River Empress

5 out of 5
5 Reviews

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.

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Ship Class
Ship Type
River Ship
Passengers
Passengers
130
Crew
Crew
42
Year Launched
Launched
2001
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
2014
Regions Explored:
Europe

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Classic Stateroom
Classic Stateroom  Classic Stateroom Layout  
  • 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 Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

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 holidays cruising onboard the River Empress

8 Days Amsterdam to Basel
Operated By: Uniworld
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$3,464
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$1,747
8 Days Basel to Amsterdam
Operated By: Uniworld
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$3,464
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$1,715
11 Days Amsterdam to Basel
Operated By: Uniworld
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$4,237
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$1,678

River Empress Reviews (5)

Read the reviews for the River Empress from Global Journeys' past clients

“The Best Experience Ever”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 4 Helpful Votes View Photo

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.

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“Amsterdam to Budapest with Uniworld on River Empress ”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 11 Helpful Votes View Photo

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.

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“Excellent cruise”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 6 Helpful Votes

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.

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“Castles on the Rhine Cruises through Uniworld”
- SA, Australia Jun 2016 1 Helpful Vote

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.

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“Great finish to our European trip”
- NSW, Australia Mar 2016 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

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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