River cruise lines cancel European sailings after Austria locks down borders

   November 27, 2021 ,   Accidents

After Austria temporarily locked down its borders and banned entry for international visitors through at least December 13, 2021, the unexpected challenge for the river cruise industry caused the companies Avalon Waterways and Scenic Cruises to cancel all European voyages through the year’s end.

Crystal River Cruises canceled 4 voyages on Crystal Ravel.

Viking River Cruises adjusted its Danube itineraries and will sail "through" Austria and visit other destinations.

Crystal Ravel cruise ship

Separately, Hawaii officials confirmed that no cruise ships had received approval for cruises to/from Hawaii’s ports before the end of 2021.