Tauck plans to increase the size of some cabins on its
five Jewel-class river ships.
The second passenger deck on each ship (called the Ruby
Deck), where there are currently 30 cabins at 150 square feet, will be replaced
with 20 cabins measuring 225 square feet.
After the work, there will be 49 cabins on each vessel,
down from 59.
The Swiss Emerald and Swiss Sapphire, two ships that sail
in France, will be reconfigured next winter, before the 2017 season. The Swiss
Jewel, Treasures and Esprit will be refurbished the following winter.
Also, the Bistro restaurant will be renamed Arthur's,
named for company founder Arthur Tauck Sr. The company's Inspiration-class
ships already have Arthur's restaurants, which are a casual alternative to the
fine dining in the main restaurant.
With the new reconfiguration, Tauck will eliminate distinctions between its Jewel and Inspiration classes of ships. Tauck will
instead refer to its ships collectively as the Tauck Destination Fleet.
Tauck's Inspiration-class ships, the Inspire and Savor, launched
in 2014. The Grace and Joy will launch later this year.