Uniworld: New Ship for Mekong River Cruises
Uniworld Debuts the Brand-New S.S. Mekong Jewel for Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruises on the Mekong Starting January 3rd, 2020
Are you looking for an exotic and out-of-the-ordinary getaway for the first quarter of 2020?
How about this 13-day river cruise on the Mekong sailing from Ho Chi Minh City and ending in Siem Reap aboard the brand-new S.S. Mekong Jewel?
Here’s this from our friends at Uniworld River Cruises:
“A fascinating, rewarding and multilayered adventure. Two of the most beautiful, historic and friendly places in all of Asia, dynamic Vietnam and pastoral Cambodia are intriguing studies in contrast. Each possesses its own unique charm and social traditions, its own tragic history and complex past. In many ways, a visit here is less about the sights you see than it is about the people you meet and the experiences you have along the way. Ho Chi Minh City offers a heady mixture of old and new, often surprising visitors with its charm. As the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the Mekong teems with colorful floating villages and mementos of its French Colonial past. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s thriving capital, is fast-forwarding to the future yet retains a provincial intimacy. And colorful Siem Reap provides the gateway to the vast UNESCO-designated jungle temple complex of Angkor Wat.”
And here’s this about Uniworld’s new ship:
“Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving guests a sneak peek of the brand-new 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, 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. 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 alfresco 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 with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios on the river. 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.”
If you click on the deck plan above, one of the first things to notice is that this ship is half the size of the typical European river cruise ship. And, the entry-level staterooms (pictured above) are much larger than their European counterparts.
I don’t know about you, but a Mekong river cruise is absolutely on our bucket list. How about you?
To learn more about booking this or any of the other Uniworld river cruises, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we will reach out to you.
NOTE: If you’re not interested in the Mekong, you can save up to $2,000/person on a Uniworld river cruise by CLICKING HERE.
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