River Empress

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  • Ship Staff
  • Dining/Food
  • Entertainment
  • Activities
  • Cabins/Staterooms
  • Itinerary/Ports
  • Value
  • A 2010 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Poll "Top Small Cruise Ship." Entered service in 2001; Refurbished in 2010; 361’ x 37.5’; 67 staterooms; 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.

    • Year Built - 2001
    • Year Refurbished - 2014
    • Year Entered Present Fleet - 2001
    • Previous Name -
    • Country of Registry - Switzerland
    • Tonnage - 5000 grt
    • Passengers - 130
    • Max Passengers - 130
    • Passenger Decks - 4
    • Number of Crew - 42
    • Officers - European
    • Crew - European
    Stateroom Amenities
    • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
    • Bath Robes
    • Direct Dial Phone
    • DVD Player
    • Hair Dryer
    • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
    • Private Safe
    • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
    • Television / Radio
    Public Spaces
    • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
    • Library
    Entertainment
    Health & Fitness
    • Fitness Room
    • Massage Room
    • Sauna
    Other Facilities
    • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Room
    Dining
    • Caf
    • Dining Style: Open Seating
    • Formal Restaurant(s)
    Children & Teens
    Additional
    • Internet Access
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Smoking Policy
    • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Total Rooms65
    Suites4
    Balconies18
    Ocean/River View43
    Interior0
    Accessible0
    River Empress The River Empress 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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  • Rhine Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Rhine Deck

    Danube/Main Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Danube/Main Deck

    Moselle Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Moselle Deck

    Rhine Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Rhine Deck

    Danube / Main Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Danube / Main Deck

    Moselle Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Suite - Suite
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    Moselle Deck
  • 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 March 2018. 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.

    Category 1 Stateroom

    Category: CAT1

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    Category 3 Stateroom

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    Category 4 Stateroom

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    Category 5 Stateroom

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    French Balcony Stateroom

    Category: FRNCH

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    Classic Stareroom

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  • Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

    Basel to Amsterdam

    4/2015 Various towns/cities in France and Germany
    Full Review
    My one regret that this particular cruise had few singles on board. Otherwise this was a most enjoyable vacation with an organization that goes all out to accommodate the wishes of it's passengers. The level of attention to all aspects of the cruise is truly outstanding.
    Pros Outstanding staff, comfortable and attractive ship, outstanding food.
    Cons None
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    Great Trip

    4/2015 Amsterdam
    Full Review
    Meet new friends, saw wonderful places.
    Pros All great, no better service or crew anywhere !!
    Cons Trip no long enough.
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    European Jewels cruise

    10/2014 Amsterdam/Koln/Heidelburg/Nuremburg/Passau/Vienna/Budapest
    Full Review
    Ship staff was excellent. Special entertainment events were excellent, while daily on-board music was competent but uninteresting.
    Pros excellent food and service. personalized attention
    Cons too many/ too brief port stops/tours. tour groups sometimes too large
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    Ship: River Empress

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    Length: 10 Nights

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    Length: 7 Nights

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    Ship: River Empress

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