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Gate 1 Monarch Empress 7-Day Danube River Cruise -- Great time for a great price
"I found very few reviews for Gate 1 Travel and the Monarch Empress traveling the Danube so I thought I would post a quick summary. Marigold252's review in post #2409882 ("Gate 1 17 Day Danube River Cruise with..."Read More
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Far exceeded expectations

Review for Monarch Empress to Europe - River Cruise

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Savvy Senior Traveller

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Four of us travelled together. We spent 3 nights in Prague then boarded the Monarch Empress for 7 nights along the Danube and finished with 2 nights in Budapest. I cannot say enough good things about the Gate 1 staff who really worked to make our experience special. Gary, our indefatigable cruise director, was always on duty, very knowledgeable and kind. He went the extra steps to make sure our ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: La Palma

17 Helpful Votes


This was our third Danube cruise and it suffered a little by comparison

Review for Monarch Empress to Europe - River Cruise

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SmartRealtor

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We had not visited Poland(Warsaw, Krakow) so we joined this tour of Poland followed by a cruise of the Danube from Budapest, Bratislava, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Regensdorf and on to Munich to catch our flight home to San Francisco. We had the very best luxury Suites on the ship but in general, felt cramped especially by the very large group from Israel who tended to monopolize the ship. But ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

8 Helpful Votes


Gate One Monarch Empress is Fabulous

Review for Monarch Empress to Europe - River Cruise

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keplerd

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A friend had cruised with Gate One and recommended them. Because Gate One doesn't over advertise, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was WOWED by the quality of the service, staff, tours and entertainment. We enjoyed the precruise tours in Budapest and the hotel choice (Budapest Hilton) was in an excellent location. It is attached to a mall and there is a grand market within walking distance ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

12 Helpful Votes


Tulip River Cruise

Review for Monarch Empress to Europe - River Cruise

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theodoru

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

After 20 ocean cruises, this was my first river cruise. The two experiences cannot be compared. On an ocean cruise, your main destination is often the ship itself, which is a floating entertainment district. On a river cruise, the boat is a floating restaurant/hotel which takes you to destinations. You spend little time on the actual vessel. With only 160 passengers, boarding and disembarking ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

29 Helpful Votes


Gate 1 Monarch Empress 7-Day Danube River Cruise -- Great time for a great price

Review for Monarch Empress to Europe - River Cruise

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NomDePlume00

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I found very few reviews for Gate 1 Travel and the Monarch Empress traveling the Danube so I thought I would post a quick summary. Marigold252's review in post #2409882 ("Gate 1 17 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest & Prague") on this forum has some fairly detailed additional information. This was our first river cruise and most of our tour experience has been with various ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

78 Helpful Votes


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