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Vessel Size
Length332 feet
Beam37 feet
Draft4 feet

Swiss Diamond

Motor Ship (Riverboat)
Operated by Tauck


MS Swiss Diamond, partially renovated in 2006, is limited to 114 guests who enjoy a club-like atmosphere on board, with no crowds.

Dining aboard MS Swiss Diamond is a pleasure in a spacious restaurant that caters to all tastes with daily buffets, a choice of menus and special theme dinners. Vegetarian meals are available, and a selection of European wines is included with dinner. Entertainment aboard the ship includes lectures and folkloric performances.

TopVessel History

  • Registered in Switzerland
  • Built in 1996
  • Refurbished in 2006

TopVessel Specifications and Information

Number of Passenger Decks 2, plus a Sun Deck
Nationality of Staff and Crew Mostly European
Meal Seatings Tauck’s “free choice” dining allows you to eat many of your meals when you want and with whom you want. Special occasion dinners are held as group functions, and lunches that are included during group sightseeing excursions are often held in a group setting.
Language(s) Spoken on Board English
Number of Staff and Crew 28
Tipping / Gratuities The customary gratuity to the Tauck Director and Driver is not included on most Tauck World Discovery tours. Such gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not done as a group. As an exception, there are some Tauck journeys in which the Tauck Director gratuity is included and/or a Driver gratuity will not be applicable. Information about Tauck Director and Driver gratuities specific to a destination is included within final tour documentation sent after a reservation has been paid in full.
Special Diets Many special dietary needs can be accommodated on Tauck journeys with advance notice but cannot be guaranteed. Different destinations make some dietary needs harder to accommodate than others. We will do everything possible in communicating your requests to hotels and restaurants. Common dietary requests like ‘ low sodium’ or ‘vegetarian’ are likely to be accommodated much easier than very special or unique dietary needs. Meals that are full a la carte offer more flexibility for special dietary requests as do some limited a la carte meals. For the occasional ‘set menu’ or ‘buffet meals’ on Tauck journeys, unique dietary needs may prove a bit more challenging.
Dress Code On-board/at Dinner Typical dress for any Tauck journey is casual attire. Some journeys may include a specific dinner function or an event in which gentleman may be required to have, or feel more comfortable wearing, a sport jacket. But overall the rule of thumb is casual comfortable clothing. Our final tour documentation will mention occasions (if any) on a journey in which a sport jacket or dressier clothing is suggested.
Number of Restaurants 1
Number of Bars and Lounges 1

TopCabins / Staterooms

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Ruby Deck and Emerald Deck 

TopOnboard Facilities and Services

Lounges / Bars 1 Panorama Lounge
Elevators / Lifts Elevator between Ruby and Emerald Decks
Dining Rooms / Restaurants 1 Restaurant

TopList of Cruises for This Vessel

The Rhine and Moselle

Amsterdam to Basel | May to October | 12 Nights

On the Swiss Diamond (Motor Ship (Riverboat)) | Operated by Tauck

New for 2008! So many delights lie along the banks of The Rhine and Moselle rivers – let Tauck share them with you on this brand-new cruising adventure aboard the MS Swiss Diamond. From Switzerland to the Netherlands, through Germany, France and Luxembourg, this Moselle and Rhine River cruise travels through engaging…

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