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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 exercise and wellness class (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 Select benefits will not be available on every ship, and may be withdrawn or changed by Uniworld at any time.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.

Single Supplement Waived!

Solo travelers can cruise at no additional charge, as single supplements are being waived on select 2021 Europe cruises.

Contact us to find out which sailings qualify.

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises.

You're sure to enjoy an affordable Uniworld cruise when booking with us!

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River Empress

Map out your next European adventure on the fabulous 130-passenger River Empress, which sails throughout the famous Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Launched in 2001 and refurbished in 2010, River Empress is waiting to bring you on one of the most rewarding expeditions of your life. River Empress continues Uniworld’s reputation of being one of the best river cruise companies in the world. She will deliver you to ports, sights and lands that you would not encounter on an ocean liner. Don’t be fooled by her small size; luxury, comfort, personalized service and mouthwatering cuisine awaits the opportunity to change your life from the moment you step aboard.

River Empress

The highlight of any Uniworld river cruise is the river itself, along with its eye-catching ports and nearby towns and  Family can enjoy the Rhine River together onboard <em>River Empress</em>. cities. The 2020 itineraries for River Empress are Castles Along the Rhine and Remarkable Rhine. Prepare for all of your traveling dreams to come true with these fantastic itineraries!

  • While aboard a Castles Along the Rhine voyage on River Empress, you’ll get to experience France, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland, from Breisach to Cologne, with six days’ worth of exclusive adventures, including three UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious meals, and unlimited onboard beverages. This itinerary puts you in control because you get the option to choose what type of adventure you have in each destination. From Basel to Amsterdam, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture, see some of the most beautiful lands, taste some of their authentic foods and even get active.
  • A Remarkable Rhine voyage provides you with the opportunity to experience France, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland, from Basel to Amsterdam, with seven days’ worth of exclusive adventures, including four UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious meals, and unlimited onboard beverages. This itinerary puts you in control because you get the option to choose what type of adventure you have in each destination. Travelers who wish to discover more about Jewish heritage and cultural will also enjoy this itinerary, as each destination gives you a “Jewish Heritage” excursion option.

Your dream vacation is just one click or call away. Don’t miss out on the exclusive savings and limited-time deals you’ll get by booking with us. Contact us now to start instantly saving on your next voyage aboard River Empress.

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Exciting Excursions

Imagine riding the metro to one of the overflowing market halls in Amsterdam; sipping a freshly brewed yet elaborately prepared coffee at a shop in Rudesheim; standing where the three rivers all meet in Passau, each one a different color;  Dining together in the main restaurant. tasting handcrafted Kolsh beer at a local tavern amongst the locals; sipping exquisite-tasting vinegar at Doktorenhof estate, complete with cloaks, candles and a chorus; sampling crisp apple cider and freshly grilled sausages in Speyer; watching an expert pretzel maker at work; tasting exclusive wines produced at the mysterious Castle Vollrads; peeking into the torture chamber of Marksburg Castle; hiking through an amazing Weissenkirchen vineyard; or biking past castle ruins in stark contrast with thriving villages to your next destination. On River Empress, all of these adventures and more are real possibilities, hassle-free and with everything you need provided to you. Have fun while checking off your traveling bucket list with all of the phenomenal stops along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers.

Excellent Onboard Amenities

While staying aboard River Empress, you will never fall short of great amenities and entertainment. Upon its three decks, you will discover:

  • Four inviting lounges
  • A mouthwatering main restaurant inspired by a classic New York jazz and supper club
  • 24-hour coffee and tea bar
  • A heart-pumping fitness center
  • A cozy library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A rejuvenating spa
  • Throughout your cruise, enjoy music and dance as local performers come on your boat to entertain you at night

You will never fall short of something to do!

Fine Food

A main highlight of sailing on River Empress is the unforgettable culinary experience. Seasoned with all the best flavors and dishes from every single stop along the way and flavored with the freshest and most authentic of ingredients, your taste buds will have you coming back for more each night. Along with your dinner, enjoy hand-selected wines paired with your food, truly giving you the best of both worlds.

Comfortable Accommodations

After a long day of exploring, your comfortable stateroom awaits, where you can retire the comforts of a Savoir® of England bed and top-quality linens to go with it. Other in-room amenities include built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, adjustable thermostat and flat screen TV. Category 1 rooms and suites include a French balcony and suites feature many luxurious extras.

Your ticket to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits, as does big savings and exclusive offers. Call us now - we’re ready to assist you today!

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