Your holiday is our top priority! That's why our A-ROSA Care Team always keeps an eye on current developments that could influence our cruises. Since events often occur spontaneously – and can also change or settle at short notice – we always inform you as soon as possible about relevant topics on this page.

Fuel Surcharge

The ongoing global conflicts have led to above-average transportation costs. This is why based on our General Terms and Conditions (§5), we are unfortunately forced to transfer part of the increased fuel prices to the guests on all cruises until the 31st August 2024. The surcharge is calculated monthly based on the current diesel purchase price. Up to the calculated amount of the brochure price, A-ROSA covers the additional costs by itself. The fuel surcharge will only be added once this amount has been exceeded. If the energy market stabilises and diesel prices drop as a result, no fuel surcharge would be added.


Strikes in the public sector or long-distance traffic can have an impact on our journeys. Currently, there are no restrictions due to strikes that we are aware of.

Olympic Summer Games in Paris 2024

During her sailings on the Seine to the Normandy, A-ROSA VIVA also docks in Paris. The 33rd Summer Olympics will be held in Paris from 26 July to 11 August 2024 and the 17th Summer Paralympic Games from 28 August to 8 September. The 35 venues for the competitions are located in the centre of Paris, the Ile-de-France region and other regions of France. This summer is therefore an exceptional opportunity to combine a cruise on the Seine with a visit to the Olympic Games or to have a look at the ongoing preparations before the Games. Further information about the events can be found on the official website

For organisational reasons, the Seine will be closed to navigation throughout Paris from 1 July to 10 September. As a result, A-ROSA VIVA will not have access to its usual berth in Saint Denis during this period. As an alternative, A-ROSA VIVA will call at the nearby port of Le Pecq and welcome guests there. All guests who have booked their arrival and departure via A-ROSA will be taken directly to the ship with transfer buses from the train station or airport. A-ROSA recommends that all guests planning an individual arrival additionally book the transfer. We will have more detailed information on this at the end of February 2024 – from this point onwards you are welcome to contact the A-ROSA Service Centre for additional bookings.

The itinerary for cruises departing between 25 June and 5 September has been optimised to suit the conditions in order to offer a more intensive experience of Normandy. To this end, the stay in Vernon has been extended to include a visit to the artists' village of Giverny with its marvellous garden by impressionist painter Claude Monet as well as Vernon itself. The charming little town has an impressive architectural heritage with the monumental church of Notre-Dame, half-timbered houses and a timber-framed water mill that stands on the pillars of a medieval bridge in the Seine, a 19th century town hall, Bizy Castle and the museum's Impressionist collections. Arrival in Le Pecq usually takes place in the early afternoon of the penultimate day of the cruise, so that excursions or individual tours are still possible in the afternoon and evening.

Water levels

Since water levels vary at very short notice, it may be necessary to adjust the itineraries and if required the ports of embarkation and disembarkation. We are in constant dialogue with the port authorities and respective water management offices along the itineraries. We review the respective conditions for each river stretch between individual ports daily and ensure the safe realization of our cruises. In principle, a cruise is still feasible even if the water level is low. Only beyond a certain point can the course of a sailing not be carried out as planned.


At A-ROSA, the safety and wellbeing of all guests and crewmembers is always our highest priority. We are following the developments in Ukraine very closely and are in constant contact with the foreign port authorities.

Danube: Our Danube cruises start and end in Austria resp. Germany. On the 18-night cruise “Danube Intensive” short passages on the way to the Danube estuary lead along the Romanian-Ukrainian border. We have therefore decided to slightly adjust this itinerary. The A-ROSA ships will no longer call at Tulcea, but instead at the Romanian city of Constanţa, which is located at the south-western Black Sea coast. Thus, we will bypass the Romanian-Ukrainian border zone and sail exclusively in the Romanian part of the Danube Delta, which is not affected by the current situation in Ukraine. All other Danube cruises will be operated as scheduled.


At A-ROSA, the safety and wellbeing of all guests and crewmembers is always our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor current developments as well as official government regulations regarding the corona virus COVID-19.

There are currently no restrictions due to COVID-19 on our waterways. 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

At A-ROSA, the health, safety and well-being of all guests and crew members is always our top priority. For this reason, our A-ROSA Care Team has developed a comprehensive health and hygiene concept, which meets national and international health standards. This concept is continuously adapted to current conditions and regulations. Decisions are always made based on these developments, the official directives of authorities as well as the travel advice of the German Foreign Office according to the motto ‘Safety First’.

Of course, it is possible to sail safely and also have a great time whilst on holiday. You can enjoy our usual friendly service, plenty of relaxation and a great atmosphere on board. Our crew is passionate about creating a wonderful, carefree holiday for you on board.


Vaccination and recovery status

There no longer is any obligation to provide a general proof of vaccination or recovery or a certified negative test result.

Expertise ist das Ergebnis von Fachwissen, Können, Verstehen und Vorstellungskraft, geerdet durch Erfahrung.


  • Gründer und Leiter von Marine Medical Solutions
  • Facharzt für Anästhesie / Intensivmedizin / Notfallmedizin
  • Ehemals Chefarzt einer Klinik für Notfall- und Intensivmedizin
  • Vormals Vice President Medical für Carnival Maritime (verantwortlich für medizinische Versorgung Hochsee)

Weitere Informationen zu Marine Medical Solutions finden Sie hier.


Expertise is the result of knowledge, skill, understanding and imagination, grounded by experience.

Dr. med. Jens Tülsner, MD (CEO) - A-ROSA fleet doctor
  • Founder and head of Marine Medical Solutions
  • Specialist for anaesthesia / intensive care / emergency medicine
  • Formerly head physician of a clinic for emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Former Vice President Medical for Carnival Maritime (responsible for medical care at sea)

Further information about Marine Medical Solutions can be found here.

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