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 79 holidays cruising on board the River Duchess

16 Days Amsterdam to Budapest

Operator: Uniworld

From 11,076
Save 1,865

25 Days Amsterdam to Bucharest

Operator: Uniworld

From 16,032
Save 2,066

25 Days Bucharest to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 15,644
Save 2,066

16 Days Budapest to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 10,688
Save 1,865

River Duchess Reviews (5) 79 reviews of River Duchess from past clients of Global Journeys

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Another great Uniworld experieince     2 , 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!
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     3 , 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 79 cruise sailings by departure date on board River Duchess

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Thursday
21 Oct 2021
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
12,999
Wednesday
30 Mar 2022
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
8,799
Friday
08 Apr 2022
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,799
Sunday
17 Apr 2022
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
8,799
Tuesday
26 Apr 2022
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,799
Thursday
05 May 2022
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
14,299
Thursday
05 May 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
20,799
Friday
20 May 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
8,799
Wednesday
25 May 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
9,299
Wednesday
25 May 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
20,799
Friday
03 Jun 2022
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
14,299
Saturday
18 Jun 2022
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
14,299
Saturday
18 Jun 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
20,799
Sunday
03 Jul 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
8,799
Friday
08 Jul 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
8,799
Friday
08 Jul 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
20,299
Sunday
17 Jul 2022
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
14,299
Monday
01 Aug 2022
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
14,299
Monday
01 Aug 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
20,299
Tuesday
16 Aug 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
8,799
Sunday
21 Aug 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
9,299
Sunday
21 Aug 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
20,299
Tuesday
30 Aug 2022
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
14,299
Wednesday
14 Sep 2022
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
14,299
Wednesday
14 Sep 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
21,299
Thursday
29 Sep 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
9,299
Tuesday
04 Oct 2022
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
9,299
Tuesday
04 Oct 2022
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
21,299
Thursday
13 Oct 2022
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
14,299
Wednesday
29 Mar 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
7,999
Friday
07 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,399
Sunday
16 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
8,399
Tuesday
25 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,399
Thursday
04 May 2023
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
12,899
Thursday
04 May 2023
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
17,999
Friday
19 May 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
7,899
Wednesday
24 May 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
7,899
Wednesday
24 May 2023
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
17,999
Friday
02 Jun 2023
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
12,899
Sunday
02 Jul 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
7,599
Friday
07 Jul 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
7,599
Friday
07 Jul 2023
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
17,599
Sunday
16 Jul 2023
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
12,499
Tuesday
15 Aug 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
7,599
Sunday
20 Aug 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Bucharest to Budapest
7,599
Sunday
20 Aug 2023
25 Ultimate European Journey Bucharest to Amsterdam
17,599
Tuesday
29 Aug 2023
16 European Jewels Budapest to Amsterdam
12,499
Wednesday
13 Sep 2023
16 European Jewels Amsterdam to Budapest
12,899
Wednesday
13 Sep 2023
25 Ultimate European Journey Amsterdam to Bucharest
18,399
Thursday
28 Sep 2023
10 Highlights of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest
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.

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