Safe River Cruising and Peace of Mind Assured

Ready for a safe and healthy travel escape? Why not discover Europe while sailing peacefully down one of its calm rivers or waterways on a privately chartered boutique-style ship?  Amadeus River ships have been cruising safely and successfully in Europe since July 2020. With the help of an epidemiologist and following available guidelines of the European Commission, they’ve implemented advanced health & safety measures for your peace of mind. 

Editor’s note: This post was originally published Nov. 23, 2020, and has been updated with new information.

Amadeus River Cruise Ship sun deck

The small size of Amadeus’ premium river vessels (140 to 168 passengers), allows them to sail right into the heart of storied European cities and picturesque towns. With remarkably attractive charter rates, they are perfected suited for a family reunion, milestone event, or rejuvenating retreat. And with just your group onboard the ship, you’ll have the full attention of the gracious European staff.

Special Opportunity for 2021 Full or Partial River Ship Charter! 

Amadeus River Cruises currently has a 2021 Rhine River voyage available and offered exclusively through Landry & Kling.

October 5 – 12, 2021 | Classical Rhine | Basel – Amsterdam | Amadeus Silver III – 84 cabins / 168 passengers

Learn more about this special offer.

My Amadeus Queen River Cruise Experience

Last Spring  (pre-Covid), my staff and I were invited to sail on Amadeus Queen during an exclusive 4-night familiarization cruise. Traveling through the scenic waterways of Holland and Belgium during peak “tulip time” was a magical experience!  

Onboard the ship, we enjoyed an upscale boutique hotel experience with first-class amenities, exquisite cuisine, gracious European hospitality, and a relaxed ambiance – not to mention stunning views of passing scenery. Read more: A Tale of Two Rivers – My European River Cruises.

River Cruising Reimagined

Cruise lines, including Amadeus, have always had strict hygiene standards and clear processes in place to ensure safe travel. But due to COVID-19, new health & safety measures have been established to protect passengers, crew, and communities they visit. These protocols will be continually evaluated and updated as public health standards and policies change.

A few of the new Amadeus Health & Safety Protocols include:

  • Pre-cruise Health Questionnaires required for all passengers and crew
  • Contactless body temperature check before embarking
  • Public areas modified to ensure social distancing 
  • Face masks may be required when social distancing is not possible
  • Hand sanitizing points installed throughout the ship
  • Medical-grade cleaning and disinfecting products used onboard
  • Fresh air ventilation throughout the ship

Learn More: Amadeus Health & Safety Protocols

Updates from the River: Q & A with Amadeus in Austria

What is it like going into the ports?  How restricted is it?

During the past cruises in the summer and fall, the ports on our itineraries had not been really affected by restrictions noticeable to our passengers, so we were able to offer all our planned excursions. Passengers would wear masks on the excursion bus and would follow the social distancing rules.  

We understand there are fewer boats on the river – How does that affect the cruise experience?

The fact that fewer boats are on the river has been beneficial as this means less traffic on the river and in the locks which can cause traffic jams and delays. Since there is less traffic, there are fewer ships in ports, making it much easier for passengers to get from and to their vessel.   

Can you share some of the feedback you hear from passengers during this time?

The feedback of our passengers has been overwhelmingly positive. Our guests have appreciated the great effort from our crew to ensure a safe yet memorable cruise experience on board the AMADEUS fleet. 

Amadeus River Cruise Europe

Why should people consider river cruising right now?

River Cruising in Europe offers great benefits, especially in these times: We see as a distinct advantage that river cruise ship operators always had strict hygiene standards in place and clear processes prepared, even before the current Coronavirus pandemic. Our health and safety concept onboard has been proven very effective as it not only keeps passengers and crew safe but also allows for a premium holiday experience for all guests.

Charter Your Own Private River Cruise

Don’t wait to charter an Amadeus river ship in Europe! To learn more about small ships and river cruises, contact the small ship specialists at Landy & Kling. Request a quote, give us a call at +1.786.594.0732 or send an email to

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