Earlier this month we brought you the exciting news that three new luxury ships would join Uniworld’s Boutique River Cruise collection in 2020. Today, we are able to bring you a first look at the brand-new S.S. Mekong Jewel.

The luxury S.S. Mekong Jewel which will debut January 3 2020 is being hailed as “the newest and most luxurious ship” on Vietnam’s Mekong river.

The S.S. Mekong Jewel’s 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat and more.

The Mekong Jewel

President & CEO of Uniworld Ellen Bettridge said she was “very excited” to share a very first look at what’s to come for our fleet of Super Ships in 2020.

“And this is only the beginning – with a total of four new Super Ships set to launch in 2020, and a commitment to convert our entire fleet to Super Ships in the coming years,” she said.

The Mekong Jewel

The newly-built ship will feature all-suite accommodation, an indoor swimming pool and two restaurants: a main dining room and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck.

The S.S. Mekong Jewel will be 10 metres longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity of 68 guests, offering guests more space and amenities with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river.

The Mekong Jewel

The ship is being constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as special paint used for the hull of the ship that creates less drag caused by bio-fueling, specially designed ship propellers that increase performance and efficiency.

The Mekong Jewel

There will also be energy-efficient LED light fixtures, automatic air conditioning controls to optimise cooling resources, and water-cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy.

What do you think of the new super ship?