We had been reluctant to do a river cruise as we had heard mixed reviews from friends and family who had done them. We somehow found Tauck through our research and booked the 2 week Amsterdam to Budapest cruise for our first try. The trip was fantastic in every aspect: Ship, itinerary, food, crew, tour guides, excursions, cabin, service, and all of the extra touches provided by Tauck. All options on Tauck are included in the price, so there were no extra charges for drinks or excursions.
The MS Treasures is a great small river ship, with room for about 100 passengers. We had 82 passengers, so not quite full. The common areas are all very nice and well appointed, Our room was very large with our own sliding door to look outside. Plenty of US standard electric plugs in the room, and the bathroom was very large for a ship, with a great shower.
Food options were great. There were 3 meals offered per day in the main dining room, with breakfast and lunch being a buffet with made to order items as well. Dinner was seated with a menu, with plenty of options. Meals ranged from good to excellent and service was outstanding. There were several wine choices at dinner to complement the meals. If we didn't feel like going to the main dining room, at the aft of the ship is Arthurs, which offers light fare all day. A continental breakfast was available in the morning (with coffee and some snacks available 24 hours), several options for lunch and dinner, and snacks available from 11am to 10pm daily.