Cruise Ship Preview: Uniworld’s New S.S. São Gabriel

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released a sneak peek at its new Super Ship, the S.S. São Gabriel, which is set to debut in Portugal on April 9, 2020. One of four Super Ships launching next year as part of the brand’s continued expansion, the new S.S. São Gabriel will join fellow new Super Ships S.S. Sphinx, Mekong Jewel, and S.S. La Venezia for the 2020 season. The river cruise line has committed to transforming its entire fleet into Super Ships in the coming years. 

The S.S. São Gabriel was designed to embody Portugal’s Douro Valley through its décor, as well as through its food and wine offerings, Uniworld said. The entire top deck will be comprised entirely of suites with Butler service, giving guests the chance to dine any time they would like.  

In a written statement Uniworld President and CEO Ellen Bettridge noted that the ship will be adorned with Portuguese tiles in a further nod to the region in which it will sail.  

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Guests on the S.S. São Gabriel will experience the UNESCO-designated Douro River Valley on the ship’s 11-day Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley itinerary sailing from Lisbon to Porto.  

Uniworld’s additional 2020 Super Ships will take guests to Vietnam & Cambodia, Egypt and Northern Italy. The new vessels include the S.S. Mekong Jewel and S.S. Sphinx, both debuting in early January; as well as the S.S. La Venezia debuting in March. 

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