Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Awarded Virtuoso's Best River Cruise Line (2023), Uniworld delivers the trips travel dreams are made of. On each voyage, you’ll visit myriad enticing destinations, all while enjoying the highest degree of all-inclusive luxury and passionate service onboard one of Uniworld’s floating boutique hotels. To cruise with Uniworld is to discover unparalleled excellence on the rivers, simply step onboard to see for yourself. For Virtuoso guests, Uniworld offers a cruise benefit of $150 per person Shipboard Credit on all departures (excludes Virtuoso Voyages dates, which offer added amenities). Uniworld has partnered with Virtuoso since 2015 and is the only river cruise line in Virtuoso's Ultraluxe community and Sustainability community.

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As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level. Visit uniworld.com for complete details.

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Designed to explore the Peruvian Amazon in luxury, the Aria Amazon is an all-suite ship with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a full view of the majestic rivers & rainforest. With all-inclusive amenities and five-star cuisine, this luxurious ship is guaranteed to give you an immersive experience.

India—profoundly mysterious and gloriously exotic. Come aboard Ganges Voyager II and experience the ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites that create a serene sanctuary. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

Debuting on January 3, 2020, the Mekong Jewel will be the newest and most luxurious ship on the Mekong river. This all-suite Super Ship will include one main restaurant and an al fresco eatery on the upper deck. The Mekong Jewel is being constructed with sustainable, eco-friendly materials.

Decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

With its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere, River Empress is certain to captivate you. Whether you’re dining in the ship’s sleek restaurant or relaxing over a cup of tea on the Sun Deck as you gaze out at the 360-degree view, there's no better way to travel through the heartland of Europe.

The stunning foyer of the 128-passenger ship sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns and a mix of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas.

One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics, River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind

The River Tosca perfectly captures the warmth and style of Egypt. This all-suite ship is elegantly designed with wood finishes and cozy public spaces. From the sprawling Sun Deck with a swimming pool, to the stylish lounge decorated with local wares, every space is inspired by the region.

The luxurious décor of the 443-foot, 152-passenger ship -Uniworld’s first Super Ship—features fine Brazilian marble on the walls and floors, a 19th-century Venetian glass mirror, a stylish Bar du Leopard with full-service bar, a collection of original artwork and an onboard cinema.

The S.S. Beatrice will debut a fresh, sleek look with a graceful bow, redesigned lounge, an elegant grand staircase, two new Royal Suites, an additional Owner’s Suite, plus several connecting rooms ideal for families traveling together. Join us onboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship - S.S. Beatrice.

The S.S. Bon Voyage is inspired by the renowned wine and gastronomic expertise of the region, the S.S. Bon Voyage will represent the bountiful destinations from the beautiful design on the ship's bow to the enhanced culinary opportunities onboard.

Uniworld's second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues the proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.

The S.S. Elisabeth, exudes contemporary style with luxe velvet and marble accents, while original artwork adds a touch of Uniworld’s signature boutique style. The S.S. Elisabeth has the largest suites on the rivers of Europe, boasting two Royal Suites that offer an incredible 506 square feet each.

Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences.

The River Countess underwent a complete design renovation in 2020, debuting as the S.S. La Venezia to bring guests an enhanced luxury experience inspired by Northern Italy. The redesign of the S.S. La Venezia drew influence from the fine Fortuny fabrics displayed prominently onboard.

Named "Best New River Ship" by Cruise Critic editors her maiden season, the ship was built in honor of the great Hasbburg ruler Maria Theresa, and features ultra-luxurious accommodations and an array of thoughtful personal touches, ensuring an unforgettable voyage along the Danube and Main Rivers.

S.S. São Gabriel will be the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Queen Isabel and bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine.

The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. This Super Ship offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint.

The S.S. Victoria can accommodate 110 guests in 55 luxurious suites and staterooms. All rooms feature a similar design and feel, only differing in size and nuances, each with full-length windows directly in front of the king-sized beds for panoramic views of the passing scenery.

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Ganges Voyager II


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2020

Perfectly appointed and planned itinerary. The food, staff, tour director, guides, and shore excursions were extraordinary!

Ganges Voyager II

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2022

Very Good but not as good as previous Uniworld cruises

Nautica Crew were the best!

By: Rablin

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2023

We had the greatest time aboard the Ganges Voyager II. I would rate it 5. Ajay Paliwal, our Cruise Director was awesome. He was always available to address any concerns we had.
Travel Advisor:  Aimee Leon

Elegant Boat with Friendly Crew

By: melindak

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2024

The boat looked a bit like Mississippi River Boat Queen meets Hindu Luxury and Artful Fantasy. Our State Room was very comfy with large bathroom and excellent shower. The food was excellent with many choices for both Indian Cuisine and International. We felt very fortunate and pampered!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Bina
Not Recommended

Do not recommend this trip

By: FH

Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2024

The ship was not 5 star, while the food, entertainment, and staff were good. The ship was very ordinary. The river cruise was disappointing as we passed and visited very poor villages with huge amounts of trash and viewed dead cows and horses float by our window. The tour director was disorganized and often would change times or forget to tell us about changes or other activities that were offered. He was difficult to understand and seemed to view himself as a comedian instead of his appointed job. This ship and itinerary was not what I expected from Uniworld after hearing and reading reviews on other Uniworld cruises.

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