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Preheat oven to 400 °F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2 inch glass baking dish with vegetable oil. Place butternut squash cut side down in prepared dish. Pierce with a knife several times. Bake for approximately 35 minutes. Remove from oven, scrape the butternut squash pulp into a bowl; discard the peel. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic stirring constantly for approximately 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth, roasted butternut squash pulp, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add 1/2 cup cream, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Return squash mixture to the saucepan stirring constantly over medium heat (do not boil) until heated through and serve. Garnish if desired by drawing initials of your guests on top.
Uniworld is waiving the single supplement fee usually charged for solo guests staying in their own stateroom on select Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
Uniworld waiving this single supplement fee means solo travelers can set sail in their own private, luxurious stateroom at no extra cost, adding up to significant savings for solo travelers onboard Uniworld’s beautiful boutique cruise ships.
What’s more, where some companies might think to offer savings only on unpopular or slow-selling trips, Uniworld is proud to offer this significant savings on some of their most sought-after itineraries, giving solo travelers the best of both worlds: considerable savings on desirable trips to premier destinations throughout Europe and beyond.
According to Guy Young, President & CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: “We’re very excited to be able to extend this offer to our valued solo travelers. Now singles have the opportunity to cruise with us on some of our most sought-after destinations without having to pay extra.”
For more information on Solo Traveler Savings and to take advantage of this great offer, please contact your Travel Professional or visit uniworld.com/solo-travelers.
If you have been on one or more Uniworld river cruises, most likely you’ve been lucky enough to already have seen a number of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites.
But have you ever wondered just what the UNESCO designation means and how these landmarks or natural areas are chosen?
UNESCO was founded on November 16, 1945 at the end of World War II to help counteract the destruction of the two world wars, as well as to protect the legacy of the world’s great cultural and natural heritage sites.
Since its inception, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has been tasked with confirming specific landmarks and natural sites to include on their list for the purpose of preserving those sites and drawing public awareness to them. In addition, the World Heritage Committee provides financial assistance in order to keep these sites maintained and protected.
Countries will nominate their respective sites to the advisory bodies such as the International Council for Monuments and Sites and the World Conservation Union, which in turn provide recommendations annually to the judging committee, who then determines the final list. Once a site has been approved to be on the UNESCO list, the World Heritage Committee monitors each site on an ongoing basis to ensure the host country continues to preserve of the chosen UNESCO Site.
Today, there are 981 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which includes 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed sites.
Now, when traveling through the Rhine River Valley, walking along the Great Wall, or visiting the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Uniworld visits, you’ll know one of the world’s most respected international organizations has deemed that area or landmark a site worth preserving and protecting.
Featured UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited during a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise:
Springtime Tulips & the Rhine
Amsterdam to Frankfurt | 8 Days
UNESCO: Amsterdam, Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Tulips & Windmills
Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 Days
UNESCO: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges
Castles along the Rhine
Basel to Amsterdam | 8 Days
UNESCO: Cologne, Strasbourg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Rhine Discovery & Prague
Prague to Basel | 10 Days
UNESCO: Bamberg, Prague, Strasbourg, Würzburg
Legendary Rhine & Moselle
Amsterdam to Basel | 13 Days
UNESCO: Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Trier, Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Budapest to Passau | 8 Days
UNESCO: Budapest, Salzburg, Vienna, Wachau Valley
Danube Discovery & Prague
Vienna to Prague | 10 Days
UNESCO: Prague, Regensburg, Wachau Valley, Vienna
Imperial Capitals of Europe
Istanbul to Vienna | 16 Days
UNESCO: Budapest, Istanbul, Vienna
Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days
UNESCO: Amsterdam, Bamberg, Cologne, Regensburg, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Würzburg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days
UNESCO: Bamberg, Cologne, Regensburg, Wachau Valley, Würzburg, Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Vienna
Splendors of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome
Venice to Rome | 13 Days
UNESCO: Ferrara, Florence, Rome, Venice, Verona
Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy
Venice to Venice | 8 Days
UNESCO: Ferrara, Venice, Verona
For more information about UNESCO, please visit https://twitter.com/UNESCO and http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/
To learn more about Uniworld’s river cruises, please visit http://uniworld.com.