Riviera River Cruises plans to restart European cruises


After restarting operations on the Douro River in Portugal in August, Riviera River Cruises has resumed cruises to European destinations.

Cruises are currently underway on the Seine and the Rhone in France and on the Main and the Main-Danube Canal in Germany.


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All passengers boarding Riviera ships must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative before travel.

“After 18 months of uncertainty in the travel industry, we are delighted to finally restart our river cruises in Portugal, France and Germany,” said Marilyn Conroy, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Riviera River. Cruises in North America. “As our ships underway, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of all guests and crew on board by requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or negative tests, as well as by taking other precautions. . And if a client is not satisfied on the second day of their cruise, we’ll bring them home with a refund.

The itineraries until November 22 include the “Douro, Porto and Salamanca” river cruise, the “Seine, Paris and Normandy” cruise, the “Burgundy, the Rhone and Provence” river cruise and “Medieval Germany”.

Riviera continues to evaluate travel guidelines across Europe and restart additional routes where possible.

Flexible customer service policies include COVID-19 Cancellation and Reduction Protection and Riviera’s Happiness Guarantee. If a traveler is unable to travel specifically due to COVID-19, the reservation can be transferred to an alternate departure date for free with only 24 hours’ notice. If a traveler has to cut short their vacation specifically because of COVID-19 and a travel insurer does not cover it, Riviera will provide compensation for the missed portion of the cruise. And if a client is not satisfied on the second day of their cruise, Riviera will help them get them home with a full refund.

The company says it makes sure every ship is scrupulously clean by regularly sanitizing shared equipment and points of contact, sanitizing suitcase handles, making hand sanitizer available throughout the ship, distancing socially coaches for excursions with temperature control during re-embarkation, providing contactless services throughout the ship, full table service in restaurants with seats to allow social distancing, performing daily temperature checks and health examinations for crew members, and require face coverings for crew members if necessary.

Riviera’s fleet offers spacious cabins and suites, and its cruises include four-course dinners featuring international and regional specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sites and lesser-known locations.

Riviera promises to never add any extras or hidden charges, and it doesn’t automatically include tips or drinks, so the choice is up to customers.

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