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timholt@prodigy.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this to enjoy exceptional comforts of cruise and learning excursions. Returned to Uniworld again in 2016 following MOST satisfactory and satisfying 2015 Paris/Normandy cruise (to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary). Physical ... Read more
Bobo912
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our family recently returned from the Castles on the Rhine family cruise upon the River Empress. The entire experience was fantastic. The River Empress is an older ship, but is well maintained and quite elegant. Embarkation was very ... Read more
crewsalmon
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We just returned from an amazing trip on the River Empress on one of its designated family cruises. It was beyond any of our expectations. There were 13 people in our party of extended family members (including 5 children ranging from ... Read more
Eludidated 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Just returned from the Uniworld River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel and cannot rave about it enough! We had 100 people on the cruise and everyone just raved about the quality of the food and service. In fact, some people on the cruise ... Read more
ChatNoir
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We were going to try Viking, but then the Uniworld came on the horizon, and we thought: Why not try something else? The experience started out on the wrong foot. We were supposed to be met by a representative outside the customs area at ... Read more

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suzq314
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise on the recommendation of our AAA travel agent and took advantage of a limited time pricing advantage. Although we have cruised many times this was our first river cruise. We were impressed on our arrival with the ... Read more
vrhiatt
Member Since 2005
1 review
40 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The rooms on this ship are tiny. Ours was a suite, which had a nice bathroom, but otherwise was about the same size as the regular rooms. The dining room was constantly over crowded. The food was mediocre at best and awful at worst. The ... Read more
chapins1955@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The cruise was recommended by a friend. I had been considering river cruises for several years and the time was right. The boats are beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive, the excursions, wonderful and the the food incredible. I ... Read more
travelwino
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had never taken a river cruise before and an opportunity came for me to do so. I had never been to Switzerland before and flew in 2 days early to enjoy it. I was very surprised that the embarkation port was so far removed from ... Read more
GrandmaMame
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The food was good, never great. The cabin was cramped even for one person due to a huge king sized bed. Mirrors might make it look larger, but they don't make it be larger. Entertainment was Charlie on the piano every night playing ... Read more

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Rivermemories
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I waited a few weeks to write my review because I simply didn't know where to begin. I took a 2 week European trip with 8 days being on the River Empress. From start to finish every moment I spent on the ship was memorable and worth every ... Read more
SacAndi
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My mother, who passed away earlier this summer, swore she would never go on a cruise. My father, widowed at the ripe young age of 79 and overwhelmed by sadness and being alone, asked me to accompany him on a cruise. We had friends who ... Read more
rileymomma
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Our first Uniworld cruise (Castles on the Rhine) was our last. It was overpriced, the food was worse than a hospital patient on a bland diet gets and our "suite w butler" was barely larger than the lowest category stateroom and ... Read more
lexmiller
Member Since 2012
19 reviews
247 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We sailed the August 26, 2015 Uniworld River Empress 7 night Castles on the Rhine cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Uniworld picked us up at the Basel airport. We did the two night pre-cruise stay sponsored by ... Read more
marydaumeyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had never been on a River Cruise, just Ocean cruises. The crowds did not appeal on the big boats. The River cruise with Uniworld was fantastic, we didn't want to leave. The bed was so comfortable, the ship beautiful and so well kept. ... Read more

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GratJoy
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Due to high water levels, passengers were loaded in Speyer, 3.5 hours down the Rhine. No advance notification even though they knew at least 3 days ahead that the situation was not going to improve. Pax were met by 2 persons who said they ... Read more
ice8011@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Have been wanting to go on Europe river cruise for awhile. Booked Uniworld cruise line. Best thing about Uniworld cruises is they are "all inclusive". No tipping, no signing for drinks, included tours every day in port!! There are some ... Read more
clockcruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We did our first river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything about the trip was wonderful...the ship, the people, the food, the tours, the people, the service...did I mention the people. The crew thoroughly enjoy their jobs and ... Read more
CraftySabine
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I know I should review the ship and the ports, but looking back on the trip, the service is what I remember most and what makes me want to travel with Uniworld again. The trip was great, despite the rainiest spring Europe has had in over ... Read more
LGAretired
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Summary: If you want to take the Tulips and Windmills cruise to see the tulips (our trip started April 12, 2013 from Antwerp to Amsterdam), understand that you are guaranteed to see windmills but all bets are off regarding viewing fields ... Read more

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Meldleisure
Member Since 2012
1 review
The holiday of a lifetime was how I would describe our River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Uniworlds luxurious River Empress in early October. I have never experienced so much commitment toward the guests enjoyment of a holiday. ... Read more
Baileydog1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
351 forum posts
We flew independently to Budapest and easily got a taxi outside the airport terminal doors to the Corinthia Hotel. The taxi rate is fixed by zone and I think we paid about 20 Euros (Forints not necessary) for the approximate 20 minute ... Read more
adjohn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
We are a couple from Southern California, both in our late 60's, taking our first river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Uniworld. The arrival and departure went very smoothly. Even though we managed our own transportation to/from ... Read more
dgandpj
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
We have just returned from our first river cruise on the River Empress. Our room was on the lowest level right beside the washers and dryers. One would think this was a poor location, not at all! Hardly any noise from the room next ... Read more
Charlotte T.
Member Since 2010
1 review
68 forum posts
From the moment we arrived at the pier in Amsterdam where 2 crew members met us, brought our luggage in the ship to the moment we disembarked in Budapest where they continue to help us booking a taxi and transferring our luggage. As soon ... Read more

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