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Christmas market

Review for Monarch Queen to Europe - River Cruise

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travelchief
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the Christmas markets in Germany. Our Gate1 Cruise was wonderful. We had a substitute ship,Monarch Queen. This was due to low river levels but we were able to cruise the entire trip. It turned out to be lovely. Staff was all great , especially the servers in the dining room. Our maitre’D was amazing. His name was Martin. He was always helpful and kept our wine ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Cheap

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Richieu123
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We used Gate 1 Travel as it was extensively advertised and joined a group of friends for the Amsterdam to Budapest 14 day cruise. The day before boarding we were notified of a change of ship to the Monarch Queen from Baroness. That was not a problem for but our friends were expecting something more luxurious. The boat was as expected, certainly not 5 star but okay. Problems started arriving ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Way below our expectations

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arthurgian
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We had many recommendations from friends that doing a river cruise was one of the best experiences they had ever had going from Amsterdam to Budapest, We booked our Cruise with Gate 1 and travelled on their sister ship the Monarch Queen, to what was one of our most disappointing travelling experiences ever. Cabin room was adequate, meals were fair to good however nothing special, it was not ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Very good cruise for the price

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Ladybentley
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this river cruise because of the great deal offered and because of what was about half-price we thought we got good value. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the tours were excellent and on the whole, the ship was comfortable. When we arrived we were greeted warmly, our baggage was immediately taken off us and carried onto the boat. The reception staff were always pleasant and ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Incredible Value!!

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Victoria Darcy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We actually chose Gate 1 for our river cruise because of its fantastic pricing. Knowing that we were paying less than half of the cost of the other companies, I was fully prepared for a less than luxurious experience. We were very pleasantly surprised!! We are a professional couple who have done 11 ocean cruises, primarily with Celebrity, but have also cruised with Oceania and Seabourne. We ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Champagne taste and beer pocket? This was champagne price and sewage water.....

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Frannie1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

How does the saying go? Champage taste and beer pocket? This trip was champage price and….lets just say too disappointing for words! We had always wanted to do a river cruise as we had heard so many great reviews of this type of trip. We finally booked a 16-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through Gate 1 Travel. Gate 1 put us up at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel for two nights prior ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Monarch Queen is tired and needs sprucing up

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ypgal
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have travelled with Gate 1 several times before so did not hesitate to book a river cruise. The cruise overall was acceptable. I tried not to compare to ocean cruising which is totally different from river cruising. The Monarch Queen is in dire need of refurbishing. She is tired and the furniture are ratty and appears dirty. The deck chairs were almost thread bare and in some case ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Great value, no stress

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A233368
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Originally purchased this package through Luxury Escapes. Had previously never heard of Gate1, but wanted to do a European river cruise without the 5 star price tag. Booked our transfers from Budapest airport to the ship through Gate1 and from then on for the next two weeks had to think about nothing but enjoying the cruise. Gate 1 had covered all aspects of the holiday, with excellent local ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Excellent cruise, great shore excursions & fabulous food

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Callmebaby
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have always wanted to do a European River Cruise and this cruise came up on some spam e-mail and the price was so good we booked it but were sceptical as we had never heard of Gate 1. They are new to Australia but have many fans in the US. We were pleasantly surprised that we were taken care of from the moment of arrival at Prague and was so well organised. Part of the package was 3 ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Very Good Cruise for an Excellent Price

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techshark
10+ Cruises

We wanted to try River Cruising but didn't want to spend the luxury prices so we chose Gate1. We would use them agAin. The food ranged from good to excellent. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The ship was well maintained and very clean. With only about 100 passengers it was a more intimate environment and all the other passengers were nice. The included tours were an ...
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Sail Date: April 2017


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