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  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-pool-attendant - Guests of Uniworld's Queen Isabel can take adVartage of the attentive service while relaxing poolside during the journey along the endlessly scenic Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain.
  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-sun-deck-lounge - Take in the sights of the Douro River while soaking up the sun on the deck of Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • queen-isabel-on-deck.jpg - Take in views of centuries-old landmarks during your Douro River cruise on Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • Queen-isabel-sun-deck-pool.jpg - Take a dip in the pool on the sun deck of Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • queen-isabel-dining.jpg - The main dining room of Queen Isabel, which sails Portugal's Douro River.
  • Uniword-Queen-Isabel-stateroom - The comfortable staterooms aboard Uniworld's cruise ship Queen Isabel offer the luxury of space and uninterrupted views of the passing landscapes.
  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-suite-service - You'll appreciate the high-class in-suite service as you make your Mediterranean voyage on board Uniworld's cruise ship the Queen Isabel.
  • queen-isabel-category4-stateroom.jpg - Cruise Portugal's Douro River then relax in style in a category 4 stateroom aboard Queen Isabel.
  • queen-isabel-uniworld.jpg - Queen Isabel from Uniworld sails the Douro River of Portugal and Spain.
  • Uniword-Queen-Isabel-stateroom - The comfortable staterooms aboard Uniworld's cruise ship Queen Isabel offer the luxury of space and uninterrupted views of the passing landscapes.
  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-Douro-River - Guests will marvel at majestic scenery as Uniworld's Queen Isabel makes her journey along the serene Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain.
  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-sun-deck-lounge - Take in the sights of the Douro River while soaking up the sun on the deck of Uniworld's Queen Isabel.
  • douro-river-greenery.jpg - Greenery along the pastoral banks of the Douro River in Portugal.
  • douro-river-pinhao-countryside-1.jpg - See the bucolic river town of Pinhao, Portugal, on a Uniworld cruise.
  • douro-river-portugal.jpg - Irrigated fields along the bucolic banks of the Douro River in Portugal.
  • douro-river-valley.jpg - The Douro River Valley of Portugal is becoming a top destination for wine-tasting cruises.
  • douro-spirit-side.jpg - A view of the Douro River during a Queen Isabel sailing by Uniworld.
  • queen-isabel-exterior.jpg - Uniworld's Queen Isabel passes beneath a bridge on the Douro River.
  • queen-isabel-on-douro-river.jpg - Uniworld's Queen Isabel sails through irrigated farmland on the scenic Douro River in Portugal.
  • Portugal-Douro-bridge - A Douro River bridge near terraced hillsides in Portugal.
  • Portugal-Porto-muro - Muro dos Bacalhoeiros, a historic block in Porto, Portugal
  • Spain-Salamanca-cathedral - The New Cathedral, one of two major cathedrals in Salamanca, Spain, dates from the 16th century. See it on a cruise on the Douro River.
  • Portugal-Douro-Tua - Scenic Tua is part of the upper Douro wine region of Portugal.
  • Portugal-Miranda-do-Douro - A view of Miranda do Douro (Portugal) from the Douro Natural Park straddling the border between Spain and Portugal.
  • Uniworld-Queen-Isabel-Douro-River - Guests will marvel at majestic scenery as Uniworld's Queen Isabel makes her journey along the serene Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain.
  • portugal-group-wine-tasting-enoteca-avessada.jpg - Stop and enjoy a wine tasting at Enoteca - Quinta da Avessada in Portugal during a Uniworld river cruise.
  • Portugal-Porto-tram - The trams in Porto, Portugal, run along the shores of the Douro River.
  • Portugal-Porto-Ponte-Dom-Luis - Ponte Dom Luis I was built in 1886, crossing the River Douro in Porto, Portugal.
  • Portugal-Porto-church - The Igreja de Santo Ildefonso is an 18th-century church in Porto, Portugal, near Batalha Square. 

Uniworld Queen Isabel: Douro River dreams

Have you sailed on Queen Isabel? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Queen Isabel, launched by Uniworld in March 2013, features a more classic style than other ships in Europe. The 118-passenger ship, named after Portugal's Queen Isabel, sails down the Douro River, where cruise passengers can watch the picturesque Portuguese countryside float by, as they sip on complimentary wines and spirits. In fact, the fares are all-inclusive and cover food and drink, as well as onboard entertainment and the tours in each town. 

Guests can choose from two cruise itineraries: the 11-day Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley cruise and the 13-day Jewels of Spain, Portugal & The Douro River cruise. Both itineraries are full of rich experiences, as cruise passengers visit world-class cities. For instance, guests will visit the Douro Valley, where wine enthusiasts can sip on some delicious wines. They will also visit Salamanca, "The Golden City," where Columbus planned his voyage.

Where Queen Isabel sails

Home port: Porto, Portugal

Destinations: The Uniworld Queen Isabel sails the Douro River of Portugal. Start your cruise in Porto to Lixa, Castelo Rodrigo and end the cruise in Vega de Terrón on the Spanish border.

Ratings & awards

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  • Best New Ship (River Cruise), TravelAge West Editor's Picks (2014)

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Dining

All meals on board are served in the main dining room and are prepared using fresh ingredients from the local area. All beverages on board are complimentary, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, coffee, tea and mineral water.

Entertainment

There are several public areas on board for cruise passengers to enjoy. You can relax in the Serenity River Spa. You can stay fit by swimming in the pool on the Sun Deck or taking advantage of the onboard fitness center. A boutique is also available to passengers, as well as free internet and wi-fi access. Guests will also get a glimpse of local culture with the  live entertainment on board.

Guests of Uniworld's Queen Isabel can take adVartage of the attentive service while relaxing poolside during the journey along the endlessly scenic Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain.
Courtesy of Uniworld River CruisesGuests of Uniworld's Queen Isabel can take advantage of the attentive service while relaxing poolside during the journey along the endlessly scenic Douro River Valley in Portugal and Spain.

Activities

Cultural enrichment, including a signature lecture about the area, is available on board for each cruise itinerary. A choice of tours is also offered in each destination, and is included in the fares. Guests can take a tour of Lisbon, where they will visit Belem Tower and Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a monument to one of Portugal's great explorers. Guests will also visit the 12th-century walled village of Castelo Rodrivo (one of the 12 historic villages of Portugal).

Staterooms

Beautifully appointed river-view staterooms, junior suites, and suites have full balconies on the Upper Deck, and staterooms on the Main Deck have French balconies. Staterooms on the Lower Deck have panoramic windows. All staterooms and suites have hotel-style beds, built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV, radio, alarm clock and bottled water. Additional amenities in suites include a Nespresso coffee machine and tea station and an iPhone/iPod charger and player. Bathrooms feature L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, and bathrobes and slippers.

A final note: Queen Isabel may be the best ship sailing the Douro River. Keep in mind that it's owned by DouroAzul, one of Portugal's leading river cruise companies, and so may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Sun Deck
  • Where: Queen Isabel

  • What: Stateroom
  • Where: Queen Isabel

  • What: Douro River
  • Where: Queen Isabel
  • All-inclusive fares cover food and drink, as well as onboard entertainment and the tours in each town
  • Relaxing in the Serenity River Spa
  • Meals on board are made with fresh, local ingredients
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Fast facts

118 Passengers [?]
33 Crew
3 Decks
2015 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
260 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)

Overheard

 “This smart-looking river ship provides a fine Douro cruise, featuring good cuisine with many Portuguese specialties. A delightful way to travel on the River Douro.”

Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe

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