Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will inaugurate the newest addition to their award-winning fleet, the S.S. Catherine, in Lyon on March 27, 2014. Inspired by French elegance to reflect her home along the Rhone and Saone rivers, Super Ship, S.S. Catherine will be christened by her Godmother and namesake, legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Catherine Deneuve is world-renowned for her timeless beauty and boasts an esteemed acting career spanning more than 50 years. Perhaps most well-known for her roles in “Belle du Jour” and “Indochine,” she has been nominated for dozens of international acting awards and was chosen by the European Film Academy last December to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered the muse for Yves St. Laurent, Ms. Deneuve has also been the face of Chanel No. 5, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, MAC Cosmetics, and many others.
“We are so excited to have Ms. Deneuve as the Godmother to our new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine,” said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “She exemplifies everything our new Super Ship represents: classic sophistication, beauty, elegance, and grace.”
The S.S. Catherine will sail the regions of Burgundy and Provence ontwo of Uniworld’s most popular itineraries, “Burgundy & Provence” and “Grand France.” She will have a 159 passenger capacity with 79 staterooms, five luxurious suites, and one Royal Suite. All suites and staterooms on the top deck offer full open-air private balconies, which convert to enclosed conservatories with the touch of a button. Staterooms on the middle deck feature French balconies, and all suites and staterooms enjoy Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind touches such as handcrafted Savoir(r) of England beds and beautiful marble bathrooms. Public areas include the Van Gogh Lounge, full-service Bar du Leopard, Cezanne Restaurant, an al fresco terrace, a mosaic-tiled resistance pool, and the Serenity River Spa.