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Monarch Princess Review

Monarch Princess
Monarch Princess
Monarch Princess
0.0 / 5.0 Cruise Critic Editor Rating
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Passengers 138
Crew 40
Passenger to Crew 3.45:1
Launched 2009
Shore Excursions 0
Chris Gray Faust
Cruise Critic Managing Editor

Monarch Princess Overview

Chartered by Gate 1 Travel, Monarch Princess is the tour company's newest ship in Europe, sailing seven-night itineraries on the Danube River.

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The ship has 67 outside cabins measuring 172 square feet, which come with beds that can be configured as a double or two single beds. There are two suites, measuring 258 square feet. Cabins on the Royal and Sapphire decks have French balconies. The 11 cabins on the lowest deck, the Indigo Deck, have a window. All cabins have a flat-screen TV, individual climate controls, a direct-dial telephone and private bath with a hair dryer. The cabins are also equipped with electricity that is 220V with European outlets.

Monarch Princess has a lobby cafe, a restaurant and a lounge with a bar. The lounge bar is stocked with a variety of internationally known spirits, draft beer, wines and made-to-order specialty coffee drinks for an additional charge. Passengers can also enjoy coffee or tea from a self-service station that's open 24-hours a day. In addition, afternoon tea is served when cruising, and a daily late-night snack will be served in the lounge.

When it comes to meals, all are served as single, open seating with Continental European cuisine. An early bird breakfast and hot self-service breakfast buffet are available. Lunch is served as a buffet or as a three-course meal depending on the daily itinerary and a salad buffet is always available at lunch. Dinner is a sit-down, four-course meal that includes a starter, soup, main course and dessert. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are provided with dinner. For each meal, a vegetarian option is offered.

Other ship amenities include a sun deck with loungers, tables and chairs; a hair salon and fitness center; and a small library stocked with books and games. Basic Wi-Fi is provided in public areas.

Walking tours are provided in most ports, and additional shore excursions are also available to purchase. 

Monarch Princess Member Reviews

Monarch Princess
Sail Date: Jun 2019
MONARCH PRINCESS There are other reviews of the ship and I generally agree with them. This is not a luxury liner, but it is very nice and very clean....Read More
Monarch Princess
Sail Date: May 2019
Experience was good, all our prior cruises were on ocean going mega ships so the small ship was definitely a culture shock (but still enjoyable, just in different ways). The ship and room were very clean, staff...Read More
Monarch Princess
Sail Date: May 2019
We have wanted to go on a river cruise forever and finally booked with Gate 1. We are laid back people so wanted something exciting but not overly formal or stuffy. This cruise was so different than what we...Read More
Monarch Princess
Sail Date: Apr 2019
Having done a 27 day European river cruise two years ago on a high end cruise line I was looking for a shorter Danube River cruise to take my mother and sister on with my husband. Gate 1 offered the ports I was...Read More

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