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Uniworld Queen Isabel Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Porto Portugal
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Douro River
Douro River Landscape
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Uniworld Queen Isabel disappoints

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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love2read

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 understand that the regulations on the Douro only allow for sailing during daylight hours. This means very limited time in port and a lot of time on the ship. Also, except for Porto, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Overrated

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Ken2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 distracting from the expected advertised trip. Over paid and will not recommend nor return based on a total lack of interest from Uniworld. We paid for balcony and were at times less ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Disappointing-- not luxury

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Gloria!!

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 like diesel fuel at times. Front desk was unfriendly and unhelpful. Food was hit and miss -- some meals weren't even hot! Had two very disappointing dinners -- the dining room staff ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Extremely disappointed in Uniworld

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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ccusa

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose Uniworld based on their reputation as a 5 or 6 star line. of the 13 day cruise from Lisbon to Madrid, we were on the ship 8 nights and the other nights in very nice hotels. The overall experience was good, worst part of the cruise was on the ship. They were VERY understaffed and they kept saying the air conditioning was being fixed, however it NEVR worked the entire time!! ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


As a travel agent, I returned my commission to my clients after this cruise...

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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Ggoldie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Extensive Review of Uniworld cruise… Very Disappointing!!! We expected a 10 but experienced a five. September 2016 Douro River Cruise Beware…this is not a Uniworld product. The ship and crew are leased from Douro Azul River Cruise Lines, according to the ship hotel manager who was one of only two Uniworld employees on board. Both of the Uniworld managers had only been on the ship since the ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Douro River Cruise

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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lkaas

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

This was our first river cruise, after many hours of research of different river cruise ships, we chose UniWorld due to so many great reviews. We are well traveled seniors, having visted over 40 countries the past 10 years. Disappointment with this cruise and cruise line would be a vast understatement. The Queen Isabel is a leashed ship, and falls short of meeting the high standards and ...
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Sail Date: June 2014


Douro River Disaster

Review for Queen Isabel to Europe - River Cruise

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gregstravels

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I just returned from our fourth Uniworld trip in the past two years and we have our fifth Uniworld trip already booked for this September. We have become frequent and loyal Uniworld customers because of the extraordinary quality, service, and care we have experienced on earlier trips. This cruise on the Douro River was a different story entirely. This is not a Uniworld-owned ship--a ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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