River Princess Review

Editor Rating: 3.5
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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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River Princess Editor Ratings

  • Dining
    3.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.0
  • Cabins
    4.0
  • Entertainment
    2.0
  • Spa & Fitness
    2.0
  • Family & Children
    1.0
  • Shore Excursions
    4.0
  • Enrichment
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Value-for-Money
    4.0

Ship Facts

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Ship Stats
Crew:  41
Launched:  2001
Decks:  4
Tonnage: 
Passengers:  130
Registry:  The Netherlands
CDC Score:  Not Yet Inspected
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18 River Princess Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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jsshipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Took the Uniworld European Holiday Markets cruise on the Danube, something we had wanted to do for some time. This cruise line touts this as all inclusive, and it didn't disappoint. Top shelf beverages and wines, not just at meals, but ... Read more
denverred2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our 1st Uniworld cruise and we have been spoiled for any other line. From the time we boarded to the time we left in Bucharest we were treated like royalty. The offer of bicycles on day one set the tone, the staff anticipated ... Read more
JRBrown9
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Have traveled Europe 13 times over the last 15 years. I will never use Uniworld again. Very poor quality assurance program relative to customer satisfaction. Better hope you have no problems on your cruise, as Uniworld will not ... Read more

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