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Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia

2nd October 2020 - 2:30pm

Adam and Brian (The Travel Corporation)

Adam and Brian (The Travel Corporation)

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A new project with legendary luxury textiles producer and design powerhouse Fortuny showcases a reimagined S.S. La Venezia featuring Fortuny’s incomparable fabrics enveloping guests in beauty, tradition and artistry of Its Northern Italian itinerary.

 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises unveils its much-anticipated first look of the S.S. La Venezia, one of the newest Super Ships in its award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels. Sailing Northern Italy, the completely reimagined ship embodies the country’s timeless beauty, its artisan’s commitment to enduring quality and the passion Italians bring to food, art and living well.

 

According to Ellen Bettridge (Uniworld CEO and President) the new design led by Toni Tollman and Brian Brennan (Uniworld Artistic Directors) was inspired by the work of celebrated Italian artist and textile designer Mariano Fortuny.

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to share details of the S.S. La Venezia, inspired by the incredible artistry and vision of Mariano Fortuny,” said Bettridge. “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”.

 

Exquisitely Designed:

Much of the design and décor aboard S.S. La Venezia was influenced by local Venetian design house, Fortuny, renowned for their handmade fabrics whose creation is still a closely held company secret.  “There is a mystery to the quality and beauty of Fortuny fabrics that are still made in Giudecca,” said Tollman. “We appreciate the reverence they bring to their craft that is so much a part of the Venetian way and sought to carry that care and attention to every guest touch point.”

 

Tollman notes, “Like all Uniworld ships, the S.S. Venezia is unique, ‘a work onto itself’ that was designed to complement and enhance its carefully curated Venetian itineraries.  Mirroring our ships to reflect the destinations they sail is an exclusive Uniworld feature that our discriminating guests have come to know and love.  We’re certain they will delight in the S.S. Venezia where every space has been crafted to expressly celebrate Venice”.

 

“Whether guests stay in a classic stateroom, one of the four junior suites or two grand suites, they will experience the unmistakable essence of the city, beginning in the lobby which strikes a bold resemblance to 1930’s Venice,” adds Tollman.  “Guests will enjoy the artistic touches of the ship as they stroll the marble, or brass-inlaid parquet floors. They will see echoes of the portico of the landmark bridges in the patterns of the fabrics or a reference to the local fish dishes, the basis of classic Venetian cuisine, and enjoy the unmistakable swirls and pops of colour of Murano blown glass, another signature craft of Venice”.


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Adam and Brian (The Travel Corporation)
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia
Uniworld Unveils The S.S La Venezia

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