- Luggage restrictions
- Age limits
- Wheelchair assistance
Because of limited motor coach space, Tauck River Cruises allows each passenger to carry onboard only one normal-sized suitcase and one carry-on bag. Dimensions for carry-on bags should not exceed 17" x 12" x 10". Passengers are encouraged to pack light and only bring items absolutely necessary.
According to the company website, Tauck River Cruising tours are not suitable for infants and children under three years old. The company reserves the right to ask any disruptive passengers to leave tours. Children are to be accompanied by parents at all times and certain age restrictions apply for some journeys. Guests are asked to inquire about these restrictions at the time of booking.
Wheelchairs and some types of motorized scooters can be accommodated on certain Tauck journeys. However, these are generally not accepted on international and exotic destinations. Motor coach limitations make it hard to accommodate these items and the company cannot provide wheelchair assistance. Guests in need of these services are encouraged to inquire regarding exceptions to these requirements.
Special Dietary Needs
Special dietary needs can be accommodated as well, but cannot be guaranteed depending on selected destinations. Tauck is more than happy to communicate these needs to hotels and restaurants ahead of time. Buffet and a la carte meals may make this even more challenging. If this is a concern, consult with the company at the time of reservation.
Tauck journeys can only accommodate up to three people per room. Room accommodations consist of two beds and a roll-away. This is disappointing considering the company's family-friendly focus and due to the ship's small size. The featured trips are also quite expensive, making the journey impossible for some travelers. Their specialty cruises are broken down as follows:
- Cruising Down Under - Eastbound:19 days-$12,340 plus on-tour air
This new 19-day Australia and New Zealand cruise blends land stays in Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and Auckland with 9 nights aboard Le Soléalcruising to New Zealand's natural gems... creating cultural connections through Tauck's signature sightseeing, exclusive cultural experiences and included shore excursions.
- Cruising the Land of the Rising Sun - Northbound:14 days-$11,290
Spend fourteen days discovering the people and places of Japan - with eight nights aboard our elegant yacht Le Soléal and five nights at premier hotels in the heart of Kyoto and Tokyo; explore Osaka, Uno Ko, Uwajima, Kagoshima, Nagasaki and more.
Entertainment options are limited aboard the ship, since most river cruises focus on the destination rather on the trip itself. This is generally no problem if you are looking to rest and relax in-between destinations. However, children can get bored and restless so plan on bringing activities to entertain them. The ship does not feature many activities for kids aboard the ship.
Airfare Not Included
Airfare is not included among the all-inclusive amenities. Frequent-flyer miles cannot be applied towards the purchase of Tauck's airfare or class upgrades. Some destinations require the reservation and purchase of on-tour flights through the company.