Current Travel Information

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

We look forward to once again setting sail together with you on the most beautiful rivers and natural landscapes in Europe.

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 based on the official directives and recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, which meets national and international health standards. This concept worked successfully in the past two years and has been adapted to the current conditions and regulations.

We closely follow current developments and recommendations and are in regular contact with the port and health authorities. Decisions are always made based on these assessments, 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 & entry declarations

Guests 12 years and older need one of the following proofs to participate in A-ROSA voyages:

  • Proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 (valid from 14 days to 9 months after the last required vaccination dose or, in the case of successful booster vaccination, from the day of booster vaccination until further notice).
  • Evidence of recovery from COVID-19 (29 days to 6 months after positive PCR test result).

The approved vaccines and the number of vaccination doses required are based on the German Law:
https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/ifsg/__22a.html (German only)

We recommend a digital EU COVID certificate for travelling - either as a printed QR code or as one of the EU-wide connected apps. Please refer to the following page for further information:

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/QANDA_21_2781

We ask you to always take a sufficient number of medical masks with you so that you can change them regularly. In addition, we also recommend carrying FFP2 masks, as in some regions it is compulsory to wear such protection

Please note that for entry into the respective travel areas, entry registration is sometimes mandatory:

France: Guests traveling to France by air transportation have to fill a passenger locator form: https://app.euplf.eu/#/

We kindly ask you to inquire about the current entry regulations of your starting destination before entering the country: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender

Download: Safety Concept

Q&A - frequently asked questions

Before the trip

We look forward to welcoming you on board. You will be in the best hands with us, as we ensure your safety:

  • Tried and tested protection and hygiene concept
  • Free rebooking up to 30 days before departure in the Premium all-inclusive rate

For maximum security, we offer a new Corona cover in cooperation with HanseMerkur. This benefit, which can be added to the travel cancellation insurance, includes coverage of cancellation costs in the event that domestic self-isolation becomes necessary as a result of an official measure or an order by a justified third party. In addition, this insurance also takes effect if, on the day of arrival, access to the ship cannot be granted due to justified reasons. This insurance can be booked immediately when booking, but no later than 30 days before the start of the trip. If there are less than 30 days between booking and departure, the insurance must be taken out within three working days of booking.

You can also benefit from many advantages and additional security by booking your arrival and departure via A-ROSA Flussschiff GmbH. You can find more information about the benefits of our Premium fare here.

In addition, for cruises all guests aged 12 years and older are required to provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination protection OR recovery from COVID-19.Please present your proof when checking in on board. Children up to and including 11 years of age are exempt from the proof requirement.

The health and safety of our guests and crew members is our top priority. We therefore continue to monitor current developments very closely. The basis for a cancellation or rebooking are our general terms and conditions. For guests who have booked the Premium all-inclusive rate, a one-off rebooking of the travel date or ship is possible, free of charge, up to 30 days before the start of the cruise, while retaining the overall package.   

A negative test result is no longer required for travel on the Danube, Rhine, Seine and Rhône. Only on the Douro, a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 will be performed before the start of the voyage due to regional requirements.

During the trip

Due to disinfection measures, our guest can board the ship and check-in from 3 p.m. onwards.

At A-ROSA, the health, safety and well-being of all guests and crew members is our top priority at all times. For this reason, the A-ROSA Care Team, which consists of internal and external specialists, has drawn up a comprehensive protection and hygiene concept based on the official directives and recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, which complies with all national and international standards. In addition, we remind you to observe the cough and sneeze etiquette and to wash and disinfect your hands regularly. We provide sufficient facilities for this on board.

There is no longer an obligation to wear mouth and nose protection on board. Please note that masks are mandatory on public transport and buses, as well as regionally in other areas. Therefore, we ask you to always carry a sufficient number of medical masks and FFP2 masks.

Within the scope of Full BoardPlus, our guests on board receive breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee hour as well as dinner in buffet form. We ask you to disinfect your hands before entering the restaurant.

The SPA-ROSA, sauna, fitness room and pool are open and can be used without restrictions.

As an external guest, you can temporarily board after showing proof of complete vaccination (until 9 months after 2nd vaccination dose) or a booster or recovery from COVID-19.

We are delighted to welcome our youngest guests on board our ships. Please be aware that children 12 years and older need proof of a complete vaccination protection or recovery from COVID-19 when boarding. Children up to and including 11 years of age are exempt from the proof requirement. On family cruises, we are offering our Kids Club programme. We will be happy to inform you about the details on board.

We look forward to exploring Europe's most beautiful cities and landscapes together with our guests on the diverse selection of A-ROSA excursions. The excursions on offer can be reserved without obligation before the start of the cruise at www.arosa-cruises.com/excursions.

The wearing of a mouth and nose protection is compulsory for all guests on the excursion coach. Depending on local regulations, it may also be necessary to wear such protection throughout the duration of the excursion and outside the coach. Our crew and guides will of course familiarise guests with local pandemic containment measures in good time.

The shore excursions can be booked in advance without obligation online at www.arosa-cruises.com/excursions or on board through the excursion host. The excursions for the first port can be booked on board up to 20.00 on the day of arrival and the excursions for the following ports up to 12.00 on the second day of travel. However, we recommend an online reservation to reduce contacts on board. Guests will then receive the tickets conveniently in their cabin.

During the voyage, our guests are welcome to explore the cities on their own. However, it is requested that guests follow local pandemic containment measures.

After the journey

We would like to ask you to pay your on-board bill at the end of your journey using contactless payment methods wherever possible. To do this, simply register your EC or credit card at reception during your stay on board.

This will depend on the requirements of the country you are returning to. Please check the individual travel restrictions for your onward travel destination.

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.

Further information:

All information published on this website has been compiled to the best of our knowledge, but without claim to its completeness or correctness. Should individual formulations be misleadingly expressed, we apologise for this. We stand for national diversity and equal rights for our guests and employees as well as for international cooperation and equal rights for all nations and genders.