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 View all Choose from 133 holidays cruising on board the River Empress

8 Days Amsterdam to Basel

Operator: Uniworld

From 3,888
Save 1,704

8 Days Basel to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 4,179
Save 1,704

11 Days Basel to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 5,444
Save 1,715

10 Days Antwerp to Amsterdam

Operator: Uniworld

From 6,703
Save 1,708

River Empress Reviews (6) 79 reviews of River Empress from past clients of Global Journeys

4.8
AVG. RATING 4.8 / 5
6 REVIEWS
5 Star
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
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     1 , 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

 
Classic
Moselle Deck (Level 1)
Ship Profile
 
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
  • 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
  • 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 133 cruise sailings by departure date on board River Empress

Starts Days Name Itinerary From
Wednesday
30 Mar 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
8,299
Saturday
09 Apr 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
8,299
Tuesday
19 Apr 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
8,299
Friday
29 Apr 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
9,099
Monday
09 May 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
9,099
Thursday
19 May 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
9,099
Sunday
29 May 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
8,499
Wednesday
08 Jun 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
9,099
Saturday
18 Jun 2022
8 Castles Along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
7,899
Saturday
25 Jun 2022
8 Castles Along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam
7,899
Saturday
02 Jul 2022
8 Castles Along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
7,899
Saturday
09 Jul 2022
8 Castles Along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam
7,899
Saturday
03 Sep 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
9,099
Tuesday
13 Sep 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
9,099
Friday
23 Sep 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
9,099
Monday
03 Oct 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
9,099
Thursday
13 Oct 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
8,299
Sunday
23 Oct 2022
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
8,299
Thursday
23 Mar 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
7,599
Saturday
01 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,399
Monday
10 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Amsterdam to Antwerp
8,399
Wednesday
19 Apr 2023
10 Tulips & Windmills Antwerp to Amsterdam
8,399
Friday
28 Apr 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,099
Monday
08 May 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,099
Thursday
18 May 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,099
Sunday
28 May 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,799
Wednesday
07 Jun 2023
8 Castles Along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
6,899
Wednesday
14 Jun 2023
8 Castles Along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam
6,899
Wednesday
21 Jun 2023
8 Castles Along the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel
6,899
Wednesday
28 Jun 2023
8 Castles Along the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam
6,899
Wednesday
23 Aug 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,799
Saturday
02 Sep 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,799
Tuesday
12 Sep 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,799
Friday
22 Sep 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,799
Monday
02 Oct 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,799
Thursday
12 Oct 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,799
Sunday
22 Oct 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Amsterdam to Basel
7,099
Wednesday
01 Nov 2023
11 Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Basel to Amsterdam
7,099
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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