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Monarch Countess Review

Monarch Countess (Photo: Gate 1 Travel)
Monarch Countess (Photo: Gate 1 Travel)
Monarch Countess
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Passengers 136
Crew 39
Passenger to Crew 3.49:1
Launched 2010
Shore Excursions 0
Jodi Ornstein
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Monarch Countess Overview

Cruises on Monarch Countess showcase the local culture, history and architecture of each port while sailing on a river cruise line that's known for affordability. Onboard cruise directors provide expert explanations and insights throughout the sailing, not only onboard but on shore as well. 

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Local cuisine is served in the ship's forward-facing restaurant, which features open seating with buffet-style breakfast and lunch, and fixed menus with several entree choices for dinner. 

Monarch Countess has 64 cabins and four suites that range from 172 to 258 square feet. Each cabin is air-conditioned with individual climate control and features a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, safe and mini-fridge. All are outside cabins and feature either windows or a French balcony.

The Sun Deck offers lounge chair seating, a Jacuzzi and the Sky Bistro, which serves light snacks and drinks.

Onboard activities vary and may include games and contests during the day and live lounge music, and cocktails and conversations with friends at night.

Additional amenities include Wi-Fi throughout the ship, a small fitness center and a 24-hour self-serve coffee and tea station. The minimum age to sail is 16 years old.

In 2019, Monarch Countess offers an eight-night Germany's Rhine River itinerary between Basel and Amsterdam calling on Breisach, Strasbourg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz and Cologne.

Monarch Countess Member Reviews

Monarch Countess
Sail Date: May 2019
inclusive, just could not be beat! We travelled northbound from Basel to Amsterdam on the Monarch Countess (which was booked entirely by Gate 1). We found the ship to be clean & well appointed, staff...Read More
Monarch Countess
Catie S
Sail Date: May 2019
a twin cabin on Sapphire Deck. It was well set out and the bathroom was well appointed. The Monarch Countess isn’t a large ship and we found the experience to be much more relaxing and personalised than...Read More
Monarch Countess
Sail Date: Apr 2019
This may be the first review of the Monarch Countess, one of Gate 1 Travel's own river cruisers. I was looking for reviews prior to our trip but was unable to find any. If I'm not mistaken, this ship...Read More

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