Uniworld's River Empress isn't the newest vessel on the Danube. She was built in 2002 and refurbished in 2005. There are no balconies gracing the 63 double cabins and four suites. Cabin sizes are … [Read more...] about Getting To Know River Empress
Of all the jobs in the world, surely Rudolph van der Meulen's must be among the best. His job, as instructed by his bosses, is to cruise on a river boat and simply to do this: nothing. While most … [Read more...] about When Rudy Does Nothing, You Can Count On A Great Cruise
My river cruise has turned into a cycling tour. Each day during this journey up the Danube on Uniworld's River Empress, I have had the opportunity to straddle a saddle and pedal along the river — or … [Read more...] about Pedaling Along The Danube
If the lousy exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro has you thinking twice about traveling to Europe, you may want to think again. And this time, think river cruising. On a river … [Read more...] about Putting Off Europe?
"Attention ladies and gentlemen. We are approaching a very low bridge, and we kindly ask that you vacate the Sun Deck until we have passed." Welcome to river cruising in Europe, where the … [Read more...] about Europe’s Floating Hotels