River Princess Review

River Princess
River Princess

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River Princess
3.5 / 5.0 Cruise Critic Editor Rating
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Passengers 130
Crew 41
Passenger to Crew 3.17:1
Launched 2001
Shore Excursions 88

River Princess Overview

Editor's Note: In 2020, River Princess will undergo a refurbishment and become one of the line's "super ships" for the 2021 season.

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The sister ship to the newer River Empress, the River Princess nonetheless has a completely different ambiance. The decor on the River Princess is starker and bolder than its sister's, with honey-colored woods, aluminum accents, and a deep color scheme of green, blue or pinky-red. However, Uniworld President Serba Ilich says the ship will be renovated to tone down the decor so it is more similar to the soothing, rich-looking interior on the River Empress.

The ship is an extremely comfortable way to see some of Europe's most popular sights while unpacking only once. The long, narrow ships often dock in the heart of small towns and historic cities so passengers can simply walk off the ship to explore. Shore excursions are included and often are guided walking tours or motorcoach tours, sometimes with lunch in a wonderful restaurant for a local experience.

Fellow Passengers

Uniworld customers tend to be older, experienced travelers, although the age demographic may be trending downward as river cruising grows in popularity. The typical passenger is 50 years of age or older with a household income of more than $75,000. Many have cruised on large ocean-going cruise ships although Uniworld trips are also eminently suitable for the first-timer to Europe. Perhaps this is a more comfortable option than the five-country motorcoach tour?

Uniworld River Princess Dress Code

Casual and comfortable during the day while evenings are slightly dressier. A jacket is suitable for men at the captain's dinner.

Uniworld River Princess Gratuity

Fares are inclusive of gratuities for onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.

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Moselle Deck
Main Deck
Danube Deck
Rhine Deck

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Uniworld River Princess Member Reviews

River Princess
Sail Date: Jun 2019
to Normandy. Our experience with Uniworld in 2017 was exceptional! BUT THIS EXPERIENCE ON RIVER PRINCESS WAS NOT! Front Desk Hotel Manager and staff looked upset and serious if you asked a question...Read More
River Princess
Sail Date: Jul 2018
review had mostly to do with low water problems on the Danube. Although we expected to board the River Princess, it was stuck in Austria due to a low water point and could not sail to Amsterdam. As a result...Read More
River Princess
Sail Date: Aug 2018
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...Read More
River Princess
Sail Date: Dec 2017
We were first time river cruisers (2 Caribbean cruises), and we read Cruise Critic website for help. So, we wanted to put down any notes or tips for the next reader. As we did not know the river cruise market at...Read More

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