Riviera River Cruises will require a full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test

Riviera River Cruises will require a full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test

Mrs. George Eliot. Photo: Riviera River Cruises

Riviera River Cruises has announced that all passengers boarding its ships during the restart of European river cruises will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative before travel.

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be offered a free COVID-19 test to allow them to depart on the cruise.

“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 for 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 passengers to travel with us with confidence.”

Under the new policy, customers will need to have received all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the last dose at least seven days before departure. Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 prior to their cruise will be permitted to reschedule their departure to another date free of charge.

The requirements will also apply to crew members, who will undergo additional daily temperature checks and ongoing health screenings.

Additional health and safety protocols on board ships include passenger health screening and sanitizing of baggage, daily temperature checks, social distancing in public areas, continuous cleaning of public areas and hotspots. of contact, full waiter service in restaurants and lounges, deep cleaning and ventilation between cruises, and quarantine periods and medical checks for all new crew members. Masks or face coverings may also be required when traveling on ships or on excursions.

Riviera River Cruises has temporarily suspended all sailings until the end of May 31, 2021. There are currently no changes for vacations departing after June 1.

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