AmaWaterways on Wednesday announced that it has extended the suspension of its regularly schedule river cruises in Europe, Africa and Asia through November 15, 2020.
“The U.S. and Canadian markets make up 95 percent 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,” AmaWaterways president and co-founder Rudi Schreiner said in a press statement. “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.”
Online, AmaWaterways said it will automatically be issuing a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) equal to 115 percent of the value of the funds received for all purchased services through AmaWaterways (i.e. cruise, hotel/land, air, etc.), redeemable on any AmaWaterways river cruise in Europe, Asia or Africa (including Egypt) embarking through December 31, 2022. For added flexibility, the cruise line added that these FCCs are transferrable at any time prior to December 31, 2022 with the original owner’s written authorization.
Schreiner added that the suspension “does not apply to to the series of chartered Rhine sailings that was launched in July in collaboration with German tour operator, e-hoi.” He said, on a positive note, “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.”
AmaWaterways, will continue to monitor government and health authorities, including European Union restrictions, which are updated every two weeks.