River Countess

River Countess cruise ship

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River Countess Review and Specifications

Specifications of River Countess

Year built2003  /  Age : 16
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
Owner(TravCorp) The Travel Corporation
OperatorUniworld River Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2012

Review of River Countess

Uniworld River Countess ship cruises on Po River in Italy, departing from Venice. 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 Ambassador (1993), Baroness (1994), Duchess (2003), Empress (2001), Princess (2001), Queen(1999), Royale (2006).

MS River Countess cruise ship was remodeled completely in 2012, combining the latest innovations and quality craftsmanship. The first-class hotels and all excursions with English-speaking guides and audio headphones are included in cruise fares. River Countess was chosen for one of the "Top Small Cruise Ships" in the world.

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River Countess has a total of 66 cabins (of which 4 Suite) in 6 grades. All River Countess cabins are outside, maintained by attentive service twice a day. The suites have extra amenities: a bottle of wine on guests' arrival, daily cookie and fruit plate, DVD, larger sitting area, refrigerator, continental breakfast, morning tea and coffee, free laundry and shoe shine services. All riverview suites and standard staterooms are with handcrafted UK-made Savoir beds and top-luxury bedding sets. All the Rhine Deck’s cabins (22) are with French balconies. 

Shipboard facilities

River Countess has a Savoy Restaurant (Main dining room), Il Castillo Lounge (featuring a dance floor and full-service Bar), Captain's Lounge & Library (full-service bar), Patio Lounge, Osteria Siena Sky Lounge, Sun Deck (chessboard, shuffleboard), Serenity Spa, Fitness Center, sauna. Additional amenities include: 24-hour specialty tea and coffee bar, laundry, boutique, elevator, 24-hour reception service, free Internet/Wi-Fi access. The cruises focus on exploration tours and cultural enrichment programs. Nordic walking sticks and bicycles for on-shore activities are provided. Family-friendly programs are offered on select dates.

River Countess river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld Italy cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld Po River 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).

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In April 2013, Uniworld launched their Po river cruises in Italy and aimed to be the most luxurious company in operation on the Italian river. The line succeeded with the freshly remodeled riverboat River Countess, which, after 10 years of service, underwent a total transformation in 2012 at the cost of over USD 5 million. The Countess was re-designed by a team of Red Carnation Hotels (sister company of Uniworld).

Due to the boat's unique itineraries in Italy, some shore excursions (for example, to Verona, Ravenna, Bologna, Padua) require bus travel of 1-2 hours. This means less cruising time than on an average sailing.

The River Countess ship cruises on Po River in Italy. Itineraries include 3-day round-trips from Venice (Venezia), and also one-ways leaving from Milan and Rome to Venice. This is the only Uniworld ship in this country. Another major European river cruise line's ship in Italy is the CroisiEurope's Michelangelo.

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