Foxen Vineyard & Winery
2019 Douro River Wine Cruise

About the Ship

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2018 World's Best Awards

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-guest 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.

Ship Features and Amenities

All staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options, built-in closets, 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.

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  • Public Areas & Amenities
  • Main Lounge with full-service bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sun Deck with swimming pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Serenity River Spa
  • Boutique
  • Elevator
  • Reception service
  • Complimentary coffee and tea bar
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Inaugurated: 2013 | Guests: 116 | Staff: 33 | Suites: 2 (323 sq ft) | Deluxe Balcony: 18 (215 sq ft) | French Balcony & Classic: 38 (161 sq ft) |

    Note: While the Queen Isabel is the most luxurious ship on the Douro River, she may not have all the same amenities as a Uniworld company-owned ship.


    Wine Program Highlights
    • Cruise personally hosted by Foxen Vineyard & Winery's William Doré and Jenny Williamson-Doré 
    • Onboard welcome & farewell receptions, dinners, wine tasting and seminar 
    • Food & Wine Trails optional pre-cruise Madrid land program
    • Wine-themed optional shore excursions in select ports
    • $100 per person shipboard credit for early bookings


    Cruise Highlights

    • 8-day roundtrip Porto cruise on Uniworld's Queen Isabel
    • Uniworld's All Inclusive Experience
    • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
    • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Uniworld complimentary guided shoreside tours  

    ABOUT the EXPERT(s)

    Dick Doré, Foxen Founder & Co-owner
    Jenny Williamson-Doré, Foxen Marketing


    • Accommodations aboard Queen Isabel
    • All meals & entertainment on ship
    • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
    • All onboard gratuities
    • Airport transfers to ship on arrival / departure dates
    • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
    • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
    • Complimentary use of bicycles  
    • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners


    • Roundtrip Air
    • Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise programs  
    • Food & Wine Trails exclusive wine themed shore tours  
    • Premium wine and spirits
    • All items of a personal nature


    Foxen went out of their way to be unbelievable hosts and are great people.  It was unbelievable how much wine they provided at all tastings and get-togethers.  They made the cruise!

    D. Hochberger (Coral Springs, FL.)


    95 pts.
    2014 Pinot Noir
    John Sebastíano Vineyard

    94 pts.
    2015 Chardonnay
    Bíen Nacído Vineyard, Block UU

    94 pts.
    2013 Syrah
    Williamson-Doré Vineyard