First Look At Uniworld’s New Super Ship, S.S. Mekong Jewel

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

A rendering of a Grand Suite on Uniworld's SS Mekong Jewel.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving guests a sneak peek of its brand-new  S.S. Mekong Jewel,  debuting 3JAN 2020 as the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. Its 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat and more.

“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 & CEO of Uniworld. “The S.S. Mekong Jewel’s design coupled with our unparalleled service and experiences will offer guests the best that river cruising has to offer.”

The newly-built S.S. Mekong Jewel 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. 

Measuring 33 feet longer than the Mekong Navigator but accommodating the same number of passengers – 68 -- means guests have more space and amenities with a high staff-to-guest ratio. 

The ship is being constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as special paint used for the hull that creates less drag, specially designed 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. 

Uniworld has a total of four new Super Ships set to launch in 2020, and a commitment to convert its entire fleet to Super Ships in the coming years.

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