Health and Safety Protocols
Updated: January 13, 2023

Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and crew remains of the utmost importance to us. We want to reassure you that we are working with global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world to follow all the most up-to-date health and safety protocols, some of which we have summarized for you below. Our experienced staff and crew have undergone special training and will be advised and guided by a Public Health Officer. As always, our crew will be on hand to take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your much-anticipated river cruise vacation.

Travelers are responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements of each country visited during the river cruise.

Please note: As new information becomes available, the Health and Safety Protocols below will be updated. Further details will be provided in your Electronic Travel Documents prior to departure.

For Our Guests
On Board

Masks remain a personal choice for guests who wish to wear them. AmaWaterways does not conduct Covid testing on board our ships. If a guest self-tests and chooses to report a positive result to us, the protocol is that isolation and wearing a mask is voluntary. However, we will not allow them to take any long-haul coach transfer with other guests.

We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.

Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.

We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air among staterooms.


The air is always fresh and clean as all staterooms, fitness, massage and hair salon areas are equipped with state-of-the-art individual air handling units (AHU) plus fan coil air conditioning units that are located in the ceiling inside the staterooms above the entry area. The main public areas – lounge and restaurants – have their own high-quality air-fog system to continuously ensure cool air.

Our dining service will be compliant with current food and beverage safety recommendations.

Our biking and hiking tours provide wonderful opportunities to enjoy fresh air and exercise. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.

In the event that masks are recommended by local authorities, our onboard gift shops fleetwide will offer a limited supply for purchase.

For Our Crew

All of our crew have certified medical clearance certificate.

On Board

All our crew have participated in in-depth training on enhanced operating protocols led by our experienced corporate Designated Hygiene Officer in consultation with international and national health authorities. Each ship has their own Public Health Officer overseeing all aspects of health and sanitation for guests and crew.

Masks are a personal choice for Cruise Managers and crew members who wish to continue to wear them.

We are continuously monitoring the updates from global health authorities and local governments in the U.S. and around the world. These temporary conditions are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Please contact us with any questions or see our Travel Advisory FAQ.

*Enhanced protocols are subject to change by local authorities and may vary in certain destinations.