Riviera River Cruises to demand full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results


Riviera River Cruises announced today that it will require all passengers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to test negative before boarding its ships when European river cruises resume. The same requirements also apply to the ship’s crew, who will also undergo additional daily temperature checks and ongoing health examinations in the interest of more precautions.

The new policy states that vaccinated passengers must have received all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine protocol, with the final inoculation being administered at least seven days before the cruise departs.


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Those who are not fully immune will be offered a free COVID-19 test, which (provided their results are negative) will allow them to set sail as planned. All passengers who could test positive before their scheduled cruise will be able to postpone their departure to a different date without penalty.

“As we look forward to our return to European rivers, we have decided to require a full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before departure to increase safety,” said Marilyn Conroy, executive vice president of sales and Marketing of Riviera River Cruises North America. “This new requirement, combined with our comprehensive customer service policies and health and safety protocols that will be in place on board our ships, will allow customers to travel with us with confidence. “

Riviera has already introduced new flexible customer service policies in light of the pandemic, which include free changes to new bookings and the COVID-19 cancellation protection that comes standard with all bookings. The company also maintains a Happiness Guarantee, which offers to bring home customers who are not satisfied on the second day of their cruise, refund their reservation, and even cover any change fees or fare increases on their ticket. original aircraft.

Riviera has also installed an improved set of health and safety protocols on board its ships, including routine guest health checks and daily temperature checks, baggage disinfection, social distancing in public areas. , continuous cleaning of points of contact and in public areas, full server service in restaurants and lounges, thorough cleaning and ventilation between departures and medical checks and quarantine periods being required for all new crew members. Wearing face masks may also be mandatory when traveling on the ship or during excursions.

For more information, visit rivierarivercruises.com.


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