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River Empress

River Empress

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River Empress continues Uniworld's long standing tradition of being one of the very best river cruises in the world. Offering all sorts of itineraries up and down the Danube River, it will be tough to find a River Empress cruise that you won't enjoy! Featured itineraries include Europen Holiday Markets, Grand Christmas & New Year's Cruise, Tulips & Windmills, and European Jewels. All voyages feature the same great service and staff that have many Uniworld famous all over for river cruising.

River Empress prides itself in being an expert for the central Europe region. This expertise extends to both land tours and culinary delights. Every stop along the river, and there are a lot of them, features a local expert guide who will take you exactly where you need to go to see the highlights of every town and city along the way. After working up quite an appetite on your tour, come back to River Empress to continue your local experience with lavish 4-course meals that feature some of the finest and freshest local ingredients incorporated into amazing local dishes.

Besides exciting stuff to do on shore, River Empress also has entertainment options onboard. Some features are a full-service bar, library stocked with some of the best books on local knowledge and history, sun-deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, and a fitness center. Throughout your cruise enjoy music and dance as local performers come on your boat to entertain you at night. The immersion never ends!

River Empress Facts

Inaugural Year: 2001
Refurbished Year: 2010
Tonnage (GRT): N/A
Country of Registration: N/A
Guest Occupancy*: 134
Crew: N/A
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: N/A
Length: 361 feet
Width: 37 feet
Passenger Decks: 3
Cruising Speed: N/A

Total: 67
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 4
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 63
Inside: 0

Dining Type: Traditional

Currency onboard: Euro

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Exciting Excursions
All river cruises aboard River Empress feature some of the most exciting shore excursions to be found in Europe. Each itinerary features multiple ports of call at quaint European towns that define the romance of old-world Europe. Guided or nu-guided tours, the choice is yours. Trek out on your own or fall in line with a guided tour by local experts.

Fine Food
A main highlight of sailing on River Empress is the culinary experience. Taking all the best flavors and dishes of every single stop along the way, there will be no shortage of excitement for your culinary appetite. Expertly trained staff offer many dishes every night for passengers to choose from as well as wonderful wine suggestions that highlight the local aromas of small town France.

River Empress Cruise Deals

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All-Inclusive River Cruise Experience!

Uniworld offers a truly all-inclusive river cruise experience, with the following amenities:
  • On Europe itineraries, receive complimentary gratuities for the ship's staff and crew, as well as all onshore tour guides; includes any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.1
  • All scheduled airport transfers included.
  • Complimentary, in-suite butler service on all European based ships.2
  • Inclusive onboard dining and entertainment, and select complimentary beverages.
  • A variety of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts.
  • Excursions created exclusively for Uniworld guests.
  • Well-equipped onboard fitness center, offering excercise and wellness clases (lead by certified onboard wellness instructors in Europe).
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.
  • Shipwide internet and WiFi access, when available.3

1 Gratuities are not included for Russia & Egypt itineraries. For Asia itineraries, only gratuities for the local land experts and drivers during excursions are included.

2 Excludes Russia, Portugal and all non-Europe itineraries.

3 Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or moving through locks.

Certain restrictions apply. Select benefits will not be available on every ship, and may be withdrawn or changed by Uniworld at any time. Ever very effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable River Empress cruise when booking with us!
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
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Suite Suite
Approximate Size: 214 square feet
Located on: Rhine Deck

There are 4 Suite staterooms on board River Empress. This accommodation has a French balcony and can fit up to 2 guests. The Suite includes all amenities listed above, plus a bottle of wine upon arrival, laundry service. shoe shine, daily fruit and cookie plates, morning coffee, daily newspaper.
French Balconies top
Category 1 Category 1
Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Rhine Deck

There are 23 Category 1 stateroom on board River Empress. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Category 1 cabins Include all amenities listed above.
Oceanview top
Category 2 Category 2
Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Danube Deck

There are 26 Category 2 stateroom on board River Empress. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Category 2 cabins Include all amenities listed above.
Category 3

Category 3
Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Main Deck

There are 6 Category 3 stateroom on board River Empress. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Category 3 cabins Include all amenities listed above.

Category 4 Category 4
Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Moselle Deck

There are 4 Category 4 stateroom on board River Empress. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Category 4 cabins Include all amenities listed above.
Category 5 Category 5
Approximate Size: 151 square feet
Located on: Moselle Deck

There are 4 Category 5 stateroom on board River Empress. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Category 4 cabins Include all amenities listed above.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

River Empress Deck Plans

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The deck plans of River Empress provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Uniworld directly.
Danube Deck
River Empress Deck Plans

River Empress Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of River Empress:
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Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Captain's Lounge
Captain's Lounge
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