A-Rosa plans to restart European river cruises in June –



A-Rosa has announced its intention to resume cruises on the Douro, Rhine and Danube by mid-June, and in France from June 30.

German river cruise company A-Rosa has announced plans to resume European river cruises in June. International guests will be welcome on board, provided they meet the entry and exit requirements of each country.

It is responding to successful vaccine deployments and measures in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic across Europe. The company plans to restart river cruises on the Douro, Rhine and Danube rivers by mid-June, as Portugal has already opened its borders to tourists and Austria has announced that river cruises on the Danube will be at again authorized from May 19.

The governments of Slovakia and Hungary, also on the Danube cruise route, have yet to announce dates for the reopening of hotels and river cruises, but A-Rosa is confident their low number of cases will lead to an announcement in time for the summer sailings.

As for the Rhine cruise, the German Länder along the river should reopen tourist accommodation (including river cruises) by mid-June. Hotels in Switzerland are already open, and the Netherlands and Belgium are expected to follow suit in time for the river cruises in June.

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A-Rosa also plans to relaunch its French river cruises by the end of June. This is in line with France’s four-step plan to allow cruise and passenger ships to operate again from June 30.

“It is really encouraging that tourism in Europe finally seems to be able to return soon,” said Jörg Eichler, Managing Director of A-Rosa Flussschiff GmbH. “We are busy adapting and updating our current protocols in accordance with the latest regulations of the countries we pass through, and we will be announcing them in the coming days. Our successful five months of sailing in 2020 clearly shows that cruising with A-Rosa can be safe and enjoyable. “


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