We are proud to announce that the inaugural sailing of the brand new Gate 1 owned and operated MS Monarch Empress took place on Sunday, April 3. Dani Pipano, President and founder of Gate 1 Travel was aboard along with many friends, colleagues, several new customers and many of our most loyal frequent travelers. They sailed through the waterways of Holland and Belgium, exploring windmills, museums, lush tulip fields, and visiting the historic cities including Amsterdam, Ghent, and Bruges.
Click below to watch a new video highlighting the best features and experiences aboard.
For those interested in experiencing a River Cruise aboard the MS Monarch Empress in 2016, we are nearly sold out. This weekend she will embark on the two week journey from Amsterdam to Budapest after which she sails the Danube weekly through mid-November. Check online for the variety of itineraries still available combining seven night cruises with pre- or post-cruise experiences throughout Central Europe. 2017 sailings on the MS Monarch Empress are now available with early booking discounts of as much as $2,200 per cabin. You will also find a variety of 2017 sailings aboard the well appointed exclusively chartered sister ships, MS Monarch Baroness and MS Monarch Queen.
The MS Monarch Empress was designed to offer some of the most spacious and comfortable accommodations on Europe’s rivers. Cabins range in size from 140 to 210 square feet and feature soothing blue and white interiors, cherry wood accents and top-of-the-line furnishings. 80 percent of the cabins also offer French balconies, providing private views of the stunning riverbanks. Other state-of-the-art amenities include a sundeck lounge, a generously sized library, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and an elevator to whisk passengers between decks.