American Express Cruise Deals
Reviews of American Discount Cruises & Travel
Need Help?
Call our travel experts at
Contact us today!
for any help you need in planning
and booking your vacation!
ms Swiss Sapphire

ms Swiss Sapphire

Ship Rating: Cruise Ship Rating
  • Overview
  • Cruise Deals
  • Destinations
  • Accommodations
  • Deck Plans
  • Photos
Sailing along the beautiful River Seine of France, ms Swiss Sapphire provides its guests with a fantastic way to experience the culture, cuisine, and history of the area.

From her panoramic restaurant and public spaces, guests of ms Swiss 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.

Accommodating just 118 guests, the spaciousness and service on board ms Swiss Sapphire is quite simply fantastic (as ships of a similar size often allow as many as 160 guests to travel on board). With enough public spaces and lounges to stretch out, it will hardly feel like you are on a river ship. Most staterooms feature French balconies, which allow guests to open their windows and take in the sights and sounds of the historic Seine River valley.

Your immersion into French culture does not end once you get back on board ms Swiss Sapphire. While away on your tours, chefs have been working tirelessly to bring the best of French cuisine right to your dinner table. Guests are even given the option to stay in town and enjoy supper in one of the many great French eateries along the journey.

ms Swiss Sapphire Facts

Ship Class: Jewel Class
Inaugural Year: 2008
Country of Registration: Switzerland
Guest Occupancy*: 118
Crew: 29
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 4
Length: 361 feet
Beam: 37 feet
Passenger Decks: 4

Total: 59
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 Swiss Sapphire is all-inclusive. This means that the cost of shore excursions, on board and onshore dining, gratuities, transfers, and even wine, beer, and premium spirits are included in your cruise fare.

Off-Boat Dining Options
Every ms Swiss Sapphire cruise comes with the option of dining in many local restaurants 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 Swiss 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 Swiss Sapphire Promotions

Check out the promotions that we have available on ms Swiss Sapphire cruises:
Best Value & Service on Tauck River Cruises

Best Value & Service on all ms Swiss Sapphire River Cruises!

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

Contact us

If you'd prefer not to fill out this form, feel free to contact us using any of the following options:

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

Local Phone: 732-970-9142

International Phone: 001-732-970-9142


today for pricing and availability.
All-Inclusive Pricing on Tauck River Cruises

All-Inclusive Amenities on ms Swiss 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 Swiss Sapphire cruise when booking with us!
Promotions on ms Swiss Sapphire cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

ms Swiss Sapphire Destinations

Here are the destinations ms Swiss Sapphire sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 with any questions:
Central Europe Cruises on ms Swiss Sapphire
Europe River cruises on ms Swiss Sapphire
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews
Suites top
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
Balconies top
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.
Oceanviews top
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 Swiss Sapphire Deck Plans

Click a deck provided below to view it:

Select Deck
Sun Deck
Diamond Deck
Ruby Deck
Emerald Deck

Category Legend
Category 7 Category 7
Category 6 Category 6
Category 5 Category 5
Category 4 Category 4
Category 3 Category 3
Category 2 Category 2
Category 1 Category 1

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

ms Swiss Sapphire Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of ms Swiss Sapphire:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Bike Tours
Bike Tours
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Lido Dining
Lido Dining
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
♦ View other Tauck River ships: Isabela II l L'Austral l Le Bellot l Le Boreal l Le Bougainville l Le Champlain l Le Dumont d'Urville l Le Jacques Cartier l Le Laperouse l Le Lyrial l Le Ponant l Le Soleal l ms Andorinha l ms Emerald l ms Esprit l ms Grace l ms Inspire l ms Joy l ms Savor l ms Treasures l Santa Cruz II l Silver Galapagos l Silver Origin l Wind Star l Wind Surf