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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
    • 39

    • Crew
    • 130

    • Pax Capacity
    • 22

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Jul 09, 2024TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,990
Aug 08, 2024TauckMS JoyZurichAmsterdam10$6,690
Aug 17, 2024TauckMS JoyAmsterdamRegensburg10$6,390
Sep 13, 2024TauckMS JoyRegensburgAmsterdam10$7,290
Sep 27, 2024TauckMS JoyZurichAmsterdam10$7,690
Oct 06, 2024TauckMS JoyAmsterdamRegensburg10$7,190
Dec 21, 2024TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,490
Apr 01, 2025TauckMS JoyBrusselsRotterdam9$5,790
Apr 09, 2025TauckMS JoyAmsterdamRotterdam9$6,390
Apr 17, 2025TauckMS JoyBrusselsRotterdam9$6,390
Apr 25, 2025TauckMS JoyAmsterdamRotterdam9$6,390
May 03, 2025TauckMS JoyBrusselsRotterdam9$5,990
May 11, 2025TauckMS JoyAmsterdamBudapest15$9,790
May 25, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$8,790
Jun 19, 2025TauckMS JoyRegensburgBudapest12$8,790
Jun 30, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$7,490
Jul 27, 2025TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$4,990
Aug 01, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestBucharest13$7,190
Aug 07, 2025TauckMS JoyConstantaBudapest13$7,190
Aug 17, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$6,790
Aug 26, 2025TauckMS JoyMunichBudapest8$5,690
Sep 02, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$8,790
Sep 09, 2025TauckMS JoyRegensburgBudapest12$8,790
Sep 20, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$8,790
Sep 25, 2025TauckMS JoyPassauBudapest12$7,990
Oct 06, 2025TauckMS JoyBudapestRegensburg12$8,790
Nov 30, 2025TauckMS JoyViennaNurnberg8$4,190
Dec 07, 2025TauckMS JoyNurnbergVienna8$4,190
Dec 14, 2025TauckMS JoyViennaNurnberg8$3,990
Dec 22, 2025TauckMS JoyRegensburgBudapest8$4,590

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2016
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 130
  • Normal Crew Size: 39
  • 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.

MS Joy Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 15 reviews about MS Joy - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
AW
Alan

We had a marvelous trip. Tauck thinks of everything!!

ST
Suzette

The Tauck experience was everything we expected it to be. We also appreciated the warm reception as their first cruise on the Danube since the Covid shutdown. Their professional staff navigated the travel restrictions as we moved from country to country and overall elimated those worries for us. Their were 52 (of a possible 130) passengers on board so to say we were given VIP treatment is an understatement. We loved the crew on board the MS Joy as well as the talented Cruise Director and Tour Directors. The experience that they created for us is the reason why we will continue to travel with Tauck and recommend them to others. On a negative note, I was disappointed in the hotel selection in Prague. The InterContinental where we had originally been booked was under renovation. We were shifted to the Hilton which was average at best. Additionally as a Category 7 traveler, we were put in a standard room. Other Category 7 travelers were upgraded to the premium floors which I found irritating.

MM
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

Enjoyed all aspects of the Tauck Cruise.

DF
Douglas

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



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