We’re currently onboard Gate 1’s Monarch Princess On Day 3 of our 7-day Danube cruise from Budapest to Regensburg. Our departure from Bratislava last night didn’t occur due to an engine problem. Gate 1 brought a technician onboard this morning while we were touring Vienna with an 1 1/2 bus ride in each direction but he could not resolve the issue.
We just received an update from cruise director to let us know a repair team is on the way and will arrive sometime tomorrow. Our tours have been modified to still allow us to see Melk Abby tomorrow afternoon but we’ll have a 2 hour bus ride in each direction and shortened time in Melk.
We now have a 16-hour boat ride and passage through locks to get caught up with our schedule after/if the technicians complete the repairs so it’s looking doubtful.
This is our third river cruise but first time with Gate 1. We are enjoying the crew and passengers but aren’t sure if this company is the one for us in future. We understand issues can occur but are disappointed right now as are others.
Hopefully anyone scheduled to board the ship in Regensburg on June 16 will have smooth sailing.