One thing the pandemic taught travellers was how to be nimble, with diehard globetrotters forced to repeatedly change vacation plans over this past year.
Now, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is betting adventurous travellers will embrace the unknown with the launch of "mystery" trips, announcing its first Mystery Cruise — a 10-day sailing that will launch from somewhere in Europe on 12 June, 2022.
Hosted by "special guest" company president and CEO Ellen Bettridge, Uniworld promises "a brand new itinerary, featuring over-the-top, unique experiences both on and off the ship" that have never been offered by Uniworld before.
Shore excursions are touted to be a one-time-only exclusive for Mystery Cruise guests — not even for other those on other Uniworld cruises.
Bettridge called it an "incredible bucket list trip full of surprises for those that love the thrill of adventure; the biggest surprise being the itinerary reveal that will only happen when our guests are already on their way to the airport".
In the weeks prior to departure, Uniworld guests booked on the Mystery Cruise will receive various clues as well as a detailed packing list to prepare. A few additional clues may be added onto the website as it gets closer to departure, the company said.
Uniworld's Mystery Cruise starts at US$6,999 per person including airfare and "the excitement of being among the first to embark on these new voyages and the suspense of never knowing what’s coming next".
Bettridge, obviously, said she believes there's a post-pandemic market for the adventures.
"With vaccines rolling out and borders opening up, our guests have communicated that they're willing to travel anywhere just to get back out there and explore the world once again," she said. "After this chaotic year, there's no need to take on any additional stress, so we've taken care of all of the details so that our guests can sit back and enjoy this mystery trip of a lifetime."
Source: Travel Weekly