Say farewell to the luxurious River Beatrice, for this elegant creature is about to undergo a full bow-to-stern renovation to become Uniworld’s fifth Super Ship.

Revealed this morning, the cruise line said it will completely transform the vessel in April next year after-which she will relaunch onto Europe’s rivers as S.S. Beatrice.

Fiona Dalton, Managing Director of Uniworld Australia said the cruise line is “thrilled” to be able to transform Beatrice and relaunch her into the fleet.


“Uniworld is committed to providing the utmost in luxury on the European rivers and following the successful launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre earlier this year, we’re eager to introduce yet another remarkable super ship to our fleet.”

Fiona Dalton, Uniworld Managing Director

As the line’s first existing vessel to be upgraded into a Super Ship, Beatrice’s changes will be designed by the team behind her sister ships, Red Carnation Hotels.

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.

River Beatrice

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 square feet and an additional Owner’s Suite are being created. The ship’s 12 existing suites will be refreshed and Uniworld has added connecting rooms which are ideal for families travelling together.

The S.S. Beatrice’s maiden voyage will take place on 4 April 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.

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