ms Esprit Review

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Jeannine Williamson

One of Tauck's four Jewel-class vessels sailing on the Rhine, Main and Danube, Esprit accommodates 118 passengers. Staterooms include 14 spacious 300-square-foot suites with walk-in closets and marble bathrooms with full-size tubs. Esprit also has seven 183-square-foot cabins, and standard cabins are 150 square feet. A total of 85 per cent of cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies.

Cabins are elegantly furnished with sumptuous bedding, including 400-thread-count bed linen and thick pillow-top mattresses. Amenities include Molton Brown bath products, robes, in-room movies and minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks.

The main Compass Rose dining room offers flexible dining times, and vegetarian meals are always available. An alternative "bistro-style" dining venue offers lighter breakfasts and classic favorites at lunch and dinner. Al fresco dining is available on the Sun Deck, weather permitting. Guests in Category 7 suites are offered complimentary American breakfast room service. For all passengers complimentary snacks are available from 10:00 a.m. to midnight and unlimited onboard beverages, including regional wine, beer, premium spirits, specialty coffee, water and soft drinks are also included in the fare.

Esprit's entertainment includes enrichment lectures, nightly piano music, in-room movies, culinary demonstrations and visiting entertainers. There is complimentary WiFi, a fitness center and massage studio, plus putting green and whirlpool on the Sun Deck. Also available are a fleet of bicycles for use ashore.


Passengers: 118
Crew: 36
Passenger to Crew: 3.28:1

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ms Esprit Cruiser Reviews

Did Not Meet Expectations

The explanation was that even though the ship was in Germany for two years during the pandemic, and they considered installed Apple TV, budget constraints did not permit the upgrade.Starting with meeting up with the ship, there were incorrect directions, the phone numbers we were given in case of problems were incorrect, and the US office could not even tell us where the ship was docked.Read More
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few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Tauck is super

The Danube River was too low and we heard about other tour groups bussing to cities from a docked ship.The ship swap required a 3 hour drive after a city tour.Read More
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ken from ilinois

many10+ Cruises

Age 70s


However, once you take into account that the price includes airport transfers, pre or post cruise accommodation at a 5 star hotel, all tours, all drinks, great food and service and a highlight evening in Vienna you are, in fact, obtaining a very high quality and memorable cruise for outstanding value.Finally, they include a great evening in Vienna which was the highlight of an already great cruise.Read More
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few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Lovely but Really Wish the Food was Better!

Public spaces were light and airy in decor and roomy enough for all passengers during cocktail hour or dinner.The farewell dinner was somewhat better but was more like I would expect EVERY night for a premium cruiseline.Read More
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Gourmet Gal

few6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

Tauck River Cruising Fleet
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