Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

River Princess Review

River Princess
River Princess - Lounge River Princess - Spa River Princess - Restaurant River Princess - Stateroom
83% of cruisers loved it
12 reviews | Write a Review
  • Comfortable way to see Europe's most popular sights
  • Staterooms and suites are efficiently designed
  • Good open deck space for viewing the passing scenery
Show The Lowest Price

River Princess Overview

Editor Rating
3.5
The sister ship to the newer River Empress, the River Princess nonetheless has a completely different ambiance. The decor on the River Princess is starker and bolder than its sister's, with honey-colored woods, aluminum accents, and a deep color scheme of green, blue or pinky-red. However, Uniworld President Serba Ilich says the ship will be renovated to tone down the decor so it is more similar to the soothing, rich-looking interior on the River Empress.

The ship is an extremely comfortable way to see some of Europe's most popular sights while unpacking only once. The long, narrow ships often dock in the heart of small towns and historic cities so passengers can simply walk off the ship to explore. Shore excursions are included and often are guided walking tours or motorcoach tours, sometimes with lunch in a wonderful restaurant for a local experience.

River Princess Fellow Passengers

Uniworld customers tend to be older, experienced travelers, although the age demographic may be trending downward as river cruising grows in popularity. The typical passenger is 50 years of age or older with a household income of more than $75,000. Many have cruised on large ocean-going cruise ships although Uniworld trips are also eminently suitable for the first-timer to Europe. Perhaps this is a more comfortable option than the five-country motorcoach tour?

River Princess Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day while evenings are slightly dressier. A jacket is suitable for men at the captain's dinner.

River Princess Gratuity

Fares are inclusive of gratuities for onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.
Next: River Princess Cabins
Print the entire ship review

River Princess Member Reviews

This was our 4th Uniworld Cruise. Although the Princess is an older ship it has been refurbshed and it is gorgeous! The theme is art deco set in black and white with a pop of green. The walls are line with black and white photos of celebrities from ... Read more
Totally Awesome hanksuebob
06/15
My husband & I recently returned from the Delightful Danube river cruise aboard the River Princess- Uniworld. This was our first European River Cruise - all I have to say is that was undescribable! I know that doesn't help much, but it is hard ... Read more
11/14
Amsterdam to Budapest -15 day cruise First the ship and crew; Cruise through Europe with a 5 star hotel on a ship. The crew were first rate and professional. Cabins were cleaned twice a day after breakfast and dinner meals. The ship was kept ... Read more
1 - 3 of 12 Reviews
Show The Lowest Price

River Princess Ratings

Editor Rating 3.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
3.0
4.7
Public Rooms
4.0
4.8
Cabins
4.0
4.6
Entertainment
2.0
4.1
Spa & Fitness
2.0
4.4
Family & Children
1.0
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.5
Enrichment
3.0
4.7
Service
4.0
5.0
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.5

Sailing From

Bucharest Budapest Istanbul Nuremberg Prague Vienna

Cruises To

Europe - All

Explore This Ship

River Princess Deck Plans River Princess Cabin Reviews
Ship Stats
Crew:
41
Launched:
2001
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
Passengers:
130
Registry:
The Netherlands
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
Close X
Show Prices for River Princess

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.