Uniworld has added two itineraries to its cruise and rail programme for next year as it prepares to launch a new trade platform.

The luxury river line will offer three departures of a new 18-day Milan, Venice & Istanbul itinerary, which includes a northern Italy cruise on board La Venezia, in July and August 2022.

Also new is a 12-day Enchanting Danube & The Castles of Transylvania itinerary from Budapest to Bucharest, featuring a Danube cruise on Maria Theresa and rail journey in Romania.

Eight departures will run between March and October. An early-booking discount of 12% is available on both new cruise and rail itineraries for bookings made by March 31, 2021.

The third of Uniworld’s cruise and rail packages is a Milan, Venice & the Swiss Alps itinerary, which will operate this year and in 2022.

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All cruise and rail packages are run in partnership with Golden Eagle, operator of the Trans-Siberian Express.

Uniworld is to launch its Uniworld Support Hub this month. The trade platform will contain white-label digital brochures and content to help agents host virtual events to promote and sell Uniworld.

The hub will also feature a white-label letter, recommending Uniworld, that agents can tailor with their details and send to their customer databases.

Previously, sales assets were sent to agents via email. A range of 10-minute videos showcasing different destinations and rivers has been created and added to the hub.

Chris Townson, the line’s UK & Ireland managing director, said: “Agents can save these assets and utilise them in a more targeted way.”