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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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Tauck Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

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
  • Nine upscale ships sail in Europe; pre- and post-touring is part of itinerary
  • Three tour directors on every sailing ensure excellent personal service

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 River Cruising Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Overpriced and underwhelmed

WE found the service to be very uneven, the cruise was understaffed(not acceptable taking into consideration the price levied), some of the wait staff was sloppily attired, the staff had to be reminded to provide a bottle of distilled water(which had been requested twice prior to departure) and to return our laundry, the under the sink garbage can and the reading lamp on the left side of the bed was eventually repaired, the towels were rough, the in cabin Nespresso machines only spewed lukewarm coffee.So afflicted by this food poisoning I was unable to tour the city of Rouen.Read More
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jmsalz

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Enchantment for the Rhine switched to Moselle

2 nights on our own in Milan One full day traveled to lake Como with little time spent in beautiful town of Bellagio but wasted 2 hours plus at a horrible fish lunch under a tent with row long tables Next day 5 hours to basel to stay in hotel with another convention like buffet dinner Took us to a canned winery for tasting in Alsace that was not very good Next day another 5 hours to evenetully meet the river boat on the Moselle river in a container and trash yard !!!This was our first Tauck tour cruise highly recommended but many to us Having traveled extensively and been on many cruises, this was by far the worst experience The communication from the start was poor as Tauck sent an Email the day before stating they were changing the itinerary They knew many weeks before that the Rhine may not have been sailable Asking the day before a trip if want to cancel a vacation is not fair and not what we paid for So we depart for Milan as first leg of trip for 3 days Arrive to a mediocre arrival dinner in Italy with steak as if at convention Would have thought big Italian dinner and feast to start us off Then never told us that the “ EXCLUSIVE TAUCK PRIVATE TOUR EXPERIENCE” of visit to fresco of last supper had been canceled Blamed travel agent for an email never received.Read More
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TStraMD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Tauck is the way to travel!

We felt Tauck provided fabulous service, a wonderful river boat and good excursions.Dusaw Bajac the Maitre de on the ship saw that I got the perfect Strawberry drink after a previous one was not very good.Read More
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Lorna Doone

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fabulous and interesting!

Being able to take a cruise without single supplements which can cost up to 100%, is a real plus if you must travel solo, or prefer to do so.The ship is just beautiful and I especially love that in the lowest category, you pay the same for a solo, so NO single supplement.Read More
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tobique33040

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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