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River Empress

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  • Launched: 01 Jan 2001
  • Occupancy: 130
  • Length: 361
  • Total Crew 42
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Boutique
Elevator
Laundry Service
Reception
Lobby Lounge

Relaxation


Massage
Sauna

Food and Drink


Bar
Lounge
Patio Lounge
The Restaurant
Bar
Restaurant

Fitness


Fitness Center

Recreational


Library

Entertainment


Flat Screen TV

Technology


Satelite Telephone
Rooms

Outside


Classic

Classic


Cabin Grade: C

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers
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Deluxe

Deluxe


Cabin Grade: D

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cosy bathrobes, and slippers
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Balcony


French Balcony

French Balcony


Cabin Grade: FB

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
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Suite


Suite

Suite


Cabin Grade: S

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers Additional special amenities and services
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Featured cruises

Outside from £3,199pp

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland from Amsterdam

  • 04 Oct 2020
  • 10 nights
  • Ship: River Empress
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Zaandam - Rotterdam - Arnhem - Cologne, Germany - Oberwesel - Frankfurt - Speyer - Strasbourg - Basel, Switzerland

Includes: 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...

5★ ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING
Outside from £2,799pp (was £4,299)

Castles along the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

  • 19 Jun 2020
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: River Empress
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Amsterdam - Cologne - Koblenz - Boppard, Germany - Rudesheim, Germany - Germersheim - Kehl - Breisach - Basel, Switzerland

Includes: Shore excursions included*, 5★ all-inclusive luxury river cruising*, Unlimited drinks & gratuities included*, Sail with uniworld, as seen on channel 5's cruising with jane...

5★ ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING
Outside from £1,749pp (was £2,799)

Castles along the Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

  • 17 Jul 2020
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: River Empress
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Amsterdam - Cologne - Koblenz - Boppard, Germany - Rudesheim, Germany - Germersheim - Kehl - Breisach - Basel, Switzerland

Includes: Shore excursions included*, 5★ all-inclusive luxury river cruising*, Unlimited drinks & gratuities included*, Sail with uniworld, as seen on channel 5's cruising with jane...

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Life on board River Empress


The Ship

Extensively renovated to a resplendent grandeur in 2013, the River Empress proves a timeless setting from which to cruise the Danube’s majestic waterways. Her stylish décor and innovative design effortlessly blend sophistication and functionality; with each cabin enjoying state-of-the-art amenities as well as sumptuous sleeping quarters, no modern convenience must be foregone as you nestle into the comfort of your lodgings, while her two lounges, restaurant, spa, fitness centre and sun deck provide ample places to explore as you voyage along the scenic heartland of Europe.


Accommodation

The River Empress comprises 65 cabins, each one awash with dusky blues, clean whites and charming print walls for an ambiance that is at once elegant and inviting. Lush window coverings, indulgently soft Savoir of England beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and a menu of pillow choices make for a supremely restful night’s sleep as you cruise softly through the inky night, while the marble-lined bathrooms exude lavishness with their L’Occitane en Provence toilette products, fresh towels and plush bathrobes. Innovative, state-of-the-art amenities include a flat-screen TV with “infotainment centre”, allowing you to catch up with the news, check the weather forecast or curl up in front of a well-loved film from the intimacy and comfort of your own private quarters.

Higher-category staterooms and suites are beautifully appointed with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass windows to create an enchanting French balcony, bathing the rooms in light and commanding panoramic views of the stunning scenery as you pass some of the finest sights Europe has to offer. Should you be looking to truly immerse yourself in the pinnacle of luxury river cruising, spoil yourself with a deluxe suite booking; each uniquely decorated in signature style, they include such enhanced services as an in-suite butler service, in-room breakfast, fruit and cookie plate, iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine and shoeshine. Suite passengers even enjoy a bottle of wine upon arrival, to get the journey off to a truly glamorous start.


Cuisine & Dining

The ship’s main port of call for dining is the luxurious onboard restaurant, a sumptuous space simply oozing chic with its rich reds, brilliant whites and ornate bejewelled chandelier. Flickering candles and mirrored walls give the setting a softly atmospheric vibe as the night falls, reminiscent almost of a New York supper club with its intimate sophistication: a distinctive, enchanting setting from which to peruse the ship’s dinner menu.

Cuisine aboard the River Empress draws inspiration from the European heartland she cruises through, serving culinary delights steeped in the gastronomic traditions of Alsace, Bavaria and other areas visited by the mighty Danube River. Impeccably prepared and artfully presented, be prepared to sample such delectable dishes as Marseille Boullebaisse, German split pea soup and Black Forest gateau, along with international favourites such as New York strip steak and chicken breast for a wide-ranging menu to entice and satisfy any palate. Made all the richer for its fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, distinguished setting and superb wines, dinner aboard the River Empress is an exquisite affair.


Entertainment

Passengers tend to pass their afternoons on board in a state of peaceful calm; daytime entertainment is subtle and understated, so as not to detract from the tranquil atmosphere reigning over the ship. You may catch a lecture given by a local expert focusing on an element of the local area, be it art, history or even wine, to deepen your understanding of the region and allow you to cast a better-informed eye when you disembark. Or perhaps you would prefer to sip a coffee in the Captain’s Lounge, playing cards and sharing anecdotes with friends old and new – or to indulge in some quality “me time” savouring the sunshine and spectacular 360-degree views afforded to you on the sun deck.

As the evening draws in and dinner service comes to a quiet close, the resident musician is on hand to play popular tunes in the lounge while passengers sample an excellent Riesling, admire the passing city lights and perhaps share a dance or two. You may even catch a performance from a local guest band, playing popular hits until deep into the night as the ship comes alive and shows its party colours.


Spa & Fitness

Greet the day feeling refreshed and re-energised with a yoga class under the blue morning skies on the Sun Deck – or, in more inclement weather, the class is held in the sumptuous lounge before breakfast. Those looking for a more varied workout can head down to the fully-equipped fitness room, fitted with a treadmill, rowing machine, free weights and an elliptical walker to put you through your paces– followed, perhaps, by an indulgent massage or soothing spa treatment at the Serenity River Spa, a calming sanctuary in which to relax and unwind in the throes of true luxury.


Recreation

Onshore excursions

Explore the intricacies and treasures of the fascinating local areas with River Empress’s diverse itinerary of shore excursions. Led by an expert guide hand-picked for their knowledge, engaging manner and superb English, passengers are invited on a series of tours aimed at unearthing the cultural wonders of the surrounding regions. Smoothly executed to go off without a hitch, the individual needs of each and every passenger is taken into account for the tours: gentle walking tours are offered for those who prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace, while complimentary bike hire and Nordic walking sticks cater to those wanting a more active excursion. QuietVox technology means that the guide can communicate with their audience through a lightweight headset, reducing the need to crowd uncomfortably and ensuring that even those standing at the back can hear everything.

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