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7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

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Perth Australia
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7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

Hi,

We are looking at doing the 7 day cruise with Uniworld in 2013. The few reviews I can find are not great - scenery fabulous but accommodation and food on the boat not too good. It's a lot of money to pay unless it's really worth it. I would be very grateful for any feedback.

Thanks. Sally

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1. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

I see Viking are on the Douro now - you might have a look at them.

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2. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

Leaving Tuesday for a trip with Vantage...can fill you in upon return....

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Leaving Tuesday for a trip with Vantage...can fill you in upon return....

Perth Australia
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4. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

Thankyou! I will look forward to your comments. I wonder whether we would be better off doing a tour by car of the whole area and perhaps taking a short cruise. I will be very interested to hear whether you think the whole river is fabulous, and therefore the cruise is essential, or whether the same result is possible by car. Sometimes there's lots to be seen only by being on the water.

Have a fabulous trip.

Sally

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5. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

We've booked with Viking for next June. This will be our first cruise of any sort. Visiting Portugal this past June and absolutely loved it. Met some wonderful locals who recommended the Douro River and made us decide to take the cruise.

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We have done river cruises with Uniworld in France , Italy and along the Danube. They were all excellent. Some decor a bit to much for me but then that's a personal thing. Service and food was great. We've booked for tour this April up the Duoro so hope it's up to our expectations

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7. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

http://www.douroazul.pt/Default.aspx?ID=1371

Maybe you can do both and see diferent perspectives from the river and from land. Both overwhelming.

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8. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

We are doing the Douro cruise with Viking second week of April. We have cruised with Viking before on Danube & Rhine and quality was the best as was the food, We have also done river cruises with Saga, Titan , Classic Traveler & Goldenjoy and would not want to repeat the experience with any of them again. There is another cruising site 'Cruising Mates' which is run interdependently by it's members where you may get some more information.

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9. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

Going on my 3rd Uniworld cruise...Douro on the 15th of August. and I can't wait. My only "concern" is where to stay on Sunday night when we return. I'm flying out of Porto on Monday (non-stop into Newark). Looking for a reasonable place in a good location. Any ideas or suggestions or anyone on my trip???

Hope you decide to use Uniworld...We really love the experience

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10. Re: 7 day cruise on Douro River with Uniworld? Advice please

Check out the Pestana hotel, it's right on the river side. Very central.