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LOW WATER UPDATE – 2022 SAILINGS ON THE RHINE AND DANUBE – AUGUST 15, 2022:

Due to navigational restrictions caused by low water levels in sections of the Rhine and Danube rivers, we are having to make some adjustments to select cruises to provide you with the best vacation experience and continue to run smooth operations. This includes modified itineraries and ship changes, when needed, while still maintaining your original itinerary as closely as possible.

The moment we have confirmation that your cruise requires a change we will notify you, so you are aware of the modifications (whenever possible, prior to departure). We have been successfully operating the past couple weeks with mostly minor adjustments and are hopeful we can continue to do so as these conditions remain.

We are doing all we can to avoid departure cancellations, but if the experience and itinerary of your cruise is significantly compromised, we will cancel. Whenever possible, we will advise you ahead of time and offer you options for rebooking, alternative itineraries (with adequate compensation), or refunds.

If you are cruising with us in the coming weeks and are inquiring about the status of operation

Water level conditions can change within hours especially when rain/showers are forecasted. Because of the fluid nature of conditions and the unreliability of weather forecasts, we do not modify or cancel cruises until we are certain changes are needed or operation is not possible. This is typically 2-3 days prior to the cruising day that requires the change, although in the case of persistent low water requiring major itinerary changes or cancellations, it could be as early as 5 to 7 days prior to travel. If your departure falls outside of this timeframe, consider the status of your original itinerary unchanged unless otherwise notified by us. We will update all our guests and their travel advisors directly with options.


Avalon Waterways is committed to ensuring our guests travel experience is safe and stress-free. As a part of this commitment, all guests travelling with the Globus family of brands in 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which may include a booster shot to keep vaccination status current and valid depending on your travel destination.

Please check your destination’s entry requirements to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey with the most up-to-date information.

Easy Guide for Travel & Entry Requirements

With international travel resuming, we’ve provided an easy tool to allow you to check the latest requirements and provisions for your travel plans. For specific entry requirements to your chosen destination, simply click on your arrival country under "Where to?" and enter your travel dates.