Uniworld Cruises - Great River Cruises

Uniworld—redefining the cruise experience

What makes Uniworld very different from all other cruise lines is the unique partnership we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotels, an award-winning collection of family-run, world-class hotels renowned for its expertise in operating luxury 5-star boutique hotels. Learn More…..






Combining the same professional expertise with decades of outstanding nautical experience sets Uniworld apart from other cruise lines. The synergy shared between the two companies has resulted in unparalleled levels of quality in service and stylish luxury, offering the very finest river cruise experience available for our discerning guests.

In recent years, the renowned Red Carnation Hotels’ design team has personally overseen every detail of our ships, to create stunning, welcoming interiors, as remarkable as the sights you’ll see on your travels with Uniworld. Every aspect of the décor, original artwork, amenities, and thoughtful details is carefully chosen, with much thought and care for our guests’ comfort and needs.

While each Uniworld ship has its own individual style and personality, all of our ships share the same common threads of distinction, elegance and, most of all, warm and caring service of which provides our guests with a uniquely satisfying vacation.

Uniworld, together with Red Carnation Hotels, has totally redefined a new level of river cruising. We call it boutique cruising and we are the only cruise company that offers this experience.    Learn More…..


  • Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick | Best River Cruise Line
  • Performance Media Group | Best River Cruise Line
  • Condé Nast Traveler | Gold List and Top Small Cruise Ships
  • Travel + Leisure’s | World’s Best River Cruises
  • ZAGAT® Cruise Lines Survey | Top Dining and Top Cabins | Uniworld is the only river cruise line recognized in the survey with the best of the best in the cruise industry


  • Over 500 departures | 39 itineraries
  • 12 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers
  • 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, and China


  • An average capacity of just 130 guests
  • The unsurpassed style and elegance of Europe’s most luxurious river cruise ships
  • Luxuriously appointed riverview staterooms—many with marble bathrooms and French balconies, handcrafted Savoir® beds draped in fine linens, flat-screen televisions with satellite, and fine amenitites
  • Bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products and comfy robes
  • Exclusive services and amenities in all suites


  • 98%+ guest service satisfaction rates
  • A ratio of one staff member to every three guests
  • Professionally trained, all English-speaking staff
  • The best onboard and onshore staff in the cruise industry
  • Our very own dedicated European Operations Team, controlling all aspects of product delivery—onboard nautical and hospitality, and all onshore programs
  • Fastidious intenal quality assurance programs along with extensive training for all staff members, along with ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers, to ensure our guests always receive the highest-quality service
  • Meet and greet transfers on arrival and departure days


  • Captivating and always included shore excursions—many exclusive to Uniworld—hosted by English-speaking local guides who use state-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset systems
  • Exclusive services and amenties in all suites
  • Insightful onboard Signature Lectures and onboard local entertainment
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure days


  • All meals onboard included and prepared using the finest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmer’s markets
  • Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer and soft drinks during dinner onboard European ships; bottled water in staterooms; and a 24 hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • Complimentary soft drinks in the restaurant at lunch onboard company-owned ship
  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team
  • A distinctive wine program developed by Red Carnation Hotels’ renowned sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux member hotel
  • A variety of dining experiences: al fresco dining “under the stars” and light-lunch dining—both on the sun deck, Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, early-riser breakfast, and afternoon tea
  • Dine in the only Zagat-rated restaurants on the river
  • Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ on 16 itineraries

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