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River Empress

52 Reviews
Uniworld River Cruises

River Empress is an intimate, award-winning, boutique hotel-style ship with all river-view cabins and suites, and carries up to 134 guests. Refurbished in 2005 and 2009, River Empress features graciously appointed accommodations including spacious closets, individual thermostats, direct-dial telephones, flat-screen TVs, deluxe restrooms, and more. Guests can exercise in the onboard gym, receive spa treatments such as massages or facials, and relax in the onboard sauna. Food and drink are served in comfortable environments with plenty of windows for watching the passing scenery. Dining is excellent onboard River Empress, with cuisine prepared fresh and to-order and served with attention by a dedicated staff.

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Dress Code

Dress onboard is resort casual. Cocktail attire is recommended but not required for your farewell party.

Fitness / Recreation

For passengers seeking to maintain a consistent workout regimen, there is a state-of-the-art fitness center onboard River Empress, complete with various cardio equipment and workout space.


The Main Lounge is one favorite entertainment venue onboard River Empress. It features floor-to-ceiling windows, a dance floor, a bar, and provides the perfect location to relax and recount stories from the day. The Patio Lounge, Sky Lounge, and Club Lounge are additional inviting options, with email stations, games, a library, live performances, and more. At each stop along the way, Uniworld River Cruises provides bicycles for complimentary checkout, providing an alternative to exploration by vehicle or foot.


Guests will enjoy drifting away in the revitalizing warmth of River Empress’ onboard dry sauna and steam bath.


Guests can visit River Empress’ onboard boutique to select personal gifts and keepsakes.


When dining onboard your all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. Uniworld’s farm-to-table approach takes their chefs to regional farms, local markets and artisanal producers to ensure that every meal is an adventure in and of itself. For those interested in healthier dining options, Uniworld’s Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of their traditional menu, but with fewer calories. Uniworld also offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, prepared just for you. If you have a specific meal preference, just ask. Uniworld’s chefs will be happy to accommodate.


Although there is a game room onboard, there is no casino option onboard River Empress.


There are no special arrangements, activities, or accommodations for children onboard River Empress. Each guest under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. Uniworld River Cruises does offer “family cruises” on select itineraries during the Summer months.

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River Empress
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Departs: May 10, 2020
Ports: amsterdam, netherlands, amsterdam, netherlands, zaandam, rotterdam, holland...
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