First Look: Uniworld’s newbuild Mekong ship, launching 2020

S.S. Mekong Jewel will have a capacity of 68 guests

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel - Grand Suite

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has previewed the brand-new SS Mekong Jewel, set to debut on 3 January 2020 as the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river.

The SS Mekong Jewel’s 13-day itinerary will take guests from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat and more.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel - Outdoor Bar
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel – Outdoor Bar

“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 SS Mekong Jewel’s design, coupled with our unparalleled service and experiences, will 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.”

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel - Royal Suite
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel – Royal Suite

The newly built ship will feature all-suite accommodation, an indoor swimming pool and two restaurants: a main dining room, and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The SS Mekong Jewel will be 10 metres longer than the Mekong Navigator, but with the same capacity of 68 guests, offering guests more space and amenities with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel - Dining Room
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel – Dining Room

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-fuelling, specially designed ship propellers that increase performance and efficiency, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, automatic air-conditioning controls to optimise cooling resources, and a water-cooled air-conditioning system that will save energy.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel - Suite
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel – Suite

Lead image: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Mekong Jewel – Grand Suite

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