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SLIDESHOW: Uniworld releases renderings of Mekong Jewel


Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection released renderings of the Mekong Jewel, one of three new Super Ships it is building.

The all-suite ship, due to launch in 2020, will be one of the most luxurious on the Mekong. The ship will have the same capacity as Uniworld’s Mekong Navigator but will be 33 feet longer, offering more space and amenities, including an al fresco eatery on the upper deck.

The ship is being constructed with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as special paint on the hull that creates less drag, energy-efficient propellers, LED light fixtures and a water-cooled air conditioning system.

A look at the upcoming Mekong Jewel

The Jewel will sail 13-day itineraries from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, with visits to Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat among other ports of call.

In 2020, Uniworld also will launch the S.S. Sphinx on the Nile (sailing out of Cairo) and the S.S. Sao Gabriel on Portugal's Douro River. In addition, the Venice-based River Countess will be renamed S.S. La Venezia after a total renovation. 

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