AmaWaterways cancels select itineraries through October 31

   September 3, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

River cruise line AmaWaterways cancelled select itineraries until November 2020.

The company wrote on their website on Tuesday, September 1:

“We are continuously monitoring the updates from global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world with regards to the ongoing situation. We want to reassure you that we are in a secure position to welcome guests back on board once we can safely sail again. Until then, the rivers continue to flow and our staff and crew are patiently waiting to treat you to a memorable river cruise experience.”

AmaWaterways' decision applies to many of its ships that are a part of the regular-season sailing throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe through October 31. AmaKristina, however, which has been cruising in Germany for weeks, will continue her planned itineraries.

AmaKristina cruise ship

Guests who were scheduled to go on a now-cancelled voyage automatically receive a future cruise credit (FCC) equal to 115% of the original value and redeemable on sailings through December 31, 2022. The credit is transferrable.

AmaKristina first set sail in July 2020 with local charter passengers and enhanced safety precautions, such as mandatory face coverings for the crew members at all times and requiring travellers to wear masks when moving around the cruise ship.