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  • esprit-lounge.jpg - A look at the main lounge and bar aboard Tauck’s ms Esprit.
  • esprit-lounge2.jpg - One of the lounges aboard ms Esprit from Tauck River Cruises.
  • ms-esprit.jpg - Tauck’s ms Esprit travels the famed waterways of Europe.
  • ms-esprit-in-port.jpg - The 98-passenger ms Esprit from Tauck River Cruises in port.
  • Esprit_dockside.jpg - The 98-passenger ms Esprit from Tauck River Cruises at dockside.
  • canal-Amsterdam-Holland - A scenic canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Opera-House-Vienna-Austria - The world-famous State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper) in Vienna, Austria.
  • Budapest-Parliament-Building-golden-dome - The golden dome inside the Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary.
  • fisherman-bastion-budapest-hungary - Fisherman's Bastion on the Buda bank of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.
  • vienna-parliament - The Austrian Parliament building in Vienna, Austria.

Esprit: Fabulous river cruising in Europe with Tauck


Esprit sails Europe's most famous rivers — the Rhine, Main and Danube. The sleek river ship from Tauck River Cruises takes passengers to events such as wine tastings and galas and to sites such as castles and stately palaces while visiting old-world cities rich in architecture and arts.

As one of the top-end riverboats, ms Esprit accommodates no more than 98 guests. The spacious and modern architecture of this five-star ship conveys a feeling of luxury and relaxation at the same time. Take some time out and relax in the pool or enjoy a game of golf on the sun deck while taking in the passing landscapes. Explore the surrounding area on one of the rental bikes or work out on one of the treadmills or bicycles in the fitness center. 

Guest amenities inside 14 suites, which are 300 square feet, include walk-in closets, marble baths with full-size tubs and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also seven 183 square-foot cabins and standard cabins at 150 square feet, all of which are comfortable and share similar décor and style to the larger suites. Eighty-five percent of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open; all have in-room movies, a minibar, adjustable heating and cooling and a private bathroom and shower.

Where Esprit sails

Esprit cruises Europe's most famous rivers — the Rhine, Main and Danube — to some of the world's favorite cities such as Amsterdam, Vienna and Budapest. Itineraries are currently on hold.

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  • The Compass Rose - main restaurant with flexible dining times and free choice of seats
  • The alternate dining venue Arthur's offers classic favorites at lunch and dinner and lighter breakfasts in the morning
  • Al fresco dining on Sun Deck, weather permitting
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages including regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and “themed” fun
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Fitness center
  • Massages available
  • Pool and Putting green on Sun Deck
  • 24-hour Jacuzzi on Sun Deck
  • Bicycles available aboard for use ashore
  • Laundry service available
  • In Category 7 Tauck Suites, American breakfast room service is available and a shipboard credit (one per stateroom) is provided to be used onboard for spa services, gift shop purchases, etc.
  • Open seating in dining room with flexible dining times
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary snacks served 10 am to midnight
Windmills line the landscape at Zaanse Schans, a popular attraction for visitors near Amsterdam.
NBTC Holland MarketingWindmills line the landscape at Zaanse Schans, a popular attraction for visitors near Amsterdam.

Cabin highlights

Cabin beds are fitted with 400-thread satin bed linen, mako cotton pillows, 100% cotton blankets and thick pillow top mattresses. You'll also find puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton with a hypoallergenic 90% down filling.

A variety of Tauck-exclusive Molton Brown bath products are provided along with terry cloth robes, towels and hair dryers. The minibar is stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks. Two 110-volt and two 220-volt outlets are included in every cabin for small electronics.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Stunning destinations
  • Where: State Opera House, Vienna

  • What: Main lounge
  • Where: Deck 3
  • Onboard bicycles available for shore excursions
  • Majority of rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies
  • 24-hour Jacuzzi on the Sun Deck

Fast facts

98 Passengers [?]
36 Crew
4 Decks
2010 Maiden voyage
2,000 Tonnage [?]
361 Length in feet
39 Width in feet (max beam)

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