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2021 Cruise Information

Many cruise lines have released details of when they plan to resume sailings from this year onwards. Read on to see which ships are embarking once more and the protocols guests and crew may need to follow on-board.

Who is sailing?

  • AmaWaterways - Multiple ships departing from 3rd July onwards along European rivers including the Douro, Danube and the Rhine.
  • Uniworld River Cruises - Enchanting Danube river cruises starting from 18th July.
  • Scenic River Cruises - Sailings along the Douro from 30th July.
  • Emerald Waterways - Sailings along the Douro from 30th July.
  • Amadeus - Multiple ships departing from 26th July onwards along European rivers including the Rhine and Douro

See all 2021 restart cruises here: https://www.rivervoyages.com/restart-cruise-deals/ 

Cruise Line Requirements & Protocols

As these sailings are operating this summer, the cruise lines have revealed passenger requirements for boarding and protocols to following while sailing.

Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise:

  • All guests must complete a pre-departure medical health evaluation. During the sailing guests will also be tested for COVID-19 by a medical specialist.
  • All guests are required to attend mandatory briefings and screenings on health and safety protocols.
  • There will be a number of health and safety measures including face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with Emerald Waterways.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.emeraldcruises.co.uk/emeraldexperience/cruise-with-confidence 

Scenic River Cruises

Scenic River Cruises require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise:

  • All guests must complete a pre-departure medical health evaluation. During the sailing guests will also be tested for COVID-19 by a medical specialist.
  • All guests are required to attend mandatory briefings and screenings on health and safety protocols.There will be a number of health and safety measures including face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with Scenic River Cruises.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.scenic.co.uk/why-scenic/assurance 

Uniworld River Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise:

  • All guests must complete a Travel Declaration on arrival.
  • All guests will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (either PCR or rapid), taken within 72 hours of the first day of their cruise. Proof of full vaccination with the final dose given at least 14 days prior to departure.
  • There will be a number of health and safety measures including face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with Uniworld River Cruises.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.uniworld.com/us/why-uniworld/health-safety 

AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways require all guests to meet the conditions below in order to travel on this cruise:

  • All guests must complete a medical questionnaire before travel.
  • All guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 within at least 14 days prior to departure for Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca or within 28 days prior for Johnson & Johnson. In addition, we strongly recommend all guests take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure and bring documentation of a negative result with them on their sailing, as a precautionary measure.  
  • All guests will need to undertake a temperature check at embarkation.
  • There will be a number of health and safety measures including face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. You must follow all posted instructions while sailing with AmaWaterways.

See the cruise line's latest health and safety protocols here: https://www.amawaterways.co.uk/protocols 

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