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Tauck might be celebrating 25 years at sea, but it’s not resting on its laurels, with plans to add five new small ship itineraries and increase the number of ships featured in its fleet in 2019. In fact, Tauck has plans to double its small ship cruising capacity over the next several years.

Scotland - Bridge at Inverness Tauck
Bridge at Inverness in Scotland.

Among the new cruises in Tauck’s 2019 lineup are the 9-day Arctic Allure: Spitsbergen and the Midnight Sun (featuring a 7-night cruise aboard the Ponant ship Le Boreal), the 11-day Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh and Glasgow (with a 7-night cruise aboard Ponant’s Le Champlain), and the 20-day Cruising Down Under, which combines a 6-night land exploration of Australia with a pair of 2-night hotel stays (in Queenstown and Auckland, New Zealand, both with guided Tauck sightseeing) and a 9-night New Zealand cruise aboard Ponant’s Le Laperouse.

Alaska - Skagway Tauck
Skagway, Alaska.

Tauck is also adding North America to its cruise portfolio, with an 8-day Alaska’s Inside Passage itinerary aboard the Ponant ship Le Soleal and a 12-day Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto journey that includes an 8-night cruise aboard Ponant’s Le Champlain bookended by 2-night hotel stays in both cities.

Le Laperouse—the first of four new Explorers series expeditionary ships being launched by Ponant in 2018 and 2019—will also be featured this summer on Tauck’s Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice cruise. Said Katharine Bonner, sr. v.p. of Tauck river & small ship cruising, during a Seatrade press conference, “the Ponant Explorers ships are key to our growth.”

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