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Why Choose Uniworld for Luxury River Cruising

A river cruise is a unique experience and unlike any cruise in the world


  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers Poll | Among the "World's Best Cruise Lines"
  • Travel + Leisure | "Top River Ships" (River Countess); among the "Top River Cruises"; "World’s Best Family Hotels and Cruises"
  • Cruise International Awards | "Best Luxury River Cruise Line"


  • Awarded #1 World's Best Service (River Cruises) by readers of Travel + Leisure
  • Highest rated cruise line based on average member reviews on CruiseCritic.com
  • A ratio of 1 staff member to every 2.9 guests
  • Professionally trained, all English-speaking staff
  • The best onboard and onshore staff in the river cruise industry 
  • Our very own dedicated European Operations Team, controlling all aspects of product delivery—onboard nautical and hospitality, and all onshore programs
  • Fastidious internal quality assurance programs along with extensive training for all staff members, along with ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers, to ensure our guests always receive the highest-quality service
  • Meet and greet transfers on arrival and departure days


  • All meals onboard included and prepared using the finest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers markets
  • Complimentary fine European wines, draft beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard European river cruise ships; bottled water in staterooms; and a 24 hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team
  • A distinctive wine program developed by Red Carnation Hotels' renowned sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux member hotel 
  • A variety of river cruise dining experiences: al fresco dining "under the stars" and light-lunch dining—both on the sun deck, Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, early-riser breakfast, and afternoon tea
  • Dine in the only Zagat-rated restaurants on the rivers of the world
  • Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ on most European itineraries


  • An average capacity of just 130 guests
  • The unsurpassed style and elegance of Europe's most luxurious river cruise ships
  • Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms—many with marble bathrooms and French balconies, handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in fine linens, flat-screen televisions with satellite, and fine amenities
  • Bathrooms stocked with L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, luxurious towels, and soft robes
  • Original art work and antiques purchased from auction houses
  • Exclusive services and amenities in all suites


  • European cruises are truly all-inclusive with everything included in the cruise fare—from prepaid gratuities, to all meals onboard, unlimited beverages onboard, fully hosted shore excursions, scheduled airport transfers, and much more
  • The captivating and always included shore excursions—many are exclusive to Uniworld guests only—are hosted by English-speaking local experts who use state-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset systems
  • Exclusive services and amenities are available in all suites
  • Insightful onboard Signature Lectures and onboard local entertainment


  • Over 500 departures | 40 itineraries
  • 13 of the world's most breathtaking rivers
  • 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia