Sister ship to the River Empress, the boutique hotel-style River Duchess was designed to maximize views of the slowly passing scenery. Panoramic windows surround the single-seating dining room. The Europa Lounge is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and also has a dance floor and bar. Additional gathering places include the Patio Lounge, where there are two e-mail terminals; Club Lounge, which doubles as a library and game room; and the glass-enclosed Sky Lounge. Other amenities include a fitness center and a sauna. All cabins are fitted with beds that can be positioned separately as twins or together as a double bed, a closet, telephone, TV, private bathroom and window.