River cruise operator Uniworld has announced March 2009 for the launch of its 10th riverboat, the River Beatrice. The boat will on sail two European itineraries: the nine-day "Enchanting Danube" from March through November 2009 and the nine-day "Danube Holiday Markets" with departures set for November and December 2009. Both itineraries will make visits in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.
80 percent of the River Beatrice's staterooms will have French balconies, an array of junior suites and one owner's suite. The ship also boasts a lounge with panoramic views, restaurant, library, sundeck, massage services and fitness center. Bicycles are available complimentary to passengers.