Uniworld is one of the best luxury river cruise line, their standard is high and it’s given a 5* throughout the fleet,
River cruises are very different than ocean cruises mainly due to the size of the vessels due to the fact they have to fit in through rivers and canals, so we’ll never see much variation on these vessels. The facilities on board are limited and mainly provide the service similar to a small boutique hotel, with a nice restaurant on board and soft evening entertainment normally in the lounge.
Uniworld has announced their upgrading program as new super ship class which will be completed by the end of 2021 when the entire European Fleet has been improved.
This doesn’t mean they are going to have the biggest ships or add capacity to their ships. The aim is to have the best luxury river cruise on every river they sail on. The ships to have the first work done are the River Empress, River Duchess, River Princess and the River Queen.
With this in mind we won’t see much change standing outside their ships, Uniworld will be adding additional gourmet restaurants, new Suites and decor to all these vessels making increasing the luxury on board and considerably improving the experience guests have on board by providing the ultra-luxury experience.
All river cruises have different inclusions so it’s always worth double checking especially when comparing prices. Uniworld is one of the most inclusive and can offer a real saving when adding up all of the extra cost items that they are including in the base price of the cruise. Included in your cruise fare is, in-suite butler service, all gratuities, on board dining, exclusive excursions, on board lectures & entertainment and also Wi-Fi. They offer unlimited complimentary beverages onboard, including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, speciality coffee and tea.
Smart casual clothing is the appropriate cruise attire during the day on a Uniworld river cruise. During the evening, at dinner, for example men may wear shirt and trousers and women may wear cocktail dresses or a pantsuit.
I have seen few river ships but Uniworld is my favourite company and will be even more of a hit after the enhancement to their ships