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Tauck Cruises

88 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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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

Christmas and New Year's in Holland & Belgium

Items that were included were a private transfer from the airport to my hotel, even though I didn’t book my air or hotel thru Tauck; a transfer back to the airport at the end of the cruise; gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, cruise tour directors, and the cruise director; unlimited complimentary beverages such as wine, beer and premium spirits as well as specialty coffee, water and soft drinks; all meals and snacks (no paid dining); and a choice of 2 included excursions at each port with sometimes an added excursion at night, such as the canal cruise of the Amsterdam light festival.Another lady had to make her own way back to the ship in Amsterdam when the cruise tour director told her to meet the group outside the Rijksmuseum's gift shop, but didn't specify which one.Read More

First Time Cruiser

Age 72s

Don't waste your money

• In your advertisement, let people know that there are 60+ locks on the voyage and the upper deck will be closed for multiple days during the journey so you will not have the cruising pleasure that you expect.We paid an exorbitant amount for Cat7 accommodations and all the food and premium drinks, but for these days we sat for hours on busses with only water to drink.Read More
Dianeand Jim

2-5 Cruises

Age 71s

Blue Danube= Supurb

Food was very good, accommodations were great.Milos, our bartender was quite a great guy.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 62s

Did Not Meet Expectations

The explanation was that even though the ship was in Germany for two years during the pandemic, and they considered installed Apple TV, budget constraints did not permit the upgrade.Starting with meeting up with the ship, there were incorrect directions, the phone numbers we were given in case of problems were incorrect, and the US office could not even tell us where the ship was docked.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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