Tauck will name its
two 2016 Inspiration-class river cruise vessels the Grace and the Joy. The
names were selected from a pool of nearly 400 entries submitted by Tauck
employees during a company-wide naming contest conducted last fall.
Like Tauck’s other
Inspiration-class ships, the Grace and Joy will be 443 feet in length and carry
Their launch will bring Tauck’s river fleet to a total of
nine vessels. Tauck's capacity will have expanded 125% over a two-year period, including the launch of the 118-passenger Esprit this spring.
The Grace and Joy
will feature the Inspiration class’ signature lofted lower-deck cabins, eight
225-square-foot cabins that feature higher ceilings, soaring windows and a
raised seating area.
The vessels will
have 22 suites at 300 square feet each, with two French balconies and floor-to-ceiling
windows, a pull-out couch, walk-in closets with built-in drawers, and a
bathroom with rain shower.
They will also have 32 cabins at 225 square feet
each, and 13 cabins ranging from 150 to 190 square feet. Four of the
150-square-foot cabins will be set aside for solo travelers.
Dates for all of
Tauck’s 2016 river cruise departures are currently available on Tauck.com.
Travelers can reserve their preferred itinerary with no cancellation penalties.
Guests who make a 2016 reservation will be informed once the itinerary and
pricing are finalized, and if guests then wish to cancel, they will have two weeks to do so and receive
a full refund of their trip deposit and the cost of Tauck’s Travel Protection
plan, if purchased.