Super Ship (S.S.) Antoinette—a one-of-a-kind boutique river cruise ship
What began as an inspiration, a dream without limitations, is about to become the ship, you’ll never forget. When you step aboard the S.S. Antoinette, you’ll immediately understand why the “S.S.” precedes “Antoinette,” as this appropriately means “Super Ship.”
Walking onto the S.S. Antoinette, you will immediately feel like you stepped into France’s Château de Versailles during the late 18th century with the character of the past thoughtfully blended with unusual elements creating luxurious elegance with welcoming warmth. A blue Strauss 10-foot Baccarat chandelier with huge sapphires, originally hung in New York’s famed Tavern on the Green, graces the two-story lobby. The finest Brazilian marble adorns the walls and floors and a sparkling 19th-century Venetian glass mirror rests high above the reception desk reflecting an air of grandeur.
It is clear as one continues to gaze around the remarkable surroundings, the S.S. Antoinette shares the same exquisite standards and meticulous attention to detail reflective throughout all of Uniworld’s fleet. Haute design, yet comfortable décor symbolize the style used by Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, godmother and namesake of Uniworld's River Beatrice, and President of Uniworld's sister company the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection; her daughter, Mrs. Antoinette Tollman, godmother and namesake to the new S.S. Antoinette; and Mr. Brian Brennan, lead designer.
Arranged throughout the ship, is a collection of carefully selected original fine artwork from personal collections. Sketches in black and white, color lithographs, and oil on canvas paintings from a range of great artists, including Humphrey Jennings, John Bellany, and an extensive selection of work by Russian painters Yuri Matushevski and Viktor Templi are perfectly placed for guests’ enjoyment.
Click here to view the fine art and antiques on the S.S. Antoinette.
Click here to read more about the S.S. Antoinette in the press release.Ship Features and Amenities
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Staterooms and suites on the La Princesse Deck have full balconies and staterooms on the La Duchesse Deck have French balconies.
Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options, bottled water, and safe Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, and cozy waffle bathrobes. Staterooms on La Duchesse deck have French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that can be raised or lowered with the touch of a button. Click here to view the one-of-kind balcony on the S.S. Antoinette.
All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services including: in-suite special butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche; slippers; private DVD; iPod® docking station; Nespresso coffee machine; refrigerator; free laundry and shoe shine services; bottle of wine upon arrival; and a special dinner in L’Orangerie sky lounge. The Royal Suite offers extra benefits, including: a separate spacious living room and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area
Public areas include: Salon du Grand Trianon with full-service bar and dance floor, Le Cinema Pigalle movie theater, sun deck with the Bar du Leopard and L’Orangerie, Restaurant de Versailles, a mosaic-tiled and heated swimming pool designed by the famous South African mosaic tile artist, Jane du Rand; and underwater music for your enjoyment fitness center, Serenity River Spa, boutique, guest laundry, and elevator
About Le Cinema Pigalle, a state-of-the-art 3D movie theater, the first of its kind in the river cruise industry
Le Cinema Pigalle is a 20-seat state-of-the-art 3D movie theater with Dolby surround sound and plush seats for comfortable movie viewing. The Le Cinema Pigalle was introduced on the S.S. Antoinette, Uniworld's new "Super Ship," in March of 2011. Movie lovers can enjoy a varied selection of great films including classics, comedy, adventure, and drama, along with a selection of snacks including popcorn, candy, and even hors d'oeuvres, making going to the movies an even more enjoyable experience. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is the first river cruise line to offer a 3D movie theater onboard their ships.
Additional ship amenities include: 24-hour reception service, complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar, use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, and free Internet and Wi-Fi access