As soon as you step onboard a Uniworld ship, you'll notice a difference, a statement which proudly says: we are different, our ships are as unique as you are, and as stunning as the destinations you'll visit. You'll enter a world of sumptuous and extravagant attention to detail - both in terms of your elegant surroundings and the impeccable service you'll receive. Opulent and decadent, bold colours, pastel palettes, dazzling mirrors, brocades, and a Baroque style, these floating hotels resemble the great palaces of Europe, and are works of art and visual feasts. But this artistry goes beyond the surface. For Uniworld, creating a boutique luxury travel experience, delivering superlative service, and immersing its guests in the cultures and history of a destination is art.
With Uniworld's four decades of experience in river cruising and their connection to their five-star sister company, Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Uniworld have decades' of experience and knowledge in delivering an exclusive boutique hotel experience on the rivers of the world - and by maintaining full control over nautical, hospitality and culinary operations, they can ensure exceptional standards and unforgettable experiences for every guests on every cruise. With a focus on attention to detail, more onboard staff, and by getting to know your needs and preferences, Uniworld is better able to anticipate your needs, boasting outstanding service and the highest of standards. They even offer butlers for the suites onboard their European fleet (except in Russia and Portugal) who are trained to the same exacting standards as those expected by Buckingham Palace. Put simply, their service is second to none.
With your Uniworld river cruise, you'll enjoy a culinary journey as rich and varied as your journey by river, savouring creations not just inspired by, but created with the freshest and high-quality local ingredients, of the destinations visited along the river. Ingredients are sourced from regional farms, farmers' markets and artisanal producers, so each meal is shaped by the unique character of the region and season. Exquisite food can be enjoyed throughout the day from early-riser breakfast to dinner under the stars on the Sun Deck.
As you cruise to each destination, you'll be offered a broader range of onshore experiences, along with the unrivalled level of personalisation that Uniworld offers - from a flexible range of options available in each destination to exceptional once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Choice is Yours included excursions offer a number of choices in every city along the way, enabling guests to personalise their experience even more, and to make the most of each destination, whether it's their first time or their hundredth! For those guests who are keen on keeping active, Go Active hiking and biking excursions are led by a local naturalist or sports guide, but there's also the option to explore independently with complimentary bicycles and helmets or Nordic walking sticks. However if you're dealing with mobility issues or simply prefer a more leisurely pace, Gentle Walking excursions are ideal. You can enjoy authentic cultural experiences, from tasting beloved regional foods to exploring hidden gems, with special Do as the Locals Do excursions, while Uniworld's exclusive Village Day programme offers an intimate look at small villages along the waterways of Europe and Russia, and you'll be able to gain an unique insight into rural life visiting local homes, farms and workshops. From dancing the Viennese waltz in a magnificent UNESCO-listed palais to enjoying the hospitality of a princess at her castle home, or tasting unique aperitifs at a vinegar estate, Uniworld offer unforgettable experiences available solely to Uniworld guests with their Exclusive Excursions.
Rachel and Amy have visited River Empress in Amsterdam at the River Cruise Convention
Amy says: 'The River Empress was just gorgeous, and utterly striking. The lobby featured a glitzy chandelier and some uber-cool artwork, while the lounge/bar had a 19th century Parisian feel, with beautiful colours and embroideries, and the staterooms and suites were very boutique-style with brocade and incredibly comfortable looking beds. It's great to visit a river ship which has its own character and style, and it was clear that there was a lot of meticulous attention to detail throughout the ship.'
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The rivers of Europe and Asia. Boasting sublime, six-star style cruising on the rivers of Europe onboard their ornate ships, which are renowned for their meticulous attention to detail and spectacular decor, Uniworld offer cruises on the river Po and the Venetian Lagoon, and the Volga, as well as the more frequently travelled rivers of the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Dordogne and Garonne, and the Douro. In Europe, Uniworld also offer a number of themed cruises - from Christmas Markets to a celebration of French food and wine, cruises which highlight Europe's aristocratic heritage in depth, and cruises which are suited for families. Their more exotic itineraries include the Ganges, Yangtze and the Mekong, as well as the Nile.
Dordogne and Garonne
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