Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released a look at its newly upgraded ship, the S.S. Beatrice. The new river cruise ship, which is set to debut April 4, will mark the fifth Super Ship for Uniworld’s fleet.
The newly released images include a look at the ship’s Max’s restaurant, as well as one of the vessel’s new suites. Max’s restaurant is designed as a hands-on cooking and dining experience, Uniworld said, and will be joined onboard by another new, casual dining venue, called Schubert’s.
Not a new-build, the S.S. Beatrice is the first vessel in the Uniworld fleet to be upgraded to a Super Ship. Formerly the River Beatrice, the upgrades to Super Ship status involved everything onboard from bow to stern. Some highlights include a redesigned lounge and new signature grand staircase. Two new Royal Suites, each measuring 375 square feet, and a second Owner’s Suite, were added, while the upgrades also increased the number of connecting rooms, aimed at families and friends traveling together.
Each stateroom received entirely new interiors, including wood finishes, furniture and textiles that fit the new blue and white color scheme. The ship itself was also expanded, to reach the maximum size allowed on the Danube (443 feet). Good to know: All Super Ships are maxed out to the largest allowable size for their respective rivers; they also include a touch of leopard print in the decor and original artwork. The design team from Uniworld’s sister brand, Red Carnation Hotels, is leading the project.
We expect more ships to receive the same treatment, although no official word has been made.
On April 4 the upgraded ship will make its official debut on an inaugural itinerary along the Danube from Budapest to Giurgiu, with a land extension in Bucharest.