In July of 2012, I experienced a Uniworld River Cruise on board the River Countess. The Rhine Discover itinerary from Nuremberg to Basel is delightful along the Rhine and Main Rivers. River cruising allows you an up close, intimate view of villages and castles to medieval towns and grand cities that are not available on ocean cruise ships. Never wait in long lines to get on/off the ship, never tender to a port and never experience rough water - only smooth and peaceful sailings. The River Countess holds just 134 guests with world-class dining and shore excursions included at each stop. River cruising with Uniworld – you’re going to love the experience!