Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest Super Ship, the S.S. Beatrice, set sail last week (4 April) for her maiden voyage along the Danube from Budapest to Giurgiu.

Debuting with a fresh, sleek, yacht-like design, Uniworld S.S. Beatrice is the first vessel in the brand’s award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels to be upgraded to a Super Ship. CEO, Ellen Bettridge, reveals plans to upgrade two more river cruise ships to Super Ship status in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to continue to offer guests the highest standard in river cruising with the debut of S.S. Beatrice,” said Ellen Bettridge, Uniworld president. “We’ve seen great success with all of our Super Ships and their level of luxury demonstrates the way forward for the brand. We’re excited to bring all of our ships up to this impeccable standard, with plans to upgrade the River Empress and River Royale to Super Ships in 2019.”

 The S.S. Beatrice boasts yacht-style light wood with blue and white finishes throughout. Its renovated lobby features elegant mirrors, marble floors, a white Murano chandelier with blue shades, and a grand staircase made of nickel and black iron – a signature design element of Uniworld’s Super Ships.  

The ship offers four dining options all inspired by famous Austrian composers, including Mozart’s, the ship’s main restaurant; Wolfgang’s bar and lounge; and newly added dining options Schubert’s and Max’s. For guests seeking an immersive culinary experience onboard the S.S Beatrice, Max’s restaurant offers intimate cooking classes where guests can create local European cuisines alongside the chef. Menu highlights at Max’s include regional Bohemian bread pudding dumplings, broccoli coleslaw and homemade apple strudel. Schubert’s, an 18-seat café located at the bow of the ship, offers guests shared plates from lunch through dinnertime. The cozy Austrian-styled eatery features menus reflecting the cuisine of the ship’s destinations, including brisket bouillon, Wiener Wurst with mustard, and an Austrian Kaiser Burger.

Additionally, the ship offers two new Grand Suites each measuring 310 square feet and a second 390 square foot Owner’s/Royal Suite. Connecting rooms, ideal for friends and families travelling together, have also been added. The S.S Beatrice sails on six itineraries to destinations including the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.