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.
|Apr 14, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$6,390|
|Apr 23, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$4,590|
|Apr 27, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Krakow||Berlin||14||$7,190|
|May 05, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,590|
|May 13, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Krakow||Berlin||14||$7,690|
|May 21, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,790|
|Jun 01, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$7,790|
|Jun 08, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,790|
|Jun 16, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Krakow||Berlin||14||$7,690|
|Jun 26, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Vilshofen||Budapest||8||$4,690|
|Jul 03, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Vilshofen||8||$4,690|
|Jul 10, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Vilshofen||Budapest||8||$4,690|
|Jul 17, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$6,690|
|Jul 24, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$6,690|
|Aug 01, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Krakow||Berlin||14||$6,990|
|Aug 09, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$6,690|
|Aug 20, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$6,990|
|Aug 29, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$5,290|
|Sep 05, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$7,790|
|Sep 12, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,790|
|Sep 23, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$7,790|
|Sep 30, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,790|
|Oct 08, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Krakow||Berlin||14||$7,190|
|Oct 16, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$6,390|
|Oct 27, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$5,990|
|Dec 21, 2023||Tauck||MS Joy||Regensburg||Budapest||8||$3,990|
|May 15, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$8,590|
|May 24, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$5,690|
|May 31, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$8,790|
|Jun 16, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$8,690|
|Jun 25, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$5,590|
|Jul 02, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Munich||8||$4,990|
|Jul 09, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$4,990|
|Jul 16, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$6,990|
|Aug 03, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Amsterdam||Basel||8||$5,690|
|Aug 08, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Zurich||Amsterdam||10||$6,690|
|Aug 24, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,490|
|Sep 04, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$8,290|
|Sep 22, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Amsterdam||Munich||10||$7,490|
|Sep 27, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Zurich||Amsterdam||10||$7,690|
|Oct 13, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Prague||Budapest||12||$7,490|
|Oct 24, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Budapest||Prague||12||$6,790|
|Nov 29, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Vienna||Nurnberg||8||$3,890|
|Dec 06, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Nurnberg||Vienna||8||$3,890|
|Dec 13, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Vienna||Nurnberg||8||$3,690|
|Dec 21, 2024||Tauck||MS Joy||Munich||Budapest||8||$4,490|
- Maiden Voyage: 2016
- Length: 443
- Passenger Capacity: 130
- Normal Crew Size: 39
- Staterooms: 67
- Suites: 22
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.
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.
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.
Square Footage: 150
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.
Square Footage: 150
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.
Square Footage: 225
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.
Square Footage: 190
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.
Min Square Footage: 190
Max Square Footage: 225
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.
Square Footage: 225
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.
Square Footage: 300
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
RestaurantDine 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.
BoutiqueShop onboard with a limited selection of toiletries, souvenirs, and other assortments. Located on the Diamond Deck.
Panorama Lounge & BarBe 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.
FitnessNo need to disregard your daily fitness regime with a fully equipped fitness center. Located on the Emerald Deck
Massage & SpaEnjoy 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 97-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 97 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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyed all aspects of the Tauck Cruise.
It is wonderful to have every detail taken care of with a smile on the face of the staff.
We had a marvelous trip. Tauck thinks of everything!!