Viva Cruises Return to the Water in Germany

If you’re ready to get back in the water, Viva Cruises is ready to welcome you onboard for a short river cruise through Germany.

The cruise companies return to business starts with new four-night cruises in Germany, just in time for the imminent summer season.

Throughout July and August MS Treasures and MS Inspire, two of Viva Cruise’s ships, will embark on short itineraries as part of Germany’s emergence from lockdown. All new cruises will feature all the latest safety and health measures on-board.

Those on board MS Treasures will start and finish their cruise in Frankfurt, sailing along the Main River – the longest river lying entirely in Germany – to explore some of its main attractions. These include the towns of Wertheim (famous for its magnificent half-timbered building); the Bavarian city of Würzburg, surrounded by vineyards; and Miltenberg, home to a stunning old town.

For those choosing the MS Inspire, its cruise along the Rhine river will explore the German wine region of Rheingau. Leaving from Düsseldorf, renowned for its fashion industry and art scene, the ‘Experience Rheingau’ itinerary will be visiting the small towns of Andernach, Boppard, Coblenz (famous for the Deutsches Eck, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine) as well as Oestrich – one of the newer ports served by Viva Cruises and a must-visit for wine lovers.

Both itineraries can be booked from £400 per person in a twin cabin, and each passenger will also receive a credit of £23 to spend on one of the excursions available.

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome guests back in our ships,” commented Andrea Kruse, COO of Viva Cruises. “As well as the short, four-night itineraries along the Main and Rhine rivers, we are launching our very first owned ship, Viva Tiara, at the end of June, which is very exciting news too.”

COVID-Safe Measures

Following the global cornonvirus pandemic, the team at Viva Cruises is taking steps to minimise risk to its guests. These measures inclde:

  • Screening of guests before the start of the cruise by means of a comprehensive health questionnaire from the World Health Organisation.
  • Compulsory temperature checks
  • Reduced number of passengers on board for optimal social distancing
  • Contactless check-in experience
  • Compulsory facemasks on board when walking around the ship
  • Table service for all meals (buffet services removed) and increase of table distance
  • Meals and activities will be arranged in time slots to lower the capacity of communal areas
  • Increased disinfections of public areas
  • Cabins will be disinfected twice a day
  • Doctor on board for health checks and consultations for all guests and crewmembers

All cruises are all-inclusive, which includes full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar, beauty products from luxury cosmetic brand, Rituals, and all tips and gratuities.

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