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Castles along the Rhine 2015 Cruise

15 Nov 2017
River Empress cruises

Currently Sailing
Uniworld River Cruises
River Empress
Departure Date
15 Nov 2017
7 nights
Riverview Balcony Suite

Itinerary and Ports    Show / Hide Port Details

1 Wed 15 Nov 2017 Basel, Switzerland
2 Thu 16 Nov 2017 Breisach, Germany
3 Fri 17 Nov 2017 Strasbourg, France
4 Sat 18 Nov 2017 Speyer, Germany
5 Sun 19 Nov 2017 Rudesheim, Germany
5 Sun 19 Nov 2017 Boppard, Germany
6 Mon 20 Nov 2017 Koblenz, Germany
7 Tue 21 Nov 2017 Cologne, Germany
8 Wed 22 Nov 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Join the River Empress for 7 unforgettable nights on this Castles along the Rhine 2015 Cruise to Europe - Rivers. Your ship starts out from Basel with an itinerary that includes 9 ports in 4 countries before returning to Amsterdam. Your 4 star cruise from Uniworld River Cruises has 1 forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

River Empress Overview

Uniworld's River Empress sails between March and November each year. Take a 7-night cruise from Basel (Switzerland) to Amsterdam on the Rhine River, passing all the famed castles. For the other months Empress sails the Rhine-Main-Danube river system between Budapest and Amsterdam, passing through five countries. These 14- night cruises pass all the Rhine castles and Vienna. These cruises are for those who appreciate history and architecture from Roman times, Medieval towns and castles, connoisseurs of wine, beer and food, and lovers of music. The ship is part of the most luxurious fleet in Europe.


All cabins are outside, comfortable, and maintained by twice-a-day service. All have premium bedding, pillow options, controllable AC, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment, storage, built-in safe, vanity, hair dryer, bathrobes, and compact marble bathroom fitted out with L’Occitane products. Lower deck cabins have a wide head-height window, and middle deck staterooms have a large panoramic window. An elevator services all three interior decks.

Food and Dining

The Restaurant is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and provides open seating. Dining is acclaimed as “best-of-the-best” by observers of the river cruise industry. Breakfasts and lunches are full buffet with an extensive array of hot and cold items, and individually prepared items are available. Menu items change daily, follow the region and season, and include Continental and American preparations. Local and regional specialities are featured. Dinner is open-seating with four courses. Accompanying dinner are fine wines and a selection of beers and soft drinks.


The cruise focus is on exploration and walking tours with local guides. Tour variations continue to expand to meet the requests of guests: you have a choice of five ways to explore, according to your wishes. Travel lectures expand your knowledge of the regions visited, and the Epicurean Adventurer Program enhances your appreciation of local cuisine ashore. Visiting entertainers come on board along the route. A Family-Friendly program is offered during school holiday times.

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What's onboard?

  • Cruise Manager, English speaking
  • French balconies top deck
  • Boutique
  • Gratuities, scheduled airport transfers in fare
  • Main Restaurant
  • Open seating, casual
  • Alfresco dining in lounges
  • Bistro all day
  • All unlimited beverages on board complimentary
  • Coffee & tea bar all day
  • Main Lounge, Bars
  • Sky Lounge
  • Captain’s Lounge & library
  • In-cabin infotainment
  • Lectures, local entertainment
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun deck, shades
  • Deck chess, shuffleboard
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa & sauna
  • On shore program at 3 levels of activity
  • Bicycles, walking sticks, audio headsets free
  • Internet corner
  • Elevator all decks
  • Internet, Wi-Fi access free
  • Laundry room
  • Cabin power 220/110 V

What's included?

  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • Gratuities for all crew & tour guides
  • All main meals on-board
  • Unlimited beverages on board
  • Bottled water in stateroom
  • Specialty coffee, tea, bottled water, juices & snacks 24 hrs
  • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell dinners
  • Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Family programs on selected cruises
  • Cruise manager & all English speaking staff
  • Butler service (Antoinette, Beatrice, Catherine, Maria Theresa)
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Use of bicycles, walking sticks ashore
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi (public areas)

What's excluded?

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Bar expenses & snacks not on regular menu
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry charges (unless self-serve)
  • Phone/facsimile charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Taxes
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes

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