Uniworld River Cruises

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.
SHIP TYPE
River Ship
PASSENGERS
130
CREW
42
LAUNCHED
2003
REFURBISHED
2012

River Duchess Cruises View all Choose from 179 holidays cruising on board the River Duchess

16 or 15 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Uniworld

From 8,619
Save 3,080

24 or 25 Days Amsterdam to Bucharest

Operator: Uniworld

From 15,156
Save 1,930

24 or 25 Days Bucharest to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 14,800
Save 1,930

16 or 15 Days Budapest to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 8,619
Save 3,080

River Duchess Reviews (6) 86 reviews of River Duchess from past clients of Global Journeys

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Another great Uniworld experieince   4 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2018
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 ...read more 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!
Uniworld magic   0 , WA, Australia, May 2017
We had a trip of a lifetime on this river cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest over 24 days. Everything from the ship, food, drinks, staff, free shore excursions were excellent. The staff even remembered your name and bought you what you liked to drink! The Captain was also there each morning and afternoon to welcome you off and back on the ship, with ...read more Natalia playing music in the lounge on a grand piano. We would highly recommend this cruise or any other with Uniworld.
Great holiday, wonderful ship, totally 5 star all the way   4 , WA, Australia, Aug 2016
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 ...read more 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.
Uniworld rocked our World   4 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2016
Uniworld left no stone unturned in making our journey one we will remember forever. We were treated like part of the Uniworld family from the time we boarded the boat until the end. Daniel Tarr our cruise director was nothing short of fabulous. Supremely efficient and willing to go the extra mile to assist us whenever needed. He interacted with everyone ...read more in the lounge each evening and being a wonderful dancer he managed to make us all feel like dancing queens once the music started. We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary our only regret being that we opted out of the Istanbul section which according to all who travelled there was magnificent. Excursions offered were varied and enjoyable. We did not have to put our hands in our pockets at all. When they state that everything is included in the initial price they truly mean it. The quality and variety of food was delicious.

Drinks flowed freely ... Anything your heart desired at anytime. The crew were marvellous and such a cohesive unit .... They too worked together as one happy family. Various singing and dancing groups came on board and entertained us in many of the places we visited. When a lock broke down and we had to spend extra time in town due to the boat having to queue on the river we were given 40 euros per couple to buy lunch. Extremely generous. No receipts required. Gifts were left on our beds each evening and being previous travellers with Insight, a sister company, we were not only given a beautiful throw as a thank you gift when we boarded the River Duchess but were also entitled to one bag of laundry each and every week ... Washed and ironed and returned to our cabin within a few hours. I cannot recommend them highly enough and look forward to travelling with them in the near future.
Trip of a lifetime   3 , Tasmania, Australia, Jul 2016
We travelled with Uniworld on the River Duchess on the tour titled North Sea to Black Sea during August. On ship for approx 3 weeks and had a great time. Our cruise was mainly Austns with Kiwis, Canadians and travellers from the US as well. People mixed and got along really well. Crew members were fantastic and really looked after guests. Our cabin ...read more was spacious with a good view. Daily excursions were well organised with excellent guides. Meals on the cruise were amazing and drinks aplenty. A good time was had by all. Only caution is to make sure you exercise to avoid adding too many extra kg's. No hesitation in thoroughly recommending this cruise provided you can cope with 22 back to back Christmas Days.
Excellent. From Black Sea to North Sea & only unpacked once   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2016
From the moment we were met at Istanbul Airport to our departure from Amsterdam, Uniworld representatives were excellent. The ship's staff were very polite and couldn't have been more helpful. The Cruise Director (Gabriel) was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The individual tour guides for the included tours were also very good. I have ...read more no hesitation in recommending this trip!

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Classic
Moselle Deck (Level 1)
 
Deluxe
Danube Deck (Level 2)
 
Deluxe
Main Deck (Level 2)
 
French Balcony
 
Suite
Rhine Deck (Level 3)

Cabins

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 Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Deluxe Stateroom

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 151 sq ft/ 14 sq m
  • 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 Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

French Balcony Stateroom

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 151 sq ft/ 14 sq m with 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 Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Suite

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite 214 sq ft/ 20 sq m with French balony
  • 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 Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

River Duchess Cruise Schedule All 179 cruise sailings by departure date on board River Duchess

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Friday
05 Apr 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest 6,999
Wednesday
10 Apr 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest 7,699
Friday
19 Apr 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest 7,699
Wednesday
24 Apr 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest 8,299
Wednesday
24 Apr 2024
19 Portraits of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Prague 13,399
Friday
03 May 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 7,199
Friday
03 May 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,999
Wednesday
08 May 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,999
Friday
10 May 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,199
Friday
10 May 2024
15 Cruise & Rail: Delightful Danube & the Castles of Transylvania Istanbul to Nuremberg 25,398
Friday
17 May 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 7,199
Friday
17 May 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,999
Wednesday
22 May 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,999
Friday
24 May 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,199
Friday
31 May 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 7,199
Friday
31 May 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,999
Wednesday
05 Jun 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,999
Friday
07 Jun 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,199
Friday
14 Jun 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 7,199
Friday
14 Jun 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,999
Wednesday
19 Jun 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,999
Friday
21 Jun 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,199
Friday
28 Jun 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 6,499
Friday
28 Jun 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,299
Wednesday
03 Jul 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,599
Wednesday
03 Jul 2024
19 Portraits of Eastern Europe Prague to Bucharest 13,199
Friday
05 Jul 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 6,799
Friday
12 Jul 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest 7,499
Wednesday
17 Jul 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest 6,999
Wednesday
17 Jul 2024
19 Portraits of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Prague 12,899
Friday
26 Jul 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 6,799
Friday
26 Jul 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,599
Wednesday
31 Jul 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,299
Friday
02 Aug 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 6,499
Friday
09 Aug 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 6,499
Friday
09 Aug 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,299
Wednesday
14 Aug 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,299
Friday
16 Aug 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 6,499
Friday
23 Aug 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 6,499
Friday
23 Aug 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 7,299
Wednesday
28 Aug 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 7,999
Wednesday
28 Aug 2024
19 Portraits of Eastern Europe Prague to Bucharest 14,099
Friday
30 Aug 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,199
Friday
06 Sep 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest 8,299
Wednesday
11 Sep 2024
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest 8,299
Wednesday
11 Sep 2024
19 Portraits of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Prague 14,099
Friday
20 Sep 2024
8 Delightful Danube Budapest to Nuremberg 7,899
Friday
20 Sep 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Budapest to Prague 8,699
Wednesday
25 Sep 2024
10 Delightful Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest 8,699
Friday
27 Sep 2024
8 Delightful Danube Nuremberg to Budapest 7,899
Cruise Content
Cabin images are sourced from Uniworld River Cruises. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on sailing dates.