Tauck Small Ship Adds 40 Percent Volume for 2019

by Daniel McCarthy
Tauck Small Ship Adds 40 Percent Volume for 2019

ms Swiss Emerald. Photo: Tauck


With new itineraries and a continued partnership with Ponant, Tauck Small Ship will grow its passenger volume by 40 percent in 2019, the cruise line announced at Seatrade Cruise Global last week.

Last year, Tauck talked about doubling its capacity by the end of 2020. Much of that volume will come from its continued partnership with Ponant and will start this summer, and by 2020, Tauck will boast a fleet of nine total ships.

The partnership will give Tauck five new itineraries for 2019: 

  • Nine-day "Arctic Allure: Spitsbergen and the Midnight Sun" includes a seven-night cruise on Ponant’s Le Boréal.
  • The 11-day "Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh and Glasgow" includes a seven-night cruise on Ponant’s Le Champlain.
  • The 20-day "Cruising Down Under," combines a six-night land exploration of Australia with two, two-night hotel stays and a nine-night New Zealand sailing on Ponant’s Le Lapérouse.
  • The eight-day "Alaska’s Inside Passage" itinerary is on Ponant’s Le Soléal.
  • The 12-day "Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto” includes an eight-night cruise aboard Ponant’s Le Champlain with two-night hotel stays in both Chicago and Toronto.


Also in 2019, Tauck will expand another partnership, this one with BBC Earth. BBC Earth programming will be available for guests to view on Tauck’s Spitsbergen and Alaska itineraries. The feature is already on some of Tauck’s other itineraries, including its Costa Rica tours.

The new 2019 itineraries come as Tauck prepares to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary the same year.

“Our very first cruise, in 1993, was our ‘Treasures of the Mediterranean’ itinerary, and it launched what we then called our Treasures Series of cruises,” said Senior Vice President Katharine Bonner. “Today, we still consider our small ship cruises to be expertly curated ‘treasures’ that reveal the true destination story of each place they visit.”

  0
  0
Tip of the Day

Something could happen to any of us, the loved ones we travel with, or in this case, to the magnificent marvels put up by those who came before us. So we must travel as far and as often as time and money allow.


Stefanie Katz, The Travel Superhero

Daily Top List

Five Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Loyalty Programs

1. Saves money for your clients.

2. Saves time for your corporate clients.

3. Gets all sorts of perks for your clients.

4. Offers enhanced reporting to corporate clients.

5. Provides better service and better client relationships.

Source: TMR.

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=b75eceda-865f-e911-b4aa-782bcb66a2f2

5 Good Reasons to Tell Your Clients About Travel Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs, also known as frequent buyer programs, have been around for a long time. But you might be surprised to know that many travelers don’t know about them. Here are five good reasons for travel advisors to spread the word to their customers, both leisure and corporate travelers.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow
Even with Progress Already Made, There’s Still Room for Cruise Industry to Grow

New players coming into the industry, like Virgin Voyages and Ritz Carlton-Yacht Collection, are raising the bar, forcing legacy players to adapt and change, lifting the industry higher.

Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24
Federal Court to Decide on Blocking Carnival Ships from U.S. Ports on June 24

Carnival Corp. and all its brands will continue to operate its normal cruise schedule.

Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut
Tauck Planning Three Itineraries and a New Ship for Douro Debut

The ship’s capacity could have reached 112 guests, but the line purposely limited it to 84 guests to ensure the highest levels of care and service.

Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut
Scenic Eclipse Still on Track for August Debut

With 228 guests, the vessel will sail exploration itineraries, including cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic.

Silversea Cruises Showcases Galapagos-Specific Ship Launching in Summer 2020
Silversea Cruises Showcases Galapagos-Specific Ship Launching in Summer 2020

Silver Origin will offer a 1:1.16 crew-to-guest ratio and a 1:10 guide-to-guest ration, which Silversea says is the highest in the region.

American Queen Steamboat Parent Company Plots Expansion to Mexico, Alaska, and Eastern Seaboard
American Queen Steamboat Parent Company Plots Expansion to Mexico, Alaska, and Eastern Seaboard

HMS Global Maritime said it will expand its recently acquired Victory Cruise Lines to more regions next year.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Tropics and Exotics 2020 -2021 Collection