The 9 Best River Cruise Ships in Europeby Donna Heiderstadt | September 22, 2016
ms Treasures and ms Esprit
Tauck's 118-passenger ms Treasures and ms Esprit (part of the Jewel Class) have suites with double French balconies and marble baths with full-size tubs. All staterooms are stocked with Molton Brown toiletries, and all but the lowest categories have one French balcony.
Itinerary: In April — peak viewing time for the annual color show of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths — the ships sail eight-day itineraries through Holland and Belgium (northbound from Antwerp and southbound from Amsterdam). The ships lead excursions to Bruges, Ghent, and the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, and also call on Maastricht and Kinderdijk.
Donna Heiderstadt is a New York-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for Coastal Living and Islands.