Explore the world in ultra-luxury with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, the world’s most awarded river cruise line.

With a fleet of 19 elegant vessels, they sail legendary rivers across Europe, Egypt, Southeast Asia, India and South America.

Uniworld offers its ultimate guide in cruising the world's storied waterways.
Explore Europe’s storied waterways with Uniworld Boutique.

Each ship is highly individualised and tailored specifically for its destination. You can expect everything from the décor to the restaurants and artwork to be carefully designed to evoke the character of its river. Additionally, when you step aboard the SS Joi de Vivre in France, you’ll feel as though you’re in an elegant pied-à-terre in Paris. Or on the SS São Gabriel on the Douro River, the design reflects Portugal’s vibrant summary palette, complete with azulejos tilework.

Uniworld ships carry between 100 and 160 passengers in Europe, and between 30 and 80 in the rest of the world. The line’s fleet of Super Ships (identifiable by the SS before their name) are larger and more luxurious. It has grand design elements and indulgent amenities. Moreover, onboard features include indoor heated swimming pools, multiple restaurants, fitness centres, spas and boutique cinemas. Explore your destinations with bicycles and Nordic walking sticks, provided free for all passengers.

The onboard art collection is museum-worthy and many ships feature original works from iconic artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. In addition, Murano glass chandeliers are suspended in the elegant public areas. Genuine antiques have also been painstakingly restored to feature in premium suites.

Once onboard, you won’t have to reach for your wallet. Uniworld’s all-inclusive policy covers all dining, premium beverages (with a few small exceptions), shore excursions in every port, fitness and wellness classes, airport transfers, internet access, and gratuities.

Meanwhile, enjoy themed cruises tailored around topics like art, culture and Jewish heritage, or enjoy the festive Christmas Markets on a holiday cruise. Also, Uniworld is one of the few river cruise lines that actively welcomes families, with special Generations cruises tailored for the whole family. Scheduled during Northern Hemisphere summer holidays, they include additional features like onboard activities, family hosts and special shore excursions.

Uniworld dining

Uniworld claims the only Zagat-rated restaurants on the rivers, with world-class cuisine carefully curated for each vessel. Additionally, the line embraces a ‘farm-to-ship’ policy, customising menus to each destination and utilising fresh produce from the regions you’re sailing through. That means you can enjoy prosciutto de parma and osso bucco while cruising in Italy or feast on gajar shorba and tandoori chicken along the Ganges in India.

Savour culinary excellence with Uniworld Boutique.
Savour culinary excellence with Uniworld Boutique.

Moreover, you’ll find multiple dining venues onboard each ship. They’re themed around the destinations and offering an immersive experience before you even set foot on shore. For example, on the SS Bon Voyage that sails exclusively in France you can dine at classic French bistro La Brasserie. While on the SS Beatrice, which sails the Danube, you can enjoy the cosy Austrian-style eatery Schubert’s.

Furthermore, the line’s all-inclusive policy covers all dining venues (including room service). It also covers premium beverages, so you can sip on fine wines, spirits, cocktails, champagne and more whenever the mood strikes you.

Uniworld staterooms and suites

On a Uniworld ship, you’ll feel as though you are staying in a chic boutique hotel that draws inspiration from the destination, be it France, Egypt or South America. in addition, accommodations range from compact yet stylish staterooms up to indulgent suites offering a host of additional features.

Experience utmost luxury with Uniworld Boutique's top level stateroom.
Experience utmost luxury with Uniworld Boutique’s top level stateroom.

Each stateroom is equipped with a large marble bathroom with a double vanity, stocked with exclusive Asprey toiletries. Also, guests sleep soundly in a signature Savoir bed from the famed London bedmaker known for their luxurious, handcrafted products.

Across the entire Uniworld fleet, no two suites are the same. Each offers a unique layout, handcrafted furnishings, custom fabrics and original artworks. Additionally, they come with a complimentary mini bar, stocked with wine, spirits, snacks and a coffee machine. Most suites have floor-to-ceiling windows that transform into an enclosed glass conservatory or Juliet balcony with the touch of a button. Moreover, suite guests can also enjoy the services of an expertly-trained butler, always on hand to unpack your suitcase, deliver late night room service or help you organise excursions. 

Entertainment and activities onboard Uniworld

Expect relaxed, intimate entertainment on your Uniworld river cruise, like live music in the lounge or informal lectures about the ports you’ll be visiting. On some cruises, local performers may come onboard to showcase their traditional art forms, from an oompah band in Bavaria to water puppets along the Mekong.

Many vessels have a small cinema onboard, with plush chairs, vintage movie posters on the walls and fresh popcorn. Movies are shown throughout the day and in the evenings, and will generally be themed around the destination.

For more active entertainment, wellness is a key focus onboard and there are daily classes to keep you motivated. Join a sunrise yoga session on the top deck, take a turn around the jogging track or try out the equipment in the fitness centre. Then reward yourself with a swim in the heated pool or a treatment in the spa.

Uniworld shore excursions

Uniworld’s extensive program of shore excursions immerse you in the sights, culture and cuisine of each destination. 

Most excursions are included in your cruise fare and are broken into four main categories:

  • Village Day – an in-depth look into the destination and the people who live there.
  • Let’s Go – active excursions like walking, cycling, kayaking and golf.
  • Do As the Locals Do – experience life like a local with unique activities.
  • Nights Out – private after-hours tours of the city’s most popular attractions or nightlife venues.

You can also enjoy private tours of famous landmarks or popular museums, giving you the chance to experience their grandeur without the crowds.

If you’re looking for something extra, the Masterpiece Collection is a range of optional excursions available at an additional cost. Taste cheese with an affineur in Rüdesheim or ride through the streets of Bordeaux in a retro sidecar. Uniworld’s expert team can also help you organise any private experiences you have in mind for a destination.

Uniworld fleet


  • River Duchess
  • River Princess
  • River Queen
  • SS Antoinette
  • SS Beatrice
  • SS Bon Voyage
  • SS Catherine
  • SS Elizabeth (launching 2025)
  • SS Joie de Vivre
  • SS La Venezia
  • SS Maria Theresa
  • SS São Gabriel
  • SS Victoria


  • River Tosca
  • SS Sphinx

Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Mekong Jewel


  • Ganges Voyager II

South America

  • Aria Amazon