The World's First Six-Star River Cruise Line
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A Tradition of Excellence
A Tradition of Excellence
Elegance Crafted Through Design
Elegance Crafted Through Design
A 5-Star Culinary Experience Intertwined with Refinement
A 5-Star Culinary Experience Intertwined with Refinement

Uniworld features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions, world-class cuisine, and personalised hospitality. Uniworld offers river cruises throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

As the world’s only authentic boutique river cruise line, Uniworld is renowned for its one-of-a-kind ships, stylish décor, thoughtful personal touches, welcoming ambiance, superb cuisine, and gracious service.

  • The world’s only authentic boutique cruise line
  • Uniworld’s cabins and dining are ranked among the top three in the world by Zagat Survey®
  • Uniworld is the only river cruise line ranked in the Condé Nast Gold List

Sail with the World’s Only Authentic Boutique Cruise Line and be Treated to:

  • The most luxurious fleet of ships, all of which are uniquely designed and elegantly decorated and appointed with the finest furnishings, inspiring original art, and modern luxuries
  • Award-winning, anticipatory, and distinguished hospitality built on the premise of “no request too large, no detail too small”
  • World-class cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients and outstanding selection of wine

Six-Star Experience:


As a luxury river cruise line, Uniworld handles all aspects of our onboard operations— nautical, hospitality, and culinary. And with the synergy we share with our award-winning sister company Red Carnation Hotels, which has over 50 years of experience owning and operating luxury boutique hotels, we have created the world’s ONLY fleet of floating luxury boutique hotels.


“No request too large, no detail too small” is the credo of the Uniworld staff, who go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for our guests.

Luxurious Ships Uniquely Designed

Uniworld’s one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed river cruise ships are each a work of art, designed to be as unique as our guests, and as inspiring as the destinations we visit.


Uniworld has crafted a culinary experience for the most discerning of palettes to ensure every guest’s dining experience exceeds their expectations. With every meal onboard, guests are treated to a rich selection of complimentary craft and local beers, spirits, and distinctive wines chosen by our acclaimed sommeliers.


Uniworld offers more European itineraries than any other river cruise line, and more options for guests to personalize their Uniworld river cruise with innovative onshore programs, including “Choice Is Yours,” “Go Active,” and “Gentle Walking” options.

Truly All Inclusive River Cruising

Uniworld’s true all-inclusive 2014 European river cruises are perfectly planned to create the ultimate, stress-free, luxury river cruise experience.

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For those guests who have traveled with us before - what was your favorite part of your experience that you most recommend to those traveling with us for the first time? It can be itinerary-specific or general, and we can't wait to hear your favorites!
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Happy 300th birthday to Maria Theresa, born on this day in 1717. As Holy Roman Empress, German Queen and Archduchess of Austria and ruler of the Habsburg dominions (the only female to do so), she oversaw and governed the lands of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma.

Today, Uniworld honors her life and legacy with our Super Ship named for her, which sails through the land that she once ruled.

To learn more about the S.S. Maria Theresa, and how our ship honors this extraordinary woman, please visit www.uniworld.com/ships/ss-maria-theresa/
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Each of our ships is a work of art on water and completely unique, from furniture, artwork and antiques to a completely bespoke design scheme.

Inspired by the beauty, colors and intricate detail of the destinations you’ll visit on your voyage, each ship speaks to the unique elements of your experience. Take the S.S. Antoinette, fashioned after Marie Antoinette’s 18th-century Chateau de Versailles; the S.S. Maria Theresa, which some have described as a floating baroque Viennese palace; or the brand-new S.S. Joie de Vivre, inspired by 20th-century Paris. Your ship is a destination in and of itself, with hidden elements and artful refinements waiting to be explored in every room.

Learn more about each ship, and choose your preferred way to #ExploreUniworld: www.uniworld.com
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Guy Young, President & CEO

“Uniworld’s Six-Star Experience represents our core value; delivering the highest standards of excellence in luxury river cruising. A Uniworld experience is more then just sailing from one destination to the next, its about a culture of service and luxury that can only be found when you are truly driven by service.”