Viking programs to restart European river cruises in July 2021 with pick itineraries in Portugal and France, as nicely as alongside the Rhine River. Guests must be vaccinated versus COVID-19 to board. 

5 itineraries are offered as component of Viking’s “Welcome Back” assortment. Viking explained these are among the firm’s most preferred itineraries. 

  • Rhine Getaway: 8 times from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland
  • Portugal’s River of Gold: 10 days from Lisbon to Porto, Portugal
  • Paris & the Heart of Normandy: eight times roundtrip from Paris
  • Lyon and Provence: eight days Avignon to Lyon, France
  • France’s Very best: 15 times, combining the northern and southern France itineraries in a person practical experience

Viking’s announcement was made after the European Union agreed this week to reopen its borders to vaccinated Americans and other vacationers. 

The announcement of Viking’s restart of European river cruise functions follows the launch of “Welcome Back again” voyages exclusively for vaccinated visitors in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Bermuda and the Mediterranean.

Earlier this week Viking also named its latest ocean ship, Viking Venus, in the U.K. That ship is currently sailing a maiden voyage along the coastline of England with chairman of Viking Torstein Hagen onboard.

Viking explained in its press announcement that “the corporation is actively doing work on building more ‘Welcome Back’ itineraries in a range of other places, with the purpose of saying further 2021 sailings as before long as possible.”

Superior to know: Viking’s new wellbeing and basic safety software was created in partnership with an intercontinental workforce of medical advisors, including Raquel C. Bono, M.D., Viking’s main health and fitness officer. Dr. Bono is a board-licensed trauma surgeon and retired vice admiral of the United States Navy Healthcare Corps, and most recently led Washington Condition’s clinical and health care methods reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing a whole-scale laboratory mounted on each Viking ocean ship as well as a community of committed shoreside labs for Viking river ships in Europe, all attendees and crew will acquire recurrent quick and effortless non-invasive saliva PCR checks.

In addition, new air purification know-how has also been installed on all Viking ships, which have generally highlighted impartial air managing models for all visitor staterooms. Further health checks, sanitization and actual physical distancing measures will provide additional safety for Viking’s guests and crew.

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