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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
"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..."Read More
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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


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


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


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 60s

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


Wonderful Cruise Celebration, Great Itinerary

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Fostersmith
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised with Uniworld two years ago from Budapest to Passau and decided we wanted to do this cruise which actually started in Amsterdam and ended in Bucharest. WE had 21 days on the ship and 2 nights in Bucharest. We also did the pre cruise in Amsterdam, which was the only disappointment of the trip. So I want to get that out of the way first. We booked the pre cruise tour in ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Better than I expected

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ChloeBaby
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We used Uniworld on our 4 previous European river cruises and had been given a discount voucher because of some travel disruption last time (which was no fault of Uniworld and they took care of us extremely well.) We decided we would like to see the Kukenhof Gardens in April. I was not expecting a great deal from the ship, as it pre-dated and had smaller cabins than the magnificent Marie ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Another fabulous experience on Uniworld

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jmhohn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise with Uniworld, a total of 8 family members included in our group. Once again, Uniworld showed why they are at the top of the river cruise universe. Their attentiveness, courtesy, helpfulness, social awareness permeates all employee levels all the way up to the most congenial and sociable captain we have met to date. The itinerary and the sights from Amsterdam to Antwerp ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Wonderful cruise, crew, almost perfect

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Alice1450
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I chose the Uniworld cruise, Tulips and Windmills, because we wanted to travel in early spring. It was a wonderful experience. We have traveled extensively for over thirty years and, at the conclusion of this trip, my husband stated that he thought this was the best vacation we had ever taken! The food (presentation and taste) and the friendliness and caring attitude of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


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