S.S. Maria Theresa joins S.S. Antoinette and S.S. Catherine in ‘triple crown’ homage to history’s great European royal ladies
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection proudly unveils their newest Super Ship, S.S. Maria Theresa this month.
Representing Uniworld’s most ambitious ship to date, the Maria Theresa truly evokes an elegant period palace on water. Fashioned in the spirit of her great namesake, Empress Maria Theresa, the ship breaks defies often-seen river cruise design with classical Baroque interiors, royal crown detailing, and a 10-foot high oil on canvas of Maria Theresa herself as the focal point of the ship’s grand lobby.
Sister ship to the beautiful S.S. Antoinette and S.S. Catherine, two of the most luxurious vessels on Europe’s waterways, the S.S. Maria Theresa will take guests to some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations in impeccable style. Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites feature open-air and French balconies on the Main and Upper Decks, uniquely-decorated rooms boast custom made-to-order English Savoir beds and marble bathrooms.
Uniworld’s new majestic masterpiece, the S.S. Maria Theresa, will be christened in Amsterdam on March 26, 2015 by its godmother, Princess Anita von Hohenberg, a direct descendent of Maria Theresa and great-granddaughter of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie von Hohenberg. Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa will set sail on her inaugural voyage on March 28 on “Tulips & Windmills.” She will also serve the line’s popular “European Jewels,” “Danube Holiday Markets,” and ” Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise” itineraries.
About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection—the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™—features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt—a total of 22 rivers in 29 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts:
* Listed among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure, and recognized for “World’s Best Service” in the River Cruise category
* Seven ships listed among Travel + Leisure’s “Top 20 River Ships,” with River Countess rated highest of all cruise ships (river & ocean)
* Included on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for seven years (2008 – 2014)
* Top 3 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top Ten Cruise Lines” (river & ocean)
* Top 4 ranking on Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for ‘Top Cruise Lines” (2014)
* Named “Best Luxury River Cruise Line” by Cruise International (2012 – 2014)
* Named “Best Culinary Cruise Line” by readers of SAVEUR (2014)
About The TreadRight Foundation
At Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is proud to be active founder and supporter of TreadRight’s projects and work. Go to www.uniworld.com/giving-back to learn more.
TreadRight’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that defines each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.
To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.