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Monarch Governess
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Jodi Ornstein
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Monarch Governess Overview

Brought into the Gate 1 Travel fleet in 2019, Monarch Governess offers itineraries emphasizing the history, architecture and Old World charm that each locale has to offer while sailing in comfortable and modern style. Cruise directors provide expert commentary throughout the sailing, both onboard and on shore.

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There's one restaurant onboard, which serves local cuisine in an open-seating setting. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style while dinners are fixed menus with several choices. 

The ship features 64 cabins and four suites between 172 and 258 square feet. Each is fully air-conditioned with individual climate control, private bathroom, telephone, flat-screen satellite TV, safe, hair dryer and mini-fridge. All are outside cabins and most feature a French balcony; some feature a window.

The top-deck Sun Deck features a Jacuzzi and plenty of lounge chairs as well as the Sky Bistro for drinks and light snacks.

Daytime and evening entertainment onboard is varied and may include games and contests, live music and evening cocktails in one of the lounges.

Other onboard amenities include a fitness center, shipwide Wi-Fi and a 24/7 self-serve coffee and tea station. The minimum age to sail is 16.

In 2019, Monarch Governess sails a 16-day Classic European River Cruise along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers between Amsterdam and Budapest, calling on Nijmegen, Cologne, Koblenz, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk and Vienna.

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Monarch Governess
Sail Date: May 2019
We have returned from a 14 day Classic River cruise on the Monarch Governess starting from Budapest to Amsterdam.... Read More
Monarch Governess
Sail Date: Oct 2019
I was on the Budapest to Amsterdam Gate 1 Monarch Governess in October. There are practically no reviews. I promised to write a review as soon as I got back home, here it is.... Read More
Monarch Governess
Sail Date: Oct 2019
This was our first river cruise, although we had been on a number of ocean cruises. We chose Gate1 because of the value and great reviews for their land tours, but there was little or nothing to be found about their... Read More
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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Although we had traveled with Gate 1 previously on land (India and Nepal and Romania just prior to this sailing) we had no firm idea what to expect from them on a river cruise. All we knew is that they were... Read More

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