AMA Waterways Safe River Cruising

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After months of quarantine in the United States, travel lovers are free of COVID-19, but many are getting a severe case of cabin fever. Fortunately, international travel is slowly opening up, and the lure of adventure is tempting globe trotters to travel again. But where to go? One of the most convenient – and safest – ways to travel is on a river cruise. AMA Waterways leads the way with safe river cruising

According to Kristin Karst of Ama Waterways, safety is paramount. She says, “When it comes to trust in safeguarding the health of our guests, we are in the unique position of being the only US-based river cruise ship company operating in Europe this summer. Sailing Ama Kristina in Germany for the local market has allowed us to practice and fine-tune all our enhanced health and safety protocols. Our North American guests are eager to return and discover the world. Our captains and crews are ready to welcome you on board with open arms once all the conditions are right.”

Here are some of the measures Ama Waterways is taking to protect guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise Protection for AMA Waterways Safe River Cruising

  • Before boarding, guests must complete an online health and contact screening questionnaire.
  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If the guest requires further testing, shoreside medical treatment centers are closed.
  • The crew will sanitize guests’ luggage handles before delivery to the stateroom.

On Board Protection

  • Protocols continue to change. However, at this time, guests must wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • There is much hand sanitizer available throughout the ship. All guests and crew require frequent use.
  • The crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • State-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units are in place. There is no recirculating of air onboard the ships.
  • A limited number of guests are allowed onboard—no non-essential visitors.
  • Enhanced safety and social distancing throughout the dining room.
  • The crew thoroughly sanitizes fitness mats and equipment after each use.

Safety Exploring Ashore

  • Personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off coaches.

Safe Crew Protocols in AMA Waterways

  • The crew must complete pre-boarding medical tests, isolation periods, and in-depth health and safety training. They must wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • All crew members are trained on enhanced operating protocols. Each ship has its own Public Health Officer overseeing all health and sanitation for guests and crew.
  • Crew health will be monitored for potential symptoms. Temperatures are checked two times a day.
  • The crew will wear face coverings during working hours and continue to respect social distancing in their living quarters.

The decision of when it is safe for you to travel is based on many factors. However, AMA Waterways’ safe river cruising is one of today’s best options.

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