View From the Bridge - GUY YOUNG

Rick Sasso of MSC CruisesGUY A YOUNG
President & CEO
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Guy Young is the President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, a position he has held since October 1, 2006.

Since joining Uniworld, Guy has played a key role in developing successful strategic partnerships within the travel industry, which has been the foundation for the company’s growth. Revenue has more than doubled since Guy joined Uniworld. He has also been instrumental in repositioning Uniworld as “the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™” by improving the product quality and service levels in all areas of the business. Under Guy’s leadership at Uniworld, the company has received numerous awards and has been consistently recognized by consumers as one of the “World’s Best Cruise Lines” in Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines.

Before being named President and CEO of Uniworld, Guy served as President of The Travel Corporation in Canada for six years. The Travel Corporation is the parent company for several large, top-rated travel brands, including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays, and AAT Kings.

 A Letter from Guy A Young of Uniworld

Dear Valued Traveler,

I am happy to introduce Uniworld’s 2014 Preview Brochure highlighting our Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia river cruises. The year 2014 will be our most exciting yet, as we are proud to announce we are going to be the only North American river cruise line to offer “true all-inclusive” river cruising in Europe. In addition, we are introducing another new Super Ship, a new destination, and two newly remodeled boutique ships.

True All-Inclusive Luxury River CruisingTM in Europe

We are very pleased to provide our guests with even greater value and more convenience, so we will introduce “true all-inclusive” luxury boutique river cruises in Europe in 2014. This means, all gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages: fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea, and bottled water onboard; all meals onboard; scheduled airport transfers; fully hosted shore excursions; Wi-Fi, and so much more—are all included in the price.

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux

Discover the douceur de vivre, or the “gentle pleasures of life,” that is quintessential Bordeaux—Uniworld’s newest destination in 2014. Explore the Bordeaux region of France—a region known not only for exquisite wine and châteaux, but for its history and cultural legacy as well. Choose from two new itineraries: the 8-day “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux,” beginning and ending in Bordeaux, and sailing the three rivers of Aquitaine—the Garonne, Gironde, and Dordogne; or the 15-day “A Portrait of Majestic France,” combining the best of Northern France and the Bordeaux region, including the legendary Seine and the three rivers of Aquitaine, along with a 2-night hotel stay in Paris.

The Tradition of Excellence Continues with a NEW Super Ship and Two Completely Remodeled Boutique Ships

Uniworld is excited to welcome the new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, sister ship to the S.S. Antoinette, which will sail France’s Rhône and Saône rivers on Uniworld’s popular “Burgundy & Provence” itinerary in 2014. The S.S. Catherine will be one of the largest river cruise ships in the industry at 443 ft. long with a capacity for 159 guests. Travelers can enjoy three full decks with elegantly appointed suites, staterooms, and public areas, such as the elegant Van Gogh Lounge, the whimsical Bar du Leopard, the beautiful mosaic-tiled, heated swimming pool and spa area, and the enchanting al fresco bistro.

The River Royale, currently sailing in Burgundy and Provence, will be completely remodeled to reflect her new home in the Bordeaux region. The River Empress, which sails the popular “European Jewels” itinerary between Amsterdam and Budapest, will also undergo a major remodel with the same signature touches for which Uniworld ships are known.

Plan Now to Receive the Best Prices, Best Savings, and Best Choice of Staterooms on 2014 Cruises Uniworld always likes to reward those who book early, so when you pay in full at the time of booking, you can SAVE up to $1,200 per person on 2014 Uniworld River Cruises. This offer expires June 30, 2013.

For more information, please contact your preferred Travel Professional. Call Uniworld at 1-800-733-7820 or visit We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon.


Guy Young
President & CEO
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection


• Naomi Kabak
Senior Vice President
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• Guy A Young
President & CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

• Larry Pimentel
President & CEO of Azamara Club Cruises

• Cdr Mark Gaouette
Maritime Security Consultant
Department of Homeland Security

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President and CEO
MSC Cruises

• Diane Moore
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• Paul Strachan
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• James Rodriguez
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• Colin Stone
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• Mike Deegan
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• Derek Banks
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• Ken Carver
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• Terry Dale
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• Lawrence Dessler
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• Ross A Klein

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