River Ambassador

River Ambassador Review and Specifications

Specifications of River Ambassador

Year built 1993  /  Age : 25
Flag state Netherlands
Builder Shipyard De Hoop (Lobith, Holland)
Owner (TravCorp) The Travel Corporation
Operator Uniworld River Cruises
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA) 110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Passengers 58 - 118
Crew 41
Decks 3
Cabins 58
Decks with cabins 2
Last Refurbishment 2017
Former names River Ambassador

Review of River Ambassador

"U by Uniworld" River Ambassador ("The A") ship cruises on Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers departing from Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Basel and Frankfurt am Main. Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company part of The Travel Corporation group.

With the same design features and amenities are the Uniworld ships Baroness (1994), Countess (2003), Duchess (2003), Empress (2001), Princess (2001), Queen(1999), Royale (2006).

Note: Since April 2018, the ship operates under the new brand "U by Uniworld" under the name The A, together with the fleetmate River Baroness (The B) (cruises on Seine River from Paris France). The itineraries feature overnights and longer port stays in Amsterdam, Budapest, Vienna.

MS River Ambassador cruise ship entered service in 1993. She's one of Uniworld Cruises older vessels. After the refurbs in 2006 and 2011, it's hard to distinguish the age of this 118-passenger ship due to the light and stylish interiors.

River Ambassador cruise ship

River Ambassador suites and staterooms on the Rhine Deck feature French balconies. The amenities also include built-in closets, individual climate-control, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV, infotainment center and complimentary movie options, bottled water and Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence products. Ship's guests can benefit from the 24-hour reception service and complimentary specialty coffee bar, free Internet and Wi-Fi access. Uniworld cruises focus on walking and exploration tours with local guides.

River Ambassador river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld River Ambassador cruise only or cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Uniworld offers air-inclusive cruise deals and pre/post cruise hotel packages as extensions (at additional cost).

Shipboard food and drinks

The new brand "U by Uniworld" provides as onboard meals many local (river cruise itinerary based) dishes made from locally sourced and freshest ingredients. Among the dining options are classic and comfort food choices, as well as plenty of organic, vegan, vegetarian and healthy food choices. Special dietary needs are always accommodated upon request.

The boat provides 2 meals a day (based on its daily schedule). You can also offer custom-made food, like specialty burgers (bacon, goat cheese, fresh-made fries), make-your-own pizza (fresh local toppings), homemade granola (breakfast food with fresh juices). Whenever possible, local street food is also served.

Water, teas and coffees are also included in the fares. Extra cost craft beers, wine by the glass, cocktails, specialty coffees.

Shipboard entertainment

On river cruising days, the ship often stops in picturesque locations, where on the Sun Deck passengers can create their very own painting - wine and supplies are provided complimentary.

Onboard are also organized mixology classes (for making signature cocktails), cooking classes (multi-course, led by the boat's chef), silent disco (headphones are provided), complimentary yoga classes (held in the mornings on the Sun Deck, led by the boat’s wellness coach). Complimentary Wi-Fi access (throught the ship) is also provided.

Shore excursions and tours

All river cruise itineraries are with included (complimentary) tours, among which are bicycle rides (along the river or in some cities), evening strolls, canal cruising (Amsterdam), vineyard hikes, castle tours.

All boat to town transfers are complimentary. passengers can always plan their own private excursions. In addition, there are specially planned excursions, events and shore activities created by the company's destination experts. These are optional (at extra charge) tour offers availabe on most itinerary days. Some activities are relaxed and low key, others are for more active passengers. U by Uniworld promises the benefits of best booking prices, complimentary transportation to and from the boat, high-quality and expert service.

River Ambassador wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 4
  • Total number of cabins: 58 (of which 4 Suite)
  • Restaurants: Restaurant (Main dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Main Lounge (featuring a dance floor and full-service Bar)
  • Sun Deck (chessboard, shuffleboard), Library, Boutique Shop, Serenity Spa.
  • River Ambassador ship is one of the older boats owned by this major river cruise line. The ship passed through extensive refurbishment projects - in 2006 and in 2011. Of the same class are the Uniworld boats BaronessCountessDuchessEmpressPrincessQueen and Royale.
  • All riverview suites and standard staterooms are with handcrafted UK-made Savoir beds and top-luxury bedding sets. All the Rhine Deck’s cabins are with French balconies. Additional ship amenities include complimentary use of Nordic walking sticks and bicycles on all Uniworld cruises’ shore excursions.

In the end of 2016, Uniworld introduced a new cruise line brand named "U by Uniworld". The new brand was created specifically for younger travelers (aged between 18-40). It is operated with a fleet of two newly refurbished ships and offers longer port stays on the company's European river cruise itineraries.

  • The new line's fleet includes the 116-passenger riverboats River Ambassador (launched 1999) and River Baroness (launched 1997). The renovated ships feature more contemporary interior design, communal tables for dining, onboard cocktail mixologists, onboard DJs.
  • Sales started in March 2017, with bookings for 2018.
  • "U by Uniworld" is operated with separate brochures, new website (ubyuniworld.com) and separate pricing.
  • Starting April 2018, "U by Uniworld" deals are inclusive of 2 gourmet meals per day, unlimited drinks (coffee and tea), wine and soft beverages (lunch and dinner), free Wi-Fi, gratuities. Prices start from USD 2500 (8-day River Ambassador cruise). U by Uniworld itineraries feature overnights and longer port stays in AmsterdamBudapestVienna.
  • Signature themed shipboard activities are outdoor yoga, classes (cooking, painting with wine, bar mixology), sundeck boutique bar lounge, "silent disco" (on the sun deck, passengers dancing with earphones on), themed excursions (Seine River kayaking, Budapest river rafting).
  • The new line's social media campaign is hashtagged #AllAboutU, to collate requests and suggestions for Uniworld's new cruising vacation experience.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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River Ambassador Itineraries 2018

The below listed River Ambassador cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Uniworld fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
Nuremberg cruise port

31 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Prices starting
from $2248
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31 May      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
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08 Jun      Arriving in Dusseldorf, Germany