UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruises

Uniworld—the world’s best and most awarded luxury river cruise line—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Asia and Peru. Our fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 120 guests, one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and the highest degree of all-inclusive benefits on the rivers.

The Highest Standards in Luxury River Cruising

In 2004, Uniworld was acquired by The Travel Corporation (TTC), a highly successful international travel group founded by Stanley Tollman. TTC has 40 top brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Contiki, as well as Red Carnation Hotels, a renowned collection of four- and five-star luxury properties.

Combining the tour planning and hotel management expertise of TTC’s sister companies with Uniworld’s decades of superior nautical experience has created an entirely new category of luxury river cruising. Together, we’ve made major investments in our ships, crew, and staff, with an eye towards providing guests with all the elements of an unforgettable experience: Outstanding Service; The Most All-Inclusive Amenities; One-of-a-Kind Ships; Carefully Curated Experiences; Culinary Excellence; Wellness and a Commitment to Sustainability.

The Boutique Experience, Onboard & Onshore

The guiding visionary behind our boutique philosophy is Beatrice “Bea” Tollman, founder of Red Carnation Hotels. Bea was named Hotelier of the Year at the European Hospitality Awards in 2012 and was inducted into The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2019.

Bea and her creative team amplify the definition of boutique luxury with every new and updated ship. Our river cruises allow guests to travel from one exciting destination to the next aboard a stylish floating hotel with chic lounges, panoramic restaurants, sumptuous cuisine, exquisite antiques, original art and luxurious riverview staterooms and suites. Meticulous attention to detail is readily apparent on every company-designed ship, including Uniworld’s 10 stunning Super Ships—the S.S. Antoinette, S.S. Beatrice, and S.S. Maria Theresa in Central Europe; the S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Bon Voyage in France; the S.S. La Venezia in Italy; the S.S. São Gabriel in Portugal; the S.S. Sphinx in Egypt and the Mekong Jewel in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Gracious and Attentive Service

Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” Uniworld employs a dedicated crew, professionally trained to the highest standards of service, so guests never have to worry about being well taken care of during their journeys.

Note: Beverage policy varies in Russia, Asia, India, Egypt and Peru.

UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruises' Ships

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A passion for sustainable tourism and a penchant for giving back.

Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible. We focus on making a positive impact and advocating for environmental, social and economic responsibility with the help of our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation. Founded in 2008 by our parent company, The Travel Corporation, our collective mission is to safeguard people, wildlife and the planet for generations to come and to #MakeTravelMatter.

1369 Cruises · 19 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Danube
  • Rhine
  • Rhone/Saone
  • N Europe
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Main
  • Douro
  • Mediterranean
  • Po
  • Rhine/Danube
  • Nile
  • Ganges
  • Seine
  • Gironde/Garonne
  • Mekong
  • Amazon

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Reasons to Book

Smaller Ships, Fewer Guests

Uniworld ships have an average capacity of just 120 passengers, which means you get to enjoy an intimate onboard atmosphere and unmatched service, with a crew-to-passenger ratio of 1 to 2.3.

The Safest Way to Cruise

By nature, sailing on the rivers means constant proximity to land and shoreside resources—and, by extension, the ability to stop the ship and disembark at any time, if necessary.

Truly Immersive

Never restricted to coastal towns and ocean-liner ports, river cruise ships can take you to the heart of your destinations and dock in the center of town, so you can step right off the ship and start exploring.

A Room with a View

Forget about indoor cabins. When river cruising, every room has a view. Relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery as you sail to your next destination.

No Lines or Crowds

Unlike on an ocean cruise, you won’t have to deal with wait times for embarking or disembarking. And on tours, our guides can bring you right past the long tourist lines at popular museums and attractions.

The Freshest Ingredients

Our five-star farm-to-table onboard dining is regionally inspired and prepared with only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally at every port.

The Most All-Inclusive

With Uniworld, you can expect luxurious in-room amenities, free-flowing premium wines, beer and spirits, five-star farm-to-table dining onboard, multiple options for daily excursions, onboard entertainment and much more—all the highest quality, all carefully crafted for the ultimate travel experience and all included in the price of your trip.

Floating Boutique Hotels

Our team’s passion for design lends Uniworld ships their signature attention to detail and Tiny Noticeable Touches. Each one-of-a-kind ship in our fleet is artfully designed to be an extension of the destinations they sail through. With custom fabrics, unique color palettes and original works by renowned artists, no two ships—or even suites for that matter—are alike.

Outstanding Service

Uniworld boasts one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the industry, 1 to 2.3, which means personalized attention from a crew trained to the highest standards in the hospitality industry. Service comes from the heart with our passionate team, which lives by the motto “no request is too large, no detail is too small.”

The Highest Health Standards

The health and well-being of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern. You can rest assured that we have put numerous new measures in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols, including the introduction of innovative, non-toxic cleaning solutions as well as hand sanitizer stations throughout each and every ship.

Members Club

River Heritage Club

An outstanding loyalty program for our exceptional guests.

After your first Uniworld cruise, you will be automatically enrolled in our River Heritage Club loyalty program and begin receiving benefits, savings and rewards reserved exclusively for our loyal guests.


An exclusive WELCOME GIFT to commemorate your membership.

  • Dedicated PHONE NUMBER.
  • Complimentary IN-ROOM FRUIT PLATTER waiting onboard for you upon arrival.
  • Earn credit toward your next cruise with our REFERRAL PROGRAM.
  • PRIORITY NOTIFICATION on new cruises and programs.
  • Complimentary LAUNDRY service.
  • Join the Captain for a members-only COCKTAIL PARTY onboard.
  • Receive EXCLUSIVE TTC LOYALTY SAVINGS of 5% on select trips across our family of more than 40 award-winning brands.

Note: Onboard amenities listed above are available on Uniworld company-owned ships. Amenities may differ on ships that operate in Egypt, India, Peru, Portugal, and Vietnam/Cambodia.

* River Heritage Club savings and amenities are available to guests after completing their first Uniworld cruise. Exclusive savings are based on the cruise or cruise/tour-only price (including any upgrades and single supplement) after other cash discounts are applied. Savings are combinable with all current Uniworld promotions. Restrictions may apply.

** One complimentary laundry service is available per River Heritage Club member, per cruise.