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River Cruises with Uniworld: Ship Reviews & Tips

River cruising has become one of the best ways to explore your favorite regions around the world – combining lavish amenities you’d find at a 5-star hotel with a plethora of destinations to absorb. Plus, you only have to unpack once to see them all! If you have never experienced a river cruise or are interested in truly discovering the best destinations in Europe and Asia, Uniworld River Cruises is one of the best river cruise lines in the industry and could be the right match for you. Here’s a closer look at their best-reviewed ships, what they each offer you if you decide to book, and some handy insider tips.

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Which ship is right for me?

Imagine gliding from destination to destination in the heart of Europe or Asia, with access to delicious cuisine, wine and spirits, and delightful staff dedicated to making sure you are as comfortable as possible. This is what it is like onboard every Uniworld ship – but here’s a closer look at three of our favorite ships, that are highly-regarded by past guests…

Uniworld River Empress

Tip: Ask your Travel Agent about the popular Basel to Amsterdam itineraries

Explore Europe’s rich history and Jewish heritage on an incredible discovery of The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Dive deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions and historical significance in a one-of-a-kind experience along the Rhine. Delve into the region’s world-renowned museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne, Basel and Arnhem. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious cuisine — Dutch cheese and fries, Alsatian choux-croute, Swiss-style sausages, Kölsch beer, unique wine vinegar aperitifs and Germany’s famous white wines.

Uniworld River Empress Reviews

Onboard Experience

Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant, reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club, or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there is no better or more relaxing way to travel through the scenic heartland of Europe than onboard the cosmopolitan-styled River Empress.

Uniworld S.S. Maria Theresa

Tip: Find the best SS Maria Theresa itinerary deals here!

One of Europe's most beloved and longest reigning monarchs, the great Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa, was so extraordinary that Uniworld built an entire ‘super ship’ in her honor. Named ‘Best New River Ship’ by Cruise Critic editors her maiden season, the S.S. Maria Theresa features ultra-luxurious accommodations and an array of thoughtful personal touches, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable voyage along the Rhine and Danube Rivers.

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa Reviews

Onboard Experience

The S.S. Maria Theresa has a Royal (Grand) Suite, 10 Suites and 64 staterooms, all with made-to-order Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, a menu of pillow options and marble-lined bathrooms stocked with Asprey and Hermès bath and body products.

Uniworld S.S. Antoinette

Tip: Ask your Travel Agent about booking the S.S. Antoinette French Balcony riverview stateroom.

The luxurious 443-foot, 154-passenger S.S. Antoinette, Uniworld’s first ‘super ship’, features fine Brazilian marble on the walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, a stylish Bar du Leopard with full-service bar, and an onboard cinema.

Uniworld SS Antoinette Reviews

Onboard Experience

This meticulously designed ship features enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge and bar, well-equipped fitness center, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views.

Why River Cruise?

River cruising offers an immersive destination experience that is completely relaxing. It’s the perfect blend of an escorted tour and cruise that every travel-lover should experience. You truly become familiar with destinations away from the tourist-heavy areas in addition to checking off the bucket-list destinations – all during one amazing journey.

Another great benefit of river cruising is that Uniworld is an all-inclusive cruise line which means you get tons of onboard perks included in the cost of your cruise fare. Check out some of the all-inclusive benefits Uniworld River Cruises have to offer…

  • Onboard dining and unlimited beverages (including many premium spirits and wines)
  • Impeccable staff service
  • All onboard and onshore gratuities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Multiple mind, body, and spirit wellness programs onboard
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for exploring destinations

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