Fodor’s Expert Review
Gleaming brass, wrought iron, and glass elements make the destination-intense MS Swiss Sapphire a truly grand way to discover the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. Perks like balconied outside-facing cabins, fluffy bathrobes, and complimentary Wi-Fi add to the luxurious ride.Read More
Tauck World Discovery operates four ships in Europe, including the 118-passenger Swiss Emerald, Swiss Sapphire, andSwiss Jewel, and the MSTreasure launched in 2011, the same year the company garnered top awards as the World’s Best River Cruise Line by a well-known reader poll.
These well-appointed vessels provide uncommon access to local hot spots for immersive cultural experiences, all-inclusive pricing, and personalized attention. A club-like ambience pervades with only 14 suites measuring 300 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows (seven Junior suites), walk-in closets, and marble baths with full-size tubs. Wi-Fi access is offered throughout. All cabins have flat-screen TVs, minibar, radio, safe, and aromatic L’Occitane French toiletries.
Ships cruise the Danube, Rhine, Mosel, and Main rivers, as well as the scenic canals of the Netherlands and Belgium in spring. The French waterways cruise is a feast for the senses showcasing local gastronomy and stunning architecture. Signature voyages are the 14-day French Escapade Monte Carlo to Paris cruise and the 24-day Grand European Cruise for those who want to splurge.