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River Duchess in Belgrade

River Duchess in Belgrade

Uniworld Boutique Cruise Collection is owned by the company that also owns Trafalgar Tours and Contiki Tours. Uniworld concentrates heavily on their boutique decor and on luxury as the signatures of their brand. The average number of passengers is 130. In 2016 Uniworld removed all beverage charges and added many premium spirits in an effort to increase their profile as a luxury line.


In Europe Uniworld operates on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Gironde, Dordogne, Po and Seine Rivers, plus the canals of Belgium and the Netherlands.  The ships operating in Europe are:

Other Continents

Uniworld operates ships outside North America and also affiliates with river cruise ships in other countries.

Egypt - The River Tosca operates on the Nile south of the Aswan Dam.  This ship visits Luxor, but not Abu Simbel.

China - Uniworld and Avalon Waterways both do bookings on the Century Legend and the Century Paragon.These ships tour the Yangtze and Uniworld adds on flights to destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Hong Kong and Lhasa.

Russia - The River Victoria follows the waterways between Moscow and St Peterburg on trips nearly 2 weeks long.

Vietnam & Cambodia - Uniworld uses the Mekong Navigator and the River Orchid to tour Vietnam and Cambodia. These ships are larger and must use buses to reach Siem Reap and Ankor Watt. See Avalon Waterways for the option to cruise all the way to Siem Reap.

India - The Ganges Voyager II is used by Uniworld to cruise near the mouth of the Ganges. The cruise is combined with flights to see more well known attractions in Dehli, Jaipur and in Agra, where the tour includes a visit to the Taj Mahal.

Antoinette, Salon du Grand Trinon

Guest profile

  • 40+ and most more than 50

  • Married

  • English speaking

  • Home owners

  • Have taken several ocean cruises

  • Household income $100k+

  • College education

  • Net worth > $500k

  • Popular with LGBT travellers, including LGBT tours

River Queen Lounge



  • All Dining

  • Unlimited Beverages including many premium spirits, beer, wine and specialty coffees

  • Shore Excursions

  • Gratuities

  • Airport Transfers, but not airfare to/from the cruise.

  • In Suite Butler Service on Europe cruises

  • Fitness Center and Fitness Classes

  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

  • Internet

  • Onboard lectures and entertainment

  • L’Occitane and Hermès bath and body products in Europe cruises

SS Maria Theresa


Uniworld proudly promotes the boutique nature of their cruise ships.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the staterooms.  Travellers who love Uniworld will likely describe the decor as "exquisite".  Others may describe it as "pompous" and may prefer instead to experience the emphasis that Avalon puts on the views from the ship instead of the design of its interior.  Features for Uniworld include:

  • Beds hand-crafted by Savoir® of England

  • Italian marble-lined bathrooms

  • Quality linens

  • Staterooms approximately 150 - 200 sq ft

  • Suites approximately 200 - 300 sq ft

  • Royal Suites approximately 400 sq ft


Alcohol - Uniworld does not currently post a policy for alcohol. Presumably there no need to enforce a policy since they include premium spirits at no charge.

Smoking - Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the sundeck. Smoking is not permitted on motorcoaches. Note that European public areas are now smoke free.

Uniworld Cancellation Policy

Singles Supplement - Supplement is waived on select savings.