River Queen Review

Call our partner agents at 866-501-2339 to book your cruise.
River Queen
River Queen - Captain's Lounge River Queen - Stateroom River Queen - Lounge River Queen - Restaurant
87% of cruisers loved it
30 reviews | Write a Review
Show The Lowest Price

River Queen Overview

Uniworld Grand River Cruises' River Queen, launched in 1999, set the standard for the company's new-builds for the next four years. Big sister to River Empress and River Princess, both debuting in 2001, and River Duchess (2003), River Queen was the first to boast an elevator, a launderette, and the first with three passenger decks plus sun deck.

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, two armchairs 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 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.

River Queen was refurbished in 2005, but it retains its charming "riverboat" look, with an elongated prow and abundant use of woods.

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.


Start your review of River Queen

Click to rate

River Queen Member Reviews

I cannot praise this ship and it's crew high enough! 5 stars isn't enough. We sailed on the Uniworld's River Queen from 6/8 to 6/22. From the very beginning we were treated like honored quests; the whole crew made you feel that it was their ... Read more
Our first River cruise. We thought the staff was the most enjoyable surprise of our cruise. From housekeeping, to the lounge and dining room personnel, we couldn't have asked for better service and attention to detail. The food was excellent with ... Read more
This was our second UniWorld cruise, and my third river cruise. UniWorld by far exceeds other river cruise experiences that I or any of my friends have enjoyed. While most of the European river cruise companies follow similar itineraries, the total ... Read more
1 - 3 of 30 Reviews
Show The Lowest Price

Sailing From

Amsterdam Budapest Frankfurt

Cruises To

Europe

Explore This Ship

River Queen Photos River Queen Deck Plans River Queen Cabin Reviews
Ship Stats
Crew:
41
Launched:
1999
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
Passengers:
128
Registry:
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
Pricing:
$2,849 - $7,399 (Based on standard per person rates for Outside Stateroom)
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Close ×
See Deals on River Queen up to 82% off