Uniworld will introduce four new ships to its fleet over the next three years.
New ships will launch on the Nile in Egypt, the Douro in Portugal and the Mekong in Vietnam in 2020, followed by a new ship on the Volga in Russia in 2021.
The new ships will replace existing vessels in each destination and will “be in line with the best of the Uniworld’s custom-built Super Ships in Europe”.
Uniworld also announced today (Thursday October 18) that it will be renovating and upgrading its River Countess vessel in Venice.
Uniworld’s president and chief executive Ellen Bettridge said: “Our brand is truly innovating and these new developments demonstrate that Uniworld will always be ahead of the competition as the luxury leader in river cruising.”
The announcement follows a number of recent ship transformations undertaken by the line, including the launch of the Joie de Vivre on the Seine in 2017 and Super Ship transformations of the Beatrice in 2018, and Bon Voyage, which is set to sail in France in spring 2019.
The new vessels will feature more suites, more dining venues and more luxurious finishes.
Announcing the news, Ellen Bettridge, president and chief executive said: “Our mission is to be the very best river cruise line out there.
"The Nile is coming back in a big way – we saw that last year and going forward we believe it will continue to grow. We’ve had huge demand for this.”
Each ship will be built according to its destination, with the decor set to reflect its surroundings.
Meanwhile, Bettridge added the new ships were likely to have slightly less capacity than the existing vessels but that they would command higher prices.