With the EU’s vote to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers, river cruise lines have started releasing their plans for the summer season. Here are the sailings that have been announced so far:
Amadeus River Cruises
Amadeus River Cruises will launch its first sailing for Americans since the pandemic began July 1 on the Rhone. Other limited sailings for Americans will continue throughout July, with a full schedule for Americans expected to resume in August, said Marcus Leskovar, executive vice president. The line will start sailing with European guests in mid June.
Portugal sailings resume July 3 on the AmaDouro.
The AmaMagna will launch Danube River sailings on July 21. France sailings will launch July 22 with the AmaKristina on the Rhone River and the AmaLyra on the Seine River, followed by the AmaDolce in Bordeaux on July 29.
The AmaVida will begin sailing in Portugal and Spain on July 27, and the AmaSiena on the Rhine River on July 29.
River cruises will start on the Douro in Portugal June 7, followed by sailings in France on the Gironde and Seine June 30.
Other start dates include sailings on the Rhine beginning July 2; the Danube, Elbe, Oder, Havel rivers and the Baltic Sea July 8; Spain’s Guadalquivir River Aug. 19; and Italy’s Po River Aug. 25. French canal cruises are set to resume July 2.
Crystal River Cruises
Crystal River Cruises said it will resume sailing in Europe on Aug. 29, but it has not yet released further details on its restart. The company said it is currently assessing its final ship deployment for the fall and winter and will announce more information when that is completed.
Riviera River Cruise
Riviera River Cruises will restart its European river cruises July 2 on Portugal’s Douro River. Riviera’s first departure of its eight-day Douro, Porto and Salamanca river cruise will be aboard the Douro Elegance.
The Scenic Group
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours will launch its 2021 European season on Portugal’s Douro River, with the first sailing starting July 30.
Emerald Cruises will start its 2021 European season on Portugal’s Douro River July 31.
Tauck will start its season Aug. 1 on the Rhone with its Riviera to Paris itinerary, followed by a Rendezvous on the Seine cruise Aug. 2. On Aug. 5, it will launch its first sailing on Portugal’s Douro River aboard the brand new MS Andorinha.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Cruising resumes June 20 in Italy on its newly transformed S.S. La Venezia.
Cruises in France will start June 27 from Bordeaux on the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, followed by a July 4 restart on the Seine from Paris and a July 11 relaunch on the Rhone and Saone rivers.
Cruises in France will start June 27 from Bordeaux of S.S. BonVoyage on the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, followed by a July 4 restart of the S.S. Joie de Vivre on the Seine from Paris and a July 11 relaunch of the S.S. Catherine on the Rhone and Saone rivers.
Viking River Cruises
The line has added select European river cruises to its Welcome Back collection, with cruises on the Douro beginning June 30 and sailings in France and on the Danube starting July 18.
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