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28 facts about cruising with Uniworld

28 facts about cruising with Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is on a quest: to be the best on the waterways. Step behind the scenes of some of its finest one-of-a-kind ships, each one outfitted with extraordinary detail and plenty of flair.

Did you know…

  • that Uniworld’s River Queen has the only operating fireplace on the rivers
  • SS Antoinette’s indoor heated swimming pool has underwater music

 

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  • SS Antoinette’s chandelier was purchased at an auction from the NYC’s famed Tavern on the Green
  • SS Antoinette features conservatories where the windows can be opened into an open-air full balcony with a touch of a button
  • SS Antoinette and SS Maria Theresa have the only 3D movie theaters on the rivers
  • River Beatrice has fine oil-on-canvas paintings from a range of great artists, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, B. Rabier, Georges Goursat aka Sem, James Seymour and Paul Maze from personal collections and London’s famous auction houses, such as Christies and Sotheby’s

 

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  • SS Catherine has original artwork from Joan Miró
  • the chandeliers for River Beatrice, SS Catherine and SS Maria Theresa chandeliers are handmade by Vecchia Murano of Venice, Italy
  • Uniworld’s ship staterooms have English Savoir beds (designed originally for the Savoy and Claridge’s Hotels in London, and now used in all Red Carnation Hotels and onboard some Uniworld ships, too)
  • River Beatrice has an antique Italian gilt headboard, circa 1800, restored to its former glory and upholstered in cream Mohair velvet and Brunschwig & Fils
    chairs from the 1930s

 

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  • SS Catherine is the only ship on the rivers with a waterfall in the lobby
  • SS Maria Theresa is the only ship that has the TVs hidden behind mirrors in all staterooms
  • there are handmade mosaics by Jane du Rand on various ships
  • SS Maria Theresa is the only ship on the rivers with handpainted frescoes on the ceilings

 

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  • SS Maria Theresa has the inside of the lift shaft plated with gold
  • Queen Isabel features a helicopter landing pad
  • Uniworld staff freshly bakes about 20 to 30 different kinds of bread on board throughout the fleet for each ship? The daily baguette consumption is up to 25 to 35 baguettes a day or over 750 to 900 baguettes on one ship per month – more than 10,000 baguettes over the entire fleet. If you take the length of one baguette and line all of them up, it would be a distance of road kilometres from Frankfurt to Munich!

 

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  • there are 32 different kids of cheeses available across the fleet
  • throughout the fleet, Uniworld consumes over 17 tons of breakfast bacon, 16,000 litres of orange juice, over 13,000 litres of cranberry juice, 170,000 eggs, over 45,000 litres of milk and 22,000 tubs of yoghurt
  • Uniworld guests consume 21,000 bottles of champagne or sparkling wine, 140,000 bottles of wine and 37,000 litres of beer in one year

 

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  • Housekeeping delivers 27,100 boxes of tissues and 135,500 rolls of toilet paper to the staterooms
  • during Easter 1600 chocolate bunny pieces are consumed over the fleet
  • SS Antoinette was named after her Godmother and lead designer of the ship, Antoinette Tollman, and inspired by the Palace of Versailles
  • Queen Isabel is named after one of Portugal’s most beloved queen consorts from the late 13th/early 14th centuries, who was canonised in the 16th century

 

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  • Uniworld ships have a staff-to-guest ration of 3:1
  • each ship has seven chefs, except for SS Antoinette, which has 10 plus three kitchen assistants? Each ship has one pastry chef
  • the average age of the European fleet is nine years? The ships are usually remodelled or updated every three to five years
  • Zita Langestein, Switzerland’s only qualified woman butler who trained at the famous Ivor Spencer Butler School of London, oversees the annual professional training of all Uniworld butlers

 

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