Sunday, February 13, 2011

S.S. Antoinette Sailing the Rhine

S.S. Antoinette - Courtesy Uniworld
Uniworld Boutique 
River Cruises
S.S. Antoinette

The S.S. Antoinette will be Uniworld's largest ship length wise at 443 ft. and at a width of 37.5 ft.  This March this newly built super vessel will be seen cruising the Rhine River.

The ship was built at the De Hoop shipyard in the Netherlands.  The S.S. Antoinette is a highly customized vessel with several unique features.

All top deck suites and staterooms offer full open-air private balconies that, with a touch of a switch, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory. All staterooms throughout the ship will have their own LCD flat-screen infotainment center, including movies-on-demand, music, news, sports, hotel services, and more. And each suite has an extra TV located on the balcony.

Guests can enjoy the first 20-seat movie theater on a river cruise ship equipped with a state-of-the-art flat screen with Dolby surround sound.  Surround sound is also a feature that can be found as guests swim in the inviting, blue-tiled mosaic, heated swimming pool.  With a water depth of five feet, guests can listen to underwater music being piped in as they swim. The swimming pool together with the Serenity River Spa™ and fitness center, provide a host of options for guests to maintain their overall well-being throughout their trip.

De Hoop, who has been building ships for over 120 years, has partnered closely with Uniworld, and their sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, a collection of five-star boutique hotels, to set a new standard in river cruise ships. According to Patrick Janssens, owner of De Hoop, “The S.S. Antoinette is a highly customized vessel, more so than any other vessel, and we have used new techniques to optimize it and to make sure that it really is the next generation of vessels for the luxury cruise market.”

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