The S.S. Catherine is the sister ship to S.S. Antoinette, and will be one of Uniworld's largest ships at 443 ft. long. According to Guy Young, President of Uniworld, “As we did with the S.S. Antoinette, we have used the additional space on the S.S. Catherine to create innovative public areas and extra spacious staterooms and suites for our guests. Uniworld carries fewer guests than our competitors and the S.S. Catherine will have a 159 total passenger capacity, with five suites at 305 sq. ft. and one Royal Suite at 410 sq. ft.” All suites and staterooms on the Camargue Deck (category one staterooms and suites on this deck have full open-air balconies, and category two staterooms have French balconies). Staterooms on the Avignon Deck (categories two and three staterooms) will feature French balconies. All suites and staterooms will have Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind touches such as handcrafted Savoir® of England beds and beautiful marble bathrooms.
The S.S. Catherine offers three full decks with elegantly appointed public areas designed with one goal in mind: delighting guests. Similar to the S.S. Antoinette, the S.S. Catherine will have the whimsical Leopard Lounge with its unique leopard print furnishings, elephant-head bar rails and many other safari-themed touches. There will be a beautiful mosaic-tiled pool and spa area. The main restaurant will feature an al fresco outdoor dining terrace further enriching the dining experience as guests sail through the inspiring countryside. There will also be a bistro restaurant where guests can experience dining in a cozy atmosphere. The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known—inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.
"I have no doubt in my mind that the S.S. Catherine will continue setting the standard in luxury river cruising in the South of France along the Rhône and Saône, and will allow us to offer more passenger capacity to support our Burgundy and Provence itinerary, which is one of our most popular programs," states Young.
Public Areas & Amenities
Van Gogh Lounge
Bar du Leopard
Matisse Terrace (top deck) with chess and shuffleboard
Serenity River Spa™
24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Staterooms & Suites
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites (Full open-air balconies for category one staterooms and suites, and French balconies for category two staterooms on the Carmargue Deck; Category two and three staterooms on the Avignon Deck feature French balconies )
All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
All suites have many additional amenities, including special butler services