MS Sapphire

Why cruise on this ship?

Living up to her name, ms Sapphire glitters along with the legendary lights of Paris in her new home on the waters of the River Seine. From her panoramic restaurant and public spaces, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views along the storied waterway as she cruises to explore rural Etretat, Calvados country and the abbeys of Breuil-en-Auge, Normandy’s beaches, Honfleur, Rouen and Monet’s Giverny.

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Dining

Tauck’s “free choice” dining allows you to eat many of your meals when you want and with whom you want. Special occasion dinners are held as group functions, and lunches that are included during group sightseeing excursions are often held in a group setting.

Most meals are included on Tauck journeys. Dining is a delightful and integral part of the Tauck experience – and that is why Tauck selects restaurants that offer a true taste of each region you visit. Some meals are full a la carte, some may be limited a la carte, and some may be from a set menu or buffet.

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Dining Room

Dine on fine, freshly prepared cuisine with regional wines and beer included at lunch and dinner onboard, with attentive, friendly service – plus regional treats and tastings – as you enjoy great views of the passing scenery in this panoramic main dining room.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Fine
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Arthur's Bistro

The gracious aft lounge in the stern of your riverboat sports an innovative 180° curved glass wall that opens to the fresh air (weather permitting) – and doubles as a second dining venue featuring classic favourites and lighter fare.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Entertaining

Onboard entertainment includes enrichment lectures, piano music nightly, in-room movies, culinary demos, local entertainment and “themed” fun.

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Panorama Lounge

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

Features

  • Lounge
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Lido Bar

The gracious aft lounge in the stern of your riverboat sports an innovative 180° curved glass wall that opens to the fresh air (weather permitting).

Features

  • Bar

Enrichment

You will find that the main enrichment onboard will be lectures. However, when you step off the ship, local experts eagerly await to show you around the call-in area.

From spending a morning exploring ruins of Roman amphitheatres, to enjoying a glass of pastis and a game of pétanque with the locals, the local experts will show you the best and most interesting sights arounds.

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Onboard Bicycles

Looking for something different during free time ashore? Your Tauck riverboat is equipped with bicycles that you and your companions can use for independent exploration along the riverside, past lush vineyards, through a historic village or wherever your heart takes you.

Features

  • Bikes

Health and fitness

Facilities include a Fitness centre, massage room, hairdresser, putting green on Sun Deck, whirlpool on Sun Deck – available 24 hours. Bicycles are also available aboard for use ashore.

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Fitness Centre

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

Features

  • Gym

Kids and teens

There are no dedicated Kids & Teens facilities onboard. However, the bond between children and adults as they experience the world together makes for special memories that last lifetimes. It is for that reason that the line created ‘Tauck Bridges’ – journeys for the whole family to enjoy together. Each of these kid-friendly family oriented journeys has a minimum recommended age rating to encourage comfort and enjoyment for all guests. Tauck Bridges itineraries are not recommended for children under 3 years of age. All children on Tauck journeys must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Accommodation

Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Tauck Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious marble bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering toiletries.

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Category 7 Suite

These 14 luxurious Category 7 suites on the Diamond Deck feature a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The large marble bathroom a separate shower and bathtub, as well as Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The suites also includes two floor-to-ceiling French Balconies with a sliding doors, a coffee maker and mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, a pull-out couch, two club chairs & coffee table, a desk, a TV credenza, a walk-in closet and dresser, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control.

Each also benefit from quad cabin layout, made possible by pullout couch (only for children), breakfast room service, iron and ironing board and onboard Wi-Fi.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 6 Cabin

Situated on the Ruby Deck, there are 20 Category 6 cabins feature a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with a sliding door, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 5 Cabin

Set forward on the Ruby Deck, these two Category 5 cabins feature a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with a sliding door, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 4 Cabin

Located on the Ruby Deck, the two Category 4 cabins feature a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with a sliding door, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 3 Cabin

Located on the Diamond deck, Category 3 cabins feature a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with a sliding door, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 2 Cabin

Located forward on the Emerald deck, the Category 2 cabin features a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category 1 Cabin

Situated on the Emerald deck, eight Category 1 cabins each feature two 2’x3’ windows, a double bed with optional twin-bed configuration with 400 thread count cotton linens/white duvets and pillows of mako cotton with hypoallergenic 90% down filling. The marble bathroom includes Molton Brown toiletries and a terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers.

The room also includes a refrigerator stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily. Amenities also include a 32” LED TV, two chairs plus a desk, a built-in closet with drawers, as well as a telephone, safe, and individual climate control. Wi-Fi is also available onboard.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Sun Deck

  • Putting Green
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge Chairs
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Diamond Deck

  • Arthur's
  • Category 7 Suites
  • Category 5 Cabins
  • Category 3 Cabins
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Bar
  • Boutique
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Ruby Deck

  • The Compass Rose
  • Kitchen
  • Engines
  • Category 6 Cabins
  • Category 4 Cabins
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Emerald Deck

  • Category 2 Cabin
  • Category 1 Cabins
  • Engines
  • Crew Quarters
  • Spa
  • Fitness
  • Massage

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Ship facts
Passengers
98
Crew
29
Launched
2008
Last refit
2017
Tonnage
t
Length
110m
Width
11.4
Speed
kts
Decks
4
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
EUR