Decorating a river cruise ship must be an interesting and quite unique challenge set to any specialist interior designer. What message do you wish to send to your guests through your choice or decor and artwork, and how does that align with the standard of product the ship’s owner or operator will be delivering to its passengers?

One particular line which has adopted a particularly unique approach to ship design is Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Undoubtedly one of the more upmarket brands to be found on the rivers of Europe and Asia, the decoration found on each Uniworld ship includes the involvement of company owner Beatrice Tollman.

It’s fair to say extravagance, elegance and instilling an immediate ‘Wow Factor’ as guests board the ship is part of the welcome experience from Uniworld. Aside from the decoration of each passenger suite, itself a carefully tended process, the company has spent millions of dollars on artworks and sculptures positioned around the ship. In some cases, pieces being displayed are incredibly rare and are usually part of an extremely limited collection.

Let’s take a look at this gallery of some of the more extravagant pieces you’ll find onboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection ships around the world.