River Duchess

Undertaking her maiden voyage in 2003 and with two refurbishments in 2009 and 2012, the 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

River Duchess Reviews: (22)
River Duchess Cruises on Sale: 6
Year Launched: 2003
Last Refurbished: 2009 & 2012
Ship Class: European River Ship
Passengers: 130
Shore Excursions: Included & Optionals Available
Destinations Visited: Danube River, Rhine River, Main River
River Duchess Deckplan
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
River Duchess
River Duchess Moselle Deck
River Duchess Danube Deck
River Duchess Main Deck
River Duchess Rhine Deck
River Duchess Staterooms
Classic Stateroom
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Classic Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sqm)
  • Half-Height Window(s)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sqm)
  • Picture Window
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sqm) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
Suite
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Suites

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sqm) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
The River Duchess

The Onboard Uniworld Experience

  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens.
  • The staterooms and suites on the Rhine Deck have French balconies
  • Other amenities include: a vanity, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, and bathroom with L'Occitane bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and plush bathrobes
  • The suites have extra amenities and services including: slippers; coffee machine, bottle of wine upon arrival, fruit and cookie plate, morning coffee, and shoe shine, free laundry services and daily newspaper
  • Beautiful panoramic main lounge with full-service bar, cozy Captain's Lounge and library, elegant restaurant, sun deck with chess and shuffleboard, sky lounge, fitness room, sauna, massage treatments, gift boutique, guest laundry and ironing facilities, and elevator
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 24-hour reception service
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas

Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
River Duchess Lobby
River Duchess Lounge
River Duchess Lounge
River Duchess Bathroom
River Duchess Cruises Choose from 6 cruise itineraries onboard the River Duchess, and enjoy our exclusive savings and award winning service.
From: Amsterdam to Budapest
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (5)

Departures: Dec 2018 to Sep 2019
Countries Visited: Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Our Price From:
$ 11,848
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 538
Per Person
From: Amsterdam to Bucharest
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (7)

Departures: Dec 2018 to Sep 2019
Countries Visited: Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
Our Price From:
$ 14,571
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 709
Per Person
From: Bucharest to Amsterdam
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (4)

Departures: Dec 2018 to Sep 2019
Countries Visited: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 15,541
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 709
Per Person
22 River Duchess Reviews Read the reviews for River Duchess from Global Journeys' past clients
NSW, Australia
Apr 2018
9 Trips
“Another great Uniworld experieince”
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We booked the last Tulips and Windmills trip for the season with the hope that there would be still plenty of Tulips to see. We were not disappointed, more flowers that you could poke a stick at. However the trip was not all about tulips. The towns and scenery seen and visited were exceptional. The Uniworld level of service that we had experienced on previous trips was still there. The food as usual was plentiful and extremely tasty, the crew was extremely attentive and helpful. These guys do it well!
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
4 Helpful Votes
“The Best Experience Ever”
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We have had the most delightful holiday ever! Fantastic service, quality inclusions, fabulous food, wine, tours, room service. The whole trip beginning with the organisation with Global Journeys to our disembarkation went extremely well. Not one problem . Loved Uniworld and would recommend to anyone.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
10 Helpful Votes
“Amsterdam to Budapest with Uniworld on River Empress ”
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Uniworld provided a worry free holiday that you can only imagine in your dreams. From the moment we boarded River Empress we were treated like knigs and queens. We arrived at the dock in Amsterdam dragging our luggage and a staff member walked towards us and took our bags and introduced us to the front office staff. We were then shown to our room and given the run down on how things worked in our room and told lunch was available in the dining room. We unpacked and went to the dining room for lunch and we knew immediately by the attention of the dining room staff we were in for an amazing trip. The personal attention never faltered and we were made feel as if we were the most important people in the world for the next 15 days. They said "if you are happy, we are happy".

We enjoyed every aspect of our cruise, all the ports and excursions. There were excursions and activities to suit all activity levels and interests. We wish we could have sailed forever, although our clothes would not have fitted for much longer as the food was such high quality and there was so much on offer. Breakfast and lunch was buffet style and dinner was sit down. Uniworld definitely exceeded all our expectations, don't hesitate, just book. Thank you to Georgie for organising this trip for us, I have never spoken to her but she has provided a wonderful service.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
5 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“Excellent cruise”
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We only had 76 on our cruise, very comfortable and gave us a chance to chat with almost everyone. Rooms are not big but comfortable. Very clean. Captain and all the crew were very friendly. Cruise director excellent. Each evening you were briefed on the following days activities. Bar stay friendly and generous. Washers and dryers on board excellent. There was no need to put your hand in your pocket for any other expenses. Excursions well run. Food excellent.

Ports of call were all good and lively. Opportunity to go on organised bike tours and pick up the boat further up the river or short hikes and a bus would drive you to the boat. Hard pressed to find fault with itinerary. Marvellous cruise. Uniworld are an excellent river cruise line.
WA, Australia
Aug 2016
4 Helpful Votes
6 Trips
“Great holiday, wonderful ship, totally 5 star all the way”
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Had a wonderful holiday with Uniworld. Was so glad we didn't bypass Istanbul. It was a highlight and due to the recent bombings and troubles, tourism was down 80% and there were no queues anywhere and very few tourists. We were looked after so well and never for a moment felt threatened. The cruise manager (Daniel) and local guide ("Doc") were fantastic hosts and even did a special free Istanbul by night with guests who wanted to see a bit of night life which was great fun. Still a very vibrant city actually with magnificent sightseeing and history. We joined the ship at Bucharest and found all the varied sightseeing choices on a daily basis were excellent and hard to choose sometimes as so many interesting options were included. Eastern Europe was quite an eye opener with horror tales of past history and violent rulers and more recently recovering from communist suppression.

Then of course the legendry sail from Budapest to Amsterdam, beautiful scenery, great weather , fascinating medieval towns and always with interesting local guides along the way to keep us informed and usually with a good sense of humour too. First class ship, though cabins slightly cramped but still plenty of storage and comfort. Dining was amazing, gourmet food almost 24 hours a day and most professional and efficient service throughout.Travelling companions were a happy crowd and most mixed well on outings and enjoyed various evenings entertainment. Our Cruise Director, Daniel, was also the best looking after everyone, guiding and keeping us well informed ( and a good dancer too !!! ) A truly wonderful holiday. Thank you Uniworld, and not forgetting Georgie at Global Journeys who never lets us down with her first class service, knowledge and advice and look forward to next time.

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