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 very different and interesting castles presenting a very interesting contrast.
On our way by bus from Lisbon to Porto we stopped in Coimbra for a tour of the library.
Once in Porto we were immediately welcomed aboard the ship and were presented a short introductory talk. When we reached our cabins our luggage was already there. The days were a very comfortable combination of time sailing through the lovely rural scenery and excursions to wineries and other points of interest. Our guides were always knowledgeable and friendly. The dining room was very attractive and always a large array of choices at the breakfast and lunch buffets. Dinner was a little more formal and the menu included an ample number of choices. Some local specialties.
Uniworld really takes care of their passengers. Everything is included and it is all topnotch. Their staff members are friendly, and work at making sure their guests are happy.
I highly reccomend traveling with Uniworld.
Our cabin was clean, comfortable and attractive. Our balcony accomodated two chairs and a small table. Comfortable bed and choice of pillows. Suit cases fit under the bed and out of the way. Ample closet space. Wouldn't be able to dance in the bathroom, but enough room to function just fine. Absolutely no complaints.