We had a family event in Europe and I wanted to add a river cruise to our trip. We booked just three months before departure, and my only regret is that I am still not on the ship !
I was very attracted to Uniworld's small size (there were 119 passengers on our cruise) and all inclusive price, and it was wonderful not to have to think about tipping all the service people and guides, paying for shore excursions or paying for a pre-dinner cocktail or my beloved Diet Coke in the salon or on the sundeck. I think this encouraged people to mingle more before, and after dinner.
Lovely dining salon and lounge, with a grand piano and comfortable tables and sofas. The ship was immaculately clean.
Our cabin and bed were very comfortable. Two people could not pass by each other at the foot of the bed at the same time, but we dealt with it. I was afraid I would feel claustrophobic with only 2 portholes at water level, but that was not the case at all. Lots of storage for luggage and clothes, as well as in the bathroom for toiletries.