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Uniworld Queen Isabel disappoints

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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


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


Overrated

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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


Another Great Uniworld Adventure

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nancygail

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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 chose this adventure we knew very little about Portugal. Our cruise started in Lisbon and this included not only a guided tour of Lisbon but also a day trip to Sintra and Queluz, two ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


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


Disappointing

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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


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


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