To mark the 50th anniversary of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, the luxury line will launch a new super ship, SS Emilie to sail on European rivers in 2026.

SS Sphinx lounge

The style of the five-star, new build has been inspired by renowned Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and his longtime muse, Emilie Floge. She will join Uniworld’s other new super ships including SS Victoria which will debut on the Rhine and Moselle rivers this year and SS Elisabeth on the Rhine in 2025.

What SS Emilie will look like

“This outstanding new vessel reaffirms our dedication to providing the best and most luxurious ships on the rivers,” says Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld. “We believe in delivering the highest level of quality to our guests and our portfolio truly embodies the best of the best in the market.”

Uniworld S.S. Elisabeth
SS Elisabeth on the Rhine

Uniworld ships are luxury floating boutique hotels with only 120 guests. Additionally, these ships are are designed to reflect the destinations in which they sail. Moreover, each ship serves farm-to-table gourmet cuisine. Accordingly, the line’s curated excursions are served with impeccable service.

Uniworld’s fleet of super ships

Gourmet cuisine onboard Uniworld’s river ships

Meanwhile, the line has launched five other super ships to its fleet since 2020. These include the Mekong Jewel on the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam, and the Aria Amazon on the Maranon and Ucayali rivers in Peru. Additionally, the SS Sao Gabriel on the Douro in Portugal, SS La Venezia on the Venetian Lagoon and SS Sphinx on the Nile in Egypt are also included. Furthermore, all Uniworld cruises offer all-inclusive itineraries across 17 rivers in 26 countries worldwide.

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