River Princess Review

Editor Rating:  3.5
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  • Comfortable way to see Europe's most popular sights
  • Staterooms and suites are efficiently designed
  • Good open deck space for viewing the passing scenery
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River Princess Editor Ratings

  • Category
    Member
    Editor
  • Dining
    4.6
    3.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.6
    4.0
  • Cabins
    4.5
    4.0
  • Entertainment
    4.0
    2.0
  • Spa & Fitness
    4.1
    2.0
  • Family & Children
    1.0
  • Shore Excursions
    4.4
    4.0
  • Enrichment
    4.5
    3.0
  • Service
    4.9
    4.0
  • Value-for-Money
    4.5
    4.0
Editor Rating
3.5
Cruiser Rating
Why Choose River Princess?
  • Comfortable way to see Europe's most popular sights
  • Staterooms and suites are efficiently designed
  • Good open deck space for viewing the passing scenery

River Princess Overview

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.
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24 River Princess Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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somdcruisealong
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I didn't think Uniworld could continue to exceed our expectations, but once again they did, this time on a Danube cruise from Romania to Hungary. The entire staff are beyond excellent: always cheerful and polite, acknowledging you by ... Read more
PNFL
Member Since 2009
1 review
100 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first river cruise and it was wonderful. The river cruise is definitely more relaxing than any ocean cruise. You do not spend much time in your room so as long as the bed is comfortable and it is clean I am happy. Our room ... Read more
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Guffman
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our third Uniworld European cruise in the last four years and our favorite, due in large part to the wonderful cities we visited. We travelled with our adult daughter and son-in-law. While the River Princess can carry over 120 ... Read more
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