River Empress

River Empress Review and Specifications

Specifications of River Empress

Year built2001  /  Age : 18
Flag state Switzerland
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 cabins3
Last Refurbishment2010

Review of River Empress

Uniworld River Empress ship cruises on Main, Rhine and Danube Rivers departing from Antwerp, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest and Nurnberg. 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), Countess (2003), Duchess (2003), Princess (2001), Queen(1999), Royale (2006).

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River Empress has a total of 66 cabins (of which 4 Suite) in 6 grades. The cruise ship cabins are maintained by daily attentive service and feature controllable air-conditioning, premium bedding, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV, built-in closet and safe, hair dryer and compact bathroom with L’Occitane products. 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 are with French balconies.

Shipboard facilities

MS River Empress shelters an elegant Restaurant (Main dining room), and her guests can enjoy exquisite cuisine, fine dining and superior service. The ship has two lounges: the main lounge, featuring a full-service bar, dance floor and amazing panoramic views; Captain's Lounge & Library features cozy setting and full bar, and is perfect for an intimate evening; Patio Lounge and Sky Lounge. The Sun deck offers shuffleboard and life-size chess, fitness center, Serenity River Spa, sauna, boutique, laundry and ironing facilities. The ship is also equipped with an elevator. Nordic walking sticks and bicycles for on-shore activities are provided. Additional amenities include laundry and ironing facilities, complimentary specialty coffee bar and 24-hour reception service, free Wi-Fi and Internet access.

River Empress 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 Empress 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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River Empress was remodeled in 2014. The ship is long and narrow, like most European river boats, but with a stylish decor. The onboard experience is casual, and not totally laid-back as sometimes the boat stops in two or three ports a day.

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