Douro River Cruise: Queen Isabel Cruise Review by cole
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Douro River Cruise
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Porto (Leixoes)
Uniworld is "all inclusive" and they mean what they say. You are not charged for any alcohol you order during the day, for lunch or for dinner. After dinner, when you go to the lounge to listen to the music, they meet you at the door with a nice glass of Port.
If there are any negatives to speak of - the small cabins would be one (but again that is due to the size of the locks). We had a "French Balcony" which is not a "French Balcony" but a patio door. The dining room in the evenings when everyone is having dinner is extremely noisy due to the low ceilings. Breakfast and lunch buffets were very good with many choices, but the evening meals did not live up to Uniworld's standards. Plus one evening after a long day of touring - the meal was another buffet. Our opinion is that all evening meals should be sit down meals.
The Douro is now our new favorite river in Europe. Portugal is beautiful, the people are lovely and we would highly recommend this river cruise. Our thoughts were that after the word gets out - this itinerary will be high on everyone's Bucket List.
This is our 4th river cruise and second one with Uniworld.
Cabin review: Category 1216
Even though it was indicated to have a French Balcony, it actually only had a patio door. The cabin was very small, but the ship was small due to the narrow locks that it had to pass through.