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  • A 2010 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Poll "Top Small Cruise Ship." Entered service in 2006; 361' x 37.5'; 66 staterooms; 132 passenger capacity; European officers and crew;  7- to 14-night cruises France along the Seine, Rhône, and Saône rivers.

    • Year Built - 2006
    • Year Refurbished - 2014
    • Year Entered Present Fleet - 2006
    • Previous Name -
    • Country of Registry - Netherlands
    • Tonnage - 5000 grt
    • Passengers - 128
    • Max Passengers - 128
    • Passenger Decks - 3
    • 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
    • Whirlpool(s)
    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 Rooms64
    Suites1
    Balconies26
    Ocean/River View37
    Interior0
    Accessible0
    The River Royale features a Main Lounge with a full-service bar, boutique, elegant restaurant, sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard, library, fitness room, jacuzzi and sauna.

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  • La Gironde Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    Bordeaux Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    La Durance Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    La Gironde Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    Bordeaux Deck

    Stateroom Key

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

    La Durance Deck

    Stateroom Key

    • Suite - SUITE
    • Category 1 Stateroom - CAT1
    • Category 2 Stateroom - CAT2
    • Category 3 Stateroom - CAT3
    • Category 4 Stateroom - CAT4
    • Category 5 Stateroom - CAT5
    • Suite - SUITE
    • French Balcony Stateroom - FRNCH
    • Deluxe Stateroom - DELUXE
    • Classic Stateroom - CLASSIC
    La Durance 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 September 2016. 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 (217 sq. ft. - 20.2 sq m) with French Balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV wit infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    • Many more additional special amenities and services
    Category 1 Stateroom

    Category: CAT1

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (140 sq. ft. - 13 sq m) with French Balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryers, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Category 2 Stateroom

    Category: CAT2

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Category 3 Stateroom

    Category: CAT3

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Category 4 Stateroom

    Category: CAT4

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Category 5 Stateroom

    Category: CAT5

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Suite

    Category: SUITE

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (217 sq. ft. - 20.2 sq m) with French Balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features Herm
    French Balcony Stateroom

    Category: FRNCH

    Square Footage:

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    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (140 sq. ft. - 13 sq m) with French Balcony
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryers, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy 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 of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
    Classic Stateroom

    Category: CLASSIC

    Square Footage:

    Consult An Expert
    • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq. ft. - 14 sq m)
    • Handcrafted Savoir of England beds draped in fine linens with choice of pillows, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
    • Bathroom features L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, cosy bathrobes and slippers
  • Cruise reviews reflect the opinions of travel editors and cruisers/ readers and may not represent those of our company.

    Excellent River Cruise - Excellent Cruise Line

    5/2018 Bordeaux to Bordeaux
    Full Review
    A perfect cruise in almost every respect. I highly recommend this cruise and Uniworld cruise line. Customer service is a high priority of Uniworld and it shows on this cruise. A step above all other cruise lines
    Pros itinerary, dining, service, comfort, wine experience, tour guide expertise
    Cons less actual cruise time vs longer cruises
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    Why Must I Have a Title?

    6/2016 Bordeaux, FR
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    The overall best ship and staff I have been on in recent years.
    Pros Well run ship by captain. Excellent staff.
    Cons Rooms are small and with a table and chairs really small.
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    River Trip in Bordeaux

    7/2015 Bordeaux, St. Emillion, Cadillac, Pauillac, Bergerac
    Full Review
    Thanks for everything!! We will definitely try the Rhone Trip in a year or so. Tried to send a birthday thank you, but we are still neophytes on the new phone!!
    Pros Great crew and great service!! Gave me a great cake for my birthday!!
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    french wines

    10/2014 FRance
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    Our travel co was great
    Pros As great as the last Uniworld Cruise
    Cons none
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    Bordeaux River Cruise

    7/2014 Bordeaux France
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    See Pro and Con comments below.
    Pros Food Quality, Staff Service and Training, Winery tours, Overall condition of ship. Focused events and attention by Jane Lee and Larry Winter.
    Cons Billed as a wine cruise, add additional guided winery tours (one for each port/city) as an option. Night time bus tour of Bordeaux should be eliminated.
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