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River cruises gain in popularity 

Rostock, 26. August 2020 – Applying a bespoke health and hygiene concept, A-ROSA River Cruises successfully resumed operations in mid-June across its network of European rivers. Since its restart, A-ROSA notices an increase of bookings from guests who traditionally booked ocean cruises but, given the current limitations of ocean cruising, opted for a river cruise instead. 

One of these river cruise novices is cruise blogger Fabian Betzendahl, who spontaneously decided to book an A-ROSA Danube cruise. “River cruising is indeed a great alternative to ocean cruising,” Fabian explains. “The benefits of cruising, such as unpacking once and exploring exciting destinations along the way and listening to the soothing sound of water remain the same. River cruises also offer ample of choice to engage in indoor and outdoor activities and to indulge in gourmet culinary delights. Generally, I cruise on ocean liners, but I thoroughly enjoyed the pleasures of river cruising,” Fabian concludes. 

River cruise lines have the added advantage of utmost route planning flexibility. A-ROSA immediately alters its routing and ports of call to avoid any potential infection risk for its guests and crew, should there be a sudden increase of infection rates in a particular region. Guests’ ability to step ashore and discover destinations either individually or as part of a guided shore excursion is therefore not impacted. 

“The wellbeing of our guests and crew is our highest priority and we are fully aware how critical an effective hygiene concept is,” says Jörg Eichler, CEO A-ROSA River Cruises. “Our stringent health measures provide our guests with peace of mind and allow them to enjoy relaxing holidays on board of our ships. Guests feel safe on board, no doubt an important factor that contributes to the increase in demand for our city and nature cruises,” he concludes. 

For further information on A-ROSA river cruises, please visit www.arosa-cruises.com/au. Agents can also contact aunz.sales@a-rosa.com for more information. Accompanying press material can be found at www.arosa-cruises.com/press

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About A-ROSA
A-ROSA is a premium, European, river cruise company, which was established in 2001 as a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises and is currently owned by UK-based Duke Street, CEO Jörg Eichler, and COO Markus Zoepke. The river cruise line’s twelve vessels explore a wide variety of destinations on the Danube, Rhine/Main/Moselle, Seine, Rhône/Saône and Douro, offering city and nature tours as well as curated themed itineraries.
Providing exceptional choice and flexibility, voyages range from 3 to 16 nights, making it the perfect choice for guests seeking short breaks, as an add-on to any European holiday, and for river cruise enthusiasts looking for comprehensive itineraries. A-ROSA’s vessels offer outdoor grill stations, bars, lounges and restaurants in a relaxed environment, contemporary and spacious outside cabins with a combination of windows and Juliet balconies and luxurious balcony suites, complete with on board pool or whirlpool, board shop, beauty & massage centre, gym, panorama sauna and relaxation area and outdoor features such as putting green, shuffleboard and giant chess.