Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection plans to evolve its offerings throughout the next two years. By 2020, more than half of the ships in Uniworld’s fleet will be a Super Ship with the addition of three new vessels in Vietnam, Egypt, and Portugal and another Super Ship renovation in Italy.
Uniworld’s new ships launching in 2020 include:
S.S. Satet, Egypt – Uniworld will be launching its newest ship on the Nile river on January 6, 2020. Named after the goddess of the Nile, the S.S. Satet will offer three dining venues, including a private dining room and an al fresco dining experience on the upper deck, a swimming pool, massage room, and 42 suites. Continuing the company’s commitment to sustainability, locally sourced Egyptian artwork, fabrics, and hand-carved furnishings will be used to bring the beauty of the region onboard. This ship will include 12 adventure-filled days to experience Egypt and the Nile’s top sites starting and ending in Cairo.
S.S. São Gabriel, Portugal – Launching on March 26, 2020, Uniworld’s S.S. São Gabriel will embody the Douro River Valley region, the ship will bring the destination to life through its décor and food and wine. The entire top deck will offer suites with Butler service, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like. Guests on S.S. São Gabriel will experience the UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley and indulge in the best of Spanish and Portuguese culture and cuisine.
S.S. La Venezia, Venice – The River Countess will undergo a complete design renovation and reemerge as S.S. La Venezia on March 27, 2020. The S.S. La Venezia will offer a 10-day itinerary that starts with an included two-day land stay in Milan where guests will visit Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and then continue with an eight-day of cruise through and around Venice, the Po river, and three outer-lying Venetian islands: Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Guests will also have the option of purchasing the eight-day cruise-only portion of the itinerary.
Mekong Jewel, Vietnam & Cambodia – Debuting on January 3, 2020, Uniworld’s all-suite ship will include two dining venues: one main restaurant and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The Mekong Jewel will be 10 meters longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity offering guests more space and amenities. The ship is being constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as special paint used for the hull of the ship that creates less drag caused by bio-fueling, specially designed ship propellers that increase performance and efficiency, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, automatic air conditioning controls to optimize cooling resources, and water cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy. The 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, and more.