SS Sao Gabriel

SS Sao Gabriel current position

SS Sao Gabriel current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 41.13808 N / -8.61817 W) cruising en route to DOURO. The AIS position was reported 27 minutes ago.

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Specifications of SS Sao Gabriel

Year built2021 new ship
Flag state Portugal
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassDouro river cruiser
OwnerThe Travel Corporation (TTC)
OperatorUniworld River Cruises Portugal
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Passengers100
Crew37
Beds100
Decks4
Cabins50
Decks with cabins3
Christened byJoke De Bruyn

SS Sao Gabriel Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4699
2022 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5389
2022 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4899
2022 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5499
2022 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5899
2022 May 01 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes
2022 May 01 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2022 May 08 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5599
2022 May 08 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $6199
2022 May 15 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes
2022 May 15 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2022 May 22 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 May 22 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5899
2022 May 29 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5899
2022 May 29 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5599
2022 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $6199
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5099
2022 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5699
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5099
2022 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5699
2022 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4999
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4399
2022 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4699
2022 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4999
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4399
2022 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5799
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5199
2022 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3899
2022 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5199
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4599
2022 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4999
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4399
2022 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4999
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4399
2022 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5699
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5099
2022 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $6199
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5599
2022 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5899
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $6199
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5599
2022 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5999
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5399
2022 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $7299
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $6699
2022 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5899
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5299
2022 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5699
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $5099
2022 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5399
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4799
2022 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5399
2022 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4799
2022 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4999
2022 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4399
2023 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2023 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes
2023 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 May 07 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 May 14 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 May 28 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $5129
2023 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4589
2023 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes
2023 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes
2023 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4859
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4319
2023 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4859
2023 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $4319
2023 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499
2023 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Douro River Valley Porto-Leixoes $3959
2023 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon Porto-Leixoes $4499

SS Sao Gabriel Review

Review of SS Sao Gabriel

The 2020-built/2021-inaugurated Uniworld Sao Gabriel ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal, departing from homeports Lisbon and Oporto. The shipowner Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company and subsidiary of The Travel Corporation (TTC).

SS Sao Gabriel cruise ship (Uniworld Portugal)

The vessel is Portugal-flagged (MMSI number 263753860) and registered in Oporto.

Sao Gabriel is one of Uniworld's three newbuild riverboats launched in 2020 - together with the fleetmates RV Mekong Jewel (on Mekong River in Cambodia-Vietnam / Southeast Asia) and SS Sphinx (on Nile River in Egypt / North Africa).

Sao Gabriel's Inaugural Cruise (Maiden Voyage) was originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, but due to the Coronavirus crisis rescheduled for June 6th and finally June 27, 2021. The newbuild is one of the most luxurious ships cruising on Douro River. Food and wine will be major themes on the cruiser. As for itinerary highlights, passengers can expect the best of Portugal's traditional cuisine and premium wines from the scenic vineyards in Douro Valley (the country's wine-growing region).

The christening ceremony was held on June 27, 2021, led by godmother Joke De Bruyn (Uniworld's Director of Hotel Operations). The special event was attended by Ellen Bettridge (Uniworld's CEO).

UNIWORLD Portugal cruise itineraries

The inaugural cruise is scheduled for March 26, 2020. The ship operates a 13-day cruisetour itinerary inclusive of 7-day cruising (Oporto to Vega de Terron), with ports of call (sequence on the eastbound route) Entre-os-Rios (Amarante), Regua (Lamego), Pinhao, Pocinho (Barca d’Alva / Castelo Rodrigo) and Vega de Terron (debarkation). This UNIWORLD river cruise tour is inclusive of Lisbon hotel (pre-cruise package), bus transfers (Lisbon-Oporto, Vega de Terron-Salamanca, Salamanca-Madrid) and Madrid hotel (post-cruise package).

SS Sao Gabriel Uniworld Douro River cruise itinerary map

Next is listed riverboat's day-2-day schedule as officially announced by UNIWORLD:

  • DAY 1: Arrival at Lisbon Portela Airport, optional group transfer or private transfer, Uniworld representative meet-and-greet, transfer to the hotel.
  • DAY 2: Lisbon city tour (also visiting Jeronimos Monastery)
  • DAY 3: Lisbon, morning bus transfer (via Obidos) to Oporto (cruise ship embarkation)
  • DAY 4: Oporto - choice of a city tour or “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour (with food and wine tastings and vintage tram ride)
  • DAY 5: Oporto (shopping tour) or excursion to Guimaraes
  • DAY 6: Entre-os-Rios (optional excursion to Quinta da Aveleda estate with gardens and museum)
  • DAY 7: Regua (Lamego city tour with wine tasting at Quinta da Pacheca estate)
  • DAY 8: Pinhao - optional excursion to Sandeman's Quinta do Seixo Wine Centre (guided tour with wine tasting) or Vineyard hiking tour (with wine tasting), afternoon cruising towards Pocinho
  • DAY 9: Barca d’Alva - optional excursion to Castelo Rodrigo (town) or Coa Valley Archaeological Park, shipboard Gala Dinner
  • DAY 10: Vega de Terron (cruise ship debarkation), bus travel to Salamanca (walking tour), bus transfer to Madrid, Madrid hotel check-in, a guided walking tour (“Madrid at Your Doorstep”)
  • DAY 11: Madrid - optional excursions Corral de la Moreria (with Flamenco dancing and restaurant dinner), bus city tour or a walking tour (both visiting Prado)
  • DAY 12: Madrid - bus tour to Toledo (walking tour)
  • DAY 13: Madrid (departure) - hotel check-out, optional airport transfer (group or private), home flight

The 11-day itinerary (Oporto to Lisbon) is themed "Portugal, Spain and the Douro River Valley".

Cabins

SS Sao Gabriel staterooms (a total of 50, in all 5 grades) include 4x Classic, 10x Deluxe, 20x French Balcony, 12x Suite and 4x Grand Suite. Cabins are relatively small in comparison with those on other Uniworld ships, and sized 29 m2 (GRAND SUITE), 20 m2 (SUITE), 15 m2 (FRENCH BALCONY and DELUXE) and 13 m2 (CLASSIC). All staterooms are outside, offering unobstructed river and countryside views.

  • All Deluxe and Classic staterooms are midship on Lower Deck (Madeira Deck) and feature fixed (non-opening) half-height windows.
  • All French Balcony staterooms are midship on Middle Deck (Cape Verde Deck) and have French balconies - fully opening floor-ceiling windows that open to a railing to form a false balcony (Juliet balcony).
  • All Upper Deck (Azores Deck) staterooms are Suites, including the four midship-located Grand Suites (boat's largest accommodations). SS Sao Gabriel's Suites are all with French balconies and large living areas. For the first time on Douro River, Uniworld's SS Sao Gabriel Suite booking customers enjoy a dedicated butler service offered on other Uniworld river cruise ships deployed in Europe.

Regardless of the cabin type/category, all staterooms offer adequate storage space and good-sized en suite bathrooms (with WC-toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, under-sink storage, L'Occitane en Provence bath products / Hermes toiletries in Suites). All cabins are airconditioned, with double handmade Savoir Beds (convertible to single twin beds), 1-drawer bedside tables (phone, ceiling-mounted reading lamps), premium bedding sets (Egyptian linens), mirrored wardrobes (slide-opening), electronic safe box (in the closet), mirrored and marble-top vanity / dressing table (with chair), floor-ceiling curtains, top-quality carpeting, smart HDTV with interactive Infotainment system (Internet, on-demand movies).

The bigger-sized Suites additionally have a seating area with a 2-seater sofa, modern reading lamps (on tables), armchair, glass-top coffee table, as well as larger bathrooms.

Riverboat's dimensions (80x20 m / 263x66 ft) have been dictated by the relatively narrow and short locks on Douro River. Shipboard amenities are slightly different from those available on all Uniworld-owned vessels. SS Sao Gabriel is staffed by all Portuguese crew (37 total). All crew cabins are located on Lower Deck (Madeira Deck).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

MS Sao Gabriel has a Restaurant (full-capacity Main Dining Room) and Main Lounge (featuring a full-service Bar). Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool (forward-midship on Sun Deck), Spa, Gym (fitness centre), Boutique Shop, Cruise Director's Office, Reception Desk, an elevator (connecting all decks). All guests are pampered with complimentary coffee bar and free Wi-Fi and Internet access. Butler service is added onboard, giving passengers the option to dine at any time they wish while enjoying the ship.

The boat's Dining Room Restaurant is located forward on Cape Verde Deck (deck 2), with open seating arrangements and Portuguese cuisine-inspired menu, which also includes traditional international and American dishes. Breakfast and lunch are at not fixed times, while the waiter-served dinners start at ~7 pm. 

The fore-located on Azores Deck (deck 3) Bar Lounge offers 180-degree views and plenty of comfortable seating. All beverages served here are complimentary, as well as light food, afternoon snacks, brand coffees, alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic drinks - all provided throughout the day. Lounge's nightly entertainment includes performances by a resident piano player. Daily entertainment options include port talks/briefings (by the Uniworld Cruise Director), cooking classes, food demonstrations, lectures and media presentations, bingo and trivia games.

Sundeck's swimming pool area has plenty of shaded seating (4-seat tables), sunbathing areas (deckchairs and sun loungers) and outdoor showers.

Sao Gabriel river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld Portugal cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld Douro River cruise only or cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Uniworld offers air-inclusive cruise deals and pre/post-cruise hotel packages as extensions (at additional cost).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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