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When Will River Cruises Restart In Europe? Here's The Latest

When Will River Cruises Restart In Europe? Here's The Latest

With the EU's vote to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers, river cruise lines have started releasing their plans for the summer season. Here are the sailings that have been announced so far:

Amadeus River Cruises

Amadeus River Cruises will launch its first sailing for Americans since the pandemic began July 1 on the Rhone. Other limited sailings for Americans will continue throughout July, with a full schedule for Americans expected to resume in August, said Marcus Leskovar, executive vice president. The line will start sailing with European guests in mid June.


Portugal sailings resume July 3 on the AmaDouro.

The AmaMagna will launch Danube River sailings on July 21. France sailings will launch July 22 with the AmaKristina on the Rhone River and the AmaLyra on the Seine River, followed by the AmaDolce in Bordeaux on July 29.

The AmaVida will begin sailing in Portugal and Spain on July 27, and the AmaSiena on the Rhine River on July 29.

The Scenic Group

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours will launch its 2021 European season on Portugal's Douro River, with the first sailing starting July 30.

Emerald Cruises will start its 2021 European season on Portugal's Douro River July 31.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Cruising resumes June 20 in Italy on its newly transformed S.S. La Venezia.

Cruises in France will start June 27 from Bordeaux on the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers, followed by a July 4 restart on the Seine from Paris and a July 11 relaunch on the Rhone and Saone rivers.

Viking River Cruises

The line has added select European river cruises to its Welcome Back collection, with cruises on the Douro beginning June 30 and sailings in France and on the Danube starting July 18.

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