For your peace of mind, we require all guests on our cruises to be fully vaccinated against Covid, or to have presented a negative test before travelling with us.
Yes, this policy applies to all guests traveling on our European river cruises.
If you have not had both doses of the vaccine prior to travel, then we will either arrange a Covid test for you or send you a list of approved test centers. Riviera will cover the cost of your test.
Covid testing is rapidly evolving and improving, so we will make use of the most appropriate type of test at the time that it is required.
Yes, we are requiring guests to have had both doses of the Covid vaccine, with the second dose a minimum of seven days prior to travel.
You will receive a pre-travel questionnaire from us, where we will ask you to confirm accordingly (we may ask you to confirm proof of vaccination and the dates administered). It is our guests’ responsibility to ensure they comply with our vaccination/negative test policy.
No problem, simply indicate this on the pre-travel questionnaire and we will provide details on how you can get a Covid test free of charge.
We will require all our Cruise Directors and Cruise Concierges to have received both vaccine doses, or to present a negative Covid test prior to travel.
All crew onboard our ships will be vaccinated or subject to a regular testing process.
This will depend on the types of test available at the time of your cruise and we will provide more details closer to departure.
In the unlikely event that you receive a positive test, our Covid Cancellation policy means that you will be able to transfer your booking to an alternative date, free of charge.
We fully expect the requirements for travel to evolve and ease over the coming months and our policies will be adapted where appropriate. We will always maintain strict adherence to all government requirements and WHO guidance.
In this scenario, we have several procedures that we can implement and we will work closely with our in-resort teams and local authorities to ensure the required process is followed. Rest assured the Riviera River Cruises team both in resort and at our head quarters in the UK will be on-hand 24/7 to provide support. You are required to have appropriate travel insurance which has Covid cover.
We review every single aspect of every single cruise with leading industry experts. We want your vacation experience to be exceptional and offer you the levels of safety, comfort and of course, enjoyment that you’d expect from Riviera River Cruises.
Rest assured, we check that the key attractions and local facilities (such as restaurants, cafes & bars) are open, but if things change, we’ll let you know.
We’ll always adhere to local regulations and guidelines and are required to by law.
You’ll receive all the information you need along with your travel documentation. Additionally, your Cruise Director will have the latest information relating to your cruise and will update you accordingly when they meet you.
Don’t worry, your booking comes with COVID-19 Cancellation Cover as standard. This means that if for whatever reason, you’re not able to travel as a direct consequence of COVID-19 and your travel insurance provider doesn’t cover you, you can transfer your cruise to a later date completely free of charge.
Yes. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout your vacation.
We have implemented an enhanced hygiene policy for all ships. This includes deep cleaning and ventilation of all cabins, suites and public areas during and between cruises; public areas and customer touch points are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day; restaurants are cleaned and disinfected between meals; all shared facilities such as bicycles, cleaned and disinfected after use and all goods are disinfected prior to being brought on-board.
We constantly monitor and will adhere to current social distancing regulations and guidelines throughout your cruise (this to include an enhanced embarkation process). Group sizes and our local guide to customer ratio for all excursions will be adjusted accordingly.
Yes. All crew members are required to have been tested and hold a medical certificate. In addition, there will be daily temperature checks and ongoing health screenings for all crew members. Face coverings will be worn where necessary and social distancing observed throughout all crew-only areas of the ship.
We are pleased to offer a la carte dining in the restaurant served by our friendly crew and dining in the restaurant is currently with reserved seating , which means your table will always be ready for you. The crew will be on hand to offer you complimentary water, tea and coffee and there will be a full waiter service in the bar and lounge. Dining arrangements will be reviewed and relaxed as we move forward.