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MS Monarch Queen

The MS Monarch Queen is a first class river cruise vessel chartered exclusively by Gate 1 Travel. Built in 2006, with a maximum capacity of 144 passengers, this intimate ship features 68 spacious outside cabins and 4 suites each fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV.

    • 360

    • Length
    • 2006

    • Built Year
    • 40

    • Crew
    • 146

    • Pax Capacity
    • 4

    • Suites

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2006
  • Length: 360
  • Passenger Capacity: 146
  • Normal Crew Size: 40
  • Staterooms: 73
  • 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: 170

Category E

Outside Cabin with Window, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Duchess Deck.




Category D
Square Footage: 170

Category D

Outside Cabin with French Balcony, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Countess Deck.




Category C
Square Footage: 170

Category C

Outside Cabin with French Balcony, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Countess Deck.




Category B
Square Footage: 170

Category B

Outside Cabin with French Balcony, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Empress Deck.




Category A
Square Footage: 170

Category A

Outside Cabin with French Balcony, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Empress Deck.




Category Suite
Square Footage: 255

Category Suite

Suite with French Balcony, fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV. Located on the Empress Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

Located on the Countess Deck.

Recreation

Bar


Recreation

Lounge

Located on the Empress Deck.

Recreation

Sun Deck

Located on the Sun Deck.

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.

MS Monarch Queen Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 10 reviews about MS Monarch Queen - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
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Elisa

I don't remember seeing the room options and would have considered a cabin on a higher floor for more of a view. There is a lot of details and for an inexperienced traveler it can be overwhelming. Perhaps a mention of how the rooms work on a cruise would have been helpful.

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Rita

This River Cruise was wonderful we will book one again.

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Jean

Second experience with Gate1 and on both occasions we had very knowledgeable guides and effective tour managers. The tour stops were well timed so we did not spend a lot of time in line anywhere. The service on the river ship was excellent, the food very good and we really enjoyed the somewhat casual dinner dress code and atmosphere.

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Elaine

am a long-term traveler with gate 1 so i obviously consider they provide a good program; amsterdam tour pretrip couldn't have been better, river ship staff & services great; however, the 2 gate 1 tour directors on board the river ship could have provided better service--local guides did most of the am local tours, afternoons were largely free, only extra activities provided was an hour game program in the afternoon & a morning exercise program along with early bird breakfast--both provided by the male tour director; the ship's pianist only played briefly; several travelers who were new to gate 1 were complaining about too much free time & i went out of my way to explain that this was unusual; i need to mention that, along with being a gate 1 traveler, we have also taken 5 other river boat cruises;

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Linda

We were delighted with the Gate1 River cruise. staff was professional, competent, courteous and friendly. food and service excellent. cabin efficient and clean. Itinerary was the right balance between guided tours and free time. we loved the small towns more than the large cities. many people on board were sick and the crew handled this expertly. space on board the ship is limited since the upper deck was off limits for much of the time but we were sailing mostly in the evenings after a full day's activities so it did not feel restrictive. we would definitely consider another river cruise and will definitely go on other tours with Gate1.



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