Uniworld River Cruises

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.
SHIP TYPE
River Ship
PASSENGERS
130
CREW
42
LAUNCHED
2001
REFURBISHED
2014

River Empress Cruises

8 Days Brussels to Brussels

Operator: Uniworld

From 3,863
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8 Days Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 3,467
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River Empress Reviews (6) 87 reviews of River Empress from past clients of Global Journeys

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AVG. RATING 4.8 / 5
6 Reviews
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Sensational river cruise   1 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2019
Fantastic crew with outstanding service. Great food and already looking at a follow up cruise. Very informative tours. Extensive variety of drinks and the embarkation was very relaxed. Definitely recommended.
The Best Experience Ever     6 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2017
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.
Amsterdam to Budapest with Uniworld on River Empress     14 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2017
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 ...read more 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.
Excellent cruise   6 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2017
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. ...read more 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.
Castles on the Rhine Cruises through Uniworld   2 , SA, Australia, Jun 2016
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.
Great finish to our European trip     1 , NSW, Australia, Mar 2016
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 ...read more 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.

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
  • 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
  • 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 include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service

River Empress Cruise Schedule All 10 cruise sailings by departure date on board River Empress

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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.