRight Foundation to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. 

Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.

Ship Facts
  • Rivers: Li, Yangtze
  • Guests: 124
  • Staff: 124
  • Grand Suite: 2 (420 sq ft)
  • Suite: 6 (333 sq ft)
  • Length: 300 ft
  • Width: 53.8 ft
Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
Grand Suite
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Description The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river all with private balconies, and a crew to guest ratio beyond compare (1:1 to be specific).
Category Code(s)
Description The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river - all with private balconies, and a crew to guest ratio beyond compare (1:1 to be specific).

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • GRANDSTE Grand Suite
  • SUITE Suite
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Explorer Deck

Uniworld River Cruises

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Award-winning Uniworld - the world's ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™ - offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, and Asia. The company's European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.

The Highest Standards in Luxury River Cruising

In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), a highly successful international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has more than 30 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties.

TTC has made major investments in Uniworld's ships, crew, and staff, with an eye towards providing guests with all the elements of an unforgettable Six-Star Experience: Expertise; Service; Luxurious Ships, Uniquely Designed; Culinary; Choice; and Truly All-Inclusive. Combining the tour planning and hotel management expertise of TTC's sister companies with Uniworld's decades of superior nautical experience has created an entirely new category of luxury river cruising.

The Boutique Experience, Onboard & Onshore

Boutique hotels are known for their destination-specific interior decor, gracious service, and carefully selected amenities, all of which provide an intimate, elegant, and relaxed experience. Similarly, Uniworld's boutique river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with inviting lounges, cozy libraries, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques and original art, and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on every company-owned ship, including Uniworld's four stunning Super Ships - the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Catherine, S.S. Maria Theresa, and the S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S. Maria Theresa and the S.S. Bon Voyage (debuting 2019).

Gracious and Attentive Service

In partnership with its sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is "No request too large, no detail too small." Uniworld employs a professionally trained, dedicated, English-speaking staff, so guests never have to worry about communication.

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