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Getting married or rekindling romance? Consider a luxury honeycruise

Palm-lined resorts not quite your cup of tea when it comes to a tempting honeymoon locale or a milestone anniversary? Opt for a luxury river cruise in Europe, Asia, India or Egypt instead — your all-inclusive journey promises to be steeped in adventure, romance, history, music and rich foodie experiences. 

Here’s why it pays to take a luxury river cruise (both for your post-wedding planning sanity and your wallet). A bonus? Save up to 30%* when you book with Sure Travel for 2019 sailings — our best offer yet!  

PLUS: Enter to win a sparkling wine and chocolate hamper from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises to spoil your special someone. Details below: 

1. Boutique accommodation

Avoid having doubts about whether the hotel you’ve booked is in a good location or if the pictures online will turn out too good to be true. Uniworld ships are referred to as “floating boutique hotels” and, onboard, riverview staterooms are as luxurious and comfortable as they appear. And unlike larger cruise ships, you likely won’t feel the same persistent rocking of waves that can contribute to seasickness. 

Staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, high-thread-count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and even a menu of pillow options. Sweet dreams!

Each Uniworld ship brings the destination onboard with décor and priceless works of art inspired by the beauty and heritage of the destination the vessels travel. The River Queen, for instance, features original works of art by Georges Goursat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It is also the only river cruise ship with a real working fireplace. 

Experience this ship fit for a queen, with her charming artwork and blue and white colour scheme on Uniworld’s 10-day Magnificent Moselle & Rhine cruise.

Or, immerse you in all things French on Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre, inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties. The ship’s innovative Club L’Esprit transforms from an onboard spa and wellness centre by day, to a vibrant bar and entertainment venue, called Claude’s, by night.

2. Delicious fine dining

The wedding catering might have been a bit of a disappointment but the food on board a luxury river cruise won’t!

Unlike other cruise ships, Uniworld sailings include all onboard meals (think oysters, caviar, paella and creme brulee) and unlimited choice of beverages. Beverage include fine wines, beers, premium spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, as well as mineral water. 

Given significant changes in the exchange rate, opting for an all-inclusive product means you’re still getting the most bang for your buck, without compromising on the quality of your holiday. 

Acclaimed chefs and sommeliers present passengers with mouth-watering local dishes and delicacies paired with the finest wines sourced from some of the world’s best vineyards in the places you will visit. Or relax with a top-shelf cocktail, there is plenty to choose from! From breakfast to dinner, you’ll be treated to exquisite cuisine around the clock. 

There are also special celebratory events onboard, such as gala dinners, or welcome and farewell receptions, which will give your honeymoon cruise a unique feeling of family and connectedness with your fellow travellers (there are typically only about 130 people on board each cruise).

3. Local excursions

You don’t need to spend your evenings trying to decide what to do each day on your holiday or waste precious hours getting lost trying to find a café. 

Carefully-planned daily excursions are designed to immerse visitors in each destination, to meet locals, and include personalised activities so passengers can design their own itinerary without any of the usual hassles.

On most itineraries you will have the choice of two excursions per day. Get an authentic inside look into the destination you visit with a local-inspired dinner, cooking class or wine tasting. 

Or if sitting still isn’t exactly your style, opt for an active Let’s Go excursion featuring guided hiking, cycling, kayaking, golfing and more. 

On Uniworld’s new sailing for 2019, the 15-day Alluring Amsterdam and Vienna, travellers go on an in-depth journey of Vienna, showcasing why this elegant city is consistently rated one of the best cities in which to live. Featured excursions include an exclusive early morning visit to the Vienna Art History Museum (before its doors open to the public), a Vienna walking discovery tour and a panoramic tour of the city’s Ringstrasse, a circular grand boulevard that surrounds Vienna’s old town. That’s not all, end your day in style with a Mozart and Strauss concert at a Viennese palace.

4. Unique destinations

Discover what it’s like to live along some of the world’s most famous rivers in Europe, Asia, India and Egypt, including the Seine, the Danube, the Mekong, the Ganges, the Nile or the Rhine. With no airports and bustling traffic to combat, you’re guaranteed a stress-free trip (since no one will need to argue about stopping to ask for directions!).

New for 2019, Uniworld has introduced exciting destinations and experiences such as the 13-day India’s Golden Triangle and Sacred Ganges sailing, which includes complimentary wellness programme – led by a certified and resident yogi. Celebrating the holistic health benefits of yoga with daily sessions, each cruise also includes an accompanying Nutrition and Wellness Food menu.

5. Uniworld extras

Expect to find an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager onboard, along with entertainment inspired by your surroundings, guest lectures on local culture, transfers on arrival and departure days — and all gratuities (both onboard and onshore) included.

Tell your Sure Travel Agent you’re booking a “honey-cruise” to add some a few romantic surprises: a bottle of wine on arrival, breakfast in bed or a rose petal turndown service, for instance.

Make memories to last a lifetime with Sure Travel 

*Save 30% on select Uniworld voyages when you book and pay before 31 December 2018. Contact your nearest Sure Travel consultant to enquire or book, or call +27 (0)861 47 48 49.

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Start your romantic getaway off right with a bottle of bubbly and delicious chocolate from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Enter to win today! 

Here's how

1. Read our blog: "Getting married or rekindling romance? Consider a luxury honeycruise". 

2. Tell us what you’d love most on board a luxury river cruise — and which destination you’d most like to visit. 

3. If you're entering on Facebook, put your answer in the comment section of the competition post and share the competition post on your own Facebook page – and tag a friend for an extra entry. If you're entering on Instagram, put your answer in the comment section of the competition post.

That's it! Contest ends 29 November at 23h59. Winner will be announced 30 November 2018 on social media. 

Competition terms and conditions

The promoters of this promotion are Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Sure Travel.

1. Employees or agencies of the Promoters, affiliated companies or family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. 

2. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. 

3. The closing date for entries into the Prize Draw is 23h59 on 29 November 2018. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered. 

4. One winner will be chosen from of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered in to. 

5. The promoters accept no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize. 

6. By submitting your entry, you agree to receive Facebook communication from the Promoters and the winner will be contacted via Facebook.

7. If the winner does not respond to the promoters by 3 December 2018, then the winner's prize will be forfeited. If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the winner's prize will be forfeited and the promoters shall be entitled to select another winner. 

8. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 

9. The Promoters retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available. 

10. The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winner shall participate in such activity on the Promoters reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by the Promoters, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner's name for publicity purposes, in any medium, on the internet, including any websites hosted by the Promoters and its related companies and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Prize Draw, all entrants consent to the same. 

11. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize.

12. Sure Travel’s standard terms and conditions apply. View full Ts and Cs here.

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