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Gate 1 Travel Cruises

Gate 1 Travel

About Gate 1 Travel Cruises

Gate 1 Travel caters to budget-conscious travelers, generally 50-plus. At least one walking or coach tour excursion included in each port. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi, wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, and complimentary bottled water.

  • Who goes on Gate 1 Travel cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Gate 1 Travel cruise?


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Who goes on Gate 1 Travel cruise ships?

Gate 1 Travel river cruisers are budget-conscious travelers originating primarily from the U.S., Canada or Australia. Each sailing boasts a mix of seasoned travelers along with less frequent travelers -- even some first-time visitors to Europe. While river cruises are generally most appealing for travelers aged 50 plus, ages and income levels vary.

Do I have to dress up on a Gate 1 Travel cruise?

A little. In keeping with most river cruise lines, Gate 1 Travel does not impose any kind of dress code on its river cruises. The onboard vibe during the daytime is relaxed and casual. Most people change for dinner and wear something a little smarter, but jeans and casual tops are perfectly acceptable. At the final night captain's gala dinner, some passengers choose to dress in smarter attire.

Is everything free on Gate 1 Travel cruises?

No. Fares include one walking or coach tour in every port, basic Wi-Fi in public areas and a choice of red and white wine, beer and soda with dinner. Aside from water, which is freely available at every meal, any drinks ordered during lunch are at extra cost, along with beverages from the bar. Additional optional excursions also carry a fee and gratuities are not included.

What are Gate 1 Travel’s most popular activities?

Shore excursions are the no. 1 activity for Gate 1 travelers, and while the included options are almost always full, the extra-fee choices are also popular. Onboard, cruisers tend to congregate in the lounge reading a book or chatting with other cruisers.

Why go with Gate 1 Travel?

  • Affordable cruises
  • At least one walking or coach tour excursion included in each port
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks included with dinner

Best for: Mature, budget-conscious river cruisers; fans of Gate 1's land tours

Not for: Families, luxury cruisers and anyone looking for a fast-paced vacation

Gate 1 Travel Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Broken HVAC System Nightmare

The ship was nice, the dining service was EXCELLENT, the cruise director was nice, the cabin service was just adequate.I subsequently caught a cold and was not at my best for the remainder of the 8 day cruise.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Rhine with Italian lakes and Swiss Alps

Great guides with a super itenery all came together for an excellent cruise.Gate one did not dissapoint as always great value.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Exceeded our expectations

On several nights there were local groups on board: one evening an Oompa band (very good); Hungarian folklore dancers with strings and drums; a passenger talent show; and, wait for it, a Zither player.There was one seating in the dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner, usually about 7pm, and seating was always open.Read More
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10+ Cruises

My First Ever River Cruise! Gate 1 Monarch Countess

There was plenty to eat from the buffet, but I did order the Eggs Benedict special for breakfast one morning and was craving a cheeseburger towards the end of the cruise so ordered that for lunch.Breakfast and lunch were buffet style with each day having one special you could order from the kitchen.Read More
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Wants to be rich

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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