Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released renderings of one of its newest ship to give travel advisors and guests a sneak peek of the S.S. Mekong Jewel set to debut on Jan. 3, 2020.
“We’re excited to share a very first look at what’s to come for our fleet of Super Ships in 2020,” says Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld, in press materials.
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 ft. longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity of 68 guests. It will offer guests more space and amenities with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river. The ship is also 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 a water cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy.
When the S.S. Mekong Jewel makes its debut in 2020, it will begin sailing 13-day itineraries taking guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, and more.
“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,” added Bettridge in press materials.