ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 

Based on 4971 reviews

Wonderful service .

22 Apr 2019

I have always found the staff extremely helpful & polite .wonderful

Poor adivice selecting the cabin/balcony

22 Apr 2019

Dissappointed ROL expert consultant when advising which cabin/balcony to choose he did not warn me starboard side for this journey meant the cabin/balcony chosen was rarly in the sun ( north facing). m BIG upset.

Quick easy booking with the benefits of cruise miles.

22 Apr 2019

The young man who took my booking was helpful,polite, and very patient.He explained everything I needed to know in laymans terms.

Excellent Company

22 Apr 2019

Rang the telephone number to make the booking. The lady who answered was very professional, found the relevant cruise quickly, gave me full details and prices for the various flight options and explained very clearly all the information during the booking process. Paperwork received electronically the same afternoon.

Firs Class really looking forward to our holiday we have heard so much good

22 Apr 2019

Excellent information throughout the booking process really impressed thank you.

efficient and courteous service as expected.

22 Apr 2019

very helpful and friendly as before.Replied promptly.

Well done for all the help

22 Apr 2019

We wanted a change to the published itinerary and Karen was great in sorting it out for us. Changes and prices agreed all on the same day.

For Me ROL keeps me uptodate with Curises on sale for Solo Traverlers

22 Apr 2019

Yes it meet my needs I'm a solo traveler and I would like a window view not always possible when you have a budget you took time to find a good price for me

Great service

22 Apr 2019

Polite, efficient staff. Phones answered promptly, staff eager to give you the best possible deals. When they say " we'll find out and ring you back shortly" that's exactly what they do !

Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

Cruise Code: 1333244

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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Brexit Protection Guarantee - we guarantee the price of your holiday will not increase, plus you are fully protected by ABTA & ATOL

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service

  • Operating for over 24 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Your Itinerary

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  • River Countess

    Your Ship

    River Countess

    Uniworld River Cruises

    Uniworld River Cruises
  • Venice

    Day 1


    19 May 2019

    With a maze of canals threaded through the city and hints of history to be found on every corner, it’s easy to see why Venice is considered one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in the world.

    Destination guide
  • Venice

    Day 2


    20 May 2019

    Explore iconic sites as well as quiet lanes and secret spots known only to locals with an expert guide. Also, on deck today: a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon. Enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

    ★ Featured Excursion ★

    Venice walking discovery tour

    Destination guide
  • Chioggia

    Day 3


    21 May 2019

    Sail from Venice, through the lagoon, passing the huge ongoing fl ood-control project called MOSE, designed to protect Venice from rising seawater. Arrive in Chioggia and join a local expert and stroll around the picturesque fi shing village, a popular place for artists, or “Go Active” with a bike ride along the beaches lining the lagoon to enjoy the spectacular sweeping views. If weather permits, take a small boat out to the lagoon to take part in a mussel harvest

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Enjoy a Chioggia walking discovery tour OR an exclusive guided “Let's Go” bicycle tour of Chioggia’s beaches OR Chioggia mussel harvesting experience

    *Please be advised that excursions may differ for 2018 sailings*

  • Day 4

    Polesella (for Bologna or Ferrara), Italy

    22 May 2019

    If you have an appetite for pasta, head to Bologna – the heart of Italian culinary traditions – and learn how to make (and eat!) your own lunch. Or indulge your appetite for art with an excursion to Ferrara, an ancient center for the arts that once rivaled Medici Florence

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch in Bologna OR half-day excursion to Ferrara with lunch on board

  • Day 5

    Taglio di Po

    23 May 2019

  • Chioggia

    Day 5


    23 May 2019

    Dip into a lively local scene with a stroll through Chioggia to visit the once-a-week bustling market. This evening, sail back to Venice

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Chioggia market 

    Enjoy an extremely rare after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica – exclusively for Uniworld guests

  • Venice Island (Burano, Mazzorbo & Torcello)

    Day 6

    Venice Island (Burano, Mazzorbo & Torcello)

    24 May 2019

    Venice is an island surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, three of which you’ll visit today – Burano, famous for its lace-makers and houses painted in eyepopping colours; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics

    ★ Featured Excursion ★

    Full-day tour of “The Magical Islands of Venice”

    Destination guide
  • Venice

    Day 7


    25 May 2019

    Enjoy a walking tour to the famous fi sh and produce market next to the Rialto Bridge. Or, join an art historian for a highlights tour of the Accademia gallery. Enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner this evening

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour OR “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide

    Destination guide
  • Venice

    Day 8


    26 May 2019

    With a maze of canals threaded through the city and hints of history to be found on every corner, it’s easy to see why Venice is considered one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in the world.

    Destination guide

The Ship

The recently remodeled, 130-passenger River Countess is filled with light and colour. Muted shades of turquoise complemented by soothing cream, taupe, and white accents create a luxurious and sophisticated environment for your up-close, unsurpassed and unforgettable Italian adventure. Ciao, bella!

River Countess

Launched: January 2003 | Occupancy: 130 passengers

Length: 361 ft (110.03 m)

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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