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Monarch Baroness Review

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Monarch Baroness

As of 2018, Monarch Baroness is no longer part of the Gate 1 Travel fleet.

The 360-foot-long Monarch Baroness, chartered by Gate 1 Travel, sails multiple itineraries on the Rhine River between March and October, including a nine-day cruise between Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Basel, Switzerland.

The ship has 69 170-square-foot outside cabins with single beds that can be configured as a double bed. There are four 255-square-foot suites. Cabins on the upper Violin and Cello decks have French balconies. The 11 cabins on the lowest deck, the Piano Deck, have a window. All lodgings have individual climate controls, a flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone and a private bath with a hair dryer.

The ship has a lounge with a bar, a restaurant and a lobby cafe. The lounge serves spirits, draft beer, wine and made-to-order specialty coffee drinks for an additional charge. A self-service coffee/tea station is open 24 hours a day. Afternoon tea is served while cruising. A daily late-night snack is served in the lounge.

Meals are served as single, open seating. There are two breakfast options: the early-bird breakfast and the hot self-service breakfast buffet. Lunch is a buffet or a three-course meal, depending on the daily itinerary. A salad buffet is always available at lunch. Dinner is a sit-down, four-course meal including a starter, soup, main course and dessert. Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water are served with dinner. A vegetarian option is offered at each meal.

An onboard musician performs daily. Regional entertainment is brought onboard at least once a week.

Ship amenities include a sun deck with loungers, tables and chairs; a spa and fitness center; and a small library stocked with books and games. There's an elevator to move between the second and third decks. Included excursions vary based on package.

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