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Uniworld Queen Isabel Outside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Uniworld Queen Isabel disappoints

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love2read
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


First cruise of the season

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hulter
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 did have a problem with a lack of hot water. cold showers were not pleasant. The water problem did seem to get better later in the cruise, but only for short showers. Food service ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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

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lhoward2018
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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. Flying into Lisbon and having 3 days to explore the Portuguese capital city and acclimate to the time change was very well-planned. The Corinthia Hotel was outstanding and their included ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Missed Experience

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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

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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


Pleasant enough

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Stormy1984
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 Thurs night. Fri was city tour in am and on own in PM (too few picked extra cost optional). Sat was on own or optional extra cost guided tour. Sun transforms to visit with stop at ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window

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Beautiful River, Fine Cruise, Great Country

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philw1776
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 Museum for our spare time. Outstanding art collection including masters Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, etc. Next day we opted for an optional tour to the National Palace, Sintra and another ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Smelly room, terrible customer service

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SSBeliever
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

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 there. The crew confirmed this to be true. The terrible hotel director Andre (who seems to have a chip on his shoulder that he isn’t using his law degree) refused to acknowledge or ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Disappointing

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Riverdog2010
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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


Uniworld organisation

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Maggie 75
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 marvellous and the drinks well chosen and plentiful I like having a a served evening meal The food was fresh and we had some lovely Portuguese dishes The small venues we visited were ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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