We traveled on the SS Antoinette from Amsterdam to Basel on October 2-9, 2022. The ship is decorated in Uniworld unique décor that is very ornate. Our room 314 was nice and had comfortable beds, ample storage, nice sized bathroom and worked well for our stay. I would liked to have had more USB type outlets. Just one outlet next to bed. There is a tv mounted with many stations, music, movies, and ship cameras. Tip, use the lounge camera and turn the volume up and you can listen to the next day’s briefing from your room. The French balcony window was very nice. We were blessed with nice weather and would lower the window many times. Maria (with the pig tales) took great care of our room and we had no issues with it at all. The ship is nice and has the type of layout of river ships with a lounge, dining room but in the case of SS Antoinette also a top deck dining area (which was closed for season on our trip), and a top deck lounge, the Leopold room where we spent many a night after dinner. There is a gym on board with several machines to ensure a good work out. Also on board is a pool with a resistance jet that allows you to swim laps and remain stationary. This was a great feature and we swam daily. Exercise classes were held every morning in the pool area but I never made it to any. Also near the pool area are the SPA treatment rooms. Many guests I spoke with had massage and said it was one of the best they had. One the lower level there is a cinema room decorated with classic movie posters and there were movies shown but I never attended. Also on this level is a small boutique and self-service laundry. This was a great feature. Wash pods were available from reception and included in the cruise.
We found the food on board to be very good. There was always something we enjoyed to eat at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The German themed lunch was great, and the Lamb wellington we had one day was great. Oh and the rack of lamb was very nice. I was glad that diner portions were not too huge and you left full but not over stuffed. The staff were attentive and worked hard to accommodate you.
In the lounge there were two automated coffee machines that you could get a latte or espresso. These came in handy, and of course pasteries in the am and cookies in the pm. Also here were jars of sweets like gummy bears.