The trip was FABULOUS. The Monarch Empress itself, the complete staff, the food, and the tour people were all EXCELLENT.
Everyone on board (it was a wonderful group of travelers) agreed that Gate 1, and this cruise boat was the equal, if not better, than any other on the river. The whole crew could not have been more pleasant, more efficient and more accommodating. It was a fun-filled and most enjoyable vacation.
Cabin was comfy, roomy, modern and spotless.
Clean, spacious and modern. Very very comfortable cabin.This was our first river cruise, but all of the experienced river cruisers we spoke with (many who had been on more expensive river cruise lines previously) spoke only in positive and glowing terms about the Monarch Empress.