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Uniworld River Countess: Northern Italy on the Po River
Venice, Florence, Rome, you will cherish the River Countess' exploration of Italy's waterways. Sail with Uniworld's River Countess and Venice will seems spacious and uncrowded and be spoiled and pampered by the expertise and warmth of the crew.
In 2013 and 2014, Travel & Leisure listed River Countess as the cruise industry's top-rated ship for both river and ocean voyages. On a river cruise, you can expect to see the shoreline every day, get off of the ship every day, and enjoy a more comfortable setting with fewer passengers.
Uniworld's signature style of elegance is presented is on display. A large chandelier and leopard-skin circular sofa dominate the lobby, and natural light, fresh flowers and two parallel staircases create a luxurious ambiance. River Countess might be elegant in style, but the dress code is resort casual.
Who will enjoy sailing the River Countess
Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travelers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy. Most of the clientele is English speaking and older.
Where River Countess sails
Home port: Venice, Italy
Destinations: The River Countess sails Northern Italy. Embark from Venice, with destinations including Chioggia (Padua), Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara), and Polesella (Ravenna).
Dining & Entertainment
The restaurant onboard River Countess is lined with picturesque windows to provide a first-hand view of the unfolding scenery. The restaurant features open seating and shines with fine place settings, extravagant locally-inspired cuisine and selections from various other regions. A newly installed pizza oven makes the Italian cuisine complete.
The lounge area features entertainment from local performers and musicians, and lectures and demonstrations will enrich the journey. The sun deck, sky lounge, well-stocked library and game room are also popular locations onboard River Countess. There is also a specialty coffee and tea bar. At each stop along the way, Uniworld River Cruises' provides access to bicycles and walking sticks for passengers to explore the surrounding areas.
Top features on River Countess
Lavishly appointed river view staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets and a menu of pillow options. Staterooms and suites on the Marco Polo Deck have French balconies.
Other amenities include:
- generous built-in closets
- hair dryer
- individual climate-control thermostat
- direct-dial telephone
- infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
- bottled water and a safe
All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including daily fruit and cookie plate, elegant evening snack, robes and slippers, iPod® docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, fully stocked mini bar, bottle of wine upon arrival, in-suite morning coffee and tea service, fully stocked mini-bar, full breakfast menu, free shoe shine and laundry service, Hermés bath products, and one-per-person in-suite well-being treatment.
Marble bathrooms include L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, bathrobes and slippers, and towel warmers.
- Il Castillo Lounge with full-service bar
- Captain's Lounge and Library with full-service bar
- Savoy Restaurant
- Patio Lounge
- Osteria Siena Sky Lounge
- Sun Deck with life-size chessboard and shuffleboard
- Fitness center
- Guest Laundry
- Serenity River Spa
- Free internet and wi-fi access
- 24-hour reception service
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Top highlights on this ship
- Eye the Grand Canal of Venice from your stateroom window
- Tuck into fine Italian cuisine and wines onboard the River Countess
- Verona, Bologna, Padua and Ravenna, explore Northern Italy
Top dining options on board
“Choose this comfortable, nicely-appointed river ship for its good-quality furnishing and itinerary. Amenities include a fitness area, and the cuisine is decent, featuring a healthy choice menu.”