River Beatrice in Budapest
River Beatrice in Budapest / Uniworld River Cruises
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Restaurant
Restaurant / Uniworld River Cruises
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Category 1 Stateroom
Category 1 Stateroom / Uniworld River Cruises
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Lounge
Lounge / Uniworld River Cruises
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Reception Desk
Reception Desk / Uniworld River Cruises
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Category 2 Stateroom
Category 2 Stateroom / Uniworld River Cruises
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Chess on the Sundeck
Chess on the Sundeck / Uniworld River Cruises
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River Beatrice
Our Ship Review
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Cruise Line
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Uniworld's 156-passenger River Beatrice launched in 2009, and is shorter than the line's newer Super Ships. While it lacks the "wow-factor" of those vessels (instead of an indoor swimming pool, for example, River Beatrice has a comfortable library and lounge), the airy staterooms and expansive sundeck provide a grand home-away-from-home setting for cruising the Danube River.

What We Love

Complimentary Guest Laundry: A passenger laundry room might seem a small feature for some cruise guests, but it's a rarity on river ships. For people traveling with less luggage these days, it's a marvelous benefit.

All-Inclusive Pricing: Don't worry about paying extra for specialty dining, shore excursions, drinks, airport transfers, tips, and Wi-Fi. All of these are included on the River Beatrice.

Best Known For

The Luxe Factor: Everything from the furniture to the linens in the staterooms to the art in the common areas of River Beatrice has an elegant feel. Even the loungers on the sundeck are some of the plushest we've seen.

Who It's Best For

Sophisticated Travelers: The River Beatrice is an opulent ship best suited for couples nearing retirement age or older who expect and appreciate ornate surroundings and an all-inclusive experience.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

There's a Fancy Factor: The River Beatrice looks much like a palatial French country home. The decor is gorgeous, but it may be too formal for some guests seeking more laid-back surroundings and a casual cruise experience.

Linda Garrison
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger
Georgia-based Linda Garrison has been writing about cruises for About.com for 16 years. During that time, she has visited on a wide variety of cruise ships, ranging from eight-passenger sailboats to mega-ships that rival resorts for their activities and amenities.