Uniworld River Cruises announced its new Category+ program, which allows guests to bid on potential cabin upgrades ahead of departure.
Powered by Plusgrade, Uniworld customers will be invited to browse staterooms still available on their voyage in a higher category than they originally reserved, and then place an offer. Bids may be placed on multiple staterooms to increase upgrade opportunities, but vacationers will only pay for the upgrade in case it is accepted.
Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises said that at Uniworld, they were always looking for new ways to elevate their guests’ river cruise experience.”
“We’re thrilled to be the first river cruise line to work with Plusgrade in providing an upgrade program of this nature. Our new Category+ stateroom program will give our guests an opportunity to add even more luxury to their vacation at a price point of their choosing, risk-free.”
Once an offer is either accepted/declined, the passenger will be notified via email and charged the amount of the offered bid. In case the guest originally booked their voyage with a travel advisor, the advisor will also receive a commission on the additional amount.
Bids may be canceled/modified up to 5 days before departure provided that an acceptance hasn't been made, and Uniworld will notify passengers of acceptance no less than 3 days before departure. Regardless, every traveler will still enjoy the same all-inclusive luxurious amenities and high-quality service that come standard on all Uniworld river cruises.