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Gate 1 Travel Monarch Empress Cruise Reviews

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Far exceeded expectations

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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


5 Star Cruise, 2 Star Home Office Customer Service

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SandraPittsburgh
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I took the Danube River Cruise with Prague & Budapest end of October. We are highly seasoned international travelers. We have taken numerous ocean cruises (premium to luxury), and this was our second river cruise. Through no fault of Gate1, our flight was delayed by 6 hours due to having mechanical issues causing a change in aircraft, and then waiting for the reserve aircraft to ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Excellent, Excellent, Excellent Danube River Cruise in every respect.

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le_goalie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


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

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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


Gate One Monarch Empress is Fabulous

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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


Tulip 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


Best trip ever!!!

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sillysully12
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Without a doubt one of the best vacations we have ever been on. i was worried because we had taken the viking river cruise up the rhine and the bar was set pretty high. gate 1 met and at times exceeded the bar. the moment we entered the airport in prague to be transferred to the hotel until the moment we were transferred to the departure airport in budapest everyone and everything was ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


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

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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


OUTSTANDING - DESPITE THE ODOR

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Misterbla
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had a TERRIFIC time on our GATE1 Danube River Cruise; THE stops were enjoyable and most of the tour guides were amazing: The best were Michael in Regensburg, Lyudmila in Melk, Gerhardt in Vienna, and Janko in Bratislava. The service was impeccable and our room steward Daniel and all of the waiters and waitresses were awesome (Trix and Marius, especially, who took excellent care of us during ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


My first river cruise and well worth it

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joepsca
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

A wonderful single rate was available and the ship was new so I thought, why not? First, the booking process was easy...did it all with some internet research and a few phone calls. Everything I wanted to know arrived by e-mail. From home airport to the destination city--all was taken care of by Gate 1. Transfers included baggage handling so I felt comfortable and relaxed throughout. Onboard ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


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