Uniworld x TreadRight Foundation has announced its new luxury river cruise offerings, aiming to advance its sustainable development goals.
Uniworld says that these new experiences will be implemented into itineraries, aiming to directly advance the company’s long-standing commitment to have a positive impact on the people and communities visited on sailings.
“At Uniworld, we’re proud to offer our guests experiences that make a positive impact and aid sustainable, conscious travel,” said Alice Ager, General Manager of Uniworld and U by Uniworld.
“Along with our sister brands, we’re committed to making an effort to stand together and show support for the people, wildlife and planet that we all call home, which is imperative now more than ever.
Alice Ager, General Manager of Uniworld and U by Uniworld.
“Our new experiences meet a rigorous set of criteria to identify the ways in which they will truly make an impact.” She said.
Make Travel Matter
In India, Uniworld guests aboard India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary will have the opportunity to board a pedal-powered Trishaw in the “Temple City” of Kalna to explore the Rajbari temple complex dating back to 1739; support local artisans that have been making ornamental brass objects for centuries through attending various brass workshops in Matiari, and visit Mother Theresa’s home and tomb or the local NGO Calcutta Rescue in Kolkata, which serves the area’s underprivileged children through health clinics, schools, vocational training and preventative health programs.
Uniworld Make Travel Matter Experiences in Europe include a day on a ‘Dutch Cheese Trail’ at a sustainable, self-sufficient dairy farm on the Tulips & Windmills itinerary; on the Enchanting Danube itinerary; a tutorial on how “honest” Belgian chocolate is made from sustainable company, Neuhof, on the Holland & Belgium itinerary and more.
In Europe there’s the opportunity to go plastic fishing and clean the waters of Amsterdam’s iconic canals on U’s Amsterdam & Brussels Bound itinerary; and a day on an authentic, family-run apple plantation featuring over 30 apple variations grown by the Clostermann family since 1867 on U’s Rolling on the Rhine itinerary.
Meanwhile, In Jordan, Uniworld guests can visit the Iraq Al Amir women’s cooperative Association, which is aimed to provide meaningful employment for local village women while preserving local heritage. Travellers will visit the workshop and explore the women’s handmade paper, pottery and fabrics as well as fresh produce, on the Splendors of Egypt & the Nile Jordan extension.
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