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Iconic French beauty Catherine Deneuve named godmother of Uniworld ship

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Los Angeles, California-based Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection today (March 14) announced the selection of the legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve as godmother of the newly launched, 159-passenger S.S. Catherine.

A fitting choice considering Deneuve’s timeless beauty and esteemed acting career that spans more than 50 years. Perhaps most well-known for her roles in “Belle du Jour” and “Indochine,” she has been nominated for dozens of international acting awards and was chosen by the European Film Academy last December to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Deneuve has also been the face of Chanel No. 5, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, MAC Cosmetics, and many others.

“We are so excited to have Ms. Deneuve as the Godmother to our new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine,” said Guy Young, President of Uniworld. “She exemplifies everything our new Super Ship represents: classic sophistication, beauty, elegance, and grace.”

The intimate S.S. Catherine houses 79 staterooms with six suites on the top deck offering private balconies which can convert to enclosed conservatories with the tap of a button. Other staterooms are fitted with French balconies. All accommodations come with handcrafted Savoir® of England beds and beautiful marble bathrooms. Public areas include the Van Gogh Lounge, full-service Bar du Leopard, Cézanne Restaurant, an al fresco terrace, a mosaic-tiled resistance pool, and the Serenity River Spa.

The Catherine sets sail on March 27, 2014 to the regions of Burgundy and Provence on two of the line’s most popular itineraries, Burgundy & Provence and Grand France

For more details, please visit or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at or The Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection of luxurious boutique ships carry an average 130 passengers serviced by one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Fares include shore excursions. Uniworld provides the option of more than 500 sailings on more than 15 rivers in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.



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