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River Duchess Review

River Duchess
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88% of cruisers loved it
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  • Fresh regional cuisine
  • Dress is resort casual most of the time
  • Well-appointed cabins, including four suites
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River Duchess Overview

By Jana Jones, Cruise Critic contributor
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 launderette.

Unlike the earlier and later ships in the fleet, though (River Ambassador, River Baroness, River Royale and Douro Queen), staterooms on these vessels, including the four suites, have no windows that open. Otherwise, the cabins are well-equipped, with flat-screen televisions, DVD players, international direct telephone service (outbound only), air conditioning, hotel-style beds, one armchair, a small settee and a coffee table. Standard staterooms measure 151 square ft.; suites have an additional 65 square ft. of living space, and suite guests get additional amenities such as an in-cabin fridge, slippers, sparkling wine and fresh fruit.

The onboard ambiance is casual, with guests congregating in the lounge or on the sun deck. There is a library for quiet time, a beauty salon, a sauna, small gymnasium and a computer station from which outgoing e-mail can be sent (2.50 euros each); incoming e-mail goes to the reception desk and is printed out for the passengers.

Open-seating dining offers fresh regional cuisine, with wine available for purchase. Dress is resort casual with the exception of the Captain's Gala and other occasional "formal" events, which on this vessel means jacket and tie for men, cocktail attire for women.

All interior space on the ship is smoke free; smoking is allowed on the sun deck only.

Fares are inclusive of gratuities for onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.

River Duchess offers cruises from 12 to 28 days from Amsterdam to Bucharest, Vienna to Amsterdam, Vienna to Bucharest and reverse.


River Duchess Member Reviews

Pleasant Surprise Bpiglia1@aol.com
04/15
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 be standing ... Read more
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 Danube Rivers ... Read more
08/14
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
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River Duchess Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.5
Public Rooms
4.6
Cabins
4.3
Entertainment
3.6
Spa & Fitness
3.7
Shore Excursions
4.4
Enrichment
4.3
Service
4.8
Value-for-Money
4.4

Sailing From

Amsterdam Budapest Frankfurt Istanbul

Cruises To

Europe - All

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Ship Stats
Crew:
41
Launched:
2003
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
Passengers:
130
Registry:
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
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