| Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection , the world’s most award-winning river cruise line, continues to innovate the river cruising experience with their multi-faceted Wellness Program . Recognizing that personal health is an important consideration for travelers, Uniworld provides a variety of services that treat the mind, body and spirit both onboard and onshore. “Uniworld is committed to delivering a superior experience at every level,” said Guy Young, president, Uniworld. “We recognize that health and fitness are top priorities to our guests and we strive to provide our guests with a multitude of activities ranging from rejuvenating spa treatments to private TRX suspension workouts and onshore guided biking and hiking excursions.”
The Serenity River Spa® offers a wide selection of tranquil services, expertly designed to soothe and invigorate. Examples of available treatments include traditional Thai Foot and Hand Treatments , which incorporate elements of Shiatsu, reflexology, and Chinese massage and yoga; the Honey Body Beauty Treatment , which cleanses the body of toxins while delivering a rich supply of Vitamins C, B1 and B2; Hot Stone Treatments , which deeply relax the muscles and relieve stress using water-heated Basalt stones; and Women’s Facial Moments , which combines oils and plant extracts with individualized massage techniques to restore and recondition the skin. Each treatment uses only the finest products , made from premium natural and organic ingredients, to nourish the body and stimulate the senses.
Yoga and exercise classes are available for guests in addition to each ship’s well-equipped fitness center . Innovative activities include the Five Tibetan Rites , a system of exercises reported to be more than 2,500 years old, and TRX® suspension bodyweight training , where users leverage gravity and their own body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. Select ships also feature heated swimming pools , and guests staying in suites are treated to one complimentary personal training session and a meeting with an Onboard Wellness Coach.
Uniworld also offers a broad range of dynamic onshore experiences, including Go Active hiking and biking excursions led by local naturalists and sports guides. Guests can experience each destination from a unique angle – such as paddling a kayak under an ancient Roman aqueduct – or borrow one of Uniworld’s complimentary bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore on their own. Gentle Walking excursions are also active, but provide a more relaxed pace and plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.
Finally, Uniworld provides a “Traveling Lite” menu as well as vegetarian options , allowing guests to enjoy a sumptuous selection of meals without compromising their dietary needs. Working with a palette of the freshest and highest-quality local ingredients , sourced from farmers’ markets and artisanal producers, Uniworld’s chefs embody the unique character of each region and season while catering to guests’ individual preferences.
Take closer look at Uniworld’s mind-body-spirit approach to health and wellness here .