Christened in Cologne

Tauck’s new river ship, the 118-passenger Treasures, was christened in Cologne, Germany, last week. The fourth river ship to be launched by the river cruise line in five years, Treasures boasts 14 suites, seven junior suites and 38 cabins.

The ship’s godmother, Robin Tauck, the granddaughter of company founder Arthur Tauck, Sr., named the vessel at the ceremony, which was assisted by a pipe and drum band and a fireboat spraying geysers of water.

As part of the christening, guests, including local dignitaries, travel agents, media, company executives and Tauck family members, attended a cocktail reception and gala dinner on board before floating on down the Rhine on a three-night cruise.

Treasures’ 28-square-metre suites have walk-in closets and marble bathrooms with full-size bathtubs. Junior suites are 17 square metres and cabins are 14 square metres. All feature Tauck’s new décor and bedding – introduced fleet-wide this year.

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