A look into the new Uniworld super ship on the Mekong


Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection gives a sneak peek of the S.S. Mekong Jewel debuting January 3, 2020 as the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. The S.S. Mekong Jewel’s 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.

Royal Suite Balcony, S.S. Mekong Jewel

“We’re excited to share the first look at what’s to come for our fleet of Super Ships in 2020,” says Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “The S.S. Mekong Jewel’s design coupled with our unparalleled service and experiences offer guests the best that river cruising has to offer. 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, we continue to offer our guests the highest standard in luxury river cruising.”

The newly-built ship will feature all-suite accommodations; 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 33 feet longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity of 68 guests, offering guests more space and amenities.

Royal Suite, S.S. 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; energy-efficient LED light fixtures; automatic air conditioning controls to optimize cooling resources; and water cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy.

About the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests; exclusive excursions; gourmet cuisine;, and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the river cruise industry. Based in Los Angeles, Uniworld offers all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts. It has been recently named the #1 River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey; and voted Top-Rated River Cruise Line Europe in the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards.


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