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Monday, March 18, 2013

Uniworld's Queen Isabel to be named by Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will inaugurate its newest ship, the Queen Isabel, in Portugal's Porto on March 22, 2013 and she will be named by one of Hollywood's leading actresses, Andie MacDowell.

MacDowell's many hits include the academy award nominated Four Weddings and a Funeral; Sex, Lies and Videotape; and Groundhog Day. MacDowell has also been the face of L'Oreal for more than 25 years.


Uniworld has named the ship Queen Isabel after one of Portugal's most beloved queens. The Queen Isabel will have a 118 passenger capacity with 18 junior suites at 20 sq. metres and two bigger suites at 30 sq. metres on the top deck—all with full balconies—and staterooms on the main deck will have French balconies.

Uniworld’s Queen Isabel
Queen Isabel Suite
Public areas include a lounge with full-service bar; an outside bar; restaurant with an outside dining area; sun deck with swimming pool; and fitness/spa area. She will sail Uniworld's popular 10-night Portugal, Spain and the Douro River itinerary. The Queen Isabel replaces the Douro Spirit, which Uniworld inaugurated in 2011.

"Uniworld has launched a number of ships over the years here, but Queen Isabel will have a more classic style and timeless elegance similar to Uniworld's other ships in Europe, which are all uniquely designed and decorated," says Guy Young, President of Uniworld.

"We are delighted that Ms. MacDowell will be Godmother of our new ship as she represents the same timeless beauty and elegance that befittingly represents the Queen Isabel."

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About Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world's only authentic boutique cruise line, is recognised in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Top Small Ship Cruise Lines; Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious Gold List, Readers' Poll for Top 25 Small Ships, and its Readers' Choice Awards for World's Top Small Ship Cruise Lines and Best River Cruise Ships. Uniworld was also rated among the top 3 cruise lines in Zagat Survey® in the categories of Top Cabins and Top Dining, and is the only river cruise line represented in their cruise survey. Uniworld offers over 500 departures on 39 itineraries sailing on 12 rivers in 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, and China.

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