River Queen Review

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Jana Jones

Uniworld Boutique 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, staterooms on these vessels have no windows that open, with the exception of those in the ship's French balcony accommodations. 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 Welcome and Farewell dinners and other occasional "formal" events, which on this vessel can mean jackets for men, cocktail attire for women.

River Queen was fully refurbished in 2010, but it retains its charming "1930s' steamship" 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.


Passengers: 128
Crew: 41
Passenger to Crew: 3.12:1
Launched: 1999
Shore Excursions: 51

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Uniworld River Queen departs from Frankfurt, Basel, and Amsterdam

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Uniworld River Queen Cruiser Reviews

Uniworld is the best!

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oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Not as elegant as other Uniworld cruises

No ice cream offered as alternate dessert.no pianist on board - have always loved the sophisticated atmosphere in the lounge with a pianist taking requests.Read More
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few6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Uniworld River Queen - Rhine and Mosel

We took a taxi to the river, and finally found the boat among the 12 that were there. * All the tours are included in the price of the trip.Read More
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few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The one river cruise you should choose

I am not a big drinker but all drinks are all included in this tour.The included tours were very comprehensive and there were just 3 extra cost tours.Read More
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