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MS Joy

ms Joy continue the tradition of providing the most space per guest on Europe’s inland waterways, cruising exclusively on the Danube River. ms Joy offer guests discoveries in timeless cities like Munich, Nürnberg, Vienna, Passau, Bratislava and Cesky Krumlov.

    • 443

    • Length
    • 2016

    • Built Year
    • 130

    • Pax Capacity
    • 22

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
May 04, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestBucharest13$6,590
May 10, 2021TauckMS JoyBucharestBudapest13$6,590
May 18, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,990
May 25, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,990
Jun 01, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,990
Jun 08, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,990
Jun 15, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,990
Jun 24, 2021TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,390
Jul 01, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich8$4,390
Jul 06, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,290
Jul 12, 2021TauckMS JoyKrakowBerlin14$6,990
Jul 22, 2021TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,390
Jul 27, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,290
Aug 03, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,290
Aug 10, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestBucharest13$5,990
Aug 16, 2021TauckMS JoyBucharestBudapest13$5,990
Aug 24, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestBucharest13$6,190
Aug 30, 2021TauckMS JoyBucharestBudapest13$6,590
Sep 14, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$7,290
Sep 28, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,990
Oct 12, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,390
Oct 19, 2021TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$5,590
Oct 26, 2021TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$5,590
Apr 13, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich8$3,990
Apr 18, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$5,990
Apr 25, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,390
May 01, 2022TauckMS JoyBerlinKrakow14$6,590
May 09, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$7,290
May 09, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich13$8,590
May 16, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$7,290
May 25, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich8$4,890
May 25, 2022TauckMS JoyViennaMunich11$6,890
May 29, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$8,590
May 30, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$7,290
Jun 08, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich8$4,990
Jun 08, 2022TauckMS JoyViennaMunich11$6,990
Jun 12, 2022TauckMS JoyBerlinKrakow14$7,290
Jun 20, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$7,290
Jun 20, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich13$8,590
Jun 26, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$8,190
Jun 27, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,590
Jul 04, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,390
Jul 04, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich13$7,890
Jul 10, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$7,890
Jul 11, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,390
Jul 20, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich8$4,290
Jul 20, 2022TauckMS JoyViennaMunich11$6,290
Jul 24, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$7,890
Jul 25, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,390
Aug 01, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,390
Aug 01, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich13$7,890
Aug 07, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$7,890
Aug 08, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,390
Aug 15, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,390
Aug 15, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestMunich13$7,890
Aug 21, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest13$8,190
Aug 22, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,490
Aug 29, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,990
Sep 05, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$7,490
Sep 12, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$7,490
Sep 21, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,990
Sep 26, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$7,490
Oct 03, 2022TauckMS JoyPragueBudapest12$6,990
Oct 10, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$6,490
Oct 16, 2022TauckMS JoyBerlinKrakow14$6,590
Oct 24, 2022TauckMS JoyBudapestPrague12$5,590
Nov 29, 2022TauckMS JoyViennaNurnberg8$3,290
Dec 06, 2022TauckMS JoyNurnbergVienna8$3,290
Dec 13, 2022TauckMS JoyViennaNurnberg8$2,990
Dec 21, 2022TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$3,990

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2016
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 130
  • Staterooms: 67
  • Suites: 22

Dining

Dining aboard each ship is a pleasure in the spacious Restaurant, offering an elegant dining experience and catering to all tastes with daily buffets, a choice of menus and special theme dinners. Vegetarian meals are available, and a selection of international wines is included with dinner; beer and soft drinks are also included with lunch and dinner. Alternative bistro dining is a first on Europe's rivers - is available in the Lido Bar in the stern.

Age Restrictions

Based upon Tauck's experience with family travelers, for each itinerary Tauck has a minimum recommended age to encourage comfort and enjoyment for all of their guests. Please ask the age restriction for your itinerary at the time of booking your Tauck journey. All children must be accompanied on activities by a parent or guardian. At least one guest in the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older in order to make a reservation. For safety and security purposes, children under 18 years of age must be booked into a room with at least one accompanying adult.

Tipping

All appropriate gratuities for luggage handling, bellmen, doormen, dining room server, ship staff, and drivers are included. Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Directors are included on all European riverboat cruises.

Cabins

Category 1
Square Footage: 150

Category 1

Category 1 features two 2' by 3' fixed windows, marble bath with shower, Molton Brown toiletries, terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, built-in closet with drawers, easy under-bed luggage storage, telephone, safe and individual climate control, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Emerald Deck.




Category 2
Square Footage: 150

Category 2

Category 2 features one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door, marble bath with shower, Molton Brown toiletries, terry-cloth bathrobe plus slippers, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, built-in closet with drawers, easy under-bed luggage storage, telephone, safe and individual climate control, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Ruby Deck.




Category 3
Square Footage: 225

Category 3

Category 3 features a one-and-a-half deck window that opens at the top, electronically controlled, full sized bathroom with large shower, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, loft sitting area, built-in closet with drawers, safe, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Emerald Deck.




Category 4
Square Footage: 190

Category 4

Category 4 features one floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with one sliding door, marble bathroom with large shower, Molton Brown toiletries, terry cloth bathrobe plus slippers, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, built-in closet with drawers, easy under bed luggage storage, telephone, safe and individual climate control, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Ruby Deck.




Category 5
Min Square Footage: 190
Max Square Footage: 225

Category 5

Category 5 features one floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with one sliding door, marble bathroom with large shower additional storage and hair dryer, Molton Brown toiletries, terry cloth bathrobe plus slippers, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, built-in closet with drawers, easy under bed luggage storage, telephone, safe and individual climate control, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Ruby and Diamond Deck.




Category 6
Square Footage: 225

Category 6

Category 6 features one floor-to-ceiling French Balcony with one sliding door, marble bathroom with large shower additional storage and hair dryer, Molton Brown toiletries, terry cloth bathrobe plus slippers, mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, built-in closet with drawers, easy under bed luggage storage, telephone, safe and individual climate control, onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Ruby Deck.




Category 7
Square Footage: 300

Category 7

Category 7 features two floor-to-ceiling French balconies each with one sliding door, pull out sleeping couch, full size marble bathroom with large shower additional storage and hair dryer, Molton Brown toiletries, terry cloth bathrobe plus slippers, coffee maker and a mini-bar stocked with complimentary water and soft drinks replenished daily, 32" LED TV, 220v and 110v outlets in cabin and bathroom, walk-in closet with built-in shelves and a safe, easy under bed luggage storage, iron with ironing board, telephone, breakfast room service and onboard wi-fi available. Located on the Diamond Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

Dine on fine, freshly prepared cuisine with regional wines and beer included at lunch and dinner - as you enjoy great views of the passing scenery. Located on the Ruby Deck.

Recreation

Boutique

Shop onboard with a limited selection of toiletries, souvenirs, and other assortments. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Panorama Lounge & Bar

Be entertained at the panoramic lounge and bar as you listen to piano music offered nightly, themed Happy Hour, and dancing the night away on the dance floor. Located on the Diamond Deck.

Recreation

Fitness

No need to disregard your daily fitness regime with a fully equipped fitness center. Located on the Emerald Deck

Recreation

Massage & Spa

Enjoy a relaxing massage and spa treatment that will make you feeling like a brand new person. Located on the Emerald Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Traveling with Peace of Mind
Our commitment never wavers – to earn your trust by always doing the right thing. As we explore the world together again, this will be more important than ever as we adapt to living and traveling in the presence of COVID-19.

Tauck is 95-years young this year, and our ability to weather many storms over the decades is a result of our values and beliefs – as a family and as a family-owned and led company. In addition to the guiding light of these values, our extensive experience, local knowledge and global support network help to ensure your safety on every Tauck journey. Building upon our bedrock of award-winning guest care, we have worked tirelessly to prepare for your return following the COVID-19 hiatus in travel. With guidance from leading experts, including the CDC and WHO, together with our internal Global Response Team and, most importantly, with feedback from thousands of our guests, we have redefined how we will conduct our experiences as we resume travel.

Tauck is Prepared for the Unexpected
For decades, Tauck has operated in over 70 countries in all 7 continents. Over this time, our staff and network of supplier partners have always been there to support our guests and team on the road. Our guests travel with a comprehensive, built-in support system that starts with the care and local knowledge of our Tauck Directors and extends to our network of partners around the world, including hoteliers and transportation companies.

At the core of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to the unexpected is our Global Response Team - a group of over 50 employees across all departments who stand ready to spring into action around the world. This team has plenty of experience, from weather events, high and low water on rivers, earthquakes, volcanic ash, civil unrest and work stoppages. They have also dealt with past virus outbreaks including the SARS and Zika viruses.

The Tauck Travel Well Pledge
Before we operate tours and cruises, all Tauck employees, our supplier partners and our guests will take Tauck’s Travel Well Pledge.

As a company, we will follow our enhanced protocols with diligence and rigor; review them frequently as the landscape changes and always make common-sense decisions grounded in purpose and pride. We embrace these new and necessary measures to combat COVID-19 and will do our very best to provide the Tauck care we have been honored to deliver for 95 years.

OUR NEW HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Consistent with our commitment to the well-being of our guests, we are implementing enhanced health and safety protocols. These protocols may vary by geographic regions and will certainly evolve over time, as science and society respond to new realities:

Tauck Staff
Prior to interacting with guests, each member of Tauck’s field staff is trained in enhanced protocols and participates in a personal health screening.

Once on tour, our Tauck Directors and supporting staff are responsible for maintaining these protocols with a special focus on cleanliness and physical distancing. They will relay critical information regarding requirements, advise when protocols are mandatory – such as wearing a face covering in group settings – and help facilitate guest care through communication with appropriate parties should a guest become ill on tour. All Tauck staff will adhere to the same requirements.

Guest Responsibility
When joining a Tauck journey, every guest is responsible for their own health and, in turn, the protection of their fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our suppliers and the places we visit. Guests will pledge to follow the direction of the Tauck staff and adhere to health and safety protocols.

Guests are expected to wear face coverings in all group settings, to wash their hands frequently and to adhere to supplier and government regulations. While supplies of face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available, guests are asked to bring such personal items for their own comfort.

Small is BIG
For many years, Tauck has emphasized and invested in more choices of activities, resulting in smaller groups for activities like sightseeing and events. This is consistent with our mantra that “Small is Big” – small groups and smaller ships with fewer guests.

We initially focused on these elements to improve the guest experience. Yet today they take on an additional dimension; small group experiences and more personal space are critical in providing the peace of mind our guests expect. Accordingly, we are offering even more small group experiences and limiting guest numbers across all of our journeys.

We have been working diligently with our partners to be prepared to welcome you back when the time is right.
Tauck has worked meticulously with our global supplier partners to plan for every itinerary following the hiatus in travel. All partners, whether they be a hotel, museum, small ship/riverboat, restaurant or other partner, have been thoughtful about how to provide a Tauck experience in this environment.

And while it's impossible to list all of the enhanced health and safety protocols for the hundreds of Tauck partners across the globe, we would like to share a representative sample of what you can expect:

Hotels
Our hotel partners all have world-class health and safety protocols. However, these guidelines may vary depending on local situations and regulations. Here are some typical examples:

  • Upon-arrival, health questionnaires and temperature checks may be required. Some hotels may even require daily temperature scans.
  • Social distancing may be required in public areas, bars and restaurants.
  • High-touch areas such as railings, door handles and elevators will undergo enhanced cleaning.
  • In-room measures may include removal of tent cards and magazines. Common use items, such as coffee makers and minibar amenities may be on demand.
  • High-touch areas, such as light switches, thermostats, remote controls and door handles will be subject to enhanced and frequent cleaning.
  • Guests will have the option to determine housekeeping frequency.
  • All hotel staff will undergo daily health screenings.

Ships and Riverboats
We have worked closely with our cruise partners to ensure the best possible health and safety protocols and to ensure the care and service you expect from Tauck:

  • Guests on cruises and river journeys will be required to complete a health questionnaire and will undergo a temperature check prior to boarding. In some instances, our ship partners will conduct daily temperature checks.
  • Face coverings and physical distancing will be required in most public spaces for guests and crew alike.
  • Meals may be offered at staggered times and self-serve buffets will be eliminated.
  • In-cabin measures include removing common use items. Coffee makers, minibar amenities and housekeeping will be on demand at guest discretion.
  • Ship staff will undergo daily health screenings.
  • All vessels will have medical staff onboard.

Sightseeing and Local Activities
Many of our experiences are exclusive and/or private and that’s important in taking care of you. Whether it be a guided tour, a visit to an iconic museum or private home, a musical performance, or any other special Tauck activities, we are applying the same rigor to health and safety protocols:

  • Tauck listening devices will be sanitized thoroughly and frequently.
  • Sightseeing is being adjusted to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Admission times at venues may be altered to ensure no crowding.
  • Paper tickets, handouts and the like may be eliminated.

Dining
Tauck has always been known for a la carte dining; having more freedom to decide when and with whom to dine now has more value than ever. Additionally, our partners whether they be hotels, ships, special venues or restaurants, are raising their already rigorous hygienic standards. Here are some examples:

  • Waitstaff will likely be wearing face coverings and gloves.
  • Seating will be adjusted to accommodate physical distancing.
  • Self-serve buffets will be eliminated. Common use menus will no longer be used unless sanitized.

On-Tour Transportation
Keeping on-tour transportation safe is a major focus of our team who has worked with hundreds of partners to ensure continuity in health and safety protocols:

  • On motorcoaches and other on-tour ground transportation, such as airport transfers, guest should expect physical distancing and will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Prior to each trip, our motorcoaches, vans, airport transfer vehicles and on-tour aircraft will undergo a deep sanitizing process.
  • Luggage may also be sanitized at each movement.
  • Drivers will wear gloves and face coverings during all guest-facing interactions.
  • Drivers will frequently clean handrails, door handles, arm rests, tables, seats, air conditioning/HVAC units, restrooms and overhead storage areas.

Our Supplier Partners are ready for you
Tauck is proud to have worked closely with our partners around the world, many of them for decades, to deliver the quality, comfort and safety you expect. Whether it be hotels and resorts, riverboats and small ships, restaurants, event venues or transportation companies, their meticulous health and safety protocols reflect their leadership and well-earned respect in the travel industry. The following are some select health and safety protocols. We will update these on a regular basis.

In addition to our supplier partners, we have also been actively engaged with global travel organizations to standardize health and safety protocols throughout the travel industry. TourCare is one example:

TourCare are health and sanitation guidelines developed by the tour industry's major global associations: the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and the European Tourism Association (ETOA). Tauck, and our supplier partners, meet and exceed these guidelines that require members to adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

MS Joy Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 10 reviews about MS Joy - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
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Mark

Once you take a Tauck tour, you'll never go with another Operator. The Tauck experience was incredible and totally worth the money. Can't think of one thing to complain about or would change.

MK
Marilyn
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Douglas

It is wonderful to have every detail taken care of with a smile on the face of the staff.

PH
Paul
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Ersten

While watching a video on the history of Tauck during a coach ride portion of this tour, I was surprised to find out that this company pioneered land tours in North America, and was the first to offer European river cruises. Tauck takes care of even the smallest details, from tipping local guides to providing us with coins to use restrooms during walking tours of the various cities we visited. WiFi onboard is complimentary -- something even NatGeo doesn\'t offer on their cruises. And, an open bar to boot, where I ordered the most exotic cocktails and kept the bartenders grinning and guessing as to their ingredients. Our arrivals at hotels in separate coaches on land portions of the tour were coordinated beforehand with our rooms and luggage, so that we did not have to spend any time standing in large gatherings in the hotel lobby waiting for rooms to be assigned and room keys slowly doled out as in other tours. As we off boarded our coaches, we were handed our room keys and were able to proceed immediately to our rooms, with our luggage delivered soon thereafter. Each hotel stay was fabulous and impressive -- four stars all the way. Live orchestral music gave our dining experiences a truly special touch.



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