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Uniworld set to welcome new art-inspired Super Ship for Europe in 50th year

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will showcase a brand-new, 5-star Super Ship for its all-inclusive Europe itineraries in 2026, the S.S. Emilie, taking inspiration from renowned Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s muse Emilie Flöge, while also marking 50 years of operation that year.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will showcase a brand-new, 5-star Super Ship for its all-inclusive Europe itineraries in 2026, the S.S. Emilie, taking inspiration from renowned Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s muse Emilie Flöge, while also marking 50 years of operation that year.

The S.S Emilie’s build is underway and she will join other new Super Ships, including S.S. Victoria, debuting on the Rhine and Moselle rivers in 2024 and S.S. Elisabeth, debuting on the Rhine in 2025. 

The luxury cruise line has added five other Super Ships since 2020, swelling its current fleet of 5-star luxury river vessels to 16.

The new additions include the Mekong Jewel on the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia, Aria Amazon on the Maranon and Ucayali rivers in Peru, S.S. São Gabriel on the Douro in Portugal, S.S. La Venezia on the Venetian Lagoon and S.S. Sphinx on the Nile in Egypt.

Render of Uniworld river cruise ship on the Rhine River.
Render of S.S. Elisabeth on the Rhine River.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises President & CEO Ellen Bettridge said: “We’re thrilled to introduce a brand-new ship to our fleet in 2026 just in time to celebrate Uniworld’s 50th anniversary.”

“Our commitment to excellence is unwavering and this outstanding new vessel reaffirms our dedication to providing the best and most luxurious ships on the rivers.

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President & CEO Ellen Bettridge.

“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,” she said.

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