This was our third cruise with Uniworld and they continue to provide the level of service and quality that keeps us coming back. This is a very unique "river" cruise in that it is likely you won't be sailing a river at all. It is a River Cruise ship that sails in the Venice Lagoon. This trip included a precruise stay in Milan for 2 nights before transferring to Venice. I have written a very detailed day to day review and posted it on the Cruise Critic river cruising board but here is a summary of our trip:
The River Countess is one of Uniworld's older and smaller ships.(compared to their newer SS Ships). Both our other cruises were on the SS ships and we certainly felt the difference as far as size. But the quality was still wonderful. It has an elegant appearance but a casual feel about it. It is perfect as a floating hotel to experience all that Venice and the surrounding islands have to offer.
Definitely worth having the extra room in a suite. Includes double sinks in bathroom, sitting area, included stocked mini bar/frig, make area, and full butler service. Bed extremely comfortable and perfect location on the top deck in the middle of ship.