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Uniworld, a floating masterpiece

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to travel in a real-life work of art, look no further than a cruise onboard one of the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection super ships.

Aptly named floating boutique hotels, each ship is uniquely styled to reflect the rivers sailed upon. From the gloriously enchanting Danube River to the romantic, soul stirring Rhine step onboard into a world where the beautiful colours and one-of-a-kind details of your destinations come to life. 

The newest ship in the fleet, the S.S. Bon Voyage references its French heritage throughout from its stunning lobby clad in polished wood with subtle brass details complementing the magnificent hand-crafted balustrade to the stylish emerald tones found in bar Le Salon Champagne, inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s personal abode, Villa Majorelle. 

Have your own experience of France and Yves Saint Laurent’s inspiring décor onboard the 8-day Brilliant Bordeaux river cruise.

Also sailing in France is the S.S. Joie de Vivre. This fantastically French Super Ship is truly the embodiment of the “joy of living” as she cruises along the Seine River. Throughout the ship, there’s a number of original linen posters dating between 1860s and 1940s, and Le Salon Toulouse showcases 64 pictures depicting Paris in 1861 in a series known as “Paris dans sa splendour”. 

Additional artwork throughout the ships includes works by George Goursat, a famed cartoonist from the early 1900’s. The 8-day Paris & Normandy cruise will give you enough time to admire all the artwork onboard this beauty.

The S.S. Beatrice boasts yacht-style light wood with blue and white finishes throughout. The design inspiration began with 14-th century blue and white Chinese export porcelain, known as Deltware, merging ancient tradition with modernity of blonde wood. 

Its lobby features elegant mirrors, marble floors, a white Murano chandelier with blue shades, and a grand staircase made of nickel and black iron – a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships. The artwork throughout the ship includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Pino Signoretto.  Want to get up close and personal with a Picasso original then choose to cruise the 10-day Delightful Danube and Prague onboard the S.S. Beatrice.

The S.S. Antoinette features a gorgeous 10-foot blue Straus Baccarat chandelier with sapphires that once belonged to New York’s Tavern on the Green. It hangs above the Brazilian-marble-covered two-floor lobby. See this incredible chandelier in the flesh when you sail on the S.S. Antoinette along the popular 8-day Castles Along the Rhine cruise.

Not to be outdone, the S.S. Maria Theresa boasts ultra-luxurious accommodation, fit for empress Maria Theresa herself. As a tribute to the only female ruler in the House of Habsburg, a three-metre tall, specially commissioned portrait hangs in the two-story foyer. 

She offers an intimate in-house movie theatre known as the Lipizzan Cinema with its vintage movie posters, blue tufted-velvet seating, and a marble wall with a movie screen. Line up the popcorn, choose your favourite movie and sail down the Enchanting Danube. Or cool off in the pool!

Now this is the way to sail the rivers of Europe!

SEE EUROPE WITH SURE TRAVEL

Save 30% on select Uniworld cruises when you book and pay by 3 January 2020. Contact your nearest Sure Travel consultant to enquire or book, or call +27 (0)861 47 48 49.

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WIN WITH UNIWORLD

Enter to win a R500 Takealot voucher from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises! 

Simply tell us which ship you would like to sail on and why (no copying and pasting!) on our Facebook post, and don't forget to add the hashtags #ExploreUniworld and #SureTravel. Bonus: tag a friend for an extra entry.

Competition closes 18 December 2019. The winner will be announced 20 December 2019. 

See full contest rules, Terms and Conditions below. 

The fine print

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

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 18 December 2019. 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 into. 

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 21 December 2019, 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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