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When Will River Cruise Lines Resume Service? [updated 6-29]

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When Will River Cruise Lines Resume Service?

[verified at cruise line websites June 29]

 

Amadeus: July 1

AmaWaterways: September 1

American Cruise Lines: July 12

American Queen Steamboat Company: July 19

APT: October 1

Arena Travel: August 1

A-ROSA River Cruises: June 17

Avalon Waterways: October 1

Botanica: July 1

Captain Cook Cruises (Murray River): June 23

CroisiEurope:

  • European, Egypt & South Africa voyages: July 16
  • Mekong voyages: August 12

Crystal River Cruises: September 7

Emerald Waterways/Evergreen Cruises: September 1

Gate1 Travel: November 1

Grand Circle: September 1

Nicko: began sailing June 1

Pandaw: July 1

Riviera Travel: July 31

Scenic: November 1

Tauck: September 1

Teeming River Cruises: September 27

Titan: September 2

Travelmarvel: July 1

TUI River Cruises: November 26

Uniworld: August 1

Vantage: August 15

Victory Cruise Lines: 2021

Viking River Cruises: September 1

VIVA: began sailing June 26

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Some of the listings on the Cruise Critic article were suspicious [some had dates of resumption before today, which is impossible] so I decided to check every listing on the cruise line's website.  There are too many changes to highlight, so I suggest you check above for any lines you are interested in.

 

I will update this thread every few days based on the CC article, and do the full website check every week or so.

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Thanks Jazz... you are going to be busy...:)

 

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Looks like Uniworld is cancelling until September.  All July, August cruises are gone.

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On 5/30/2020 at 3:54 AM, kent9xxx1 said:

Looks like Uniworld is cancelling until September.  All July, August cruises are gone.

 

They haven't updated the statement on their website or the search calendar, but you are correct:  if you search for July cruises, you get a long list; but when you click on each the earliest date is in September.

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Information in post 1 updated on June 3.

 

Changes:

•  Gate1 now September 1

•  Nicko:  Germany cruises have begun!

•  Teeming:  now September 27

•  Uniworld:  now September 1

•  VIVA:  now June 26

 

Update:  corrected erroneous reference to Grand Circle starting – I meant Nicko!

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Since we are booked on a Uniworld cruise August 16th, I asked my TA to check with the company about cancellations, since there are no Uniworld cruises listed until September.  Her response was, "Uniworld has not suspended any sailings past mid-July."

Guess it's still a game of wait and see....

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Posted (edited)

The first two American river cruise ships will start July 5th out of Passau and Köln... But actually it´s a full charter by a German online travel agency on the AmaKristina (Köln/Cologne) and AmaViola (Passau). So they are just using the ship and crew but it won´t be a real AmaWaterways cruise.

 

steamboats

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3 hours ago, steamboats said:

The first two American river cruise ships will start July 5th out of Passau and Köln... But actually it´s a full charter by a German online travel agency on the AmaKristina (Köln/Cologne) and AmaViola (Passau). So they are just using the ship and crew but it won´t be a real AmaWaterways cruise.

 

steamboats

How unusual. A note on this: I think you need to take the TA name in brackets out of the post - those rules...

 

notamermaid

 

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1 minute ago, notamermaid said:

How unusual. A note on this: I think you need to take the TA name in brackets out of the post - those rules...

 

notamermaid

 

 

Changed it, but I can´t delete it out of your post quoting mine ;-). Anyway this information is relevant to you only as non Germans won´t be able to book.

 

steamboats

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My bad, I should not have pressed quote. Our host can delete our exchange about this later.

 

notamermaid

 

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Well at least a few people are having fun with a river cruise.  So there is hope. Have fun out there.

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There is a new notice today on the Tauck website: “We’ve decided to cancel all land tours and cruises with departure dates through August 31, 2020.” They’re asking people not to call, that they’ll call us. This is understandable. I’m sure this decision is difficult for everyone involved, and they are going to be overwhelmed. 
 

https://www.tauck.com/travel-updates
 

We are booked on their Rhine and Moselle river cruise departing August 28. (I know. Missed it by THAT MUCH.) Then we are booked for a land tour, Week in Tuscany and Umbria. If they don’t cancel that portion, we will. 
 

We’re very disappointed but not surprised. 

 

 

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Information in post 1 updated on June 9.

 

Changes:

•  Botanica: now April 2021 [per Botanica website 6-9]

•  Captain Cook: only Murray River listed [Fiji isn't a river cruise area]

•  Riviera: still July 1 [per Riviera website 6-9; CC compilation shows August 1]

•  Tauck: now September 1 [per Tauck website 6-9 – thanks to @Frncie]

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Plantours is a German company not serving the international market, but here is an article in English about their restart with the new implementations: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/river-cruise-news/23091-plantours-to-start-european-river-cruising-this-week.html

 

The Sans Souci sails the Elbe and canals.

 

notamermaid

 

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Information in post 1 updated on June 16 after checking each cruise line website.

 

Changes:

•  American Cruise Lines is sailing now

•  Botanica:  now July 1

•  Captain Cook (Murray River):  now June 23

•  CroisiEurope (Mekong):  now August 21

•  Crystal:  now September 7

•  Nicko:  limited sailing since June 1

•  Uniworld:  now July 16

•  Vantage:  now August 15

 

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Uniworld updates continue at a head-spinning rate.

 

https://www.uniworld.com/en/already-booked/travel-information/

IMPACTED 2020 CRUISES (updated Tuesday, June 16th)
As a result of the current global travel restrictions, all Uniworld voyages have been suspended through July 31, 2020. If you have a booking on one of these suspended voyages, a Uniworld representative will be contacting you or your travel advisor (if applicable) to discuss your options.

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A-Rosa has started yesterday on the Duoro river with Rhine and Danube rivers following today and tomorrow.

 

Next week June 24th the new Lady Diletta for Plantours will be named and then go on her first cruise on June 25th.

 

VIVA Cruises (Scylla) is following...

 

steamboats

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American Cruise Line wanted to start June 20th on the Columbia River but had to delay the restart due to changes in the opening of Oregon. No new date given.

 

They hope to restart on the Mississippi river on July 12th.

 

steamboats

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A-Rosa startet June 17th on the Duoro river in Portugal. June 19th the first ship on the Rhine river started out and on June 20th the first ship on the Danube river followed.

 

steamboats

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Information in post 1 updated on June 22 after checking each cruise line website.

 

Changes:

•  AmaWaterways: now August 16

•  American Cruise Lines: now July 12

•  American Queen:  now July 20

•  Gate 1:  now October 1

•  Scenic:  now November 1

•  Uniworld:  now August 1

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27 minutes ago, Host Jazzbeau said:

Information in post 1 updated on June 22 after checking each cruise line website.

 

Changes:

•  AmaWaterways: now August 16

•  American Cruise Lines: now July 12

•  American Queen:  now July 20

•  Gate 1:  now October 1

•  Scenic:  now November 1

•  Uniworld:  now August 1

I don't think Uniworld believes that date, thus there promotion with American Queen you noted in another thread.

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