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Queen Isabel

  • Queen Isabel
  • Queen Isabel
  • Queen Isabel

Uniworld’s Queen Isabel provides an up-close and unforgettable view of Portugal’s Douro River Valley—a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site—renowned for its dramatic, rugged scenery and pristine waters. Named after Portugal’s beloved queen, this boutique 116-passenger vessel is the most unique and stately ship on the Douro, a wonderful place to admire the region’s steeply terraced hillside vineyards and charming wine estates.

Launched
2013
Tonnage
5000
Length
79.0
Total Crew
33
Occupancy
118

Ship Information

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Suite

Suites are lavishly appointed river view rooms with full balconies. The height of luxury, they have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens, a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, bathroom with Claus bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and plush waffle bathrobes.

All suites are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and biscuit plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; iPod dock; nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

Category 1 Stateroom

Category 1 staterooms are lavishly appointed river view rooms with full balconies. The height of luxury, they have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens, a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, bathroom with Claus bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and plush waffle bathrobes.

All Category 1 staterooms are uniquely decorated and have additional amenities and services, including: one-per-person complimentary in-suite well-being treatment; daily fruit and biscuit plate, and an elegant evening snack; bathroom towel warmers and heated mirrors; iPod dock; nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked minibar; bottle of wine upon arrival; morning coffee and tea; full breakfast menu; shoe shine; free laundry service; and bathroom stocked with added comforts, such as Hermès bath products.

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms

Category 2 & 3 staterooms located on the Main Deck, are lavishly appointed river view rooms complete with french balconies. They feature hotel-style beds draped in fine linens, a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, bathroom with L’Occitane bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and plush bathrobes.

Category 4 & 5 Staterooms

Category 4 & 5 staterooms, located on the lower deck, are lavishly appointed panoramic river view rooms and have hotel-style beds draped in fine linens, a vanity, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning and heat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite, bottled water, bathroom with L’Occitane bath and body products, magnifying mirror, and plush bathrobes.

Upper Deck
Upper Deck
Main Deck
Main Deck
Lower Deck
Lower Deck

With Uniworld, you can always count on having the finest quality foods prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The talented chefs also feature local, regional, and seasonal specialties made with a traditional flair.

Uniworld’s extensive wine list includes such world-class vintages as the 1995 Nikolaihof Riesling from Austria, which recently received the highest possible score- 100 points- from prestigious wine reviewer Robert Parker.

Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: continental

The onboard restaurant offers guests gourmet dinners paired with distinctive wines and craft beers, culinary demonstrations and tastings as well as private onshore wine and beer tastings exclusively for Uniworld guests.

Chefs will serves signature Portuguese dishes designed to soothe the soul and warm the heart, along with their traveling Lite menu with health-conscious options. A good range of local wines and cheeses is also on offer, alongside a dedicated gelato bar.

With Early Riser breakfasts, Afternoon Tea, All-day Bistro menu for snacks and Al fresco dining, there is just so much to excite your tastebuds!

Sip a glass of wine while you cruise past beautiful landscapes and world-famous landmarks on your way to your next destination...

Lounge & Bar

Enjoy unlimited beverages onboard, including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, juices, cappuccinos, lattes, espresso, and French-press coffee, fine teas, and mineral water.

Sun Deck Seating Area

The perfect place to lounge and watch the beautiful world go by.

Uniworld provide guests with more European itineraries and choices than any other river cruise line, all designed to delve deeply into each locale with onshore excursions and onboard cultural enrichment programmes and entertainment.

Enjoy expertly planned shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with options to personalise, including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programmes and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only.

Go Active

In select locations, join us on our guided “Go Active” hiking and biking excursions led by local naturalists or sports guides. They provide the perfect way to stay fit, all while learning about local history, flora, and fauna. 

Gentle Walking

Along the rivers, life moves at a slower pace. We took that lifestyle to heart when we created our guided “Gentle walking” excursions. They offer the chance to explore at a more relaxed pace should you wish for time to linger, to poke your head in a few more charming shops, or to meditate on a beautiful painting.

Do as the Locals do

“Do as the Locals do” provides authentic encounters offering guests the chance to walk in the shoes of local citizens, uncover locals’ favourite places to meet, and taste beloved regional food.

Village Day

The exclusive “Village day” programme provides a similar up-close look at rural European and Russian towns, with visits to local homes and workshops.

The Queen Isabel offers guests a Sun Deck to relax and take in the ever-changing views..or for the more energetic, there is a fitness centre onboard also.

Fitness Centre & Serenity River Spa

The Queen Isabel is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and the Serenity River Spa, which are generously sized and operated by professionals.

Sun Deck Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool is a small, heated-water pool with a depth of up to 1m/3 ft with a plentiful sun loungers surrounding it. The pool has a swimming machine, which generates an adjustable water current flow for resistance swimming.

Please note: There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programmes.

Disabled Facilities

Uniworld strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.

All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the united kingdom. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

Special Dietary Requirements

Please advise the Uniworld reservation agent of specific dietary considerations and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Age Restrictions

Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While we will accept children 4 years of age and older as Guests, it is our long-term experience that most children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise/tour experience. There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations (unless noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programmes. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behaviour onboard and ashore.

Dress Code

Casual Elegance is advised by Uniworld.

Gratuities

Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager, local experts, drivers) are all included.

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