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Uniworld Queen Isabel River Cruises Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Douro River
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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


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

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


Relaxing cruise

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Fostersmith

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Uniworld Embarkation and disembarks was smooth and very nice The layout of the boat was fine but the « fitness « room was so tiny and crowded that I was lucky no one ever wanted to use ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


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


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


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


Pleasant enough

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Stormy1984

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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

Traveled with children


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


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