AmaWaterways will end its voluntary COVID cruise pause, with the river cruise line announcing plans to resume sailings in Europe on an initial seven ships, the first of which will be inside 45 days.
The first departure is planned for 3 July 2021 in Portugal.
“We are so excited to see the situation in Europe evolving in a positive direction and are very optimistic about the new tourist entry requirements that will be officially announced in the coming days,” AmaWaterways’ Executive Vice President and Co-Founder Kristin Karst said.
“We are proud to announce a selection of sailings starting the first week of July in Portugal with other restart dates throughout July on select ships on all the European rivers including the most luxurious ship on the Danube River, the AmaMagna on July 21st.”
Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Founder said: “As we proceed with our return to the rivers, we will continue to monitor the updates from global health authorities, local governments and airlines with regards to the entry requirements. In the coming days, we will be providing more information regarding the specific documentation needed for sailing with us.”
“Having successfully operated river cruises during summer 2020, our teams are experienced with enhanced health and safety protocols and are ready and eager to safely welcome guests back on board. Our team is committed to ensuring our guests have a wonderful experience as they return to the rivers, visiting the world’s most beautiful destinations,” Schreiner added.
Specific return to service sailing dates are:
- 3 July 2021, AmaDouro through Portugal
- 21 July 2021, AmaMagna on the Danube River
- 22 July 2021, AmaKristina in France on the Rhône River
- 22 July 2021, AmaLyra in France on the Seine River
- 27 July 2021, AmaVida in Portugal and Spain
- 29 July 2021, AmaDolce through Bordeaux, France
- 29 July 2021, AmaSiena on the Rhine River