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MS Esprit

Newly redesigned to accommodate no more than 98 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 14 300-sq. ft. Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. ft.

About MS Esprit

Newly redesigned to accommodate no more than 98 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 14 300-sq. ft. Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. ft. cabins, this ship is the perfect riverboat to cruise the historic waters of the Rhine and Danube rivers.

One of the 361-foot (110-meter) riverboats in Tauck’s Destination Fleet, the newly redesigned ms Esprit debuted in 2018 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger – and accommodating no more than 98 guests, while similar-sized riverboats average about 160. Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Tauck Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur’s, a second dining venue offering casual fare.

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityCrew countDeck countCabin countLarge cabin countElectrical plugs
20102018en110 meters12 metersEUR13 knots983643714 types:
US 2 Pin 110v
EU 2 Pin 220v
adapters provided:
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Accommodation

ms Esprit has been redesigned with a new deck plan optimised for the utmost in spaciousness with over 70% of the cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger. The ship boasts 14 spacious 300-square-foot Suites, 20 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins, one 182-square-foot cabin and eight-150-square foot cabins.

85% of the cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies. All cabins are equipped with in-room movies, minibar, adjustable climate control, private bathroom with shower and pampering toiletries.

Cabin beds are fitted with 400-thread satin bed linen, mako cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. A variety of Tauck-exclusive Molton Brown bath products are provided along with terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers.

  • In Category 7 Tauck Suites, American breakfast room service available and a shipboard credit (one per stateroom) is provided to be used onboard for spa services, gift shop purchases, etc
  • 110-volt and 220-volt outlets included in every cabin for small electronics; minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Internet & Email available

Category 7 Suite

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 180 cm (two beds 200 cm x 90 cm each when separate); 79" x 71" (two beds 79" x 35"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Pull-out sleeping sofa 190 cm x 110 cm – 75" x 43", two club chairs & coffee table, a desk and a TV credenza, Walk-in closet and dresser, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers, Large bathroom with separate shower featuring rainfall shower head (note: no bathtub)

Stateroom Amenities:

Two floor-to-ceiling French Balconies, each 98 inches wide x 75 inches high each with one sliding door that opens, Quad cabin made possible by pullout couch (only for children), Coffee maker plus mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, Breakfast room service, Iron plus ironing board, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available, a shipboard credit (one per stateroom) is provided to be used onboard for spa services, gift shop purchases, etc

Facilities

  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Mini Bar (Additional Cost)
  • Coffee Machine
  • Telephone

Category 6 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closet with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Telephone

Category 5 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closet with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Lounge Area
  • Telephone

Category 4 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closets with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Telephone

Category 3 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 156 cm (two beds 200 cm x 78 cm each when separate); 79" x 61" (two beds 79" x 31"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closet with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

One floor-to-ceiling French Balcony (98 inches wide x 75 inches high) with one sliding door that opens, Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Telephone

Category 2 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 160 cm (two beds 200 cm x 80 cm each when separate); 79" x 63" (two beds 79" x 31.5"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closet with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Telephone

Category 1 Cabin

2 European twin beds that can slide together; 200 cm x 156 cm (two beds 200 cm x 78 cm each when separate); 79" x 61" (two beds 79" x 31"); 4 pieces of luggage can be stored under beds

Stateroom Furnishings:

Two chairs plus a desk, Built-in closet with drawers, 400 thread count cotton linenswhite duvets and pillows of mako cotton with 90% down filling

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Molton Brown toiletries – a Tauck Exclusive, Terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers

Stateroom Amenities:

Two 2' x 3' windows, Refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, safe and individual climate control, Onboard wi-fi available

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Telephone

Entertainment

Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and "themed" fun

Panorama Lounge & Bar

The best place to unwind after a day of adventures.

The Panorama lounge and bar is the sole lounge found onboard ms Emerald. Sporting an extensive cocktail menu, grab a drink and join fellow passengers and relax on one of the many plush chairs and couches, taking in the breathtaking views of the river as it passes by.

During cocktail hour, enjoy the soft and relaxing sounds of the piano as a pianist plays live music, radiating throughout the lounge as a perfect compliment to the days events that preceded.

Lido Bar

The gracious aft lounge in the stern of your riverboat sports an innovative 180° curved glass wall that opens to the fresh air (weather permitting).

Sun Deck

Lounge on the Sun Deck of ms Esprit

Whether you practice your putt at the on board putting green, relax in the Jacuzzi, or take in the views of the passing European landscapes on a lounge chair, ms Esprit has an option for everyone to enjoy.

Lobby

The central hub on board ms Espirit

Aboard ms Esprit, explore all that the ship has to offer including a large variety of onboard entertainment options such as enrichment lectures, nightly piano music, in-room movies culinary demos. local entertainment and "themed" fun.

Dining

The Compass Rose

Wine and dine at The Compass Rose

Enjoy a variety of international and regional dishes when you dine at Compass Rose, the main dining venue aboard ms Esprit. Offering flexible dining times and open seating, Compass Rose boasts a formal, yet comforting atmosphere that is complimented by the knowledgeable and friendly wait staff.

Arthur's

Enjoy casual dining offerings at Arthur's

If you're looking for casual dining options, Arthur's is your place. Named after our Chairman, Arthur Tuck Jr., Arthur's serves guests lighter breakfast options in the morning and offers classic favourites for lunch and dinner.

Health & Fitness

Fitness Centre

Fitness centre; massages available; putting green on Sun Deck; Jacuzzi on Sun Deck – available 24 hours

Deckplans

Sun Deck

  • Putting Green
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge Chairs

Diamond Deck

  • Arthur's
  • Category 7 Suites
  • Category 5 Cabins
  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Bar
  • Reception
  • Tauck Desk
  • Boutique

Ruby Deck

  • The Compass Rose
  • Kitchen
  • Engines
  • Category 6 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins

Emerald Deck

  • Category 2 Cabin
  • Category 1 Cabins
  • Engines
  • Crew Quarters
  • Massage
  • Fitness

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