Monday, 12 March 2012

Uniworld Announces Queen Isabel For Douro River

Uniworld's Boutique River Cruise Collection is excited to announce it will introduce a new ship, The Queen Isabel, on the Douro River in Portugal. The new ship will have its inaugural sailing in 2013 and will replace Uniworld’s current vessel, Douro Spirit, which was inaugurated in 2011.

Queen Isabel will be a new-build ship and will carry 118 passengers, a slightly smaller capacity than Spirit, which will allow Uniworld to offer more suites, comprising 18 junior suites at 215sq ft and two larger suites at 323sq ft, with the top deck featuring full balconies.

Uniworld named the ship after one of Portugal’s most beloved queens from the late 13th century. President Guy Young explained: “It’s only befitting such a splendid and regal destination is named after one of Portugal’s well-loved queens. I am quite confident Queen Isabel will be very well received when she launches in spring of 2013.”

There will be two Douro itineraries, 'Douro River Valley Discovery' and 'Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley.' Uniworld also offers itineraries across Europe, Egypt, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each ship offers luxury accommodation with sumptuous interiors, fine dining and unique facilities, with the same service philosophy as sister company Red Carnation Hotels, where “no request is too large, no detail too small."

For booking details, be sure to contact the UK's leading luxury river-cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd, on this link.