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Uniworld Queen Isabel Cruise Reviews

Uniworld
Queen Isabel
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Departure Port

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Excellent

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Very Good

7

Average

13

Poor

7

Terrible

3

Cruise type

52 Uniworld Queen Isabel Cruise Reviews


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love2read

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Uniworld Queen Isabel disappoints

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I have sailed with Uniworld twice before and with Viking a few times. I chose this sailing because of the beauty of Portugal and the friendliness of its people. Although the scenery was lovely, people do need to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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hulter

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

First cruise of the season

Overall excellent service. Boarding was very smooth. we were the first to board. Rooms were smaller than other Uniworld boats. We were on the lower level. this boat had a wider wall than other boats. The boat ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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lhoward2018

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Riverboat Cruise, Wonderful Experience, Great Food, Excellent Ship Staff!!

We were traveling with a group of friends on a trip organized by a local vineyard wine club, of which we are members. This was our first European adventure and our first riverboat cruise, so we were very excited. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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EatLobster

9 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Missed Experience

We managed to have a nice time but upon further reflection, I’d have to say it didn’t meet our expectations and couldn’t compare to our experience with AMA and the Normandy trip. Some of that is driven by the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Fostersmith

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

We have cruised with Uniworld two other times on the Danube mostly with some time on the Main River This cruise was quiet with only a limited number of excursions compared to the other cruises we took with ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Ken2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overrated

Just completed the Douro River Cruise. Would not recommend based on level of service, weak excursions and nightly double and triple parked boats at the respective docks. Fuel smell, noise and overall commotion was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Bizeb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our first river cruise

We chose this cruise based on recommendations of American Express platinum travel services and reviews. Prior to leaving we had reservations as we had read some not so great reviews on the ship and service .We ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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philw1776

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Beautiful River, Fine Cruise, Great Country

Have taken several European river cruises but had never been to Portugal or on Uniworld. Trip started on land in Lisbon. The Corinthia Hotel was excellent. Our U host recommended a walk to tour the Gulbenkian ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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nancygail

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Another Great Uniworld Adventure

We chose the Uniworld tour on the Douro River in Portugal because we were looking for another adventure with Uniworld. Three years ago we did a river cruise with Uniworld in France and greatly enjoyed it. When we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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P and A from Leeds

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

River cruise with no cruising!

We choose Uniworld for our first river cruise as it is supposed to be I boutique ship.The ship the Queen Isabel wasn't in Porto as planned when we got on as the river was too high. We had already spent 3 days in ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Stormy1984

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasant enough

Started Wed June 13 in Lisboa. Met at airport and transferred and given handout for restaurants etc around hotel. Site representative and most folks start the next day. We visited the zoo on Thurs. Briefing was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SSBeliever

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Smelly room, terrible customer service

I am a three-time Uniworld cruiser and have been on about a dozen river/ocean cruises and never have I had a more terrible experience than this one. On the first day, my cabin smelled like something had died in ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Weegie123

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Duoro River Cruise with Uniworld

To celebrate my 70th birthday my husband and I went all out and booked first class air flights, 5 star hotels and a suite (318) on the Uniworld Queen Isabel for a Douro River cruise. This is an amazingly ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Maggie 75

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Uniworld organisation

I traveled on SS Catherina last year and the Standard of the Isabella is not of a similar quality However the boat was comfortable the food was good with a couple of outstanding dishes The staff were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Riverdog2010

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was out 5th cruise with Uniworld and the previous 4 were great. We were looking forward to seeing Portugal with same quality. Unfortunately, we were disapppomted. Many of the tours Included excessive ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ohanachan

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise for a Luxury Cruise Line

This was my fifth European river cruise (first on Uniworld, the others on Avalon). Uniworld is marketed as a Six Star Luxury river cruise line. We decided to give them a try. Portugal was a destination on our list ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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lindaberry

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

From start to finish this cruise was amazing, how anyone can complain is beyond me. The staff is all areas were very friendly and helpful especially the bar staff Jose and Riocardo who remembered each night what we ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Polarismd

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A fabulous week

This was the second to last cruise of the year. Things ran smoothly, and the crew were a well-oiled machine. They were faultless, professionalism and enthusiasm were apparent. We felt cared for. Food was to a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Gloria!!

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing-- not luxury

Wanted to see the Douro River and Portugal. Chose this ship because it was small and reviews were good. It was lacking in many things: bathroom had black mold and smelled. Ship needs renovation. Even smelled ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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RodCunich

1 Review Written

Douro Valley in luxury

We have travelled with Uniworld on other cruises and had found them very good. The Douro Valley was on our 'must do' list. Both the cruise and the ship exceeded expectations. Although the usual things ( ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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hg29

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

My brother has done several river cruises with UNIWORLD and has always spoke highly of those experiences. We decided to join him and his wife on the Douro River cruise on board Queen Isabel. I expected a five star ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Judydo

1 Review Written

Amazing Portugal

I chose this cruise because I've always wanted to explore Portugal. Uniworld offered waived single supplements & I and several of my friends decided on this trip. From the moment we arrived in Lisbon to the day we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ricksworld

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Terrific time in every respect

We were invited to go with a group. My wife had always wanted to go on a river Cruise. People had recommended Uniworld and the Duoro river cruise to us. It was a beautiful voyage to a unique place. I would have ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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tpmedia

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

JUST SIMPLY SUPERB

Uniworld was recommended by our travel professional and from online reviews, we could only surmise that Uniworld knows how to do a river cruise. And guess what? The recommendations were spot on! The Queen ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Cdr. Jay de Sibour

1 Review Written

Lisbon and Douro River Cruise

We were surprising my wife's sister and her friend. We had planned the trip for six months ane were able to keep it a secret until we caught up with the at the hotel in Lisbon. We were surprised to find the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Queen Isabel Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.7
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment3.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.02.9
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment1.03.4
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.5
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