AmaWaterways has announced updates to the resumption of its regularly scheduled 2020 sailing season. The official statement, delivered by AmaWaterways President and Co-founder Rudi Schreiner, is as follows:
“The U.S. and Canadian markets make up 95% of our guests, and there are still many restrictions affecting North American residents ability to travel internationally. As a result, we have extended the suspension of our regular program of river cruises in Europe, Africa and Asia through November 15, 2020. We are in the process of proactively contacting all travel advisors with clients affected by this new suspension date, providing them with options best-suited to their clients’ needs.
This suspension does not apply to the series of chartered Rhine sailings that was launched in July in collaboration with German tour operator, e-hoi. Due to the success of these sailings and the consistent, positive feedback received from our German-speaking guests, including the enhanced health and safety protocols, e-hoi has decided to extend their sailing schedule through the end of the year.
We continue to monitor government and health authorities, including European Union restrictions which are updated every two weeks. Our ships and crew remain on standby to welcome travelers on our regular scheduled sailings once these restrictions are lifted.”
Travel advisors are encouraged to visit AmaWaterways.com/travel-updates for more information and current terms and conditions associated with the suspended river cruises. Additionally, FAQs are posted at AmaWaterways.com/travel-FAQ.