Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced plans to add a fifth “Super Ship” to its fleet of floating boutique hotels, with the River Beatrice being transformed into the S.S. Beatrice after an extensive bow-to-stern renovation.
“We are thrilled to re-launch the S.S. Beatrice as our first vessel to be upgraded to a Super Ship,” said Uniworld president Ellen Bettridge. “Uniworld is committed to providing the utmost in luxury and following the successful launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre earlier this year, we are eager to introduce yet another remarkable Super Ship to Europe’s waterways.”
The design team from Uniworld’s sister brand, Red Carnation Hotels, will use their creative talents on this project. All public spaces and rooms will be “redesigned with meticulous craftsmanship and original artwork, as well as the latest innovations and high-tech amenities available on the rivers.”
The S.S. Beatrice will debut a fresh, sleek look with a graceful bow, redesigned lounge and an elegant grand staircase – a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships. Additional dining venues will include a private space to replace the Captain’s Lounge and Library. Two new Royal Suites measuring 375 sq. ft. and an additional Owner’s Suite are being created. The ship’s 12 existing suites will be refreshed and Uniworld has added connecting rooms, ideal for families travelling together.
The S.S. Beatrice’s maiden voyage will take place on April 4, 2018, coinciding with the official launch of U by Uniworld, the company’s new brand and the first river cruise line exclusively designed for travellers ages 21-45.