Awards & Recognition

Readers and editors of magazines like Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly, and National Geographic Traveler have continuously voted our river cruises as some of the best in the world. These magazines give awards based on the high standards and prestige of the industry, and often rank Tauck as among the top. Here are some descriptions of the awards our river cruises have received.

2016 – Cool Cruises Awards: Best Luxury River Cruise Line – Travel Weekly UK

2016 – "Best River Cruise Lines" – Global Traveler

2016 – "Best River Cruise for Dining" – Cruise Critic

World’s Best Awards – Travel + Leisure

2009 – 2014 “World’s Best River Cruise Lines” (ranked #1 in 2011, 2013, 2014)
2011 – 2012 “World’s Best River Cruise Line for Families”

The World’s Best Awards from Travel + Leisure are selected by the magazine’s readers. Every year, T+L holds a survey for readers to fill out on their main website. The survey remains open until April. Winners are announced in the August/September issues of Travel + Leisure. These awards are given in categories such as hotels, resorts, spas, cruises, airlines, travel companies, tour operators, cities, islands, family travel, and more.

Magellan Awards – Travel Weekly

2015 – Magellan Gold Award (River Cruising – overall)
2012 – Magellan Gold Award (River Cruising – overall)
2012 – Magellan Gold Award (ms Treasures riverboat)
2011 – Magellan Silver Award (River Cruising – overall)
2010 – Magellan Silver Award (River Cruising – overall)
2009 – Magellan Gold Award (ms Swiss Sapphire riverboat)

The Magellan Awards, given by Travel Weekly, honor the best in travel. The winners are chosen by a judging panel consisting of some of the best travel industry professionals in the world. Winners are selected and notified in late August and are published in a Fall issue of Travel Weekly. The Magellan Awards are given in three levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold – and are recognized throughout an array of categories, including hotels and resorts, travel destinations, cruise lines, online travel services, airlines and airports, travel agents and agencies, tour operators and car rental companies.

Editor’s Choice Awards –

2016 – "Best European River Cruise Line"
2015 – "Best Luxury River Cruise," "Best Service," "Best Excursions," "Best Accommodations," "Best Special Event," "Best Alternate Dining," (ms Inspire riverboat)
2012 – “Best Luxury River Cruise Line”

The Editor’s Choice Awards are given by the editors of is an online guide for finding the best cruise trips. Winners are chosen based on unbiased reviews that are conducted each year by staff members. These awards are given in categories such as Best Adventure Cruise Line, Best Suite Accommodations, Best Shore Excursions, Best Service, and Best Luxury Cruise Line, among many others.



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