Uniworld River Cruises

In the 1970’s, Uniworld River Cruises were pioneers in the transport of tourists down Europe’s grand rivers. Now, over three decades later, Uniworld remains a leader in the art of upscale river cruising with a fleet of luxury ships.

Because most ships carry no more than 263 passengers, the atmosphere on each cruise is comfortable, low-key and refined; without the over-the-top gadgetry of big cruise ships. Dining is elegant with menus focused on the sailing region. Entertainment can be found in the simple pleasure of conversing with fellow passengers, lectures, or a culturally enriching show courtesy of local entertainers. Spacious staterooms are well appointed and all have views to the scenic landscape as the ship slowly navigates the waterways. Onshore, passengers can join a Uniworld-lead excursion (included in the fare) or set off on their own adventure to explore and discover.

Uniworld River Cruise Destinations

Europe: Danube, Rhine, Moselle
France: Rhône, Saône, Seine
Italy: Po River & Venice Lagoon
Portugal: Douro River
Russia: Volga River
Vietnam / Cambodia: Mekong River
China: Yangtze River
Egypt: Nile River
India: Ganges River

Uniworld River Cruise Ships

Queen Isabel, River Countess, River Duchess, River Empress, River Princess, River Queen, River Royale, S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Beatrice, S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre, S.S. Maria Theresa, River Tosca, Mekong Navigator, Ganges Voyager II, River Victoria, Century Legend

Points of Distinction

  • The world’s only boutique cruise line™
  • Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms—many with French balconies
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in lavish linens, European duvets, cashmere/wool blankets, along with a menu of pillow options,
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite
  • Floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Exclusive services and amenities in all suites with butler service on the S.S. Antoinette and River Beatrice
  • Gourmet cuisine using the freshest ingredients
  • A distinctive wine program developed by renowned sommelier
  • A variety of dining experiences: al fresco dining “under the stars” and light-lunch dining on the sun deck, Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, early-riser breakfast, and afternoon tea


  • Globe Travel Awards 2018: Best River Cruise Compnay
  • Cruise Critic 2017: Best New River Ship – S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Cruise Critic 2017: Best Luxury River Cruise Line
  • Travel + Leisure 2016: World’s Best River Cruise Line
  • Magellan Awards Gold 2016: Best Overall River Cruising
  • Cruise Critic 2015: Editors Choice Best River Cruise Line
  • Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2014: World’s Best Cruise Lines