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ASIA Boutique River Cruises and Tours CHINA | VIETNAM | CAMBODIA


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2015 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Uncover the mysteries of Asia

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA 3

CHINA The indomitable spirit of Asia

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Experience the essence of China & the Yangtze

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A world of inclusions in China

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Cruising the majestic Yangtze

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Stay at China’s most luxurious five-star hotels

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Indulge in a dim sum of culinary delights

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Explore the world-class gems of China

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Make more memories in China with optional extensions

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Vietnam & Cambodia: two worlds, one river

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A world of inclusions in Vietnam & Cambodia

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Sail back through the centuries along the Mekong

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Stay at five-star hotels in Vietnam & Cambodia

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Discover new cuisines in culturally rich settings

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Uncover the treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Add more intrigue to Vietnam & Cambodia with optional extensions

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi | 15 Days

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Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise Ship

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River Orchid

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Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

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Treasures of China & the Yangtze OPEN YOUR MIND AND HEART TO THE EARTHLY AND ETHEREAL WONDERS OF CHINA, VIETNAM, AND CAMBODIA.

Shanghai to Beijing | 12 Days

HELPFUL INFORMATION The world at your fingertips

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TreadRight Foundation

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Uniworld Travel Protection Plan

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Terms & Conditions

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Asia Map

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2015 Asia Boutique River Cruises and Tours Schedule

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China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

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Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

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China River Cruise Ships

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Century Legend & Century Paragon

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COVER: Angkor Wat, Cambodia ◀ Angkor Wat, Cambodia ▲ Vietnamese woman in traditional dress UNIWORLD.COM

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Uncover the mysteries of Asia THE PROFOUND VASTNESS OF ASIA CAN’T BE FULLY EXPLAINED WITH WORDS—IT NEEDS TO BE EXPERIENCED FIRSTHAND. ALLOW UNIWORLD TO HOST YOU ON A CAPTIVATING RIVER CRUISE AND TOUR THROUGH THIS IMMENSE AND IMPRESSIVE LAND TO THE MOST ALLURING DESTINATIONS OF CHINA, VIETNAM, AND CAMBODIA.

Uncover the mystery of Xi’an’s Terra-cotta Warriors. You’ll be awestruck by their level of detail—some of the sculpted shoes still contain visible tread on the soles! Learn about the more than 300,000 soldiers and 500,000 commoners who worked to build China’s Great Wall, an architectural feat that snakes through the mountains of China for 4,500 miles. Hear the legends surrounding Beijing’s Forbidden City, such as how the soldiers chosen to guard this honored area must be exactly the same size so that they are perfectly uniform when marching. Explore Cambodia’s emblematic Angkor Wat temple complex. Although it took 40 years to complete in the 12th century, one modern engineer estimated it would take 300 years to complete today. And while in Hanoi, discover a unique Water Puppet Theatre, Thang Long, which is the only theater in the world of its kind. These are only a few of the places you’ll visit as you explore these intriguing countries, uncovering magnificent treasures of bygone empires.

Guilin, China

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The indomitable spirit of Asia CHINA, VIETNAM, AND CAMBODIA

STIR YOUR IMAGINATION

Remnants of some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, the architectural marvels of China, Vietnam, and Cambodia will leave you breathless. From the famed Great Wall and the Forbidden City, whose mazelike corridors and hidden courtyards housed some of the most powerful dynasties the world has ever seen, to Cambodia’s mystic Angkor temple complex, experience the most iconic landmarks Asia has to offer. These man-made gems are matched only by the region’s natural wonders, including the Yangtze’s Three Gorges, whose mist-shrouded peaks seem lifted straight out of a fairytale, and the Mekong, meaning “Mother of Water,” which is the aquatic lifeline of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Let Uniworld escort you through these wondrous lands, painting a picture that will capture your heart and mind and enrich each step of your journey. Our expertly planned and executed itineraries set the scene for extraordinary encounters with the sites you’ve come so far to see. Onboard and off, you’ll experience Asia’s captivating highlights and hidden treasures in depth. From the heart of teeming Beijing to the transcendent peaks of Tibet, and the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia’s Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, you’ll experience Asia with all your senses.

As visually captivating as these memorials, mountains, sanctuaries, and statues are, so are the stories behind them: the passions and peculiarities of emperors, artisans, monks, and warriors. The joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies of the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cambodian peoples are written on their lands and in their monuments, in their tiny villages and in their great cities. You’ll get to know the indomitable spirit and remarkable resilience of these people. And no one shares the stories of these great people and places like Uniworld.

UNIWORLD’S AMBASSADORS OF ASIA Throughout your journey, you’ll be in the capable hands of Uniworld’s professional Cruise/Tour Managers, our ambassadors of Asia. You’ll join local experts who lead guests on group excursions. During a home-hosted lunch, intimate village tours, and onboard and onshore performances, you’ll get the feel for daily life in each locale along with an appreciation for the immense historical richness of Asia and its extraordinary people.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EXQUISITE CULTURES AND DELIGHT IN THE AMAZING PEOPLE YOU’LL MEET AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH ASIA WITH UNIWORLD.

Clockwise from left: Terra-cotta Warriors, Xi’an, China; Angkor Wat, Cambodia; The Great Wall, China ▶ Vietnamese women in traditional dresses UNIWORLD.COM

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Experience the essence of China & the Yangtze A VENERATED 5,000-YEAR-OLD HISTORY AND CULTURAL LEGACY MAKE CHINA ONE OF THE MOST INTRIGUING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD.

China is both a time capsule of ancient culture and a monumental stage showcasing modern miracles. Explore legendary sites like China’s ancient capital, Xi’an, and its current capital, Beijing. Soak up the vibrant energy of Shanghai or Hong Kong. Spend time in Suzhou’s heavenly gardens and Guilin’s spectacular mountains. Journey to Lhasa, the heart of Tibet; sail the Yangtze, with its spectacular Three Gorges; and walk along the Great Wall. Experience the Eastern wonders you’ve always dreamed of—and uncover hidden treasures you couldn’t possibly have imagined, all while enjoying the modern-day comforts of five-star luxury hotels and well-appointed ships. “My husband and I returned from ‘China, Tibet & the Yangtze,’ and words cannot describe the experience! Above all, though, we feel this trip would not have been nearly as memorable if not for our fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of Chinese history, caring nature, sense of humor, and willingness to constantly go above and beyond what was expected made for an unmatched experience.” – Bernice Carter, June 15, 2013 “China, Tibet & the Yangtze”

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

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A world of inclusions in China FIVE-STAR LUXURY HOTELS Centrally located and carefully selected, five-star luxury hotels offer you regal accommodations, modern-day comforts, and impeccable hospitality.

SHIPS WITH EXCLUSIVE VIP BENEFITS Uniworld Signature Suites provide private balconies and a host of exclusive VIP benefits, such as complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with dinner; express check-in and check-out service; and much more.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES

ELEGANTLY PREPARED CUISINE

Enjoy authentic cultural entertainment, including the Shanghai Acrobats, a Tang Dynasty performance in Xi’an, and a Kung Fu show in Beijing.

Delight in mealtime delicacies featuring a wide variety of menu options, and enjoy distinctive, special-themed meals, such as a Peking duck dinner in Beijing, a traditional dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty dinner in Xi’an, and dim sum lunch in Shanghai.

CAPTIVATING “INSIDER’S VIEW” EXCURSIONS

TRANSPORTATION, FLIGHTS, AND TRANSFERS

Discover China’s legendary landmarks, hidden treasures, and cultural wonders with professionally trained, Englishspeaking Cruise/Tour Managers and local experts.

All transportation is provided for your entire journey within China. Plus, you’ll never need to carry or worry about your bags with our hands-free luggage service.

Tang Dynasty performance, Xi’an, China UNIWORLD.COM

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Cruising the majestic Yangtze THE YANGTZE AND ITS FAMED THREE GORGES Flowing across the breadth of China, the mighty Yangtze River originates from the glaciers on the Tibetan plateau and empties into the East China Sea at Shanghai, nearly 3,500 miles away. The people of China have lived on its banks and sailed its waters for millennia, and the Yangtze’s cultural, economic, and historical influence—like the beauty of its famed Three Gorges—is immeasurable.

some seem to stretch up to the heavens, while others are so wondrously shaped, they’re said to have been created by Shennv, the goddess of the stream, herself.

ELEGANTLY DESIGNED SHIPS Close-up views of the Yangtze’s stunning scenery come standard onboard the elegant Century Legend and Century Paragon, two beautiful ships designed specifically for these waters by an international firm that specializes in the newest marine architecture.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE: Three Gorges: The highlight of your cruise is a narrow passage through the spectacular Three Gorges. The river setting is enchanting, with rushing waters and nearly vertical limestone cliffs, perpetually enveloped in mist and clouds. Qutang Gorge: The spectacular Qutang Gorge is the shortest, but perhaps the most dramatic and majestic, of the Three Gorges. Its sheer, steep cliffs reveal stunning vistas and interesting oddities. Wu Gorge: This gorge is noted for its plunging valley and the tranquil beauty of its luxuriant, forested mountains. The stunning Twelve Peaks flanking the gorge are universally renowned for their picturesque charm and fanciful shapes. Xiling Gorge: The Yangtze’s longest gorge winds 40 miles through rich canyons dotted with fruit orchards, picturesque villages, and historic relics.

Take a morning swim in your ship’s lap pool or have a massage before afternoon tea. Watch a movie in the cinema. Partake in a tai chi lesson or savor a cocktail while marveling at the spectacular views in the six-story Grand Atrium lobby. If you prefer, you can also admire the scenery from the balcony of your spacious Uniworld Signature Suite, which, naturally, was designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.

EXCLUSIVE VIP BENEFITS Enjoy a host of VIP benefits to enhance your cruise experience. Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks will be available in the Executive Reception area 24 hours a day. During dinner, you can enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks. Additionally, Uniworld’s dedicated concierge service provides a variety of other benefits, such as express check-in and check-out, and is always focused on ensuring that your cruise experience is as special as possible; all you need to do is relax and enjoy what is certain to be a memorable trip.

ENJOY THE UNMATCHED SPLENDORS OF THE YANGTZE RIVER AND THE UNEARTHLY WONDERS OF THE THREE GORGES.

Shennv Stream: Running along the Wu Gorge, the Shennv Stream is a still-pristine tributary of the Yangtze River. Among its most notable sights are its magnificent peaks—

Century Paragon Global Dining Hall

For more information on the ships, see pages 36–37.

Yangtze River, China UNIWORLD.COM

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Stay at China’s most luxurious five-star hotels When you travel with Uniworld, you’ll always stay in carefully selected five-star luxury hotels. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, LHASA

THE RITZ-CARLTON, BEIJING

This elegant hotel offers luxury, comfort, and convenience in the heart of the Himalayas. Well-appointed rooms are traditionally Tibetan in design and reveal stunning views.

This five-star oasis provides the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. All the little luxuries of your elegant room ensure you’ll be well-rested for the day’s included excursions.

PUDONG SHANGRI-LA, SHANGHAI

WALDORF ASTORIA SHANGHAI ON THE BUND

The sophisticated décor and plush guest rooms at this modern, cosmopolitan hotel exemplify the renowned standards of Shangri-La Hotels.

At this award-winning hotel, you’ll enjoy exquisite service, sumptuous décor, and jawdropping views. Luxuriate in the comfort of your well-appointed room—a soothing haven from the excitement of Shanghai.

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, GUILIN

KOWLOON SHANGRI-LA, HONG KONG

Opulence and convenience characterize this five-star hotel located on the enchanting Li River. Relax in an elegantly appointed room surrounded by beautiful views.

Award-winning hospitality and luxurious, Asian-accented European furnishings await you at this top-ranked hotel.

Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’an, China UNIWORLD.COM

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Indulge in a dim sum of culinary delights China’s vast size, long history, and diverse population have combined to create some truly extraordinary culinary treats. Uniworld invites you to join us for a taste of the highlights, from Peking duck to dim sum.

PEKING DUCK DINNER Sample Menu

DINING ONBOARD Every day begins with a lavish buffet breakfast comprised of an assortment of fresh breads and pastries, fruits, yogurts, and cereals, as well as bacon and eggs, alongside famous traditional Chinese foods, like dumplings. Lunch offers a variety of hot and cold meats, salads, and a selection of regional specialties. Choose between à la carte dining in the Executive VIP Restaurant or Chinesestyle dining in the main dining room. Guests always enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with dinner.

Complimentary wine and soft drinks served during dinner

APPETIZER Barbecued Beef Steamed Pork Dumpling

SOUP Braised Duck Soup

DINING ONSHORE During land stays at the best hotels, sumptuous buffet breakfasts provide you with the energy you’ll need for days full of exciting excursions. You’ll also be treated to special-themed meals, such as a dim sum lunch in Shanghai, traditional dumpling and Tang Dynasty dinners in Xi’an, a family-hosted lunch in the hutongs of Beijing, and an authentic Peking duck dinner. And during your Tang-Dynasty-themed dinner in Xi’an, you’ll enjoy live entertainment while you dine.

HOT DISHES Table Carved Peking Duck with Mandarin Pancakes, Scallion and Hoi Sin Sauce Pan Fried Cod Fish with Sweet & Spicy Sauce Braised Broccoli with Dried Scallop Clay Pot Braised Duck Rice with Flower Mushroom

DESSERT Mango Pudding

CONFUCIUS TAUGHT THAT THE ART OF

Almond Bean Curd

COOKING IS AS MUCH ABOUT SHARING THE EXPERIENCE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS IT IS ABOUT THE FOOD ITSELF.

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Explore the world-class gems of China

BEIJING

SHANGHAI

China’s capital, and one of its oldest cities, offers imperial splendors and contemporary marvels. It’s also your gateway to the UNESCO-designated Great Wall and the 180-acre Forbidden City, which is the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world, with more than 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms.

The largest and most exhilarating city in China flaunts an eclectic mix of architectural styles and a world-class shopping district. It is for this reason Shanghai has also been known as the “Pearl of the Orient” and the “Paris of the East.”

XI’AN

YANGTZE RIVER

As the cradle of Chinese culture, Xi’an was capital to the first dynasty of China. It is also home to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, made up of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors, horses, and chariots. It’s one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Yangtze River forged the magnificent Wu, Xiling, and Qutang gorges over many centuries. Collectively known as the Three Gorges, these wonders of the natural world offer dramatic and varied scenery.

LHASA, TIBET

GUILIN

Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhists and the location of their most sacred site, the UNESCOdesignated Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, the holiest site in Tibet, as well as the Sera Monastery.

Guilin is said to have the “finest mountains and rivers under heaven.” Its surreal rock formations and the colorfully lit stalactites and stalagmites of the Reed Flute Cave have delighted visitors for centuries.

Terra-cotta Warriors, Xi’an, China UNIWORLD.COM

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Make more memories in China with optional extensions

HONG KONG, CHINA

HONG KONG & GUILIN, CHINA

Discover Hong Kong’s vibrant blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

Inspiration awaits in breathtaking Guilin and cosmopolitan Hong Kong.

Dynamic Hong Kong offers its visitors an exhilarating blend of Eastern and Western delights. Pick up a treasure or two at one of the city’s famous gem factory outlets. Explore Hong Kong Island with a ride up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Visit Repulse Bay and the fishing village at Aberdeen. This post-cruise/tour extension is the perfect way to cap off your memorable journey.

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights at the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong (or similar) Buffet breakfast daily Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village Flight from Shanghai or Beijing to Hong Kong

This post-cruise/tour extension combines the unique landscapes of Guilin, which have inspired Chinese artists and poets for centuries, with the urbane pleasures of vibrant Hong Kong. Relax on a spectacular cruise down the ethereal Li River, and then get ready to be enthralled by the hustle and bustle of lively Hong Kong.

1 night at the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin (or similar) 3 nights at the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong (or similar) Buffet breakfast daily Guided tour of Guilin Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch

Private arrival and departure transfers

Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour

All service charges, taxes, and porterage

Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village

From $1,349 per person†

From $1,949 per person†

(Single supplement from $549) †Price depends on season of travel.

(Single supplement from $699) †Price depends on season of travel.

Included in your 5-day stay:

Flights from Shanghai to Guilin and Guilin to Hong Kong Private arrival and departure transfers All service charges, taxes, and porterage

Guilin, China UNIWORLD.COM

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

TRAVEL

3-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Paragon* 7 nights in luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* Tips for local experts and drivers All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 62)

TASTE

10 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner Complimentary wine and beer during onboard dinners Special-themed meals: hutong familyhosted lunch, traditional dumpling banquet, Tang Dynasty dinner, and dim sum lunch EXPLORE

9 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on select excursions throughout your trip EXPERIENCE

Exclusive VIP benefits onboard Group photo Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty show, and the Shanghai Acrobats *Ship and hotels are subject to change. Note: While the Century Paragon is a friendly and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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The Great Wall, Beijing, China

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No less amazing than the man-made marvels are the natural wonders you’ll experience. Stand in awe at the stunning Hong Kong scenery as you cruise the Yangtze River, where the famous Three Gorges (the Qutang, Wu, and Xiling) will take your breath away with their mist-enshrouded cliffs and majestic waters. Explore the Shennv Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze along the Wu gorge, to get an up-close look at this stillpristine landscape. Experience the myriad highlights of China on this all-encompassing adventure.

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennv Stream

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Maoping, Yichang (disembark), fly to Shanghai

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CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

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Aug 13, 20 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 8, 15, 22, 29

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Those who would like to sample the highlights of the region, from the excitement of Beijing and Shanghai to the ancient splendors of the Terra-cotta Warriors and the Great Wall—all accentuated by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Yangtze.

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Highlights of China & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

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Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

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Start the day touring the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO-designated site completed in the 15th century. A masterpiece of architectural and landscape design, it influenced architecture throughout China for centuries. Next, you’ll visit the giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tiananmen Square,

Forbidden City, hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch, and Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine Your first full day in Beijing takes you to Tiananmen Square, which is both a center of modern civic life in Beijing and the gateway to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, it is surrounded by monuments to Chairman Mao and the Communist revolution that transformed China following WWII. You’ll stroll through the square and enter the Forbidden City, the 180-acre precinct of China’s historic emperors. Begun in the 15th century, the complex grew to encompass palaces and gardens, quarters for the imperial family, and offices for bureaucrats. This vast compound houses many treasures of the Qing and Ming dynasties.

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show at Beijing’s Red Theatre Walk along a section of the legendary Great Wall, a UNESCO-designated site that has been one of the manmade wonders of the world since it was originally built in the sixth century to keep out invaders from the north. Back in Beijing, spend the evening enjoying a spectacular show that combines

Twenty-four centuries ago, China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was entombed with a vast army of warriors and horses made of clay. The large tomb complex lay undisturbed until the 20th century, when it became one of the most astonishing archaeological finds ever recorded. Only about 8,000 of the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses have been excavated; no one knows for sure how many more figures remain concealed. You’ll visit the museum where some of these figures are exhibited and learn how they were created. Then you’ll see the massive defensive wall built around Xi’an by the first Ming emperor in the 15th century. In the evening, indulge in a lovely traditional dinner—complete with chou-jiu, a milky rice wine served warm—and a cultural performance that re-creates the music, folk dances, and traditional costumes of the Tang Dynasty.

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FEATURED EXCURSION: Big Wild Goose Pagoda and

FEATURED EXCURSION: Three Gorges Dam

traditional dumpling banquet Visit the seven-story Big Wild Goose Pagoda, sacred to Buddhists since the seventh century; tradition says that throwing coins from the pagoda’s windows brings good luck. Enjoy a sumptuous dumpling banquet before flying to Chongqing, where you’ll board your elegant ship. DAY 7

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Before you disembark in Yichang, you’ll visit the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam, which is designed to control flooding on the Yangtze and provide electrical power to a vast swath of the country. Its location has caused controversy, but its scale is a tribute to the nation’s ambition. Then you’ll catch a flight to Shanghai, where you’ll settle into your room at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and relax over a delicious dinner at your hotel.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Shibao Pagoda

DAY 10

Though the Yangtze is almost 3,500 miles long, the 75 miles known as the Three Gorges is famous for its matchless scenery. Every view is a picture straight out of China’s iconic watercolor illustrations. The ship will stop at Shibao Pagoda, a colorful temple built into the side of a steep hill that is now an island as a result of rising waters from the Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception with complimentary wine in the evening.

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PAY-IN-FULL SAVINGS

Save $800 per couple. Offer expires October 31, 2014. EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Save $400 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. PRICING PER PERSON Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

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lunch, and Shanghai Acrobats performance Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, and admire the view of the Pudong district with its spectacular skyscrapers. After savoring a tasty and traditional dim sum lunch at the Waldorf Astoria on the Bund, you’ll have time to browse through the district’s shops. In the evening, be dazzled by the world-renowned Shanghai Acrobats.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Explore Shennv Stream

DAY 11

Board a small boat for a cruise down the Shennv Stream, a pristine tributary of the Yangtze, to explore the beautiful landscape of the Wu Gorge. Later in the day, your ship will navigate the enormous Three Gorges Dam locks. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine will be served.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your adventure with one of our memorable optional extensions.

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CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to the Presidential Suite:

$1,899

Presidential Suite Please see Deck Plan on page 37.

• Single supplement applies for single accommodation. • Triple accommodation is available with a rollaway bed. • International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. • Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. • Above prices include all intra-tour air flights. • Prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in Uniworld Signature Suites. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSIONS

Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Guilin

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights in Hong Kong | Buffet breakfast daily | Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour | Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | Private transfers | All service charges, taxes, and porterage

From $1,349 per person†

Included in your 5-day stay: 1 night in Guilin | 3 nights in Hong Kong | Buffet breakfast daily | Guided tour of Guilin | Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch | Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour | Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village | Flights from Shanghai to Guilin and Guilin to Hong Kong | Private transfers | All service charges, taxes, and porterage From $1,949 per person†

(Single supplement from $549) †Price depends on season of travel. Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Shanghai. Please see page 19 for more details.

(Single supplement from $699) †Price depends on season of travel. Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Shanghai. Please see page 19 for more details. UNIWORLD.COM

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Treasures of China & the Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing | 12 Days

TRAVEL

4-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Paragon* 7 nights in luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* Tips for local experts and drivers All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 62)

TASTE

11 buffet breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner Complimentary wine and beer during onboard dinners Peking duck Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing Special-themed meals: dim sum lunch, traditional dumpling banquet, Tang Dynasty dinner, and hutong familyhosted lunch EXPLORE

10 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on select excursions throughout your trip EXPERIENCE

Exclusive VIP benefits onboard Group photo Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty show, and the Shanghai Acrobats *Ship and hotels are subject to change. Note: While the Century Paragon is a friendly and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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NORTH KOREA

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Maoping, cruising the Yangtze River

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennv Stream

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

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DISCOVER THE GLORIES OF CHINA’S HISTORY AND CULTURE, FROM BOOMING SHANGHAI TO THE ANCIENT Pacific Ocean FORBIDDEN CITY. This voyage through China will carry you from the ultramodern high-rises of Shanghai to the ancient wonder of the Great Wall, revealing the amazing diversity of this great country along the way. Follow the mighty Yangtze into the heart of China, reveling in the mist-shrouded shrines and fanciful, weathershaped rock formations of the ravishing Three Gorges. This program provides insight into the marvels of both ancient and modern China alike, with a focus on the great Yangtze River itself, punctuated by three exciting cities: Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing. Let the bustle of Shanghai, China’s largest city, dazzle you and the famous Shanghai Acrobats delight you. Come face-to-face with the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, once buried with the first emperor of China and meant to protect him in the afterlife. Then visit Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and walk along the legendary Great Wall, one of the wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ◀

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

With your English-speaking local experts and Cruise/Tour Kong Managers sharingHong their knowledge of China’s extraordinary history, landmarks, people, and culture, you’ll experience fully the treasures of China.

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Xi’an

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Xi’an, fly to Beijing

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Beijing

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Beijing

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Beijing, transfer to the airport

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

Apr 1, 15 May 6, 20 Jun 10, 24 Jul

15, 29

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Aug 19

Those who would like to experience the astonishing contrasts that China has to offer, from the ancient wonder of the Great Wall and the natural treasures to be found along the Yangtze, to the modern bustle and excitement of Shanghai and Beijing.

Sep 2, 9, 16 Oct 7, 14, 21

Shanghai, China UNIWORLD.COM

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Treasures of China & the Yangtze Shanghai to Beijing | 12 Days

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Board a small boat for a cruise down the Shennv Stream, a pristine tributary of the Yangtze, to explore the beautiful landscape of the Wu Gorge.

Long a bustling commercial center, Shanghai has become one of the world’s most exciting cities, brimming with spectacular skyscrapers designed by world-famous architects. In the morning, you’ll stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, and get a sense of its 19th-century roots. Then enjoy a traditional dim sum lunch at the Pudong Shangri-La, after which you’ll have time to browse through the district’s intriguing shops. In the evening, a performance by the worldrenowned Shanghai Acrobats will dazzle you.

Shanghai, fly to Yichang

DAY 6

FEATURED EXCURSION: Shibao Pagoda

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Begin the day with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, a stunning contemporary structure that houses treasures of Chinese art, including ancient bronzes from the Shang and Zhou periods, exquisite jades, calligraphic works from many dynasties, and Ming and Qing furniture. Then you’ll fly to Yichang, where you’ll board your elegant ship.

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Disembark in Chongqing, the booming capital of western China. As part of your city tour, you’ll visit the giant pandas at the Chongqing Zoo. Then you’ll catch a flight to the ancient city of Xi’an, where you’ll settle into the Shangri-La Xi’an hotel and savor an extraordinary dumpling banquet in the city widely considered the home of the dumpling.

The Yangtze River, Three Gorges, China

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The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric project, and it is changing the landscape and the economy of the nation. It is designed to both generate power to fuel China’s

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Shibao Pagoda, whose red walls and yellow gate are a Yangtze River landmark, was built into the side of a hill in the 18th century. Although the temple is 12 stories tall, only its top 3 stories tower above the tor. Make a wish and climb the stairs; legend has it that the higher you climb, the more likely it is that your wish will come true. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine will be served. DAY 7

FEATURED EXCURSION: Three Gorges Dam

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

FEATURED EXCURSION: Shanghai Museum

DAY 4

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DAY 3

economic growth and control flooding on the Yangtze. You’ll visit this astonishing feat of modern engineering before setting sail along the most scenic section of the Yangtze, the Three Gorges. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception with complimentary wine.

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centuries. Back in Beijing, spend the evening at the Red Theatre, taking in a spectacular show that combines kung fu prowess with acrobatics and dance.

Warriors and Horses, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner show

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Xi’an

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Twenty-four centuries ago, China’s first emperor was entombed with a vast army of warriors and horses made of clay. The tomb complex lay undisturbed until the 20th century. Only about 8,000 of the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses have been excavated thus far, some of which you’ll visit at the museum. Then you’ll see the massive defensive wall built around Xi’an in the 15th century. During the evening, indulge in a traditional dinner and a performance that re-creates the music, folk dances, and costumes of the Tang Dynasty. DAY 9

Xi’an, fly to Beijing

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Today, you’ll catch a flight to Beijing. Before checking into the Ritz-Carlton, Beijing hotel, you’ll visit the UNESCO-designated Temple of Heaven. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel. DAY 10

Beijing

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show at Beijing’s Red Theatre Start the day off with a visit to one of the nation’s most iconic sights, the UNESCO World Heritagedesignated Great Wall of China. Walk along the top of the wall to appreciate just how formidable a barrier it would have been to the nomadic mounted warriors who confronted it over the

Beijing

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PAY-IN-FULL SAVINGS

Save $800 per couple. Offer expires October 31, 2014. EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Save $400 per couple. Offer expires January 15, 2015. PRICING PER PERSON

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tiananmen Square,

Forbidden City, hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch, and Peking duck Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine

Ship

Cruise/Tour Start Dates

Century Paragon

Apr 1, 15 May 6, 20 Jun 10 Jun 24 Jul 15, 29 Aug 19 Sep 2 Sep 9, 16 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21

The last full day of your China adventure begins in broad Tiananmen Square, which is both the heart of modern Beijing and a gateway to the wonders of imperial China. Chairman Mao’s mausoleum borders the square, as does the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll visit today. Your next stop will take you to the backbone of Old Beijing—the ancient residential lanes known as the hutongs. Hop aboard a rickshaw for a behindthe-scenes tour of these historic neighborhoods, where you can still see the region’s traditional courtyard homes. You’ll be invited to join a family in their home for a delicious traditional lunch. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner of succulent Peking duck, a signature dish of the city since imperial times. DAY 12

Depart Beijing

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Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your adventure with our memorable optional extension.

Cruise/Tour

$4,499 $4,699 $4,449 $4,299 $4,299 $4,299 $4,699 $4,749 $4,749 $4,599 $4,499

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to the Presidential Suite:

Presidential Suite

$1,999

Please see Deck Plan on page 37. • Single supplement applies for single accommodation. • Triple accommodation is available with a rollaway bed. • International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. • Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. • Above prices include all intra-tour air flights. • Prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in Uniworld Signature Suites. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Chongqing, China

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSION

Hong Kong Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights in Hong Kong | Buffet breakfast daily | Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour | Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village | Flight from Beijing to Hong Kong | Private transfers | All service charges, taxes, and porterage

From $1,499 per person† (Single supplement from $549) †Price depends on season of travel. Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Beijing. Please see page 19 for more details. UNIWORLD.COM

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

TRAVEL

3-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Legend* 10 nights in luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* Tips for local experts and drivers All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 62)

TASTE

13 buffet breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner Complimentary wine and beer during onboard dinners Special-themed meals: hutong familyhosted lunch, traditional dumpling banquet, Tang Dynasty dinner, dinner with folk show, and dim sum lunch EXPLORE

10 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on select excursions throughout your trip EXPERIENCE

Exclusive VIP benefits onboard Group photo Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty show, and the Shanghai Acrobats *Ship and hotels are subject to change. Note: While the Century Legend is a friendly and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

5,799

$ From

28

per person, cruise/tour


MONGOLIA

Beijing to Shanghai The Grea t Wall 3

Beijing

3

Daning River

Shibaozhai Chongqing

Yellow Sea

2

Shennv Stream Three Gorges Dam

Yichang Three Gorges

3-NIGHT YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

NEPAL BHUTAN

Ri ver

Xi’an

Lhasa

Korea Bay

Gulf of China

CHINA

Tibet

DAY PORT/CITY

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Maoping

Shanghai

East China Sea

INDIA

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Beijing

2

Beijing

3

Beijing

4

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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Xi’an

6

Xi’an, fly to Lhasa

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Lhasa

8

Lhasa

9

Lhasa, fly to Chongqing (embark), cruising the Yangtze River

10

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

11

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennv Stream

12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Maoping, Yichang (disembark), fly to Shanghai

13

Shanghai

14

Shanghai, transfer to the airport

MYANMAR #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

FLIGHT

UNESCO SITE

Hong Kong WORLD EXPERIENCE A SOUL-ENRICHING JOURNEY ON THIS PROGRAM ABOUNDING WITH UNESCO r HERITAGE SITES. Rive ze Yangt

Lhasa means “holy land,” and Lhasa—the ancient capital city of Tibet—is the spiritual soul of the region. In existence since the seventh century and ruled by the Dalai Lamas from the early 1600s until 1959, Tibet has long been associated with tranquility and spirituality. Marvel at Lhasa’s unique architecture—from gilt-roofed temples and colorfully decorated monasteries to the practical, energy-efficient design of its traditional houses—and discover the serenity of wandering through its peaceful gardens. You’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, as well as the Sera Monastery. While in Beijing, explore the UNESCO-designated Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Marvel at the life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors in Xi’an. Cruise the most scenic section of the Yangtze River with its famous Three Gorges (the Qutang, Wu, and Xiling). While each of the three is spectacular, nothing can compare ◀

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China

to the mesmerizing vistas created by the narrow switchbacks of the beautiful Qutang Gorge. Visit the Shibao Pagoda, a charming red, 12-story wooden temple (built without the use of nails) that rises dramatically above the river. Then conclude your astonishing trip in breathtaking Shanghai, China’s largest city, where you’ll be treated to water-front views, delicious dim sum, and a performance by the astonishing Shanghai Acrobats. Throughout your journey, the majestic scenery, soul-enriching spirituality, rich cultural performances, and wonderful people of China will reward you with unforgettable memories.

CRUISE/TOUR START DATES

Apr 10, 24 May 8, 22 Jun 19 Jul

3, 24

Aug 14 Sep 4, 11, 18 Oct 9, 16

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Travelers who appreciate the yin and yang of life will find a wonderful balance between the burgeoning urban centers of Beijing and Shanghai and the tranquility of Tibet.

Inside Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China UNIWORLD.COM

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China, Tibet & the Yangtze Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

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Beijing

Arrive at the airport, where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative who will escort you to the Ritz-Carlton Beijing. DAY 2

Beijing

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Your first full day in Beijing takes you to Tiananmen Square, which is both a center of contemporary civic life in Beijing and the gateway to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, you’ll take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs, the historic neighborhoods of Old Beijing. A local family will invite you into their home for lunch. Later in the evening, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner of succulent Peking duck, a signature dish of the city, with wine.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: The Great Wall and Kung Fu

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Museum of the Terra-cotta

Visit the museum that is home to over 8,000 lifesized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. You’ll then see the ancient city wall built to protect Xi’an from invaders. In the evening, indulge in a dinner and cultural performance that re-creates the music, folk dances, and traditional costumes of the Tang Dynasty. DAY 6

Xi’an, fly to Lhasa

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Walk along the UNESCO-designated Great Wall. Later in the evening, be treated to a mesmerizing show that combines kung fu prowess with acrobatics and dance; it’s the best performance in town.

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Fly to Lhasa, the ancient cultural and religious center of Tibet, and check into the supremely comfortable Shangri-La Lhasa hotel, where you’ll enjoy dinner in the evening. DAY 7

show at Beijing’s Red Theatre

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Jokhang Temple and Tibet

Museum

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Temple of Heaven, Beijing

See the holiest site in Tibet: gold-domed Jokhang Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains a seventh-century statue of Buddha. Tour the rich collection of prehistoric artifacts at the Tibet Museum. Visit a Lhasa family’s home, and then savor dinner accompanied by a traditional folk show.

Zoo with giant panda visit, and traditional dumpling banquet

DAY 8

DAY 4

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

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The Temple of Heaven is a UNESCO-designated site that dates back to the 15th century. A masterpiece of architectural and landscape design, it influenced architecture throughout China for centuries. Next, you’ll visit the giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Potala Palace and Sera

Monastery The vast, UNESCO-designated Potala Palace is exceptionally well-preserved. Wander through its

Lhasa, Tibet, China

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Xi’an

Warriors and Horses, City Wall, and Tang Dynasty dinner show

Forbidden City, hutongs tour with home-hosted lunch, and Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tiananmen Square,

DAY 3

After lunch, you’ll fly to the ancient city of Xi’an, where you’ll settle into the Shangri-La Xi’an hotel before heading to a local restaurant to feast on the delicious dumplings that are a specialty of the region.

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chapels as pilgrims make offerings at thousandyear-old altars, and admire the religious paintings called thangkas. From here, you’ll head off to see Sera Monastery’s colorful murals and mandalas. DAY 9

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Before you disembark in Yichang, you’ll tour the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam, which supplies power to millions of people. Following your visit, you’ll fly to Shanghai. Settle into your lovely room in the Pudong Shangri-La and relax over a buffet dinner at your hotel.

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

DAY 13

FEATURED EXCURSION: Shibao Pagoda

Shanghai

Mist-shrouded peaks loom above the winding Yangtze for miles as you cruise through the Three Gorges region. Every view is a picture straight out of China’s iconic watercolor illustrations. Your ship will stop at the Shibao Pagoda, a colorful 12-story temple built into the side of a hill that is now an island as a result of the rising waters from the Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception with complimentary wine in the evening.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Shanghai city tour, dim sum

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Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennv Stream FEATURED EXCURSION: Explore Shennv Stream

Board a small boat for a cruise down the Shennv Stream, a pristine tributary of the Yangtze, to explore the beautiful landscape of the Wu Gorge. Later in the day, your ship will navigate the enormous Three Gorges Dam locks. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine will be served.

PAY-IN-FULL SAVINGS

Save $800 per couple. Offer expires October 31, 2014.

FEATURED EXCURSION: Three Gorges Dam

Lhasa, fly to Chongqing, cruising the Yangtze River

DAY 10

DAY 12

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Cruise/Tour Start Dates

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lunch, and Shanghai Acrobats performance Shanghai, located at the mouth of the Yangtze, has been a trading center for 400 years. Today, it’s an economic dynamo with one of the busiest ports in the world. Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade, and take in its historic buildings and its spectacular view of the high-rises that typify China’s largest city. Savor a dim sum lunch at the Pudong Shangri-La; then take some time to browse through the district’s unique shops. In the evening, prepare to be dazzled by the worldrenowned Shanghai Acrobats. DAY 14

Depart Shanghai

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CB/BB

Cruise/Tour

$6,049 $6,049 $5,949 $5,849 $5,799 $5,799 $6,249 $6,249 $6,199

CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to the Presidential Suite:

$1,899

Presidential Suite Please see Deck Plan on page 37.

• Single supplement applies for single accommodation. • Triple accommodation is available with a rollaway bed. • International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. • Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. • Above prices include all intra-tour air flights. • Prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in Uniworld Signature Suites. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue your adventure with one of our memorable optional extensions.

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSIONS

Hong Kong

Hong Kong and Guilin

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights in Hong Kong | Buffet breakfast daily | Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour | Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village | Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong | Private transfers | All service charges, taxes, and porterage

From $1,349 per person†

Included in your 5-day stay: 1 night in Guilin | 3 nights in Hong Kong | Buffet breakfast daily | Guided tour of Guilin | Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo tour with lunch | Exclusive Hong Kong Island tour | Boat-ride cruise at Aberdeen Fishing Village | Flights from Shanghai to Guilin and Guilin to Hong Kong | Private transfers | All service charges, taxes, and porterage From $1,949 per person†

(Single supplement from $549) †Price depends on season of travel. Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Shanghai. Please see page 19 for more details.

(Single supplement from $699) †Price depends on season of travel. Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that end in Shanghai. Please see page 19 for more details. UNIWORLD.COM

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

TRAVEL

4-night Yangtze River cruise in a riverview Uniworld Signature Suite with a private balcony onboard the Century Legend* 13 nights in luxury hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* Tips for local experts and drivers All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within China All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 62)

TASTE

17 buffet breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinners Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine in Beijing Captain’s Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner Complimentary wine and beer during onboard dinners Special-themed meals: hutong familyhosted lunch, traditional dumpling banquet, Tang Dynasty dinner, and dim sum lunch EXPLORE

16 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip (except in Hong Kong)

State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on select excursions throughout your trip EXPERIENCE

Exclusive VIP benefits onboard Group photo Exciting evening entertainment, including a Kung Fu show, a Tang Dynasty show, and the Shanghai Acrobats *Ship and hotels are subject to change. Note: While the Century Legend is a friendly and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

6,399

$ From

32

per person, cruise/tour


The Grea t Wall

Beijing to Hong Kong NORTH Korea KOREA

4

Beijing Gulf of China

4-NIGHT YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

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Tongli

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Shanghai East China Sea

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Maoping

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Chongqing

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MYANMAR

Ta iw an Str ait

Guilin 2 Li River Yangshuo

Bay of Bengal

JAPAN

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Three Gorges Dam

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2

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Yellow Sea

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Xi’an

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Bay

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CHINA

Sea of Japan

Pacific Ocean

South China Sea

1

Beijing

2

Beijing

3

Beijing

4

Beijing

5

Beijing, fly to Xi’an

6

Xi’an

7

Xi’an, fly to Shanghai, Tongli, Suzhou

8

Suzhou, Shanghai

9

Shanghai

10

Shanghai, fly to Yichang (embark)

11

Maoping, cruising the Yangtze River

12

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shennv Stream

13

Cruising the Yangtze River, Shibaozhai

14

Chongqing (disembark), fly to Guilin

15

Guilin, cruising the Li River, Yangshuo

16

Guilin, fly to Hong Kong

17

Hong Kong

18

Hong Kong, transfer to the airport

LAOS #

NIGHTS ONSHORE

CRUISE

FLIGHT

UNESCO SITE

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EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF CHINA—FROM ITS BUSTLING CITIES TO ITS NATURAL WONDERS—ALL IN ONE GRAND JOURNEY. From thriving contemporary cities (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong) and monumental manmade marvels (the Great Wall and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses) to glorious landscapes (Suzhou, the Yangtze, and Guilin), this extraordinary expedition is the perfect introduction to the grand sweep of ancient and modern China. Begin in Beijing, home to some of China’s most famous sites. Unlock the secrets of the Forbidden City and feel the aftershocks of history in Tiananmen Square. Walk along the Great Wall and marvel at the UNESCO-designated Temple of Heaven. Then fly to Xi’an and be awestruck by the sheer enormity of the Terra-cotta Army, the life-sized warriors and horses that still stand guard over the tomb of China’s first emperor. Visit Guilin’s Reed Flute Cave, where stalactites and stalagmites flaunt dazzling colors. Take a cruise down the bucolic Li River. Wander around the exquisite, tranquil Humble

Administrator’s Garden in Suzhou. And sail the magnificent Yangtze River, with its spectacular Three Gorges, mistshrouded shrines, and astonishing rock formations. Along the way, enjoy a plethora of cultural pleasures, including a thrilling Kung Fu show in Beijing, a Tang Dynasty folklore performance and dinner in Xi’an, and an acrobatic extravaganza in Shanghai.

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Grand China & the Yangtze Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

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Forbidden City, foot massage, and Peking duck Welcome Dinner with complimentary wine Begin your exciting discovery of China with a visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You’ll stroll through the square and enter the 180-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its characteristic red walls and yellow tile roofs. After your tour, relax with a traditional foot massage; later, indulge in a Welcome Dinner of succulent Peking duck with wine.

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There is no sight in China more iconic than the UNESCO-designated Great Wall. Spend some time exploring and walking along the wall before enjoying lunch at the foot of the wall, amid the lovely pine and cypress forests. Back in Beijing, your eventful day continues with a spectacular show that combines kung fu prowess with acrobatics and dance at Beijing’s famous Red Theatre.

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Fly to the ancient Tang Dynasty capital of Xi’an, where you’ll be greeted with a special welcome ceremony at the city gate; then breeze through your hotel check-in at the Hilton Xi’an hotel. In the evening, indulge in a wonderful dinner and cultural performance that re-creates the music, folk dances, and historic costumes of the Tang Dynasty.

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Chongqing, fly to Guilin

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Disembark in Chongqing. Visit the giant pandas at the zoo before flying to Guilin and settling into your room at the Shangri-La Hotel.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Shanghai city tour, dim sum

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Enjoy a tour along Shanghai’s famous waterfront promenade, the Bund, followed by a delicious dim sum lunch at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. In the evening, you’ll be astonished by the Shanghai Acrobats. DAY 10

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Cruise the serene Li River, where time seems to have stood still for centuries. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

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Reed Flute Cave Visit a tea plantation, where you’ll learn about this vital Chinese export. Later on, marvel at the rainbow-colored stalactites in the Reed Flute Cave. You’ll then fly to Hong Kong and check into the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel.

$1,999

Please see Deck Plan on page 37. • Single supplement applies for single accommodation. • Triple accommodation is available with a rollaway bed. • International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. • Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. • Above prices include all intra-tour air flights. • Prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in Uniworld Signature Suites. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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Board a small boat for a cruise down the Shennv Stream, a pristine tributary of the Yangtze, to explore the beautiful landscape of the Wu Gorge.

See the best of the island on your guided tour of Hong Kong, including Victoria Peak, the Aberdeen Fishing Village, and Stanley Market.

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Guilin, fly to Hong Kong

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China River Cruise Ships The elegant Century Legend and Century Paragon are two modern ships designed by European architects and shipbuilders who specialize in the newest marine architecture. The many defining features of the ships include: two restaurants, two bars, cinema, indoor lap pool with relaxation area and pool bar, fitness center, spa, game room, reading room, boutique, and so much more.

UNIWORLD SIGNATURE SUITES To ensure your comfort and convenience during your river cruise, your Uniworld Signature Suite provides many amenities, from satellite TV to a cozy sitting area and private balcony. Bathrooms with tubs offer soft robes, slippers, and fine bath products. And those who desire even more space can select one of our two Presidential Suites, which boast 1,140 square feet and include other special features. While sailing with Uniworld, you’ll be treated to a host of special VIP benefits designed to ensure that your onboard stay is as memorable as possible.

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UNIWORLD SIGNATURE SUITES OFFER: Private balconies; cozy sitting areas; bathrooms with comfy robes, slippers, and fine bath products; satellite TVs with a variety of viewing options; individually controlled air-conditioning; and mini bars.

Fitness Center

Observation Deck

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Executive Desk/Reception

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PUBLIC AREAS: Dining Hall

Two restaurants, including the Executive VIP Restaurant; six-story atrium; multi-function lounge; spa with massage services; salon; fitness center; lap pool with relaxation area and pool bar; cinema; game room; library; boutique; and elevator.

Main Deck

A host of cultural classes and events—including tai chi, folk dance, and Chinese calligraphy—are provided throughout your cruise. Lower Deck Spa & Massage

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Vietnam & Cambodia: two worlds, one river AS YOU TRAVEL FROM VIBRANT VIETNAM TO MYSTICAL, WONDROUS CAMBODIA, YOU’LL DISCOVER TWO COUNTRIES, TWO CULTURES, AND TWO WAYS OF LIFE LINKED BY ONE RIVER—THE MAGICAL MEKONG.

Perfect for those who crave a more expeditionary type of journey, Uniworld’s Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary offers guests the opportunity to experience two countries whose traditional charm and exceptional beauty are just beginning to open up to the outside world. See how old-world markets and ancient monuments are harmoniously intertwined with the incredible boom of modern architecture in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and Cambodia’s Phnom Penh. From these lively cities, step back in time to uncover the peaceful rhythms of rural life that still endure along the mystical Mekong—gateway to floating villages. Take in the timeless landscapes, and let your inner adventurer go wild at the ancient Angkor jungle temples, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. “The cruise/tour surpassed all our expectations. Each day’s excursions and the knowledgeable guides provided countless, first-hand opportunities to experience multiple facets of Vietnam and Cambodia. Every day, we wondered if we had died and gone to heaven! In short, the cruise/tour was outstanding from beginning to end!” – Eileen Donoghue, October 2, 2013 “Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong” Siem Reap, Cambodia

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GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY ONSHORE AND ONBOARD

VIP BENEFITS ONBOARD AND ONSHORE

Whether onshore or onboard, you will be treated to an intimate experience with the most gracious and attentive service to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Exclusive VIP benefits—including private check-in at each hotel, welcome drinks, fruit platters and flowers upon arrival, a bathrobe embroidered with your initials, and more—will make your trip extra special.

CAPTIVATING “INSIDER’S VIEW” EXCURSIONS

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES

With no more than 20 guests in a group and the masterful guidance of your Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager and local experts, you’ll enjoy more intimate, authentic, and immersive excursions.

Enjoy Welcome and Farewell Dinners onshore, as well as a traditional Cambodian Apsara dance performance while in Siem Reap.

DELICIOUS, ARTFULLY PREPARED CUISINE

TRANSPORTATION, FLIGHTS, AND TRANSFERS

Discover the delights of new cuisines and traditional favorites with a variety of dining options sure to please even the most discerning palate.

Take comfort knowing that your transportation needs are covered throughout your entire journey, including intra-Asia flights, airport transfers, and private check-in service at all hotels.

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Sail back through the centuries along the Mekong THE MATCHLESS MEKONG, MEANING “MOTHER OF WATER” For thousands of years, the Mekong has been an important trade route between the many villages along its shores. Today, more than 60 million people in Vietnam and Cambodia depend on this river for their livelihood and it is home to more species of large fish than any other river in the world. Now you can visit the peaceful villages along this as-yet untamed river and delight in the unique natural beauty of the magic Mekong onboard Uniworld’s River Orchid. Life along the Mekong may seem far removed from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, but on this once-ina-lifetime journey, you’ll get the chance to meet with a local family and see their village through their eyes. You may even be invited into their home, where you can see someone weaving silk scarves and table linens on the family’s loom, just as has been done for generations.

SMALL GROUPS OF NO MORE THAN 20 You will visit many villages and floating markets by boarding a traditional sampan directly from your cruise ship. Onboard your sampan, you’ll often be served fresh fruits and beverages while your Cruise/Tour Manager and local experts guide you to destinations that lie off the beaten path. With a small group of no more than 20 people, you’ll enjoy authentic, immersive experiences that are designed to give you a complete understanding of the local culture and the way of life along the river. This means that whether you’re touring an astounding temple or learning about the medicinal uses of indigenous fruits and plants from local villagers, you’ll have genuine experiences every step of the way.

Wat Hanchey, Cambodia

AN INTIMATE EXPERIENCE ONBOARD Uniworld’s commitment to intimacy extends to your shipboard experience as well. The River Orchid boasts no more than 58 guests at a time, which means you will be treated to gracious and personalized service. The staff onboard the River Orchid will be there to ensure you have everything you need—morning, noon, and night. Whether you are sitting on the spacious sun deck being served a refreshing complimentary beverage as you watch the passing scenery or you are listening to an enlightening lecture, your staff will stand ready to make your stay as special and comfortable as can be.

DISCOVER THE RHYTHMS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE Cruising along the Mekong takes you back in time to another century, where the rhythms of the countryside remain unchanged. Travelers who wish to go with the flow of the river and experience a more rigorous type of adventure will find that a journey along the Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia is certain to leave a lasting impression on both your heart and mind for years to come. For more information on the ship, see pages 56–57.

TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLDS JOINED BY ONE LIFE-GIVING RIVER CREATE AN AMAZING JOURNEY FOR THOSE WHO CRAVE A MORE ADVENTUROUS AND EXPEDITIONARY TYPE OF TRAVEL.

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Stay at five-star hotels in Vietnam & Cambodia INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WESTLAKE HANOI, VIETNAM Superbly situated on the serene waters of Westlake and adjacent to the famous 800-year-old Golden Lotus Pagoda, this hotel offers a breathtaking retreat. All rooms at the InterContinental feature contemporary Vietnamese furnishings, expansive spa-like baths with soaking tub, and spacious private balconies with superb views of tranquil Westlake, the hotel pool, and the Hanoi skyline. In the evening, make sure to stroll across the romantic torchlit bridge to the hotel’s Sunset Bar, which is set on its own island.

PARK HYATT SAIGON HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM Experience the essence of the modern Vietnamese lifestyle at this five-star hotel—considered to be the best in the city—which provides a tranquil urban oasis. The rooms at the Park Hyatt blend sophisticated design and décor with modern comforts, including baths with walk-in rain showers, and beds with plush pillows and duvets.

VICTORIA ANGKOR RESORT & SPA SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA The graceful colonial architecture of this hotel perfectly embodies the comfort, elegance, and refinement of the French art de vivre tradition. One of the most beautiful hotels in Siem Reap, offering an intimate encounter with Cambodian culture, while never skimping on luxury. Guest rooms feature rich hardwood floors, bamboo accents, and private balconies with lush garden and pool views. A special treat awaits: an embroidered bathrobe with your name to use and take home.

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Discover new cuisines in culturally rich settings At Uniworld, we—like Confucius—delight in entertaining honored guests from distant quarters; that’s why we plan each included meal to delight and satisfy all your senses. Whether you’re dining onboard, at an onshore restaurant or hotel, or experiencing a special-themed dinner, you will savor expertly prepared dishes served in surroundings that encourage dining camaraderie and cultural exchange.

APSARA DANCE SHOW DINNER Sample Menu

Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks served during dinner

Asia’s many cuisines are varied and sophisticated, but your options are not confined to Vietnamese and Cambodian foods. Plentiful breakfast buffets onboard and at your hotels onshore offer an array of dishes from around the world that are carefully prepared to please every palate. Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks are served with dinner onboard and at the various dinner venues in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Siem Reap.

APPETIZER Green Mango Salad with Smoked Fish Fresh Spring Rolls in Peanut Sauce

SOUP Cambodian Vegetable Kor Koh Soup with Coconut Cream

AUTHENTIC DINING EXPERIENCES MAIN COURSE

You’ll indulge in a variety of dining options in authentic settings, so you can fully experience the culture and cuisine of the region. One such highlight is an Apsara dance show with dinner in Cambodia’s Siem Reap. This traditional Khmer dance form is better described as a “dance-drama” because it conveys a story. The Apsara dance is made up of four main modern genres of traditional Khmer dance. While watching the show, you’ll enjoy a typical Cambodian meal.

Marinated Grilled Beef with Lemongrass Skewers Baked Fish Amok in Banana Leaves BBQ Chicken with Ya Horn Sauce Stir-Fried Kailan with BBQ Pork Fried Vegetables with Oyster Sauce Siem Reap Steamed Rice

DESSERT Symphony of Khmer Sweets with Fresh Fruit

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Uncover the treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

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The former Saigon, once both a French colonial capital and the capital of South Vietnam, is a modern, bustling metropolis whose sights reflect its varied past.

This town showcases Vietnamese daily life and is home to the Huynh Thuy Le house, immortalized by French novelist Marguerite Duras in her novel The Lover.

HANOI, VIETNAM

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Among the major highlights of this charming capital city are the One Pillar Pagoda and the Thang Long water puppet show.

Cambodia’s capital and largest city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia” for its gleaming French colonial architecture, its Royal Palace, and its National Museum.

THE MEKONG RIVER

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

The languid Mekong flows for 2,600 miles from central China to the South China Sea, giving life to Cambodia, Vietnam, and four other countries.

This provincial capital city that blends Chinese and French colonial architecture is the gateway to the UNESCO-designated Angkor temple complex, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.

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Add more intrigue to Vietnam & Cambodia with optional extensions

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

BANGKOK, THAILAND

HA LONG BAY, VIETNAM

Spiritually mesmerizing. Soulfully satisfying.

Discover the vibrance of cosmopolitan Bangkok.

Glide across the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay.

The ancient capital city of Luang Prabang will leave you spellbound. After spending four glorious days among its rolling landscapes, tree-lined streets, and swooping golden-roofed temples, you’ll see why UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site in 1995.

Tuk-tuks zoom down busy streets. Brilliant sunlight glints off gilded Buddhas. Fragrant spices fill the air at the city’s markets, and lively music pours from neon-lit nightclubs filled with locals and travelers alike. Your Uniworld journey to Thailand’s capital city provides the perfect mix of guided and leisure exploration before or after your Vietnam and Cambodia adventure.

Ha Long Bay is a unique wonder of the natural world—a precious open-air geological museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exploration of the bay and its islands is the perfect way to launch or conclude your “Timeless Wonders” trip.

Included in your 5-day stay:

Included in your 4-day stay:

Included in your 3-day stay:

1 night at the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (or similar) 3 nights at the Villa Maly (or similar) in Luang Prabang Breakfast daily

All service charges, taxes, and porterage Guided city tour English-speaking expert All transfers, transportation, and intra-Asia flights

3 nights at the InterContinental Bangkok (or similar)

Guided tour

Breakfast daily

All transfers, transportation, and intra-Asia flights

All service charges, taxes, and porterage

English-speaking expert

1 night at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (or similar) 1 night on a luxury junk in an outside stateroom with all meals onboard

Breakfast daily All service charges, taxes, and porterage Visit to Sung Sot Cave and floating village English-speaking expert All transfers

$1,829 per person

$899 per person

$599 per person

(Single supplement $649)

(Single supplement $349)

(Single supplement $299)

Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Ho Chi Minh City.

Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Ho Chi Minh City.

Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Hanoi.

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YOUR CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi | 15 Days

TRAVEL

7-night Mekong River cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the River Orchid* 7 nights in deluxe hotels, including buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage* Tips for local experts and drivers All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within Vietnam and Cambodia All transfers on arrival and departure days (see transfer guidelines on page 62)

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14 buffet breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners Complimentary wine, local beer and spirits, soft drinks, coffee, and tea throughout the cruise Welcome and Farewell Dinners with live entertainment onshore EXPLORE

12 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout your trip State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on all excursions throughout your trip EXPERIENCE

Private check-in with a welcome drink at each hotel Onshore cultural highlights: Apsara dance with dinner and Thang Long water puppet show *Ship and hotels are subject to change. Note: While the River Orchid is a friendly and comfortable ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Running the gamut from ancient to modern, rural to urban, forested mountains to arable plains, Vietnam and Cambodia truly have something to delight every traveler’s desire. Modernhistory buffs will find fascinating and terrifying remnants of the ravages of war, from the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the singular beauty of the Mekong. And the adventuresome will delight in Cambodia’s UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat temple complex, including the jungle-covered Ta Prohm.

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THE WEDGE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA OCCUPIED BY VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA IS A PLACE OF DELIGHTFUL CONTRASTS. From the lively and ever-changing cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh, to the floating villages of the Mekong, where life is still lived much like it was centuries ago, you’ll be treated to an up-close view of two amazing countries.

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Throughout your journey, enjoy a plethora of authentic experiences. Visit colorful Vietnamese floating markets and homes by way of a traditional sampan. Take a cyclo ride through Phnom Penh, with its wide boulevards and Frenchinfused architecture. Receive a water blessing from local monks while at a beautifully situated temple complex with incredible views of the Mekong. Be treated to a traditional Apsara dance performance during dinner in Siem Reap. These experiences and more offer you a chance to discover the sights, the sounds, and the tastes of two countries joined by one river.

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Aug 2,* 12, 16,* 26, 30* Sep 9, 13,* 23, 27*

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Travelers who crave a more rigorous and expeditionary type of travel experience will enjoy cruising along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Oct 7, 11,* 21, 25* Nov 4, 8,* 18, 22* Dec 2, 6,* 16, 20,* 30 *On these dates, the cruise/tour operates from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary.

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi | 15 Days

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Enter the astonishing system of underground passages that stretch to the Cambodian border. Then head to My Tho to embark on your memorable Mekong River journey. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Vietnamese-Themed Dinner onboard.

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Kiet House, rice-paper and candy-making shop, Sa Dec canal cruise, brick and rice factories, and Huynh Thuy Le House Sail aboard a sampan for a tour of the historic An Kiet House. Next, visit a small family-run factory in Cai Be that makes candies, rice paper, and popped rice. Later in Sa Dec, visit a factory where bricks and tiles are made with Mekong Delta clay and fired with rice husks. Then walk through the busy Sa Dec market to the one-time home of Huynh Thuy Le, made famous by Marguerite Duras’s novel The Lover.

The ship will dock in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you’ll enjoy a morning cyclo tour. Visit the Royal Palace’s Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, which contains thousands of artifacts, including jewelencrusted Buddhas, and features a floor tiled with pure silver. Then it’s on to the National Museum to see Angkor artifacts.

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and grounds, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Cambodia’s grievous experience under the Khmer Rouge regime is revealed at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. You will visit this memorial and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tonle Sap River cruise and

Kampong Chhnang exploration cruise Your ship will cruise along the scenic Tonle Sap River to Kampong Chhnang, a busy floating village. After your tour, relax on the ship’s sun deck and enjoy the stunning sunset.

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Disembark and transfer to the Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. Before checking in, enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Then hop on a remork for a tour of the city.

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Thom You’ll begin your day at Angkor Wat, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Today’s expedition encompasses the south gate of Angkor Thom, once the capital of the Khmer empire, and the pyramid temple of Bayon with its iconic carved heads. The afternoon ends with a walk around Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants, and the mossencrusted Terrace of the Leper King. Note: Order of sightseeing may change on day 11 and 12. Temple visits are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

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CATEGORY UPGRADE Add the following per-person price to upgrade to a higher category stateroom:

Visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda during your tour of the city. You’ll also see the “Hanoi Hilton.” After lunch, step into a cyclo for an exciting tour of the colonial district and attend a water puppet show. Be treated to a Farewell Dinner with complimentary wine at one of Hanoi’s most charming establishments. DAY 15

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Please see Deck Plan on page 57. • Port Charges: $126 per person • Cambodian Airport departure tax: $30 per person • Prices shown above include cruise in Category 3, double occupancy. • Single supplement applies for single accommodation. • International airfare is not included in the prices listed above. Please inquire at time of booking for best available airfare pricing. • Pay-in-Full Savings requires full payment at time of booking. Early Booking Savings requires a deposit at time of booking. Pay-in-Full and Early Booking Savings cannot be combined. • Above prices include all intra-tour air flights. * On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Please visit uniworld.com for reverse itinerary. Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

OPTIONAL PRE- OR POST-CRUISE/TOUR EXTENSIONS

Luang Prabang, Laos

Bangkok, Thailand

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Included in your 5-day stay: 1 night at the Bangkok airport | 3 nights in Luang Prabang | Breakfast daily | All service charges, taxes, and porterage | Guided city tour | English-speaking expert | All transfers, transportation, and intra-Asia flights

Included in your 4-day stay: 3 nights in Bangkok | Breakfast daily | All service charges, taxes, and porterage | Guided tour | English-speaking expert | All transfers, transportation, and intra-Asia flights

Included in your 3-day stay: 1 night in Hanoi | 1 night on a luxury junk in an outside stateroom with all meals onboard | Breakfast daily | All service charges, taxes, and porterage | Visit to Sung Sot Cave and floating village | English-speaking expert | All transfers

$1,829 per person

$899 per person

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(Single supplement $349) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Ho Chi Minh City. Please see page 51 for more details.

(Single supplement $299) Note: This extension is for cruise/tours that begin or end in Hanoi. Please see page 51 for more details. UNIWORLD.COM

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Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise Ship INTIMATE AND AUTHENTIC The River Orchid is handcrafted in French Colonial style to furnish our guests with an authentic cruising experience along the Mekong River. The intimate scale of the ship, which carries no more than 58 guests, assures each guest the best in personalized service. Staterooms are designed with French doors that open to a shared promenade, where you can further enjoy the passing scenery. Staterooms offer all the conveniences needed to ensure a comfortable stay, with plenty of storage space, a vanity, individually controlled air-conditioning, and bottled water. Bathrooms are outfitted with comfy robes, slippers, soothing bath amenities, and a hair dryer. Relax on the sun deck while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer and spirits, and wine throughout the day. And each evening, complimentary wine, local beer, and soft drinks are served with dinner. Additionally, all meals onboard provide a variety of culinary options. Become more familiar with the history and culture of the region by attending the informative lectures offered by your Cruise/Tour Managers. Life onboard your ship is quiet and peaceful, designed to give you the most authentic experience possible.

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River Orchid Inaugurated: 2013 | Length: 168 ft | Width: 33.4 ft | Guests: 58 | Staff: 28 | Suites: 2 (232 sq ft) | Staterooms: 27 (168 sq ft) | Voltage: 220 volts

Facilities and Amenities Onboard STATEROOM AMENITIES: All riverview staterooms have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens with a menu of pillow options. Staterooms also feature vanities, built-in closets, under-the-bed storage, safes, individually controlled air-conditioning, and bottled water. Bathrooms are stocked with fine bath and body products, hair dryers, bathrobes, and slippers.

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The world at your fingertips Your Asia Brochure was designed to highlight what Uniworld offers in 2015, but we have much more to share. Discover a world of wonderful benefits online at uniworld.com.

FIND A RIVER CRUISE SPECIALIST If you are not already working with a Travel Professional, search for a local certified River Cruise Specialist in your area using our online locator at uniworld.com/find-an-agent. BEFORE YOU CRUISE Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-In process. Great benefits include: A trip tailor-made for you. Knowing your individual needs and preferences before you travel helps us to better personalize your trip, including anticipating special dietary needs and bedding options. Find helpful information, tips, and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services. HELPFUL INFORMATION In addition to your Cruise Companion booklet, you can also access helpful information about your trip under the “Before You Go” section on our website. Here you can find online cruise guides for your itinerary and valuable information regarding what to pack, flights and transfers, onboard amenities, day-to-day travel, and so much more.

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STAY CURRENT Keep up-to-date with what’s new at Uniworld. Learn more about our new exquisite Super Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa, sailing the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers in Europe. Watch one of the many videos on our website, and hear about special announcements and value-added savings. FIND US ON UNIWORLD’S SOCIAL NETWORKS Share your opinions and interact with other likeminded travelers on any number of our social network communities, including our very own Uniworld Community Center. Benefits include: Meet fellow travelers before your cruise, and stay connected with them after your cruise. Join discussions centered around specific itineraries. Answer each other’s questions, and offer travel and trip-planning tips, reading suggestions, and more. Discuss any topic related to Uniworld and write about your trip, sharing your experiences with other potential travelers. Upload your Uniworld cruise photos and videos. VISIT US ON SOCIAL NETWORK SITES:


TreadRight Foundation OUR COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE TOURISM Uniworld is proud to provide our guests with amazing trips to some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring places. It is this pride that inspires our commitment to responsible tourism practices that help to ensure the very places we love remain beautiful. Uniworld understands that respecting and protecting the places in which we live and travel will create a better world for future generations to enjoy. TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION Uniworld is part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation’s family of brands called the TreadRight Foundation—a not-for-profit organization working to ensure the environment and communities where we travel remain vibrant for future generations. To date, TreadRight has committed more than $2 million to projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practices through support of the World Travel & Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, The Travel Foundation, and Tourism Cares. Visit TreadRight.org for more information. WHOLE WORLD WATER Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean, safe drinking water. WHOLE WORLD Water is a campaign designed to unite the hospitality and

tourism industry with the goal of raising $1 billion to eradicate this problem. More than a fundraising initiative, this is a revolutionary way of doing business. By partnering with WHOLE WORLD Water, Uniworld has committed to removing all disposable water bottles from all company-owned ships. We provide our guests with their own personal water bottle to take with them on excursions and back home, so no plastic water bottles are used. Additionally, Uniworld will donate $1 per guest on company-owned ships to WHOLE WORLD Water—100% of which will be used to provide safe drinking water to communities around the world. SUSTAINABLE RIVER CRUISING PROJECT Uniworld has worked closely with TreadRight and The Travel Foundation, a United Kingdombased charity that shares our socio-environmental values, for the past three years. Together we have developed the first-of-its-kind Environmental Sustainability for River Cruising guide, offering best practices to river cruise operators worldwide on how to operate with as little environmental impact as possible. The guide is designed to support the river cruise tourism industry around the world in working towards a sustainable future by identifying strategies that reduce water and energy use and waste generation on river cruise ships.

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Uniworld Travel Protection Plan Providing you with cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel SECTION I

SECTION II

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

Provided by Uniworld*

Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company***

Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost

Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500

Reimburses the non-refundable Uniworld cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description.

If your baggage or personal property is lost, stolen, or damaged, the plan will cover up to $2,500. If your bags are delayed or misdirected for more than 24 hours, the plan will reimburse you up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal items.

The Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver** With the Uniworld “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Uniworld will provide you with 100% of the Uniworld cancellation penalties in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your cruise/tour prior to your original scheduled flight departure time for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation penalties are reimbursed in the form of a Uniworld Travel Certificate allowing you a two (2) year credit to travel with us at a later date. Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason Cancellation Waiver,” you must enroll and pay for the plan at the time you make your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is nontransferable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Uniworld.

Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, the plan will reimburse you up to $50,000 for necessary medical expenses for up to one (1) year from the date of your accident or illness or emergency dental treatment incurred during your tour. This coverage is especially important, as Medicare and many private insurance policies generally do not cover you outside of the US, and many HMOs do not cover you outside their provider area.

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000 In the event that a covered illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, the plan provides up to $50,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider, to help ensure your safe transport). The plan also provides payment for transportation of mortal remains in the event of death that occurs during the tour.

SECTION III WORLDWIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost

Provided by On Call International

If you have to leave your vacation unexpectedly (for covered reasons such as illness as described above), you will be reimbursed for the unused, non-refundable portion of your travel arrangements, plus the cost of returning home, up to your total trip cost.

24-Hour Worldwide Emergency Assistance One toll-free telephone call gives you access to On Call International a worldwide network of medical and travel-related professionals who will work together to solve your medical or travel-related problem.

Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/per day) If you miss the departure of your cruise/tour due to carriercaused delays or other covered reasons, the plan reimburses you for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.

Travel Protection Plan Costs: Trip Cost

Premium

Up to $4,500 $4,501 +

$399 $499

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice. The premium is per person, nonrefundable and must be paid at the time you make your initial trip deposit.

The previous is only a summary of the plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions and will be sent to you in your final cruise documents—we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, Berkely, at 800-797-2279. You may also view the plan at uniworld.com. This plan provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection

(Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, a Transamerica company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver

may be purchased separately from the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Contact 877-722-2195 for details. *** Section

II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911066H0000A are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, a Transamerica company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/ Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Form TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000and TAHC7000.

This program was designed and is administered by Aon Affinity Berkely Travel. Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (AR 244489); in CA, MN & OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY and NH, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner.

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Terms & Conditions We at Uniworld want to do everything we can to make sure your trip is enjoyable and worry-free. As part of that commitment, we are including the following information about your trip. Please read these pages carefully, as payment of a deposit represents an acceptance of the Uniworld Terms and Conditions.

YOUR TRIP Prices: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a stateroom or hotel room, and are in US Dollars. Cruise and cruise/ tour prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of January 27, 2014. Should the total cruise price increase by more than 10%, passengers will have the right to cancel their cruise or cruise/tour within seven (7) days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment for the deposit of your cruise or cruise/tour is received. This does not apply to fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise or cruise/tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment. Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least $300 per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/tour is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. Final payment is due at least ninety (90) days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; wine or liquor, unless indicated (please refer to Complimentary Beverage Program); meals not detailed in the itinerary; gratuities; and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans.. Complimentary Beverage Program: • Complimentary red and white house wine, draught beer, and soft drinks will be included at dinner while onboard the Century Legend and the Century Paragon. Soft drinks and tea are included for lunches and dinner. • Complimentary red and white house wine, draught beer, and soft drinks will be included at dinner while onboard the River Orchid. Complimentary select domestic spirits are available onboard throughout the day at the Bar located on the Sun Deck (excluding premium spirits and wine).

Cancellation Notice Received Before Tour Start Date

Cancellation Charges Per Person

90 days or more 89 – 60 days 59 – 30 days Less than 30 days No Show

$300 nonrefundable deposit 35% of the fare** 50% of the fare** 100% of the fare** 100% of the fare**

**Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land, or air element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip. Cancellation Policy: We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as shown in the box above. These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that might be levied by your travel agent. There is no refund for unused services or for unused portions of the trip. For true worry-free travel, please see the Travel Protection Plan section of this brochure or visit uniworld.com. The Travel Protection Plan premium is nonrefundable once paid to Uniworld. Revision Fee: A fee of $30 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any passenger name change; cruise date change (within the same calendar year only) or itinerary change made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A passenger name change, cruise date change or itinerary change within ninety (90) days of departure will be treated as a cancellation subject to our cancellation policy, and a new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees (as shown above) will apply. Any revision to a booking may result in the loss of a confirmed airline reservation, change fees (refer to the Air Travel change fees section for details) and increased airfare in addition to any charges levied by the airlines, which will be payable by the Passenger. Gratuities: It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sights you see. Gratuities for the Tour Manager, Cruise Manager and Crew, are not included in the price of your trip. The amount of the gratuity is entirely subject to your satisfaction with your travel experience. Gratuities for the local land experts and drivers during excursions are included.

YOUR FLIGHT Airfare: Uniworld wants to help make your entire vacation smooth sailing, so we offer great values on airfares from most major cities in the US. Please contact your Travel Professional or Uniworld for the most up-to-date prices. As airfares and schedules are subject to availability, we encourage you to book early. Payment in full for the airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld cruise or cruise/ tour is required at the time air is booked. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full

refund of the cost of the airfare. We may issue your air ticket at any time after you book and pay for your flights in full. Air Travel Change Fees: If you, as the Passenger, change your air travel itinerary before your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $30 per person change fee (see Revision Fees). This charge will apply each time you make a change. If you change your air travel plans after your ticket is issued, you will be charged a $75 per person per change fee, and you will be responsible for any increase in airfare and/or penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Cancellations: You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your air arrangements eightynine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. If you, as the passenger, cancel your air ninety (90) days or more before departure and your air has been ticketed, you will be responsible for any penalties levied by the airline, which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Air Bookings and Restrictions: TSA regulations require us to collect the full first, middle and last name as it appears on your passport or government-issued ID, as well as date of birth and gender. This information is required before we can book your air. Uniworld is not responsible for denied boarding or reissue costs due to an incorrect name, date of birth, or gender information supplied to Uniworld. Flight itineraries provided prior to ticketing are subject to change without notice. Uniworld is not responsible for any inconvenience or any costs or fees incurred by delays, lost luggage, or disruption of air service. Flight itineraries provided are subject to change by the Air Carrier(s). We recommend you contact the airline within seven (7) days of departure to reconfirm your flights. Uniworld Custom Air Service: To give you even more options and greater flexibility, Uniworld offers customized air reservations. This service is available for $25 per person, plus any applicable increased air costs. Requests must be received in writing, after the reservation is under deposit. Once you have made your deposit, you may make your custom air request by submitting the Custom Vacation Planning Form at uniworld.com. The service fee is non-refundable upon confirmation of the request. Seat Assignments and Special Services: Requests for seat assignments, special meals and special services must be made directly to the airline. Some airfares used by Uniworld are not eligible for frequent flyer mileage. Please inquire with the airline for full details regarding frequent flyer mileage. Airport/Ship Transfers: If you purchase a Uniworld Air-Inclusive Vacation, you enjoy the special included convenience of scheduled group transfers between the airport and the ship/hotel on the day the cruise or cruise/tour begins, and between the ship/hotel and the airport on the day the cruise or cruise/tour ends. There may be a waiting period between transfers of 2 hours or more unless private car transfers have been purchased. Private car transfers UNIWORLD.COM

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Terms & Conditions (continued) Making Your Own Flight Arrangements: Should you elect to make your own flight arrangements, Uniworld will provide complimentary scheduled group transfers to/from the ship/hotel as long as your flights arrive/depart in the cruise or cruise/tour starting/ending cities in accordance with the dates shown in this brochure and your flight arrangements comply with the Transfer Guidelines as shown below. If your flight arrangements arrive/depart outside of these parameters, you must make your own transfer arrangements. Uniworld will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days, or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing. To qualify for transfers, it is required that flight information and pre-trip arrangements for all passengers making their own flight arrangements be given to Uniworld no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure and conform to the Transfer Guidelines in the box below.

TRANSFER GUIDELINES: Flights must arrive/depart within the following time limits:

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Baggage Fees, Baggage and Personal Belongings: Uniworld allows one (1) suitcase, one (1) carry-on bag, and one (1) personal bag (handbag, computer case, etc.) per person onboard our ships and motorcoaches. Airlines may have additional baggage restrictions and may impose additional fees for checked baggage and/or excess baggage (visit uniworld.com/baggage). Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. Keep an eye on your baggage—it is your responsibility throughout the trip. Uniworld is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to baggage and/or personal belongings. A protection plan covering lost, stolen or damaged baggage is available through the Uniworld Travel Protection Plan. Documents: Uniworld will send you a document packet twentyone (21) to thirty (30) days before your Cruise or Cruise/Tour departure date, provided that Uniworld receives your completed Passenger Information Form and your booking is paid in full. Passport/Visa: A valid passport is required to travel on all Uniworld programs. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of the trip. You should check with your travel agent or the US Consulate Service for information regarding necessary documentation. Non-US citizens must contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to your trip. For entry to China, a single-entry visa is required for all passport holders. 62

For entry to Tibet, a visa is not necessary, but an entry permit is required for all passport holders. Uniworld will provide a Tibet Entry Permit while on the tour for all guests. In order for us to properly arrange for your Tibet Entry Permit in advance, please email a copy of the photo page of your passport as well as a copy of your China visa to asiadepartment@uniworld.com no later than forty-five (45) days prior to departure. Please include your name and Uniworld booking number in your email. A multiple entry visa is required for entry to Vietnam. For entry to Cambodia, our Tour Manager will take care of obtaining Cambodian visas for each Guest while on the tour. Each Guest will need to provide the Tour Manager with their passport, one passport photo, and $50 USD cash per person while on the tour for this purpose. The Tour Manager will then submit all passports to the Cambodian Immigration Authorities and obtain the visas. For southbound Mekong cruises, this will be done at the Siem Reap Airport. For northbound Mekong cruises, this will be done onboard the River Orchid prior to entering Cambodia. A single entry visa is required for entry to Laos. Any visa(s) or other documentation required for a particular itinerary is the sole responsibility of the guest. As a courtesy, our website, uniworld.com, in the “Before You Go” section, offers a link to a visa service company where you can obtain additional information. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Uniworld will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any passenger, or for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of your trip, related to improper travel documentation. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport information and emergency contact information are required for all passengers prior to release of documentation.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Travel Protection Plan: Uniworld makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. However, situations beyond our control may occur. Also, keep in mind that your health plan coverage for a stay outside the US may be limited. We recommend you obtain a travel protection plan. To help provide you with peace of mind, Uniworld offers a comprehensive travel protection plan. Itinerary Changes: You can count on the value of Uniworld’s experience and regional knowledge to make sure you enjoy your cruise/tour even when conditions beyond our control occur. The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means that there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require Uniworld to make adjustments and/or modifications to an itinerary. Although every effort will be made to keep itineraries, vessels, and hotels as they are shown in the brochure, Uniworld reserves the right to substitute itineraries, hotels or vessels. In such cases, we will do everything we can to make sure the locations visited, the excursions taken and the hotels or vessels offered are similar to the ones originally planned.

Any changes to itineraries will not result in eligibility for a refund. Itineraries are subject to change without notice and may need to be altered specifically because of water levels, wind factors, or other conditions. Extensions/Land Tours: Uniworld reserves the right to reschedule and/or cancel land extensions or land tours if the minimum number of participants (20 people) is not met or for safety reasons. If you, as the Passenger, choose to cancel your pre- or post-cruise extension eighty-nine (89) days or less before departure, then please refer to the Cancellation Policy section for the applicable cancellation policy and penalties that will be applied. Advanced, Canceled, or Delayed Sailing: Uniworld reserves the right to cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled sailing date and may, but is not obligated to, substitute hotels or vessels. Uniworld shall not be liable for any loss to you by reason of any such cancellation, advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation by Uniworld, your sole right of recourse shall be to obtain a refund of monies paid to Uniworld in connection with such cruise/tour. Health and Mobility: The Company strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: •  Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation. •  All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. •  The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. •  The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent


entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the United States. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Your Asia River Cruise: We are confident your river cruise/tour in Asia will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Indeed, a cruise on the Mekong or Yangtze Rivers is the most comfortable way to experience these fascinating countries. You will be traveling through a region that is continually changing. Many things are different from those at home, and what you might take for granted in Western countries may not be available during your cruise/tour. To make the most of your cruise/tour holiday in Asia, please take along your spirit of adventure and willingness to be flexible and tolerant. You will be richly rewarded, because this river cruise/tour is more than just a vacation; it’s a unique cultural experience you will remember and talk about for the rest of your life. Young Travelers: Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as Guests, it is our long-term experience that most children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations (unless noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programs. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behavior onboard and ashore. Smoking Policy: For the comfort of all our Guests, smoking is only permitted on the sun decks of our ships. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Diets: Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please also indicate your needs when you complete the Passenger Information Form at uniworld.com. Pets: Pets are not permitted on Uniworld trips.

LEGAL NOTES Responsibility and Waiver: The responsibility of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., (“Uniworld”) is strictly limited. Uniworld promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services on the cruise ships (“Vessels”) or other modes of transport (“Transport”). Uniworld does not own or operate any of the Vessels/Transport. The owners, operators and charterers (“Suppliers”) of the Vessels/Transport are independent of Uniworld. Uniworld makes no representations or warranties concerning the Suppliers or the Vessels/Transport. We assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any Supplier including,

without limitation, those involving cancellation of tours/cruises, schedule changes, rerouting, delays, damage to or loss of baggage, property damage, equipment failures, accidents, death or injuries to persons regardless of cause, whether or not services are tendered or transportation provided is arranged through Uniworld. Accordingly, you will not have any right to claim or recover against Uniworld as a consequence of any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Suppliers or the condition or operation of any Vessel/Transport. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the liabilities and obligations of the Suppliers to you and your rights against the Suppliers, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the Suppliers’ contract of carriage and any and all governmental/ jurisdictional laws and regulations bearing upon or otherwise relating to such rights, liabilities and obligations, including, without limitation, choice of law, jurisdiction of disputes, limitations of liability and limitations on the time to file claims. By utilizing the travel services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, death, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither Uniworld nor any representative of Uniworld shall have any liability whatsoever. California Seller of Travel Law: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., is a registered seller of travel in the State of California, CST #2075415-20, and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute an approval by the State of California. A complete explanation of your rights under the California Seller of Travel Law can be found at oag.ca.gov/travel. Omissions: Uniworld is not responsible for omissions, printing and/or presentation errors in brochures, on Internet sites, or in any other media where such information may be presented; we reserve the right to make corrections as required. Agreement: The payment of a deposit and/or the issuance of tickets or vouchers shall be deemed your consent to the terms and conditions as presented herein. It is specifically agreed that this agreement is entered into in Los Angeles County, California, and in the event any legal or equitable action is initiated concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions, the exclusive venue for such action shall be solely in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys District. This agreement shall be construed in accordance with California law without regard to conflicts of law principles. Time of Printing: The Terms and Conditions listed are those in effect at the time of printing and remain in effect until replaced. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous versions.

YOUR PASSENGER TICKET CONTRACT Transportation aboard the ship is provided solely by the Suppliers (ship owners and charterers) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract that you will receive prior to embarkation. A copy of the Passenger Ticket Contract will be provided with your final documentation or earlier upon request or can be viewed on our website at uniworld.com. Please note the Passenger Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying the courts of Basel, Switzerland as the exclusive forum for resolving disputes. The Passenger Ticket Contract is governed by the law of Switzerland and is subject to limitations of liability and time limits for making claims under the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (“Athens Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“1976 Convention”).

The USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program: Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with other affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., customers in the unlikely event of Uniworld River Cruises, Inc., bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Uniworld River Cruises, Inc. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at USTOA.com.

FINANCIAL PROTECTION US $20 MILLION YOUR PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Uniworld’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Uniworld, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Uniworld of USD $20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Uniworld.

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2015 Asia Boutique River Cruises and Tours Schedule CHINA Itinerary

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Ship

Highlights of China & the Yangtze

20

Century Paragon

Treasures of China & the Yangtze

24

China, Tibet & the Yangtze

Grand China & the Yangtze

Beijing to Shanghai | 11 Days

Shanghai to Beijing | 12 Days

Beijing to Shanghai | 14 Days

Beijing to Hong Kong | 18 Days

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

12, 19

9, 16, 23

7, 14, 21, 28

11, 25

9, 16, 30

13, 20

3, 10, 17, 24

8, 15, 22, 29

Century Paragon

1, 15

6, 20

10, 24

15, 29

19

2, 9, 16

7, 14, 21

28

Century Legend

10, 24

8, 22

19

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14

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Century Legend

15

5, 12, 19

3, 10, 17, 24

14, 28

12, 26

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River Orchid

7, 11,* 21, 25*

4, 8,* 18, 22*

4, 8,* 18, 22*

3, 7,* 17, 21*

1, 5,* 15, 19,* 29

2,* 12, 16,* 26, 30*

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi | 15 Days

Dates, programs, and itineraries are subject to change. Capacity controlled. *On these dates, cruise/tour operates from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

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EUROPE and RUSSIA Boutique River Cruises Travel through Europe and Russia in luxury, comfort, and convenience. Uniworld offers expertly planned itineraries ranging from 8 to 29 days along Europe and Russia’s majestic rivers.

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