River Empress deck 4 plan (Rhine)

Deck layout and review

Review of River Empress deck 4 (Rhine)

  • Empress Lounge (Main Lounge & Bar) has dance floor and evening entertainment program with live music (by resident duo pianist/singer) and also local guests performances. Empress Lounge hosts the Uniworld Cruises’ enrichment program, which includes cooking demonstrations and guests lectures (themed food and wine, art and music, culture, architecture, etc). A traditional pre-dinner event here is the Cruise Director’s talks. They offer information and tips about the next-day scheduled Uniworld excursions (complimentary) and optional tours (cost extra) ashore.
  • The Lobby area has the ship’s Reception Desk providing 24-hour assistance, information on the daily program’s scheduled activities, Sauna/Spa reservations, and also serves the Uniworld cruise shore excursions and onboard booking programs. Guests can find here the River Empress’s Cruise Director. The Lobby has a small seating area with sofas.
  • Starboard is located the small Captain’s Lounge & Bar with Library. The room has 3 tables, small collection of books and board games.
  • Restaurant is the ship’s open-seating dining room with single-seating capacity, classic European and also regional cuisine specialties. The food is high-quality, with locally sourced ingredients from markets and suppliers. The room’s decor feature floor-ceiling windows, an impressive chandelier, comfortable leather booths. The Restaurant is waiter-served, and operates with preset dining times depending on the daily scheduled port activities. Tables as capacity are 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-seat. Breakfast (7-9 am) is buffet-style (large station is located in the center) with cereals, selection of breads, cheeses, cold meats, fruits, yogurt, smoothies, sausage. There is a designated chef for made-to-order eggs, omelets and other dishes ordered separately (at no extra charge). Lunch (12:30 – 2 pm) includes soup station, carvery, salads bar, hot dishes, pasta and sandwiches, desserts, with local delicacies also provided. Dinners (7-7:30 pm /starting after after the Main Lounge’s cocktail hour) are waiter-served (until 9pm). The 4-course dinner menu has several starters, 2 soups, 3 entrees (fish, meat, vegetarian), desserts, cheese plates. At dinner, the complimentary wines are itinerary-based (reflecting the sailing region), and steaks and chicken are always offered on request. At breakfast and lunch, a la carte menu is also provided.
  • The dining room also hosts the Empress ship’s formal events, including the Captain’s Welcome and Farewell dinners. On those, dress code is elegant casual – jacket and tie (men), cocktail attire (women).
  • Rhine Deck cruise cabins from 401 to 424, of which 18 are the new “Category 1” staterooms with French Balconies, plus the ship’s four Suites (S-category).

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