This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 5 °C Friday 17 January, 2020

PHOTOS: Step inside one of the world's most luxurious river cruise ships

The SS Maria Theresa: Three decks, an elevator, 75 rooms, €10,729 a pop.

Image: Uniworld

LUXURY RIVER CRUISE ship operator Uniworld has 19 ships that travel along rivers in Europe, Russia, Egypt, and China.

The company recently introduced a new one to its fleet: the S.S. Maria Theresa.

The ship has a staff of 57, a total of 75 rooms, and can accommodate up to 150 guests. The lavish interior makes the ship comparable to a baroque palace.

Cruises on the ship range from eight to 15 days and cost anywhere between $3,200 to around $12,000 per person (€2,861 to €10,729).

Here’s the S.S. Maria Theresa ship from the outside. It’s 443 feet in length, has three decks, and an elevator.

heres-the-ss-maria-theresa-ship-from-the-outside-its-443-feet-in-length-has-three-decks-and-an-elevator Source: Uniworld

The ship has three different routes, all of which are in Europe. The longest — European jewels — goes from Budapest to Amsterdam in 15 days and makes stops in Cologne, Germany, among other cities.

the-ship-has-three-different-routes-all-of-which-are-in-europe-the-longest--european-jewels--goes-from-budapest-to-amsterdam-in-15-days-and-makes-stops-in-cologne-germany-among-other-cities Source: Uniworld

The two other routes go between Passau and Budapest. One of the main stops is the town of Salzburg in Austria.

the-two-other-routes-go-between-passau-and-budapest-one-of-the-main-stops-is-the-town-of-salzburg-in-austria Source: Uniworld

The lobby features a portrait of Maria Theresa herself, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg.

the-lobby-features-a-portrait-of-maria-theresa-herself-the-only-female-ruler-of-the-habsburg-dominions-and-the-last-of-the-house-of-habsburg Source: Uniworld

The reception is no less exquisite.

the-reception-is-no-less-exquisite Source: Uniworld

The Habsburg salon is a perfect place to sip some afternoon tea…

the-habsburg-salon-is-a-perfect-place-to-sip-on-some-afternoon-tea Source: Uniworld

Or enjoy a drink with a view.

or-enjoy-a-drink-with-a-view Source: Uniworld

For a more fancy meal, guests can head to the baroque restaurant.

for-a-more-fancy-meal-guests-can-head-to-the-baroque-restaurant Source: Uniworld

The Viennese cafe is a little less formal.

the-viennese-cafe-is-a-little-less-formal Source: Uniworld

Despite its beautiful mirrored walls.

despite-its-beautiful-mirrored-walls Source: Uniworld

The design of the ship’s leopard lounge is more sleek and modern. Those in the lounge can either sit by the bar…

the-design-of-the-ships-leopard-lounge-is-more-sleek-and-modern-those-in-the-lounge-can-either-sit-by-the-bar Source: Uniworld

Or watch as other guests swim in the lounge’s glass-enclosed pool.

or-watch-as-other-guests-swim-in-the-lounges-glass-enclosed-pool Source: Uniworld

Here’s a better view of the pool, which offers spectacular views of the passing scenery.

heres-a-better-view-of-the-pool-which-offers-spectacular-views-of-the-passing-scenery Source: Uniworld

It looks especially inviting when lit up at night.

it-looks-especially-inviting-when-lit-up-at-night Source: Uniworld

For those looking for more traditional entertainment, there’s the Lipizzan theater.

for-those-looking-for-more-traditional-entertainment-theres-the-lipizzan-theater Source: Uniworld

Here’s one of the ship’s corridors which leads to its incredible bedrooms.

heres-one-of-the-ships-corridors-which-leads-to-its-incredible-bedrooms Source: Uniworld

There are spacious staterooms with large windows that open onto gorgeous views.

there-are-spacious-staterooms-with-large-windows-that-open-onto-gorgeous-views Source: Uniworld

And smaller staterooms as well. There are 64 in total on the ship.

and-smaller-staterooms-as-well-there-are-64-in-total-on-the-ship Source: Uniworld

The next step up is a suite.

suite-1 Source: Uniworld

It’s even more spacious and includes a sitting area along with multiple windows.

its-even-more-spacious-and-includes-a-sitting-area-along-with-multiple-windows Source: Uniworld

The suite bathroom features a shower, sink, and more than enough mirrors.

the-suite-bathroom-features-a-shower-sink-and-more-than-enough-mirrors Source: Uniworld

Here’s some additional seating area in one of the suites.

heres-some-additional-seating-area-in-one-of-the-suites Source: Uniworld

Plenty of room to gaze out the window.

plenty-of-room-to-gaze-out-the-window Source: Uniworld

And then there’s the royal suite.

and-then-theres-the-royal-suite Source: Uniworld

It doesn’t get any more luxurious than this.

it-doesnt-get-any-more-luxurious-than-this Source: Uniworld

Pictures: A Hollywood producer is building the largest mansion in US history>

PHOTOS: Have a look inside this billionaire’s unbelievable Manhattan penthouse>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Published with permission from:

Business Insider
Business Insider is a business site with strong financial, media and tech focus.

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel