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The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

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MarthaBrown

Rhine River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2018

Planning with Tauck was excellent -- reservations, scheduling, being met. The cruise ship was comfortable, and the food was excellent. We visited many cities and a few castles, and learned a lot of their medieval history. The steep vineyard hillsides along the Moselle were enchanting. There was not as much daytime scenic cruising as expected.

Most Memorable Moment:

Bicycling through the Moselle vineyards.

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KennethGibbs

A Mixed Review of Tauck

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2018

Rhine/Moselle river cruise. The sights on the trip were interesting but not "exciting". Tauck did a great job in the reservation process, providing us air reservations, pick-ups etc. The boat's hotel manager and chef were outstanding. Disappointed by the Tauck tour directors. They were aloof and disengaged and did not enhance the experience.

Most Memorable Moment:

Enjoyed Baden-Baden and Strasbourg.

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JamesHunt

A once in a lifetime experience only happens once!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

The MS Inspire was a remarkable vessel. Accommodations were spacious, comfortable and luxurious. The entire staff from the captain, tour directors, wait staff to the cleaning crew were friendly, helpful and totally dedicated to making this journey special for us and all the passengers. Seeing a portion of Europe in this manner was simply magical!

Most Memorable Moment:

We had two favorite memorable moments. 1. The day we were cruising on the Rhine passing all the castles. If you just saw one of these castles, you would be mystified, but to see so many castles was incredible. 2. We loved walking the streets of some of the small towns. We felt absorbed in the culture as they were not the usual tourist stops.

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Mtn girl

Avoid the loft cabins

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

We definitely felt we were on tour, with early morning departures and lots of bus rides. Our biggest complaint, though, was with our “loft” cabin, which is a great design in theory. However, we were awakened multiple times each night by the flushing of our neighbors’ vacuum toilets. (We even travel with a white noise machine.)

Most Memorable Moment:

Scenic cruising days and some of the smaller towns like Cochem and Boppard.

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scubawife

Low Water

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

We enjoyed the trip but it was not in my top 5 (we have done over 20 tours). Some of the stops we had enough time at like Strasbourg but several other stops had to be shorter than planned due to the low water levels which made the boat have to move earlier than planned. I especially wanted more time in Trier to be able to go to the Roman Museum.

Most Memorable Moment:

The ride thru the Middle Rhine Valley, seeing all those castles and the Lorelei. Loved the Reichsburg castle tour in Cochem. Also the Kroller Museum at De Hoge Veluwe was marvelous, would have liked a little more free time there after the tour. Time in Cologne was very short and the tour was way too short. The castle dinner was great fun

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JLBAAL

Rhine-Moselle Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

We found the pace of the trip to be more intense than your Category 2 rating. Unlike our previous Regensburg-Budapest Danube cruise, there was too much time devoted to bus rides. Early departures also contributed to a tiring experience. Undoubtedly, the low water levels necessitated some port call changes en route.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were two: Baden-Baden and Remagen.

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DeJeMom

Lovely Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

We had never been on a river cruise before so were happy that our expectations were met so nicely with this Tauck tour. We have traveled with Tauck before so we were pretty confident it would be great. The itinerary has many special stops where you can decide how much of an active day you are looking for. The service was excellent.

Most Memorable Moment:

Not sure I can pick one but I would encourage travelers to prepare for all kinds of weather. Beginning and ending were quite cool but the middle part was very hot and the AC is not like in the states. I like to dress for dinner but most of the guests did not. Castle dinner is not at all glamorous - no AC in old cow stable! But it was fun.

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LCMessner

Our first river cruise, it won’t be our last😊

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2018

A wonderful experience. From the beautiful Consortium Hotel in Amsterdam we moved to MS Grace for a delightful cruise. Everything on Grace was exceptional, the tour guides on board were wonderful, the local guides were knowledgeable, back onboard every meal at either Compass or Arthur’s was wonderful.......

Most Memorable Moment:

Sitting on deck with a glass of wine as we watched Germany on one side and France on the other. Incredible sunrises and sunsets on the Rhine and the Moselle.

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MelneeKasper

RHINE/MOSELLE RIVER CRUISE - JULY, 2018

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2018

Our first Truck cruise was delightful. Our cozy cabin was efficient and our bed was comfortable. The three cruise directors were informative and were always available to answer questions. The activities were well planned and so punctual you could set your watch by their start time. The food and libations were plentiful, delicious, and unique.

Most Memorable Moment:

The dinner at Satzvey Castle was a first-class event. The Caracella Spa in Baden-Baden was a treat as was the canal cruise in Amsterdam. Petr's "Beer" presentation was humorous and informative.

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Corkie

Tauck Treats You Like Royalty

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2018

From start to finish Tauck made me feel special in every way. They quickly learned my name and my personality and seemed to cater to my every wish, from the tour guides, to wait staff, to room service employees to bartenders, to reception, etc. Tauck does not nickel and dime you to death. Once you've paid up front, they take care of everything.

Most Memorable Moment:

Being a singer/entertainer, my most memorable moment was when I was asked by our tour manager to perform with a local troupe that was brought onboard for an evening of entertainment in the lounge.

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PatriciaMulder

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2018

This was our very first river cruise, and we chose to do it with Tauck. What a WONDERFUL experience. The ship, the scenery, the Tauck Directors, the food, and the "extra goodies" that Tauck does surpassed our expectations. We could not have asked for a better cruise and with such wonderful people. This was our 16th trip with Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

Bernkastel and Boppard. Great little towns with fabulous architecture.

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DRM

rhine and moselle river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2018

IT WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. ALL THE ADDITIONAL LITTLE DAILY PERKS AND THE STAFF GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY TO PLEASE YOU IN EVERY WAY. TOTALLY WONDERFUL! LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING RIVER CRUISES AGAIN WITH TAUCK IN FRANCE OR HOLLAND/BELGIUM

Most Memorable Moment:

TOO MANY TO MENTION. REICHSBURG CASTLE; BERNKASTLE; COLOGNE; BASEL; STRASBURG; BOPPARD; BADDEN=BADDEN. BASICALLY EVERYTHING WAS MEMORABLE.

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VanessaMebel

1st Timer on Tauck

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2018

This was our 1st time in many respects. 1st time with Tauck, 1st river cruise, 1st time to these countries & 1st time being so consistently blown away by the history, architectural beauty, art, entertainment, along with all the wonderful meals & personal care shown to us by the staff. Just spectacular!

Most Memorable Moment:

For me, I loved the simplicity of riding bikes along the Moselle & Rhine Rivers. Also, just sitting top side while gliding down the rivers, watching the beautiful scenery go by.

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DanKrauter

Tauck Rhine River Trip June 2018

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2018

The river boat portion was great,the staff,the cabins,the food and the entertainment were outstanding.The tour portion was not so good. The guides did not provide much information about what we were seeing when were on the bus. The Tauck brochure does not mention that you will be riding a bus every day to reach the sites. Some bus trips were very long.

Most Memorable Moment:

Interacting with the dining room staff. They were pleasant and very professional while performing difficult jobs getting us all fed timely. The best tour guide was in Strasbourg, the other guides were not as good.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. I have passed along your comments to our Operations Team who is always looking to make enhancements to our journeys based on feedback from our guests.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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DanPugh

The Tauck Experience

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2018

Wow, Tauck thought of almost everything that would give us a great trip. We really enjoyed every day visiting and travelling aboard the ship. The Rhine trip wouldn't be nearly as good without visiting the Moselle. The people on board from the gal cleaning our room to the bartender were all the most friendly and helpful as we've ever experienced.

Most Memorable Moment:

Trier was awesome. Liked the chairlift and the walk through the woods (even though there was a paved path nearby) ha! Amazed my wife did that.

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Vickie Costa

Rhine/Mosel River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2018

This was not my first Tauck trip, if it was I'd never travel with them again. The ship frequently docked in container ports or out of the way places requiring an hour or two bus ride to anything of interest. Tour leaders lacked basic information about the areas & had no speaking skills. Thankfully local guides were good.

Most Memorable Moment:

When it was over.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. I have passed along your comments to our Guest Relations Department who will be in touch with you.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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DonHarold

Outstanding Quality

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2018

Our trip was excellent. The venue was always interesting at each stopover. The pace was busy but not overly strenuous, a nice balance of exercise and rest time. Tauck always seems to go that extra distance to provide something extra, whether it's giving out lunch money to dine on your own or providing admissions to attractions not on the agenda.

Most Memorable Moment:

Sitting on upper deck, listening to the entertaining commentary of the TD's as we floated past the many castles on the Rhine. Or was it standing in awe at the enormity of the cathedrals we visited. Hard choice, to pick one moment from some many great memories.

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eselby

Impressed with fellow travelers

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2018

The trip was wonderful and very well done. Liked everything about it, but what we found most impressive was how many repeat Tauck customers were on the trip, and how many Tauck vacations most of them have taken. Tauck has to be doing an incredible job year-in-and-year-out on several continents to keep so many people that happy.

Most Memorable Moment:

There was not just one. The weather was incredible (can't credit Tauck with that can we?) and the local expert guides were uniformly excellent.

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CalKat

Another great Tauck trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2018

This was our second river cruise with Tauck and it was another great experience. The Moselle River valley is especially scenic and that was our favorite part of this cruise. Unlike the Danube, where the boat docks right next to most all of the towns, this cruise requires some long bus trips to get to many of the destinations.

Most Memorable Moment:

Moselle River valley, Reichsburg Castle

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Chopin

A Trip Too Far

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2018

This was our third Tauck trip and for the first time we were disappointed. The bus rides from ship to many of the destinations are intolerably long...throw in a traffic jam and they become miserable. The last site was the Rhine Falls, a five hour roundtrip bus ride. Over 80 people decided not to go. I cannot recommend this tour.

Most Memorable Moment:

As always, the Tauck staff make you feel special.

TAUCK RESPONSE

I am sorry that this river cruise did not meet your expectations. I have passed along your comments to our Guest Relations Department who will be in contact with you.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Huitron's

Exceeded expectations!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2018

From the moment we arrived at the Airport in Amsterdam to our departure, every aspect of this trip was expertly coordinated by Tauck. I can’t say enough about the employees including the tour directors, wait staff, cabin stewards even deck hands do everything they can to ensure a wonderful experience. I’ve already booked my next Tauck adventure.

Most Memorable Moment:

I loved every minute cruising the Moselle river. It was beautiful and very relaxing.

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Donothaveone

12- Night Rhine Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2018

It was well-planned and well executed trip but not as satisfying as other Tauck trips that I had taken. I had unpleasant incidence with the cruise director on Day 6, and it dampened the rest of the trip. The ship crews were excellent and the head chef went out of his way to accomodate everyone.

Most Memorable Moment:

Heidelburg

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Doug Taylor

See you on the Great Lakes in 2019!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2018

This was our second Rhine River cruise with Tauck, after Budapest to Amsterdam four years ago. Could the Rhine and Moselle be as memorable? We wondered as we rather spontaneously booked 6-weeks from sailing. Self-catering travelers mostly, guided tours are a treat to ourselves. So, thank you, Tauck, our Directors, local guides and Scylla crew!!

Most Memorable Moment:

How could there be only one most memorable moment? ....tulips in Amsterdam, visiting a houseboat on a canal, Dusseldorf at night, Andreas' winery in Cochem, wreath laying at the Luxemboug American Cemetery and Memorial, passing another Tauck cruise on the Moselle, riding the sesselbahn in Boppard, seeing the Rhine castles again, and Strasbourg.

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Catbear

A pleasant surprise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2018

As soon as I stepped on board the Inspire I knew I made the right decision to sail with Tauck. I expected high quality of content and service and got it, with just minor things that could be done better, i.e. lunch at a "typical" local restaurant should not be held at a tourist-oriented place. Service was slow and food mediocre.

Most Memorable Moment:

There are so many, I cannot pick just one. The dedication of Tauck guides and especially one of the tour directosr was memorable throughout the cruise.

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Faherty

Fabulous!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2017

This was our eighth trip and truly fine with just 79 very sociable passengers. Staff, both ship and Tauck Directors were really wonderful, so accommodating and friendly. While weather was not the best all days it was comfortable in the overall. We thoroughly enjoyed our shore excursions particularly to Strasbourg, Heidelberg, and Berncastle.

Most Memorable Moment:

Lunch in a quaint bistro in Strasbourg.

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stan levy

Exquisite trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2017

The Rhine and Moselle in Fall. Could hardly have been a more beautiful time to be on the river. Even on gray days the sights were terrific and sometimes truly breathtaking. And then there was the boat: Grace. Elegant, well-appointed, almost spacious in its total dimensions. A well trained and responsive crew, outstanding food, and luxury.

Most Memorable Moment:

Far too many to mention. Basic comment: we have done a number of land rips with Tauck over the years and many riverboat trips with other vendors, but this one sets the standard which will be hard for any other to beat.

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WilliamAndres

celebrating our 50th anniversary

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

We enjoyed all aspects of the trip, the senery, the ship, the staff and especially the many interesting people we met on the trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

The celebration of our anniversary at the captain's dinner which occurred on the day of our anniversary.

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Deb Glodowski

Beautiful Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

My 3rd River Cruise turned out to be the best yet. Beautiful scenery, quaint medieval towns and wonderful Tauck service. I especially enjoyed the special Indonesian meal prepared by our Indonesian staff! The trip to Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls is not to be missed and loved the slower pace on the Moselle River. Can't wait for my next cruise!

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the view from the Reichsburg Castle...stunning!

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lkwdjohn

Neither rain nor cold deters a Tauck tour

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

Great land and water accommodations. Weather was terrible. Great food and drink. Cities visited were interesting but a number of key cities were visited when everything was closed. Tauck staff is first class. MS Grace crew did a fantastic job. With only 125 passengers the ship never felt crowded. Well orchestrated tours overseen by cruise director.

Most Memorable Moment:

Sailing down the Moselle with beautiful vineyards on both sides.

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kkoberts

Thanks for the WW II extras!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

This trip was great. The sights on the upper Rhine and Moselle Rivers were spectacular, and the crew very accommodating. Food and drink plentiful (always available), and service in the dining facilities instantaneous. Please look below for two WW II commemorative stops that went above and beyond the stated trip itinerary. We'll certainly be back.

Most Memorable Moment:

The US Cemetery at Luxembourg was a planned stop, but the Tauck crew used the opportunity to place a wreath on behalf of its tour at the commemorative tower. A special moment. The second stop at the Remagen bridge site was not on the itinerary, but again a special time to commemorate the heroic action. Kudos to Tauck for both stops!

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Neia

Great experience, super relaxing, great service

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

We took the 12 day Rhine-Moselle river cruise, Basel to Amsterdam. We loved the trip. We chose category 6 cabin, it exceeded our expectations. It was roomy, plenty of hanging space. The bathroom was very comfortable, with a big medicine cabinet. Not giving it a 5 star because the first 2 stops not very scenic, need more time in Strasbourg & Koln & Trie

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising on the Moselle river, looking at beautiful vineyards on both sides. Loved the daily cocktail hours on the lounge, drinking my favorite wine and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Sitting up on the deck with the sun and wind on my face enjoying the scenery. Fantastic.

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Jack Robbins

Excellent Cruise Experience

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2017

Rhine/Moselle River Cruise was great. The tour directors were informative and knowledgable about the area and its history and were able to share this whenever asked. The cruise was well organized The wait staff was well trained, friendly, efficient, and enjoyable. The rest of the ship's crew seemed to be busy all of the time and was also friendly.

Most Memorable Moment:

The off ship excursions were educational. Most of the guides were informative and easy to keep up with and follow. Not one most memorable moment - enjoyed dinners, ship entertainment, education, and history. This was an excellent cruise for us.

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lbean

Amsterdam to Basel Switzerland

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

This was our 2nd trip with Tauck and it was awesome. The attention to detail was the best. The food, excursions, crew, on board entertainment, guides, everything was great. The only thing that could have been better was being picked up at the Airport. Took a while to find the driver and our contact was all over the airport looking for folks.

Most Memorable Moment:

It's hard to pin down one moment. I believe it was at the American Cemetery, where General Patton is buried. Tauck had a wreath and all American Veterans gathered around it as Taps were played. Very moving. Looking forward to the next trip.

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KR

Pleasant Cruise on the Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

The tour directors and most of the local guides were very good. Places visited were interesting, but I was surprised by the length of the coach rides or long walks to reach many of them. Unlike the Tauck cruises on the Danube when we often were able to walk right into the town. A notable deception was Bernkastel, where we had an enjoyable dinner.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Kroller museum featuring a large collection of paintings by Van Gogh.

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Guy Thoreson

River Cruise Basel To Amsterdam

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

Recently, my wife and I and two other couples completed Tauck's Rhine and Moselle river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. From our first contact with Tauck travel agents to sadly saying farewell to the superb MS Inspire Team, our travel experience was nothing less than wonderful. The accommodations were excellent! Also, kudos to the coach drivers.

Most Memorable Moment:

The many cultures and sites that we saw and experienced were all memorable. However, the MS Inspire crew, the beautiful, comfortable accommodations, and the on board services were truly the most memorable.

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Karl and Marga Ziegler

The Rhine & Moselle -South

 

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

Our vacation on the beautiful MS Grace, down the Rhine and Moselle, was beyond our expectation. The entire crew under our Captain made our journey a memorable experience. The professional care we received was filled with warmth and sincerity. I miss them all. We also enjoyed the guided educational excursions. The tour directors were terrific

Most Memorable Moment:

Every day was a memorable “moment” We will only travel with Tauck

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Carolhansen

Mosel to Amsterdam trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

I went with four other ladies on the river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Tauck really pampered us. The staff made this trip even more fun. Great way to see and do so much or to just relax if that is what you may want. Best trip ever.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many it is hard to choose just one. I loved our time on the ship.

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Nancy Shibata

Grand Time on the Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

We had a glorious time on our most recent cruise. Everything was well organized, stress free, and first rate. The cabins and services were very comfortable. The planned tours, events, stops, and activities were well thought out and the staff was able to accommodate last minutes changes without missing a step. A grand time was had by all!

Most Memorable Moment:

We greatly appreciated how quickly the staff/crew made us feel like we were at home. We established a wonderful camaraderie with many of them which does not frequently happen when on vacation. Though the cruise and activities were wonderfully memorable, the people made it all happen-Bara/Katalyn/Fenna/Sonja/Mery/Dominika/Roland/Milos/Lina/Fanny

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Bets Thompson

Cruising on the Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

I enjoyed the people I met, the entire crew, the food and , of course, all the beauty along the Rhine and Moselle.

Most Memorable Moment:

One afternoon we sat on the upper deck as the ship moved down the river. The scenes were exquisite, it was comfortable. The weather was perfect. The company was great. It was truly "river cruising"!

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Alanw252

50th Anniversary Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

Wonderful from beginning to end. The room on board was perfect. Service from Zelmira and Tomasz was great. The local tour guides were so knowledgeable in the towns we visited. We really liked the nightly entertainment too. We liked that there were only 70 of us for the trip. We met really nice people. A perfect all around trip for us.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Van Gogh paintings in the Netherlands.

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shearajf

Rhine TIme

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

We had a very nice cruise. The MS Inspire crew couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. The Tauck cruise directors kept us going and on schedule. Cabin was very comfortable, the meals/food were generally quite good and our wine glasses were always kept full. Some excursions,i.e. Riksmuseum, were exceptional because of top quality tour guide.

Most Memorable Moment:

It's a tie. The dinner off the ship in the Satzvey Castle and the visit to the American WWII cemetery in Luxembourg.

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Sewcent

Rhein and Moselle river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

We loved this trip! The tour director and tour guides were the best we have had in the four trips we have made with Tauck. We saw the most beautiful scenery going up the Rhein and Moselle and were treated to great side trips each day. Our ship, ms Inspire, was perfect as was the crew, and the food was yummy. We hated to go home.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the castles And wine vineyards

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EdwardSharpe

With Tauck on the Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

Tauck was more expensive than some other river cruise lines but it was well worth it. I was not nickle and dimed to death at every turn as most do. The ship was clean. My single room was the same price as for couples. It was a fine trip up the Rhine and Mosel. I would like to thank three employees, Bara, Sintia and Michael,for their fine service.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Falls of the Rhine.

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Roghorst

RIVER CRUISE

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

High quality service and tour. I am a convert. When I have a plan I will first look to see if Tauck offers a tour. Pricing is very reasonable for the product they provide.

Most Memorable Moment:

Heidelberg.

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joe wich

What would you change?

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

After we returned from our trip a friend said "No matter how perfect a trip is there is always one thing you would like to change about the trip. What would that change be?" And I replied, "Absolutely nothing! It was perfect in every way!"

Most Memorable Moment:

It is hard to choose just one. Dining in the castle was exciting! Having a German lunch in a German restaurant was really fun. Gliding along the Moselle River and viewing about 15 castles in the period of about 3 hours was amazing!

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Dottie buonocore

Not a negative comment to make!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2017

The trip was amazing. The ship was beautiful, food was great, staff was great, sites were gorgeous. Didn't have to worry about a thing for 12 days. Even the disembarkation process was pleasant and handled so efficiently. Also loved the all Inclusive policy.

Most Memorable Moment:

Sailing down the middle Rhine sitting atop the ship and taking in all the castles and vineyards.

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Guitarkathy

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

My husband and I took the Rhine and Moselle River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. We had a loft cabin and liked it very much. We found the stops to be just what we wanted to see, especially Baden Baden and Luxembourg. We enjoyed the castles and the guided city tours.

Most Memorable Moment:

We attended Mass in both Cologne and Strasbourg. Both cathedrals have magnificent organs and we were treated to free concerts. The is especially true in Strasbourg where the organist played 20th Century music. Wonderful, especially for musicians.

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SEPM

Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

This was my first Riverboat Cruise and have nothing negative to say. It was wonderful and have booked the Danube trip before we got home.

Most Memorable Moment:

Not sure what to say, the entire staff was wonderful, food was great and the excursions were great. My room was perfect size and comfortable.

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Graceful Grace

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

This was our second trip on Tauck and we continue to be every bit as pleased with this trip as we were the first time! The ship is elegant and was staffed by extremely helpful and highly professional people. The daily tours were excellent both in terms of guides and places chosen. A wonderful experience meeting wonderful people!

Most Memorable Moment:

The trip through the Moselle valley was awesome in every respect. We like small towns and villages best of all and the incredible wineries that grow everywhere in the Moselle can't be beat! And the wine was excellent at every stop!

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Fabe

The Best

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

From beginning to end everything was wonderful. The staff and crew were the best, always attentive and with a smile. The local guides were very knowledgeable and made each tour memorable. The pace was appropriate for the age group with free time at the end of most tours. Often shuttle buses were available for those who chose to stay later.

Most Memorable Moment:

The special surprise in the casino in Baden-Baden. The entertainers on BBQ night.

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John and Ande

Celebration Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

This river cruise was fabulous! It exceeded all of our expectations to the smallest details. The Tauck Staff and Boat's crew treated us like family. The Local Tour Guides were real professionals, entertaining and added special value to all of our guided tours. We truly enjoyed the regional food specialties, beers and wines.

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising the Moselle for a full half day! We and most passengers were on top enjoying the beautiful views, sunning, napping, filming, sipping Bailey's Irish Creme & Coffee, Bloody Marys, regional beers and wine. We loved seeing the vineyards with the 60+ per cent incline. This was a restful break from our busy daily schedule.

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RGG

Disappointed...

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

Last year we enjoyed our Danube Reflections cruise so much that we immediately booked this cruise as soon as we got back. The Danube cruise was packed with special events, exciting tour venues, and cuisine on board ship that was to die for! We just assumed that every Tauck tour would be the same. We were wrong. Very mediocre venues.

Most Memorable Moment:

Heidelberg was the first decent venue on the trip. The crew members were the best thing about this very disappointing trip (they were all wonderful). While we would still recommend Tauck, we would caution people to really study the itinerary before booking because all cruises are definitely not created equal even when the price is the same.

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AronWeiss

Fantastic Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

The best cruise we ever were on. Great ship, great crew, great food, great buses and drivers and the port of calls were the BEST. By the way did I mention GREAT and WONDERFUL CREW!!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

So so many I dare not single one out. The whole cruise from the moment we set foot on board the ship until we departed was wonderful and memorable. We haven't stopped talking about it...

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ffain

The Rhine Amsterdam to Basel 2017

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, only rained one day. The crew was awesome. Food was great and different. Local guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Drivers of coaches were safe and great at bending the coaches around the tight corners. Would go again on Tauck anywhere. Five stars for sure.

Most Memorable Moment:

We saw lots of castles/cathedrals. But for us, the museum in Spryer was the bomb. Cars, motorcycles, submarines, airplanes, trains, etc. Should be promoted more IMO.

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Larry Kay

The most beautiful river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2017

Of all the rivers I have ever visited, the Moselle is the absolutely the best. it is scenic, as well as meandering. One could sit on the deck and observe quaint old towns, and castles galore! As for the trip, it was spectacular. We had perfect weather for the entire 12 days. Tauck kept us as busy as we wanted with some unexpected events.

Most Memorable Moment:

The outdoor BBQ on the lawn in Bernkastel with the 3 piece Alpenhorn band entertaining us.

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Prof Sue

Spectacular trip!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2017

The Tauck tour guides and the ship's crew were amazingly accommodating and flexible. The scenery was spectacular. The tours were interesting and informative and the orientations and talks very helpful. The pace was good, and if you can get over Fear of Missing Anything, you can have some lovely personal time. But there are some longish bus rides.

Most Memorable Moment:

I am generally not a fan of "local" entertainment, but these, especially the Medieval/Renaissance women's trio, were wonderful. And the picnic, with the alpine horns and the US jazz singer, was great!

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Bob in Ohio

5***** Rhine River

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2017

The MS Grace is really a mobile 5-star hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the constantly changing menu, fresh local ingredients daily. The service staff throughout the ship have clearly been trained to the highest standards; we have been fortunate enough to have stayed in many 4 & 5 Star hotels over the years, and this is the equal of any.

Most Memorable Moment:

The cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine, with castles around every turn, and intriguing commentary by one of our tour guides.

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Bell Trader

Inspiring!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

This was my third Tauck river cruise. Unfortunately,I traveled this trip alone. My wife recently died. I was the only sailing alone passenger on board. No problem! The guests and ship's crew were terrific. The Tauck directors were also terrific. I felt completely involved. Great sites, good food, good wine and good company! Life is good!

Most Memorable Moment:

Every day was memorable. The Rhine River and its diversity. Amsterdam's cyclists. The house boat visit on the main canal. A feast!

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Boid

The Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

From Amsterdam to Basel, my trip could not have gone smoother including wonderful weather. I cannot say enough about the care and concern that all the staff and tour guides provided. It was amazing especially as my husband became sick two weeks before the trip and was unable to come with me. It was a trip of a lifetime for me.

Most Memorable Moment:

I can't zero in on a most memorable moment because I enjoyed all of it, especially the castles, cathedrals, architecture and the wonderful company aboard the MS Grace

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prhable

Rhine River Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel, with Moselle sidetrip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

As usual, the Tauck river cruise was excellent. The Tauck tour directors were uniformly friendly, well-informed, and extremely interested in each traveler having a wonderful time. Also, the boat and crew were particularly memorable as to quality of food, service, and courtesy on the part of the crew, and the superb conditions on the MS GRACE.

Most Memorable Moment:

The side trip to the Moselle Valley with the beautiful vineyards and quaint cities and villages was the highlight of the trip. I also particularly enjoyed Baden-Baden and Strasbourg.

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cruise lover

love the river cruises!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

We love river cruising with Tauck They make seeing the tiny towns easy and interesting and take all the worries out of travel. We had unusually hot weather but nearly no rain. The Moselle is beautiful and much different from the Rhine, together, they were terrific. Loved it being 12 days with no packing/unpacking! The suites are terrific!

Most Memorable Moment:

Both visiting a houseboat in Amsterdam AND the American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg. They did a very special ceremony there for us and it was much appreciated. A side note: There were some serious health problems from some of the guests on this cruise and the Tauck staff went above and beyond to help.

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4chnetdon

First River Cruise - Tauck does it right.

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

From the minute we were picked up at in a Mercedes sedan, to the private dinner at a beautiful castle somewhere in Germany, we loved our first experience at river cruising. Our tour directors were great. The food, service, and accommidations were top notch. Tauck lived up to our high expectations.

Most Memorable Moment:

The private dinner at the castle was very cool and unexpected. The wine tasting on the Mosselle was fun and different. But our best moment was spending the day on the sun deck watching castle after castle go by, so enthralled that we missed dinner. But not to worry, the staff delivered wine and cheese to us in our stateroom. The perfect day.

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Susan Fitzgerald

The Rhine and Moselle - Northbound

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

Words do not describe the joy, laugher and fabulous memories we have from our Tauck River Cruise. The ship, tour buses, itinerary and entire team were outstanding - superb service and quality. Outstanding accommodations and service!! Thank you for our 5th extraordinary Tauck experience.

Most Memorable Moment:

Spontaneous jokes and laughter with ship crew and incredible itinerary of sights and experiences with family.

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Tom Jones

Great Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

We had a wonderful time. Tauck really knows how to do it !!!!! The tour directors, food, ship and staff were all wonderful. The excursions were well planed,

Most Memorable Moment:

All of it !!!!

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vansand

Memories on the Rhine and Mosel River

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2017

Our trip from Basel to Amsterdam was truly one of the most varied and fun trips we've taken with Tauck. Every detail was taken care of by the very competent Tauck staff both onboard the ship and on shore! The wine tastings, meals, itinerary, weather, biking opportunities, castles, entertainment and beautiful countryside were top notch!!

Most Memorable Moment:

We very much enjoyed the lovely reception, tour and dinner at the family owned moated castle in Germany. The Medieval music during dinner made us feel like we were stepping back in time. The legends told onboard the ship as we passed by the castles on the Middle Rhine Valley also made history come alive!!

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mlcoffin

Wonderful Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

Having taken many ocean cruises we weren't sure what to expect on this, our first River Cruise and our first trip with Tauck. We couldn't have been happier. The trip exceeded all of our expectations. The scenery was great and the entire staff was wonderful. The ship "Grace" was beautiful and our room was delightful. We'll be back to Tauck!

Most Memorable Moment:

The frequent little extras from Tauck, on the ship and on excursions. We were constantly being pleasantly surprised.

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tsbabcock

Unbelieveable

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

This is the first Tauck tour that we have ever taken. We have been with two other tour/cruise companies and Tauck is so much better. The quality of the accommodations was first class. The guides where outstanding. The cruise directors were incredibly responsive. The food was wonderful. And there was no additional hidden costs. A great experience.

Most Memorable Moment:

For me it was a visit to the Ardennes. The sight of over 5,000 crosses and Stars of David marking the graves of fallen soldiers was overwhelming. Secondly the people on the tour were fabulous. Visits to Heidelberg, Starburg, Luxembourg, and Basel were memorable.

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CarolMEvans

Our Rhine and Moselle Adventure

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

This river cruise met all of our expectations: accommodations were 1st class, the ship's food was terrific, the crew was outstanding and the daily excursions were varied and interesting. The Tauck tour directors handled all the details efficiently. If we had to deviate from the planned agenda for any reason it was done seamlessly! Kudos!

Most Memorable Moment:

Our most memorable moment was cruising on the Moselle and seeing the vast number of vineyards all the way up the hillsides. We gained a greater appreciation for the workers who harvest the grapes seeing the slope on those hills.

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bldrgal

Exceeded All Expectations!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

Having been on 7 previous Tauck Tours but this being our first ever river cruise to make #8, I must say I am glad we once again chose Tauck. This trip was right up there with our #1 favorite Truck Tour in 2002 (The Alps) and we certainly will being doing more river cruises with Truck. A Winner. Staff - Wonderful, Tour Directors - The Best

Most Memorable Moment:

I cannot pinpoint a most memorable moment because I have too many. Met wonderful new friends. The ship is beautiful. The food, 5 star (amazing Fenna). The wines, wonderful. The itineraries were perfect with terrific local guides. Local music was welcome on board. We highly recommend Truck to our friends & family.

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Jimmy Hinkle

Rhine River Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

5 Star all the way beginning with our free night at Sofitel Hotel Le Grand in Amsterdam, to our Welcome Drink on MS Grace to our morning departure in Basel Switzerland. Directors and ship's staff were terrific. Food good, free drinks exemplary, off ship tours very interesting with excellent local guides. Walking tours stimulating, if demanding.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our three days in Moselle River Valley where we experienced an untouched Germany.

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Maria Schweizer

Lovely, relaxing trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2017

We were delighted with how relaxing the trip was and with the many tours we had when the boat stopped. The boat itself was unexpectedly roomy and gracious, the food was uniformly wonderful with appropriately sized portions, and we loved the social hour daily. The entire staff felt like family by the end, and we will miss them all.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Kolner Dom is awe-inspiring. The castle dinner was unique. The castles of the middle Rhein were intriguing. The wine-tasting experience was fun and the owner quite amusing. Frankly the whole trip was a memorable moment.

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fran from langley

Inspire and crew are an Inspiration!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2016

We sailed up the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in late Fall with beautiful autumn leaves weloming us along the river. The Inspire is a beautiful vessel with lovely accommodations. Courteous and attentive, the entire crew was superb. Our meals were excellent and served in a gracious, attractive manner. The sommelier paired the wine to the meal. Excellent!

Most Memorable Moment:

Our most memorable moment was taking the chair lift up to see a beautiful view of the Rhine River and valley.

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travel nut

Relaxing but busy river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2016

Wonderful way to spend two weeks on the rivers Rhine and Moselle. Tauck runs things like the proverbial well-oiled machine, which was much appreciated by all. Staff, food, cabin, and excursions were all delightful and the latter kept us quite busy. This vacation far exceeded our expectations--we'll be back on another river cruise for sure!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were several moments, some small, some bigger. But the most memorable was the wreath that Tauck supplied from both the staff and the passengers of the M.S. Grace to honor the fallen at the American Memorial Cemetery and Memorial in Germany. Very moving.

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sewalk07

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise.

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2016

The river boat was spacious, food and crew excellent and the places we visited in our day tours were most memorable. Looking forward to another river cruise.

Most Memorable Moment:

Evening dinner at the castle.

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White Hawk

Just a GREAT trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

We traveled the Rhine and Moselle in late 2016. It was a great trip. Tauck really knows how to travel - food, accomodations, staff, tours, tour guides, and guests - from start to finish it was top notch. You get on the boat in Amsterdam and everything is taken care of, an effortless vacation where all you have to do is enjoy.

Most Memorable Moment:

Almost being left behind from trying to find cold medicine on a Sunday and another guest refusing to leave the door till I was back onboard.

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gpandian

River cruise Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

This has been the best vacation ever for me and my wife. The rivers and cities were gorgeous filled with great monuments. Ms Grace was a wonderful boat. Service was impeccable and it was like head over heels. Tour directors were great and very caring. Fellow passengers were friendly and we have made some very good friends.

Most Memorable Moment:

Second World War monuments were felt by the heart.

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walter spitzer

Twelve Days to "Treasure"

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

Our first river cruise--what a wonderful adventure! We boarded the MS Inspire in Amsterdam, unpacked and turned the next 12 days over to the ships's staff. From the Captain to the cabin cleaning crew everyone exhibited true professionalism performing their assignments. When we elect to cruise again, no one but Tauck will be considered.

Most Memorable Moment:

Watching the wine festival parade in Cochem.

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Phanstern

Great time - got to do it

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

Only 350 characters to tell about the best vacation ever! From start to end, everything was smooth and without added cost or hassle. I was anxious about airport pick up and transfers, but the car service was on time with clear signs and professional staff. I was also not looking forward to the museums, but was I wrong! I'm now an art fan. Do it

Most Memorable Moment:

Art museums with professional guides. I wish I could have stayed longer and heard more from my guide as an option. It goes without saying the boat, food, and room were perfect.

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billzappa

Rhine & Moselle Riverboat Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

This was just a spectacular trip. We started a day early in Amsterdam and walked all over this "Venice of the North". Next day we started the touring with great Tauck directors. The Tauck Directors were just fantastic as they exceeded any expectation for our excursions from there to Basel. The crew of the MS Inspire were equally wonderful.

Most Memorable Moment:

How could anyone pick just one moment? Amsterdam, such a unique city to explore, but the scenery along the Rhine & Moselle Rivers is without equal. And don't forget the castles, the fortresses, the quaint houses and town plazas. The local tour guides with their stories and history lessons should not be overlooked!

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happytravelers7

Rhine & Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

We were on the Southbound Rhine & Moselle river cruise. Our first River cruise. We LOVED it . It was also our first Tauck experience . We've traveled a lot but first time that everything was really done for us totally. Ship was lovely ..rooms were Fantastic. Staff was truly a joy and they provided excellent service !!!!! Again Excellent !!!!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Really can't say on one memorable moment. There were so many ..scenery, towns, tours, interesting places, and then just be onboard itself and watching the towns, castles, vineyards go by as we cruised was relaxing and lovely.

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Pam Thomas

It Doesn't Get Better Than This

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

Though Rhine and Moselle Southbound was our first Tauck trip, it certainly isn't going to be our last. We saw Picasso's and Van Gogh's; we left a rose at the American Cemetery; we visited Roman Ruins; we tasted wine at a family-owned winery. The trip was art, history, architecture, and culinary delight rolled into one.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our most memorable moment was sipping wine on the sun deck with our new friends as we floated down the Moselle, rather than fretting over tips and added expenses.

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Bob Suydam

Rhine 2016

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2016

We went up river from Amsterdam. Overall it was a very memorable trip especially meeting many people who shared our activities. We would consider another trip with Tauck if it fits our "Bucket List".

Most Memorable Moment:

Castles on the Rhine

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Gerard

Sailing Down The Rivers

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2016

For our fourth Tauck tour,( after America's National Parks, Tuscany, and Scandinavia), our trip down the Rhine & Moselle Rivers proved to be a most wonderful experience of another kind. Grace,our new ship, is a most comfortable luxury hotel which immediately assumed the familiarity of our new home. Dining: a pleasure: great food,wines,service!

Most Memorable Moment:

Bettina's "Ted Talk" on Germany's postwar history as felt by her family and herself deepened our cultural understanding. The crew's vaudeville show was a hoot! Kudos to Marina for enabling us to enjoy the performances of those who served us so efficiently and warmly in new and unexpected roles.

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JerryH

Rhine & Moselle River cruise northbound July 15 -July 29

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2016

Simply put "Fabulous & Memorable". We are first timers with Tauck & they exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail was exceptional.The service on the MS Grace was absolutely terrific, the food & wine was outstanding. The staff couldn't do enough for you. Oh by the way we experienced Germany like we never could of imagined. Well done!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many it is difficult to pick one. But the afternoon traveling the Romantic Rhine on the sun deck having cocktails with many of the new friends we made on board. The views of villages and castles along the Rhine is just breathtaking and a wonderful experience. I also must mention the entertainment the crew put on night was a hoot!

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1mbg

Rhine river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2016

I went on the trip with my sister and our adult boys (cousins). They were not the youngest on the trip (one passenger was 26 - with his parents). Even with the age difference, we all had an amazing time. The ship MS Inspire was new and comfortable. The Moselle especially was fairy tale scenery.

Most Memorable Moment:

All the little special touches were all memorable. Loved the crew show night.

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elseth11

One of our best vacations

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2016

We just returned home from sailing the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Everything was spectacular. The MS Grace was great (loved the storage behind the mirrors in the bathroom). The ship's staff could not have been more customer focused. Local guides as good as ever. Tauck staff focused on making the trip something to remember.

Most Memorable Moment:

The American cemetery in Luxemburg.

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StevenBrooks

Another great experience with Tauck

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2016

We just completed a cruise of Rhine and Moselle - and we found the ship and its crew to be everything we hoped ... and more. What a great time! The food was outstanding (and the wine!) and the trip was scenic and trouble-free. We found a most congenial set of new friends among our fellow participants.

Most Memorable Moment:

It was all memorable, but perhaps the most outstanding aspect was the cathedral at Strasbourg.

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fla61

First Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

Rhine - Moselle Cruise was a wonderful experience for us. Tauck made all of our air arrangements, as well as our before and after hotel arrangements. We couldn't say enough good things about Tauck. Tauck thought of everything. No matter where we were, not a question went unanswered, nor a need unmet.

Most Memorable Moment:

Realizing that after all these years of talking about a river cruise, we were finally on one.

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Marilen

The Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

We just love Tauck's riverboat cruises! This was our third and hopefully, not our last. The cruise director was great, as were the tour directors. Interestingly, we noticed an emphasis this year on guest choice which seemed new (going on the excursions or relaxing on the boat). The food was delicious. Well done

Most Memorable Moment:

We really enjoyed the special dinner at Berg Schwartzenstein! Lovely views and great food.

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Bart Hatfield

Excellent Work by Directors and Wine Steward

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

The food was just as good as the excellent dining we had last year on "Taste of France" tour and the wine was better. The scenery on both rivers is very good and the pace was well managed. We had considerable freedom on when to return to the boat. The three directors did an excellent job of managing the city tours. The variety of tours was good.

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising the Moselle River Valley was a highlight as well as the visit to Strasbourg. When you turn down the street and see the cathedral, it is a deeply moving religious experience.

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richard dinubila

Above and Beyond

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

My trip down the Rhine and Moselle rivers was above and beyond the already high expectations I had. Too many individuals to single out by name. All our Tauck guides,local guides and the entire Scylla crew from Captain on down were excellent. Many extra touches added to our wonderful itinerary. The small size of the ship made for a intimate cruise.

Most Memorable Moment:

The many wonderful friends I made on board ship.

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Rhine 2016

Best of the Best...Leaves the Rest Behind

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

The boat was exceptional from the accomadation to the food to the Staff. The excursions and sights were beautiful and complete to the extent that enabled you to experience the local people and their culture. Food and drinks were readily available with a varied offering that was specific to the region we were in ...fresh and tasty.

Most Memorable Moment:

The staff made the trip exceptional with their ever present attention to detail and desire to genuinely make your vacation memorable. Efficiency was beyond amazing with anticipation of your every need consistently addressed. You will not be disappointed with your Tauck Exprience !!!

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Fred Meyer

Recurring Ttheme

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

Anything having to do with Tauck's planning, staffing and execution was wonderful. Personnel are knowledgeable and adapt to circumstances very well. Based on crew feedback our particular group of travelers was cited as one of the most pleasant they had ever encountered. Only distress was inconsistency of the entrees. Help needed there

Most Memorable Moment:

Sights on the Moselle, seamless flow of offshore events, crew show and general tone set by Steve.

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Penny S

Tripping Down the Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

The entire Scylla crew was great. They made our trip so comfortable and enjoyable. Tauck's Cruise Director & Cruise Leaders were good & especially kind and helpful. I would have liked a little more commentary, though, from them about the places we visited. Local guides were very good this trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

The Chef was outstanding. She was very inventive, using local ingredients and introducing the dinner menu to us each night. The Maitre'd, Joost really enhanced our dining experience with his genuine interest & extensive knowledge of wine, which he selected and introduced for each meal. I hope this can be a feature for future Tauck cruises

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Tosca

A first time River cruise that was exceptional

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: June 2016

The sights from the Inspire and on land during this delightful cruise surpassed my expectations. I thought all of the excursions were very well planned and our cruise directors did an exceptionally good job of giving us background information on each place visited. All locations were interesting and beautiful. The staff were all excellent.

Most Memorable Moment:

Our tour of Baden Baden. I never expected such an incredibly spectacular city. My total experience was wonderful and I plan to be back on a Tauck tour again.

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irene 28

basel to amsterdam

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2016

This was like going back in time ...and history...visiting historic places while enjoying all the comforts of today.

Most Memorable Moment:

One was standing overlooking the old city of Trier and the other was standing in front of Van Gogh's self portrait Both will stay with me forever.

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ceebee

The Best

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2016

The cruise was the best. Tauck left no stone unturned it was run like a well heeled machine. I have traveled with Tauck before and this was the best.

Most Memorable Moment:

It is hard to say because I enjoyed the entire experience.

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HappyRetiree

Very good but not great

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2016

Scylla crew was fantastic; great food on board; cruise and tour directors were knowledgeable & caring; just didn't hit the very high bar Tauck had set on my prior cruises. Docked away from towns visited - lots of time on a motor coach; very slow relaxing pace; the ms Grace was beautiful. No real "wow" moments I've come to expect from Tauck

Most Memorable Moment:

The wine tasting in Senheim; the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Beast part was the people - both Tauck and Scylla staff and fellow guests.

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JanetP

Choices

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2016

Excellent tours in the cities and towns we visited, but onboard food choices and entertainment were limited as compared to big cruise ships...very subdued atmosphere. All of the crew members were wonderful.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting Baden-Baden

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Coyote

River cruise down the Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2016

We have traveled extensively, but have never taken a river cruise, basically because I didn't want to. My husband finally talked me into going and am I ever glad he did!!! This trip was first class in every way. The excursions were excellent,the guides knowledgeable and interesting. The Tauck directors and ship staff were amazing.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting the American Cemetary in Luxembourg.

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Barb Brown

Rhine and Moselle cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: April 2016

I had a great time on this trip. Apparently a lot of people had cancelled due to the terrorist attacks in Belgium, so we had lots of elbow room on the MS Inspire, and lots of personalized service. The ship is beautiful, and very comfortable. The crew worked hard to keep all of us happy. It was good to see them all working together so cheerfully.

Most Memorable Moment:

I had planned to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and was disappointed to learn that I should have made a reservation three to four months in advance of my trip. It would be helpful for Tauck to mention this to people taking a trip through Amsterdam.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time on this spectacular river cruise! I will pass along your comments regarding the Anne Frank House to our Operations Team so that they may consider sharing this information on our website or in our documents.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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cjhustedde

Romantic Rhine River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2015

Everything was great - hospitalilty, service, drinks, food and side trips. We hope to enjoy another Tauck trip soon. We have already recommended the trip to our friends.

Most Memorable Moment:

Just sitting back as we cruised down the Rhine enjoying the beautiful scenery. The fall trees were at their peek this week.

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Bill Wharton

Not Quite What We Expected

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2015

Our Rhine/Moselle River Cruise did not live up to our experiences on three previous land tours to Europe with Tauck. Time on the Rhine was boring as there was little narrative to inform us about what we were seeing. Time on the Moselle was better but this will be our last river cruise. Too boring. Side trips were good, but not time on the Rhine.

Most Memorable Moment:

Ship crew was outstanding as was one of the Tauck Directors. Visit to the "Bridge at Remagen" was very interesting as was most of the time spent on the Moselle River. Lucerne, Switzerland was also a highlight.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Review. I am sorry you were disappointed with this river cruise as compared to the previous journeys you have taken with Tauck. I have passed along your comments to our Operations team who is always looking to make enhancements to our journeys based on feedback from our guests.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Colorado16

South-bound Rhine in early October

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2015

This was our 4th trip with Tauck. After our first River Cruise last year on the Danube with Tauck, we knew we had many more rivers to discover. Our favorite part of the trip was the Moselle. There was far less river traffic than on the Rhine and the numerous small villages were picturesque. We've already booked our next Tauck cruise.

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising during the peak of Fall colors was wonderful and watching how grapes are harvested on the steep slopes along the rivers was very interesting!

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JLintz23

Tauck River Cruising is the Best

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2015

This was our 2 river cruise and it was just as good as the first. Ships are comfortable, crew are accommodating and friendly. Tour directors make sure your experience in the cities and villages is memorable. We already have another Tauck trip booked for 2016. Tauck traveling is the only way we will travel. We have had 4 trips with Tauck . The Best!

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting the towns of Remagen, Cochem, Berkanstal, Strasbourg and Lucerne. Crusing one afternoon viewing the vineyards and castles on the mountain sides. The entertainment put on by the crew one night... very nice!!

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DMasters

Rhine/Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2015

My husband and I loved this trip. It was our first River Cruise tour, it will not be our last!! As always, Tauck was excellent, takes care of all our needs, all we had to do was show up and enjoy. The scenery was beautiful, weather perfect (Sept) the tours and expeditions were all informative and enjoyable. Scenery was beautiful!

Most Memorable Moment:

The WWII memorial for personal reasons.

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ExMerrick

Two mostly happy Tauck people

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2015

We loved our 2 story room, with the 2 story windows. We made wonderful new friends and loved the care that the Tauck people gave us.

Most Memorable Moment:

The beautiful scenic Moselle. Seeing all the castles along the river.

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GarryR

Fascinating river trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2015

Amsterdam was the perfect starting point for this voyage of history and culture. From beautiful art museums to the World War II history and sites we kept learning new things every day. Wine region on the Moselle was wonderful and old castles are intriguing. Food and wine on the boat were exceptional and fellow travelers were fabulous.

Most Memorable Moment:

Setting flowers on the graves at the American cemetery was very touching and won't be forgotten.

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GeorgiaL

Magical Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2015

This was my first trip with Tauck and my first river cruise. It was nothing less than spectacular from the scenery to the onboard service to the stops and tours. We were spoiled from start to finish and wowed with all the details. My first Tauck experience, but certainly not my last!

Most Memorable Moment:

We visited the baths in Baden Baden and were the only Americans there. It was refreshing and a great cultural experience!

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Don Saelinger

Rhine Moselle River Cruise: Basel to Amsterdam

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2014

My wife and I, along with our long standing travel friends, Ann and Dick recently completed the Tauck Basel to Amsterdam Rhine Moselle River Cruise. We had a great experience. The boat was clean, comfortable and spacious.The cabin was similarly well maintained and spacious. The food and wine were excellent and plentiful.

Most Memorable Moment:

We were most impressed with the high quality tour guides. This included the three Tauck guides as well as the local guides used in the tour venues along the way. All were well informed, fluent in the English language and answered questions freely and well. The tour buses were comfortable and well managed.

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Cdkcpa

Rhine Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2014

Traveling with Tauck on this trip was like being a kid in camp. Everything was done for you. The only decisions I had to make was what to eat for dinner. Tauck does all the planning and does it well. Their crew is excellent, the food was good and the ship was beautiful. A memorable. Vacation!

Most Memorable Moment:

As the only person traveling alone on the trip meeting new friends.

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Nan Sands

Rhine Mosel River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2014

This is our 4th river cruise. Our 1st with Tauck. This was our best . The room and meals were first class and the tours as well. I would like more guided bike tours. The music for dancing was elevator music. Would have enjoyed dancing to more upbeat music.

Most Memorable Moment:

cruising down the Rhine and Mosel.

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bea g

Tauck is the best!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2014

The river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle was outstanding. Ship crew was friendly and efficient, food was excellent. The Tauck cruise director, Bridget, and tour directors, Mark, Sylvia and Curt, were outstanding, as always. Trip ran like clockwork. Tauck has never failed us. We can't wait to book another trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many memorable moments. We both loved the history of the area. The visit to the American Cemetery in Luxembourg, where are Tauck directors handed out beautiful white roses for us to put on the graves, was very moving. Tauck never fails to do special things for its guests.

TAUCK RESPONSE

So glad you had a wonderful time and thanks for sharing your experience!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Mortr

A first-rate vacation

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2014

We recently completed the Sept 12 to 24 Rhine Moselle cruise and would almost unhesitatingly recommend this trip. The vessel, amenities, crew, cuisine and most of the destination tours resulted in a rewarding experience. Special thanks for their superlative guest-service ethic are extended to tour directors Sarah,Kurtand Anke.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were too many memorable moments to select just one.

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Wearytraveller48

Inspire is the Jewel of the Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2014

Our first Tauck tour and first river cruise. Inspire is beautiful and the class of the ships we saw. The same comfortable coaches and drivers followed the itinerary for each outing. The Scylla staff and Tauck directors were extremely competent and accommodating. The tours are all worthwhile, except possibly the castle dinner. We enjoyed every part.

Most Memorable Moment:

All the local guides were knowledgeable and shared personal insights along with interpretation of each sight. Rhine Valley and Moselle Valley castles viewed while cruising were beautiful. Two art museums visited in Netherlands were exceptional: Kröller-Müller Museum in Hoge Veluwe National Park and Rijksmusem with Lisa, our guide in Amsterdam.

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HuskerBob

Rhine & Moselle-North

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2014

The trip was great overall. The new Tauck ship (Scylla owned and crew)was superior it did justify the price differential to similar river cruises. The crew was the best we’d ever come across in all our travels. We enjoyed meeting them (crew) sometimes more than the other passengers. The Mozelle and Rhine rivers made for fabulous cruising. Poor wifi

Most Memorable Moment:

Every stop was great and there was always something to watch on the river. The Moselle was the best for cruising.

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JSilverberg

A perfect trip - Rhine/Moselle South Oct 20-Nov1

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

Our experience with Tauck was, simply, perfect. The itinerary was well balanced, stimulating, and thoroughly enjoyable - an immersion experience in the history, culture and customs of the region. Our Tauck tour director, Lynn, is the consummate professional, all staff involved well informed and a pleasure to encounter. Totally worry free. Thanks!

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Each day was a delightful experience, each memorable for what it brought - castles, cathedrals, Roman ruins, talks on history or bird life, and great food. Perhaps the most telling moment was waving goodbye with a slightly sinking feeling as our bus left for the air port - how would we manage without Tauck's 24/7 attention to our every want?

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PNocero

Rhine and Moselle Oct 8-21 2013

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

Great trip, excellent Tauk service. Tour Director Lynn and Tour Guides Carrie and Yaner outstanding. Wish you had a river cruise in Spain and Portugal.

Most Memorable Moment:

Should have been the US War Cemetery in Luxembourg but the US Govt failed us. Viewing the vinyards and castles along the river.

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Carol 2408

10th Tauck trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

This was a 5 star trip but can't say it was the 'best.' Hard to tell which one was but have to say Treasures of the Med is probably on top. The towns on this trip were perfectly charming, Ed really enjoyed the WWII sites, tour directors were top-notch, local guides knowledgeable as always, food was outstanding. Fellow travelers were great.

Most Memorable Moment:

Another hard one but could be lunch at Steigenberger Grand Hotel - what a site! Just cruising along amazed at the vineyards on such steep terrain. Bicycling along the Mosel.

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Patchoulie

A truly carefree vacation

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

The Moselle/Rhine cruise was, by far, the most carefree vacation we've ever taken. Because Tauck is so attentive to every detail, nothing gets in the way of enjoying every aspect of the trip. Kindness, courtesy, outreach to guests....and outstanding ship crew all contributed to making this trip so memorable.

Most Memorable Moment:

While the sights were truly awesome all along the way, I remember most the crew entertainment evening because it highlighted their positive and enthusiastic attitudes about their work with us.

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Sperry

Tauck know how to cruise....

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2013

Just returned from the northbound cruise from Basel to Amsterdam on the MS Jewel and the highlight was its crew. Yes, everyone of them. Tauck have the pick of the bunch with their crew and I cannot thank each and every one of them enough for everything they do to ensure each and every passenger has the very best experience.

Most Memorable Moment:

The cruise is a memory in itself and I have 1938 photos to remind myself of all the lovely moments.

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MSullivan

Choice Makes It a Personal Journey

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Taking a cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers on the Swiss Jewel was the perfect trip for my husband and me. We are both interested in art, architecture, history, culture, but we also have personal preferences. Our cruise directors offered a myriad of choices every day in addition to surprise additions to our itinerary.

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising on the Moselle was my favorite part of the excursion. Every moment was breathtaking and I felt really alive and part of the physical world.

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Virginia

The Beautiful Rhine

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

Almost everything about the trip was perfect. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Everyone was so friendly and tended to our every need. The only negatives: 1. the trip was too long. 10 days would have been enough. All of the towns seemed to blend together after a while. 2. We were uncomfortable when boats were tied together.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Rembrandt and Van Gogh paintings in the Rijksmuseum.

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jctgeorgia

Rhine and Moselle southbound

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2013

I can't say enough good about Tauck and its staff on our trip. Top notch. Spacious, comfortable room. Great food. Excursions are a bit rushed, especially at the beginning of the trip. We are independent travelers, used to setting our own schedule, so we would have liked more shopping time and more time ashore.

Most Memorable Moment:

Spa in Baden-Baden. We were brave and went to the Fredircksburg spa. Really worth the initial uncomfort of being nude for the total experience. Never have we experienced anything so relaxing.

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JStookesberry

Castles and Churches and the beautiful Mosel Valley

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2013

I was given misinformation when we booked this trip--Originally told that no gift of time with riverboat trips--then I find out there is. We paid huge amt. for hotels pre-post to make connections with airline. Also better signage on the Lido Deck for NO SMOKING. We had a jr. suite at end of floor next to Lido Deck and a rude man smoked cigars-UG

Most Memorable Moment:

The Mosel Valley's Cochem's guide--she was fabulous

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are most apolegetic some aspects fell below your expectations. One of our Guest Relations Specialists will contact you to discuss this matter in more detail.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Bob1995

Wonderful 50th Anniversary Trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2013

Overall, this trip was really great. Tauck crew could not do enough to please their guests. It was fun and educational to talk with other guests from South Africa, Australia, Canada and many states from America; what a melting pot of past experiences, many of whom had taken a number of Tauck tours before this one. Definitely a great trip.

Most Memorable Moment:

While visiting the American cemetery in Luxembourg for the fallen GIs from the Battle of the Bulge, Tauck provided each of us with a long stem white rose to place at a grave of our choosing. Of the thousands of graves, we were able to locate one from our home state who died on my husband's birthday - very special to us.

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DPaulk

Rhine River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

This trip was everything we expected as a perfect 40th anniversary celebration. Thank you to the Tauck staff for the wonderful help on the trip. The knowledge and expertise of the tour staff was impressive. Our meals on the trip could not have been better. We would love to travel with Tauck again on our next adventure. Thanks, Ted and Donna

Most Memorable Moment:

scenery cruising on river and sitting on top of the boat.

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DMurphy

six star riverboat cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

How do you describe awesome? Attention to detail was over the top. Many many choices. You were not herded ,you were guided by experts. The ship and staff were six star in my book as a first timer. As a solo traveler it was easy to get acquainted real fast. I met a number of people I will visit in the future.

Most Memorable Moment:

The roses at the American cemetery.....first class all the way and such a touching gesture. The music and the Champaign at the Lorelei statue. The reception at the casino,

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TBailey

August 2013 Basel to Amsterdam Riverboat Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

This was a truly outstanding cruise. We just cannot think of anything the Tauck staff and Scylla crew could have done better. The ship was in great shape, clean and well-maintained. There was too much great food, morning, noon and night. Three Tauck coaches preceded the riverboat up the Rhine and were waiting in each port for well-planned tours.

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cmathias

Mainly geared to Americans

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

The cabin is pleasant; the tour guides excellent; the 3 Tauck employees very competent. The other employees are from Scylla who own the boat and they do their best, especially the cleaners. Cruising down the Rhine is a delight with those castles perched high above.

Most Memorable Moment:

Standing in front of the house where Beethoven was born.

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Marty W

Wonderful River Cruise!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

This was my 7th tour with Tauck and my 2nd river cruise. Each tour has been wonderful but this one exceeded my expectations. The Tauck staff, ship staff, wonderful meals and land tours were top notch. It is so nice to be on a small ship where one gets to meet fellow travelers and interact with them. Look forward to my next river cruise with Tauck.

Most Memorable Moment:

Sailing down the Moselle River and seeing all the wonderful vineyards and small towns. Visiting the Heidelberg Castle. Going to the Baden-Baden Casino - what a beautiful place and the reception on patio was an extra treat. Seeing the Roman ruins with all its' history. Many other things were seen and done just too many to list.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are delighted you enjoyed your river cruise and returned with so many memorable moments.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Fred_PA_2000

See the Moselle - It's Not Always Availabe

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

Had a great trip even though the late July weather was hot (it *was* dry). Be sure to allow extra days at the beginning & end if you haven't been there - our one extra in Amsterdam wasn't enough and Switzerland could use a week! English speakers were common in Amsterdam; less so in Switzerland. East-bound jet-lag will wipe out your first day.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the vineyards running up the steep hillsides of the Moselle, above the small villages with their little churches & half-timbered houses. And later realizing we'd been passing them for days! This is beautiful country. Trier, with its impressive Roman ruins, and Luxembourg, with its fortress location, were also on this leg of the trip.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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ctbogey

First time river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

I could not have picked a better travel company for my first time river cruise. Being single all the anxiety of travel and getting settled were laid to rest as soon as I stepped on the Jewel. Everyone was so accommodating and the food and wine selections were outstanding. Thank you and I will hopefully see you on my next trip next year.

Most Memorable Moment:

I loved the Moselle portion of the trip. That part of the river was very scenic. I also met some great new friends.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your journey with us and look forward to hosting you on many future trips.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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CKoch

Rhine and Mosel Riverboat Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

I can't imagine anyone not being extremely happy with the way Tauck treats its clients. Excellent planning and extra treats almost every day.The staff is personable and is available for any service. An education as well as a vacation.Congratulations to Tauck for being voted the best riverboat cruise. It is deserved.

Most Memorable Moment:

I really can't pick just one memorable moment. I enjoyed the calmness of the Mosel. I enjoyed the middle Rhine with its castles. I loved the Riks Meuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The reception at the Casino in Baden Baden was a nice surprise and a welcome rest from the hot walking tour.The passengers were a very congeniel group.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are delighted you enjoyed your overall journey and returned with so many memorable moments.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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BKalamkarian

Rhine-Mosel south

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

This was an excellent experience our fist river cruise,#3 with Tauck,every time we come back with very positive impression,cruise director and his assistants very well informed,very helpful and courteous hospitable. Boat was beautiful, elegant,comfortable. Thank you Tauck, we will see you again. Berj Kalamakrian

Most Memorable Moment:

All the moments

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are delighted you enjoyed your river cruise and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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IKemp

Amsterdam - Basle July 2013

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

The ship was a nice experience, our suite was well appointed with plenty of room. The walk in closet was a bonus. The cruise directors were very knowledgeable, well informed and helpful. The staff on board were very friendly and helpful. The food was of a very good quality with many different choices for all palettes.

Most Memorable Moment:

Visiting Luxembourg and going to see the American Cemetery. Also Lucerne was a beautiful city to visit, should have stayed 2 or 3 days there.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with. We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey and look forward to hosting you again in the near future.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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JKerr

Fabulous trip.

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

The best way to describe the trip is to say "my laundry is done and bills are paid, let's go again". I had heard that Tauck is the best, and this trip did not disappoint in any way. Our cruise director was wonderful and the tour directors were fantastic. Something to do every day, even if just relaxing. Tauck definitely rocks!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many wonderful times, but the trip down the Mosel River, going through the locks, enjoying the calm water, seeing the vineyards on the mountain sides was really the best. I truly felt like I had been transported into 19th century Europe. The Tour Directors really made it come alive.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your journey and experienced so many memorable moments!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Joe Moore

Amsterdam to Basel on Jewel

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2013

Our second Tauck river cruise. We are an older couple (80+) and found that the cruise and excursions were well within our ability. Very interesting trip as we had not been to most of the locations before.

Most Memorable Moment:

Finally getting on Jewel after a very long trip from Florida.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your second rivercruise with us!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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VCranston

The Rhine Moselle River Cruise May 2013

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

It was my most memorable vacation ever! My whole family went for my parents 60th wedding anniversary and we had a fabulous time. The Tauck staff and the crew of the MS Swiss Jewel were very professional and courteous. They were creative with the excursions when Rhine was eventually closed to traffic and we had to visit by coach too! We loved it!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Everything! The boat was lovely, the staff and crew were great and they made sure we had the best time ever.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are delighted you and your family had such a memorable trip!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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GEJ1936

RHINE WITH FLOODING

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

ENJOYED SHIP'S CREW AND TAUCK STAFF. TOO MUCH TIME ON BUSSES BECAUSE OF FLOODING. EXPERIENCE OF CRUISING THE RIVER WAS NOT VERY GOOD,PARTLY WEATHER IN THE BEGINNING AND INABILITY TO GET TO MOSELLE OR BEING STUCK IN MANNHEIM WHEN RHINE WAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC LATER. ALSO UNPACKING. THE LAST 2 NIGHTS AT HOTELS AND THE VENUE FOR FAREWELL RECEPTION POOR

Most Memorable Moment:

ANY TIME ON SHIP!! ALL THE WORK TAUCK STAFF DID TO WORK AROUND PROBLEMS. OUR MEALS WHERE WE WERE ALOTTED MONEY OFF THE SHIP, GREAT. ENTERTAINMENT BROUGHT ON WAS VERY GOOD.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are very sorry that many aspects of this journey fell below expectations. One of our Guest Relations Specialists will contact you shortly to discuss this matter in more detail.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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EGilsenan

Rhine River minus Mosele River - Half a river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Overall our trip was a good one. The boat was beautiful and the service was outstanding. My one complaint was that we were unable to go on the Mosele River due to high water. As a result we were bused to locations taking 3 hours to get there in one case. Not good! Also, we our last 2 nights were spent in 5 star hotels - not on the boat!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were many memorable moments. Cruising the Rhine and seeing the history and landscape, meeting a great bunch of new friends, walking through the towns with local guides, having 5 course meals every evening. The Taulk people on the boat worked very hard making alternate arrangements to make sure we saw the agenda listed for the cruise!

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very sorry that your cruise experience had to be modified due to the high water. One of our Guest Relations Specialists will be contacting you shortly to discuss this matter in more detail.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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BFuhrmann

Rhine - Moselle 5/26/ 13

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Due to the rising water level we could not complete our trip on the riverboat. Could this have been avoided if the Caption told us of the possibility in the beginning of the trip? We had to go through another boat to walk out at one stop and their walkway was steep with ridges and I fell right on my knee and I thought that was dangerous.

Most Memorable Moment:

Too many busses and I felt we were very rushed on this trip compared to our other 10 + Tauck trips. I would never travel by riverboat again. The guides did their best but one in particular seemed frazzled.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are very sorry that this journey fell below your expectations. I will have a Guest Relations Specialist contact you to discuss this matter in more detail.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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KieferMom

Tauck is Always Prepared

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

This was my first River Cruise trip and I was very impressed because unfortunately we had flooding when we reached the Mosel River. Tauck stepped right up and made alternate arrangements and we were able to complete that area via bus, Yay! Overall we visited wonderful museums, castles, villages and tried a variety of fantastic regional food, yum!

Most Memorable Moment:

Most memorable was a serendipity moment! While wandering a small village on my own I met a local retired well-known musician at an Eiscafe who visited with me and even played for me. We passed a wonderful half hour of visiting and reminiscing. A similar thing happened in another village: I met a local family who I shared a lunch at a café with.

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DavShears

RHINE RIVER CRUISE 14TH MAY 2013

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

A well organised trip. All staff excellent particularly the two tour directors Peter and Tom with Steve handling the admin. Cabin and dining staff cheerful and helpful at all times. Food good but not quite to the standard experienced at Tauck chosen hotels on land tours we have been on. The farewell dinner was however excellent.

Most Memorable Moment:

350 characters is insufficient to provide a full review but continuing from above box, the land tours were excellent. In crowded locations the hired guides should hold up a sign because reliance on the individual voice boxes only meant that on occasions the guide would disappear around a corner and we could hear them but not know where they were.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are very pleased you enjoyed your over journey and thank you for your feedback!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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CAlexander

What a great river cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

From the River Boat itself, to the tour guides and all the staff, it was a first class experience. I would not hesitate to book another adventure with Tauck and plan to do so!

Most Memorable Moment:

Heidleberg Castle and the wonderful lunch

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SFriedrich

Awesome Job

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

My father and I just recently took the Rhine/Moselle River cruise. The entire crew of the MS Swiss Jewell were awesome. They were always professional and smiling. I would highly recommend anyone planning a River Cruise to look no further and book with Tauck!

Most Memorable Moment:

There were so many memorable moments it would be impossible to single out just one.

TAUCK RESPONSE

We are so pleased you enjoyed your journey with us and thank you for sharing your feedback.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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GDuesler

A Fabulous River Cruise

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

My wife and I had one of our best ever vacations. Tauck did an excellent job of pampering us. Everything was taken care of in a very professional and friendly fashion. Tauck's experience really showed with every aspect of our trip. The food was wonderful, service impeccable, cabin comfortable and guides knowledgeable and helpful. We loved it!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Viewing the many castles along the Rhine River from the upper deck of the boat with drinks served to us and accompanied by an informative narrative.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Dear Ms. Duesler, Thank you so much for your feedback. We am so glad you and your wife enjoyed your trip. We look forwards to hosting you on a future journey. Best regards, Edel K.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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downeyn

Need for Better Communication!!!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Our stay in the hotel in Amsterdam was problematic. A lack of communication caused us to not know we were entitled to breakfast brunch each day of our stay. The hotel had heating/cooling issues and a door key that had to be reset twice. Limited space does not allow us room to add further comments that I would think Tauck would want to know of.

Most Memorable Moment:

Meeting a few lovely ladies from Australia.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Dear Ms. Downey, We are sorry that you experienced this problem. We will have one of our Guest Relations Specialists contact you to discuss this matter further. Edel

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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wb

Could have been better

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2013

Please send to me the name of an individual and the mailing address for a detailed critique of this trip. William B. Dunaway w.burns1@comcast.net

TAUCK RESPONSE

Dear Mr. Dunaway, We will have a Guest Relations Specialist contact you to discuss this matter further. Edel

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Pirate62

Rhine-Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

Great experience. Wonderful staff and crew. Beautiful countrysides and museums.

Most Memorable Moment:

The American soldier cemetery for the Battle of the Bulge KIA and Gen Patton. The playing of "Taps" over the cemetery was haunting and unforgettable.

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vidalia2

Loved our trip on the Rhine and Moselle!!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: October 2012

Our cruise began on Oct. 6, 2012. First, we opted for a three night stay at the elegant Sofitel Grand in Amsterdam. On the day we were escorted to the boat, we met wonderful people with whom we spent almost every second of our trip. Our suite was well-appointed. The crew was fabulous. Food was so good. Hi-Kate and Marie, at Tauck!!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Touring Europe with new friends led by the most capable Tauck Tour Directors!!

TAUCK RESPONSE

Wow, sounds like you had an amazing trip - Thanks for sharing!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Easygoing

Slightly disappointed

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: September 2012

Tauck attention superb, amenities wonderful. Food not up to par, Beef tasteless & soups, no lobster or standing rib,soggy french fries,fish & chips. Food not up to Tauck's name. Buffet ok, but ribs undercooked, sandwiches soggy. OJ diluted. Ship needs new flowers. Sofitel needs table coffee pitchers,not individually made cups. Ritter 1* not 5.

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Clean towns, quaint homes, beautiful scenery, nice friendly people aboard as was the staff. Great wines, beers and cocktails Loved Amsterdam, Baden Baden, Heidelburg. Luxenbourg only was good for cemetery, very moving.Nice having Mary back knowing she filled in last minute. Did excellent job as usual. Attentive Tauck staff,excellent local guides

TAUCK RESPONSE

Thank you for providing this feedback. We're truly sorry you felt that some of the dining was not up to standard. Rest assured we will look into this immediately. Glad you still enjoyed your trip overall.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Normie

Rhine Moselle super trip

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2012

Absolutely fabulous which is what we expected and why we came back to Tauck for a second tour. The staff, without exception, was great. Not just the Tauck tour directors but also the river boat crew. These are people who enjoy their job of helping others. We will most certainly take another Tauck tour.

Most Memorable Moment:

There were lots of great moments and no one stands out above the rest. That there were so many great moments is testimony to the truly great experience we had.

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ecossins

An excellent, relaxing cruise on the Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: August 2012

The Aug 31-Sept 12, 2012 sailing was a most enjoyable holiday experience. Our cabin was quiet, well-appointed and the staff were excellent. There were varied menus for all meals and the five-course gourmet dinners were first class in elegant surroundings. An excellent itinerary plus the competent Tauck Directors made this trip especially memorable.

Most Memorable Moment:

A highlight moment of our trip was sitting on the Sun Deck as we leisurely sailed along the Moselle River passing picturesque villages with numerous vineyards rising steeply from the river banks.

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Saq

Great trip!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2012

We've been on other cruises, but this was undoubtedly the best. Everything was great, but the excursions were phenomenal. The tour guides didn't just spit out facts. They told the stories of the people who lived on the Rhine and Mosel and placed them in the landscapes that we were seeing. We're already planning another trip

Most Memorable Moment:

The cruise up the Rhine to the Mosel and back was spectacular and so well narrated.

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GaryB

First Tauck River Cruise, But The Best We Have Done!

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2012

Cruising the Rhine was great, but if you haven't been, the cruise on the Moselle is absolutely beautiful with hillside vineyards and wonderful historic little towns like Bernkastle. Tauck's tour directors make each tour special by adding their knowledge of history and culture of the area and almost every day includes a surprise of some kind.

Most Memorable Moment:

Cruising the Moselle River was definitely the highlight for us. We loved being on deck and taking it all in. There was never a boring moment on that river. All of the destinations we visited while cruising the Moselle were outstanding.

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Joyful

High Expectations

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2012

It is just wonderful when a trip meets your expectations!!!! We had heard so many nice things about Tauck from our friends, that we decided to take a River Cruise. In addition to our wonderful guides, the organization of our director, and the fabulous staff; our fellow travelers turn out to be very "neat" people. We had a fabulous 13 day trip!!

Most Memorable Moment:

Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg. The view, the history, the reception, and the wonderful food all combined to make it our most memorable moment

TAUCK RESPONSE

So happy to hear all of your wonderful feedback; Thanks for sharing and we hope you'll travel with us again soon!

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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pleonard

Not for the Young and Active

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: July 2012

Beautiful region, excellent tour program and guides.However, the pace was too slow with not enough of evening time in many cities. Entertainment was minimal and of poor quality. Only one lounge,most guest retired by 9:30PM. Could not walk or run on top deck until 8AM / don't disturb guests sleeping. Gym limited. Crowd was older and we're 60's.

Most Memorable Moment:

The scenery and villages along the Moselle were beautiful. We would have loved to be able to spend more time each day in the villages we visited. The intercom was overused, AC under utilized, the upper deck uncomfortable.

TAUCK RESPONSE

Balancing the itinerary and tours’ pace is an on-going process for us at Tauck, and a challenge we welcome. We appreciate your candid feedback regarding the entertainment, ship, and your overall experience. We care very much about your complete satisfaction and apologize for any disappointments. Tauck offers a different kind of travel with our Culturious programs; We would love for you to take a closer look at these itineraries. In the meantime, it is our hope that we may have the privilege of hosting you on a future world discovery.

-The Tauck Guest Relations Team

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Mike W

Professional lagniappe

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2012

This was our first river cruise and our second tour with Tauck. From our start in Amsterdam through our departure in Basel, Tauck cruise and tour directors saw that our every need was met and every question answered. The crew of the ship (Swiss Sapphire) were every bit as concerned with enhancing our experience as was Tauck. Great tour, great food.

Most Memorable Moment:

If there was only one "most memorable" moment, this wouldn't have been a 5 star vacation. Highlights were the little "extras" that seem to be a trademark of Tauck; free time in quaint villages like Berncastle; happy hours with new friends; amazing food; special Tauck-arranged events.

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Flexible Traveller

River Cruising on the Rhine and Moselle

Overall Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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Travel Date: May 2012

The trip was filled with many wonderful experiences. I especially enjoyed the city tours as well as the information given before the tours (if we were on a bus going to our destination). The flexibility of the trip was great. For our last full day, we were given a choice to go on the tour in Basel or take a day trip to Lucerne. Switzerland.

Most Memorable Moment:

I really enjoyed seeing the many castles as well as going through the locks on the rivers. It was also great having the opportunity to ride bikes along the river when docked in the cities.

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