Tauck has released the first photos of its innovative lower-level “loft” cabins. Under a new policy, guests will now enjoy unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits throughout the day aboard Tauck’s four existing Jewel Class ships and on its two new Inspiration Class ships launching this year. Travelers on Tauck’s riverboats had previously enjoyed unlimited wine and beer with onboard meals only.
According to Tauck CEO Dan Mahar, the expansion of the drinks policy is a natural extension of the company’s all-inclusive approach. “Without a doubt Tauck is the most fully-inclusive river cruise line, so expanding our beverage policy is entirely consistent with our core philosophy,” said Mahar. “We already sell zero options on our riverboats, and we already include all gratuities, shore excursions, meals ashore, airport transfers and much more, so we’re happy to make the total Tauck river cruise experience even more inclusive for our guests.”
Tauck is announcing its new onboard beverage policy as it simultaneously releases the first photos of the new “loft” cabins that will be featured on the lower (Emerald) deck of its two new Inspiration Class ships, the ms Inspire and the ms Savor. The photos were captured earlier this month aboard the ms Inspire in The Netherlands where the ship is being fitted out in advance of its official launch in April. The ms Savor will launch in June.
Tauck’s new loft design, the first real innovation brought to the lower-level cabins on any cruise line’s riverboats, features a raised seating area topped by a correspondingly higher ceiling that together allow the use of a much taller window. Besides opening the cabin up to far more natural light, the window also features a central horizontal panel that can be raised electronically to let in generous amounts of fresh air. By contrast, lower-level cabins on other ships typically have small eye-level windows that are permanently closed to the outside air. At 225 square feet, Tauck’s loft cabins are also 50% more spacious than lower-level cabins found on other riverboats. The ms Inspire and ms Savor will each feature eight loft cabins on their respective Emerald decks.