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  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-restaurant.jpg - Meals in the Restaurant aboard S.S. Sao Gabriel offer Portuguese, North American and international dishes.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-bistro.jpg - Enjoy a choice of Portuguese dishes and international favorites at the bistro on Uniworld’s S.S. Sao Gabriel.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-bedroom.jpg - Uniworld is known for its luxurious sleeping accommodations, and S.S. Sao Gabriel doesn’t disappoint.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-lobby.jpg -  The light-filled lobby of S.S. Sao Gabriel from Uniworld River Cruises.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-pool.jpg -  Take a dip in the pool on the main deck of S.S. Sao Gabriel as you sail through the Douro River Valley.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-spa.jpg - Get unstressed with a massage in the spa of Uniworld’s S.S. Sao Gabriel.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-wine-cellar.jpg - A peek at the Wine Cellar on the luxury river ship S.S. Sao Gabriel from Uniworld.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-sun-deck.jpg - Take in the passing landscapes of the Douro Valley from the sun deck on Uniworld’s S.S. Sao Gabriel.
  • Portugal-Douro-bridge - A Douro River bridge near terraced hillsides in Portugal.
  • uniworld-ss-sao-gabriel-lounge-bar.jpg - Sidle up to the bar in the lounge of Uniworld’s S.S. Sao Gabriel.
  • Portugal-Porto-church - The Igreja de Santo Ildefonso is an 18th-century church in Porto, Portugal, near Batalha Square. 
  • Portugal-Miranda-do-Douro - A view of Miranda do Douro (Portugal) from the Douro Natural Park straddling the border between Spain and Portugal.

S.S. Sao Gabriel: Sublime cruising through Portugal's Douro Valley

Health advisory: Uniworld requires all guests age 12 and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to their sailing.


S.S. São Gabriel from Uniworld offers guests the chance to explore the irrigated hills of the beautiful Douro River Valley of Portugal and Spain as well as some of the region's UNESCO World Heritage sites — all on an all-inclusive luxury river ship.

Designed to reflect the Douro Valley it traverses, this elegant ship offers lavishly appointed suites, tasteful décor and delectable food and wine. Guests enjoy personalized butler service and the option to dine at any time they’d like. (The ship has been completely refurbished and reimagined since its tenure as the Queen Isabel.) 

During your voyage you'll enjoy the flavors and fragrances of Portugal and Spain as you visit Douro Valley gems such as Porto, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, Portugal and Vega de Terron, Spain. You can also choose a longer cruise that includes Salamanca, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Staterooms range in size from 135 square feet to 220-square-foot Suites and four opulent Grand Suites at 307 square feet.

Where S.S. São Gabriel sails

On the eight-day “Douro River Valley” sailing round trip from Porto, Portugal, guests will explore steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Enjoy private tastings of Port. Explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the area's dramatic landscapes, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. 

On the 11-day “Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley” itinerary, the route ends with a visit to Lisbon. 

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Fast facts

100 Passengers [?]
37 Crew
4 Decks
2021 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
262 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
50 Outside cabins

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