River Empress

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  • 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?/Coffee Bar
    • 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

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

    Danube Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    Moselle Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    Main Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    • Classic Stareroom - CLASSIC
    Main 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 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.

    Suite

    Category: SUITE

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq. ft. - 20 sq m) with a French balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir? Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
    • Marble bathroom with Herm?s bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
    • Additional special amenities and services
    French Balcony Stateroom

    Category: FRNCH

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m) with a French balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir? Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
    • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
    Deluxe Stateroom

    Category: DELUXE

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir? Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
    • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers
    Classic Stareroom

    Category: CLASSIC

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir? Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
    • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers
  • Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

    Great Trip

    4/2015 Amsterdam
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    Meet new friends, saw wonderful places.
    Pros All great, no better service or crew anywhere !!
    Cons Trip no long enough.
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    Basel to Amsterdam

    4/2015 Various towns/cities in France and Germany
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    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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    Another successful vegan travelling experience

    6/2019 The Rhine: Basel to Amsterdam
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    We are vegan and had the best accommodations by the chef, dining room manager, "V", and our waiter, Daniel. The food was excellent, the beds were comfortable, and the shower pressure and temperature were awesome.
    Pros Excellent service in the dining room, the tour director, and vegan meals by the chef.
    Cons Disorganized local tours, no concern for bathroom breaks, too much standing around on street corners listening to guides drone on while we wait for stragglers.
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    Exquisite Rhine

    6/2019 Rhine, embarked in Zurich, sailed Basil to Amsterdam.
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    Staff was amazing, saw to every need & want. I so enjoyed the ease of accessing the dining room, lounge, helpful reception & cruise manager. The complimentary self-service laundry was most convenient, just like home! It was wonderful to have fantastic guest lecturer on board as well as extremely helpful & accommodating travel agents on this sailing. The nightly piano player was very entertaining. Brendan knew all my favorites. Trip ended with 2 wonderful days in Amsterdam at historical Sofitels The Grand, amazing property & room.
    Pros Breathtaking scenery
    Cons Cabins tight for two
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    Terrific Charter

    6/2019 The Rhine from Basel. Switzerland to Amsterdam.
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    It was a trip of a lifetime with many interesting excursions, art and culture. the entertainment on board was terrific. The food and its presentation exemplary. The staff catered to our every request and were helpful beyond the call of duty. Friendly, clean and attractive surroundings added to the experience. I recommend this ship and its crew to anyone who wants an adventure par excellence.
    Pros Loved every moment. Met wonderful people and because of Dr. Watson, had a full semester of knowledge.
    Cons Would have liked to skip Rotterdam and spend more time in Amsterdam.
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    European Jewels cruise

    10/2014 Amsterdam/Koln/Heidelburg/Nuremburg/Passau/Vienna/Budapest
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    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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    Jewish heritage and cultural tours

    6/2019 Rhine river
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    I loved the tours and Dr. Watson’s commentaries, Food was delicious and service was excellent!
    Pros Learned historical information about Jews in Europe.
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  • Ship Cruise Line Departs Nights Ports Price Extras
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/23/2019 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/30/2019 7 Amsterdam/Basel $4,399.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland River Cruise
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 9/6/2019 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,699.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 9/16/2019 10 Amsterdam/Basel $4,699.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland River Cruise
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 9/26/2019 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/6/2019 10 Amsterdam/Basel $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland River Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/16/2019 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/26/2019 10 Amsterdam/Basel $3,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 3/31/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $3,199.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
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    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 4/10/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 4/20/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $3,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 4/30/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 5/10/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $3,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 5/20/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 5/30/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 6/19/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 6/26/2020 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,699.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 7/3/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,699.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 7/10/2020 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,699.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 7/17/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 7/24/2020 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 7/31/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/7/2020 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/14/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/21/2020 7 Basel/Amsterdam $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    7-night Castles along the Rhine Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 8/28/2020 7 Amsterdam/Basel $3,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 9/4/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 9/24/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/4/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/14/2020 10 Basel/Amsterdam $4,499.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion
    10-night Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland Cruise
    River Empress
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection 10/24/2020 10 Amsterdam/Basel $3,999.00 AT Exclusive Bonus Promotion

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