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Uniworld Queen Isabel Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Douro River
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Missed Experience

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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EatLobster

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 totally different venue....the makeup of the Seine vs the Douro but a lot of it was just a poorly orchestrated itinerary. As I’m sure you’re aware, unlike the Seine, the river boats can’t ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Our first river cruise

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Bizeb

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 contacted our Agent as well as Uniworld and were assured that all our concerns had been addressed and that Uniworld had trained the Portuguese crew and that it was not their ship but ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Disappointing

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Riverdog2010

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 free/shopping time, and the meals were below the standard that we had come to expect. There was an emphasis on Portuguese food, but it was not planned with an appropriate consideration for the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Disappointing Duoro River Cruise with Uniworld

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Weegie123

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 beautiful trip. Porto and the adjoining cities are charming. The Yeatman Hotel is over the top! The city excursion guided by Uniworld was very good. Our guide was knowledgeable and ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony


Problems with this cruise

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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scello

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We have traveled with Uniworld several times in the past and had always had wonderful experiences. This trip was not wonderful. I knew that this ship was leased by Uniworld but did not realize how much difference that would make. The worst time was when a group of 8 of us arrived at the designated meeting spot in Salamanca, Spain only to find that there was no Uniworld rep there to meet us. ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


River cruise with no cruising!

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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P and A from Leeds

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Lisbon with Uniworld and nothing was mentioned about not being able to cruise just that we were getting on the ship further down. We were then told we wouldn't be cruising the river. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Disappointing

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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hg29

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 trip but this was not the case. The actual cruising time is only four nights. I don't think we needed two nights in Porto before sailing. We certainly did not need two nights at a place ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Nothing Luxury about this Luxury Tour

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Lewes33

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We heard so much about how wonderful Uniworld is...Well not on this trip We came to find out that Uniworld doesn't operate this tour..they lease it out. The first thing they should do is get their name off of it What a disappointment....the service was bad, particularly the dining room,. Our waiter told us we should have gone on Viking, as they are better. Perhaps he is right. There was no ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


LOVELY DOURO; DISAPPOINTING UNIWORLD

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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linda888

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

After spending 2 days in Lisbon we were taken by coach to the Queen Isabel, stopping for a buffet lunch at an hotel along the way. After a short wait in the lounge with a welcoming drink we went to our cabins where our luggage was waiting for us. We had opted for a Junior suite cabin on the third floor which featured a small balcony. Room was nicely decorated with an adequate bathroom and includes ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Balcony


Very disappointed

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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I am telling u

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We saw this cruise advertised and thought it rather expensive but advertised as 5 star luxury so went ahead and booked a cat 2 cabin. I cannot call it a stateroom as there was nothing stately about it, ok so it had a hairdryer and a huge shoehorn but little else - no fridge or minibar, no tea/coffee making facilities (had to queue in corridor one floor up to use machine for early morning ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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