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Tauck Cruises

81 Reviews
ms Savor

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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  • Who goes on Tauck cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Tauck cruise?


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Tauck Cruises 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

Greatly enjoyed by most although several large flaws

It was hard to reconcile the quality and verve of dinners these nights with what had preceded them.Wines were also only if fair quality.Read More
bluewater sail

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Not for Us

We had one day to see both Bruges and Ghent, and one day in Brussels, definitely not enough time for any of the above.Each day we felt rushed through our excursions with not enough free time to explore a town on our own.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Cheese and Chocolate - Yuletide River Cruise Through The Netherlands & Belgium

Itinerary Our itinerary included Amsterdam, Gouda (pronounced How - da), Rotterdam or Delft, The Hague, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, and Brussels.There was only one change to the itinerary due to wind and water levels that involved spending 2 overnights in Antwerp instead of one, and then being bused to Bruges and Ghent.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Had a wonderful Christmas Markets Rhine cruise with Tauck

The previous night the ship had been in an industrial area miles out, so I was expecting to pay for taxis, but on the day they had moved to a berth right in the heart of the old town.But we still had lovely days in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Strasbourg and Lucerne.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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