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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

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47 Uniworld First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews
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KKRG
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
First river cruise and we loved it. General age of cruisers were older than us - probably more in their 70's. Not everyone mixed but most people were friendly. Lots of Americans on our cruise. As far as I could tell everyone enjoyed it as ... Read more
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clautti
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise was recommended by our relatives. It was truly a marvelous experience in every respect. The rooms were exquisitely appointed and comfortable. I just wish that they were a bit larger, which was why I rated it a 4/5. The food ... Read more
dbncsuvet
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Uniworld was great. The room was beautiful and the bed was extremely comfortable. The service was amazingly attentive and all of the staff were very professional. If anything, they were too attentive! My husband would sometimes get wine ... Read more
JoanFinley
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I had never been to France and wanted to see Paris & the Normandy region. If I could do it over, I would have arrived in Paris 3 days ahead of our river cruise to make sure I saw more of the city. The ship was beautiful and the crew ... Read more
b1991
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise of any kind, as well as being our first trip to Europe and everything, absolutely everything, was amazing! We are now Uniworld travellers for life! I have been singing their praises since we got home. We took the ... Read more
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Rivermemories
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I waited a few weeks to write my review because I simply didn't know where to begin. I took a 2 week European trip with 8 days being on the River Empress. From start to finish every moment I spent on the ship was memorable and worth every ... Read more
Leanne Bean
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and trip to France. What a wonderful experience. The crew were amazing and provided world class service. The food was magnificent. The room cozy but more than enough, since you spent most of your time ... Read more
SG Gypsy
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my first River cruise and I loved every minute. Cabin was very pretty with nice linens and bath accessories. Bed very comfortable. I had a French balcony, which is really just a window that opens but enjoyed that. While not ... Read more
Colclu
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We were a little hesitant to do a river cruise: would we at less than 60 be the youngest? Will we be confined? Can we take 10 nights of RSL entertainment? On all accounts wrong! Mid range age, great facilities on ship, fabulous ... Read more
Vicki G
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2015
When my husband and I planned this trip, we decided to add on 4 days in Paris and 2 in Lyon, France. Our adventure started out pretty rocky; the CDG airport (which I suggest you avoid at all costs) was unfriendly, unwieldy, and ... Read more
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SacAndi
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My mother, who passed away earlier this summer, swore she would never go on a cruise. My father, widowed at the ripe young age of 79 and overwhelmed by sadness and being alone, asked me to accompany him on a cruise. We had friends who ... Read more
zephyr77
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our first European river cruise with anybody and we're glad we chose Uniworld, and specifically, the "Legendary Rhine and Moselle" cruise on the River Queen. From the time of boarding to the time of departure for the Basel ... Read more
aras
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My wife and I took a river cruise called Castles along the Rhein. And they were not kidding. The view from the boat was amazing. the castles were so beautiful. you could also see the small villages. it was our first time to Europe and ... Read more
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autumnjoy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Enjoyed a lovely river cruise down the Danube recently. This was my first cruise of any sort. The rooms were amazing ( we, along with another couple, booked a category 3 room, #301 & #305.) These rooms were among the category 2 rooms ... Read more
SoCalCin
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
First cruise experience for me. On paper the order of events were well planned out however problems arouse only after being in the tour for "Food and Art Lovers" as it was portrayed. Initial greetings were very joyous and filled ... Read more
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kjuncelt
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first Uniworld and riverboat cruise. We are not big fans of cruises, but this was suggested by our travel agent - so we decided to give it a try. We flew into CDG and spent the night - taking the train down to Bordeaux the ... Read more
bubbulz
Member Since 2010
1 review
252 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise (actually, our first cruise of any kind, as the whole idea of cruising on anything larger than a sailboat never really appealed to us). We enjoyed it so much, we've already scheduled our next trip with ... Read more
puzzled66
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Abosolutely nothing went wrong. The staff was very attentive and fun. The rooms were small but we didn't spend any time there - they were clean and had all the needed accessories. The food was great - and there were always many choices ... Read more
gildco
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our river cruise started on July 29 in Budapest and ended August 7, 2015, in Prague. We were aboard Uniworld’s Princess for its Delightful Danube and Prague cruise. Accommodations: A majority of the rooms have the exact same ... Read more
Santa Fe Cruisers
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We just returned from our 1st Uniworld River Cruise. IT WAS AMAZING! We saw so many wonderful things, met so many interesting people and the service was unbelievable. The staff was so well trained and pleasant. The ship was ... Read more
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rwitalka
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise of any kind. I was leery of the "all inclusive" tag based on experience of friends on other cruise lines. Nonetheless, based on recommendations from family I booked with Uniworld. The two areas I ... Read more
James Hendrickson
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This cruise on the Uniworld's River Beatrice was an idyllic way to travel through central Europe! It far exceeded my expectations when I booked the trip. We loved the boutique nature of the ship -- it could accommodate a max. 150 ... Read more
kirtski
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and we will definitely do more. This fits our style of traveling: smaller numbers of guests, more luxurious and pampering atmosphere, all inclusive pricing (including tips), great amenities, mostly planned ... Read more
marydaumeyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had never been on a River Cruise, just Ocean cruises. The crowds did not appeal on the big boats. The River cruise with Uniworld was fantastic, we didn't want to leave. The bed was so comfortable, the ship beautiful and so well kept. ... Read more
travellingtobroadbeach
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A wonderful cruise aboard S S Catherine. From embarkation to disembarkation everything went like clockwork. The excursions were varied and always interesting - our guides were excellent and the groups were kept small in numbers. ... Read more
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