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ms Sapphire

ms Sapphire

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Launched in 2008, and recently refurbished in 2017, ms Sapphire features a redesigned deck plan that features updated accommodations to provide you with a cozy and comfortable cruising experience. ms Sapphire now carries just 98 guests on each voyage, whereas ships of similar size will typically carry 160. This grants you more room to enjoy your vacation and a more personalized experience with the ship’s staff and other passengers. With enough public spaces and lounges to stretch out, it will hardly feel like you are on a river ship. Grab a glass of wine with that couple you just met in one of the inviting onboard lounges or sample cider and calvados together in Chateau Gaillard. One of the best features of Tauck river cruises is their small size, so you can have the best river cruising experience possible.

ms Sapphire boasts some of the finest staterooms offered on European rivers, ranging in size from 150 to 300-sq. feet. As a result of its most recent refurbishment, ms Sapphire now features 14 all-new Tauck Suites and 20 225-sq. foot cabins. 85% of all staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with a French balcony, allowing for unimpaired views of the riverside. All rooms are equipped with in-house movies, a minibar with water and soft drinks, adjustable temperature controls, a hair dryer and a private bathroom and shower with Essentials Line of Molton Brown bath amenities. Rest comfortably after a long day of adventuring on your delicate pillowtop mattress, covered by 400-thead-count satin linens, your head resting on rounded pillows formed from fine mako cotton and your body snuggled up beneath a soft, cotton hypoallergenic comforter with 90% down filling. These are just a few of the comforts you will find yourself surrounded in once aboard ms Sapphire, where keeping you refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure is the key focus of Tauck's service.

Sailing up and down the beautiful River Seine of France year-round, ms Sapphire provides its guests with a fantastic way to experience the culture, cuisine, and history of the area. Voyages on this river cruise ship include Rendezvous on the Seine, Cruising the Seine plus Versailles, Paris and London and Belle Epoch: London to Monte Carlo. From her panoramic restaurant and public spaces, guests of ms Sapphire are able to take in amazing views of the ports of call visited during each cruise. Possibilities include rural Etretat, Calvados country and the abbeys of Breuil-en-Auge, Normandy's beaches, Honfleur, Rouen and Monet's Giverny. True to Tauck's renowned land tour heritage, all port stops will include extensive tours of the surrounding area.

Your immersion into French culture does not end once you get back onboard ms Sapphire. While away on your tours, chefs work endlessly to bring the best of French cuisine right to your dinner table using the freshest and most authentic of ingredients. ms Sapphire features two main dining venues: its main restaurant, The Compass Rose, which features open-seating and expertly prepared international cuisine and Arthur’s, which offers light breakfasts and casual fare for lunch and dinner. You may also have the opportunity to dine al fresco on the sun deck as long as the weather permits. You are even given the option to stay in town and enjoy supper in one of the many great French eateries along your journey. It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to join in on a private dinner at a Normandy chateau complete with delighting musical entertainment.

ms Sapphire Facts

Ship Class: Jewel Class
Inaugural Year: 2017
Country of Registration: Switzerland
Guest Occupancy*: 98
Length: 361 feet
Beam: 37 feet
Passenger Decks: 4

Total: 49
Suites, with balcony: 14
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 36
Ocean View, without balcony: 9
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

All-Inclusive Pricing
Each journey with ms Sapphire is all-inclusive. This means that the cost of shore excursions, onboard and onshore dining, gratuities, transfers, and even wine, beer, and select spirits are included in your cruise fare. With Tauck Cruises , there are truly no hidden costs or options sold. Enjoy your vacation worry and cost free!

Off-Boat Dining Options
Every ms Sapphire cruise comes with the option of dining in many local restaurants or settings on any given night. Skip the main dining room for a romantic meal at a local cafe and experience European culture first-hand.

Unique Destinations
With ports right at the entrance to small quaint villages and large bustling cities, ms Sapphire will be able to give you a taste of it all. River cruises can go where most larger ships and land tours cannot. This creates for a truly unique experience.

ms Sapphire Promotions

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Book any ms Sapphire river cruise with us and you'll get the Best Value, along with our unparalleled level of customer service.

Contact us

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Toll Free Phone: 1-866-214-7447 (U.S. & Canada)

Local Phone: 732-970-9142

International Phone: 001-732-970-9142


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All-Inclusive Pricing on Tauck Cruises

All-Inclusive Amenities on ms Sapphire River Cruises

When you cruise with Tauck, virtually every river cruise expense is included in one upfront price. All shore excursions and unlimited complimentary beverages on board are included! There are no little extras to pay for, no hidden expenses, no options sold. You get what you pay for, and then some.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable ms Sapphire cruise when booking with us!
Promotions on ms Sapphire cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

ms Sapphire Destinations

Here are the destinations ms Sapphire sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 with any questions:
Central Europe Cruises on ms Sapphire
Europe River cruises on ms Sapphire
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Category 7 Suite Category 7 Suite
Approximate size: 300 square feet
Located on: Diamond Deck

Category 7 suites on the Diamond Deck boast two floor-to-ceiling French balconies with sliding door and large marble baths with full-size tubs
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Category 6 Stateroom Category 6 Stateroom
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Diamond Deck

Category 6 staterooms, each featuring a floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door, are situated in the fore and aft corners of the Diamond Deck.
Category 5 Stateroom Category 5 Stateroom
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Ruby Deck

Category 5 staterooms measure 183 square feet and sport one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door.
Category 4 Stateroom Category 4 Stateroom
Approximate Size: 150 square feet
Located on: Ruby Deck

Category 4 staterooms, all located on the Ruby Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.
Category 3 Stateroom Category 3 Stateroom
Approximate Size: 150 square feet
Located on: Ruby Deck

Category 3 staterooms, located on the Ruby Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.
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Category 2 Stateroom Category 2 Stateroom
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Emerald Deck

Category 2 stateroom is located forward on the Emerald deck, measuring 183 square feet and featuring a roomy marble bath with shower.
Category 1 Stateroom Category 1 Staterooms
Approximate Size: 150 square feet
Located on: Emerald Deck

Category 1 staterooms each feature a marble bath with shower with Molton Brown toiletries, a Tauck Exclusive.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

ms Sapphire Deck Plans

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The deck plans of ms Sapphire provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Tauck Cruises directly.
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ms Sapphire Deck Plans

ms Sapphire Photo Gallery

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Bike Tours
Bike Tours
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Lido Dining
Lido Dining
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
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