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Luxury Boutique River Cruise Ships

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What makes Uniworld very different from ALL other river cruise companies is the unique relationship and bond we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Our shared passion for excellence and caring sincerely about each and every guest is embodied by our philosophy "no request too large, no detail too small."

Red Carnation’s award-winning collection of family-run, world-class hotels is renowned for its expertise in operating luxury boutique hotels. Their loyal, dedicated professional team offers warm and discreetly attentive personalized service. They take immense pride in making every possible effort to fulfill and exceed guests’ expectations, making guests feel truly “at home.”

Combining this same professional expertise with decades of outstanding nautical experience sets Uniworld apart from all of its competitors.

River Countess

River Countess
River Countess was remodeled by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld’s sister company. The River Countess reflects the same signature touches on display in Red Carnation Hotels and the rest of Uniworld’s luxury fleet, with classic furnishings, stylish elegance and inspiring art.

 

River Countess, top rated ship in the cruise industry, river and ocean, with six other Uniworld ships in the top 20.

S.S. Catherine

S.S. Catherine
Committed to building and remodeling ships that define the absolute best in luxury cruising, Uniworld combines quality craftsmanship and the latest technical innovations with the most luxurious custom designed interiors. The new Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, will continue this tradition of excellence. Sharing the same exquisite standards and scrupulous attention to detail reflective throughout the company’s award-winning fleet, the S.S. Catherine will be meticulously crafted and uniquely designed by the renowned design team of Uniworld’s sister company, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection—a collection of five-star award-winning boutique hotels. 

S.S. Antoinette

S.S. Antoinette

"There is no doubt in my mind that S.S. Antoinette is most spectacular river cruise ship in Europe. We are very fortunate to have owners who are so invested, personally and financially, in making Uniworld the very best river cruise company."  -Guy Young, President & CEO of Uniworld

 

S.S. Maria Theresa

S.S. Maria Theresa
In 2015, the S.S. Maria Theresa will join Uniworld’s collection of one-of-a-kind luxury ships. Befittingly named after a beloved ruler of the Habsburg Empire, this magnificent vessel will set sail along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. In grand Uniworld tradition, this Super Ship will feature luxurious accommodations and signature touches, ensuring a “Six-Star Experience” every step of the way.

River Beatrice

River Beatrice
It’s only fitting that Europe’s enchanting Danube, with her glorious international jewels—Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube” and Vienna, the “City of Waltzes”—welcomes another gem to her sparkling collection:  Uniworld’s ultra-luxurious River Beatrice.

Enter the gorgeous two-story lobby of Uniworld’s River Beatrice, and the stage is set for the unfolding of your pleasure-filled river cruise along Europe’s enchanting Danube. You only have to gaze at your surroundings throughout the lobby and the entire ship to fully understand that Uniworld spared no expense in creating the ultra-luxurious River Beatrice—a ship embodying grace, beauty, refinement, and comfort.

 

 

River Queen

River Queen
The regal River Queen, recently rated #1 ship in the entire cruise industry in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveler Readers' Cruise Poll, is the most unique river cruise ship in Europe. Her exterior resembles the great steamships of the 1930’s, while her plush interior provides a classical elegance reminiscent of the famous Art Deco style. Decorated in hues of blue and white, rich textured fabrics, and inspiring art, the River Queen is luxuriously designed with your ultimate comfort in mind.

 

River Royale

River Royale
River Royale was remodeled in 2012 by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld’s sister company. The River Royale reflects the same signature touches on display in Red Carnation Hotels and the rest of Uniworld’s luxury fleet, with classic furnishings, stylish elegance and inspiring art.

 

River Duchess

River Duchess
River Duchess has been remodeled by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld’s sister company. The newly remodeled River Duchess reflects the same signature touches on display in Red Carnation Hotels and the rest of Uniworld’s luxury fleet, with classic furnishings, stylish elegance and inspiring art.

 

River Empress

River Empress

Classic luxury exemplifies the cosmopolitan style of the River Empress, with its rich jewel tones and vibrant atmosphere. Her well-rounded personality is certain to captivate you, whether you’re dining in the sleek restaurant reminiscent of a New York jazz and supper club or enjoying afternoon tea, while gazing out of her large panoramic windows in the light and bright Main Lounge. Throughout the ship, savor stylish elegance and inspiring art.

 

River Princess

River Princess

The striking lobby of the stunning River Princess sets the tone for your journey. Throughout the River Princess, you will find inspiring art and fine furnishings. Rich jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and a blend of black and white create a sophisticated ambiance for you to enjoy while cruising onboard the River Princess.

 

River Ambassador

River Ambassador

Quiet and understated elegance makes the intimate River Ambassador the perfect place to capture the many treasures that can be found along the rivers. Eclectic art fills the ship—from the corridors to the Main Lounge to the staterooms. Each suite has been uniquely decorated in a different style, a signature touch Uniworld offers throughout our fleet.

 

River Baroness

River Baroness

The alluring River Baroness captures the essence of French flair indicative of the heart of Paris. Resplendent art can be found throughout the ship’s corridors, in the suites, and in the Monet Lounge where a beautiful oversized oil-on-canvas painting, The Three Women, hangs. Vibrant colors in coral, salmon, and pink warm the walls of the Monet Lounge and lobby, while classic whites and mirrors lend elegance to the Van Gogh Restaurant.

 

 

Queen Isabel

Queen Isabel

You'll get a closer than ever view of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Douro River Valley on Uniworld's NEW Queen Isabel. Named after Portugal's beloved queen, this boutique ship will be the most unique and luxurious ships on the Douro River. Whether in your stateroom or on the sun deck, you’ll never miss the exceptional beauty of rambling vineyards and charming quintas clinging to the steep slopes, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions.