RIVER BARONESS Ship Review
RIVER BARONESS Overview
Offering an assortment of cruises in and out of Paris, Uniworld Cruises‘ River Baroness is an elegantly appointed river cruiser with a glittering Swarowsky crystal display.
First launched in 1994, she is 361 feet long and 37.5 feet wide. Her 4-foot draft allows her to sail the rivers of Europe virtually undisturbed. She can carry 128 passengers comfortably in 64 staterooms. She is a sister-ship to the equally elegant River Ambassador.
RIVER BARONESS Staterooms & Public Areas
There are three stateroom categories aboard River Baroness. All cabins have river views. Staterooms and suites located on the Normandy Deck now feature French Balconies.
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow choices. Stateroom and suite amenities include: generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe.
Marble bathrooms include: L’Occitane en Provence and Hermés bath and body products, plush towels, bathroom towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers.
River Baroness also sports four brand-new suites, located amidships on Normandy Deck. These feature French Balconies and additional living space, as well as an attractive color scheme. All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; iPod dock; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoeshine; and free laundry service.
The ship was entirely refurbished in 2011, and features wireless internet access throughout, as well as a lounge offering panoramic views, a bar, an elegantly appointed dining room, and a library. All suites will feature extra amenities, such as bottled wine upon arrival, slippers, a daily fruit and cookie plate, laundry service, shoe shine, morning coffee and tea, as well as Continental breakfast.
Out on deck, passengers will find ample space for sunning and sightseeing, as well as a fitness room, spa, and shops. Guests also have the use of complimentary bicycles and Nordic walking sticks while ashore.
River Baroness was named one of the world’s “Top Small Cruise Ships” by readers of Conde Nast Traveller. Her itineraries explore Normandy, Paris and northern France.
Itineraries & Pricing
- 15-day Seine, Saone and Rhone (“Grand France”), Paris to Avignon, from $7,499, balconies from $9,794, Mar-Oct
- 8-day Seine (“Paris & Normandy”), Paris to Paris, from $3,349, balconies from $4,424, Mar-Oct
- 8-day Seine (“Parisian Holiday”), Paris to Paris, from $2,799, balconies from $3,824, Dec
- 22-day Seine, Garonne, Saone and Dordogne (“Ultimate France”), Paris to Avignon, from $10,999, balconies from $15,094, Mar-Oct
River Cruisers Should Know!
- There is no elevator aboard River Baroness, but the ship is equipped with a deck-to-deck wheelchair lift.
- All staterooms aboard River Baroness are fitted with 220 volt, European style two-prong plugs. North American cruisers should bring an adapter, such as the Samsonite Europe Non-Grounded adapter.
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