River Empress

Refurbished in 2013, sophisticated flair sums up the striking design and décor onboard the River Empress. Enjoy your favourite beverage on the Sun Deck, offering a 360-degree view that may just be the best on the river. Original art includes works by Julian Opie, Raoul Dufy and Pablo Picasso.

River Empress Reviews: (12)
River Empress Cruises on Sale: 4
Year Launched: 2002
Last Refurbished: 2010 & 2013
Ship Class: European River Ship
Passengers: 130
Shore Excursions: Included & Optionals Available
Destinations Visited: Danube River, Main River, Rhine River
River Empress Deckplan
Classic
Deluxe
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
Ship Profile
River Empress Staterooms
Classic Stateroom
Classic Stateroom  Classic Stateroom Layout  

Classic Stateroom

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 151 sq ft/ 14 sq m
  • 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
The River Empress

The Onboard Uniworld Experience

  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens.
  • The staterooms and suites on the Marco Polo Deck have French balconies
  • 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
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas

Excursions

  • Included excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

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
Lobby
Patio
Lounge
Restaurant onboard the River Empress
Library
Fitness Center
River Empress Cruises Choose from 4 cruise itineraries onboard the River Empress, and enjoy our exclusive savings and award winning service.
From: Amsterdam to Basel
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (7)

Departures: Mar 2019 to Nov 2019
Countries Visited: Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland
Our Price From:
$ 4,339
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 2,100
Per Person
From: Basel to Amsterdam
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (3)

Departures: Mar 2019 to Oct 2019
Countries Visited: Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 4,269
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 2,160
Per Person
From: Basel to Amsterdam
Operator: Uniworld
Reviews: (2)

Departures: Apr 2019 to Oct 2019
Countries Visited: Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 4,969
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 2,130
Per Person
12 River Empress Reviews Read the reviews for River Empress from Global Journeys' past clients
NSW, Australia
May 2018
5 Helpful Votes
9 Trips
“Excellent trip”
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We selected this trip as a fill in after the Tulips and Windmills cruise to slot in and meet the timing of the following trip to Iceland. Again we were not disappointed. Typical Uniworld, service, excursions and attentiveness to customers plus a good bunch of fellow travelers made this a great experience. Possibly the only downside was that the trip finished in Basel and that was it! No city tour to round of the trip, just disembarkation which seemed to be a lost opportunity as others, such as Viking, seemed to be catering for this a bit better.
QLD, Australia
Mar 2018
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Castles on the Rhine”
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Very comfortable journey, everything met our expectations. Crew and staff were first rate. Hannah from Global was very professional. Booking and all relative procedures went very smoothly. Very happy with whole exercise.
SA, Australia
Jun 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Castles on the Rhine Cruises through Uniworld”
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Beautiful scenery, lots of food and food options, lots of exercise options with gym, cycling and wellness worker who offered daily exercises. Hannah at Global Journeys assisted us with booking and organising and was always prompt in her responses and made the process hassle free. Ship was clean and crew excellent.
VIC, Australia
May 2016
1 Trip
“Our cruise was wonderful”
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The cruise was wonderful. The service was outstanding. I believe with feedback from our other companion travellers, we started with the best. Nothing was a trouble. Lots of fun. We knew we where somewhere special when there was a pillow menu. Beds where turned down with little treats each night. For us we know we will only travel with Uniworld if ever we cruised again. Out of 10 my score is 12!
NSW, Australia
Mar 2016
1 Helpful Vote
“Great finish to our European trip”
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We had a fantastic trip with Uniworld on the River Empress. We booked this short journey looking for a wind down and relax after 4 weeks on the go in Europe and were not disappointed. The staff cannot do enough to ensure your trip is all you want it to be. Nothing is a problem and all of the staff obviously enjoy their work. The rooms are extremely well appointed and maintained by the vigilant staff. The food is of the highest quality for every meal, with the chef open to special orders. We enjoyed the off ship excursions and rode the complimentary bikes at every opportunity. We have made many new friends as a result of this great cruise and highly recommend Uniworld for river cruising, as well as the capable staff at Global Journeys. Thank you Michelle for organising the perfect trip for our needs.

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