Update_ low river conditions continue to affect europe river cruises – cruise critic

Update: (October 7, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. River cruises europe luxury EDT) — The summer of 2015 has been marked by persistent drought in Europe, with rainfall up to 60 percent lower than the average in many countries that lie within the watersheds of the continent’s major rivers, according to the European Commission. Avalon cruises in europe At present, stretches of the Danube and the Elbe are still experiencing low levels, leading to adjustments for river cruises operating there.

Some of French cruise line CroisiEurope’s Danube cruises have required a replacement program on the first two to three days which were covered entirely by CroisiEurope. Best river cruises europe With the rains of the last few days CroisiEurope is hoping that the river’s water level will allow for a full navigation of scheduled itineraries.

A Scenic representative told Cruise Critic: “Due to high temperatures and little rain fall in Europe, the water level on the Danube between Passau and Regensburg has become so low that it is currently impassable. Avalon river cruises europe On 9 September, the Scenic Pearl and Scenic Ruby set sail from Amsterdam and Budapest respectively.


5 star river cruises europe They both have currently sailed to the affected section of the river and to ensure our guests have been able to continue with their cruise, we have performed a ship swap by way of motor coach. Viking river cruises europe Details of the situation and alternative arrangements have been communicated to all guests on board. River cruises europe august 2015 Our dedicated Operations team in Europe is closely monitoring the situation and we are communicating any necessary changes to guests as soon as information becomes available.”

A Tauck representative told Cruise Critic: “We currently have one sailing, the September 6 departure of our “Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat” itinerary, that was briefly impacted by low water levels. Avalon river cruises europe 2015 Guests disembarked the ship yesterday and overnighted in Regensburg. River cruises europe december 2015 They’ll be reboarding the riverboat today further downstream, and we anticipate that the remainder of their cruise will proceed normally.”

October 8: Romantic Danube (Nuremberg to Budapest) aboard Viking Gullveig — Viking Gullveig will not reach Erlangen for embarkation. River cruises europe tripadvisor Guests should instead go to Viking’s welcome center at the Hotel NH Nuremberg City Center on arrival. What are the best river cruises in europe New embarkation port will be in Passau.

Elegant Elbe (Prague to Berlin) aboard Viking Fontane — Following the hotel stay in Prague, guests will transfer to Dresden to embark sister ship Viking Schumann. Best river cruise lines in europe 2014 Mid-way through the cruise, guests will transfer to Wittenberg to embark Viking Fontane for the remainder of the itinerary. River cruises europe jobs The ships are not expected to sail but all included excursions will operate by motorcoach from the ships.

Elegant Elbe (Berlin to Prague) aboard Viking Schumann — Following the hotel stay in Berlin, guests will transfer to Wittenberg to embark sister ship Viking Fontane. Avalon cruises europe Mid-way through the cruise, guests will transfer to Dresden to embark Viking Schumann for the remainder of the itinerary. River cruises europe 2016 The ships are not expected to sail but all included excursions will operate by motorcoach from the ships.

Elegant Elbe (Prague to Berlin) aboard Viking Astrild — Following the hotel stay in Prague, guests will transfer to Dresden to embark identical sister ship Viking Beyla. Avalon waterways european cruises Mid-way through the cruise, guests will transfer to Wittenberg to embark Viking Astrild for the remainder of the itinerary. Avalon cruises europe 2015 The ships are not expected to sail but all included excursions will operate by motorcoach from the ships.

Elegant Elbe (Berlin to Prague) aboard Viking Beyla — Following the hotel stay in Berlin, guests will transfer to Wittenberg to embark identical sister ship Viking Astrild. Reviews of avalon river cruises in europe Mid-way through the cruise, guests will transfer to Dresden to embark Viking Beyla for the remainder of the itinerary. Best river cruises europe 2014 The ships are not expected to sail but all included excursions will operate by motorcoach from the ships.