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River Duchess Review

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Jana Jones

River Duchess, part of a series of Uniworld ships that include River Queen, River Empress, 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 , 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 spa for facials and massages, a sauna, small gymnasium and a computer station.

Open-seating dining offers fresh regional cuisine, with unlimited pours of beer, wine and spirits. Dress is resort casual with option cocktail attire at the Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners.

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

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

River Duchess offers cruises that range from 8-day Budapest to Nuremberg; 10-day Budapest to Bucharest; 16-day Budapest to Amsterdam; 19-day Bucharest to Nuremberg with Prague land, and 25-day Amsterdam to Bucharest


Passengers: 130
Crew: 41
Passenger to Crew: 3.17:1
Launched: 2003
Shore Excursions: 63

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Uniworld River Duchess Cruiser Reviews

Very enjoyable cruise

The River Duchess was apparently refitted in 2020 for the 2021 season which was cut short due to COVID. It appears to us that carpets, mattresses, paint, laundry facilities, etc. were all new.Read More
Eaton Out

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Low river disruptions, but still a great time

We left Budapest a day early because of the river, but got an extra day in Vienna, which was great. Once we got as far as Vilshofen, the river was no longer navigable.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Wonderful Cruise Celebration, Great Itinerary

Luckily a AMAcruise guide helped us, by calling the River Duchess for us, and helping us get a cab to the hotel. We were easily reimbursed, but another unpleasant way to start our vacation.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Another fabulous experience on Uniworld

Once again, Uniworld showed why they are at the top of the river cruise universe.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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