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River Countess Cruise Review to Europe

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2006
Ship: River Countess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The Uniworld River Countress was a first class ship with lovely interiors and quite spacious even though it was holding 136 passengers.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was excellent and had a bend of local dishes from Hungary and Austria. The soups were exceptional as well.


5 out of 5
Bringing in local groups from Bratislavia for 2 nights showed the quality of talent in the area. We also got to experience local restaurants in Budapest and enjoy musical groups as well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone assisted us and made the cruise excellent in spite of not leaving the dock. The Cruise Director did on Outstanding job in rearranging the trip to make buses available for longer trips and even a 5 star hotel in Budapest.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were on lower floor, which stayed quite cool, due to being below water level.

Pros: So much beautiful architecture in Vienna, Melk, Budapest and Bratislavia

Cons: Our inability to leave the port, but fully understand the flooding on the Danube and its implications

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