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About Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

From the pastoral charm and the rustic appeal of the quaint vineyards of France to the rich history and fascinating waterside towns of the Rhine, intimate river cruising is possible with the world's only authentic boutique cruise line, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, the difference is in the detail. World-class cuisine with the best local dishes created by Master Chefs, serene elegance of the finest-quality suites and staterooms and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, allows guests to experience the true luxury of river cruising.

Carrying an average of 130 guests, Uniworld cruises represent a unique style of travel and attract not only couples who enjoy all the elements of an unforgettable six-star experience, but solo travelers, first-timers who have a passion to discover the world in an enriching and rewarding way and multi-generational families.

Meander down one of the world's most scenic waterways, taking in the view of dramatic German river gorges and iconic images of Netherlands' famous treasures, with the 12-night "Legendary Rhine & Moselle" itinerary onboard the River Queen. Experience the extraordinary historical panorama of Beijing, with its enchanting temples and magnificent ancient relics, before embarking on the Century Legend for 10-nights to unfold "The Highlights of China & The Yangtze".

Absorb the magic and picture-perfect scenery of the Italian coastline onboard the River Countess for 7-nights in Italy's most authentic and cultural bays. Go back in time with an 11-night "Splendors of Egypt & The Nile" river cruise and follow the secrets and wonders of Ancient Egypt, as the ship drifts through a passage of impressive Egyptian history.

Or, fully enjoy the magnificent backdrops along the Danube, with its breathtaking valleys, mountains, nature and wildlife onboard the S.S Maria Theresa with the 9-night "Enchanting Danube and Prague" itinerary. Shore excursions are extra special with Uniworld cruises, including VIP access to places, such as private early-morning viewings of the art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna.

Guests staying in suites on board the European fleet will have the added luxury and comfort of a specially trained in-suite butler. Elegant river views in suite or staterooms are accompanied by the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds, plus the high quality amenities with L'Occitane and Hermès bath and body products.

The sun decks and plush lounges onboard Uniworld river cruises offer guests the opportunity to relax and unwind with a beverage, while watching the wonders of the world drift by. Relaxation is taken to the next level, by indulging in the peace and tranquility of the Serenity River Spa. Guests are pampered with a soothing facial or sumptuous massage in luxurious surrounds. Each morning on the sun deck, as the sun comes up, guests may participate in an energizing session of yoga, or get involved in the expansive range of Wellness on the Water programs and amenities.

Among the Uniworld fleet, the River Queen is the most unique. The ship’s exterior resembles steamships of the 1930s and it boasts an Art Deco interior, with blue and white fabrics, marble bathrooms and artwork. From the stunning landscapes of world-famous rivers to relaxation and luxury onboard, Uniworld cruises offer a boutique experience for the discerning traveler.

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River Cruises
S.S. Antoinette
Night Castles Along The Rhine
Sun Sep 2 - Sun Sep 9 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Basel, Switzerland Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany Mannheim (Speyer), Germany Rudesheim, Germany Boppard, Germany Cruise Rhine River Koblenz, Germany Cologne, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Basel, Switzerland
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Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
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Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
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Mannheim (Speyer), Germany
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Rudesheim, Germany
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Boppard, Germany
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Cruise Rhine River
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Koblenz, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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River Cruises
S.S. Antoinette
Night Castles Along The Rhine
Sun Sep 16 - Sun Sep 23 (7 nights)
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Basel, Switzerland Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany Mannheim (Speyer), Germany Rudesheim, Germany Boppard, Germany Cruise Rhine River Koblenz, Germany Cologne, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Basel, Switzerland
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Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
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Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
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Mannheim (Speyer), Germany
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Rudesheim, Germany
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Boppard, Germany
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Cruise Rhine River
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Koblenz, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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S.S. Antoinette
Night Castles Along The Rhine
Sun Sep 23 - Sun Sep 30 (7 nights)
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Cologne, Germany Koblenz, Germany Boppard, Germany Cruise Rhine River Rudesheim, Germany Mannheim (Speyer), Germany Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Basel, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany
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Koblenz, Germany
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Boppard, Germany
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Cruise Rhine River
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Rudesheim, Germany
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Mannheim (Speyer), Germany
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Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
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Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
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Basel, Switzerland
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S.S. Antoinette
Night Castles Along The Rhine
Sun Sep 9 - Sun Sep 16 (7 nights)
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Cologne, Germany Koblenz, Germany Boppard, Germany Cruise Rhine River Rudesheim, Germany Mannheim (Speyer), Germany Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Basel, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany
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Koblenz, Germany
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Boppard, Germany
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Cruise Rhine River
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Rudesheim, Germany
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Mannheim (Speyer), Germany
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Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
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Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
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Basel, Switzerland
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S.S. Antoinette
Night Castles Along The Rhine
Sun Sep 30 - Sun Oct 7 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Basel, Switzerland Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany Mannheim (Speyer), Germany Rudesheim, Germany Boppard, Germany Cruise Rhine River Koblenz, Germany Cologne, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Basel, Switzerland
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Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
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Kehl (Strasbourg), Germany
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Mannheim (Speyer), Germany
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Rudesheim, Germany
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Boppard, Germany
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Cruise Rhine River
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Koblenz, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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River Cruises
River Duchess
Night Highlights Of Eastern Europe
Wed Sep 26 - Fri Oct 5 (9 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Budapest, Hungary Budapest, Hungary Cruise Danube River Belgrade, Serbia Cruise The Iron Gates Vidin, Bulgaria Ruse (Russe, Rousse), Bulgaria Giurgiu (Bucharest), Romania Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Cruise Danube River
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Cruise The Iron Gates
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Vidin, Bulgaria
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Ruse (Russe, Rousse), Bulgaria
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Giurgiu (Bucharest), Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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River Cruises
S.S. Catherine
Night Burgundy And Provence
Sun Sep 2 - Sun Sep 9 (7 nights)
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Lyon, France Macon, France Lyon, France Tournon, France Viviers, France Avignon, France Tarascon, France Avignon, France
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Lyon, France
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Macon, France
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Lyon, France
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Tournon, France
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Viviers, France
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Avignon, France
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Tarascon, France
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Avignon, France
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River Cruises
S.S. Catherine
Night Burgundy And Provence
Sun Sep 30 - Sun Oct 7 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon, France Macon, France Lyon, France Tournon, France Viviers, France Avignon, France Tarascon, France Avignon, France
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Lyon, France
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Macon, France
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Lyon, France
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Tournon, France
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Viviers, France
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Avignon, France
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Tarascon, France
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Avignon, France
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River Cruises
S.S. Catherine
Night Burgundy And Provence
Sun Sep 16 - Sun Sep 23 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon, France Macon, France Lyon, France Tournon, France Viviers, France Avignon, France Tarascon, France Avignon, France
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Lyon, France
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Macon, France
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Lyon, France
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Tournon, France
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Viviers, France
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Avignon, France
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Tarascon, France
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Avignon, France
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River Cruises
S.S. Catherine
Night Burgundy And Provence
Sun Sep 23 - Sun Sep 30 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Avignon, France Tarascon, France Avignon, France Viviers, France Tournon, France Lyon, France Macon, France Lyon, France
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Avignon, France
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Tarascon, France
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Avignon, France
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Viviers, France
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Tournon, France
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Lyon, France
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Macon, France
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Lyon, France
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S.S. Catherine
Night Burgundy And Provence
Sun Sep 9 - Sun Sep 16 (7 nights)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Avignon, France Tarascon, France Avignon, France Viviers, France Tournon, France Lyon, France Macon, France Lyon, France
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Avignon, France
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Tarascon, France
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Avignon, France
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Viviers, France
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Tournon, France
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Lyon, France
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Macon, France
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Lyon, France
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River Countess
Sun Sep 30 - Sun Oct 7 (7 nights)
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Venice/Italy Venice/Italy Chioggia Polesella Chioggia Burano Venice/Italy Venice/Italy
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Venice/Italy
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Venice/Italy
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Chioggia
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Polesella
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Chioggia
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Burano
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Venice/Italy
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Departure Ports for Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Lines

Basel
Amsterdam
Budapest
Venice

Cruise Ships of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

River Beatrice

The ideal choice for the traveler who wants to deeply explore Central and Eastern Europe, River Beatrice, by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers a mix of luxury and culture. Although built in 2009, the 430-ft. riverboat has been refurbished extensively and now boasts a sophisticated, modern appearance, with four dining options, a gym, extensive outdoor spaces and spectacular atrium.

There are a number of itineraries available on River Beatrice, from seven-night journeys around Central Europe to the spectacular 18-night “Portraits of Eastern Europe” voyage. This follows the River Danube from Prague, Czech Republic, all the way to Bucharest, Romania. Along the way, passengers have the chance to visit Budapest, Hungary, Nuremberg, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and Belgrade, Serbia.

At least one complimentary shore excursion is available in every port, with Quietcox headsets distributed to passengers so they can listen to guides explain the fascinating history of these towns and cities. Experiences include an insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre and the opportunity to go behind the scenes at a BMW factory.

River Beatrice carries 156 passengers, looked after by a crew of 53. There are 77 staterooms, divided into three categories. Standard cabins all have either a picture window or a French balcony. The staterooms are lavishly decorated, with the walls covered by luxurious silk. All have individual climate control, a flat screen TV and a shower.

The atmosphere onboard is sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Most passengers are mature couples with a deep interest in the destinations and cruise managers live in the region, so their evening briefings are extremely informative. Local musicians and dancers come aboard from time to time to perform, to further enhance the cultural experience on board River Beatrice.

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River Countess

The River Countess, by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, tours Italy and is suited for mature, high-end cruisers with a taste for refinement. One of its unique features is that once a guest boards the River Countess, they become a member of the River Heritage club. The membership allows guests to be eligible for member-only savings and onboard benefits.

The River Countess was built in 2003 and accommodates up to 130 passengers, with a crew capacity of 41. The ship houses 4 suites, 61 staterooms and four decks. Itineraries sail the Po River and some of the most visited ports include Milan, Venice, Bologna and Rome, across 8 to 15 days.

Shore excursions include sightseeing in a walking discovery of Venice, visiting the Rialto food market, discovering the University of Padua and an after-hours illumination of St. Mark's Basilica. Each walking tour includes a 'Puccini group' that assists passengers with mobility problems.

Onboard, the River Countess offers in-suite butlers specially trained to make a guest's experience unforgettable. The rooms have handcrafted Savoir of England-designed beds draped with European duvets and 100% high-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Other amenities include a fitness center, a pool, yoga classes, a serenity river spa and free internet connection.

Dining is a delight, with dishes prepared by Bea Tollman, a celebrity Uniworld chef, ranging from local to regional cuisines. The ship also has a bar that serves one of a kind cocktails. For a healthy option, the Traveling Lite menu offers flavors of traditional cuisine and also includes healthy vegan options. The river cruise also caters for specific meal preferences on inquiry. The River Countess offers an elegant, award-winning boutique cruise experience.

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River Duchess

River Duchess offers the finest-quality staterooms and suites, world-class cuisine and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise sector. Built in 2003 and refurbished in 2012, this River Queen-class ship from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is the perfect way to take in the ever-changing views of Europe’s most spectacular waterways.

Voyages around Europe take several different routes of varying durations. The 24-night Ultimate European Journey, from Amsterdam to Istanbul, is the perfect voyage soak up the magic of the Danube River, with the opportunity to see the gothic churches and medieval structures of Cologne, the vibrant culture and history of Vienna, and the impressive architecture of Budapest. The nine-night Highlights of Eastern Europe cruise, from Budapest to Bucharest, goes off the beaten path to visit the beautiful sights of Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

The 361-ft ship carries an average of 130 guests and a crew of 41. Its 61 staterooms and four suites are perfectly decorated and come equipped with flat-screen TV with satellite channels, spacious wardrobe, Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, hairdryer and safe. Staterooms also each have a beautiful marble-tiled bathroom, with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, luxury towels, bathrobes, and slippers.

River Duchess boasts a beautifully tranquil ambiance with stylish and lavish decoration throughout. Onboard features include the spectacular Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, and La Motte Sky Lounge, plus a well-equipped fitness center and a wonderful sun deck.

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River Empress

River Empress from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is one of the most luxurious ships to be found on Europe's Rhine River. It isn’t part of a class of ships: instead, it’s completely unique. Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2017, this 361-ft vessel feels wonderfully modern.

The River Empress makes several trips along the Rhine, all captivating in their own way. The seven-night Castles Along the Rhine cruise takes passengers from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Shore excursions, led by locally based, English-speaking guides, include wonderful walking tours of the charming towns visited along the way. There's also a riverboat tour of Strasbourg, and opt-in excursions to the Black Forest or a cable car ride in Rüdesheim.

River Empress carries 130 passengers and a crew of 41. There are 61 staterooms and four suites of astonishing luxury and with varying sizes of window. Amenities include flat-screen TV, safe, hairdryer, pillow menu, and marble-tiled shower. Guests staying in suites also enjoy butler service and a separate sitting area.

Onboard activities are low-key and relaxed, designed to complement busy days of shore excursions. Informative presentations about the next day's itinerary take place nightly, and there are enrichment lectures about local art, food, music, and wine. There is also a piano player in the Main Lounge, sun deck, a small spa, and in-room massages available.

While River Empress attracts more mature passengers most of the year, it is child-friendly in the summer months, with creative activities for youngsters.

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River Princess

River Princess, one of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' smaller river boats, has bold yet tasteful interiors, including original artworks by Picasso, Joan Miró and Marc Chagall. Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2011, this 361-ft ship takes guests along the Rhine and Danube Rivers in complete style.

Cruises on the River Princess include the nine-night Tulips & Windmills tour, from Antwerp in Belgium to Amsterdam, which visits historic villages, medieval city centers, and 20th-century battlefields along the way. Stops take in the beautiful Zoutelande Church in Veere and the fabulous (and still-working) 18th-century windmills of Kinderdijk. Another River Princess cruise is the nine-night Authentic Danube & Prague trip, travelling from Vienna to Prague. Shore highlights might include a walking tour of Prague’s old town and Charles Bridge, or learning to make Bavarian sausage at a family-owned factory.

River Princess carries 130 passengers and a crew of 41. Its 61 staterooms and four suites all have river views and are equipped with marble-tiled bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, built-in closet, hairdryer, and safe. The suites and top-end staterooms also come with a balcony from which to take in the spectacular river views.

Fabulous European cuisine and fine wine and beer is served in the restaurant. Other onboard facilities include three lounges (Main Lounge, Sky Lounge & Captain's Lounge), a library, sun deck, well-equipped fitness center, and the Serenity River Spa, which has a variety of massage options.

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River Queen

The much-loved River Queen is one of the oldest ships in the Uniworld Boutique River Cruises fleet, yet it still feels fresh and provides a casual, intimate cruise experience. Launched in 1999 and refurbished in 2010, the 361-ft ship has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s, glorious art deco-inspired interiors and a working fireplace.

River Queen offers several routes along the rivers of Europe. The 12-night Legendary Rhine & Moselle cruise, from Basel to Amsterdam, has a unique itinerary that includes a diversion down the Moselle River, allowing guests to visit the tiny nation of Luxembourg and lesser-known parts of Germany. The 15-night European Jewels cruise, from Budapest to Amsterdam, passes through four countries along three great rivers – the Danube, Main and Rhine. Daily shore excursions include walking tours of the charming towns en route, led by experienced local guides.

The River Queen carries 128 passengers and a crew of 40. The 60 staterooms and four spacious suites all have river views and come with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, pillow menu, hairdryer and safe. Marble-tiled bathrooms have L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, bathrobes, and slippers.

Onboard amenities include a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, the Serenity River Spa and a sun deck to take in the ever-changing views. Meals served in the restaurant always include a selection of local cuisine, allowing passengers to sample traditional European delicacies as they enjoy spectacular views from the restaurant. Exceptional Rieslings, delicate pastries and fine chocolates complete the dining experience.

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River Royale

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers an elegant way to explore France’s Bordeaux region aboard this magnificent cruise ship. Designed to carry 130 passengers and 41 crew members, River Royale provides a wonderfully intimate experience as it journeys through one of the world’s most stunningly beautiful wine regions.

Renowned for its relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, this distinctive cruise ship offers a true escape from the bustle of daily life. Built in 2006, and remodeled in 2014, River Royale features 64 elegantly outfitted staterooms, each of which include handcrafted Savoir of England beds, Egyptian cotton bed linens, and a pleasing menu of pillow options. Category I Staterooms feature a French balcony with sliding glass doors, as does the ship’s exclusive suite, which lies directly opposite the peaceful spa, sauna, and fitness center.

The colorful, artful design that characterizes River Royale perfectly complements the glorious French countryside it passes through as it meanders down the Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers in southwestern France. Guests will be dazzled by this scenery during the seven-night “Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux” itinerary, which offers a luxurious voyage through a fertile region renowned for its food and wine. An excellent choice for travelers with an interest in history and culture, this cruise stops at picturesque towns and villages such as Cadillac and Saint Émilion. Highlights include lunch with wine-pairing at a 14th century fortress, a bicycle ride through Médoc vineyards, and a private wine tasting at a Grand Cru estate.

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River Tosca

The River Nile is a legendary cruise destination, popular even in Cleopatra’s day. Today, for passengers wanting enough luxury to satisfy an Egyptian queen, nothing beats a voyage on Uniworld Boutique River Cruises' River Tosca. Launched in 2009, this 236-ft riverboat offers an intimate experience to worldly travelers with an interest in ancient history.

The 11-night Splendors of Egypt and the Nile is the River Tosca’s sole itinerary. Beginning and ending in Cairo, the journey includes at least one shore excursion each day, all led by professional Egyptologists. Rising early to avoid the heat of the midday sun will be worth it when wonders of the world await: the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Temple of Karnak, plus the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza.

River Tosca is one of the most luxurious vessels on the Nile. With 60 staff to 82 guests, visitors are sure to be well looked after. There are 39 staterooms and two suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. All come equipped with individual climate control, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, iPod docking station, hairdryer, and safe. Even the smallest measures a vast 335 square feet. The decor is Egyptian themed, and private bathrooms have a shower and tub.

At night, passengers can enjoy traditional performances by whirling dervishes, belly dancers, and local singers. Other amenities include a full-service bar, library, restaurant, fitness room, spa with a number of massage options, and an expansive sun deck with swimming pool.

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Ganges Voyager II

Even seasoned cruise veterans rarely travel by ship to India, but Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offer them a chance to do just that. Ganges Voyager II follows the River Ganges, allowing passengers a glimpse into the unique cultural heritage of this fascinating country, while cruising in luxury.

A 13-day ‘India's Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges’ itinerary includes a panoramic tour through the Indian capital of New Delhi, a coach trip to the Taj Mahal and a visit to Mother Teresa's home and tomb. Along the way, guests have the chance to experience the fascinating blend of mysticism and colonial architecture that is unique to India. Thoughtfully-chosen excursions and onboard regional cuisine ensures passengers return home with a much deeper knowledge of the country's heritage.

Built in 2015, Ganges Voyager II carries just 56 passengers and 36 crew, and measures 185 feet. All 28 cabins have French balconies. With the beds facing the river, guests are guaranteed great views at all times. All cabins are equipped with a bathrobe and slippers, top-quality bath products, a flat screen TV, individual climate control, an iPhone docking station, and bottled water replenished daily.

Onboard enrichment programs help guests make the most out of their experience. This includes lectures, local dances, and Indian-themed movie screenings. Henna tattoos, Bollywood dance sessions, tea tastings, and a game of cricket are among the other cultural offerings, and local guides are on hand at all times to answer questions. There is a spa, offering Indian and Western treatments, and a small fitness center to complete the luxury cruise experience.

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S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ first Super Ship, has all the decadence to be expected of a ship inspired by Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century Chateau de Versailles. The 443-ft vessel features Brazilian marble walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, and a two-story foyer with an incredible 10-ft blue chandelier. Operating since 2011, S.S. Antoinette offers a truly remarkable river cruising experience that is hard to match.

S.S. Antoinette’s River Rhine cruises include the seven-night Castles Along the Rhine trip from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Along the way, guests can visit three Unesco World Heritage Sites and enjoy unique shore excursions, including wine tasting, walking tours led by professional local guides, and even a trip to a vinegar estate in Salzburg, Austria.

The ship carries 154 guests and a crew of 57. Its 63 staterooms and nine suites all have marble-tiled bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, bathrobes, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, pillow menu, hairdryer, and safe. The impressive suites include butler service, iPod dock, coffee machine, a special dinner in the L’Orangerie Sky Lounge, plus a glass-covered conservatory that can be transformed into a balcony at the flick of a switch.

Unlike most river-cruising vessels, S.S. Antoinette boasts an indoor swimming pool on board, as well as a lounge, bar, cinema, well-equipped fitness center, and the Serenity River Spa. Guests can also enjoy local entertainment and informative lectures. The innovative top-deck dining venues are collapsible, allowing the ship to pass under bridges without any problems – voilà!

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Queen Isabel

Named after Portugal's renowned queen, this stately boutique style ship provides the perfect setting for couples who love art, history, and culture to experience the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accommodating just 116 passengers, the Queen Isabel, part of the Uniworld Boutique River Cruises fleet, traverses some of Spain and Portugal’s most exceptional scenery. Undulating hills striped with grape vines pass by as the Queen Isabel meanders along calm waters. A particular treat for oenophiles, guests have the opportunity to discover the range of grape varieties grown in this ancient wine producing region and taste local vintages at vineyards en route.

Offering three itinerary options, all of which center around the Douro River Valley, Uniworld provides guests with the opportunity to tailor their journey to their specific interests. An 8-day river cruise can be extended to 13 days with land excursions to the Spanish cities of Madrid, Toledo, and Salamanca as well as Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, while the 11-day itinerary begins in Lisbon and includes a stop in the ancient city of Coimbra before arriving in Porto for embarkation.

Onboard the Queen Isabel cruise ship, luxurious amenities await, including a lounge with full-service bar, a fitness centre, restaurant, spa, and sun deck with pool. A team of 33 dedicated staff ensure the comfort of every guest. Thirty-nine luxuriously furnished staterooms are outfitted with Egyptian cotton bedding, a menu of pillow options, and fluffy robes and slippers. Twenty spacious suites feature full-sized private balconies. First launched in 2013, the Queen Isabel provides a unique boutique style cruise experience through Portugal and Spain.

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S.S. Catherine

S.S. Catherine is the second Super Ship operated by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Built in 2014, the 443-ft river cruiser is filled with opulent and ornate designs, including a two-story lobby with Murano glass chandelier. This ship is perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the finer things in life as they cruise Europe's waterways.

The S.S Catherine makes several incredible voyages through France. The 21-night Ultimate France tour, from Bordeaux and Avignon, stops in enchanting destinations such as Paris, Lyon and Tournon. Shore highlights include sampling local wines and viewing the excellent bridge over the Dordogne River in Libourne, and seeing the spectacular spires of Rouen Cathedral. With decadent food and wine, breathtaking scenery, and world-famous art and architecture along the way, this trip encompasses the best of France.

The ship carries 159 guests and a crew of 57. Its 74 staterooms and six suites, most of which come with an open-air balcony, all feature handcrafted Savoir of England beds, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, marble-tiled bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TV, hairdryer and safe. The spacious Royal Suite also includes butler service, coffee machine, mini-bar, and a special dinner in the lavishly decorated Bar du Leopard.

Onboard facilities include the Matisse Terrace, Van Gogh Lounge, and the Cezanne Restaurant where guests can dine on delicious European cuisine. There is also a weather-protected sun deck, swimming pool, coffee shop, well-equipped fitness center, and the Serenity River Spa, which offers a variety of massages.

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S.S. Joie de Vivre

S.S. Joie de Vivre was launched in 2017 as part of the Uniworld Boutique River Cruises fleet. Uniquely decorated with original artworks and antique furniture, the 410-ft Super Ship offers an unparalleled boutique river cruise experience. It’s a perfectly romantic setting for couples to immerse themselves in the cuisine and culture of France.

The Joie de Vivre sails three routes, two departing from Paris then travelling through Normandy on the seven-night Paris and Normandy cruise or to Avignon on the 14-day Grand France cruise. A 21-day cruise will take guests from Bordeaux through Paris and on to Avignon. Francophiles will delight in the opportunity to see Giverny, immortalised by Monet, the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard just outside of Avignon, the beaches of historic Normandy, and the chic streets of Paris on a guided bike tour.

The ship carries 128 guests and a crew of 54. The 54 comfortable staterooms and 10 suites, almost all of which have a French balcony, are beautifully decorated with Savoir of England beds, marble-tiled bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, and flat-screen TV.

Dining and entertainment options on board the S.S. Joie de Vivre are world class. Club L'Esprit provides beauty and wellbeing treatments, and guests can complete the experience with a swim in the resistance pool and a smoothie at Bar L'Esprit. Claude's Supper Club is the place for local music, hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails. Or simply enjoy the Parisian café ambiance and river views at Le Bistrot.

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S.S. Maria Theresa

S.S. Maria Theresa, a Uniworld Boutique River Cruises super ship-class ship, is perfect for couples who enjoy ultimate luxury and the elegance of the finest-quality suites and staterooms, all with a personal touch. Carrying an average of 150 guests, S.S. Maria Theresa offers 64 staterooms and 11 suites.

S.S. Maria Theresa voyages throughout Europe with itineraries ranging from 7-nights to 9-nights. The 9-night "Enchanting Danube and Prague" itinerary is a voyage along the majestic Danube River with the opportunity to take in the history and beauty of Prague with a guided tour, the architecture of Budapest, the vibrant culture of Vienna and the exquisite gardens of Schönbrunn Palace.

S.S. Maria Theresa boasts a beautifully elegant atmosphere as well as sumptuous and indulgent dining. With 4 decks, onboard facilities include the spectacular Baroque Restaurant, the Viennese Café and the Bar du Leopard. There is the Serenity River Spa with an enclosed heated swimming pool, a Lipizzan Cinema for intimate screenings of popular films, and a fully serviced bar.

Staterooms are lavishly decorated and come equipped with Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, marble-lined bathrooms containing L'Occitane and Hermes bath products, cotton sheets, hairdryers and safes. The Royal Suite is for extra luxury and space, with a full balcony, separate living room, and a rain shower. Newly built in 2015, and with a length of 431 feet, S.S. Maria Theresa is a fantastic choice for a luxury river cruise.

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Mekong Navigator

The Mekong Navigator is a river cruise ship owned and operated by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and it’s been in service since 2017. The ship has a design similar to the French colonial-era architecture that once featured heavily in Old Saigon, with a passenger capacity of just 68.

The intimate ship is perfect for couples and honeymooners who wish to cruise the stunning rivers of East Asia.

The Mekong Navigator offers itineraries such as the 14-night “Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong” tour, beginning in Ho Chi Minh City and ending in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. There are stops at the peaceful Gieng Island, where there is the opportunity to view the beautiful Cu Lao Gieng Church, and the port city of My Tho, where passengers may explore the stunning Vinh Trang Buddhist Temple.

The Mekong Navigator is equipped with a Sun Deck, a Salon Lounge and full-service bar, an Observation Lounge for fabulous views, and a spa and fitness center for relaxation and pampering. There are traditional music and dance performances regularly in the Salon Lounge, as well as cooking classes and fruit-carving demonstrations. There’s also a luxury restaurant onboard, so passengers can taste the very best of traditional East Asian cuisine.

There are a total of 34 cabins onboard, ranging from Vista and Superior suites to Prestige and Grand Suites, which feature private French balconies for incredible views of the scenery. With onboard facilities such as these, the Mekong Navigator is a superb vessel to relax and unwind aboard, as the magical sights of Vietnam and Cambodia float by.

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Century Legend

Avalon Waterways’ Century Legend is a magnificent, elegant river cruise ship aimed at couples who enjoy contemporary aesthetics and facilities while indulging in some of the richest culture and history in the world, on China’s Yangtze River.

On a Yangtze River cruise with the Century Legend, local culture is embedded into all parts of the experience as passengers can immerse themselves in the river's history, while sampling local cuisine in the Pavilion restaurant.

The Yangtze River offers a number of highlights along the cruise. Cruisers will experience firsthand the contrast between the awe-inspiring natural features, rural villages, temples and pagodas of China and its metropolises Shanghai and Beijing. Century Legend will carry guests through an eye-opening and unforgettable experience.

Century Legend carries a maximum of 372 passengers alongside its friendly, English-speaking crew of 150. On board are bars, a Sun Deck, public Wi-Fi, spa facilities and a fitness center. There is also a spectacular indoor pool and facilities for movie nights and games.

The 156 staterooms offer beautiful, contemporary interior design with entertainment on demand, Wi-Fi access, and en-suite bathrooms. Guests who want a dose of added luxury can also opt for one of 40 suites on board. The Century Legend was built in 2013 and makes use of state-of-the-art green propulsion technology that reduces carbon emissions. Its length is an impressive 465 meters. Its size, facilities, and grandeur perfectly complement the splendor of the Yangtze River; there is no better way to enjoy China’s beauty.

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