River Empress

The cosmopolitan style of River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, is certain to captivate you. 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.

Specifications
  • Size boutique
  • Style Luxury
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 2001
  • Year of last refit 2014
  • Gross tonnage 5000t
  • Length 110.0m
  • Width 11.4m
  • Speed 12kts
  • Decks 4
  • Language English (British)
  • Currency Euro (€)
  • No. of passengers 130
  • No. of crew 42
  • No. of cabins 65
  • -wheelchair access 0
Gratuities

Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are all included.

Facilities
Yes
No
Designated areas only
Not available
Accommodation

Your Uniworld stateroom is a chic yet cosy cocoon- ideally designed for a daytime catnap and full-night’s rest alike. Your bed is handcrafted by Savoir® of England bed-makers to the world’s finest∘ hotels, including London’s legendary Savoy Hotel. Your bed is dressed in divine linens of the highest quality and topped with a fluffy duvet and you always have your choice∘ of pillow options to ensure the most restful sleep.

Your bathroom is adorned in gleaming floor-to-ceiling marble. we’ve even added special touches, such as backlit magnifying mirrors. Daily housekeeping∘ keeps things tidy, and evening turndown service always features a scrumptious surprise. 

Decks
Dining

With Uniworld, you can always count on having the finest quality foods prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The talented chefs∘ also feature local, regional, and seasonal specialties made with a traditional flair.

Uniworld’s extensive wine list includes such world-class vintages as the 1995 Nikolaihof Riesling from Austria, which recently received the highest∘ possible score—100 points—from prestigious wine reviewer Robert Parker.

Guests aboard Uniworld’s “Enchanting Danube” itinerary will enjoy a private tasting of organically grown wines∘ at the Nikolaihof wine estate, Austria’s oldest winery, located on the site of an ancient Roman fort in the scenic Wachau Valley.

Entertainment

Sip a glass of wine while you cruise past beautiful landscapes and world-famous landmarks on your way to your next destination...

Health and fitness

The River Empress is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and the Serenity River Spa, which are generously sized and operated by professionals.

Kids and Teens

Generations Collection Cruises available.

Every Uniworld Generations cruise includes special programs, events and excursions designed specifically for your world travellers in training.

Uniworld specializes in personalised travel, and that goes for our younger∘ guests as well. Since no two kids are alike, we offer a full range of enticing onshore excursions and onboard activities—some geared for children and others tailored for tweens and teens.

Enrichment

Uniworld provide guests with more European itineraries and choices than any other river cruise line, all designed to delve deeply into each locale with onshore excursions and onboard cultural enrichment programmes∘ and entertainment.

Enjoy expertly planned shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with options to personalise, including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programmes∘ and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only.

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