Took my mother on the Uniworld Lisbon visit/ Douro River cruise in November 2013. We had a wonderful time. The hotel in Lisbon was nice and the guides were great. The cruise was wonderful. The Queen Isabel is very nice ship - our room was small but well appointed and very comfortable. And with all of the great spaces on the boat (sun deck, lounges etc) to see the beautiful river valley, all of our excursions, and how great our fellow passengers were, we were hardly in our room! Our cruise director Kersten was amazing. We had not taken a river cruise before and I was concerned that we would feel trapped and not get to see enough (the way it is on some bus tours). But that was not the case at all! There was lots to do and see and they offered many options. It is very convenient to have your hotel travel down the river with you. I had made a mistake on booking our flight home but the guides in Lisbon and the cruise director made sure that we disembark early and that we made our flight home. We will definitely be looking to book another Uniworld River Cruise!