Current travel Information

UPDATE FROM A-ROSA RIVER CRUISES – 26 November 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.

 

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. All ships will sail all their planned cruises this season.

 

Danube

Austria and Slovakia are experiencing a strong increase in the number of cases associated with the coronavirus and the hospitalisation rate is also rising. For this reason, the Austrian government has decided at short notice to impose a hard lockdown for the entire country, which came into force on 22 November 2021 and is expected to last until 13 December 2021. The Slovak government has also announced at short notice a two week nationwide lockdown from 25 November 2021. The measures in both Austria and Slovakia affects everyone in the country, regardless if having proof of a complete vaccination protection or not.

 

The safety and well-being of all guests and crew members is also a top priority for A-ROSA. We fully support the measures taken in both Austria and Slovakia. Therefore, all upcoming Danube cruises will embark and disembark in Passau, Germany. Please note that due to Bavarian state regulations, guests must bring a current (max. 24 hrs) negative antigen rapid test certificate in order to use our shuttle buses as well as public buses and trains in Bavaria.

 

The cruise will sail without disembarkation to Vienna in Austria and back. During panoramic cruises, guests can experience the modern Linz, the passage through the picturesque Wachau region with its extensive wine-growing areas and villages as well as Dürnstein with its monastery.

 

On board, guests can enjoy A-ROSA’s varied buffets and premium drinks as well as an entertaining programme. During the panoramic cruises, interesting background information on the passing landscapes and cities will be provided. For a completely relaxed atmosphere, breakfast will be offered as an extended brunch. Additional culinary activities such as wine tastings or cocktail courses as well as a musician on board will provide further entertainment for guests. The SPA-ROSA with sauna, massages and beauty treatments, the heated outdoor pool and the gym are also open

 

If necessary, technical stops are possible at any time. Should the lockdowns in Austria or Slovakia end prematurely, individual and organised shore excursions will possible again immediately.

 

Douro

The 2021 season on the Douro has now been completed.

 

France

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 Rhône and 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. 

 

Danube

For cruises on the Danube all guests – regardless if having proof of a complete vaccination protection or not – require proof of a negative rapid antigen test (max. 24h) for using the A-ROSA shuttle bus from the Passau train station to the ship. Therefore, we ask all guests to bring a negative test result with them when they arrive.

 

Rhine

Please register your entry into France (Strasbourg) 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

Please register your entry into Switzerland 48 hours before entry: https://swissplf.admin.ch/formular

 

Important information about your cruise

COVID-19 tests and entry declarations

Before departure, our guests (12 years and older) require for cruises on the Rhine/Main/Moselle proof of

 

· A complete COVID-19 vaccination protection (14 days after last required vaccination dose)

· OR a recovery from COVID-19 (proof of a positive PCR test at least 28 days, max. 6 months old)

· Children (6 to 11 years) require proof of a negative PCR test (max. 48 hrs old) OR a rapid antigen test (max. 24 hrs old, self-test not accepted).

 

For cruises on the Danube our guests (12 years and older) require proof of

 

· A complete COVID-19 vaccination protection (14 days after last required vaccination dose)

· OR a recovery from COVID-19 (proof of a positive PCR test at least 28 days, max. 6 months old)

· Children (6 to 11 years) require proof of a negative PCR test (max. 48 hrs old) OR a rapid antigen test (max. 24 hrs old, self-test not accepted).

 

  • In addition, all guests will be tested for coronavirus using a rapid antigen test before boarding the ship.

 

For more information and an overview of our safety first concept, plus our FAQ’s, please click here:

https://www.arosa-cruises.com/river-cruises/company/current-travel-information.html

 

 

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.

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