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By Jeannine Williamson
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ms Esprit Overview

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.

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About ms Esprit

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.

ms Esprit Ship Stats

  • Crew: 36
  • Launched: 2010 (refurbished for 2015)
  • Decks: 4
  • Passengers: 118
  • Registry: Switzerland
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ken from ilinois
Sail Date: Aug 2018
We have traveled with Tauck on four previous land vacations and figured they would be just as good on a river. We traveled from Amsterdam to Budapest. Halfway, we had to switch ships with Sprit's sister ship, the...Read More
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CLIVERD
Sail Date: Jun 2017
We took a cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. In the most part, the passengers are retirees - particularly from the USA. However, they were active and interesting retirees who were keen to do as much as possible....Read More
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Gourmet Gal
Sail Date: Oct 2017
This was a very enjoyable cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. We booked through a TA, bought business class tickets through Tauck but chose our own hotels, not the Tauck hotels because the perks were better....Read More
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Cathyandsteveg
Sail Date: Sep 2017
We began our journey on April 25, 2016, when we booked a long-time dream of a European River cruise. It seemed forever in the distance. The cost of the cruise was $18,170. We booked our own air on American Airlines...Read More

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