Tauck River Cruising

Tauck River Cruising

Tauck is the premium luxury and value leader in European river cruising market. They focus on the customer’s experience thereby letting the guest focus on the pleasures of travel.

Their ships have an intimate, club-like atmosphere, with beautiful public areas.  Onboard they have larger cabins, more suites, and more personal space than any other river cruise company.

The max guests capacity is 130 and staterooms are on average 238 sq ft which makes them the largest in the industry.  The decor is like the Ritz Carlton’s decor.

Single traveler fares are offered at no additional cost in certain room categories. Also, if you plan to travel with 3-4 people there is a specific category that can accommodate the extra guests.

When traveling on Tauck, it is all about the destinations.  They have 4 directors to lead the small tour groups on the excursions compared to just 1 for the other brands.  Guests are dropped off in front of the destination that you are visiting.  They have planned unique, exclusivity destination experiences for their guests.

Tauck has thoughtful, caring and personalized service, and it’s all-inclusive value includes gratuities, airport transfers, excursions, the internet, premium spirits any time of the day, and more.

Tauck makes it a “Trip of a Lifetime“.


Discover the Magic and Value of a Disney Cruise Vacation

Disney Cruise Lines has 4 ships.  The Dream & Fantasy were built in 2011 & 2012 and are 130,000 tons. The  Magic & Wonder are 84,000 and 83,000 tons respectively.

Disney provides a very high level of service,  with lots of extras included; free sodas, 24 hr room service. etc.  They have the latest movies onboard at no additional cost. 

The inside staterooms have portholes that show what’s happening real time on the outside with Disney characters that swim by every so often.

Disney has family size staterooms that accommodates families of 5 with 2 bathrooms.

If you are planning a Disney cruise, don’t wait to book. The best pricing is early when the booking first is available, as the ships fills the prices go up.

They have a Pirates Night which is a deck party that many guest bring their own costumes too that has food, dancing, and fireworks.

They have rotational dining in their themed restaurants: you are schedule in a different one every night for 3 nights. You can choose early or late seating. In one of the restaurants onboard, you make your own animated cartoon and the next time you come back they play it on the walls for you.

 Palo is an adult only romantic restaurant that has limited seating.

Unique to Disney on some ships:

  • Quiet Cove – on ship adult only pool & relaxation.
  • AquaDuck water slide for everyone
  • Aqua dunk – water slide for the adventurists straight down drop

Kids Programs

The kids club has the longest hours of all of the cruise lines at sea and even in port.

  • 3-12 years – Kids have wristbands with GPS tracking for ship use only.
  • 12-14 years – Tweens are entertained with music videos, social media, and virtual programs.
  • 14-17 years – Vibe doesn’t open until 11 a.m.  because that age group likes to sleep in and is open until 2 a.m.


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Must have resources and apps

There are over 1 million apps for people to use that have been downloaded 60 billion times. 

Important apps for travel clients:

  • must be functional – if it is a map or a hotel booking app or at a destination it must work properly.  If it says it does something make sure that it does what it claims to do.
  • address wifi issues – when you get to a location and the wifi doesn’t work or is slow suggest an alternative
  • must be able to work offline
  • be informed if International roaming or data plans apply
  • is there a charge for wifi and is there adequate bandwith?

Useful travel apps for clients

  • flight info
  • currency converters
  • deals, coupons and ratings
  • destination info
  • emergency info
  • shopping
  • itineraries
  • maps & gps
  • QR readers
  • packing tips
  • restaurant info
  • translators
  • weather info
  • wifi locator