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Gate 1 Travel Overview
Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel's goal is to provide travelers with greater value on trips that exceed expectations. With the tag line "More of the World for Less," Gate 1 offers affordable vacations, including river cruises around the world, for North Americans, Australians and a sprinkling of other English-speaking passengers.
Who goes on Gate 1 Travel river ships?
Gate 1 Travel river cruisers are budget-conscious travelers originating primarily from the U.S., Canada or Australia. Each sailing boasts a mix of seasoned travelers along with less frequent travelers -- even some first-time visitors to Europe. While river cruises are generally most appealing for travelers aged 50 plus, ages and income levels vary.
Do I have to dress up on a Gate 1 Travel cruise?
A little. In keeping with most river cruise lines, Gate 1 Travel does not impose any kind of dress code on its river cruises. The onboard vibe during the daytime is relaxed and casual. Most people change for dinner and wear something a little smarter, but jeans and casual tops are perfectly acceptable. At the final night captain's gala dinner, some passengers choose to dress in smarter attire.
What are Gate 1 Travel cruises' most popular activities?
Shore excursions are the no. 1 activity for Gate 1 travelers, and while the included options are almost always full, the extra-fee choices are also popular. Onboard, cruisers tend to congregate in the lounge reading a book or chatting with other cruisers.
Is everything free on Gate 1 Travel?
No. Fares include one walking or coach tour in every port, basic Wi-Fi in public areas and a choice of red and white wine, beer and soda with dinner. Aside from water, which is freely available at every meal, any drinks ordered during lunch are at extra cost, along with beverages from the bar. Additional optional excursions also carry a fee and gratuities are not included.