First Glimpse Uniword's 128-passenger Douro Spirit debuted in April 2011, replacing Douro Queen, the line's Spain- and Portugal-based river ship operated since since 2005.
The new riverboat sails through the Douro River Valley, one of world's oldest wine making regions (port is the specialty), famous for its terraced vineyards. Cruises include visits to medieval cities, ancient monasteries and, of course, vineyards.
Onboard, passengers will find the following:
All cabins have riverviews and French balconies. All are appointed with a vanity and make-up mirror, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and bathroom featuring L'Occitane bath and body amenities.
Meals are served open seating in the restaurant, and complimentary red and white wine, Port wine, beer and soft drinks during dinner. It will become fully all-inclusive in 2014, when all cruise fares will include unlimited fine wine, beer and spirits, as well as gratuities for onboard and onshore services, including pre- and post-cruise extensions.