Uniworld River Cruises


Uniworld River Cruises
Get swept away in a world of luxury and elegance as you board one of Uniworld’s five-star river cruises to explore culture, heritage and local experiences along Europe’s most iconic rivers…
Sophisticated and stylish, each ultra-luxurious Uniworld river cruising experience promises a five-star experience from beginning to end. Travel the rivers of Europe in style and all inclusively with exquisite accommodation and world-class cuisine rivaling the world’s best five-star boutique hotel experiences. With over 500 departures and 40 itineraries on 13 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers, guests can truly dig into the heart and soul of each town, village or city through which your Uniworld cruise passes. Learn about the culture, music and heritage of these age-old locations.

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ID # 180

Highlights: As the only luxury river cruise ship in Egypt, S.S. Sphinx will offer three gourmet dining venues, including a private din... (more...)
 

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ID # 179

Highlights: The redesign of S.S. La Venezia will be inspired by Venetian culture and feature six elegantly appointed suites including ... (more...)

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ID # 174

Highlights: Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Q... (more...)
 

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ID # 164

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ID # 130

Highlights: Uniworld’s newest Super Ship—S.S. Joie de Vivre—is designed to reflect the “joy of living” a... (more...)
 

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ID # 128

Highlights: S.S. Maria Theresa features ultra-luxurious accommodations and an array of thoughtful personal touches, ensuring a truly i... (more...)

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ID # 126

Highlights: River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and e... (more...)
 

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ID # 121

Highlights: Queen Isabel ... (more...)

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ID # 111

Highlights: River Princess... (more...)
 

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ID # 105

Highlights: Other amenities include generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephon... (more...)

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ID # 97

Highlights: Inaugurated: 2015 Length: 185 ft. Width: 41 ft. Guests: 56 Suites: 28 (261-400 sq. ft) Voltage: 220V... (more...)
 

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ID # 86

Highlights: Remodeled: 2011 Length: 423 ft Width: 55 ft Voltage: 220 volts and 110 volts in bathroom Guests: 202 Staff: 110 Presidenti... (more...)

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ID # 78

Highlights: Inaugurated: 2003 Remodeled: 2012 Length: 361 ft Width: 37.5 ft Voltage: 220 volts Guests: 132 Suites: 4 (214 sq ft) Categ... (more...)
 

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ID # 55

Highlights: It’s the most magnificent way to enjoy Egypt’s Nile river, from its opulent décor to the quiet haven it... (more...)

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ID # 54

Highlights: Sister ship to the S.S. Antoinette, the three-deck S.S. Catherine promises to be one of the largest ships in the Uniworld ... (more...)
 

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ID # 53

Highlights: The three-deck River Empress was launched in 2001 but received an entire upgrade only a few years ago. Whether you find yo... (more...)

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ID # 52

Highlights: Decorated in hues of blue and white and rich textured fabrics with inspiring art dotting its interiors, River Queen offers... (more...)
 

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ID # 51

Highlights: Newly remodeled and lavishly decorated River Royale embodies elegance on France’s Rhône and Saône rivers... (more...)

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ID # 50

Highlights: Expect exceptional service, delicious dining and luxurious accommodation on Uniworld’s River Ambassador has a select... (more...)
 

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ID # 49

Highlights: Luxury and opulence are the standard on River Beatrice with its silk-lined hallways and original artwork that makes this s... (more...)

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ID # 48

Highlights: Spending your days relaxing on board one of Uniworld’s stylish river cruise ships is tempting when you consider the ... (more...)
 

​Your well-being & peace of mind is our priority

We are committed to giving you an unparalleled travel experience, both onboard and onshore—one that is not only luxurious and memorable but also protects your health and safety while you are in our trusted hands.

Your well-being remains our priority as we adapt to this new world, where it’s imperative for us to take additional measures to stay healthy. That’s why you can travel with us reassured that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols. The health and well-being of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern.

Here are some of the things we are doing to give you the peace of mind you need as you make your future travel plans with Uniworld.

HIGHEST STANDARDS: As part of TTC, a 100 year old, family-owned collection of hospitality brands, we’re able to weather the most difficult of times without sacrificing our high standards.
BOOKING FLEXIBILITY:Book confidently with flexibility to change your travel plans up to 120 days prior to the start date on 2022 cruises.
THE PERFECT SIZE: Enjoy all the benefits of cruising while traveling with small groups of people who share your passion for travel and exploration.
IN THE BEST HANDS: With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios and the most tenured staff on the rivers, take comfort in knowing you're always in the best hands.
100 YEARS AND COUNTING: Uniworld is part of the TTC family of brands, a financially healthy and stable collection of travel brands. Have peace of mind knowing your future travel plans are safe with us.
TTC's Peace of Mind Promise
FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGE YOUR PLANS: You have the flexibility to change your vacation for any reason up to 120 days prior to the start date on 2022 cruises.
THINK BOUTIQUE: SMALLER SHIPS, FEWER GUESTS
Our boutique river cruise ships are much smaller and more intimate than your typical ocean cruise ship. With an average capacity of just 120 guests and many public spaces onboard, there’s plenty of room to relax while staying physically distant. The small size and high crew-to-guest ratios of our ships mean they are thoroughly cleaned regularly and often. Plus, traveling by river means you are always close to land, allowing for immediate access to shoreside resources.

​TAKING YOUR CRUISE

WELL-BEING DECLARATION & HEALTH SCREENING: More than ever before, it’s essential that we take personal responsibility to help protect each other, and the people and places we visit. To help achieve this goal, all guests and crew will be asked to complete a Well-Being Travel Declaration upon arrival. Additionally, all guests and crew will be required to have their temperatures taken prior to embarkation, and routinely throughout the cruise, using touchless technology.

ONBOARD PROTOCOLS: We've added new measures to elevate our hygiene standards for every facet of the onboard experience—from the introduction of innovative, non-toxic cleaning solutions to hand sanitizer stations throughout the ship. View our extensive list of health & hygiene protocols here.
Uniworld is proud to become the first river cruise company to have our European ships sprayed with ACT CleanCoat™—the antimicrobial coating that is odorless, nontoxic and most importantly, kills bacteria and viruses including COVID-19.

A WELL-TRAINED TEAM: Our Hotel Managers, Cruise Managers and crew have all been trained by an external consultant in professional health, enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of our guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained.

WE FOLLOW THE EXPERTS: As members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), we have been actively involved in helping to define global protocols and are kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis. Our protocols will be adapted and adjusted as needed, in a timely manner, as local governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) define and implement what is required in each country.

TRUSTED PARTNERS ONSHORE:We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use local guides, buses, drivers, restaurants and venues that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do. Our well-established and rigorous cleaning regimes for our buses and vox boxes have been enhanced and we will continue to only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER: We are all in this together so we kindly ask that you do your part by being well informed before you travel about our new protocols, and that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of our crew while on your cruise. You can read our full list of onboard protocols here.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY — COVID-19 WARNING:
​An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the South African National Department of Health, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation.
With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply at all times with these requirements. No refunds will be given if you are unable to undertake some or all of your cruise/tour due to your failure to comply with these requirements. Should you become ill while travelling with Uniworld you will be responsible for any costs associated with your illness such as medical care, quarantine accommodations, changes to airfare, and other travel expenses. Please ensure that your travel insurance covers these expenses, along with the cost of any missed portions of your trip, as they are your responsibility. We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your well-being. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require. In choosing to travel with Uniworld, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the South African National Department of Health, senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Uniworld requires our guests to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 at the time of embarkation. Young children who are not eligible to be vaccinated based on their age will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, however they will be asked to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within 72 hours of embarkation.

With the situation changing rapidly, guests will also need to comply with any specific requirements imposed by governments, airlines, tour suppliers and venues which may differ from the above. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply at all times with these requirements. No refunds will be given if you are unable to undertake some or all of your cruise/tour due to your failure to comply with these requirements. Should you become ill while travelling with Uniworld you will be responsible for any costs associated with your illness such as medical care, quarantine accommodations, changes to airfare, and other travel expenses. Please ensure that your travel insurance covers these expenses, along with the cost of any missed portions of your trip, as they are your responsibility.

We ask that you please take personal responsibility for your well-being. This begins with packing any personal protective equipment and sanitizers you require.
In choosing to travel with Uniworld, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

EMBARKATION REQUIREMENTS
More than ever before, it’s essential that we take personal responsibility to help protect each other, and the people and places we visit. To help achieve this goal, all guests and crew will be asked to complete a Travel Declaration upon arrival. Additionally, ALL guests on Uniworld cruises or cruise/tours through 31 December 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel.
For the latest information on COVID-19 related travel requirements and to review specifics about our vaccination & testing requirements, please view our COVID-19 FAQs. 

Packages

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ID # 3703
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R31 500
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2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 27 Oct 22 to 05 Nov 22
Duration: 10 Days
Includes: 9 night cruise in a classic river view stateroom onboard the River Queen, All meals onboard, prepared using t[...]
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Includes 50% savings! 
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ID # 3560
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R33 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 30 Oct 22 to 06 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7 night cruise in a classic river view stateroom onboard the S.S. Bon Voyage, All meals onboard, prepared usi[...]
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Includes 50% savings! 
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ID # 3713
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R33 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 06 Nov 22 to 13 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, Unlimited be[...]
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Includes 50% savings! 
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ID # 2844
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R36 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 30 Oct 22 to 06 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise in a classic riverview stateroom onboard the majestic S.S. Maria Theresa, All meals onboard, prepared us[...]
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50% savings included! 
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ID # 3715
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R38 500
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 20 Aug 22 to 27 Aug 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise in a deluxe riverview stateroom on the imperial River Empress, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, Capta[...]
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50% savings included! 
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ID # 3036
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R44 500
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 30 Oct 22 to 06 Nov 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise in a french balcony riverview stateroom on the S.S. Antoinette, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners prepa[...]
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50% savings included!
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ID # 1014
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R45 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

2022 Friends and Family Sale

Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 22 Dec 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: Use of Nordic walking sticks, Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager, Captivating onboard local entertainme[...]
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50% savings included!
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ID # 3742
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R46 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

The birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions

Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 22 Dec 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise onboard River Princess in a deluxe Riverview Stateroom, All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and[...]
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50% savings included!
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ID # 3741
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R48 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

Old-world charms during the most magical time of the year

Valid: 15 Dec 22 to 22 Dec 22
Duration: 8 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise onboard S.S. Beatrice in a Classic Riverview Stateroom, All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and[...]
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50% savings included!
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ID # 2156
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R72 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

Cruise back into travel sale, save R15,000pp

Valid: 20 Nov 22 to 30 Nov 22
Duration: 11 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise in a classic riverview stateroom on the chic S.S. São Gabriel, 3 nights in Lisbon at the Corinthi[...]
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Includes R15,000 savings per person! 
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ID # 2657
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R94 000
per person sharing incl. taxes

Cruise the Nile in a manner of queens and pharaohs

Valid: 17 Dec 22 to 28 Dec 22
Duration: 12 Days
Includes: 7-night cruise in a french balcony riverview stateroom on the great S.S. Sphinx or the elegant River Tosca, 4-nights in[...]