River Duchess

5.0/5 |

A 2010 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Poll "Top Small Cruise Ship." Entered service in 2003; refurbished in 2009; 361’ x 37.5’; 67 cabins; 134-passenger capacity; European officers and crew; 7- to 14-night cruises in the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Slovakia along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers.


Onboard Features

Activities & Services

The River Duchess features a Main Lounge with a full-service bar, library, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, patio lounge, fitness room, and sauna.

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Additional for all guests.

  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Television / Radio

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library

  • Internet Access

  • Gym/Fitness Room
  • Massage Room
  • Sauna

  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Elevators
  • Laundry Room

  • Caf
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)

  • Medical Emergencies - Uniworld does not employ staff doctors or nurses. Should a guest require medical attention, it will be at local facilities, at guest's expense. Uniworld is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of medical services, or for the quality of medical care or medical services received.
  • Smoking Policy - For the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted on the sundecks.
  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required - Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of any specific dietary considerations and Uniworld will do their best to accommodate the request.

Ship Staterooms

Only a good night's sleep can prepare you for your exciting shore excursions each day. Beds handcrafted from Savoir of England, one of the most renowned makers of beds in the world, provide the perfect start for your restful night's retreat. Other fine amenities, such as 100% Egyptian-combed-cotton sheets, warm wool and cashmere blankets, and a choice of goose-down or hypoallergenic pillows, ensure an enjoyable night's sleep. Your stateroom provides you with your own personal, private sanctuary to do whatever you wish, whether it's watching a movie on your flat-screen television or admiring the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of your room. Each stateroom features conveniences designed to make your stay as pleasurable as can be, including generous closet space, hair dryers, and complimentary bottled water.

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Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Stateroom Images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations, facilities and/or window/view configuration.

Ship Deckplans

Rhine Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - SUITE
  • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
  • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
  • Classic Stateroom - CLASSIC
Rhine Deck

Danube Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - SUITE
  • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
  • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
  • Classic Stateroom - CLASSIC
Danube Deck

Moselle Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - SUITE
  • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
  • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
  • Classic Stateroom - CLASSIC
Moselle Deck

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff

Very nice time

| Danube
Wonderful company to cruise with. Hygiene standard, particularly concerning Covid, was excellent and we felt totally safe on this cruise. Passengers couldn't help themselves to buffet food - but we were served what we wanted very promptly and the crew wore masks all the time Throughout, the crew couldn't have been more helpful. The activities leader was extremely nice and did a great job. Some of the tour guides on land led walks that moved a bit slowly and we'd have liked one or two strenuous hikes in the countryside. On the boat, there were a couple of excellent talks by a local historian but otherwise there wasn't any organized entertainment in the evening - apart from a preview of the upcoming days' tours. However, we didn't feel the need more entertainment - we just chatted to our dinner partners. This was my first Uniworld trip and I will certainly cruise with them again. They took care of every little detail!

Great River Cruise

| Amsterdam to Budapest
Overall the food was good, but the daily menu could have had more selections, and sometimes the food was too salty. We also enjoyed the dining experience on the upper deck, which had a different menu. Unfortunately, we made reservations and they were cancelled by the staff. We felt the music entertainment on board could have been better. Overall, the staff was great, and our waiter (Paul) made our experience very enjoyable. Our stateroom staff was excellent and pleasant.

Tulips and Windmills

| Holland
Best cruise experience I've ever had!