Tauck River Cruising will launch ms Inspire, the first river boat in a new class, April 3. The boat will be 443 feet long, have a capacity of 130 passengers and will operate exclusively on the Rhine.
Among the onboard accommodations will be 22 300-square-foot suites, each featuring a pull-out couch, walk-in closet, marble bath with his and her sinks, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The boat also will have 32 225-square-foot cabins. Eight of these, located on the lower (Emerald) deck, will feature a "loft" design with a raised platform seating area. Located against either the ship's hull or outer wall, each seating area will have a small table with two chairs and a raised ceiling permitting taller windows, despite it being a lower-deck cabin. The upper portion of the window can be opened.
An additional 13 cabins will range from 150 to 190 square feet.
All suites and cabins will feature in-room movies, minibar and Molton Brown toiletries.
Public spaces will include a casual dining area with a 180-degree-view, formal dining room, cocktail lounge, sun deck with 24-hour Jacuzzi and putting green, a fitness center, a spa and a hair salon.
As with all Tauck ships, passengers may take advantage of free beverages including regional wines, beer, premium spirits, specialty coffees, water and soft drinks. Free Internet also is available.