ms Swiss Sapphire

Living up to her name, ms Swiss Sapphire glitters along with the legendary lights of Paris in her new home on the waters of the River Seine. From her panoramic restaurant and public spaces, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views along the storied waterway as she cruises to explore rural Etretat, Calvados country and the abbeys of Breuil-en-Auge, Normandy’s beaches, Honfleur, Rouen and Monet’s Giverny.  




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Amenities & Dining

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• Open dining, with no assigned seats; tables seat 4 and 6
• Wine with dinner, unlimited soft drinks, and beer with lunch and dinner included aboard the riverboat; vegetarian meals are available
• Alternative bistro dining available in and outside of (weather permitting) The Bistro
• Room service breakfast available in Category 7 suites
• Complimentary snack baskets served from 2:00 PM to midnight
• E-mail available in Internet Corner
• Themed Happy Hour in the bar/lounge; piano music nightly
• Fitness center; whirlpool on sun deck, available 24 hours
• On-board entertainment programs include movie nights, cooking demonstrations, local entertainment, themed game nights and more
• Accept cash (Euros), Visa, MasterCard, and American Express;
no money exchange on board
• Tauck Director audio commentary available in cabins
• Laundry service (limited); ironing available

A member of Tauck’s fleet of 361-foot riverboats, ms Swiss Sapphire represents the state of the art in modern river cruising. Operating exclusively for Tauck, she features three passenger decks custom-designed to comfortably accommodate 118 Tauck guests in gracious style; most similar-sized riverboats average about 140 guests. She boasts four times more suites than most other European riverboats – 14 lush 300-square-foot suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, brocade upholstery, walk-in closets and marble baths with full-size tubs, along with 7 junior suites. Well-appointed, outside-facing cabins and junior suites, ranging from 150 to 183 square feet, offer plush interiors with plasma TV, mini-bar, radio, safe, hair dryer, adjustable air conditioning and private bathroom with shower, pampering toiletries and terry cloth robes and slippers; power is 220 volt. Floor-to-ceiling windows with French balconies grace 85% of our cabins. Guests enjoy exceptional vantage points throughout the ship; panoramic windows provide spectacular views of the passing shore. Culinary pleasures are many, from our spacious main restaurant, the Compass Rose, offering menus designed for a variety of tastes to alternative bistro dining featuring lighter fare in The Bistro in the stern; limited outdoor dining is also available. Sporting a fully opening 180º glass wall, The Bistro also offers coffee & tea, cappuccino, and snacks throughout the day. Each ship has a fitness center and a sun deck with 24-hour Jacuzzi, lounge, library and boutique.

Ship Specifications

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Newly Built 2006 – 2011!
Length: 361 ft. (110 meters)
Width: 37 ft. (11 meters)
Draft: 4 ft. (1.2 meters)
Number of Guests: 118
Crew Members: 29
Crew Nationality: Mostly European
Number of Decks: 3 plus a sun deck
Fully air conditioned: Yes
Elevator: Yes – between the Ruby and Diamond decks; stairs (12 steps) between the other decks
Internet: Send / Receive