Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will be unveiling four new Super Ships in 2020.
Easily identified by the “S.S.” preceding their names, Uniworld’s Super Ships are typically larger – up to 443 feet in length – with opulent design elements to make guests feel like royalty. Think crystal chandeliers, Italian marble and hand-painted wall murals.
These ships will set sail in a variety of locations, including Egypt (S.S. Sphinx), Portugal (S.S. São Gabriel), Cambodia and Vietnam (S.S. Mekong Jewel). All are sure to provide guests with extravagant travel experiences.
An especially notable aspect of Uniworld’s plans for next year is the complete transformation of a preexisting ship into a new one. Specifically, the River Countess in Italy will be revamped to become the S.S. La Venezia.
Italian Super Ship
Making its debut in March, 2020, the new and improved S.S. La Venezia will have a lot to offer its guests. Between two grand suites, six appointed suites, french balcony and deluxe suites, nearly every room has a view of the water. There will also be three dining venues to choose from, including an Italian kitchen on the upper deck, a spa, library, lounge and bar. Essentially, whatever you’re in the mood for – whether it be a relaxing massage, a good book or a tasty cocktail – the S.S. La Venezia will accommodate you.
The redesign of the S.S. La Venezia, inspired by the beauty of Venice, features specially-commissioned artwork, Italian marble-lined bathrooms and gourmet Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. It has three decks – the Marco Polo, Casanova and Tintoretto – and can comfortably house an average of 130 guests.
Uniword’s cruise ships are rich in character and truly one-of-a-kind, each with its own unique theme and color palette, original artwork, old-world craftsmanship and fine furnishings and antiques.
“From the moment you step onboard, the company’s signature style of fabulous elegance is presented in full force,” said Louise Goldsbury, Cruise Critic Australia Managing Editor.
The European ships are inspired by the beauty, colors and intricate details of the destinations guests visit on their voyage, such as the S.S. Maria Theresa, which some have described as a floating baroque Viennese palace, or the S.S. Joie de Vivre, inspired by 20th-century Parisian design.
S.S. La Venezia Itinerary and Experience
A trip to Italy is perfect for anyone who can appreciate amazing architecture, art, culture, food and wine. Aboard the S.S. La Venezia, guests can see so much of what Venice and Northern Italy have to offer.
Over the course of 10 days, guests will experience numerous locations across Northern Italy. Beginning with a two-day land stay in Milan, the cruise continues via the Po River with stops in Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Padua and Chioggia, and ends with two days in Venice. Over the course of the journey, cruisers can do everything from sampling authentic Italian cuisine to viewing works of art and architecture alike, from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” to the balcony in Verona made famous by William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
According to Uniworld, the ship will be adding “an overnight docking in the Venetian island of Burano which will be an industry first.”
Additionally, a stay onboard the S.S. La Venezia – like all of Uniworld’s cruises – is all-inclusive. Dining comes with unlimited beverages aboard the ship, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, mineral water, specialty coffee and tea. And when it comes to accommodations, guests can sleep easy on European duvets with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and can choose from a menu of pillow options. For a list of additional inclusions, see here. Uniworld also has the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, ensuring that all their guests are well cared for.
Over their 40 plus years of operation, Uniworld has voyaged through a total of 23 rivers in 24 countries around the world, and their expertise clearly shows. For more information, check out AAA’s River Cruise Spotlight or visit Uniworld’s website.
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