The MS Monarch Empress took her first sail test Wednesday around a Dutch shipyard, where builders have been hard at work crafting Gate 1 Travel’s first cruise vessel.
This spring, the Monarch Empress will join our privately chartered MS Sound of Music sailing along Holland’s waterways. After the height of tulip season, the MS Monarch Empress will continue on to introduce travelers to the romantic waters of the Danube, sailing between Nuremberg and Budapest.
European river cruises have long been some of Gate 1 Travel’s most popular itineraries, and it’s easy to see why – just board a ship, unpack your bags once, and relax as Europe’s great cultural capitals, rolling vineyards and storybook villages unfold around you.
The deluxe, 5-star MS Monarch Empress is built by Gate 1 specifically to suit U.S. travelers. Our ship promises all the comforts and pleasures of a deluxe floating hotel, designed with the view in mind.
Since Gate 1 Travel owns the ship, we can maintain full control over the quality of your experience. You’ll savor the consistently high quality that you’d expect from Gate 1 Travel, without sacrificing the renowned value you’ve long enjoyed with us.
Follow the Gate 1 Travel blog for more updates as we draw closer to the Monarch Empress‘s maiden voyage!