TORONTO — Travel agents and travellers have gotten their first look at one of Uniworld’s newest Super Ships, the highly anticipated S.S. La Venezia.
Inspired by the work of celebrated Italian artist Mariano Fortuny, the Super Ship will sail its signature eight-day ‘Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy’ itinerary, with highlights that include a lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica and visits to Bologna and Padua. Three additional itineraries will be offered throughout 2021 and 2022, including the 10-day ‘Milan, Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy’, the recently launched 12-day ‘Cruise & Rail: Venice & the Swiss Alps’ and the 14-day ‘Cruise & Rail: Milan, Venice & the Swiss Alps.’
When La Venezia sets sail, it will dazzle guests with marble and brass-inlaid parquet floors, a private shroom and gardens that highlight the company’s Venetian legacy, and world-class restaurants and bars featuring ingredients sourced straight from the local markets. Guests can dine at Rialto’s, the largest dining venue onboard and inspired by the interior of the Orient Express, and Hari’s Bar and Lounge featuring live music, cocktails and an impressive champagne list.
There’s also La Cantinetta, the most intimate of the ship’s venues where guests can enjoy private dining with expert wine pairings, as well as Cielo’s Pizzeria featuring pure Italian comfort food including wood-fired pizzas, a salad bar and al fresco dining.
Uniworld CEO and President Ellen Bettridge says that the company is “thrilled” to share details of the new ship.
“Over a century after its founding, Fortuny continues to prize originality, made only possible by artisans deeply committed to their craft. This speaks to the Uniworld philosophy. For our guests, this means a setting and style of service that is wholly immersive in the enduring fascination and magic that is Venice and is born from more than 100 years of experience,” she says.
For more information go to uniworld.com.