Although this beautiful ship is named after one of the most famous French women in history and offers an ambience similar to that felt at the Palace of Versailles, she doesn’t sail within France but along the River Rhine.
The welcoming and luxurious atmosphere felt on board is created through a variety of intricate style features, along with the extensive art collection that features in many of the public areas. One such centrepiece, a striking Strauss Baccarat chandelier complete with sapphires, previously adorned New York’s famous Tavern on the Green.
The SS Antoinette has space for 154 guests when at capacity and features 69 staterooms, eight suites and one luxurious royal suite. All accommodation on the La Princesse Deck includes Uniworld’s open-air balconies that can be turned into a conservatory-like space. Also, those staterooms on the La Duchesse Deck will have innovatively designed French balconies. When closed, these provide panoramic views of the passing scenery, but the top half can also be lowered completely to bring the outside in.
As well as excellent public areas like the L'Orangerie Sky Lounge and Restaurant de Versailles, SS Antoinette also features a first-of-its-kind movie theatre. Le Cinema Pigalle has space for 20 guests, shows films in 3-D complete with Dolby surround sound, and offers a choice of suitable snacks.
Le Cinema de Pigalle
The ship's state-of-the-art 3D movie theater—is the first of its kind in the river cruise industry, with Dolby surround sound and 20 plush seats for comfortable viewing. Movie lovers can enjoy a selection of fine films and a choice of snacks (including popcorn, candy, and even hors d'oeuvres).
Gratuities are not included for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager). However, gratuities are included for on-shore personnel (local experts and drivers) who provide services during the cruise/journey and on any prior/ post-cruise land extensions.