River Princess Review

Editor Rating:  3.5
92% of cruisers loved it

Why Choose River Princess?

  • Comfortable way to see Europe's most popular sights
  • Staterooms and suites are efficiently designed
  • Good open deck space for viewing the passing scenery
River Princess

River Princess Overview

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.

River Princess 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?

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.

River Princess Gratuity

Fares are inclusive of gratuities for onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.
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43 River Princess Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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JudithFAus
Member Since 2017
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This cruise was recommended by my travel consultant. Met all my expectations. What stood out was the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff, always with a smile on their faces and nothing was too much trouble. I had a bit of ... Read more
xanderlynne
Member Since 2013
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This being our first River Cruise, we were unsure of what to expect, however all fears were put aside from the first moment we were met by our Uniworld Representative at Budapest airport.The welcome was professional and warm and we were ... Read more
Princess CJ
Member Since 2017
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After researching potential cruise companies for my first ever river cruise in Europe, I decided on Uniworld with its consistent annual award-winning history. I wanted a trip that covered all expenses, including accommodation, food, ... Read more

43 River Princess Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

Start your review of River Princess
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JudithFAus
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was recommended by my travel consultant. Met all my expectations. What stood out was the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff, always with a smile on their faces and nothing was too much trouble. I had a bit of ... Read more
xanderlynne
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This being our first River Cruise, we were unsure of what to expect, however all fears were put aside from the first moment we were met by our Uniworld Representative at Budapest airport.The welcome was professional and warm and we were ... Read more
Princess CJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After researching potential cruise companies for my first ever river cruise in Europe, I decided on Uniworld with its consistent annual award-winning history. I wanted a trip that covered all expenses, including accommodation, food, ... Read more
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