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River Empress Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Thoroughly Delighted

River Empress Cruise Review by Mimiof12

6 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony

We just returned from Castles along the Rhine and we're still excited about it. This being our first cruise ever we may not be the ones to ask but we cannot say enough good about this cruise line and our experience. We were encouraged by our travel agent to try Uniworld when we told her we were thinking river cruise. From the pick up at the airport on we continued to be impressed by the attention given to us by every staff member we encountered. We arrived early in the day and our stateroom not yet ready. We waited in the lounge where we were welcome to eat and drink anything from the late breakfast, the dining room lunch and the bar.

Once settled we were very happy with the size of our stateroom and the amenities within. Plenty of storage space and a comfy bed.

Taking many of the offshore excursions we found the guides were very knowledgeable, easy to understand, friendly, willing to share and answer questions.

Every meal was a feast for the eyes and the tummy and service was great.

Many of the staff made you feel as though you were long lost friends and you were the only one in the room. Always eager to visit, share local info and keep your tummy and glass full. Our captain was very present, friendly, and eager to share his knowledge as well.

Because we enjoy cocktail hour before dinner we came to know a little about the wait staff and enjoyed chatting with them. They took good care of us. Hooray for Sylvia, Mariya and Nesta. The entertainment nightly was always fun and engaging. It created a very lively, fun and relaxed atmosphere

We would do this trip again and highly recommend it. We are looking for our next Uniworld excursion and can't quite decide which it will be. Thinking about Danube Discovery & Prague. The only thing that could possibly make this any better would be if we could take the staff from this cruise along on our next.

PS The two small villages, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr made me want to look for a place to live and have my belongings shipped. Stunning views along the way, lovely and quaint little villages.

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Cabin Review

Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin 1 421

Loved being able to open our exterior door although it was cool much of the time it was nice to let in some fresh air from time to time. Really nice linens and good service by housekeeping.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We enjoyed all our shore excursions and were very pleased with the knowledgeable guides. They were very friendly and easy to understand, eager to share.

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