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River Duchess, the last of the "River Queen-class" vessels, which include siblings River Queen, River Empress, River Countess and River Princess, features three passenger decks plus sun deck, an elevator and a ...
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34 Uniworld River Duchess Cruise Reviews

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PatnJen
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
After taking several sea cruises we decided to try out a river cruise. We chose this itinerary (Budapest to Bucharest with a land tour to Istanbul) because of the "less traveled" countries visited and the opportunity to see ... Read more
Jillde
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
As we were wanting a trip special enough to help us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we decided The River Duchess sounded perfect! As it turned out we weren't disappointed at all. Our embarkation in Amsterdam went very smoothly. Our ... Read more
rutpet
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our travel agent recommended it, as high quality and all-inclusive (e.g., no port fees, no tips). The crew, ship, amenities, tours (including choices), and food were outstanding. The crew could not do enough for us, and accommodated ... Read more
Colclu
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We were a little hesitant to do a river cruise: would we at less than 60 be the youngest? Will we be confined? Can we take 10 nights of RSL entertainment? On all accounts wrong! Mid range age, great facilities on ship, fabulous ... Read more
Gmacdonald
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We spent two weeks with Uniworld on the Danube from Vienna to Bucharest with an extension to Istanbul. We are repeat cruisers with Uniworld and were once again delighted with the service and the experience. Inclusion of tours at each stop ... Read more

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jayleve18
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I spent 33 days in Europe in October 2015, mostly on Uniworld's River Duchess, sailing an itinerary known as the "Grand European River Voyage." This itinerary (which will be changed for 2016) starts in Amsterdam and sails the ... Read more
Nancy Jean Thompson
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We spent two glorious weeks sailing from Amsterdam to Vienna on the River Duchess. The ship was beautifully appointed from our lovely state room to the public common areas such as the lounge and formal dining room. The service was top ... Read more
bapjr1
Member Since 2015
1 review
We couldn't fault the service, food and rooms. Tours were done well with experienced guides and usually less than 22 people per guide. The lack of internet for the trip from Bucharest to Amsterdam was unacceptable. While a ... Read more
drphil1944
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
There a number of things that disappointed us in regards to this last cruise with Uniworld First they never told we needed to call Austria Airlines and Air Canada for seat reservations. United did not understand our confirmation numbers ... Read more
Bpiglia1@aol.com
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My husband and I wanted to see the tulips in the Netherlands, and tour the area. We decided on a river cruise, and chose the River Duchess, a Uniworld boat. Everything was all inclusive, and I was a skeptic. I was sure the staff would ... Read more

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Ericscott
Member Since 2015
1 review
WHAT’S the better – an ocean voyage on a super liner or a boat on the river? For me the river boat wins hands down. My wife and I are not long back from a Uniworld cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna along the Rhine, Main, and ... Read more
Mayriver
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
24 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
We are regular Silversea cruisers, and we decided on Uniworld based in part on reviews but also because they started an all-inclusive program this year. It was our first river cruise, and it was very enjoyable at all levels. The crew was ... Read more
LoveTravellingtlt
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
In 2013 the cruise we booked with Uniworld started in Istanbul and ended in Amsterdam. Unfortunately for us, the rains in Europe, June 2013, caused the rivers to flood and we were stopped in Vienna and could go no further. The captain, ... Read more
Horselover4
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed April 2014
We've been on Windstar, Viking, Peter Deilmann, Paul Gaugain, Grand Circle, and a few others but our recent trip with Uniworld for the Tulips and Windmills cruise was the best. While the cabins were small, they were very well organized, ... Read more
Ameena
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
You want to be pampered and looked after as royalty I believe you can depend on Uniworld. We were a group of 3 couples who needed to relax and enjoy our time peacefully.  This cruise was suggested to us by our travel agent. From the ... Read more

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Tump01
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
After taking many ocean cruises with increasingly disappointing experiences, my wife and I decided to try a Uniworld river cruise during the December Holiday Markets time-frame. We flew into Vienna a few days ahead of time to see some of ... Read more
wrldsailr1
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
Having done many ocean cruises this was our first river boat trip. I love the itinerary, in our case from Istanbul to Bucarest to Vienna but found the cabin uncomfortably small.I had a premium cabin with a "french balcony" (translates as ... Read more
HamiltonLovebirds
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
5 forum posts
My husband and I are first time European river cruisers. We never liked ocean cruising but river cruising is another matter all together. Luxurious surroundings, outstanding service, food and wine selection; not to mention very ... Read more
LoveTravellingtlt
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
We were first-time river cruisers. We have never been interested in large ocean going cruising. We have taken sailing cruises and loved them. We enjoy the small number of passengers and camaraderie that come with the smaller ships. The ... Read more
Bellanita
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed May 2013
This was our first river cruise and we were not really sure what to expect. We have enjoyed several ocean cruises and knew how much the staff and service can affect your enjoyment of your journey. Having said that, we were also concerned ... Read more

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Manor Born
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
When we joined the impressive River Duchess at Nuremburg on 22nd December 2012 all were in festive mood and the reception given by staff as you enter the ship enhances the mood of all travel weary passengers. You are immediately immersed ... Read more
South Carolina Traveler
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
We travelled on the Uniworld River Duchess on a 27 day cruise from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Romania and while much of our experience was positive, there were several significant problems and we are unable to recommend this trip. We are ... Read more
cruiserdt37
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
18 forum posts
Sailed July 2012
The River Duchess was renovated at the beginning of the 2012 cruise season. It is now resplendent with "old world charm." Although not the most striking of the river vessels from the outside, the new elegant interior, done in soft ... Read more
Wocket
Member Since 2011
1 review
62 forum posts
Sailed May 2012
We just returned from Uniworld's 15 night Istanbul to Vienna with a Prague ad on. It was so totally different from an ocean cruise. The first 3 days were not what I expected, long bus rides to the towns and a day in the Iron Gates with ... Read more
QQRZZA
Member Since 2005
1 review
418 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We recently returned from Uniworld's European Serenade, 12 night, Vienna to Amsterdam. We had high hopes for a grand vacation. The itinerary was excellent, as was the "cruise manager" who was the equivalent of the cruise director on ... Read more

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