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SS La Venezia

Former name: River Countess

SS La Venezia Review and Specifications

Specifications of SS La Venezia

Year built2003  /  Age : 17
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, 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
Passengers132
Crew41
Decks5
Cabins66
Decks with cabins4
Last Refurbishment2020
Sister-shipsRiver Ambassador (THE A), River Baroness (THE B), River Duchess, River Empress, River Princess, River Queen, River Royale (SS Bon Voyage)
Former namesRiver Countess

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Review of SS La Venezia

Uniworld SS La Venezia ship (fka River Countess) cruises on Po River in Italy, departing from homeport 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 as River Countess are the Uniworld ships Ambassador (1993, now THE A), Baroness (1994, now THE B), Duchess (2003), Empress (2001), Princess (2001), Queen (1999), Royale (2006, now SS Bon Voyage).

Following an extensive drydock refit and refurbishment, in 2020 MS River Countess was renamed to "SS La Venezia" and classed as "super ship". River Countess boat's last major refurbishment was in 2012 when the vessel was completely remodelled. The premium hotels and all excursions with English-speaking guides and audio headphones are included in Uniworld Po River cruise fares.

River Countess cruise ship (Uniworld)

SS La Venezia has as sisterships the Uniworld's "Super Ship" class boats SS Bon Voyage (2006, ex River Royale), SS Beatrice (2009, ex River Beatrice), SS Antoinette (2011), SS Catherine (2014), SS Maria Theresa (2015), SS Joie de Vivre (2017).

Cabins

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

SS La Venezia 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 speciality 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.

SS La Venezia 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 cruise tour 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 cruisetours in Italy and aimed to be the most luxurious company in operation on the Italian inland waterway. The company succeeded with the freshly remodelled boat River Countess, which, after 10 years of service, underwent a total drydock transformation in 2012 at the cost of over USD 5 million. Countess was re-designed by a team of Red Carnation Hotels (sister-company of Uniworld, with parent The Travel Corporation).

Due to 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 river voyage.

The ship cruises on Po River in Italy, with itineraries including 3-day roundtrips 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 CroisiEurope's boat MS Michelangelo.

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.

SS La Venezia Itineraries

The below listed SS La Venezia cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Mar 29 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 May 03 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 May 10 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy Venice
2020 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Verona to Venice Verona

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