MS Swiss Emerald ms-swiss-emerald

Newly redesigned to accommodate no more than 98 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 14 300-sq. ft. Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. ft. cabins, this ship is the perfect riverboat to cruise France's Rhône and Saône rivers through the colourful Provençal landscapes and villages dotting the lush Rhône Valley wine country that inspired the Impressionist painters of the 19th century.


Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Tauck Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious marble bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering toiletries.


Food & Drink

Tauck’s “free choice” dining allows you to eat many of your meals when you want and with whom you want. Special occasion dinners are held as group functions, and lunches that are included during group sightseeing excursions are often held in a group setting.

Most meals are included on Tauck journeys. Dining is a delightful and integral part of the Tauck experience – and that is why Tauck selects restaurants that offer a true taste of each region you visit. Some meals are full a la carte, some may be limited a la carte, and some may be from a set menu or buffet. 


Life on Board

Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and “themed” fun.

Life on Board


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MS Swiss Emerald Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Tauck' MS Swiss Emerald. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans MS Swiss Emerald

Browse MS Swiss Emerald's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

MS Swiss Emerald Deckplans

The Tauck Fleet

Tauck's small ships are all personally selected, hand-picked for their comfort, style and reliability; they are the best in their regions. All are spacious, graciously appointed and well-equipped for cruising to remote destinations. Small ships go where larger vessels can't - and your vantage point is at all times close up, never far away or high up. The attentive staff on board each ship is well-trained in the art of hospitality, providing personalised attention throughout your cruise. Ensuring an extraordinary travel experience both on and off the ship is a hallmark of Tauck's small ship cruising.

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