SWISS EMERALD Ship Review
Launched in 2006, Swiss Emerald is one of four state-of-the-art river ships in the Tauck fleet. Besides operating some of the newest vessels on the water, Tauck places special emphasis on comfort and space aboard its ships.
SWISS EMERALD Staterooms
Swiss Emerald can accommodate 118 guests in a spacious, club-like atmosphere. 85 percent of staterooms feature ocean views and French balconies, and the ship boasts 14 suites measuring 300 square feet each – the most of any river cruise ship in Europe, including full marble baths. Seven Junior suites are also on offer.
All staterooms feature terrycloth bathrobes, L’Occitane toiletries, and slippers. For guests staying in Category 6 suites, Tauck offers interactive video on demand via flat panel plasma televisions, room service breakfast, and a 100 € laundry credit.
SWISS EMERALD Public Areas
Though Swiss Emerald is a river cruise ship, it offers many of the amenities you might expect from a much larger oceangoing vessel. The wood-paneled Lido Bar offers coffee, tea and light snacks throughout the day, as well as alternative bistro-style dining. The room features a 180-degree glass wall that can open fully, ensuring guests enjoy the passing scenery.
Complimentary snack baskets are served from 2pm onwards, and open-seating dinner is served in the ship’s main restaurant. Complimentary wine is included with dinner, and complimentary beer and soft drinks are available with lunch. The ship also has a 24-hour Jacuzzi, as well as a fitness center, library, and boutique.
The ship also features complimentary wireless internet access throughout, and Nintendo Wii games are also available.
Together with her combination of space and enhanced amenities, Swiss Emerald transports guests to some of Europe’s most stunning destinations aboard a ship that is at once intimate and inviting, but modern and luxurious.
River Cruisers Should Know!
- Staterooms aboard Swiss Emerald range from 150 to 183 square feet, with suites clocking in at 300 square feet.
- Swiss Emerald is the only ship in the Tauck fleet lacking video-on-demand in its staterooms.
- All staterooms aboard Swiss Emerald are fitted with 220 volt, European style two-prong plugs. North American cruisers should bring an adapter, such as the Samsonite Europe Non-Grounded adapter.
- All onboard purchases are charged in Euros.
- Gratuities are included in the price of your Tauck river cruise.
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