Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce four new ships to its award-winning fleet over the next three years.
New ships will launch on the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the Mekong in Vietnam in 2020, followed by a new ship on the Volga in Russia in 2021.
The new ships will replace existing vessels in each destination and the levels of comfort, luxury and design will be in line with the best of the Uniworld’s custom built Super Ships in Europe. Uniworld also announced that it will be renovating and upgrading its River Countess vessel, offering guests an unparalleled floating hotel experience in Venice.
Uniworld president & CEO Ellen Bettridge commented, “We are delighted to bring our unique and elegantly designed one-of-a-kind vessels to the rivers in Egypt, Portugal, Vietnam and Russia for the first time. We strive to provide our discerning guests with an unforgettable river cruise experience both on and off shore, therefore we have plans to offer our one-of-a-kind ships on our popular itineraries along the Nile, Douro, Mekong and the Volga.”
The announcement follows a number of recent ship transformations undertaken by the luxury line, including the successful launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre on the Seine in 2017 and Super Ship transformations of the S.S. Beatrice (pictured) in 2018, and S.S. Bon Voyage which is set to sail in France in spring 2019.