ms Emerald


Ship Overview

Designed with an open, airy plan that makes great use of natural light – and having just emerged from an extensive refurbishment in 2013 – ms Swiss Emerald is the perfect riverboat to cruise France's Rhône and Saône rivers through the colorful Provençal landscapes and villages dotting the lush Rhône Valley wine country that so enthralled and inspired the impressionist painters of the 19th century.

After undergoing a redesign and a name change for 2017, the ms Emerald will accommodate no more than 98 guests within an innovative deck plan featuring 14 300-sq-ft Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq-ft cabins.

Amenities Aboard 
  • Open seating in the dining room
    • Flexible dining times
    • Vegetarian meals always available
  • Alternate dining venue for classic favorites at lunch and dinner, and lighter breakfasts in the morning
  • Al fresco dining on Sun Deck (weather permitting)
  • American breakfast room service available in Category 6 suites (2013 cruises) and in Category 7 suites (2014 cruises)
  • Complimentary snacks served from 10:00 AM to midnight
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits, in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Onboard entertainment includes:
    • Enrichment lectures
    • Piano music nightly
    • In-room movies
    • Culinary demos
    • Local entertainment and “themed” fun
  • Two 110-volt and two 220-volt outlets included in every cabin for small electronics
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Internet & Email available
  • Fitness center, massages, putting green, and jacuzzi
  • Bicycles available for use ashore
  • Laundry service available

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Life Onboard 
Dining Room
Dine on fine, freshly prepared cuisine with regional wines and beer included at lunch and dinner onboard, with attentive, friendly service - as you enjoy great views of the passing scenery in the panoramic main dining room.

Fitness Center
Stay in shape throughout your cruise by making workout sessions in the onboard fitness center a regular part of your shipboard routine. The riverboat's compact, efficient gym features treadmills, stationary bicycles, weights, stretch bands, and yoga mats.

Looking for something different during your free time ashore? Tauck riverboats are equipped with bicycles that guests can use for independent exploration along the riverside, past lush vineyards, or through a historic village.

Panorama Lounge
Whether you're looking to make a gala night ashore last just a little longer after you return to the riverboat, swap stories of the day's adventures, or enjoy a nightcap with new friends, the lounge is the perfect place to kick back and relax.

Sun Deck
As you cruise, the riverboat's comfortable public spaces are ideal spots for socializing or simply relaxing as you glide past the remarkable scenery along Europe's rivers - meeting your shipmates for a cocktail, kicking back in the Jacuzzi, or chatting as you bask in the sun.

Aft Lounge
The gracious aft lounge is the stern of your riverboat sports an innovative 1800 curved glass wall that opens to the fresh air (weather permitting) - and doubles as a second dining venue featuring classic favorites and lighter fare.

Your health and wellness options aboard the riverboat include taking time to pamper yourself with a soothing treatment available in the ship's spa. Book a massage, or one of a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating spa therapies.

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