THINKING ABOUT TAUCK RIVER CRUISERS ?
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Tauck has a very exclusive selection of River Cruise ships, including a fleet of only 9 riverboats. Representing the epitome of luxurious river cruises are the:
- ms Swiss Emerald
- ms Esprit
- ms Grace
- ms Inspire
- ms Swiss Jewel
- ms Joy
- ms Swiss Sapphire
- ms Savor
- ms Treasures
When compared to other ships of similar sizes, the Tauck riverboats have the most suites and the fewest amounts of passengers.
This allows guests to experience an intimate, club-like atmosphere aboard each of the Tauck ships.
What Nadia Is Saying
“I recommend Tauck River Cruises to:
- Well-heeled guests
- Best-in-industry quality seekers
- All-inclusive lovers
- Guests who prefer off-site meals and special events
- North Americans
- Well-traveled and sophisticated guests knowledgeable about the regions they visit
- Who enjoys a luxury experience that’s oriented to North American sensibilities
- Families with kids
- Solo travelers
Feel free to contact me at 772 335-7017! I will be happy to assist you! My service is free for my clients. So, be one of them!”
Nadia Jastrjembskaia, CLIA-certified Cruise Advisor in the Rank of Elite Cruise counselor
“Discover how to see Europe. Without packing and unpacking. Without jumping from train to bus. From bus to train. Just enjoy medieval cities and villages. Vistas and food …”
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Tauck offers a number of cruise itineraries exploring the great rivers of Europe.
With Tauck, you’ll be able to choose from Danube, Rhine, France, Rhone, Seine, Themed, and “Tauck Bridges” itineraries.
Themed Itineraries may include:
- Christmas Markets Along the Rhine
- A Taste of France
- Christmas Markets Along the Danube
- Musical Magic Along the Blue Danube
Popular Tauck Bridges itineraries include:
- Castles on the Rhine (Family Riverboat Adventure)
- Blue Danube (Family Riverboat Adventure)
- Bon Voyage! (France Family River Cruise)
With a number of itineraries to choose from, Tauck offers a little something for everyone.
When cruising with Tauck, you’ll have numerous opportunities to enjoy exclusive cultural experience with access to a number of behind-the-scenes destinations.
Tauck wants to help you experience Europe that way it was meant to be enjoyed; if you’re interested in historic venues and sights that go beyond the ordinary, Tauck does its best to offer exactly what you’re looking for.
Some of these excursion locations, however, are far from port and require a bus ride to reach, but many believe it is a small price to pay for the sights you’ll see.
River Cruise Collection
River Collection is a set of river cruise brochures from the different cruise companies.
In Nadia’s River Collection, you’ll discover:
- 46 brochures
- 12 river cruise companies
New ideas about river cruising all over the world that you even didn’t think about.
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When it comes to traveling with Tauck, there are no hidden expenses.
Tauck prides itself for being an all-inclusive river cruise company; all onshore excursions and onboard beverages are already included in the upfront price of the cruise.
As a Tauck guest, you’ll receive unlimited complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, premium spirits, specialty coffee, water, and a number of soft drink choices.
Some other popular onboard amenities that most Tauck ships offer include:
- Al fresco dining on Sun Deck
- Open seating in dining room
- Onboard entertainment
- Complimentary Internet & Email
- Fitness Center
- Bicycles for onshore excursions
- Hair Salon
- Laundry Service
Keep in mind that in some locations, it may be difficult to find a decent Internet connection, so it would be unwise to expect high-speed Internet access at all points during your cruise.
Each Tauck stateroom provides all the comforts of home, and then some. You’ll feel pampered with the 400-thread-count satin bed linens, puffy white duvets and 100% cotton blankets.
For added comfort, each bed will also be topped with pillows made from fine mako cotton with a hypoallergenic 90% down filling.
The thick, pillow-top mattresses make each night’s sleep more comfortable than the last.
Exclusive to Tauck, you’ll also enjoy the Essentials Line of Molton Brown bath products.
Complimentary absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels are available for onboard use.
Each stateroom also comes equipped with a hair dryer, ensuing you never have to leave your room with damp hair.
Most Cabin showers will feature a modern, rainfall shower head.
All Tauck staterooms will also include 110-volt and 220-volt outlets, accommodating all your small electronics.
Cabins also come with a 32” LED TV for in-room movie entertainment.
Each stateroom comes equipped with a fully-stocked minibar; the complimentary water and soft drinks will be replenished daily.
Suite Exclusive Amenities
Tauck prides itself on being an all-inclusive river cruise line; therefore almost all amenities are available for every passenger, regardless of cabin category.
In addition to the extra space, Tauck’s suite guests will receive a few additional amenities and benefits.
Each Category 7 suite offers daily American breakfast room service, allowing you to enjoy traditional Tauck breakfast in the comfort of your own suite.
Category 7 Suites are also the only onboard Cabins that come equipped with an iron and an ironing board for in-suite outfit perfection.
Tauck provides each guest with personalized and thoughtful service. Aboard a Tauck cruise ship, you’ll experience the highest tour director-to-guest ratio in the entire industry.
The smaller number of passengers allows Tauck staff to attend to all guests’ individual needs, allowing you and the other passengers to focus only on enjoying your cruising experience.
All Tauck staff promise to go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and well-cared-for during your voyage.
If informed in advance, even the kitchen staff will be glad to find a way to accommodate any dietary issues you may have.
Due to Tauck’s high standards for customer service, there is often a learning curve for new employees, so some cruises might be in the process of training new employees – if you’ll allow them a little patience, they will soon join the expert service you expect from a Tauck cruise.
If there are any complaints about your suite at any point during your cruise, try talking with the tour director – if it is possible he/she will be more than happy to relocate you so you can enjoy all the benefits available aboard the ship.
Interested or have any questions? Call 772-777-1337 and or sign up on the form above.
Tauck offers a few different themed river cruises throughout the year. For the holiday season, you can explore the Christmas Markets along the Rhine River.
With well-paced activities, this week-long (on average) celebration will leave you with plenty of Christmas memories.
Tauck also offers another Christmas themed cruise, where you can visit the Christmas Markets along the Danube River.
With similar activities, either Christmas cruise will make your holiday season feel extra special.
For some non-holiday themed cruises, you might want to check out Tauck’s Musical Magic. Travel along the Blue Danube River with musical experts as you trace the footsteps of Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Liszt, and more. You’ll love the experience of Tauck’s A Taste of France cruise. There’ll be plenty to do with gourmet dinners, pastry and cooking class, a Lyon tasting tour, and other moderately paced activities.
Bringing families together, Tauck also offers family river cruises. These unique Tauck Bridges are a perfect way to reconnect with loved ones as you explore a number of beautiful locations.
One themed family cruise that you’re sure to love is the Castles on the Rhine; this family riverboat adventure includes moderately paced activities in unforgettable sites along the Rhine River.
Another fun-filled family riverboat adventure explores the Blue Danube River.
This 7 night cruise offers moderately paced activities designed to bring the whole family closer together.
Tauck also offers the Bon Voyage! France Family River Cruise, which keeps passengers entertained with moderately paced activities along the Rhone River.
Staterooms and Suites
Maximizing comfort for all guests, Tauck offers multiple cabin choices. Each ship offers 6 different cabin categories and a 7th suite category; the main difference between cabin categories is deck location.
The locations/decks for each Cabin category change for each ship.
Cabin layouts may also vary by ship, though the amenities and size will remain relatively the same.
Some cabins may feature a semi-level loft layout, featuring a slightly raised seating area on select ships.
Though listed as a queen-size bed, the beds in any room category may be made into an optional twin-bed configuration if desired.
The standard cabin layout and features are described in each Cabin Synopsis.
Category 1 and Category 2 Cabins
The Category 1 and Category 2 Cabins are designed to accommodate up to 2 guests each.
These elegantly designed cabins feature a queen-size bed measuring 62 inches by 77 inches.
Each cabin has only 1 bathroom that comes equipped with a bathtub, separate shower, and Molton Brown toiletries.
Note that bathroom configurations may change per ship, therefore not all Cabins will have a bathtub in the bathroom.
There is a small sitting area for these cabins. Guests will also have access to a telephone, an in-room safe, and individual climate control.
These cabins will also include a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks (replenished daily).
Guests staying in this cabin will enjoy the two 2’x3’ windows that bring in a little extra light. The size of a category 2 cabin is slightly larger than the category 1 cabin.
Category 3, Category 4, Category 5, and Category 6 Cabins
The Category 3 through Category 6 Cabins are designed to accommodate only 2 guests each.
These cabins come equipped with a queen-size bed measuring 62 inches by 77 inches.
Each cabin has only 1 bathroom that comes equipped with a shower and a bathtub. Note that ship differences may result in some bathrooms coming equipped with a bathtub while others only include a large shower.
These cabins have a small sitting area, but no sofa. Guests staying in theses cabins have access to a telephone, an in-room safe to store small valuables, and individual climate control.
Each cabin includes a refrigerator that is stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks (replenished daily).
Guests staying in these cabins will enjoy the views from the floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches by 75 inches) with a single sliding glass door.
Category 3 and category 4 cabins are the same size (also the same size as category 1 cabins); category 5 and category 6 cabins are the same size as category 2 cabins.
Category 7 Suite
The Category 7 Suite is designed to accommodate up to 4 guests. This suite features a bed measuring 62 inches by 77 inches (queen-size).
The suite’s large bathroom comes equipped with a separate shower and bathtub.
Note that some Category 7 Suites on particular ships may not include a bathtub.
The suite also includes a coffee maker and a minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks (replenished daily).
There is a living area in this suite, which comes equipped with a pull-out sofa for additional sleeping space for children.
Guests staying in this suite will also have access to an iron and ironing board, a telephone, an in-room safe, and individual climate control.
There is plenty of storage space in this suite, including under-bed luggage storage, a walk-in closet, and a dresser.
Guests staying in this suite will enjoy access to 2 French Balconies (98 inches by 75 inches) each with a single sliding glass door.
Suite guests will also receive breakfast room service (upon request).
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Tauck Cruises wants to help make every one of their cruises your ideal vacation.
Each Tauck ship is equipped with plenty of activities to keep passengers entertained.
Onboard entertainment will include a number of enrichment lectures from special guests.
You’ll love relaxing each night with soothing piano music.
If you feel like staying in for the night, you’ll be able to kick back and relax with a multitude of in-room movie options.
With onboard culinary demos, you’ll be able to celebrate the chef inside you and learn some new tricks to take back home with you.
On each Tauck cruise, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of the local entertainment for each destination.
Tauck Cruises also offers some “themed” fun options, making each cruise a new and excising experience for both new and returning Tauck guests.
With fabulous Sun Decks fleet wide, you’ll love the wide open space and beautiful views day and night.
Each Sun Deck features a putting green for golf enthusiasts.
As a Tauck guest, you’ll also have 24-hour access to the Sun Deck’s Jacuzzi, for the ultimate relaxing experience.
Each ship also features an onboard Fitness Center to help passengers stay active. For some added relaxation during your cruise, you’ll also be able to schedule a rejuvenating massage aboard any Tauck ship.
Additional hair salon services will also be available aboard the ms Grace, ms Inspire, ms Joy, and ms Savor.
With multiple dining options aboard a Tauck ship, there’s something everyone will love.
Vegetarian meals are always available, helping accommodate every passenger without compromising on taste.
All Tauck ships feature open seating in the dining room and flexible dining times, allowing you to choose the best spot, and the best time, for you.
Weather permitting, you’ll be able to enjoy al fresco dining on the ship’s Sun Deck.
Tauck also offers alternative dining venues for some classic favorites for both lunch and dinner.
These alternative dining options also serve lighter breakfasts each morning.
All passengers will also enjoy the complimentary snacks that will be served daily from 10am to midnight.
Additionally, all Tauck guests will have access to unlimited complimentary beverages aboard each ship.
These complimentary beverages include regional wine, beer, and premium spirits, as well as specialty coffee, water, and soft drinks.
Each morning, you can take advantage of the onshore excursions offered by Tauck Cruises.
Each excursion is complimentary and already included in the fare price, allowing you to get the most without any hidden surprises.
You’ll love exploring the centuries-old cities with the expertise of the local guides.
With Tauck, you’ll discover numerous historical delights as you wonder through the cobblestone streets.
Immerse yourself fully in the world around you as your Tauck Director and local guide explain the history of each location and their significance to the region.
The magical feeling you’ll get while walking through the less-traveled routes will amaze you, but it’s all part of the Tauck experience.
Learn a little more about the local culture around you, with Tauck Cruises, you’ll get an inside look into the history of the region, including a region’s ancient wine-making traditions.
Tauck aims to make the most out of each excursion, so you can plan to take a blissful walk through some amazing formal gardens or absorb the beautiful sights from century-old chateaus.
With Tauck, you can even visit old churches, historical bridges, and other exclusive landmarks.
You’ll love the stunning views from each of the carefully chosen Tauck destinations. These historical venues will give you an in-depth introduction to the region, allowing you to fall in love with each destination, making it feel like a home away from home.
Tauck excursions are designed to help you connect not only with the local culture but with the other passengers as well; so meet some new friends and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
While enjoying the onshore excursions offered at each port, you can also choose to spend lunch in the city.
Visit a private ranch for a traditional meal, or simply savor the authentic dishes served at a local café.
Sample some of the famous local beers and cheeses.
Try some famous local sausage or other homemade treats from local food stands.
Whatever you’re into, each destination offers something a little different, allowing you to be adventurous or play it safe by enjoying a simple meal or drink.
Either way, it’s all part of the Tauck experience.
Even when the sun goes down, the wonder-filled onshore fun doesn’t stop. Each evening, you’ll feel the historical pull of the regional palace or castle.
You may even revisit the century-old chateaus for a new perspective.
Allow yourself to feel like royalty as Tauck extends the community’s invitation to dine in these fabulous places.
When visiting these regional palaces, castles, or chateaus for dinner, you can expect to enjoy extravagant cuisines, awe-inspiring entertainment, and the overwhelming ambiance of history.