Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will inaugurate the newest addition to its award-winning fleet, the S.S. Catherine, in Lyon on March 27. Inspired by French elegance to reflect its home along the Rhône and Saône rivers, Catherine will be christened by its Godmother and namesake, legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Deneuve is world-renowned for her timeless beauty and boasts an esteemed acting career spanning more than 50 years. Perhaps most well-known for her roles in “Belle du Jour” and “Indochine,” she has been nominated for dozens of international acting awards and was chosen by the European Film Academy last December to receive a lifetime achievement award.
“We are so excited to have Deneuve as the Godmother to our new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine,” said Guy Young, president of Uniworld. “She exemplifies everything our new Super Ship represents — classic sophistication, beauty, elegance and grace.”
The S.S. Catherine will sail the regions of Burgundy and Provence on two of Uniworld’s most popular itineraries, “Burgundy & Provence” and “Grand France.”
The ship has a 159-passenger capacity with 79 staterooms, five luxurious suites and one Royal Suite. All suites and staterooms on the top deck offer full open-air private balconies, which convert to enclosed conservatories with the touch of a button. Staterooms on the middle deck feature French balconies, and all suites and staterooms enjoy Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind touches such as handcrafted Savoir of England beds and marble bathrooms. Public areas include the Van Gough Lounge, full-service Bar du Leopard, Cézanne Restaurant, an al fresco terrace, a mosaic-tiled resistance pool and the Serenity River Spa.