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River Princess Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
50 reviews

Disappointing, considering their own marketing

Review for River Princess to Europe River
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Standard Stateroom
Captain at the first of many locks
Tiny bathroom
One of the best entrees
Nice buffets for breakfast and lunch
Nice desserts for meals
Todol is head of the dining room and got me diet 7-ups.
Bedroom was appallingly small.
Captain informs us the Danube is too low to travel
Top view of the Princess
Enjoying the Princess' sun deck
Some great food and waitstaff
One of the few sunsets that we actually caught on the river.
The captain taking us through the first of what was to be 76 locks.
One of the highlights was the middle Rhine gorge.
Low bridges ahead!
Cabin was posh but appallingly small.

This was our first river cruise and we worried it would be too small and slow for us. And it was.

We're very active, independent, well-traveled cruisers. We chose Uniworld based on its ratings and claims, and because we liked this itinerary plus the all-inclusive package. While we had some lovely experiences, saw some darling towns and met some special people (most from Down Under), we were disappointed by too much.

--Our category 2 room was appallingly small. The kind where two people cannot pass at the same time and one person could get hurt in the bathroom.

Cabin Review

Standard Stateroom

Cabin 2

Nice but appallingly small.

Port Reviews


A curator from the Van Gogh (pronounce it Van GAWK) museum came on board to give us an introduction. Then we got into the museum about 30 minutes before regular hours, which was just lovely. Next was a short canal cruise, which dropped us off at our dock by our boat.


Lovely town at the merger of three rivers. View from the fortress is wonderful.


Bus ride was about 90 minutes to Heidelberg Castle on a very hot day. Lovely ruins with interesting architecture and shapes and views. The tour guide gave excruciating details, and was aghast when two of us decided to walk down to town. It only took about 15 minutes.

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