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Uniworld River Duchess Cruise Reviews

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Sunrise over the Danube, Romania.
Entering Iron Gate Region on Danube River Serbia
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Very enjoyable cruise
"Restaurant seating was assigned as follows: we were assigned the table that you chose on our first night for the entire week with the table mates we chose to dine with that first nigh so choose carefully.This was our first river cruise and we chose it because of our interest in the Lower Danube and countries that were once behind the iron curtain...."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Uniworld - Bustrip versus River Cruise - are we in the Army now?

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jp4166
10+ Cruises

We expected a fantastic river cruise 2 weeks ago. Our trip had been postponed for 2 years due to COVID and some health issues. Uniworld knew that the rivers were low, but gambled on the predictions of rain. Well the rain never came and we only sailed 1 day on the Danube. We didn't even start in Budapest, we had to take bus to a nearby city to pick up the ship. I cannot say enough good things ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Uniworld River Duchess BUS TOUR not a river cruise Aug 30-Sept 14, 2022--HELP!!!

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sutherle
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was a BUS TOUR not a river cruise!!! Due to "HISTORICAL" low waters on the Danube we sailed less than three days out of 16 days. Historic low waters do not happen overnight?! We were bussed from port to port and excursion to excursion. Our river cruise began with a two night stay in a hotel in Budapest, we then spent 8+ hours on a bus from Budapest to Vienna with a 2.5 hour tour of ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Bus Tour vs River Cruise

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esgp
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We choose this cruise, as we were looking forward to having a relaxing cruise seeing the Danbue and Rhine, the locks and all the beautiful scenery along the way. Unfortunately, the River Duchess did not make it to Budapest so we could get on the boat. Instead we were put up in a hotel in Budapest and the next day had a 3+ hour bus trip to meet the boat in Vienna. This began our adventure. ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


First and LAST river cruise.

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Ernie P
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

2 river legs, the rest of the journey was bus rides.. Bused from originating point(Budapest) to Vienna for a 2.5 hour tour. Bused from Vienna to Tulln for reboarding, then sailed to Linz, At. Sailed from Linz to Passau/Vilshofen where we sat for 5 days. We did several bus tours to regional attractions. Salsburg was the best of the stops. River portion of cruise was canceled. We were ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Very enjoyable cruise

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Eaton Out
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first river cruise and we chose it because of our interest in the Lower Danube and countries that were once behind the iron curtain. 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. The staff was excellent. Restaurant seating was assigned as ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Low river disruptions, but still a great time

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seattleGTfan
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed in October 2018, when the Danube and Rhine were terribly low. Much of Europe was in a drought all summer, and the captain told us he's never seen the rivers this bad. It was affecting all of the cruise lines, not just Uniworld. So we had some disruptions, but we still had a great time. We left Budapest a day early because of the river, but got an extra day in Vienna, which was great. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Very poor experience that could have been much better

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margaret117
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

While water levels on the Danube and Rhine were beyond Uniworlds control the way they handled things was very unprofessional. They knew of the river conditions several weeks prior to departure but deliberately kept this information from participants Having purchased trip insurance from Uniworld had they been up front about the conditions I would have gladly cancelled and rescheduled at at later ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Uniworld fails to live up to their expectations

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dfdrus
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Currently we are on the Uniworld River Dutchess because our original ship the River Princess could not make it to Amsterdam. We are on the European Jewels cruise that left Amsterdam on July 6th, 2018. On departure there were issues because they could not even provide the original ship. Once on board things were going well until we started to hear news that we would not be able to proceed to ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Only brisk walkers and non-stop drinkers would like this cruise

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imjwm
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because I have osteoarthritis in my knees and they advertised "gentle walking". I've been on over 20 cruises, but this was our first river cruise. We stayed at the Corinthia in Budapest for two nights before leaving on the cruise. The hotel is affiliated with Uniworld and we booked through them. We really loved the hotel; it was lovely, comfortable, and centrally located. ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Suite with French Balcony


European waterways

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lynnsi
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Uniworld stresses that they will honor special diets and require the client to call before the cruise to state those needs. There was no such record, nor were my diet concerns addressed, although lip service was paid, for the first 2 weeks of the cruise. I walked out of several meals because there was nothing I could eat. Not until my husband vociferously complained did anything get served to me ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


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