The start of this month saw the first Presidential sailing of Gate 1 Travel’s own brand new MS Monarch Empress.

It was such a proud moment for the ship builders, all our crew and of course the Gate 1 Travel owners and team, who have laboured over every detail and, with helpful feedback from our travellers, have designed a state-of-the-art cruiser that is one of the most spacious and comfortable on Europe’s rivers.

Dani Pipano, President and founder of Gate 1 Travel, was aboard along with many friends, colleagues, new customers and loyal frequent travellers. They sailed the waterways of Holland and Belgium during the brilliant tulip season and enjoyed visiting historic cities, such as Amsterdam, Ghent and Bruges.

For the remainder of the 2016 season, the MS Monarch Empress will sail on the Danube River between Regensburg and Budapest – with sensational stops en route including Vienna and Wachau Valley.

2017 dates have just been released on our website with ‘Book By’ savings until October 28 on all departures. So now’s the time to enjoy more river cruising for less and secure your preferred cabin at an affordable price!

Here’s a peek at what the glorious Monarch Empress looks like. You can find more about the cruising experience in our photo gallery

Monarch Empress reception

Welcome on board the MS Monarch Empress

Monarch Empress river ship

Choose from cabins on the Empress, Countess or Duchess Decks

Monarch Empress bar

Plenty of space to make new friends.

French Balcony Cabin on Monarch Empress

Spacious French Balcony cabins.

Monarch Empress bathroom

Hotel-style bathrooms with modern facilities.

Monarch Empress bar

Always a friendly face at the bar.

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