SS Sao Gabriel Suite

Uniworld’s new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut April 9, 2020

TORONTO — Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has released the first images of its new Super Ship, S.S. São Gabriel, set to debut in Portugal on April 9, 2020.

As one of four Super Ships launching next year, Gabriel will join fellow new Super Ship S.S. Sphinx, Mekong Jewel, and S.S. La Venezia for the 2020 season.


SS Sao Gabriel Grand Suite Living Room

“Expanding upon our commitment to transform our entire fleet to Super Ships in the coming years, we’re thrilled to share a first look at the stunning S.S. São Gabriel,” says Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld. “Evoking a fresh new design inspired by the majestic landscapes in Portugal and adorned with gorgeous Portuguese tiles, the S.S. São Gabriel will bring the destination to life for our guests, while maintaining the highest caliber of service and personalization.”

Set to be the newest ship on the Douro River, the S.S. São Gabriel features an entire top deck of butler-appointed suites, not to mention delicious food and wine inspired by the Douro River Valley region. Guests can savour the sights and flavours of the region while on the 11-day ‘Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley’ itinerary sailing from Lisbon to Porto.

Miguel Moraes, Global Trade Marketing Director at Visit Portugal, says that the destination is “delighted” to partner with Uniworld: “Our strategy is to promote all the regions of our diverse country that can be visited year-round. The luxury traveller is a key target for us as they have the propensity to stay for longer and spend more while on holiday in Portugal, and this partnership with Uniworld allows us to meet this objective. We look forward to welcoming the S.S. São Gabriel in 2020 and the clients it will attract from the USA, Canada, U.K. and Australia.”