UPDATE FROM A-ROSA RIVER CRUISES – 16 September 2021
At A-ROSA, the safety and wellbeing of all guests and crewmembers is always our highest priority. We follow current developments and recommendations closely and are in close contact with the relevant port and health authorities. Any decisions we make about when to start operating our cruises are based on the regulations and instructions given by the relevant authorities.
The ongoing vaccination campaigns as well as the measures to contain the pandemic are showing success in Europe. For this reason, we gradually began resuming our cruises from June 2021.
If individual departures are unable to take place due to dynamic developments, the A-ROSA Service Centre will inform the affected guests at the latest two weeks before departure.
Rhine, Moselle, Main
Cruises on the Rhine resumed on 27 June 2021. A-ROSA AQUA, A-ROSA BRAVA and A-ROSA SILVA will sail all their planned cruises this season.
Due to the extensive hygiene and health protocols on board our ships, more staff are required than in previous years. Unfortunately, the entry and quarantine regulations for our international crew members are very tight and therefore some of our crew members are experiencing delays in taking up their roles. For this reason, we have suspended all cruises on A-ROSA FLORA that depart up to and including 01 October 2021. We are confident that the entry regulations for our crew will improve and that they will be able to sail with A-ROSA FLORA again from 08 October 2021.
Cruises on the Danube resumed on 19 June 2021 with the 7 night ‘Danube Classic’ itinerary. On 29 June 2021, the Danube Delta and Danube Cataracts itineraries resumed.
In order to contain the Corona pandemic, the Slovakian authorities have stipulated that those entering the country who have not been fully vaccinated must spend 14 days in quarantine. Therefore for now, Slovakia will be experienced during a panorama cruise without disembarking from the ship. On the ‘Danube Classics’ itinerary, the alternative ports for Bratislava will be Hainburg or Korneuburg in Austria. All guests who can provide proof of full vaccination protection can visit the Slovakian capital from there as part of an excursion.
Since the 15 July 2021, it is not possible to disembark in Hungary if you are transiting through to another destination. For this reason, we will pass through the country without stopping on our way to the Danube Delta. The impressive river landscape of Hungary can be experienced from the ship, during an extensive panoramic cruise. This route change currently only applies to the 16-night ‘Danube Delta’ itinerary. For the ‘Danube Classics’ and ‘Danube Highlights’ itineraries, the ports of Esztergom and Budapest will be called at as scheduled.
Cruises on the Douro resumed on 4 August 2021 with the 7 night ‘Experience the Douro’ itinerary.
Due to the extensive hygiene and health protocols on board our ships, more staff are required that in previous years. Unfortunately, the entry and quarantine regulations for our international crew members are very tight and therefore some of our crew members are experiencing delays in taking up their roles.
In addition, the German Foreign Office is currently warning against travelling to the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which is located within the Southern Rhône region. The region is recording very high incidence rates of up to 700 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. The A-ROSA Care Team has assessed the situation and does not expect it to improve substantially within the next few weeks or for the travel warning to be lifted. For this reason, we are unable to resume cruises on the Rhone for the rest of 2021 season. Affected guests will be contacted by the A-ROSA Service Centre proactively, in departure date order.
Due to the extensive hygiene and health protocols on board our ships, more staff are required that in previous years. Unfortunately, the entry and quarantine regulations for our international crew members are very tight and therefore some of our crew members are experiencing delays in taking up their roles. For this reason, we are unable to resume cruises on the Seine for the entire 2021 season. Affected guests will be contacted by the A-ROSA Service Centre proactively, in departure date order.
Please note, in some case an entry declaration must also be completed to cross the borders of our travel destinations. Please check the individual travel restrictions for your destinations.
Please register your entry into Austria before you travel:
Except of entries from states with a low incidence of infections listed in Appendix A:
Please register your entry into Croatia before you travel:
Please register your entry into Portugal before you travel:
Please register your entry into France (Strassbourg) before you travel: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
Please register your entry into Belgium 48 hours before entry: https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form
Important information about your cruise
Prior to embarkation, proof of a negative test result is required. This can be a PCR test, which must be no more than 72 hours old OR a rapid antigen test, which must be no more than 48 hours old. For guests who are already fully vaccinated (with proof and at least 14 days after the second vaccination) OR for guests who have recently recovered from Coronavirus (with proof, at least 4 weeks and maximum 6 months ago), proof of a negative test result is not required.
For more information on A-ROSA’s testing procedure and an overview of our safety first concept, plus our FAQ’s, please click here:
See first-hand exactly how our A-ROSA river cruise ships have been operating to keep our guests safe, satisfied and smoothly sailing Europe's rivers since our restart in June. Our new safety protocols have been developed in conjunction with Germany's top institute on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and in the last three months our guest feedback continues to be positive as we balance health and hygiene with all of the reasons why our guests love to travel with us.
Current Travel Information
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