Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Shelley“I can't think of a better way to enjoy the gorgeous little towns of the Burgundy and Provence area. Our Uniworld ship the SS Catherine was superb. We walked into the stunning entry foyer on day 1 and straight away we could see we were in for something sp...“

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world's best and most awarded luxury river cruise line -- featuring luxuriously-appointed one-of-a-kind ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and one of the highest staff...

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world's best and most awarded luxury river cruise line -- featuring luxuriously-appointed one-of-a-kind ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt—a total of 23 rivers in 24 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts, having most recently been named the #1 River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey and voted Top-Rated River Cruise Line Europe in the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards.

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  • GC
    Splendors of Egypt & the Nile (2020) (Cairo to Cairo, 2020)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 6, 2020
    Everything was perfect. The guides,very knowledgeable. All tours very good. The hotels excellent Food very good for all different tastes. The
  • KP
    European Holiday Markets (Vienna to Nuremberg, 2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 6, 2020
    We travelled the Danube River from Vienna to Nuremburg on the Holiday Markets cruise visiting lots of interesting and historic towns along the way. The cruise i…
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  • CD
    Brilliant Bordeaux (Bordeaux to Bordeaux, 2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 21, 2019
    Really loved our tour. Only suggestion. There should be entertainment every night. A simple guitarist, a piano player, on those night when nothing major is plan…
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  • DL
    Brilliant Bordeaux (Bordeaux to Bordeaux, 2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 7, 2019
    Fabulous experience. Besides a luxurious foodie experience with very nice wine pairings, a big reason that I chose this cruise was to better understand Bordeau…
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  • TB
    Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley (Porto to Porto, 2019)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 4, 2019
    Everything was really quite lovely. Only complaints: There were some problems with temperature controls on the buses, and one night the circuit breaker for our …
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  • L
    Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2020) (Venice to Venice, 2020)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 4, 2019
    Truly the only way to be immersed in all that Venice has to offer. Walking and exploring some of the beautiful islands within the Venice Lagoon is so very speci…
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  • S
    Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2020) (Venice to Venice, 2020)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 3, 2019
    The beauty of Venice from the water is remarkable especially when you’re seeing it from such a gorgeous ship. The service was impeccable and Uniworld’s staff wa…
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  • S
    Burgundy & Provence (Avignon to Lyon, 2019) (from Avignon to Lyon)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 1, 2019
    I can't think of a better way to enjoy the gorgeous little towns of the Burgundy and Provence area. Our Uniworld ship the SS Catherine was superb. We walked i…
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  • M
    Parisian Royal Holiday (Paris to Paris, 2019)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 30, 2019
    Outstanding trip of a lifetime with superb service, food, excursions and accommodations! I could not be happier with the choice. I am hooked on Uniworld now and…
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  • R
    Castles along The Rhine (2020) (Basel to Amsterdam, 2020)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 27, 2019
    Amazing cruise, Beautiful ship, food was incredible, the staff went above and beyond. Couldn't fault a thing!!

About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world's best and most awarded luxury river cruise line -- featuring luxuriously-appointed one-of-a-kind ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine, and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. Uniworld offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, as well as voyages in Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, and Egypt—a total of 23 rivers in 24 countries worldwide. Uniworld is a member of CLIA and is highly regarded by discerning travelers, media, and cruise industry experts, having most recently been named the #1 River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey and voted Top-Rated River Cruise Line Europe in the 2018 Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards.

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Unsurpassed Luxury

THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS

There’s a moment on every Uniworld boutique river cruise when it becomes clear. Maybe it’s while luxuriating in the comfort of your exceptionally appointed stateroom or suite. Or when savoring yet another culinary masterpiece prepared by our master chefs. Or while experiencing the jewels of Europe from a perspective only the river can provide. A moment when you realise that this journey is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and beyond anything you could have expected.

IN-SUITE BUTLERS

Uniworld butlers go above and beyond to create special moments that our guests remember long after they leave. Service from specialty trained, in-suite butlers will be available to all guests staying in suites onboard our European fleet (except Russia, Portugal and Spain).

CULINARY EXCELLENCE

Enjoy an unrivalled taste of your destinations when dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. For those interested in healthier dining options, our Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, prepared just for you. If you have a specific meal preference, just ask. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate.

WELLNESS ONBOARD

Wellness is a universal language, and whichever cruise you choose, you’ll have access to our Wellness on the Water programs and amenities. Our “Let’s Go” onshore programme features guided walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing tours, as well as gondola rowing and more. Wherever your journey takes you, there will be many opportunities to get out and go.

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Every Uniworld itinerary is infused with amazing included excursions, designed to showcase the authentic culture, sights, activities and cuisine of the places you’ll visit. Nothing onboard is cookie-cutter, so your time onshore shouldn’t be either. These included excursions feature several options throughout the entire day, so you can adventure onwards exactly how you’d like. The choice is yours:

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Ships

  • River Countess
    River Countess
    Completely transformed in 2013, the 130 passenger River Countess is one of the most luxurious river cruise vessels to ply on Italy’… Read more
    Built
    2003 (refurbished 2012)
    Guests
    130
    Crew
    42
    Length
    361 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    61
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5 ft
  • S.S. Catherine
    S.S. Catherine
    Like other vessels in Uniworld’s impressive luxury river cruise fleet, the 443 feet long S.S. Catherine combines meticulous craftsm… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    159
    Crew
    57
    Length
    443 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    6
    Staterooms
    74
    Registry
    The Netherlands
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5.7 ft
  • S.S Joie de Vivre
    S.S Joie de Vivre
    Uniworld’s latest pride and joy, the magnificent S.S. Joie de Vivre, is symbolic of the quintessential French philosophy ‘joy… Read more
    Built
    2017
    Guests
    128
    Crew
    54
    Length
    410 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    10
    Staterooms
    54
    Registry
    The Netherlands
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    Approx. 5.7 ft
  • S.S. Antoinette
    S.S. Antoinette
    The 443 feet long, 154 passenger S.S. Antoinette is one of most regal river cruise ships plying on Europe’s famous Rhine River. Evo… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    152
    Crew
    59
    Length
    443 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    9
    Staterooms
    67
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5.7 ft
  • S.S. Maria Theresa
    S.S. Maria Theresa
    Feted by Cruise Critic as the ‘Best New River Ship’ for 2015, the 443 feet long, 150 passenger S.S. Maria Theresa river cruis… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    150
    Crew
    58
    Length
    443 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    11
    Staterooms
    64
    Registry
    The Netherlands
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5.7 ft
  • River Princess
    River Princess
    There’s nothing quite like the vibrant foyer aboard the 130 passenger, River Princess to set a brilliant tone for your onward journ… Read more
    Built
    2001 (refurbished 2011)
    Guests
    128
    Crew
    42
    Length
    361 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    60
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5 ft
  • River Queen
    River Queen
    The 361 feet long River Queen is a unique beauty among high­end European cruise ships. Her exterior is designed to resemble the charm… Read more
    Built
    1999 (refurbished 2010)
    Guests
    128
    Crew
    42
    Length
    361 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    60
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5 ft
  • River Duchess
    River Duchess
    The 130 passenger luxury river cruise vessel, River Duchess, recently underwent a top to bottom refurbishment. Always decorated in style,… Read more
    Built
    2003 (refurbished 2012)
    Guests
    130
    Crew
    42
    Length
    361 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    61
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5 ft
  • River Empress
    River Empress
    The 361 feet long, 130 passenger River Empress revives nostalgic memories of simple but elegant river cruising. From the deep and beautif… Read more
    Built
    2001 (refurbished 2014)
    Guests
    130
    Crew
    42
    Length
    361 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    61
    Registry
    Switzerland
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5 ft
  • Queen Isabel
    Queen Isabel
    Discover the marvelous gems of Portugal’s world famous Douro Valley from the distinguished 258 feet long, 118 passenger River Isabe… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    112
    Crew
    33
    Length
    258 ft
    Width
    37.5 ft
    Suites
    2
    Staterooms
    56
    Registry
    Douro
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    5.25 ft
  • River Tosca
    River Tosca
    Uniworld’s 82 passenger, all­suite River Tosca vessel is a jewel on Egypt’s timeless Nile River. During a cruise, guests… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    82
    Crew
    60
    Length
    236 ft
    Width
    46 ft
    Suites
    41
    Registry
    Egypt
    Electricity
    220 volts
    Draft
    5.2 ft
  • Ganges Voyager II
    Ganges Voyager II
    The 185 feet long, 56 passenger Ganges Voyager II is an intimate vessel that provides a luxurious and serene atmosphere as its sails alon… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    56
    Crew
    36
    Length
    185 ft
    Width
    41 ft
    Suites
    28
    Registry
    India
    Electricity
    220 volts
    Draft
    4.6 ft
  • River Victoria
    River Victoria
    Travel back to the era of grand Russian imperialism, follow in the footsteps of legendary Tsars, explore iconic monuments and discover tim… Read more
    Built
    1982 built, 2011 UW Inaugurate
    Guests
    196
    Crew
    110
    Length
    423 ft
    Width
    55 ft
    Suites
    10
    Staterooms
    88
    Registry
    Moscow
    Electricity
    110/220 volts
    Draft
    9 ft
  •  Mekong Navigator
    Mekong Navigator
      With a design reminiscent of the French Colonial–era manor homes that once lined the streets of Old Saigon, the all-suit… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    68
    Crew
    40
    Length
    70 m / 230 ft
    Width
    13 m / 43 ft
    Suites
    34
    Registry
    Vietnam
    Electricity
    380V/220V/24V/12V
    Draft
    1.8 m / 6 ft
    Capacity
    Staterooms
    Gross Tonnage
    1611 gt
    Beam
    Cruising Speed
    10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
    Generators
    02 Main Ge / Catterpillar/ 245kw
    Engines
    02 X 533kw/ Catterpillar
  •  S.S. Beatrice
    S.S. Beatrice
    The S.S. Beatrice boasts yacht-style light wood with blue and white finishes throughout, a renovated lobby featuring elegant mirrors, marb… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    152
    Crew
    55
    Length
    430 ft / 131 m
    Width
    37.5 ft / 11.27 m
    Suites
    16
    Staterooms
    57
    Cruising Speed
    9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
  • Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
    Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
    The newest ship on the Yangtze is a sanctuary of lavish features, with the largest cabins and suites on the river - all with private balc… Read more
    Guests
    124
    Crew
    124
    Length
    300 ft / 91.44 m
    Width
    53.8 ft / 16.15 m
    Suites
    2
    Staterooms
    6
    Capacity
    Built
    2008
    Registry
    Gross Tonnage
    6733 gt
    Electricity
    Beam
    Cruising Speed
    16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
    Generators
    Engines
    Draft
  • S.S. Bon Voyage
    S.S. Bon Voyage
    We are excited to announce that after an extensive full-ship renovation, the River Royale will reemerge as the S.S. Bon Voyage in Spring… Read more
    Built
    2006 (Refurbished in 2019)
    Guests
    124
    Crew
    50
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
  • Mekong Jewel
    Mekong Jewel
    Experience the diverse cultures and uncharted beauty of the Mekong River on the new Mekong Jewel. This all-suite ship is made of sustainable… Read more
    Built
    2020
    Guests
    68
    Crew
    51
    Length
    79.9 m / 262 ft
    Width
    12.8 m / 42 ft
    Staterooms
    34
    Gross Tonnage
    2494 gt
    Electricity
    220V
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
    Generators
    03 Main Ge/ Catterpillar/280 kw
    Engines
    02 X 533kw/ Catterpillar
    Draft
    1.9 m / 6.2 ft
    Capacity
    Suites
    Registry
    Beam

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is it possible to book a triple cabin?

    Triple bookings are allowed only in some suites onboard the S.S. Catherine and the S.S. Maria Theresa (excluding the Royal Suite). Please contact our cruise specialist for more information.

  • Do I need to complete a Passenger Information Form?

    Due to immigration and security measures worldwide, passenger information must be fully completed and received by Uniworld by the time of final payment. Final documentation will not be processed without receipt of the Passenger Information Form. One completed form is required per guest.

  • What clothing should I take on the cruise?

    It is always best to pack for a range of weather conditions, depending on the season and regions visited. Wearing layers will allow you to easily adjust to temperature changes.

    Uniworld recommends wearing comfortable, smart-casual clothing both onshore and onboard. As well as sturdy walking shoes, as you will do a significant amount of walking on shore excursions, often over cobblestones or uneven terrain. A sun hat, rain gear, and a coat or wrap for chilly evenings are useful items to have. For dining ashore, concerts, special events onboard, etc., men may want to bring a sports jacket and women a cocktail dress or pantsuit. Neckties are optional. Please note that shorts are not allowed at dinner aboard the ship.

  • Is a laundry service available onboard?

    Generally, most ships have either a self-serve laundrette (with ironing board) or laundry service for an additional fee. Unfortunately no dry cleaning services are available on any ship.

  • Are dietary requirements catered for?

    Uniworld will do their very best to accommodate your dietary needs given the resources available to them. Just inform your cruise specialist in advance if you have specific dietary requests (e.g., low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, etc.). Uniworld also have a “Traveling Lite” menu for guests seeking more health-conscious options, as well as light lunches, vegetarian options, and generous buffets that offer something for everyone.

  • What is the electricity voltage?

    Voltage in Europe and aboard the ships is 220v/50Hz with 2-pin “Schuko” outlets. All staterooms also have 110v outlets. If you are bringing electrical appliances from home they may require an adapter and/or converter.

  • Where will the ship dock?

    In many ports, your river ship is able to dock within an easy walking distance of the historic city centre. However, in some circumstances, the ship may need to dock farther away and a motorcoach transfer will be provided when this happens. Unfortunately, docking locations are determined by the local harbour authorities, not Uniworld or the ship’s captain which they have to abide by.

  • How do I book optional excursions once onboard?

    Optional excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager and charged to your onboard account when you are onboard.

  • Is smoking allowed?

    Smoking is not allowed aboard any sightseeing motorcoach and onboard your ship, smoking is allowed only in a designated area of the Sun Deck. Uniworld also asks guests to refrain from smoking on shore excursions/tours, especially since many historical sites and other tourist attractions in Europe are now smoke-free as well.

  • What happens if a major tourist site on the itinerary is closed?

    In these rare situations, Uniworld will typically arrange a city tour or allow extra free time to explore the city's top sites on your own.

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