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Europe ms Sapphire Europe Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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11 reviews
London before the cruise.
Giverny, France, Monet's Garden
Les Andelys, France
Honfluer, France
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1-10 of 10 Europe ms Sapphire Europe Cruise Reviews

Overpriced and underwhelmed

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our Destination Seine Tauck tour departed Paris on 10/19/2022 and returned on the 29th. This company was so highly recommended by a personal friend that we decided to give Tauck a whirl. Tauck was to come into competition with the Crystal Danube cruise we took one year prior to the pandemic. WE found the service to be very uneven, the cruise was understaffed(not acceptable taking into ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

River Cruise on the Seine with Tauck

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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is my first Tauck trip and it did not disappoint in terms of service and the overall quality of what was offered. I did the 14 day Seine river cruise trip from Paris to London in July 2017. In practice this is only 9 days on the river boat and 5 days in hotels in Paris and London. The Tauck tour directors were helpful and friendly and I could not fault them. The whole trip was ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cruising down the Seine

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned from an 8 day cruise on the Swiss Saphire, she is owned by Tauck, but on this occasion had been chartered by Riviera Travel. She is a lovely boat (?ship?), fairly newly built and carries 120 passengers. We were in a cabin on the 3rd deck in one of the stern cabins, these cabins are larger than normal, the other cabins on the 3rd deck are double size. She is very well maintained ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

London, Paris and Versailles, Plus a Cruise

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because of the before and after days along with the visit to the Normandy beaches. Two days in London before the cruise, then the TGV under the channel to Paris for the cruise, then a stay in Versailles after the cruise. As usual with Tauck, we were pampered from start to finish. Everything was taken care of for us and the price was all inclusive. Although the ship is not ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cruising the Seine

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Tauck is truly a premier company. Everything from embarkation to disembarkation went smoothly and trouble free. The ship was lovely, a little dated, but well kept and scrupulously clean. The staff was wonderful. We had a suite which was spacious with a walkin closet, a fairly generous bathroom with a tub and shower, a very nice Nespresso maker (I got one for myself once I got home) and a seating ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Disappointed in the food but enjoyed everything else.....

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We stayed at their top level suite on the third level. The room was nice and decent amount of room. The tours and guides provided very good information and were overall very good. The staff took good care of us and our only real issue was the food was just subpar and not what we expected at all. Tauk is promoted as a quality luxury river cruise but the food was very poor quality. We have cruised ...
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Sail Date: October 2013

Best Experience Ever!

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Writing this in our hotel overlooking the Danube before we leave for dinner at the the Academe Club (courtesy of Tauck) on the last night of our trip. By way of background, my wife and I have cruised usually twice a year since 2001. We have sailed with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Windstar before this trip. We are from Texas and so naturally have hit the Caribbean a lot, but we have ...
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Sail Date: July 2013

An Unexpected Pleasure

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were not going to travel this spring! we had taken a driving adventure this winter and drove 9,000 miles and decided to stay home. But our friends were doing another Tauck river cruise and at the last minute one couple was unable to go due to illness and we decided, with twenty four hours notice to take their place. I couldn't believe the travel agent was able to get everything booked and ready ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Amazing service on a river cruise

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We had a great time on this Tauck River Cruise. The whole intent of this trip was to go to Holland to see the flowers in the spring. We decided to add a river cruise to our trip. We planned our trip to arrive 3 days prior to the cruise and booked our own hotel and flight. Much to our surprise, Tauck arranged for our transfer from the airport to our hotel. This was just the first instance of ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Tauck Holland and Belgium including Floriade

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6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

This was my second trip with Tauck and my wife's third. Choosing an extra day in Brussels pre-trip and one in Amsterdam at the end gave us just the right amount of time to get ready for the trip and ready to renter the real world. Dealing with the airlines misdirection of her suitcase, the Tauck people managed to get it to the boat on sailing day. Many thanks to them for the assistance. We ...
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Sail Date: July 2012

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