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Monarch Countess

Sail the Rhine in comfort and style on the Monarch Countess by Gate 1 Travel. With deluxe amenities such as an indoor dining room, bar & lounge, and outside lounge, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe while on your river cruise.

    • 360

    • Length
    • 2010

    • Built Year
    • 40

    • Crew
    • 136

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2010
  • Length: 360
  • Passenger Capacity: 136
  • Normal Crew Size: 40
  • Staterooms: 64
  • Suites: 4

Dining

As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated. Although Gate 1 cannot make guarantees, every effort will be made to honor special dietary requests submitted in writing at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Age Restrictions

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Discovery Tours is 12. Minimum age for European River Cruise programs is 16. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Minimum age for Norwegian Cruise Line® is 6 months old and to sail unaccompanied by an adult is 21 years of age. There is no minimum age on independent packages except for the Beijing & Shanghai special programs which have a minimum age of 5. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12. Most hotels do not permit children under 18 to occupy a room without an adult. Accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children including to provide any necessary safety equipment (such as infant/child seats) where appropriate. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter written by the parents, or non-travelling parent, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

Tipping

Complete tipping guidelines are provided with final travel documents and on each program's website presentation, Trip Preparation/At Your Destination section.

Cabins

Category E
Square Footage: 172

Category E

Cabin E features a Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Indigo Deck.




Category D
Square Footage: 172

Category D

Cabin D features a Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Sapphire Deck.




Category C
Square Footage: 172

Category C

Cabin C features a French balcony, Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Sapphire Deck.




Category B
Square Footage: 172

Category B

Cabin B features a French Balcony, Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Royal Deck.




Category A
Square Footage: 172

Category A

Cabin A features a French Balcony, Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Royal Deck.




Category Suite
Square Footage: 258

Category Suite

The Suite features a French Balcony, Flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, safe, individual climate control, hairdryer and mini-fridge. Located on the Royal Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Coffee Station

Grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee as a pick me up over at the coffee station.

Recreation

Panorama Lounge

Enjoy a cocktail or meet up with your new-found friends while you take in the stunning views at the Panorama Lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.

Recreation

Fitness Room

Get your heart rate up and stay in shape while you cruise in the state of the art fitness room.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.

Monarch Countess Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 18 reviews about Monarch Countess - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
AC
Aileen
Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

great and fun experience

NS
Nancee
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Our tour was outstanding. Great service every day and always friendly and very accommodating.

KB
Kristi
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

We really enjoyed our Gate 1 river cruise. It was a great value for the money. Everything was as good or better than the Viking River Cruise we took the following week The crew was exceptional and the ship was clean and nice. The beds/pillows were the most comfortable we've ever had. Food was good with a nice variety. The trip through Belgium to Paris was a nice plus.

PY
Peter
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

My husband, Peter, and I, together with two other couples took Gate 1's Monarch Countess, 7-day Amsterdam to Basel. It was a very well-organized Cruise. The staff were all pleasant and accommodating. The cabin and dining area were very clean. Our tour director Maarten was very knowledgeable and helpful. The activity host Nico was absolutely fun and energetic. We never had a dull moment aboard the riverboat. We used AT's emergency phone number when we couldn't find the embarkation point and our flight was delayed - and we got the response right away. Local tour guides in the included tour were very good except for the elderly lady in Mannheim. Affordable Tours = traveling for less, without sacrificing the quality. We will recommend Affordable Tours in a heartbeat. The invitation to review however, was only sent to my husband Peter, and he forwarded it to me. I wish that it was sent to me directly. I'm top 1% reviewer in NY for Trip Advisor. Actually I wanted to review Monarch Countess but it didn't pop up yet in TA's website.

NK
Norma
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Lots of walking, cobblestones, steps and hills. Few people if any changed clothing from their daytime tour for dinner.



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