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Tauck Cruises

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About Tauck Cruises

Tauck River Cruising is a luxury-oriented, all-inclusive river cruise line that sails entirely in Europe. It's a sub-brand of Tauck World Discovery, which began as a traditional land tour company in 1925 and offers upscale tours around the world. The company offered its first European river cruises in 1992 by chartering other companies' boats. In 2006, it officially launched its own fleet of riverboats.

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  • 18+ only sailings - Adult-By-Design!
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Who goes on Tauck cruise ships?

Tauck river cruises attract upscale, well-traveled professionals in the 55-and-older age range, with most people coming from English-speaking countries (and the United States in particular). Many passengers have been on Tauck land trips already. Select "Tauck Bridges" sailings are also ideal for multigenerational family groups, with family-specific activities provided onboard and during shore excursions.

Do I have to dress up on a Tauck cruise?

The daily dress code on a Tauck river cruise is casual and comfortable, but at night the vibe is somewhat dressier with men typically donning slacks and button-down or collared shirts and women in slacks or skirts and blouses.

On a one-week cruise, Tauck holds one gala night (more on longer cruises) for which passengers are requested (but not required) to dress up. Most do dress up, with men wearing jackets (though not necessarily ties) and women putting on dresses or adding dressier tops. The event is often held off the ship, at a palace or castle.

T-shirts, jeans, flip-flops and sneakers are not permitted in main dining room in the evening, though these are allowed in the ships' alternative restaurant.

Is everything free on Tauck cruises?

Cruises with Tauck are all-inclusive affairs, with almost everything included in the cost of the fare. Included are all meals, shore excursions, all drinks (including unlimited beer, wine and spirits), transfers, crew gratuities, Wi-Fi, onboard lectures and entertainment and, occasionally, pre- or post-cruise hotel stays.

You'll pay extra for spa treatments, laundry and any items from the small onboard gift shops.

What are Tauck’s most popular activities?

A river cruise with Tauck is all about the destinations visited and so the excursions are the most popular activities by far. In most cities, passengers have a choice of sightseeing options that range from walking tours to tastings to museum visits. Onboard lectures also typically draw a crowd, as does any destination-specific entertainment (local dance or folk music troupes, as an example).

Why go with Tauck?

Luxury line fares include all alcohol, excursions and gratuities

Best for: Luxury travelers who like tour-focused travel where everything is taken care of for you

Not for: Independent travelers who like to do their own arrangements and exploration

Tauck Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Xmas Markets, Beautiful Cities and Towns, and a Gorgeous Ship!

My best friend and I decided to do this Xmas Market cruise shortly after her husband died. We were fortunate to be able to book a lovely suite, 308, just several months before the cruise. Someone must have cancelled... Read More
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Marin Traveller

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Tauck Blue Danube river cruise

This was our second experience with Tauck, the first being their Best of the Canadian Rockies tour. It was also our first river cruise. We chose this particular cruise because of the starting and ending cities,... Read More
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Teshanno not

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Pricey but Good

We wanted a “get away from it all” break so chose a quiet river cruise. The ship cabin and staff were all excellent. The organisation by Tauck is first rate. Yes it is expensive but you are taken care of from... Read More
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Robmchester

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Extraordinary holiday.

We have just returned from our unforgettable, glorious, spectacular 14 night river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. After we had booked our holiday we read some unfavourable reviews and began to wonder what we... Read More
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melindalouise

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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