Imagine technology that can transform a luxurious spa into a lively nightclub with the touch of a button.
This and more are possible with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Read on to get the scoop.
Super Ship Beatrice
Next spring Uniworld is adding a fifth Super Ship to its fleet following the transformation of the River Beatrice into the S.S. Beatrice. The revamp will include a reimagined lounge area and the elegant grand staircase that is featured on all of the cruise line’s Super Ships. New dining venues, including private dining space, will replace the Captain’s Lounge and Library, and the ship’s existing suites will undergo a refresh, while two Royal Suites measuring 375 sf and an Owner’s Suite will be added on. Groups can begin sailing with the S.S. Beatrice next April.
“Uniworld offers attendees an all-inclusive journey with luxury accommodations, bespoke on-board and on-shore experiences, health and wellness offerings, culinary excellence and unsurpassed service,” says Wesley Bosnic, VP of charter and incentive sales for Uniworld.
Discover the Joie de Vivre
The announcement of the S.S. Beatrice follows the launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre this past April. The 128-guest Super Ship sails the rivers of France with an authentic French experience, including a Parisian-inspired design reminiscent of styles from the 1920s to the 1960s. The ship also incorporates smart technology to make the most of its size; for instance, Club L’Esprit, a spa and wellness center by day, transforms into Claude’s supper club in the evening. A hydraulic floor covers the swimming pool to create the entertainment venue’s dance floor where attendees can enjoy live music and a tapas menu. Other dining options include Restaurant Le Pigalle, offering French farm-to-table cuisine, Salon Toulouse, which features champagne and cocktail receptions every evening before dinner, and the premium Le Cave des Vins, where groups of up to 10 can prepare their own meal with the help of the ship’s chefs.
“The S.S. Joie de Vivre exemplifies how Uniworld can cater to top trends that incentive planners are searching for on the rivers with unexpected spaces, customized journeys, technology capabilities (such as complimentary A/V equipment, ship-wide WiFi and meeting spaces in a variety of configurations), and an in-house charters and incentives team that specialize in group event planning.” Bosnic says the team can customize virtually all aspects of an event, whether special menus, entertainment and activities, private shore excursions and corporate branding opportunities, and the “more intimately scaled ships are ideal for up to 150 attendees.”
Next year’s cruising itineraries include the nine-day “Remarkable Rhine,” which sails from Amsterdam to Basel exploring the art and cuisine of The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Jewish heritage excursions are also available on the cruise, exploring the rich Jewish history and culture of Western Europe, and attendees can hop on bikes for a guided bike tour through Frankfurt’s Old Town and Strasbourg’s picturesque Petit France district.
The itinerary also includes seven immersive “Do As the Locals Do” walking excursions that let groups experience the history, art, culture and culinary delights of selected ports of call as if they lived there and to interact with locals from cities such as Basel, Strasbourg, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Also new next year is an enhancement to the existing “Enchanting Danube” itinerary that lets attendees add on Prague or Munich to the Central Europe river cruise.