Uniworld is to upgrade one of its existing river vessels into a “Super Ship”.

River Beatrice will undergo a bow-to-stern renovation and re-launch in spring next year as S.S. Beatrice.

The luxury line has four Super Ships – S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S Maria Theresa, S.S. Catherine and S.S. Antoinette, and eight river vessels.

A team from Uniworld’s sister brand, Red Carnation Hotels, will lead the design work.

S.S. Beatrice will feature a grand staircase – a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships, and 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 will add connecting rooms for families.

The ship’s maiden voyage will take place on April 4, coinciding with the official launch of U by Uniworld, the company’s new youth river cruise brand.


President and chief executive Ellen Bettridge said: “Uniworld is committed to providing the utmost in luxury and following the successful launch of the S.S. Joie de Vivre earlier this year, we are eager to introduce yet another remarkable Super Ship to Europe’s waterways.”