Uniworld River Cruise
Recently named the “Best Cruise Line” in Los Angeles Times' 2012 Readers Choice Awards, the boutique river collection of luxury cruises has a world of options. Also named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and consistently placing on the Platinum Circle and Reader’s Choice awards, Uniworld cruises 13 rivers in 20 countries around the globe; the ships can be found throughout Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia offering top-notch service and accommodations.
By Chad Chisholm
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River Baroness in Paris
The newly remodeled River Baroness boutique cruise ship holds up to 120 guests as luxury cruise seekers drift by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre Museum. Lavish riverview stateroom and Normandy Deck suites complete with French balconies will have cruise-goers saying “Bonjour!” in no time.
River Tosca Sun Deck in Egypt
Cleopatra would be green with envy at the River Tosca ship. Carrying 82 passengers, Egyptian cotton could not be closer to home than on the Nile River. From onboard massages to relaxing by the pool, River Tosca redefines luxury boutique cruising.
Century Legend Indoor Pool
Drifting down the Yangtze River, Century Legend is a new state-of-the-art ship. The all-suite vessel holds up to 398 guests and there are two Presidential Suites on board that are over 1,000 square feet. With a private balcony on each room, bath tubs in each room and signature Uniworld amenities, the VIP benefits seemingly never end.
River Royale in France
With the scents from the onboard L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products wafting through the room, guests will feel they have stepped aboard a French dream. The Renoir Lounge, complete with bar and dance floor, alongside fellow artist-inspired Cezanne Restaurant make for a memorable cruise.
Douro Spirit Sun Deck
This brand new cruise ship joins the fleet hosting up to 124 guests in its sleek interiors and on the beautiful sun decks. Complete with Serenity River Spa, main lounge and bar, restaurant, and sun deck with small swimming pool, the Douro Spirit brings to life all that luxury boutique river cruising is all about.
River Princess in Germany
Hedging on “Queen” status, the River Princess is a stunning ship. Recently remodeled in 2011, the dazzling interiors compliment the breathtaking scenery seen from aboard. From the Captain’s Lounge and library to the sky lounge and fitness center, the River Princess is a special treat within the fleet.
River Ambassador Chef
Sailing on a number of routes, including the Treasure of Prague, the Rhine & Main, Danube Discovery and Grand European Discovery, the River Ambassador is just that. Guests enjoy everything from complimentary bicycles to free internet and WiFi access while experiencing several areas of Europe.
River Duchess Lounge
Elegant as her name, the River Duchess is home to accommodations of up to 134. With a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, cruise goers can also enjoy a daily fruit and cookie plate and an evening amuse-bouche. From the Tulips and Windmills cruise to the European Serenade, the River Duchess is a graceful and sophisticated ship choice.
River Saigon in Vietnam
The newest and more intimate ship on the Mekong River, River Saigon incorporates a beautiful handcrafted colonial style. With only 30 deluxe rooms, the spacious sundeck and panoramic restaurant are a wonderful way to enjoy Indochina in a comfortable, 60-passenger limit, river cruise setting.